The Montague football team came prepared to stop the surging Hart Pirates in a West Michigan Conference matchup in Montague on Friday night.

The Pirates came in with an unblemished record of 2-0 and were feeling inspired.

Montague’s Dylan Everette rushes from the backfield. Photo/Leo Valdez

Unfortunately, the Pirates ran into the reigning state champion Wildcat defense and a four touchdown performance by running back Dylan Everett.

Montague blanked Hart 35-0 at home.

The Wildcats deferred to Hart on the opening kickoff and did not look back. The Cats found the endzone with 5:53 left in the first quarter on an Everett 6-yard run.

The Montague defense quickly got the ball back into the offense’ hands and the Wildcats were rewarded with another Everett run, this time from a yard out.

Montague took a 21-0 lead into halftime on a 17-yard scamper from the workhorse, Everette.

Quarterback Andrew Kooi got into the scorebook in the third quarter with a 13-yard touchdown.

Everett completed the scoring with a 14-yard rushing TD, making the final score of the game with 3:35 left in the third quarter.

Everett finished with 147 yards rushing on 17 attempts and Adam Baird had 72 yards on nine attempts to lead Montague’s groin attack. Kooi was 10 of 15 passing for 144 yards. Tugg Nichols was Kooi’s main target, making seven catches for 116 yards. 

Montague was led on defense by John Greiner with six tackles. 

Montague is now 2-1 on the season and 2-0 in West Michigan Conference action. The Wildcats will have their hands full in Week 4 when they take on Oakridge.

LSJ photographer Leo Valdez was on hand to catch action. Check out shots from the night.