On Sierra’s opening possession, quarterback Preston Eklund threw an interception, and Butte took advantage it with a Kyle Lindquist 39 yard touchdown pass to Riley Potthast. The Roadrunners scored again later in the first quarter Lindquist to Jace Villapania 37 yard touchdown pass to go up 14-0.
Butte went up 21-0 before Sierra scored their first touchdown. In the second quarter replaced quarterback Preston Eklund, who was struggling for freshman Qyntyn Pilcher. Pilcher led the Wolverines to their first touchdown of the game with a 47-yard bomb to Marcus Smart. But Sierra’s defense could not stop Butte’s offense to try and attempt a comeback.
Butte’s quarterback, Kyle Lindquist threw for 314 yards and five touchdown passes. Also, the Roadrunners ran for 169 rushing yards on the ground and had 488 yards of total offense for the game. The Wolverines struggled to convert on third downs going 1 for 10. Not converting on third downs hurts your defense, because they will always be on the field. Butte had the ball for 38:07 minutes to Sierra’s 21:53 minutes.
Key Players For Sierra
Qyntyn Pilcher Quarterback
Pilcher came into the game and played pretty well. He threw for 204 yards and passed for three downs. The Wolverines started moving the ball pretty well when he came into the game. It will be interesting to see if he gets the start next week.
Calvin Robinson Running Back
Robinson did well with his limited touches. He ran for 60 yards on 11 carries on a 5.5 yard per rush average. He also added two catches for 26 yards. Robinson could not get many carries because the Wolverines fail behind early.
Matt Smart Receiver
Smart led the Wolverines in receiving with four catches for 66 yards and had one touchdown. His touchdown catch was a 47-yard touchdown pass, Sierra’s first of the game.
Clayton Macauley led the defense in tackles with five tackles and seven assists. Elan More added six tackles and four assists. Cornerback Trevion Shadrick-Harris forced a fumble and had four tackles and four assists himself. Luz “Angel” Hernandez and Tyree Jackson added one sack apiece.