Central Montana Sports Round-Up With Karl Koontz
Country Football on 560 KMON Week #6 (10-1-23)
With September in the rear-view mirror temperatures are cooling but divisional football races are heating up. Everyone here at the Central Montana Radio Network gets more excited each week for small town gridiron battles that are hurdling toward the postseason which will commence the last weekend of October. As usual broadcast crews from KMON were on hand again to bring football from the country your way this past Friday and Saturday.
Friday, September 26
Friday night Robin McKnight got another look at the Tigers of Simms, who almost certainly have a postseason destiny. The Tigers coasted to a victory at home over the Seeley-Swan Blackhawks to maintain their 2nd place spot in the division behind Ennis. Simms, ranked 7th in the state, relied on senior Gaven Flanagan for offensive punch to jump out to a 44-6 halftime lead on the way to a 52-14 win. The Tigers are 5-1 and need to win out to ensure a second seed in the playoffs with games at home against Lone Peak and then on the road at winless Deer Lodge before wrapping up the regular season at Flint Creek.
Friday, October 6
Robin and Chris will make the trek up the Sun River Valley for the Lone Peak game; the broadcast will start at 6:50 Friday evening on KMON.
Saturday, September 30
From the 6-man ranks Big Sandy hasn’t tasted defeat in quite some time and Saturday night the Pioneers notched another “W” at home against Sunburst Saturday evening. Chris and Karl provided play-by-play for that one, and it was the Lane Demontiney show from start to finish. Demontiney is one of the finest athletes in Northern C sports and he put on a show against the Refiners as Big Sandy cruised to a 62-0 victory. The senior scored four touchdowns and threw for two more and a cool evening in Chouteau County. Big Sandy is riding an 18-game win streak and has won 28 of their last 29.
Saturday, October 7
KMON will follow them to Dutton next week for a Homecoming game against the Power-Dutton-Brady Titans. Kick-off is set for 2:00 p.m. and Chris and Karl will take the air at 1:50.
Several teams in both the 6-man and 8-man ranks have positioned themselves well for a playoff run while several more are feeling the pressure of some really big games down the stretch.
As always KMON is your connection to little town in the Golden Triangle and will be on hand for all the fun and action. And it’s not even playoff time yet! Stream us from our website, over the air at 560 KMON AM and on the KMON app.
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