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. 








Upcoming Events

  • Monday, September 16, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Meets every Thursday, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation, 122 S. Hauser. It is open to all. 425- 1755.
  • Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Clarks Fork Group meets at St. Joseph’s Catholic Hall, north end of Montana Avenue, Thursday at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, September 20, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.
  • Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 11:30am
    Ross Orchards, located at 111 North Street in Fromberg, is proud to announce the opening of a farm stand this Fall. The orchard will be open Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sundays noon - 5 p.m. starting Sept. 21 and closing Oct. 13. The orchard is working in conjunction with the Last Chance Pub and Cider Mill and Red Lodge Ales to offer fun, family-friendly events.   Every weekend apples, fresh apple cider pressed with apples from the orchard, apple pastries, local honey, food, hard cider, and beer will be available.  There will also be pumpkins and a variety of local produce for sale. Additionally, each weekend will have a different event. Sept. 21 - 22 – Cider and Salutations yoga 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Sept. 28 – A farm to table dinner at 5 p.m. catered by the Last Chance Pub’s chef Kevin McNourlin. The dinner will feature local foods paired with cider. Contact info@lastchancecider.com to reserve seats (limit 40) Oct. 5 - 6 - Kidz Dayz. Bounce house, pumpkin carving, face painting and tractor rides through the orchard. Oct. 12- Orchard run 5k. A family-friendly run/walk through Ross Orchards. Visit redlodgeales.com/orchard-days to sign up. Sam Hoffmann, President of Red Lodge Ales, remarked, “it has been fun to get to know John, Laura, Hilary, and Elizabeth Ross over the last ten plus years. Together we have pruned, picked apples, and made cider on a home brew level and now commercially. We are proud to share our work with the public.” John Ross, owner of Ross Orchards, adds, “The orchard has always been a source of pride and happiness for me.  Our family has enjoyed working with Sam and Lindsey Hoffmann and their employees. We look forward to the success of Orchard days.” Contact for more info: John Ross 406-671-9614, johnwalkerross@gmail.com; Sam Hoffmann 406-425-4607, sam@redlodgeales.net; Lindsey Hoffmann 406-425-3734, lindseyhoffmann406@yahoo.com  

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