Titans still perfect after 64-12 drubbing of Clark Fork
DRUMMOND – It wasn’t the same team that the Titans faced a year ago on opening night, but for some of the guys the win was a sweet way to gain redemption.
Flint Creek struck early and often as they posted a convincing 64-12 victory over Clark Fork in Drummond Friday night. The Titans advance to 3-0 on the year with the Mountain Cats dropping to 2-2.
“Revenge a little bit,” said senior Preston Metesh. “We spent all summer in the weight room and it really helped.”
The flip proved to be the last thing that visiting Clark Fork would win all night. After giving the ball back to Flint Creek on downs just 85 seconds into the game, the locals needed just two minutes to find pay dirt. And who else but senior running back Kade Cutler got the scoring started, pounding his way to a 23-yard scoring run at 8:27 to play in the opening stanza.
Yeah, that’s right – running back.
Sophomore Andrew Tallon started the game under center, throwing everyone a little out of kilter – including the Mountain Cat defense. After several plays in the series, Cutler moved back under center and eventually carried the ball in for the score and a 6-0 lead.
Less than 90 seconds later, The Titans had the ball back and Preston Metesh scored on a one-yard dive. Tallon added the point after run and run the score to 14-0.
One more Cat possession and the Titans were back at it. At 3:22 Cutler had a 41-yard scoring run called back when a teammate was flagged for an illegal block. But with 1:22 to go in the period Metesh got his second score of the game on a seven-yard run, a 22-0 lead and the route was on.
“We’re going to find out where we’re really at next week at Charlo,” said FC Head Coach Mike Cutler of his team’s win. “Charlo can match our athleticism and it’s on the road. I’m not sure where we’re at yet. The last two weeks our Tuesday and Wednesday practices have not been as focused as they need to be. I told them today in the huddle at some point that’ll bite ya. If you’re not focused, you’re not getting better.”
Kade Cutler added an interception and a 14-yard scoring run before halftime, and was coupled with a third Metesh score for a 44-0 margin at halftime. But the highlight of the half was a 48-yard scoring pass from Cutler to Leyton Wagner to open the period.
After the homecoming courts were announced, the Flint Creek reserves took center stage. Avery Metesh collected a touchdown run and Tallon connected with Cooper Bradshaw for the first of two scores on the night. Their connection in the third was for three yards while their fourth quarter TD was for 42.
Clark Fork scored once each on the third and fourth quarters, but it was far too late to make a difference.
As Mike Cutler mentioned, Flint Creek will now turn its sights toward Charlo and the Vikings next week. At present the Charlo School District is limiting fans to games with two tickets to all visiting underclassmen and four tickets for senior families. Any updates on crowd attendance will appear on the www.FlintCreekCourier.com.
Clark Fork – 0/0/6/6 – 12
Flint Creek – 22/22/12/8 – 64
8:27 FC Cutler 23 yard run TD. Pass failed.
6:35 FC PMetesh 1 yd run TD. Tallon run.
1:27 FC PMetesh 7 yd run TD. Cutler run.
11:41 FC Cutler 48 yd pass to Wagner TD. Cutler run.
10:12 FC Cutler 14 yd run TD. Cutler to AMetesh pass.
5:30 FC PMetesh 1 yd run TD. Pass failed.
8:53 FC AMetesh 2 yd run TD. Run failed.
2:31 FC Tallon 3 yd pass to CBradshaw TD. Pass failed.
0:00 CF Mask 23 yd pass to Plakke TD. Run failed.
5:11 CF Plakke 8 yd pass to Miller TD. Run failed.
2:25 FC Tallon 42 yd pass to CBradshaw. Tallon run.