Friday Night Lights: Back in Black

Sugabeeters working hard to rebuild a proud football program


August 31, 2018

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Chinook's Trajun Hannum runs with the ball during a Northern C football game last Saturday night in Chinook. The Sugarbeeters have been a stalwart in the Northern C for years now, but, have fallen on tougher times recently.

Just a couple of years ago, the Chinook football team was dominant in Class C 8-Man football, playing in back-to-back state championship games and winning the state title back in 2015, a title which capped an undefeated season.

Since then, times have been tough for the Sugarbeeters. After losing a ton of seniors following the 2015 state championship, the Beeters struggled to a 2-7 finish in 2016 and followed that up with a 4-4 mark a season ago.

Part of the issue with the Beeters has been some turnover at head coach. Scott Friede, who led the Beeters to the 8-Man crown, stepped away afte...

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