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A reunion 15 years in the making

Saturday night will be the first time Carroll head coach Troy Purcell has been in Blue Pony Stadium since guiding Havre to the 2004 state championship


October 31, 2019

406 Sports

Carroll College head football coach Troy Purcell hasn't been inside Blue Pony Stadium since his Blue Ponies' historic 2004 state title. That changes Saturday night when he brings the Fighting Saints to Havre to take on the MSU-Northern Lights in a 7 p.m. game at Blue Pony Stadium.

No matter what he has, or will, achieve in what has been an impressive coaching career, Troy Purcell will never forget that sunny November day in 2004 — the one where his Havre Blue Ponies captured the school’s first football state championship in three decades.

It’s a memory, Purcell says, will be etched in his mind and heart forever.

That day, when Havre beat Billings Central for the 2004 Class A state championship, was also the last time Troy Purcell was inside Blue Pony Stadium.

Yet, that will finally change Saturday night when he brings his Carroll College Fighting Saints to H...

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