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Posted by Shu Pius (+1463) 2 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 MRH (+1397) one month ago
34 to 3 beginning of 4th quarter
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Posted by Don Birkholz (+1089) one month ago
Cowboys 41 Rams 3 with 2 minutes left and the subs in.
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Posted by Shu Pius (+1463) one month ago
Got the final from 406 sports: 41-10 Cowboys...WOW! Wonder if Central might have lost a star player or 2 in the last couple weeks or such??? Anyway, Congratulations Cowboys!!! Now the question to ponder will be, not IF they'll make the playoffs, but where they'll be seeded?
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Posted by Don Birkholz (+1089) one month ago
Miles City 35, Lewistown 8 at the half
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Posted by David Schott (+13916) one month ago
The Cowboys are playing the Fergus County Golden Eagles in Lewistown tonight. At halftime the Cowboys lead 35 - 8.
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Posted by David Schott (+13916) one month ago
You beat me by 3 seconds, Don!
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Posted by Don Birkholz (+1089) one month ago
Miles City 49 to 8 in the third quarter with the clock running. Looks like 7 touchdown passes, three for 50-60 yards. Miles City is number one in the state.
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Posted by Bob Netherton III (+2501) one month ago
It would be mighty nice if the Pokes can keep home field advantage and not have to travel to the ends of the earth this year.
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Posted by Shu Pius (+1463) one month ago
Final score was 55-8. 8 touchdown passes...I wonder if that's a school record?
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Posted by HUBBZ (+75) 29 days ago
I do believe that is a school record. He had 8 TD passes for a total of 330 yards on just the TD passes alone. I have not heard the total passing yards yet. The Cowboys secured the #1 seed and starting with their last regular season against Sidney, the Cowboys will not have to leave Miles City to play a game the rest of the season. The road to the chipper is through Miles City this year.
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Posted by HUBBZ (+75) 29 days ago
I am not sure how many of you are on Facebook or not but many of you have mentioned that you wish Brian Reed was still posting his football info on here. He has been posting good articles on the Montana High School Football page on Facebook. He has an honor roll for each week usually posted around the Thursday after the games he is reviewing. They have been very informative and full of stats and facts. I highly recommend checking the page out.
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Posted by Bob Netherton III (+2501) 29 days ago
A local sportscaster here in the Flathead area KGEZ in Kalispell) interviewed Brian Reed recently. They had a pretty interesting talk about class A football. Columbia Falls is having a down year but Hamilton and Dillon are still powers, It'll be nice to make them travel to Miles City for a change.

I haven't seen or even heard any of the Cowboy's games but I have to think Jeff Regan is doing a heck of a job.
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Posted by statman22 (+8) 29 days ago
In the win last night Carson Hunter did set the Miles City Cowboy record with 8 touchdown passes. He has 23 touchdowns on the season and needs one more to tie Matt Blount's record for most touchdowns in a season. He has one more regular season game which is at home versus Sidney on Friday night 10/25 at 7pm before they move on to host the first playoff game in Miles City on Nov 9 I will have the call of the game on KATL am 770 or you can listen to the game on the web at katlradio.com hit the listen now icon. I will also have updates on my twitter feed at [email protected] GOOD LUCK to the cowboys.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+13340) 29 days ago
I am sorry to hear that Brian is posting on Facebook instead of here. I miss his posts, but not enough to sell my soul to Zuckerberg.
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Posted by David Schott (+13916) 23 days ago
The Cowboys are playing the Sidney Eagles at home tonight, Friday, October 25.

With 2:51 left in the first quarter, the score is:

Sidney Eagles 0, Custer County Cowboys 21
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Posted by David Schott (+13916) 23 days ago
At the end of the 3rd quarter, the score is:

Sidney Eagles 0, Custer County Cowboys 46
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Posted by David Schott (+13916) 23 days ago
Final score:

Sidney Eagles 6, Custer County Cowboys 46

Congratulations to the Cowboys!
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Posted by Shu Pius (+1463) 21 days ago
Once again, CONGRATULATIONS to the Custer County Cowboys!!! It was an awesome regular season which saw them finish as the only undefeated Class A team in the state. Their reward, of course, is the top seed in the playoffs - they had already clinched that last week when they defeated Lewistown. A couple school records were broken along the way; including most touchdown passes in a season for Carson Hunter, among others.

Anyway, as long as the Cowboys keep winning, they'll get to host all the way to the state chipper should they make it there...but FIRST, a week of rest that comes with the first round bye, and then they'll host the winner of Frenchtown (4th seed from the West) vs. Whitefish (5th seed from the West). Other first round byes went to Laurel, Dillon and Hamilton, which is on Miles City's side of the bracket. BEST OF LUCK COWBOYS!
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Posted by Bob Netherton III (+2501) 21 days ago
Who is this Carson Hunter kid?
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Posted by David Schott (+13916) 15 days ago
In the first round of Class A football playoffs:

Friday, November 1:

Billings Central 45, Glendive 13

Saturday, November 2:

Frenchtown 34, Whitefish 7

Havre 14, Lewistown 13

Libby 49, Butte Central 28

First-round byes: Miles City, Hamilton, Dillon, Laurel

Quarterfinals match-ups:

Saturday, November 9:

Frenchtown at Miles City

Billings Central at Hamilton

Havre at Dillon

Libby at Laurel

Good luck to the Cowboys next weekend against Frenchtown!
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Posted by Shu Pius (+1463) 9 days ago
Today's the day of their first playoff game. Best of luck Cowboys against Frenchtown! I don't have much of a "tale of the tape" for the Broncs. They are a tough first draw for the Cowboys as they have a 7-2 record which includes an OT win over always-tough Dillon and close losses to Hamilton and Libby, which are all still alive in the playoffs going into this weekend. A close friend of mine and I had a recent discussion where we felt that Western division has a lot of parity.

Miles City's strengths are the best passing QB and receiver tandem in the state as well as a strong D. Statistically their running game is not among the top in the state, but they have the ability to run when needed. Frenchtown's strength is a powerful running game led by junior RB Jace Klucewich who had a helluva day last week vs. Whitefish - 200 rushing yards for the game on a muddy field. Their QB in Cade Baker is not the prolific passer that Miles City's Carson Hunter is, but he is good and can still throw when needed.

GO GET EM BOYS!
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Posted by David Schott (+13916) 8 days ago
Miles City scored on their opening drive.

Frenchtown 0, Custer County 7 with 4:27 to go in the 1st quarter.
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Posted by David Schott (+13916) 8 days ago
End of the 1st quarter:

Frenchtown Broncs 0, Custer County Cowboys 7
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Posted by David Schott (+13916) 8 days ago
With 7:18 left in the 2nd quarter, Miles City scores a TD:

Frenchtown 0, Custer County 14
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Posted by David Schott (+13916) 8 days ago
With 58 seconds left in the 2nd quarter, the Broncs score a field goal:

Frenchtown 3, Custer County 14
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Posted by David Schott (+13916) 8 days ago
Wow, the Cowboys immediately responded with a touchdown. 38 seconds left in the 2nd quarter.

Frenchtown 3, Custer County 21
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Posted by David Schott (+13916) 8 days ago
Cowboys get a pick 6 and score yet another touchdown. With 8 seconds left in the 2nd quarter:

Frenchtown Broncs 3, Custer County Cowboys 28
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Posted by David Schott (+13916) 8 days ago
Halftime:

Frenchtown Broncs 3, Custer County Cowboys 28
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Posted by David Schott (+13916) 8 days ago
No scoring in the third quarter. At the start of the 4th quarter:

Frenchtown Broncs 3, Custer County Cowboys 28
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Posted by David Schott (+13916) 8 days 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 (+13916) 8 days 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 (+13916) 8 days ago
Final score:

Frenchtown Broncs 3, Custer County Cowboys 40

Congratulations to the Cowboys!
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Posted by David Schott (+13916) 8 days 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 (+1463) 8 days 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 (+2444) 5 days 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 (+1463) 2 days 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 (+13916) 2 days ago
At the start of the 2nd quarter:

Hamilton Broncs 0, Custer County Cowboys 7
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Posted by David Schott (+13916) 2 days ago
At the half:

Hamilton Broncs 0, Custer County Cowboys 21
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Posted by Shu Pius (+1463) 2 days ago
Halftime 21-0 Cowboys - Miles City scored just before half.
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Posted by Shu Pius (+1463) 2 days 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 (+13916) 2 days 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 (+13916) 2 days 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 (+13916) 2 days 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 (+13916) 2 days 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 (+13916) 2 days ago
Final score:

Hamilton Broncs 14, Custer County Cowboys 28

Congratulations to Miles City's Cowboys!
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Posted by Shu Pius (+1463) 2 days ago
STATE CHIPPER TIME!!! Bring on the Locos.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+13340) yesterday
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 (+13916) yesterday
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They beat Laurel 21 - 16 in Laurel.

MAXPREPS.COM: Custer County Cowboys Football
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+13340) yesterday
Thanks. Looks to be a tough match up. Go Cowboys!
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