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Short Trip From Daniels County Or To Superior ForALong One?

Daniels County and Northeast Montana football fans have plenty of options to check out a 2022 Montana High School Association football playoff game this weekend as the second season has arrived.

With the Scobey Spartans not in the playoffs for the first time in seven years, here are some close-to-home, first-round options the die-hards can take in and still be home at a decent time.

The closest game from Scobey is the Class C 6-Player contest in Medicine Lake, where the Froid-Lake Redhawks (7-2, 386-223, 42.8-24.7) host the Denton-Geyser-Stanford-Geraldine Bearcats (6-2, 286-265, 35.7-33.1) on Saturday (Oct. 29) at 1 p.m. The two-time defending state champion Redhawks began the season with a 49-48 win over the Custer-Hysham-Melstone Rebels then lost back-to-back games against the Broadview-Lavina Pirates

(52-6) and to those same Bearcats they face Saturday (20--

14). Since their second loss they have won seven straight games by a 317-103 margin, an average of 52.8-to-17.1. Kickoff is 1 p.m., meaning the 126-mile round trip will have one back in Daniels County by supper time.

The next closest game is just down the road in Culbertson where the East C Division champion Cowboys (7-1,

415-159, 51.8-19.8) host the Lone Peak Big Horns (4-3,

252-253, 36.0-36.1) at C-Bar-C Field with kickoff set for

1 p.m. It’s just 88 miles down, 88 miles back and 176 total. Again one will be home by supper, if one wants to be. It’s only 25 miles between Medicine Lake and Culbertson so if a fan(s) wanted to he and/or she could watch the first half in one place and the second half at the other.

The third shortest trip from the Daniels County seat to a game is at Phil Robinson Field in Richey, where the Richey-Lambert Fusion (4-5, 338-400, 37.5-44.4) host the Bridger Scouts (7-2, 452...