The Chinook Sugarbeeters fell to the Fort Benton Longhorns by the final score of (54-36). The Sugarbeeters had game planned to face Cade Ball at quarterback, who started in last season’s (24-12) defeat, but were surprised as the Sugarbeeters were unable to stop the ground attack of Fort Benton. Sophomore quarterback Truman Giese got the start and that allowed head coach Monte Giese to flex Ball out to running back. The two combined for eight touchdowns in the ballgame. The Longhorns led the entire game and were able to get a spark from Ball, whose first two carries resulted in touchdowns and totaled 81 yards.
Chinook got contributions on the night from Landen Beck on a 2-yard touchdown rush in the second quarter to cut the deficit to (20-8), as well as quarterback Ryan Bell, who found the Nordboe brothers, Jameson and Jackson (Jackson was voted Homecoming King at halftime), for receiving touchdowns. Kohen Sullivan had another special teams touchdown for the Beeters and Owen Davies scored his second fourth-quarter touchdown of the season as he ran for 39 yards on the ground.
But it was too much of Fort Benton on the ground and the Longhorns were up by as many as 33 points. The Beeters fell to 1-3 on the season and will head back on the road on September 30th to take on Broadus in Lavina.