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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.
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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 ketlet111@gmail.com.

MONTANA TOP STARS

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.)