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Spartans Ready for Big Test

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The Sentinel Spartans are on a quest to win three straight state championships.  So far this season they have punished every team that's stood in their way, a perfect 11-0 with every win being by double digits.

"I'm very satisfied with how we are playing it kind of suck sometimes because if we are ahead too much we don't get to play as much but it's looking good and we are having fun," said Senior Olivia Roberts.

"You know we have been playing really well and practicing really hard and we've put a lot of effort out there and it's shown so it's really good to reap the benefits of practicing really hard," said Senior Maddy Keast.

But their biggest test of the season comes this weekend, when they travel to play Helena Capital, the team they beat in the state title game last year.

"Ever since state last year I knew they were going to be a good team again this year, and we are excited to see where we are at and it's good competition and going to be a good game," said Roberts.

Meanwhile Capital would love nothing more than to give Sentinel their first loss.

"We've had this circled on the calendar for a long time.  They got the best of us three times last year and our goal this year is to go one step higher and to do that you have to go through Sentinel so it's time to bring it on," said Capital Head Coach Bill Pilgeram.

"It would be really cool to beat them and it would just be awesome since we lost to them three times last year and in the state championship so it pushes us to work hard," said Senior Michaela Dowdy.

The Spartans haven't had a close game in the fourth quarter this year, something Coach Karen Deden certainly isn't complaining about, but feels a close match up will help her squad moving forward.

"Well yea obviously you want a cushion so you're not feeling like you're going to die but I think those kids want to feel pushed and I think sometimes when you are playing another team it's not like their not being pushed but they want to feel at the top of their game. They want people to push them to a whole other level and I think they can play at a whole other level and they don't always get to do that," said Deden.

So will Sentinel's reign of dominance continue, or will Capital let the state know they are the team to be reckoned with? We will found out on Saturday.

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