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Montana high school football: Top stars, best performances in Week 9 of 2021 fall season

Individuals who stood out on a busy ninth weekend.

The final week of the fall 2021 Montana high school football regular season featured performances that solidified playoff spots for some teams and helped others earn their spots.

Here’s a quick look at some of the top stars and best individual performances reported in time to be included here.

Note: Entries are based on information provided by coaches, statisticians, media members and high school football fans. Don’t see any details for your team’s game? Email some notes and/or stats to Doug at


Michael Deleon, Billings West RB: Ran for 113 yards and a touchdowns in a 35-3 victory over Bozeman that won the West.

Pat Duchien Jr, Florence-Carlton QB: Accounted for 388 yards of total offense, completing 15 of 20 passes for 322 yards and three touchdowns while adding 66 yards and two more scores on 16 carries in a 63-26 victory over Bigfork.

Colton Graham, Polson WR: Caught eight passes for 101 yards and a touchdown in a 38-24 victory over Whitefish as the Pirates finished the regular season unbeaten.

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Caleb Hren, Big Sky QB: Completed 19 of 28 passes for 263 yards and four touchdowns in a 34-6 playoff-clinching victory over Flathead.

Kaden Huot, Helena QB: Completed 21 of 35 passes for 253 yards and three touchdowns in a 21-7 victory over cross-town rival Capital that locked down the No. 3 seed to the playoffs from the East.

Chase McGurran, Helena WR: Caught nine passes for 141 yards and two touchdowns in a 21-7 victory over Capital.

Louis Sanders, Big Sky WR: Caught nine passes for 163 yards and three touchdowns in a 34-6 victory over Flathead that put Big Sky into the playoffs.

Garrett Stone, Great Falls WR: Caught three passes for 122 yards and two touchdowns in a 35-21 victory over Russell that earned them the No. 3 spot to the playoffs out of the West.

Jarrett Wilson, Polson QB: Responsible for 338 yards of offense with 191 yards passing and three touchdowns, completing 17 of 24, while rushing for 147 yards and two scores on 23 carries in a 38-24 victory over Whitefish.

(Photo courtesy of Pat Duchien Jr.)