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2007 Glacier WolfPack Football - A Season of History and New Traditions

The opening of Glacier High School has given a special group of football players the opportunity to take part in establishing new traditions and become a part of history that will forever be remembered.

First Ever Class AA Football Game - Friday, August 24th, 2007 vs Butte High Bulldogs
The Glacier WolfPack football team began their historical journey by taking the field against the Butte High Bulldogs on Friday, August 24th, 2007 at Legends Stadium. The following is a list of "firsts" from that contest.
First Coin Toss - Shay Smithwick-Hann and Kramer Wilson
Elected team captains Shay Smithwick Hann and Kramer Wilson won the first ever coin toss in WolfPack history and elected to defer to the second half.
First Kickoff - Taylor Graham
Taylor Graham followed Butte's decision to receive the opening kickoff with a booming kick pinning returner Michael Ueland on the 4 yard line where he promptly slipped and fell.
First Tackle - Taylor Graham
On the first play from scrimmage, Butte QB Michael Hawbaker rolled right to pass and finding all of his receivers covered, took off upfield with the football. Taylor Graham came up to make the first ever tackle in Glacier WolfPack football history forcing Hawbaker out of bounds.
First Pass Completion, Reception and First Down - Shay Smithwick-Hann to Taylor Graham
On the first ever offensive play from scrimmage, WolfPack QB Shay Smithwick-Hann rolled right and found Taylor Graham open up the right sideline for a 15 yard gain and the first ever first down in Glacier WolfPack football history.
First Sack - Tim Dick and Jake Criner
On the 4th series for the WolfPack defense in the second quarter, defensive tackle Tim Dick and defensive End Jake Criner knifed through the Bulldog offensive line on 3rd down sacking QB Michael Hawbaker and forcing the first ever opponent punt in WolfPack history.
First Interception - Garrett Connors
Middle linebacker, Garrett Connors hustled to a deflected Bulldog pass and dove to make the first ever interception in WolfPack football history. Garrett also ended up totaling an amazing 21 tackles for the game.
First Touchdown - Shay Smithwick-Hann
In the middle of the 3rd quarter after the WolfPack had driven to the Bulldog 6 yard line, WolfPack QB Shay Smithwick-Hann faked a run to the right and rolled to his left. Finding all of his receivers covered, he tucked the ball, ran over one defender and dove into the end zone scoring the first ever touchdown in WolfPack football history.

More Historical Firsts From the First Ever WolfPack Football Season.....

First Ever Program Victory - Tuesday, August 28th, 2007 - "Green" Team 20 @ Libby JV 13
The first ever football victory in program history was earned by the "Green" team, a mixture of sophomores and some juniors, who traveled to Libby on Tuesday, August 28th and won a hard fought 20-13 decision over the Libby JV. The WolfPack freshmen then followed that up with another program victory on Thursday, August 30th, with a 26-12 win at Columbia Falls versus the Wildcat freshmen and sophomores.

First Class AA Road Game - Friday, August 31st, 2007 @ Bozeman Hawks
On Friday, August 31st, 2007, the young Glacier WolfPack football boarded the bus for their first ever Class AA road contest traveling all the way to Bozeman to face the Bozeman Hawks. Considering that the longest game trip most of the young sophomores on that bus had ever taken was to Ronan or Eureka, they performed quite admirably forcing Bozeman to take 15 plays, almost 7 minutes and convert two 4th downs on their first drive to score.

First Forced Fumble and Fumble Recovery - Matt Cope and Nate Dennison
Friday, August 31st, 2007 @ Bozeman Hawks
In the 2nd quarter versus Bozeman, punter Shay Smithwick-Hann boomed a high punt to Bozeman returner Brent Lohman who was immediately swarmed by a host of WolfPack players. Matt Cope came in to jar the ball loose and force the first fumble in WolfPack history and Nate Dennison, who was the first man on the scene to receive credit for the tackle, recovered it.

First Passing Touchdown and Reception - Shay Smithwick-Hann to Kyle Montini
Friday, September 7th, 2009 vs Hellgate Knights
On the first offensive play of the second quarter versus Hellgate at Legends Stadium, WolfPack QB Shay Smithwick-Hann fired a bullet over the middle to TE Kyle Montini who made the catch on the 1 yard line and took it into the end zone for the first ever receiving touchdown in WolfPack history.

Go to the WolfPack Program History page as the tradition grows.