The Cut Bank Wolves are playoff bound, going into the Class B Championships as the fourth seed from the Northern Division. Cut Bank dropped their regular season finale against Malta last weekend, 28-6, and finished the regular season 3-5.
The Mustangs got on the board first last weekend and took a 6-0 lead after the first quarter. Malta scored once more in the first half and led 12-0 at the half. Andrew Andersen got loose for a 52-yard touchdown in the third quarter and put the score at 20-6 at the end of three quarters. Cut Bank was unable to close the gap in the final stanza and Malta took the 28-6 victory.
“We played well for the first three quarters but weren’t able to finish,” said head coach Dylan Johnston. “When you play good football teams you have to be able to take advantage of opportunities and we didn’t do that in the fourth quarter. Austin Vanek and Cody Racki had key interceptions for us and Colten Barsness and Vanek ran the ball very well.”
Cut Bank will take on Manhattan this Saturday at 1 p.m. in the first round of the Class B Playoffs. Manhattan is 8-0 on the season and the top seed from the Southern Division.
“We have to be better in all three facets of the game this week, offense, defense and special teams, in order to set ourselves up for victory against a very tough Manhattan team. We are looking forward to the challenge and I am proud of the boys for getting themselves into the playoffs.”