Hamilton Controls Columbia Falls in Football
The Hamilton Broncs did it again this football season - they scored enough against their opponent to trigger the Montana High School Association rule to "run the clock" after one team scores 35 points over the other. It happened in the third quarter of the Hamilton-Columbia Falls game at the Wildcats home field. The Broncs scored their 5th touchdown and point-after for 35 points in that quarter, while Columbia Falls had failed to score in the game. The Wildcats did score at the very end of the quarter and brought the score to 35-7. But clock continued to run, and with no score from either team in the final period, Hamilton took the victory from Columbia Falls 35 to 7. The Hamilton team has reached that "clock run" point throughout the season.
In the October 2nd game, the Broncs scored twice in the first quarter and led 14 to 0 at the beginning of the 2nd period. Another Bronc TD brought the score to 21 to 0 at the half. It didn't take long for yet another two touchdowns and successful extra points to reach 35 about halfway through the third quarter. After the Columbia Falls score at the very end of the period, it was a defensive battle for the remainder of the Friday night game. Final score-Broncs 35 Columbia Falls 7.
It's homecoming week for Hamilton High School this next week and Hamilton football team will host Whitefish at the HHS Stadium. After that, they will travel to Libby the next week and the following week will host the Polson Pirates.