“I feel like we are finally clicking on all cylinders,” said Ennis head coach Chris Hess, following the Mustangs’ playoff win Nov. 4 against Belt. The boys in green amassed more than 300 rushing yards, while stopping the Huskies’ running game completely, which propelled them to a 72-52 win on the road.
The Mustangs continued to add more points to the board throughout the game, while preventing Arlee from doing the same, winning the game 56-0.
Madison County football roundup.
Falcons soar to first win, Panthers lose first game.
The Sheridan Panthers scored 33 unanswered points at their home opener on Friday, Sept. 1, which propelled them to their second win in as many games.
From the second the football was in motion at Scully Field in Ennis on Friday night, the Mustangs were in control.
It is a game known throughout eight-man, class C football – the ‘Clev’ game.
In its 34th year, the Bob Cleverly All Star Game saw Madison County athletes take to the field, joining together with past rivals for the title. This year, thanks to a switch up of districts, Ennis and Twin Bridges senior players once again put on opposing jerseys, and battled each other for a chance to be champions. The blue team, led by five Ennis players, prevailed.
After an undefeated season and a state championship, Ennis football coach Chris Hess has one more accolade to add to the list.
It all came down to the Mustang defense. Ennis was up, 30 – 24, in Charlo in a sudden death style overtime for the Class C 8-man State Championship, and the Vikings had four chances to make it into the end zone from the 10 yard line. If they scored six, the game continued. Any more than that, Ennis would lose.
I moved to Madison County at the end of high school football season three years ago. By the time I was settled in at the paper and ready to go out on assignment, the Ennis Mustangs football team was the only county team still left in the playoffs.