Varsity football: Custer faces rival Dawson County

The Custer County District High School varsity football team will try to end the regular season on a positive note when they square off against arch-rival Dawson County on Friday at Connors Stadium at the Denton Sports Complex in Miles City.

Playoff pairings will be announced next week, and the Cowboys are still in the running for a wildcard slot in the 12-team Class A field.

Coach Jeff Regan’s Cowboys are coming off a 42-21 loss at Billings Central Catholic last week, while Dawson dropped a 49-8 decision to Sidney, which is unbeaten in the Eastern A Conference at 4-0.

Custer County sports the better record. The Cowboys are 3-5 overall, and 1-3 in the Eastern A. Dawson County is 1-6 overall and 0-4 in the conference. The Red Devils have lost five straight games.

Dawson County will be looking to avenge a 52-35 loss to the Cowboys last year. They’ll need to find some offense to be successful. The Red Devils are averaging just 12 points per game, while yielding 36 points per game.

Custer County has lost two in a row and three of their past four games. The Cowboys are tied for fourth-place in the six-team conference.

The Cowboys have scored 161 points this season, an average of 20 ppg. They have given up 172 points.

The CCDHS Booster Club will host a tailgate party prior to the game starting at 5 p.m. at the stadium. Hamburgers are on the menu. Cost is $5 per plate with proceeds benefitting the club.

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.