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Frontier Notebook: Orediggers shake things up

Frontier Conference Notebook


October 15, 2019

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Montana Tech's Blake Counts runs through the snow during a Frontier Conference game against the MSU-Northern Lights last month in Havre. The Orediggers knocked off Montana Western last Saturday and look to beat the Frontier's last unbeaten team when they meet College of Idaho this Saturday. The Lights meanwhile, return home to host Rocky Mountain College this Saturday.

In the Mining City, the earth has shook many, many times. It did again Saturday night, and it sent shock waves around the rest of the Frontier Conference.

The 2019 Frontier football season had its first earth-shattering moment Saturday night in Butte when No. 22 Montana Tech upset 15th-ranked Montana Western in the NAIA Game of the Week.

The Orediggers' 35-12 thrashing of the Bulldogs at Alumni Coliseum ended Western's chance at an undefeated season. It also helped put College of Idaho even further into the Frontier driver's seat. But more on that later.

Western came into Saturday night'...

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