Loggers roll past Whitefish for season-opening win

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  • LIBBY’S DAWSON Young fights through the Bulldogs defense Friday night in Whitefish. (Daniel McKay/Whitefish Pilot)

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    LIBBY’S JEFF Offenbecher rises for the touchdown reception early during the Logger’s 31-0 thrashing of Whitefish on Friday. (Daniel McKay/Whitefish Pilot)

  • LIBBY’S DAWSON Young fights through the Bulldogs defense Friday night in Whitefish. (Daniel McKay/Whitefish Pilot)

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    LIBBY’S JEFF Offenbecher rises for the touchdown reception early during the Logger’s 31-0 thrashing of Whitefish on Friday. (Daniel McKay/Whitefish Pilot)

The Libby Loggers got their 2019 season off to a great start, beating Whitefish, 31-0, Friday on the road.

Jeff Offenbecher and Dawson Young both scored two touchdowns and Chandler Bower booted a 20-yard field goal to go with four PAT kicks as the Loggers cruised to a Northwest A Conference victory.

Offenbecher had a 16–yard TD catch from Jay Beagle and ran 93 yards for another.

Young had touchdown runs of 2 and 4 yards.

Young finished with 125 yards on 28 carries. Offenbecher had four carries for 115 yards.

Beagle completed 7 of 10 passes for 100 yards.

Devin Beale topped Whitefish offensively with 125 yards rushing on 28 carries.

Libby had 478 yards total offense to Whitefish’s 176.

The Loggers scored on their opening possession, driving 77 yards and ended with Beagle throwing a 16-yard touchdown pass to Offenbecher.

They followed that up on their next possession with 1-yard touchdown run from Young to go up 14-0.

Later, Whitefish moved the ball down to the Libby 7 on the strength of a 50-yard run by Devin Beale.

Penalties moved the Dogs back, but they made it back to the 6 for fourth down. Even after a second chance caused by a Libby pass interference, the Dogs couldn’t convert.

Libby answered a few plays later to make it 21-0 when Offenbecher sprinted down the left sideline for a 92-yard touchdown. The Loggers ended the first half with a short field goal by Bower to take a 24-0 lead at the half.

The Loggers got on the board one more time early in the fourth, when Young found the end zone for a second time on a 4-yard sweep.

Whitefish hosts Polson next Friday while Libby travels to Browning.

Libby 14 10 0 7 — 31

Whitefish 0 0 0 0 — 0

L — Jeff Offenbecher 16 pass Jay Beagle (Chandler Bower kick)

L — Dawson Young 2 run (Bower kick)

L — Offenbecher 93 run (Bower kick)

L — Bower 20 field goal

L — Young 4 run (Bower kick)

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