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Montana Tech Claims Frontier Championship in Win Over Southern Oregon

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Courtesy: Montana Tech Sports Information

Montana Tech is the Frontier Conference Champion once again after defeating Southern Oregon 38-27.

The Orediggers finish the regular season at 9-1 and have won their ninth straight game.

Montana Tech led 17-13 at the half against the Raiders.

Montana Tech trailed by a field goal early before Quinn McQueary tossed a 30-yard touchdown to Chris Kelly in the first quarter.

Southern Oregon drove the field again but couldn't find the endzone settling for a Marcus Montano field goal again.

Nolan Saraceni scored early in the second quarter on a one yard run to give the Diggers a 14-6 advantage. Derrick Holt added a field goal late in the half to put Montana Tech up 17-6.

Southern Oregon scored a touchdown before the half and after the half to give the Raiders a 20-17 advantage.

Montana Tech's Quinn McQueary added another passing touchdown and a rushing touchdown to his already impressive day to give the Diggers the lead in the second half. McQueary finished the day 21-for-31 for 333 yards and two passing touchdowns. McQueary also rushed for 65 yards and a touchdown.

Nolan Saraceni added another touchdown to his total punching in a short run late in the third quarter. The touchdown was Saraceni's 40th rushing touchdown of his career. Saraceni finished the day with 99 rushing yards on 22 carries.

Dion Williams caught eight passes for 133 yards and a touchdown while Kolby Kansala added three grabs for 54 yards.

Gunnar Kayser led Montana Tech with six tackles and registered his seventh interception of the season in the victory.

Montana Tech will likely host a home playoff game next weekend on Bob Green Field. The official NAIA matchups will be announced tomorrow and updates will be provided by Montana Tech Athletics.

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