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Nov 19, 2011 3:13 PM by Q2 Sports

Class A Championship: Central at Dillon

BILLINGS - Here's the preview of the Class A State football championship game between Central and Dillon along with score updates during the game.


*In the 3rd quarter now, more of the same from Dillon, another J.T. Linder touchdown to put the Beavers up 35-3.

*Early in the 2nd quarter, Dillon QB J.T. Linder hits Wes Knox on a 50 yard touchdown pass to give the Beavers a 21-3 lead over Central.



For the 5th straight season Billings Central will be playing in the Class A title game, however for Rams' fans, only 1 of the previous 4 were truly memorable. Central has come up short the past 3 championship games, but it was 4 years ago in 2007 when the Rams last won a state title. Their opponent that day?? Dillon.

The 2007 Class A title game rematch is also a rematch from earlier this season, a game that saw Dillon hand Central their only loss of the season as the Beavers cruised past the Rams at home 40-17.

Obviously the lopsided score was a shock, but what's most surprising from that result is that the Rams' 17 points on September 16th game are the most points Dillon has allowed ALL SEASON.

To say Dillon has been good this year is a vast understatement. The boys from Beaverhead County have been staunch on defense surrendering just 66 points all season and have put up 40 points per game on offense.

3 year starting quarterback J.T. Linder has been everything and then some for the Beavers as the senior has guided Dillon through their so far perfect season effectively throwing and running the football. Central struggled against him in the first meeting this year and know he's is the key to that offense.

The Rams also feel like they learned a lot from that game as evidenced by their performance since. Central's last 7 contests saw them go undefeated through a tough-as-nails Eastern A schedule as well as avenge last year's title game knocking off defending state champ Miles City last week 14-3.

How much they have learned is yet to be determined. The Rams head back to Dillon Saturday in hopes of avenging their only loss and repeating what they accomplished 4 years ago. Like the old saying goes, "In order to be the best, you have to beat the best."


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