It’s Scobey At Flint Creek For Class C 8-Player State Title!
There is one weekend left in the 2020 Montana High School Association football playoffs and the Scobey Spartans are still right in the thick of things.
The local young men donning the blue and gold head to the southwest sector of The Treasure State to play the Flint Creek Titans (11-0, 606-70, 55.0-6.3) of the Drummond and Philipsburg communities. For the Spartans (10-1, 516-154, 46.9-14.0) and their fans it is a 528-mile one-way trip when heading west to Havre then down to Helena where one hangs a right turn with Drummond 62 miles away. The longer route at 634 miles is south along the Brockway/ Terry cut-across highway hooking up with Interstate 94 at Terry and then Interstate 90 just east of Billings, taking Scobey fans through Bozeman, Butte and Deer Lodge. This route features 432 miles of interstate highway; the northern and shorter route through Havre and Great Falls features 109 miles of interstate.
Game time is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, November 21, in Drummond (Radio: KCGM 95.7 FM. Radio internet streaming: www.kcgmradio.com. TV internet streaming: nfhsnetwork.com).
It is Scobey's sixth trip into the Class C 8-Player finals. The first for the Spartans was in 1989 when losing to the Absarokee Huskies 44-6 in Absarokee. Following were back-to-back state titles in 1995 and 1996 with 58-8 and 48-16 victories over the Terry Terriers, with both played on Keith M. Gumm Memorial Field in Terry. The Spartans qualified for the 2001 and 2002 state championship games, which were both held on Scobey’s Plainsmen Field. They lost 42-30 to the Wibaux Longhorns in 2001 and won 50-6 over Wibaux in the 2002 showdown.
The Drummond Trojans captured three straight Class C 8-Player state titles, starting in 2003 when dropping the Big Sandy Pioneers 48-8 followed by a 44-6 win over the Stanford ...