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Class A football roundup: Hamilton rallies past Columbia Falls in championship rematch

Posted at 11:40 PM, Aug 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-01 01:42:41-04

COLUMBIA FALLS — Carson Rostad found Camron Rothie for four touchdown passes as Hamilton earned its revenge over Columbia Falls, 35-24 on Friday night. The Broncs fell to the Wildcats in the 2017 Class A state championship game.

Rostad, a junior and three-year starter, now has 71 career touchdown passes, according to Class A statistician Brian Reed, moving to No. 4 all-time in Class A football. The four touchdown passes to Rothie became the 14th time a player has caught four touchdowns in a game.

Reed also told MTN Sports that Rothie earned career touchdown receptions No. 22-25, tied for third all-time in the class.

Climbing the record books didn’t come without challenges, though, as Columbia Falls took a 24-14 halftime lead. Drew Morgan opened the scoring with a touchdown to Carsen McPhee, then the duo hooked up again right before halftime to build the 10-point lead.

Michael Golden’s fourth-quarter go-ahead rushing touchdown gave Hamilton the lead, 28-24, then Rostad found Rothie with 2:21 to play to seal the victory.

Hamilton travels to Browning next weekend, while Columbia Falls faces Dillon.

Class A football scores

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Belgrade 20, Livingston 13
Polson 14, Dillon 40
Billings Central 40, Sidney 0
Browning 50, Stevensville 41
Corvallis 42, Libby 31
Frenchtown 38, Whitefish 2
Glendive 16, Hardin 6
Hamilton 35, Columbia Falls 24
Lewistown 47, Havre 6
Miles City 21, Laurel 20