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BLUE PONY STADIUM WAS A BIG PART OF TROY PURCELL'S PATH TO CARROLL

 

December 14, 2018

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Troy Purcell coaches during the 2004 Class A state semifinal game between the Havre Blue Ponies and Libby Loggers. Purcell, who had great success at Havre High, was recently named the new head coach at Carroll College, which means, eventually, he'll be back on the sidelines in Blue Pony Stadium.

Over the years, there have been a lot of men who have connected Havre to Carroll College football. Last weekend, it happened again.

Last Friday in Helena, Carroll College announced the hiring of Troy Purcell as its new head coach, and, once again, football history in Havre becomes intertwined with the Fighting Saints.

That’s because Purcell is a former Havre Blue Pony. And not only is he a former Pony, but, he guided the Ponies to one of their greatest seasons in school history, culminating with the 2004 Class A state championship.

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