Big Horns roll, 75-0
On a gorgeous afternoon in Big Sky last Saturday, the Lone Peak Big Horns hosted the St. Labre Indian Catholic school in a matchup of teams looking for their first victory. It didn’t take the home team long to get on the scoreboard, recording a safety on the initial series of the game. The Big Horns took the ensuing free kick and immediately marched down the field with freshman fullback Pierce Farr plunging in from 8 yards out for an 8-0 lead barely 90 seconds into the game.
The Big Horns rolled through the first quarter led by senior back Austin Samuels who continually found the end zone. Samuels rushed for three touchdowns and caught a 19-yard TD strike from senior QB Frankie Starz. Starz ran ragged through the SLIC defense scoring from 25 yards out on a broken play, while he expertly directed the Big Horn offense. At the end of the first quarter, LPHS was up 40-0 and the running clock was on.
On this day, freshman back Hunter Strauss exploded onto the scene with three long touchdowns of over 30 yards! Strauss gathered a free-kick from St. Labre after a safety, found the sideline and streaked 55 yards to the end zone. He also found pay dirt on a fly sweep from the wide receiver position and a sweep from the tailback position. Head coach Adam Farr, “Hunter is one of the most explosive freshmen we have had at LPHS!”
Possibly the largest eruption from the home crowd came when senior Ryker Potter bowled into the end zone from one yard out. It was the first touchdown of his high school career. Potter, senior co–captain, has been a fixture on the offensive line since he became a starter in the first game of his freshmen year.
The Big Horn defense was stifling! The defensive line was dominant led by senior co-captain Nick Wade, Potter, sophomore Aidan Miler and freshman Isiah Holst. In addition to the three safeties, the defense recorded interceptions by sophomore Bennet Miller, Farr, Strauss and Samuels. Pierce Farr also recovered a fumble.
The home team rounded out their scoring with two-point conversion throws from Starz to Miller and Samuels as well as two-point run by Samuels. Sophomore Jacob Bryant converted his first ever extra point kick and Samuels added two more.
The Big Horns host the Park City Panthers this Friday night (Sept 20) at 7 p.m. The Ophir Miners have their first home football game at 4 p.m. that day.