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5 things to watch in local high school football


August 10, 2018

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Mason Dionne, a running back for the Havre Blue Ponies, carries the ball against the Laurel Locomotives in a high school football game at Blue Pony Stadium last September. Dionne and the Ponies will start practice Friday and will open their season Aug. 24 against Hardin.

It's been a long time since local high school football fans were treated to action on the gridiron. Thankfully, the long wait will be over soon, as teams from across the state will hit the practice field for the first time Friday.

Of course, in this part of the state, there are strong football traditions all over the place. However, it has been a struggle in recent years for traditional powers like Havre, Chinook, Chester-Joplin-Inverness, Fort Benton and North Star who have combined for just one playoff appearance the past two years. Yet, each season offers its own hope and opportunity. T...

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