SCAMPERS AWAY — Cowboy freshman running back, number 21, Maverick Habets cuts away from a CMR defender in last Monday’s 44-42 win. Clark Judisch punched in the winning score with less than a minute to play in the game. I-O Photo by Buck Traxler
Behind the running of junior tailback Blake Underdahl, and quarterback Shane Larson the Cowboys moved their record to 3-0, getting Coach Mick Morris a 34-20 win.
It was Tristen Diedrich, a junior wideout who gathered in a seven yard pass fromLarson for the early score and lead. Larson ran in the two-point PTA for an 8-0 lead.
Underdahl scored the first of his two TDs on the night in the scored quarter off a one yard scamper. He also added the two-point PAT and the Cowboys 16-0 lead held up through halftime.
The Cowboys gained 335 yards on the ground. Larson and Underdahl both picked up 160 yards. Larson had 20 carries and Underdahl touched the ball 24 times. Workhorse Brandon French ran five times for 15 yards.
On the passing side, Larson was 3-8 with one TD and no picks for 27 yards. Hunter Mycke, Underdahl and Diedrich all caught one pass.
The Wildcats came alive in the second half of the contest and put 20 points on the score board, but the Cowboys added 18 of their own for the win.
Underdahl’s third score came off an electrifying 85 yard kickoff return in the fourth period and sophomore Maverick Habets, a wide receiver raced 42 yards for a score.
On the defensive side, French was in on nine tackles. Underdahl was in on six, Diedrich four with a pick, and Logan Gouchenour was also in on four tackles.
Friday the home boys are back on the road with a game in Choteau their first conference game of the season. “They may be the most balanced team we’ve seen so far,” said Coach Morris.
It is the first of four tough conference games in a row for Conrad, the other two being Cut Bank and Shelby, which are home contests. Glasgow looms right over the horizon.
With 92 points scored so far this season, the Cowboys are averaging 24 points a game. A good defense is allowing only 11 points for their opponents.
Choteau is averaging right around 20 points a game on the offense and their defense is giving up only 10 points a game.
Look for a close contest with the Cowboys edging Choteau to move their record to 4-0.