‘Unfinished Business’ How the Fort Benton Longhorns Are Defying Predictions

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Leo Goldman

SWX

“We’ve got unfinished business.” said Jory Thompson, Fort Benton head coach.

In 2019, nobody could stop the Fort Benton Longhorns. They dominated their Class C regular season schedule, going 8 and 0 and winning their division handily. But the Fairview Warriors ended the Longhorns dream season in the semifinals, two games short of a state championship.

“Fairview was an excellent, excellent team. Would never take that away from them. You know, knowing that we lost four guys the week before in the second half against Park City in the quarterfinals, I think that was a huge blow for us and we just didn’t recover from that.” said Thompson.

Then, to make matters worse, nearly half of their offense was lost to graduation, including team captain and quarterback Garret Diekhans.

“The guy could improvise on the

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