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Wolves take down Copperheads, open league play Friday against Boulder

The Three Forks High School football team wrapped up non-conference play in impressive fashion with a 48-7 road victory on September 15 at Anaconda.

The Wolves came out strong, scoring on their first offensive play on an 85-yard touchdown pass from Shane Williams to Colten Hayder. Williams would find Hayder again moments later with a 44-yard scoring strike, putting Three Forks up 14-0 with 8:21 left in the opening quarter.

Williams would score a third Wolves touchdown in the opening quarter on a 23-yard run to give Three Forks a 20-0 lead with 4:15 left in the first quarter.

Wolves Head Coach Connor Sullivan said it was a great start to the game, but they have to clean up the penalties on both sides of the ball.

“That’s going to be a big focus going into this week…We have to be better in that aspect,” he said.

It was a big night for Hayder, who had seven receptions for 215 yards and three touchdowns. Sullivan praised the play of the senior standout.

“Colten played a great game all around. He’s big, strong, fast, and physical. We wanted to get him going early, and it carried throughout the game. He’s another playmaker we have on the team and a big part of what we do,” Sullivan said.

Tallyn McCauley scored for the Wolves on a 24-yard rushing touchdown, and Trevor Davis had a two-yard touchdown run.

Williams finished with 238 yards passing and three touchdowns. He had 115 yards rushing and a score, with four tackles and an interception on defense. Sawyer Andersen also had an interception for the Wolves.

Jack Hayder had three sacks, and Kanon Reichman added one. Cole Sloan led the team in tackles with 12, with Andersen and Jack Hayder finishing with eight. McCauley and Reichman each had six tackles, and Pestel and R.J. Pyfer had five.

Three Forks (3-1) will open conference play with a Friday night home matchup against 3-1 Jefferson High School.

“It should be an electric atmosphere next Friday night. We will need another fantastic week of practice and preparation, then we will let the chips fall where they fall,” said Sullivan. “The kids are excited, and the staff is excited. This is why you play the game, go out and compete, and give great effort while doing so.”

 
 
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