The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By Jack H. Smith
Whitehall Ledger 

Streaking Trojans win third straight


October 21, 2020

Whitehall High School seniors carry U.S. Flags onto the field prior to last week's game against Three Forks. Photo by Jennifer Hoerauf

After a scoreless first quarter of their Friday night matchup against Three Forks, the Whitehall/Harrison High School football team exploded in the second quarter with 21 points on their way to a 42-8 senior night victory.

The Trojans would open the scoring with 8:45 left in the half on a 15-yard Brody Becker touchdown. On their next drive, Whitehall would score this time through the air on a 40-yard touchdown from Miles Hoerauf to Flint Smith. They would push the lead to 21-0 at half after a 20-yard Evan Wagner touchdown with 37 seconds remaining in the quarter.

"We got off to a slow start. We had a good idea that Three Forks was going to load the box and try to stop the run game. It made it difficult to throw also starting off with the wind in our face. Our defense did a great job and we were able to open it up in the second," said head coach Dan Lacey. "We talked about staying the course. Our players did that. We broke open some big runs and complimented it with some big pass plays to create some offensive balance."

Hoerauf had another huge night for the Trojans finishing 16 of 27 passing for 290 yards passing. He also had 10 carries for 104 yards and a touchdown.

Brody Becker was once again huge for Whitehall finishing with 10 carries for 104 yards and two touchdowns.

Jennifer Hoerauf

Pictured is senior Flint Smith.

Junior Brendan Wagner had a monster night at receiver with eight catches for 144 yards and a touchdown. Smith added five catches for 103 yards and a touchdown.

"I thought our players did a great job of sticking to the game plan. We were able to win the 1 on 1 battles and that really opened up the middle of the field for us to get some big runs plays," Lacey.

With a playoff berth clinched, the Trojans (4-2) will wrap up the regular season Friday night at Big Timber.

"We have to continue to play solid defense, value the football on offense and limit turnovers, and win the field position battle. The weather is starting to change so I think this game with be won in the trenches. This is always a fun road trip and should be a great game Friday night," Lacey said.


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