“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.
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.
Though Wibaux put up a fight – the toughest the Ennis football team has seen so far this year – the Mustangs gained momentum early on and brought home a win, 46 – 6, which earned them a trip to the state championship on Nov. 19 in Charlo.
For the Mustangs, every win is special. But their defeat of the Cascade Badgers last Saturday was extra poignant. Jay Fredrickson, former Ennis football head coach, returned to the Madison Valley, but this time he was at the helm of a tough Cascade team.
Though Scobey put up a tough fight, the Mustangs continued their winning streak, defeating the Spartans, 62 – 8.