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Cat-Griz finish helps solidify Wehr’s decision to join Bobcats

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The loss one step short of the state championship game motivated Marcus Wehr for a full year. When the Billings Central defensive end and his teammates earned another shot at the Hamilton Broncs, this time in the state championship game in November, Wehr did not want it to slip away.

As a junior, Wehr and the Rams fell 35-28 in the semifinals of the Class A playoffs to Hamilton.

“That really stung me really hard,” Wehr said. “I just went in the weight room the next weekend and had it in my mind and I was like, ‘Next year we are going to win this thing.’”

On November 17, Wehr missed the annual rivalry game between Montana and Montana State in Missoula. He estimates it was the first Cat-Griz game “I had ever missed in my life that I can remember.” But Wehr could be forgiven for not being at Washington-Grizzly Stadium for Montana State’s epic 29-25 victory. He was in the midst of claiming his own state championship.

The Rams put the clamps down on Hamilton’s previously unstoppable offense on the way to a gritty 28-21 victory.

The loss one step short of the state championship game motivated Marcus Wehr for a full year. When the Billings Central defensive end and his teammates earned another shot at the Hamilton Broncs, this time in the state championship game in November, Wehr did not want it to slip away.

As a junior, Wehr and the Rams fell 35-28 in the semifinals of the Class A playoffs to Hamilton.

“That really stung me really hard,” Wehr said. “I just went in the weight room the next weekend and had it in my mind and I was like, ‘Next year we are going to win this thing.’”

On November 17, Wehr missed the annual rivalry game between Montana and Montana State in Missoula. He estimates it was the first Cat-Griz game “I had ever missed in my life that I can remember.” But Wehr could be forgiven for not being at Washington-Grizzly Stadium for Montana State’s epic 29-25 victory. He was in the midst of claiming his own state championship.

The Rams put the clamps down on Hamilton’s previously unstoppable offense on the way to a gritty 28-21 victory.

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About Colter Nuanez

Colter Nuanez is the co-founder and senior writer for Skyline Sports. After spending six years in the newspaper industry with stops at the Missoulian, the Ellensburg Daily Record and the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, the former Washington Newspaper Association Sportswriter of the Year and University of Montana Journalism School graduate ('09) has cultivated a deep passion for sports journalism during his 13-year career covering the Big Sky Conference. In August of 2014, Colter and brother Brooks merged their passions of writing and art to found Skyline Sports.

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