OUR KSEN/K96—BOZEMAN TROPHY ATHLETE’S OF THE WEEK NOT ONLY HAD TO RISE ABOVE THEIR OPPONENTS BUT A COUPLE OF OTHER EXTREME OBSTACLES AS WELL.

PLAYING IN 3 MATCHES LAST WEEK THE VALIER PANTHERS WON ONLY ONE OUT OF 3, BUT HEAD COACH KADIE BRIGGS SAYS IT WAS AWFULLY DIFFICULT COMING OUT OF A 2 WEEK QUARANTINE WITH NO GAMES AND NO PRAC TICE.

WITH THAT SAID, SHE TELLS US THAT SR. ERICA RAMSAY LED THE WAY IN THE WIN OVER CASCADE AND TAKING POWER AND AUGUSTA, BOTH VERY TALENTED TEAMS, TO 4 AND 5 GAMES RESPECTIVELY.

IN THE POWER MATCH 4 ACES, 5 KILLS AND 10 DIGS. AGAINST CASCADE SHE SERVED 92% AND HAD THE HIGHEST SERVE/RECEIVE PERCENTAGE OF ANY PLAYER ALL SEASON LONG AND AGAINST AUGUSTA 8 ACES, 92% FROM THE SERVE LINE AND 7 KILLS AND 6 DIGS.

COACH BRIGGS SAYS RAMSAY KEPT US ALIVE WITH PASSING AND SERVING WHILE ALSO BEING A SOLID CONTRIBUTOR WITH ATTACKS AND DIGS.

OUR MALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK NOT ONLY FACED A VERY TALENTED GLASGOW FOOTBALL TEAM BUT SNOW AND EXTREMELY COLD TEMPERATURES LAST FRIDAY NIGHT IN FAIRFIELD. BUT, SR. QB GUIDRY GILES ANSWERED THE CALL WITH A 43 YD TOUCHDOWN PASS TO GAVIN MILLS TO GIVE FAIRFIELD THE EARLY LEAD AND THEN TURNED OFF THE LIGHTS WITH AN INTERCEPTION ON GLASGOW’S LAST PLAY AND LAST CHANCE IN THE GAME.

GILES IS A 1ST YEAR STARTER AS A SR. AND 1ST YEAR HEAD COACH GREG MIZNER SAYS HE HAS GOTTEN BETTER IN EVERY SINGLE GAME AND THE PROGRESS BETWEEN THE 1ST GAME AND NOW HAS BEEN REMARKABLE. ONE REALLY UNIQUE ABILITY, THE COACH SAYS, IS HIS ABILITY TO GET THE BALL IN A PLACE WHERE ONLY OUR RECEIVERS CAN CATCH IT.

ALSO NOMINATED THIS WEEK, AND ANOTHER TREMENDOUS PERFORMANCE, FOR POWER/DUTTON/BRADY JR. SPENCER LEHNERZ. TITANS HEAD COACH TOM TRANMER SAYS HE HAD A “HECKUVA GAME,” IN THE TITANS 1ST ROUND PLAYOFF WIN AGAINST DENTON/GEYSER/STANFORD.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR KSEN/K96—BOZEMAN TROPHY ATHLETE’S OF THE WEEK, SR. ERICA RAMSAY OF VALIER AND SR. GUIDRY GILES OF FAIRFIELD. THE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK IS SPONSORED LOCALLY BY McDONALD’S IN CUT BANK. McDONALD’S HONORS OUR ATHLETE’S WITH TWO FREE VALUE MEALS EACH.