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CMR and Great Falls High Preparing for Friday's Crosstown Football Game

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 It's the final week of the regular season for CMR and Great falls High. And that means one thing - it's Crosstown Week.

"We've grown up always seeing the GFHS CMR rivalry knowing how big it is and how much it means for the whole town and just for bragging rights," said Jed Engerbretsen, CMR senior LB.

"It's everything we've been waiting for really. It's all of our emotion put into this one game," said Randy Keesler, GFHS senior LB.

Last year the game didn't turn out well for the Bison who lost 52-0. This year, Great Falls High enters the game at 2-7 and will miss the playoffs. But they still have plenty to play for, especially the seniors.

"Our senior year now and they get to go onto the playoffs but it's our last one so we're going to give it our all," said Kessler Leonard, GFHS senior.

The Bison rank last in rushing defense and if they want any shot on Friday night they'll have to stop the Rustler rushing attack which is one of the best in all AA.

"First and foremost we have to play as a team and come together. CMR has a very good running back and running attack. They have a couple of guys that can really run the rock so we have to maintain the run and be disciplined offensively," said Matt Krahe, Bison head coach.

Across the river, the 7-2 Rustlers are looking to make it 4 wins in a row against Great Falls High as well build some momentum heading into the playoffs.

"It would get a lot of momentum going for us and I think that would be great going into the playoffs," said Payton Sexe, CMR senior.

"On both sides of the ball, we're putting some new stuff into test it out and see how it works and get it going for the playoffs," said Dallas Farren, CMR senior QB.

But before they think about the playoffs, they need to keep doing what they've been doing so they can get a win on Friday night.

"We're watching film on what GFHS does and watching our keys so if we stick to our game plan and play our game we'll be just fine against them," said Jed Engerbretsen, CMR senior LB.

On paper, this game might be a mismatch. But the players know that just being apart of crosstown is something special. And they'll get a chance to do that come Friday night

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