Football to take on Great Falls in first round of divisionals


Hollin Keintz, Editor-In-Chief

According to head coach Matt Johnson, all things considered, it’s been a relatively good season.

“Our kids show up and compete in every game. Many times we are outnumbered and out sized, but we never backed down and are complemented by other teams for it,” Johnson said.

The team also made the playoffs this year, taking on Great Falls in Great Falls tomorrow night for the first round of divisional play.

“I am most proud of our team’s resilience,” Johnson said. “Everyone kept a positive outlook through thick and thin. This can be difficult, as it’s easy to become a neigh sayer. Each week they came to work at practice and continued to get better.”

Johnson praised the many seniors on the team, commenting on their leadership skills and owning their positions.

Johnson specifically mentioned Louis Sanders, with two games with 10 catches and over 100 yards receiving. Cole Sandburg had multiple 100 plus yard rushing games.

“Another one who really had a great year was Isaac Ayers,” Johnson said. “On offence, defense, and punt return, he has made a mark. Dawson Raulston has also played great all season and exemplifies a Big Sky footballer.”

Johnson was especially gratified to win against Flathead last week, guaranteeing a spot in the playoffs, a yearly goal.

Going into the game, coach said, “We have to stop their quarterback. He may be the best all around athlete we have seen all year. If we can stop their run game and especially him in the run game, we will have a great opportunity to beat them.”