If there was a sign warning opposing offenses of Great Falls High's secondary, it would read 'no fly zone.' That's because nothing comes easy against the Bison. a unit anchored by seniors Kody Torgerson and Cade Habel.
"On the field those guys are leaders. Over the summer they're the guys who have told me and other teammates to get in the weight room. They don't shy from anything," said senior linebacker Chase Short.
"They're both very intelligent when it comes to the game," said head coach Mark Samson.
Cade is a stout, technically sound safety. But it's his work off the field that has his coaches and teammates beaming.
"He's student body president, he's a 4.0 kid," Samson said. "He's done everything so I don't know when he's going to be governor. I'll vote for him whenever he wants to run for governor."
"He's always involved in the community. He's one of the smartest kids in the school if not the smartest and he's just always helping others no matter what," added Torgerson.
As for Kody, he's certainly no slouch either. He's one of the few Bison who play every down on both sides of the ball.
"Kody overall this year was our best player," Samson said. "He's done everything for us. His stats this year prove I think he's one of the better players in the state."
And the one thing the Bison football team can agree on when it comes to Kody: he hates losing.
"He's competitive all the time," Habel said.
Especially when it comes to his favorite college football team: Ohio State.
"Penn State came with the big upset. Kody did not talk to us. He was so heated," Short said.
But one thing is for certain. Both Kody and Cade will continue their winning ways in the future whether it's in athletics, or in life.
"They're going to be successful because they don't like to take a backseat to anybody," Samson said.
For these reasons, Kody Torgerson and Cade Habel are this week's senior standouts. Reporting from Great Falls, Kurt Schroeder, SWX Montana.