CALMING THE STORM

Wildfire take down Grant County/Flasher, remain undefeated through three games

Hunter Crist (#2) jukes against a Storm defender. The Wildfire defeated Grant County/Flasher 64-34. (PHOTO BY COLE BENZ/The Herald)
Hunter Crist (#2) jukes against a Storm defender. The Wildfire defeated Grant County/Flasher 64-34. (PHOTO BY COLE BENZ/The Herald)

By COLE BENZ | Herald Editor
cbenz@countrymedia.net

The Wildfire have won three straight games to open their 2016 campaign. The latest win, a scoring feast against Grant County/Flasher, resulted in the Wildfire beating the Storm 64-34 to open their season at home.

Josh Wallace (#30) eludes a tackle against Grant County/Flasher. The Widlfire have won their first three games this season. (PHOTO BY COLE BENZ/The Herald)
Josh Wallace (#30) eludes a tackle against Grant County/Flasher. The Widlfire have won their first three games this season. (PHOTO BY COLE BENZ/The Herald)

It was a little nerve-racking for the crowd early as the Wildfire marched down the field to the 1-yard line. But they fumbled and it was recovered by the Storm.

Grant County/Flasher then took the possession and took it all the way down for the first score of the game. Connor Marion ran it in form the 10-yard line. Lance Wells converted the two-point play on the ground.

The Wildfire quickly turned things around though, with two scoring runs of 79 and nine yards by Josh Wallace to finish off the first quarter.

The Wildfire put the game away between the third and fourth quarters, when they scored four unanswered touchdowns, which included an 87-yard kickoff return from senior Brady Wegh.

Wallace would account for 214 rushing yards, while Wegh would rush for 130. Teddy Mayer also added 60 rushing yards on only two attempts for Mott-Regent.

Wegh threw for 180 yards which included a 28-yard pass to junior Hunter Crist. Crist finished with 132 receiving yards on four catches.

The Wildfire travel to face off against fellow regional foe Richardton-Taylor-Hebron on Friday, Sept. 9. The Raiders are coming off a loss to Glen Ullin/Hebron at home 54-30

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