2017-10-08 / Sports

Rams win shoot-out over MM on Homecoming Night


Montrose’s Devante Bedford (9) cuts through a hole for a 46 yard touchdown run to put the Rams up 21-15 at the half in Friday’s Homecoming game. Bedford finished the night 102 yards on 13 carries. 
Photo by Keith Salisbury Montrose’s Devante Bedford (9) cuts through a hole for a 46 yard touchdown run to put the Rams up 21-15 at the half in Friday’s Homecoming game. Bedford finished the night 102 yards on 13 carries. Photo by Keith Salisbury MONTROSE – A determined Mt. Morris football team did its best to spoil Homecoming Night for Montrose last Friday night, but the Rams persevered to pull out a 49-30 win and officially stamp their ticket to the upcoming state play- offs.

Dennis Reinhart’s squad notched its sixth win of the season, the magic number to qualify for the post-season, against just one loss.

But it wasn’t easy as the visiting Panthers amassed nearly 400 yards of offense and led by a point as late as the fourth quarter.

“This was not pretty, but you have to tip your cap to Mt. Morris because they came in here and played with a lot of heart,” said Coach Reinhart. “Their athleticism showed and it might have taken us aback a bit at times. They broke a couple of tackles for big plays and they are talented, but our kids didn’t cave in by any means and we came up with some big plays of our own.”


Ram Kyler Thompson (15) heads for the endzone after catching a pass from quarter­back Bobby Skinner. 
Photo by Keith Salisbury Ram Kyler Thompson (15) heads for the endzone after catching a pass from quarter­back Bobby Skinner. Photo by Keith Salisbury Montrose amassed 357 yards on offense and did not commit a turnover in the contest.

Freshman quarterback Bobby Skinner and senior receiver Kyler Thompson had plenty of big plays for the Rams on offense as they each tied a school record by hook­ing up for five TD passes on scores of 20, 40, 18, 22 and 12 yards. Skinner also ran for a 29-yard score as did Devante Bedford, who found the end zone from 46 yards away in the second quarter.

Montrose led just 21-15 at intermission and trailed with 10:47 left in the contest, 30-29, before running off the final 20 points of the contest.


Ram defender Trevor Briggs hauls down the Mt. Morris ball carrier in Friday’s win over the Panthers. 
Photo by Keith Salisbury Ram defender Trevor Briggs hauls down the Mt. Morris ball carrier in Friday’s win over the Panthers. Photo by Keith Salisbury Bedford rushed for 102 yards on 13 carries and Skinner gained 83 yards on 10 tries to account for most of Montrose’s rushing yardage.

Defensively, Adam Stiverson came up with a key interception in the second half and TJ Briggs had a big INT early on.

Briggs had eight solo tackles in addition to his interception while Brandon Gross turned in six solos and two assisted stops. Stiverson recorded four solos and two assists to go with his interception and Connor Robinson posted six solos along with an assist.

“Now it is back to work to get ready to go to play a tough Goodrich team on Friday,” commented Coach Reinhart. “We can’t look too far ahead and we just have to prepare for week eight at this point.”

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