MILES CITY -- Having been to a few of these summer all-star practices over the past few years, I'm always amazed out how quickly the teams seem to come together. This year's Montana football team for the annual Knights of Columbus Badlands Bowl is no different.
Montana all-stars Will Weyer of Bozeman, Trevor Hopf of Billings Skyview and Ben Herzog of Miles City talk about the week of preparation for Saturday's Badlands Bowl against the North Dakota all-stars.
MILES CITY -- Troy Purcell called it “an honor and a privilege” to be selected as coach of the Montana football all-stars in the 21st Knights of Columbus Badlands Bowl, but the perks that come with the job are just as inviting.
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HAMILTON -- Josh Bauder threw two first-quarter touchdown passes, and Hamilton held on for a 24-21 victory over Polson in the first round of the State A football playoffs.
MILES CITY -- Holden Ryan rushed for 180 yards and two touchdowns as No. 2-ranked Billings Central defeated Eastern A rival Miles City 49-13 on Friday night at Connors Stadium.
Can Laurel beat Billings Central?
For Billings Central, there was no peering ahead to this week’s rivalry matchup with Laurel, a potential 1-vs.-2 meeting of Class A football titans.
Miles City was on the verge of handing rival Billings Central another crushing playoff loss Saturday afternoon.
And then there were four.
LAUREL — Mike Ludwig might have made the best game-time decision in the history of game-time decisions.
Most of the Class A and B teams begin conference play this weekend, and both classes feature a matchup of top five teams facing off on Friday. In the 6- and 8-Man ranks, two games in each class pit top 10 teams against each other.
With four of the top six teams in the current Class A football poll, the Eastern A was bound to have its share of showdown-type games this season.