Columbia Falls Boys Lock Down First Conference Soccer Title in 11 Years

The Wildcats (10-1-1 overall, 6-0 in conference) will host a first-round playoff match on Saturday

By Dillon Tabish
The Wildcats huddle under the lights at Flip Darling Memorial Field before the start of the game. Columbia Falls beat Stillwater Christian 4-0 on Sept. 22, 2016. Greg Lindstrom | Flathead Beacon

With a 5-3 victory over Libby, the Columbia Falls boys soccer team capped a perfect conference season and won the Northern A title for the first time in 11 years.

The Wildcats (10-1-1 overall, 6-0 in conference) locked up the conference championship and a No. 1 seed in the Class A state playoffs, which begin this week.

Columbia Falls will host Laurel (4-7-1), the No. 3 seed from Eastern A, on Saturday, Oct. 15. The game will begin at 2 p.m.

Polson (6-4, 3-3), the No. 2 team in Northern A, travels to Corvallis (12-0), the top team from Southern A and defending state champs, to play on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Whitefish (4-7) locked up the No. 3 spot in Northern A and will travel to Billings Central (10-2) to play on Saturday.

Loyola (4-6-1) square off against Hamilton (3-6-2) in a play-in game on Oct. 11. The winner will play at Belgrade (10-2) on Saturday.

Columbia Falls has outscored opponents 40-15 this season and is chasing its first state title since 2005, the last time the team won the conference.

Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup.

Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox.