KSEN/K96—BOZEMAN TROPHY ATHLETES OF THE WEEK ARE BOTH PLAYERS THAT WOULD BE SORELY MISSED IF THEY WEREN’T ON THE FIELD OR COURT. MALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK HONORS GO TO CONRAD SR. CARSON BITNEY. MALTA EVENTUALLY BEAT CONRAD IN THE LAST MINUTE OF FRIDAY NIGHTS MATCHUP WITH A TOUCHDOWN AND EXTRA POINT BY REX WILLIAMSON, BUT HAD IT NOT BEEN FOR BITNEY’S SPEED THAT TACKLED WILLIAMSON ON THE CORNER ALL NIGHT LONG, MALTA WOULD HAVE MOST LIKELY SCORED NUMEROUS TIMES BEFORE THAT. HE ALSO HAD A KEY INTERCEPTION THAT STOPPED AN EARLIER MALTA DRIVE AND EVEN THOUGH WE DIDN’T HAVE IMMEDIATE NUMBERS, HEAD COACH PAUL SCHILLING SAYS HE MOST LIKELY WAS OUR LEADING TACKLER. IN A LOW SCORING (8-6) GAME, OFFENSIVE ACCOLADES WEREN’T HUGE BUT BITNEY WAS KEY HELPING THE COWBOYS DRIVE THE BALL DOWN THE FIELD ALL NIGHT LONG AT RUNNING BACK. HE ALSO DOES CONRAD’S KICKING AND PUNTING AND THE VERY FIRST KICK SET MALTA BACK INSIDE THEIR OWN 10 YARD LINE AND IT LED TO CONRAD OWNING FIELD POSITION FOR THE ENTIRE FIRST HALF.

OUR FEMALE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK, LAST YEAR’S ATHLETE OF THE YEAR, SHELBY SR. MADDISON UNDERDAL, HAS STARTED VERY STRONG ON THE VOLLEYBALL COURT WHERE SHE IS KNOCKING DOWN KILLS AT A TORRID PACE. IN THE COYOTES 1ST CONFERENCE WIN, A 3-1 VICTORY OVER CONRAD SHE RECORDED 23 KILLS AND 2 BLOCKS. 15 KILLS AND A COUPLE BLOCKS IN A 3-0 WIN OVER HARLEM THE WEEK BEFORE AS WELL. AT 5-10, MADDISON IS BLESSED WITH AN ATHLETIC BODY AND SKILLS THAT WILL LEAD TO A LOT OF SUCCESS IN BOTH VOLLEYBALL AND BASKETBALL. CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR KSEN/K96—BOZEMAN TROPHY ATHLETES OF THE WEEK, SR. CARSON BITNEY OF CONRAD AND SR. MADDISON UNDERDAL OF SHELBY. THE ATHLETE OF THE WEEK IS SPONSORED LOCALLY BY McDONALD’S IN CUT BANK. McDONALD’S HONORS OUR ATHLETES WITH TWO FREE VALUE MEALS EACH.