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Stampede: Longhorns thunder into Class C semis


Last updated 11/9/2020 at 9:01am

Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

Fort Benton's Jace Thompson steps into the endzone during Saturday's Class C 8-Man playoff game against Joilet in Fort Benton. Thompson scored three first-half touchdowns to lead Fort Benton to a rousing 64-14 win over the Hawks. The Longhorns are now into the semifinals. For more photos, go to www.havredailynews.com.

FORT BENTON - Usually, the deeper you go in the playoffs, the tougher things get. That wasn't the case Saturday in Fort Benton.

In the Class C 8-Man quarterfinals, the top-ranked Longhorns blasted the Joilet Hawks 64-14 to advance to the semifinals for the second=straight year. The Longhorns amassed over 500 yards of total offense en route to their second straight playoff win with running clock the entire second half.

But it wasn't just Fort Benton's offense that sparked the victory. Just like last week in the opening round of the playoffs, the Fort Benton defense got things started with...

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