The state quarterfinal week of the fall 2021 Montana high school playoffs featured some fantastic standout performances.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
MONTANA TOP STARS
Michael Deleon, Billings West RB: Ran for a school-record 305 yards on 31 carries, and scored five total touchdowns in a 49-28 quarterfinal victory over Capital.
Colton Graham, Polson WR: Caught 13 passes for 200 yards and three touchdowns in a 49-28 quarterfinal victory over Billings Central.
Cade Holland, Helena RB: Ran for 116 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries in a 42-7 quarterfinal victory over Bozeman.
Joey Michelotti, Capital QB: Completed 15 of 27 passes for 219 yards and three touchdowns in a 49-28 quarterfinal loss to Billings West.
Kyson Moran, Laurel QB: Accounted for 278 yards of total offense, completing 17 of 23 passes for 172 yards and a touchdown, while adding 106 yards and another score rushing in a 34-17 quarterfinal victory over Frenchtown.
Luke Oxarat, Jefferson RB: Ran for 145 yards and two touchdowns in a 42-0 quarterfinal victory over Whitehall.
Jake Rendina, Glacier RB: Ran for more than 100 yards and three touchdowns, plus added a two-point conversion run in a 35-26 quarterfinal victory over Butte.
Devin Shelton, Frenchtown WR: Caught eight passes for 113 yards in a 34-17 quarterfinal loss to Laurel.
Luke Sullivan, Capital RB: Ran for 148 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries in a 49-28 quarterfinal loss to Billings West.
Jarrett Wilson, Polson QB: Accounted for 492 yards of total offense, completing 31 of 47 passes for 400 yards and six touchdowns (to set the new single-season state record at 47) while adding 92 yards rushing on 20 carries in a 49-28 quarterfinal victory over Billings Central.
Bryson Zanto, Bozeman WR: Caught 10 passes for 107 yards in a 42-7 quarterfinal loss to Helena.
Tim Zohner, Hamilton RB: Ran for 176 yards and a career-high five touchdowns on 13 carries in a 52-13 quarterfinal victory over Custer County.
(Photo courtesy of Jarrett Wilson)