The Hamilton Broncs finished the regular football season as the Number One Class A team in their division with a 9 and 0 record. They did that by overpowering the Polson Pirates 49 to 14 Friday night at the snow-covered Hamilton High Stadium October 23. The snowplows cleared the field's yard markers at the beginning and at half-time as the snow continued to fall during the entire game.

The Broncs scored twice in the first quarter and then continued their dominance in crossing the goal line with four more touchdowns in the 2nd period. The extra points were all successful and, as they have done over and over this season, the Broncs reached an advantage of 35 points over Polson, causing the game clock to run, according to Montana High School Association (MHSA) football scoring rules. In the third quarter, Polson got on the scoreboard and ran for two extra points, bringing the margin under 35 points, and the clock went back to normal operation until the Broncs scored again in the 4th quarter. The Pirates got across the goal line one more time, but missed the extra point attempt, making the final score - Hamilton 49 - Polson 14.

With the loss, Polson is now out of the Class A football playoffs. Hamilton, meanwhile, is hosting the Sidney Eagles in the first weekend of playoff games. The latest MHSA schedule has that game starting at 12 noon Saturday, October 31 - Halloween. Hamilton is hoping for a "spirited" victory against the Eastern Montana school. KLYQ will bring you the live play-by-play at 1240 AM radio, and on the free KLYQ app on your cellphone.

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