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Class A football roundup: Dillon defense stands tall, hands Frenchtown 1st loss

Posted at 11:43 PM, Oct 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-06 01:46:16-04

FRENCHTOWN — Dillon scored the go-ahead touchdown in the second quarter and held on for an 18-14 win to hand Frenchtown its first loss of the season on Friday.

The Beavers and Broncs traded scores in the first half, with Dillon taking an early 6-0 lead on an 8-yard touchdown run by Peter Gibson. Frenchtown answered right back, though. Ben Larson took the ensuing kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown, and the Broncs were up 7-6.

Jace Fitzgerald gave the lead back to Dillon moments later with a 3-yard touchdown.

Kade Baker scored on a 15-yard pass to give Frenchtown a 14-12 advantage, but Justus Peterson responded with an 11-yard touchdown run for Dillon. The Beavers took the 18-14 lead into halftime, and the teams played to a scoreless stalemate in the second half.

The Beavers’ defense stood tall in the fourth quarter, forcing a recovering a Frenchtown fumble late in the game to preserve the win.

Dillon improves to 5-1 overall and 3-0 in the Southwestern A, while Frenchtown falls to 6-1 overall and 2-1 in conference.

Class A football scores

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Billings Central 49, Havre 0
Columbia Falls 64, Ronan 7
Corvallis 50, Stevensville 0
Dillon 18, Frenchtown 14
Hamilton 54, Butte Central 21
Laurel 14, Sidney 12
Lewistown 43, Belgrade 21
Libby 41, Browning 14
Livingston 36, Hardin 0
Miles City 42, Glendive 14
Whitefish 38, Polson 0