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Posted by Shu Pius (+1550) 4 months ago
I know he's moved-on to other things, but I sure do miss Brian Reed's statistics and commentary on Cowboy football. Since the season has now started and is 2 games in, I'll try to get things going.

First off, congratulations to the Custer County Cowboys for a great start to the season! 2-0 is as good as can be expected. They started out by beating rival Glendive 38-7, and then last weekend they pounded Hardin 41-0. It was announced that Livingston/Park high has forfeited their games for the year due to not having enough players to field a varsity team, so that's already a win as well. From the box scores, it appears that their QB in Carson Hunter is a very good passer, that his favorite target is Jess Bellows, and that Adian Barrows can both run and catch to put points on the board. It also seems the Cowboys are very solid on defense, though I haven't been able to find names of standout players from the info I have.

Of course, The Cowboys have not gotten into the "meat" of their schedule just yet. They still have to face Billings Central and Laurel (Locos are next) which are traditionally among the stronger opponents in the conference. Sidney has also improved in recent years and I'm told Lewistown has a good team this year - though the Golden Eagles did lose to Billings Central last weekend 17-7. Belgrade is no longer an opponent to be concerned with as they have now moved up to AA.

So I will ask this: what's the talk of the town? I'd be interested to hear from anyone who has attended/will attend any of the games. How are they looking? Who are some other standout players I haven't named? Does it look like it will be another playoff year based on what we've seen so far this season?

BEST OF LUCK to the Cowboys!
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Posted by David Schott (+14073) 2 months ago
With 9:39 left in the 4th quarter, the Cowboys get a TD but miss the extra point:

Frenchtown 3, Custer County 34
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Posted by David Schott (+14073) 2 months ago
With 7:19 left in the 4th quarter, the Cowboys get a TD, try for a 2-point conversion but don't get it:

Frenchtown 3, Custer County 40
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Posted by David Schott (+14073) 2 months ago
Final score:

Frenchtown Broncs 3, Custer County Cowboys 40

Congratulations to the Cowboys!
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Posted by David Schott (+14073) 2 months ago
In the quarterfinals round of the state Class A football playoffs:

Saturday, Nov. 9

Miles City 40, Frenchtown 3

Hamilton 34, Billings Central 17

Dillon 47, Havre 7

Laurel 50, Libby 0

Semifinals matchups:

Friday, Nov. 15

Laurel (8-1) at Dillon (9-1) -- 6pm

Saturday, Nov. 16

Hamilton (9-1) at Miles City (9-0) -- 1pm

Good luck to the Cowboys next weekend against the Hamilton Broncs!
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Posted by Shu Pius (+1550) 2 months ago
Great job Cowboys! Not to take away from their impressive victory, but I did hear Frenchtown's starting QB left the game with an injury on the drive where they scored their only points. That's unfortunate...but it would not likely have changed the outcome as the Cowboys were up by 14 at that point. Onto next week...
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Posted by cubby (+2458) 2 months ago
Actually Frenchtown was already on their backup QB and when he got hurt in this game they put in their 3rd string
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Posted by Shu Pius (+1550) 2 months ago
As we head into semifinal weekend, it's likely that one of the Cowboys' biggest motivating factors is a chance to get even with the Hamilton Broncs. Around this time last year, as it happened, Hamilton got to break-in their new sprint-turf field at their newly-built athletic complex in the quarterfinals against Miles City. The result was a 53-20 Hamilton win. Hamilton would, of course, end-up advancing to the state championship where they lost a close one to Billings Central. Will it be payback time for the Cowboys??? We're about to find out.
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Posted by David Schott (+14073) 2 months ago
At the start of the 2nd quarter:

Hamilton Broncs 0, Custer County Cowboys 7
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Posted by David Schott (+14073) 2 months ago
At the half:

Hamilton Broncs 0, Custer County Cowboys 21
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Posted by Shu Pius (+1550) 2 months ago
Halftime 21-0 Cowboys - Miles City scored just before half.
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Posted by Shu Pius (+1550) 2 months ago
Hamilton answers in the 3rd, 21-7...David I'll let you take it from here.
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Posted by David Schott (+14073) 2 months ago
At the end of the 3rd quarter:

Hamilton Broncs 7, Custer County Cowboys 21

Cowboys have the ball at the start of the 4th.
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Posted by David Schott (+14073) 2 months ago
The Cowboys scored a TD with 11:49 left in the 4th quarter:

Hamilton Broncs 7, Custer County Cowboys 28
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Posted by David Schott (+14073) 2 months ago
I'm listening to the game on KATL's streaming and this is the second time that I've noticed them running a commercial while the game is still in play.
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Posted by David Schott (+14073) 2 months ago
Hamilton answers quickly with a TD. With 10:36 left in the 4th quarter:

Hamilton Broncs 14, Custer County Cowboys 28
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Posted by David Schott (+14073) 2 months ago
Final score:

Hamilton Broncs 14, Custer County Cowboys 28

Congratulations to Miles City's Cowboys!
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Posted by Shu Pius (+1550) 2 months ago
STATE CHIPPER TIME!!! Bring on the Locos.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+13553) 2 months ago
So Shu and Dave, I take it that the Cowboys are playing Laurel at home next weekend for the Class A state championship. I am also assuming that the Cowboys handed Laurel their earlier loss this year. What was the score? Searching for past Class A scores on the internet, for me, seems to be difficult.

Also, congratulations for the only Cowboy football team I will ever root for.
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Posted by David Schott (+14073) 2 months ago
Reply to Gunnar Emilsson (#378810)
They beat Laurel 21 - 16 in Laurel.

MAXPREPS.COM: Custer County Cowboys Football
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+13553) 2 months ago
Thanks. Looks to be a tough match up. Go Cowboys!
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Posted by Jody Collis (+204) 2 months ago
Congrats to the Cowboys! Busy Saturday with that game and Cat-Griz. Blue and gold all the way!

[Edited by Jody Collis (11/19/2019 12:59:11 PM)]
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Posted by Bob Netherton III (+2588) 2 months ago
Right you are, Jody!
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Posted by Shu Pius (+1550) one month ago
Well, tomorrow is the BIG game for all the marbles.

I don't have a lot of tidbits about it. Of course, the Cowboys are undefeated at 10-0. Laurel is 9-1...their one loss, of course, being the 21-16 loss at home to the Cowboys on September 13th.

There's a lot of excitement for both teams, being that Laurel hasn't won a state championship since 2002, while Miles City's last trophy was 2010.

Laurel's team seems much-improved since that loss to the Cowboys - a game in which they made some mistakes including turnovers and a punt blocked for a Cowboy touchdown. They've had some HUGE wins since then: 33-0 over Billings Central, 50-0 over Libby in the quarterfinals, and the 21-12 semifinal win over an always-tough Dillon team among them.

The Cowboys...what can I say? Winning and winning BIG is all they've done all year. Aside from the win at Laurel and last week's semifinal over Hamilton - a team with a quarterback who has committed to play for the GRIZ (who are gonna beat the kitties, tomorrow, by the way), none of their victories have even been close.

I see 2 key advantages for the Cowboys in the state chipper: home field advantage and experience; Laurel has only 6 seniors (which makes the season they've had in spite of that all-the-more impressive) while Miles City has 18.

I'm gonna say Cowboys by a touchdown, at least. GO GET EM BOYS! LET'S FINISH THIS!!!

PS I would also like to congratulate Custer High's standout receiver Jess Bellows who recently signed his letter of intent to play baseball at South Dakota State. Best of luck to you when you get there.
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Posted by Tom Masa (+1828) one month ago
Is there any place the game can be watched on the internet?
Is Katl carrying the game or any other station?
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Posted by David Schott (+14073) one month ago
I've listened to the playoff games on KATL 770 radio via streaming on their website. Click on the picture of the microphone next to "Listen Now":

KATL 770 AM
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Posted by David Schott (+14073) one month ago
Game time. Don Richards and Kent Custer are announcing the game on KATL radio.

Good luck to the Cowboys!
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Posted by David Schott (+14073) one month ago
Cowboys' Carson Hunter runs it in for a TD on the Cowboys' opening drive.

With 5:45 left in the 1st quarter:

Laurel Locomotives 0, Custer County Cowboys 7
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+13553) one month ago
21-0 Jordan.
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Posted by David Schott (+14073) one month ago
At the end of the 1st quarter:

Laurel Locomotives 0, Custer County Cowboys 7

The Locomotives have the ball at the start of the 2nd quarter and they are on the move.
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Posted by David Schott (+14073) one month ago
With 38 seconds left in the first half:

Laurel Locomotives 0, Custer County Cowboys 14
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Posted by David Schott (+14073) one month ago
At the end of the first half:

Laurel Locomotives 0, Custer County Cowboys 14
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Posted by Shu Pius (+1550) one month ago
From what I'm hearing, it's been kind-of a messy game so far: both teams turning the ball over and getting penalties. Cowboys are getting the better of it, though.
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Posted by David Schott (+14073) one month ago
Latest score on the Wibaux vs. Jordan game, at the half:

Wibaux 14, Jordan 40
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Posted by David Schott (+14073) one month ago
With 8:21 left in the 3rd quarter:

Laurel Locomotives 0, Custer County Cowboys 21
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Posted by David Schott (+14073) one month ago
In the Jordan/Wibaux game, with about 7 minutes left in the 3rd quarter:

Wibaux Longhorns 14, Garfield County Mustangs 46
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Posted by Shu Pius (+1550) one month ago
Was just texting my friend about an irony: when I was in high school, Jordan didn't even have a football team for not having enough kids to field one and Terry was winning state championships in 8-man...now it's Terry who doesn't have enough kids for a team (their boys go to Glendive to play with the Red Devils) and Jordan is about to win their first state title. Go figure!
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Posted by David Schott (+14073) one month ago
With 5 seconds left in the 3rd quarter, the Locomotives finally get on the board:

Laurel Locomotives 7, Custer County Cowboys 21
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Posted by David Schott (+14073) one month ago
At the end of the 3rd quarter:

Wibaux Longhorns 14, Garfield County Mustangs 55
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Posted by David Schott (+14073) one month ago
With 6:11 left in the 4th quarter:

Laurel Locomotives 7, Custer County Cowboys 28
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Posted by Shu Pius (+1550) one month ago
Another Cowboy score and a recovered fumble...START THE FIRE TRUCK!
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Posted by David Schott (+14073) one month ago
With (I don't know because the KATL announcers didn't say) left in the 4th quarter:

Laurel Locomotives 7, Custer County Cowboys 35
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Posted by David Schott (+14073) one month ago
Final score:

Wibaux Longhorns 14, Garfield County Mustangs 70

Congratulations to Jordan's State Champions Garfield County High School Mustangs.
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Posted by Shu Pius (+1550) one month ago
!!!COWBOYS ARE STATE CHAMPS!!! :-):-) :-) !!!WOOT WOOT!!!
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Posted by David Schott (+14073) one month ago
Final score from Connors Stadium:

Laurel Locomotives 7, Custer County Cowboys 35

Congratulations to Miles City's UNDEFEATED Montana Class A State Champions, the Custer County Cowboys!!
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Posted by MRH (+1406) one month ago
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David Schott wrote:
Final score:

Wibaux Longhorns 14, Garfield County Mustangs 70

Congratulations to Jordan's State Champions Garfield County High School Mustangs.


Four Murnions were playing on the Jordan team.
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Posted by Bob Netherton III (+2588) one month ago
Before this game, Laurel was about the only team that gave the pokes real trouble. So much for that!
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Posted by David Schott (+14073) one month ago
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MRH wrote:
Four Murnions were playing on the Jordan team.

That's most of the team.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+13553) one month ago
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David Schott wrote:
MRH wrote:
Four Murnions were playing on the Jordan team.

That's most of the team.


....and most of Jordan.
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Posted by Shu Pius (+1550) one month ago
A bit late with this, but congratulations to the following Cowboy team members for making the all-state team!

Carson Hunter, Jr. QB, Jess Bellows, Sr. WR, Aidan Barrow, Sr. LB, Jayden Venable, Jr., WR, Jack Cline, Jr., Safety, Garren Todoroff, Sr. LB, Jacolby Mattoon, Sr., Center, Mason Harding, Sr., DE, and Dayron Johnson, Sr., Corner.

I did find a couple all-conference listings for the Eastern C 6-man teams as opposed to all state...of course those listings do say Murnion-this and Murnion-that, so congrats to them, as well!

[Edited by Shu Pius (12/12/2019 9:49:53 AM)]
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