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Big Mileage In Big Sky Country Is The Norm During Playoffs

Last week’s mileage champion in the Montana High School Association football playoffs was Sidney’s 596mile one-way trek to Hamilton. The Thompson Falls Blue Hawks will eclipse it by 35 when making a 631-mile one-way road trip to Scobey for a quarterfinal Saturday,

November 7, at 1 p.m. against the Spartans. Next farthest travel plans of 551 miles one way this weekend involves the Fairview Warriors heading west to play the Flint Creek Titans on George Mungus Field in Philipsburg, which co-ops with Drummond. How about the shortest? That would be Shields Valley’s one-way 41-mile ride north to White Sulphur Springs in a Class C 6-Player semifinal.

Here's all the quarterfinal-round pairings in Classes AA, B, and C 8-Player and semifinal pairings for Classes A and C 6-Player for this weekend, the most comprehensive high school pigskin playoff preview in all of Montana stretching from Comertown to Conner and Capital to Columbia Falls:

CLASS AA First round

Helena Capital Bruins 20 Butte Bulldogs 7

Bozeman Hawks 61 Great Falls Russell Rustle...