Titans blanked by Ennis on the road
ENNIS – It was a potential make or break game for the Flint Creek Titans season Friday, and the Mustangs may have just broken it.
Ennis won its Homecoming tilt over Flint Creek 35-0 to advance to 5-0 and remain atop the South Central Division standings.
The Titans fall to 2-3 and are now tied for fifth place in the division standings with Cascade, Lone Peak and Seeley Swan. Flint Creek will need help if it is to avoid missing the postseason for the first time in its history as there are four teams ahead of them with Simms the only one they haven’t played.
The Mustangs drew first blood with a touchdown in the opening stanza and adding a second before period’s end. They tacked on nine more in the second, courtesy of a touchdown and a field goal.
Flint Creek tried to regroup and threatened on several occasions, but could never punch the ball over the goal line.
Ennis added two more scores in the second half to secure the victory.
When asked what had to be done to get Flint Creek moving back in the right direction, Head Coach Jason Ostler responded with, “Get some first downs.”
The Titans never could get the ball moving in the loss, collecting 28 yards in the air and six on the ground for a net total of 34 yards on offense.
Quarterback Kadin Graveley was 2-for-10 passing, hitting Eric Pitcher with both completions.
Logan Hauptman led Flint Creek defensively with nine tackles and five assists, followed closely by Austin Knoeller with seven solo stops and five assisted. Trey Phillips logged six tackles and a QB sack, while Wyatt Daniels got five stops and an interception.
The Titans will get a chance to get back into the win column this coming week when they host Cascade at Drummond High School. They’ll then get a second dose of home field advantage when the face off with Sheridan October 6.
Flint Creek – 0/0/0/0 – 0
Ennis – 12/9/6/8 – 35
Scoring plays unavailable.
NOTEBOOK – Ennis’ 35-0 win marks the first time in the history of the Titans that they have been shut out in a regular season game. … The only other time Flint Creek has been shut out was in the 2022 quarterfinal loss to Belt, 48-0. … The back to back losses suffered by Flint Creek to Manhattan Christian (9/15) and Ennis (9/22) marks only the second time the Titans have lost back-to-back games. The first occurrence was in 2016 when they fell at Arlee to the Warriors September 2 (42-28) followed by a defeat at the hands of the Charlo Vikings in Philipsburg September 9 (54-6). … With three losses this year Flint Creek has now tied its worst regular season performances with three losses in 2016 & 2019.