Fort Benton advances, CJI falls in playoffs


Last updated 11/7/2023 at 12:58pm

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Over the weekend, the Fort Benton and Chester-Joplin-Inverness football teams competed in the playoffs. Fort Benton won to advance to the semifinals while CJI lost and saw its season come to an end.

As postseason high school football moves along, the field of teams competing for a state title becomes smaller and smaller. One of those teams is the Fort Benton 8-man football team, who competed against Superior at home this past Saturday in a playoff game.

With a spot in the semifinals on the line, the Fort Benton Longhorns defended their home field with a 44-30 victory over the Superior Bobcats. But the Bobcats made the Longhorns earn their victory.

In the first quarter, Superior took the lead when Jaxson Green threw a 47-yard touchdown pass to Lucas Kovalsky. The Longhorns answered wh...

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