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Friday Night Lights: Roberts Couldn't Pass it Up

Dedicated to hockey, Havre's Ethan Roberts still decided to make sure he didn't miss out on one last year of football


September 14, 2018

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

For the last two falls, Havre High's Ethan Roberts felt compelled to put football aside and concentrate on the sport of hockey. But, in both cases, he couldn't quite resist the pull to play football and be with his Blue Pony teammates on the gridiron. Roberts, who also plays baseball for the Havre North Stars and tennis at HHS, has found football to his liking, too. He's a returning All-Conference performer at two positions and is having a huge senior season for Havre, which hosts the Belgrade Panthers tonight at Blue Pony Stadium.

Playing high school football can be a once-in-a-lifetime experience and if it wasn't for some convincing from his teammates and family, Ethan Roberts might not be playing for the Havre Blue Ponies.

Roberts, a senior and two-way starter for the Havre High football team this season, stopped playing football when he was a sophomore as he pursued the sport of hockey. At the time, Roberts, who at one time played for a statewide all-star team, was practicing with the Glacier Nationals, a local junior hockey team.

However, after the Nationals moved away from Havre, Roberts reconsidered playing f...

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