Wolf Point Herald

Forsyth Puts Boots On The Ground, Traps Wolves With 43-8 Loss

It was boots on the ground under Saturday night lights in Forsyth, Aug. 29, with the Dogies recording a 199-yard ground assault counting six touchdowns that thwarted the Wolves with just eight points in the non-conference season opener.
Southern 3B Forsyth (3-2, 6-3 in 2014) amassed four touchdowns on 51 rushing yards, an 80-yard kick return for another score and a 68-yard punt return for a touchdown.
Northern 2B Wolf Point (2-2, 4-5 in 2014) scored once on a passing play in the third quarter.
Forsyth defense seemed to stop the Wolves in their tracks.
Wolf Point won the coin toss and took the first possession on their own 22-yard line only to end up punting the ball into the hands of Forsyth’s Tristan Rogers who ran a 62-yard return putting the Dogies on the board early.
The second Wolf Point possession also ended with a punt and another first-quarter Forsyth scoring drive. An unsuccessful faked 31-yard field goal attempt by Hunter Blackwell allowed the Wolves to take over on downs on their own 14-yard line. The result was the same with Wolf Point punting the ball and Forsyth scoring on a third scoring drive in the first stanza. Quarterback Caleb Knoche recorded the touchdown on a 34-yard run. A good kick by Blackwell made the tally 14-0 with: 25 seconds remaining in the quarter.
Forsyth kept punching with two more successful scoring drives in the second quarter. An attempted 2-point conversion failed and the halftime tally was 27-0.
Coming out of the intermission, Forsyth received and started on their own 24-yard line. The drive went more than 70 yards deep into the red zone. The Dogies fumbled but recovered for a 4-yard loss. Luke Webber carried the ball nine yards into the end zone for Forsyth’s fifth score of the game.
Wolf Point junior Brady Babb recovered a second Forsyth fumble at the 26-yard line with a little over four minutes to go. A 4-yard rush by Cole Grandchamp made it second and six on the 22, giving the Wolves their best field position of the game. Wesley Weeks carried for two yards, Grandchamp for eight and Logan Nefzger for one giving the Wolves a first down. A 16-yard touchdown strike from quarterback Babb to Morty Manning and a completed 2 point conversion by Babb put the wolves on the board and brought the deficit to 26 points.
Elation by Wolves fans lasted 23 clock seconds as Rogers answered with an 80-yard kick return.
In the fourth quarter, the Wolves gained an opportunity with 99 yards to go following a Forsyth turnover on downs on the 1-yard line. Officials struck down a 49-yard run by Weeks, whom they said was actually down after 16 yards. Forsyth scored once more on a safety late in the fourth quarter.
Individual statistics for Wolf Point players was not available.
When the two teams last met, Forsyth thwarted the Wolves for a 39-0 loss at home, Sept. 19, 2014.
The Wolves will host Southern 3B Baker (3-2, 6-4 last year) for the first game night at Lowry Field Friday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m.
The Spartans crushed the Wolves 48-0 at Baker last year.
The Wolves will visit Colstrip Friday, Sept. 11, and then host the Poplar Indians for the WPHS Homecoming game Friday, Sept. 18. The Indians will play their first varsity season after playing junior varsity only for several years.
Statistics
Wolf Point  0   0  8  0 – 8
Forsyth    14 13 14  2 – 43
1st Quarter
F: Tristan Rogers, 55 punt return (Hunter Blackwell kick)
F: Caleb Knoche, 34 run (Blackwell kick), :25
2nd Quarter
F: Luke Webber, 1 run (conversion failed), 10:16
F: Webber, 8 run (Blackwell kick), 3:49
3rd Quarter
F: Webber, 9 run (Blackwell kick) 7:48
WP: Manning, 16-yard pass from Babb (Babb conversion complete), 2:43
F: Rogers, 80-yard kick return (Blackwell kick), 2:20
4th Quarter
Forsyth safety

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Lady Wolves At Choteau Invite

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In the first photo, Wolf Point’s Loverty Lindsay defends during a match at the Choteau Invite Saturday, Aug. 29.  Ashtyn Hentges is also pictured.  The second picture is Kelsie Neubauer returning the ball.  Results from Wolf Point’s first volleyball outing of the season were not made available. The Lady Wolves host Baker Friday, Sept. 4.   (Photos by Connie Neubauer)

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Poplar Drops Football Opener In Sidney

The Poplar Indians dropped their season opener 36-16 to the Class A Eagles junior varsity at Sidney Saturday, Aug. 29.
The Indians were playing their first Class 2B varisty football game in several years after playing JV only.
Poplar hosts the Forsyth Dogies for the home opener Friday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m.

Sidney JV 36, Poplar 13
Poplar       7   0  6  0—13
Sidney JV  0 22  8  6—36

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City Recreation Baseball Awards

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Wolf Point’s recreation baseball and softball program presented postseason awards to teams and players Thursday, Aug. 20, in the Wolf Point High School auditorium. Mayor Chris Dschaak presented the awards to the many youth who enjoyed the summer program.  (Photo by John Plestina)

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Wolves Reload For 2015 Opener After Good Scrimmage Showing

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The Wolves looked good in their scrimmage Saturday, Aug. 22. They are preparing for the season opener at Forsyth, Saturday, Aug. 29, at 7 p.m. There will not be a zero week game this year. Pictured are running back Wes Weeks (74) breaking a tackle and receiver Kenny Boos (14) with a big gain.   (Photos by John Plestina)


Armed with a new offensive scheme, the Wolves are reloaded for the 2015 season opener at Forsyth Saturday, Aug. 29, after a good showing at a scrimmage Saturday, Aug. 22.
The Southern 3B Dogies (3-2, 6-3 in 2014) are hosting Northern 2B Wolf Point (2-2, 4-5 in 2014) for the non-conference opener, scheduled for 6 p.m.
When the two teams last met, Forsyth thwarted the Wolves for a 39-0 loss at home, Sept. 19, 2014, but that was before the Dogies lost several top players to graduation and changed head coaches.
The Wolves also have changed head coaches with the departure of Bruce Knerr, who is now coaching at Livingston. Knerr led the Wolves for several seasons. The Wolves have also undergone personnel changes with the departure of several of last year’s senior starters. Junior Brady Babb has moved into the quarterback slot.
“I don’t know what they [Forsyth] have. They have a new head coach and they graduated a few key players,” Wolf Point head coach Brett Scott said.
“It will be kind of like they don’t know what we will do and we don’t know what they will do,” he said.
Despite having their best season in several years, the Wolves fell short of making it into postseason play last year. Scott is determined to take the Wolves deep into the playoffs this year.
He said the Wolves looked good at the scrimmage, but a little sloppy during the second part of the scrimmage.
“I just think, for us trying to put in a new offensive scheme, it went well,” Scott said.
“Everybody played well. The defense played well. Overall they did well,” he said.
The Wolves will host Southern 3B Baker (3-2, 6-4 last year) for the first game night at Lowry Field Friday, Sept. 4, at 7 p.m.
The Spartans swamped Wolf Point 48-0 at Baker last year and sent several wounded Wolves home with injuries that sidelined some for the next one or two games.
The Wolves will host Colstrip Friday, Sept. 11, and then host the Poplar Indians for the WPHS Homecoming game Friday, Sept. 18. The Indians will play their first varsity season after playing junior varsity only for several years.

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