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Bulldogs football defeats Lights

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The University of Montana Western beat the University of Montana State-Northern in a Frontier Conference matchup Saturday at Vigilante Field. By Wally Feldt The University of Montana Western football team beat the University of Montana State-Northern, in a Frontier Conference matchup, 24-13. The Bulldogs came out firing and scored touchdowns on their first and second drives of the game. Montana Western sophomore quarterback Michah Mamiya connected with wide receiver Craigh Cornelius through the air for both scores. Montana Western’s defense held the Lights to a single touchdown scored with 24 seconds left in the first half. Northern received the second half kickoff and went four and out. On the ensuing drive, Bulldog Charlie Dotson scored on a three yard run to up the lead 21-7. On the next drive, the Lights drove the ball to the Bulldog three yard line, where Montana Western’s defense held them for no points. With 6:14 left in the fourth quarter, Lights quarterback Jeff Van Nest connected on a nine yard scoring play to wide receiver Matt Stuart. After a four play, nine yard drive, Bulldog kicker Aukkarapong “Yim” Sribenjakul sealed the game with a 27 yard field goal, with 1:48 left in the fourth. Mamiya went 12-18 for 83 yards and two touchdowns. Bulldog Deryk Van Zee led the team in receptions with nine for 59 yards. Cornelius had 60 yards receiving and two touchdowns. Dotson led the Bulldog offense in rushing with 65 yards on 23 carries. Defensively Montana Western had three players with six total tackles; Stewart Peterson, Curtis Quigley and Coltin Weber. Weber also led the defense with one interception. Van Nest threw for 151 yards, one touchdown and one interception on 13-31 passing. Garrett Hamons led the Lights in receiving with six catches for 20 yards. On defense Northerns Justin Montelius and Kelly Wade both had eight tackles to lead the Lights. Next Weekend the Bulldogs host Carroll College and the Lights host Eastern Oregon University. — MONTANA WESTERN —