Photos and story by Mike Coil Explore Big Sky contributor

On Oct. 26, the most beautiful fall afternoon of the season, the Lone Peak Big Horns routed the Lima Bears 46-20 to finish their season at 4-4.

The Bears (3-5) used a flea flicker option offense, which resulted in a steady air game with exciting pass and option plays. The Big Horn defense proved up to the task, and swatted away passes throughout the afternoon and intercepted the Bears late in the game to seal the win.

Freshman quarterback Eddie Starz again showed his athleticism as he mixed up passes and running plays to march his Big Horns up and down the field on several sustained drives. Lima was short handed with only eight players, and their fatigue was showing by the fourth quarter, as most of their players were on the field the entire game.

For the second year in a row the Big Horns have made the playoffs, which start on Nov. 2, with a game in Hobson under the lights.