It was the dog days of summer in 1969 and the Butte Central football team was working up a sweat practicing for the upcoming season.
HAMILTON — University of Montana football fans may want to make plans for Friday nights in Hamilton this fall.
A new mascot, a new name, where games would be played and longtime rivals finding peace are all concerns for a potential Butte Central-Anaconda high school football co-op, but the resounding note of concern for both sides is player numbers and safety.
DILLON — Hamilton head football coach Bryce Carver is in just his second year at the helm. Dillon head coach Zach McRae is in his first. But when the two look across the field at each other Friday night in their meeting that will decide the Southwestern A title, there’s much more history there than their three combined years show.
BUTTE — A year ago at this time, a 3-0 Butte Central Maroons squad was preparing for its rivalry game with the Class A power Dillon Beavers.
DILLON — Much has changed since the Dillon Beavers last took the football field.
GREAT FALLS — In a back-and-forth game, highlighted by outstanding offensive and defensive plays by the best senior football players in the state, the 72nd annual East-West Shrine Game was decided by a field goal late in the fourth quarter.