HAVRE -- Mason Dionne scored the go-ahead touchdown with 19 seconds left as Havre earned a thrilling 14-13 win over Lewistown in the first round of the Class A state football playoffs Saturday.
The Havre offense struggled to get much going in a defensive slugfest for much of the game. In fact, the Blue Ponies' first points came on a safety near the end of the first half to make it a 7-2 game at the break. Lewistown's Keaton Potter scored the game's first points, bouncing to the outside and sprinting his way to a 52-yard touchdown.
Kellen Detrick returned a Lewistown fumble for a touchdown to give Havre its first lead of the game in the third quarter. The Golden Eagles bounced back and re-took the lead in the fourth on a short touchdown run.
It was looking like that score would hold up for Lewistown, but Havre drove down the field late, covering nearly 70 yards in less than four minutes to set up Dionne's score. The senior punched it in from the 1-yard line and the Blue Ponies intercepted Lewistown's Hail Mary attempt to seal the win and secure a spot in the second round of the playoffs.
Havre will now hit the road and travel to Dillon for a quarterfinal game.
Class A football playoff scores
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Billings Central 45, Glendive 13 (Friday)
Frenchtown 34, Whitefish 7
Havre 14, Lewistown 13
Libby 49, Butte Central 28