A bruising offense led the Hamilton Broncs to a 35-21 win over the Libby Loggers on Oct. 18.
The loss is Libby’s second of the year, coming quick on the heels of a 28-12 defeat at the hands of Dillon. With the win, Hamilton (7-1) is poised to head into the playoffs with a bye-week as the No. 1 seed.
The Loggers (6-2) enjoyed the lead—albeit briefly—in the second quarter after Ayden Williamson racked up a three-yard touchdown run. But the Broncs quickly rallied behind quarterback Carson Rostad. By halftime, the score was 21-7 in Hamilton’s favor.
They did not look back.
By the game’s end, the Broncs had chewed up 497 yards. Senior running back Landon Duce accounted for 216 of those yards.
“Landon does a great job,” said Hamilton coach Bryce Carver, speaking to 406MTSports.com. “He hasn’t scored now in a couple games, but he doesn’t care. He just keeps working.”
Before falling to Dillon and Hamilton, Libby won six consecutive games. For the second week in a row, head coach Neil Fuller stressed the need for discipline among his players. Mistakes and miscues played a key role in the loss, he said.
“Hamilton is as good as a football team we’ll see all year,” he told 406MTSports.com. “If we’re going to compete with the big boys, we gotta cut out those goofy mistakes.”
Libby plays Frenchtown at home Oct. 25.