Saratoga senior Noah Rimmer has signed to play football at Montana Western starting in the fall.

Rimmer is a two-time all-state and all-conference lineman and linebacker for the Panthers. He helped Saratoga to a 3-5 overall record in Class 1A-9 Man last fall. The Panthers were 2-4 in the East Conference.

Rimmer finished with 118 tackles and 203 total defensive points in the 2020 season. He had nine tackles for loss, recovered four fumbles, and had one pass breakup. Rimmer led the 1A-9 Man division with 25.4 defensive points per game. He averaged 14.8 tackles per game from the linebacker position. On offense, Rimmer caught 48 passes for 1060 yards and 14 touchdowns. He also had one rushing TD.

During his junior year, Saratoga played 6-man football. Rimmer had 85 tackles and 176 total defensive points. He had five tackles for loss and five sacks. Rimmer also recovered four fumbles, had two pass breakups, and blocked one kick. On offense in 6-man, Rimmer caught 34 passes for 730 yards and 10 touchdowns. He also had one rushing TD.

Rimmer was also an all-state and two-time all-conference basketball player for Saratoga. He helped the Panthers win the 2020 Class 1A Boys Basketball State Championship. It was their first in school history. Rimmer averaged 12.7 points and 9 rebounds per game during the title season. Saratoga finished second in the 2021 season. This past season, the senior averaged 8.6 points and 5.9 rebounds per game.

Rimmer also competes in track and field. In 2019, as a sophomore, he finished second place in the Class 1A shot put. His best toss was 44-9. That earned Rimmer all-state honors. He also competed in the discus and ran a leg on the third-place 4x100 meter relay team and fifth-place 1600 sprint medley relay team. Saratoga took fifth in the team standings.

Courtesy: Logan Wright, SMHS

The University of Montana Western is located in Dillon, MT. The Bulldogs compete at the NAIA level and play in the Frontier Conference.

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