Rams get off to flying start

Thursday, September 5, 2019
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Photos by Alastair Baker
Out in space Red Lodge’s Elijah Reynolds (88) catches a pass from Austin Heimer and turns towards the Sweetgrass County goal line to make it 28-7 Red Lodge.

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By Alastair Baker

News Editor


As an emphatic a win I’ve seen by the Red Lodge Rams. This was a joy to watch as the team spun trap after trap against a bemused and befuddled Sweetgrass County to hand them a 42-14 clouting.

After a cautious and tight opening that saw neither team advance much either way, it was Sweetgrass who opened the scoring with 4 mins left of the 1st quarter as Braedon Stosich found himself in acres of space to touchdown from a 24-yard run. 

It had an immediate effect on Red Lodge who took control of the game and with 11 seconds of the 1st to go Finnegan Davis touched down off a five-yard run. Jay Graham’s follow up kick was good.

It was one-way traffic after this with the Rams not allowing Sweetgrass much time or room on the field of play. 

Red Lodge started the second quarter as they left the first, getting a 2nd touchdown after 52 seconds when Braden Tomlin ran through to score off a 28 yard run. Graham again collected the extra point.

Tomlin was at it again 6 minutes later with a 10 yard run to give the Rams a nice cushion of 21-7. 

They were coasting at this point and completely dominant. 

All their hard work paid off again with another timely touchdown, 15 seconds from half time, by Elijah Reynolds off a pass by Austin Heimer. Graham completed the job with the extra kick. 

This was a psychology blow to Sweetgrass who now had a mountain to climb at 28-7 down.

The Rams put in some game management time in the 3rd but even then found time to grab another touchdown with Davis claiming it and Graham kicking to make it 35-7.

Sweetgrass made a slight dent in the Ram’s excellent evening performance scoring a consolation second with under five minutes of the game left. 

Just for good measure Jay Jetmore restored the 28-point lead with another late touchdown, 19 seconds before the buzzer, off a 32-yard run. Graham maintained his 100 percent kicking record to make it 42-14.

The Ram ran for a total 430 yardage to Sweetgrass’s 269, and completed 13 of 22 passes. Rushing figure blew away Sweetgrass at 270 to 108. The Rams took 23 first downs to Sweetgrass at 12

In rushing Heimer had one touchdown for 146 yards, Jetmore one for 88 yards, Davis 2 for 76 yards, and Tomlin 2 for 72 yards. 

In receiving Reynolds 1 touchdown for 58 yards, 

In defense Heiner and Tomlin made one interception a piece, with Preston Ehrlich making one sack. 

Red Lodge play at Columbus, Sept. 6. 








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