Falcon Football recognized for 2011 championship season

Twin Bridges head football coach Rob Lott (right) adresses the school during a pep rally recognizing their recent 2011 Montana Class C championship title. Photo by Ben Coulter

The Twin Bridges Falcons varsity football team was recognized during a special school assembly last week for their recent Montana State Class C Football Championship.

Still glowing from their 44-28 victory over Fairview for the title on Nov. 19, student athletes came forward along with the coaching staff as they reflected on their magical season. While head coach Rob Lott graciously accepted congratulations from the Twin Bridges community, he was quick to deflect most of the credit to his players.

“They played a great game and this is the result,” he said. “I couldn’t be more proud.”

Lott proceeded to break down each week of the season, explaining how the team gradually became more unified and how they developed their goal of winning a state championship.

“It’s really cool to be a part of this, and it’s really neat that so many of you get to share in it,” he said.

Assistant coach Joe Degel also took the podium to express his gratitude and admiration for his team. Fighting back the overwhelming emotion in his voice, Degel said he referenced an analogy of using a pack of dogs to hunt bears to inspire the Falcons going in to the championship game because the dogs’ persistence ultimately overpowers the bear’s strength.

“That’s what it’s all about, teamwork,” Degel said. “You’ve got to be able to work as a team to accomplish a goal.”

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