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Maroons Aiming For State Title Game

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Two years ago, the Butte Central Maroons lost a heart-breaker in the Class A State Championship Game, falling to Dillon 29-28.
After that tough loss, the Maroons set their sights on another run to the title game in 2015.
But it was not meant to be, as the Maroons lost in the quarterfinals, finishing the season 7-4 overall.
With the start of a new season just over one week away, the quest remains the same in 2016.
"We were all wanting to get back there last year, especially with the seniors last year," said Senior Free Safety and Wide Receiver Nate McGree. "This year's the same goal, just get back to playing in very late December."
Roster turnover is part of the game in high school football, but the Maroons are expected to start several players who played in the 2014 title game, which they believe puts them in an advantageous position.
"The seniors now were sophomores when we played in the state championship, and a lot of us played in the state championship," said McGree. "It motivates us to get back there and it helps us because we know how to play in big games."
While the players are feeling good about another deep run, Head Coach Don Peoples said his goal is to just do better than last season.
"We have a good nucleus of returners and kids who have been a part of some good wins in the past, but they've also been part of some disappointing losses," said Peoples. "I think we have the right mindset to take another step forward."
The Maroons kick off their season August 26th at Belgrade.
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