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Adam DeBruyckerBy Troy Shockley, Helena IR / Photo by Thom Bridge, Helena IR

There’s been a fair amount of change in Adam DeBruycker’s collegiate career. But, at the center of it all, there’s always been football. A multi-sport standout during his time at Choteau High School, DeBruycker starred in football, along with wrestling and track. A first team all-district running back as a junior, he made it first team on both sides of the ball as a senior, adding defensive back to the list. The District 1B MVP his senior season, he left Choteau with more than 2,000 rushing yards.

He was just as successful on the mat, going 36-2 that winter before finishing third at the state wrestling meet. He was three times an All-State wrestler and once All-State in track, earning an even dozen letters by the time he was through. 

From Choteau, DeBruycker went to Missoula, redshirting his freshman season with the Griz. But he would soon decide to make a change – last summer leading him to Carroll.

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Billings, Mont. – Anthony Clarke had 10 catches for 180 yards and two touchdowns and Dustin Rinker racked up 135 yards and a touchdown on the ground to lead the No. 7 Carroll College Saints to a dominant 33-8 road win over No. 5 Rocky Mountain.

The Saints scored first when Mac Roche found Colter Rood open for the 6-yard touchdown pass with 3:42 left in the in first quarter to give Carroll a 7-0 lead.

It looked like the game would live up to the billing as the NAIA Game of the Week when Rocky Mountain answered with a 1score of their own just three minutes later.

RMC QB Bryce Baker hit Cole Cattelan for a 13-yard score. The Bears went for two and took an 8-7 lead with 34 seconds remaining in the first frame.

Rinker found the endzone on an 8-yard run with 3:31 left in the first half. The Saints went for two and failed but took a 12-8 lead that they would not relinquish.

After a three-and-out the Saints scored again on a 30-yard reception by Clarke giving Carroll a 20-8 lead at the break.

The Saints added a pair of field goals by Matt Wiest in the second half. He hit from 27 yards out with 5:40 to play in the third quarter and from 19 yards out with 11:26 to play in the game.

Carroll capped off the scoring with a 51-yard touchdown catch by Clarke in the fourth quarter.

The Carroll defense was a big part of the game. Before Saturday’s game the Battlin’ Bears averaged 377 yards per game.  The Saints held them to 218 yards including just 35 yards rushing.

The Saints dominated time of possession with31:10 compared to 16:50 for the Bears.

Roche was 18-24 for 251 yards and three touchdowns.

With 135 yards on 27 carries, Rinker surpassed the 4,000-yard mark for his career. The senior from Riggins, Idaho is on pace to break Chance Demarais’ all-time career record of 4474 yards.

James Dowgin led Carroll with eight tackles and Shayne Durbin added seven. Dakota Amy had the lone sack for the Saints. It was good for a loss of 10 yards.

The Saints have a bye week before hosting Montana-Western on Oct. 4 at 1 p.m. for homecoming.

Helena, Mont. – Saturday’s NAIA Game of the Week pitching No. 7 Carroll College (1-1) against No. 5 Rocky Mountain (3-0) will be broadcast statewide by Lyons Productions of Helena.

Peter Young will be the play-by-play announcer and Former Rocky Athletic Director Bobby Beers will provide color commentary.

The game is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Herb Klindt Field in Billings.

Fans can watch the broadcast live in the Helena, Kalispell, Butte, Bozeman, Great Falls and Helena Markets and on a tape delay in Billings, following the Montana State-Eastern Washington game.

The game will also be available on the ESPN Montana network on 94.9 ESPN Radio Helena, 99.9 ESPN Radio Great Falls and 102.9 ESPN Radio Missoula, as well as  

Listed below is the channel information for each market.






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The seventh ranked Fighting Saints take on the fifth ranked Rocky Mountain College Bears in the NAIA Game of the Week, Saturday at 1 p.m. at Herb Klindt Field in Billings. 


The Saints are 1-1 and are coming off of a 38-10 home victory over Montana Tech. 


It is the first home game for Rocky. The Bears earned victories on the road against Dickinson State (40-21), Montana-Western (37-30) and MSU-Northern (36-18).



Mac Roche passed for 264 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Carroll offense while the Saints defense held the Diggers to just 226 yards en rooute to a 38-10 win over Tech. 


Dustin Rinker led the Saints with 77 yards rushing and a touchdown. Anthony Clarke, Dylan Simac and Jorda Pine all caught touchdown passes. 



The Battlin’ Bears are ranked No. 5 in the country. Last week they defeated MSU-Northern 32-18 in their third-straight road game.


Bryce Baker was 17-22 for 250 yards and a touchdown to lead Rocky. The Bears tallied two special teams touchdowns. Anthony Carrion returned a blocked field goal for a touchdown in the third quarter and Cedric Foster had a 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.



2014 marks the 100th anniversary of Carroll Athletics. The Saints have tallied 42 conference championships and six national titles. 

By Troy Shockley Helena IR

After a season-opening loss, the news wasn't a surprise: Carroll College dropped five spots in in the NAIA Top 25 poll, released Monday afternoon. The Saints, who rebounded with a big win over rival Montana Tech on Saturday, slid from No. 2 to No. 7 in the poll. It is the first of the regular season, and marked the 170th consecutive appearance for the Saints.

The poll also highlighted just how strong the Frontier Conference is expected to be this season, with three other squads ranked — including three in the Top 10.

Leading that group is undefeated Rocky Mountain College, which moved up four spots to No. 5. It is their highest ranking since being in the same position in the 1999 preseason poll. Southern Oregon rocketed up the list after upsetting Carroll two weeks ago. The Raiders will enter the weekend ranked No. 9 after starting the year at No. 22.

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