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By Jack H. Smith
Three Forks Voice 

Wolves drop home opener, face Manhattan Friday


September 11, 2019

Trentin Nimmick makes the tackle against Deer Lodge. Voice photo by Jack H. Smith

The Three Forks High School football team will look to pickup their first win of the season when they travel Friday for a road conference contest against rival Manhattan.

The Wolves fell in their season opener 33-0 in a rainy home contest last Friday against Deer Lodge.

Three Forks would start strong on the defensive side of the ball and stop the Wardens on their first four possessions of the game including a goal line stop midway through the first capped off by a Trentin Nimmick interception.

Deer Lodge would not find the scoreboard until the 5:26 mark of the first half with an interception return for a touchdown. The Wardens would score once more before half to take a 13-0 lead into the break.

Head coach Connor Sullivan said he was extremely proud of the defense and they played fantastic and kept the Wolves in the game in the first half.

"I loved how the kids competed and played on that side of the ball," he said.

Nimmick nearly had two interceptions in the first half with a ball falling through his hands in the first quarter.

"He's (Nimmick) a senior leader and captain. He seems to have a knack to always be around the ball. He's a huge help in our defense anchoring that back end and on offense he runs good routes and has great hands," Sullivan said.

On the offensive side of the ball, Sullivan said the team needs to relax and just go play football.

"Obviously, yes it's tough when the weather is like that. But that's something we can't control. What we can control is our communication and execution. That will be a major focus this week is just fine tuning the small things and the big things will take care of themselves," Sullivan said.

The game Friday will be the conference opener for both teams and Sullivan is excited for the opportunity to play the Tigers.

"Manhattan traditionally has always been tough. It will be a great atmosphere for our kids and we will see if we can keep getting better week by week," he said.


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