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Week Two Has Spartans Heading South To Play Park City Panthers


Prep Playoff Preview

If the Scobey Spartans are playing the Park City Panthers down on the eastern edge of Stillwater County, expect a very large contingent of Scobey ex-pats now living in Billings to make the short 17-mile one-way trip to the west.

In fact, it might be accurate to say Scobey fans could out-number Park City fans at Saturday’s Class C 8-Player quarterfinal football game set to kickoff at 1 p.m. (Radio: KCGM 95.7 FM. Internet streaming:

Of course, the final count on the scoreboard will certainly outweigh the final count of Scobey and Park City fans.

The Panthers (8-1, 428-208, 47.5-23.1) of head coach Mark Rathbun opened the season with a 40-24 loss to the Chinook Sugarbeeters but have not lost since, defeating in order: the Ennis Mustangs 44-20, Ekalaka Bulldogs 46-20, Lone Peak Bighorns 52-14, Twin Bridges Falcons 54-0, Joliet J-Hawks 48-34, Sheridan Panthers 36-34, Absarokee Huskies 64-6 and in last week's first-round playoff game Clark Fork (Alberton-Superior) Mountain Cats 6040.

If Scobey wins it would travel the following week to the Thompson Falls Blue Hawks or host the Belt Huskies at Plainsmen Field in the semifinals. If Park City prevails it would host Bel...