BUTTE, Mont. - The Butte Bulldogs made their first state championship appearance in 21 years a memorable one.
With a crowd of over 6,000 fans packing Naranche Stadium in Butte, the Bulldogs and Bozeman Hawks put on quite a show.
Butte got on the board first with Dalton Daum touchdown reception from Dallas Cook, the extra point was blocked, Butte lead 6-0.
Bozeman responded with a touchdown of their own, hitting the extra point taking a 7-6 lead.
By halftime after going up and down the field, the Bulldogs lead 20-14.
After the half it appeared Butte had pulled away for good, they lead 35-21 with just over two minutes to go. But the Hawks stayed resilient, quickly scoring and recovering an onside kick at 35-28.
With under 30 seconds left Bozeman scored a touchdown and hit the two point conversion to lead 36-35. But with time expiring, Butte kicker Jake Dennehy nailed a 46-yard field goal to make the Bulldogs the State AA Champions.