Hi-Line Football Roundup: Fort Benton, CJI win postseason openers


Last updated 10/31/2023 at 11:44am

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Postseason football arrived on the Hi-Line this past weekend. The Fort Benton Longhorns and CJI Hawks won to advance in the playoffs while the Big Sandy Pioneers lost and saw their season come to an end. 

Postseason high school football has arrived on the Hi-Line with several local schools still alive for a shot at a state championship. This past weekend, some north-central Montana schools got wins to advance in the postseason while some saw their seasons come to an end.

In the 8-man playoffs, the Fort Benton Longhorns opened the postseason with a 36-33 win over Lone Peak at home Saturday. After a slow start for both teams, the Bighorns scored a touchdown to take a 7-0 lead into halftime.

In the third quarter, the Longhorns got on the scoreboard with a one-yard touchdown run from Cade Ball...

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