A scheduled football doubleheader at Missoula County Stadium this Friday has been broken up.
The Missoula Hellgate Knights, slated to take on Billings Senior at 4 p.m. at the city’s high school football complex, will instead compete inside the home of the University of Montana Grizzlies. Hellgate will kick off at Washington-Grizzly Stadium on the UM campus at 7 p.m.
It’s homecoming week for the Knights and coach R.L. Boyles wanted Hellgate to get the true homecoming experience, said Lynn Farmer, the school’s assistant principal and athletic director. That meant a night game. And what better venue than Wa-Griz to provide it.
Michael Banna took a handoff and rumbled around the left side of the Missoula Big Sky offensive line. He shook an arm tackler here and there before running into a wall of defenders 20 yards down the field.
But wrecking balls have one purpose in this world: To knock down walls.
“Get down and dirty, just truck kids,” Banna said of his running style. “I don’t really like the shifty stuff.”
The Polson Bay Golf Course, home to the 2013 Montana State A high school golf tournament, is looking for volunteers to help with the set up and daily production of the championship event.
The tournament, which runs from Oct. 3 to 5, is in need of extra help with volunteers assisting in scoring, transportation, starting rounds, along with various other duties. Any golf fans interested in helping should contact the Polson Bay golf shop at (406) 883-8230 for more information.
The Polson girls will be shooting at their home course for a third straight team championship. That mark would tie Billings Central for the second most consecutive girls’ team titles in the classification. Only Whitefish (93-99) has had more at the Class A level with seven, including a tied co-championship in 1994.