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Blue Hawks complete perfect regular season

by Clark Fork Valley Press
| October 27, 2021 12:00 AM

The Thompson Falls Blue Hawks wrapped up an undefeated regular season Thursday with a 56-14 win over Troy.

Quarterback Eli Ratliff ran for two touchdowns and threw for another as the Blue Hawks improved to 9-0.

They led 42-0 after the first quarter, invoking the Mercy Rule and a running clock.

Nathan Schraeder got things started with a 44-yard run. He kicked the first of his four extra points.

Trae Thilmony then scored on a 2-yard run and Ryan Bucher caught a 50-yard TD pass from Ratliff. Ratliff followed with two TD runs, 9 and 19 yards.

Josh Wilhite found the end zone on a 7-yard TD pass from Bryson LeCoure. Keinen Williams joined the scoring parade on a 44-yard. The first of two extra point kicks by Jeffrey Mennon made it 49-0 at halftime.

LeCoure scored the Hawks’ only TD in the third quarter on a 79-yard run.

Thompson Falls has outscored its opponents 487-108.

The Blue Hawks will host Circle in a first-round 8-man state playoff game this weekend, Saturday, Oct. 30.

In other 8-man football action:

MISSION 64, PLAINS 0

The Horsemen ended the season 0-6 after a lopsided loss to the Bulldogs Friday night. Mission improved to 6-2.

ARLEE at SUPERIOR, cancelled

The Bobcats ended the regular season at 5-2 and will open the state playoffs at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 on the road at Park City.