Hamilton Overwhelms Miles City in Class A Playoff
The Hamilton Broncs have advanced to the Semi-Finals of the Montana State Class A Football Championship Series by crushing the Miles City Cowboys 52 to 13. The home-standing Broncs saw an amazing five touchdowns in the second quarter to take a commanding lead in the afternoon contest.
At the beginning of the game, quarterback Tyson Rostad scored first for the Broncs on a keeper play, but Tyler Jones missed the extra point. Then, after an interception by Eli Taylor, Tyson Bauder ran in for a TD, followed by a successful Jones PAT. Hamilton led 13 to 0 at the beginning of the second quarter.
Miles city scored as that second period started, with Dalton Polesky passing to Aiden Cline for a touchdown and a PAT by Blackwell. Then, the Broncs bucked, with an interception and a fumble recovery helping, they scored five touchdowns. Four of those TDs were by Tim Zohner, who eluded tacklers on his runs, including a 60-yard scamper. The other TD was a trick pass play from Liam O'Connell to Eli Taylor. Tyler Jones kicked two extra points, bringing the score of 46 to 7 in the final seconds of the period. At that point, the Montana High School Association "mercy" rule started, with the game clock continuing to run except for injuries and time-outs.
In the third quarter, the first string players of Hamilton scored one more time when Tim Zohner ran across the goal line again. Quite a few Bronc substitutions in the final minutes of the game, and Miles City had the final score of the game with Dalton Polesky running into the end zone in the third quarter, with no scoring in the final period. The final score was Hamilton 52 Miles City 13.
The win puts Hamilton into another Saturday afternoon playoff November 13. They will host Fergus County from Lewistown, who defeated Sidney in their quarterfinal game. KLYQ will carry the semi-final football game on 1240 AM Radio, at www.klyq.com and on the free KLYQ cellphone app.