Hamilton Broncs Cut Down the Libby Loggers
The Hamilton Broncs met a fiesty Libby Logger team in the north country Friday night. The Broncs came away with their undefeated record intact, but it was a battle. The first quarter saw the Broncs score first, and were soon followed by a Loggers score. Hamilton scored one more time in that period and led 14 to 7 after one quarter. The same sort of scoring happened in the second quarter, with the Broncs, under quarterback Tyson Rostad, scoring two more times and Libby running across the goal line once. At the half, Hamilton led Libby by a score of 28 to 14.
The third quarter brought another Bronc TD and Hamilton was ahead 35 to 14 going into the final period. The teams went back and forth across the field, scoreless, but a Hamilton interception with two minutes left took the game away from the Loggers and the final score was Hamilton 35 Libby 14.
Hamilton is now 8 and 0 on the season. Hamilton has defeated every team it's met this year - Corvallis, Stevensville, Dillon, Frenchtown, Columbia Falls, Whitefish and now, Libby. They have one regular season game next Friday. That will be against Polson at the Hamilton stadium and it's Senior Night at the field.
The week after that will start the Saturday afternoon State Class A playoffs. Currently, the schedule has games October 31, Quarterfinals around the state on November 7, Semi-finals on November 14 and the State Championship on November 21.
KLYQ will, as usual, continue to bring you the live play-by-play on our 1240 AM broadcast and also online at www.klyq.com and that free KLYQ cellphone app. The streaming was handy for the Libby game. A Bitterroot Valley windstorm knocked our AM transmitter off the air right at the beginning kickoff. Northwestern Energy crews got the power restored to that area of the valley at about 9 p.m., which allowed us to broadcast most of the final quarter. Of course, the whole game was being streamed online and on cellphones. But, our sincere thanks to the Northwestern crews for getting us back on the air!