Searching for its first Class AA win, Belgrade kept its match scoreless for the first 20 minutes.

Then Billings Senior scored 21 minutes into the contest. Then Senior established a rhythm the Panthers couldn’t stop.

Then Senior rolled to a 5-0 win at Belgrade on Friday. Panthers head coach Jeff DeBuse said the Broncs was too big, physical and creative as they received each of their goals from a different player.

Belgrade just couldn’t handle it, DeBuse added.

“Just a tough night against a tough team,” he said. “We weren’t able to ever really get in a rhythm to create some good chances throughout the game, but that’s just how it goes in soccer sometimes.”

The Broncs entered intermission up 3-0. DeBuse said by that point it was too tough to come back from.

DeBuse noted the Panthers (0-3, 0-3 Eastern AA) had a handful of opportunities to score. But they couldn’t convert on those chances.

“It’s frustrating because we work on it at practice quite a bit. We just have to do a better job creating opportunities we can capitalize on,” DeBuse said. “That’s something we can work on moving forward.”

Colton Pool can be reached at or 406-582-2690. Follow him on Twitter @CPoolReporter.