Coming Home with a victory

On the eve of Mott-Regent’s homecoming week, the Wildfire beat the Raiders to go 3-1 midway through the 2015 season.

(Left to Right) Carter Honeyman, Queen Haley Hill and King Tyler Eggers ride on a float during the homecoming parade for Mott-Regent. (PHOTO BY COLE BENZ | The Herald)
(Left to Right) Carter Honeyman, Queen Haley Hill and King Tyler Eggers ride on a float during the homecoming parade for Mott-Regent. (PHOTO BY COLE BENZ | The Herald)

On the eve of Mott-Regent’s homecoming week, the Wildfire beat the Raiders to go 3-1 midway through the 2015 season.

The Richardton/Taylor/Hebron Raiders may have been a bit sluggish coming off a brief hiatus after a diagnosed case of MRSA hit the team.

Never-the-less the Wildfire came out on all gears.

Through the first quarter, the Wildfire were up by a score of 14-6. Junior Brady Wegh ran for two scores and senior Brett Messmer caught a pass from Wegh on a two-point conversion play on the second score.

Richardton/Taylor/Hebron’s Denver Colgrove scored to give the Raiders 6 points through the first quarter.

Colgrove opened the second quarter with a 7-yard run, bringing the Raiders to within two points of the Wildfire.

The Wildfire would score three more times to take a commanding lead heading into the halftime break.

Mott-Regent’s Chance Roth capitalized on a Raider miscue and picked up a fumble and ran it 27 yards for the score to open up the half. Wegh had a successful 2-point conversation run.

Raider Abe Axtmann caught a pass from Brendan Butterfield to get one  in the end zone. The same two hooked up for a successful 2-point conversion.

In the fourth quarter Cosgrove ran 12 yards for another Raider score. This was the last of scoring plays for either team.

Wegh ran for three touchdowns and 196 yards for the Wildfire while throwing for 276 yards on 7-18 passing. Hunter Crist caught two passes for 30 yards and a score, while Messmer caught three passes for 27 yards. Josh Wallace ran 12 times for 134 yards.

Denver Colgrove lead the Raiders in a big way with 282 yards on 29 attempts while accounting for three of the Raider scores.

Homecoming Week

Homecoming Week at Mott-Regent was held a little earlier than normal. The school was victim of an odd football schedule and was only booked for three home games. But the timing didn’t take away from the festivities.

Nominated for homecoming royalty on the girls side were Kaitlyn Duncan, Haley Hill, Alyssa Myers, Lexus Patton and Madeline Vesledahl. On the boys side nominees were Brodie Ambers, Travis Anderson, Josiah Billock, Tyler Eggers and Carter Honeyman.

Hill was crowned queen and Eggers was crowned king during coronation ceremonies on Wednesday, September 9.

The theme was military appreciation, spirited by the fact that the football team would don military inspired jerseys.

The jersey program is sponsored by the military and they have uniforms for various sports including football and hockey. A school can submit to wear them for a game and when a school is picked they get the privilege of using them for one game before being returned to the military for use at another school.

It was time to dress up time, each day was selected as a different theme with Tuesday being class color day. Wednesday was camouflage/military day, Thursday was designated as salad day and Friday was school color day.

The parade kicked off the week of celebrating on Friday at 2:30 and the floats made two trips down Main Street for the crowd.

Floats were modeled after the military, and of course, some harmless jabs at their opponent for the evening football game.

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