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Friday Night Lights: Kicking It Blue Pony Style

Freshman kicker Max Olson having fun playing and booting a different kind of football


October 6, 2017

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Havre High freshman Max Olson has plenty of experience kicking a soccer ball because he's played Hi-Line United soccer for years. Now though, Olson is kicking footballs in varsity games for the Havre Blue Ponies, and he's having a blast doing it. Olson and the Blue Ponies are in Billings tonight to play the Billings Central Rams.

When it comes to high school football the kicking game can sometimes be an adventure.

But with Max Olson, the Havre Blue Ponies may have found a long-term answer, that will be anything but a weakness.

Olson, who is a freshman kicker/kickoff specialist for the Ponies, is in the midst of his first football season. However, he does have a background in soccer, which helped him earn the job as Havre High's starting kicker.

"It has been really fun so far," Olson said of playing football. "But it's a different way of kicking the ball, so that was something that I needed to learn."


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