On Saturday afternoon, Bridger will go to Scorching Springs within the first spherical of the 6-Man state soccer playoffs. Inclement climate is within the forecast, as snow is predicted to dump all through Friday and into Saturday morning, doubtless inflicting slick circumstances.
“We’ve been engaged on ball safety, ball dealing with. We’ve been making an attempt to verify we’re getting balls moist, utilizing totally different balls. Simply ensuring everyone will get a sure really feel for the ball, as a result of it’s going to are available to play,” Bridger head coach Mike Mathis stated.
For the Scouts, the in a single day journey to Scorching Springs received’t be something out of the bizarre. Bridger has had 4-plus hour highway journeys every of the final two years within the postseason touring to Jordan and Richey-Lambert, the place it fell each instances. Bridger will go away on Friday afternoon to embark on its 422-mile journey, with a pit cease in Butte at Montana Tech.
“We’re used to it by now. The final couple of years we’ve had away journeys of 6-hours plus in consecutive seasons, so we’re form of used to getting into motels,” Bridger quarterback Probability Goltz stated. “It’s simply enterprise journeys.”
“They’re excited to (observe at Tech). It may be plenty of enjoyable to be on the school turf. They’ve received turf, so will probably be plenty of enjoyable for them. They’re actually excited,” Mathis stated.
In a brand new twist with a fifth convention within the 6-man fold, each Bridger and Scorching Springs are two seeds from their respective conferences. This has the potential to be one of many weekend’s finest video games.
“They’ve a two-headed monster. They’ve two fairly fast juniors. It’s (Jack) McAllister and (Kyle) Lawson. They prefer to go to these two rather a lot. They’re a load. They’re each fairly good,” Mathis stated. “Hopefully for them, they get these different guys concerned. We’ve been making ready for these two, so we’ll see in the event that they select to get these different guys concerned. They’re positively placing the ball in No. 3 and No. 7’s fingers.”
Kickoff is slated for Saturday at 1 p.m. with the winner advancing to face the winner of the Wibaux/Huge Sandy sport, which will likely be performed Friday at 1 p.m.