I've been downstairs researching the past state championship games that the Cowboys have been involved in and came across something kinda cool.
This will not be the first time that a Custer County coach will be facing his brother in the state championship game.
Back in 1928, the Cowboys (not sure if they were called the Cowboys yet, all I can find is the "Custer boys".) were coached by a guy named "Jiggs" Dahlberg. In the championship game, Jiggs Dahlberg and the Custer Boys faced Butte, who was coached by "Swede" Dahlberg.
In 1928, the Cowboys actually lost the inter-sectional playoff (basically the state semi-finals). The Cowboys were the champions of the East and played against Billings, the champions of the South. The Cowboys beat Billings earlier in the year 7-0. But in the inter-sectional playoffs, Billings beat the Cowboys 20-13 (Billings was the only school that scored against the Cowboys at that point of the year.)
But, as was tradition back in those days, Butte (Actually the State School of Mines or now Montana Tech) hosted the state championship game on Thanksgiving.
Billings was upset about this arrangement and wanted the game moved to Billings. Butte obviously refused and so Billings forfeited the game and thus, the Cowboys went into the championship game against Butte.
Oh, and the result? Jiggs Dahlberg and the Custer Boys upset Swede Dahlberg's Butte boys 20-6. Butte was undefeated going into the game.