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Columbia Falls Wildcats looking to repeat as state champs in 2018

Posted at 6:18 PM, Oct 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-31 13:27:22-04

COLUMBIA FALLS – While many high school football teams were off playing their first-round playoff matchups, defending Class A state champion Columbia Falls was on a bye and focusing on whoever it will face this Friday.

The Wildcats dropped their first game of the season to a tough Hamilton team in Week 1. Since then, the Wildcats have found their groove, winning out the rest of the season. They also have broken a Class A record with a ridiculous 54.1 points per game, breaking a Butte record of 53 points per game set all the back in 1916.

Coach Jaxon Schweikert says no matter who the opponent the team prepares the same.

“We really worry about us; we don’t really focus too much on other teams,” he said. “We understand what they do and we game plan a little bit, but we’re really focused on us. We film practices, we break down our practice, our kids watch film every day, every single day they are in meetings with coaches and staff and watching film. But we do so much more outside practice and the physical part and the mental part, and that’s what we really focus on and it seems to work for us.”