GREAT FALLS — Just what kind of night was it for Great Falls against the Ridge Spring-Monetta Trojans in the second round of the Class A playoffs Friday night.

A 27-point second quarter for the Trojans told the story.

Great Falls intercepted a pass near midfield, and on the next play the Red Devils fumbled the ball. During the play a referee’s whistle blew the play dead, and he players came to an abrupt halt.

Jared Crute but picked up the ball and trotted in the other direction. He then noticed the play was alive and ran to the 5 yard line before being tackled.

Two plays later Travious Wigfall scored the first of three touchdowns on a 6-yard run. After that the route was on with the Trojans cruising to a 56-12 victory.

“The outcome of the controversial call was crucial, but it did not alter the outcome, said Great Falls head coach Ken Schofield. “They played better, came off the ball better, and executed better than we did.”

Wardlaw 44 Carolina Academy 28

Wardlaw advanced to the eight-man state championship game with a victory over Carolina Academy. Wardlaw moved to 10-2 on the season and will take on King Academy next Friday.

The Patriots rushed for 496 yards and six touchdowns. Holten Manley rushed the ball 18 times for 199 yards and Rashard Coates rushed for 173 yards and three touchdowns. He also had an interception in the game.