The Bitterroot Blaze made Rocky Mountain Football League history Saturday night by winning the “AA” Championship in Caldwell, Idaho.
Bitterroot jumped out to a 20-6 lead at the half and cruised to victory 33-18 the final.
Not only did the Blaze give the Matadors their first loss of the season, but Bitterroot became the first team to ever win the championship game as the visiting team.
The victory was thanks in large part to the efforts of their veteran quarterback Shane Jurasek, who finally won a title after 13 years of competing in the RMFL. Jurasek completed 17 of 28 passes for 249 yards and three scores. He also got the job done with his legs as he ran for 48 yards and another score.
Saxton Coorough led the receivers with eight catches for 115 yards and two TDs. Former Montana Griz basketball player Ceylon Elgin-Taylor had four catches for 74 yards and a touchdown. Corbin Newbary added 61 receiving.
The Blaze finish the season with ten wins to only one loss, the same record that the Matadors will close with.
The win was the first title for the Blaze since they took down the Missoula Phoenix in the 2007 championship.