GREAT FALLS — The Great Falls football team rolled over Billings Skyview 34-6 Thursday night for its first win since the season opener.
The Bison (2-3) vaulted into fourth place in the Eastern AA, and the Falcons (2-4) fell into a tie for fifth with Great Falls CMR, which lost at Billings Senior on Thursday.
Despite the loss, Skyview clinched a playoff spot thanks to Bozeman's 51-0 win over Gallatin on Thursday night. With one game left, the best Gallatin can finish is 2-5. Even if Skyview falls to 2-5 in next week's regular season finale against Belgrade, it would break the tie with Gallatin thanks to its 47-14 win over the Raptors on Oct. 1. Six Eastern AA teams qualify for the playoffs.
On Thursday, the Bison took a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. The Falcons made it 14-6 thanks to an eight-yard pass from Jaylen Baker to Peyton Sanders, but the Bison took a 21-6 lead into halftime, and they subdued Skyview the rest of the way.