The high school football team is the heart and
soul of the disappearing rural town of Geraldine on Montana's wind swept
plains. The town, population of 283, has been shrinking for three generations
and now the football team can only field 6 players. Diminishing farm profits
have contributed o the decline, where trucks 50 years old still have to work
and kids playing target practice in the fields dream of being championship
bull riders, not farmers.
However, the Geraldine Tigers are a 6 man
football powerhouse and have made it to the championship game 4 out of the
last 6 years. This year was no different except that the Tigers scored 46
points in the last half of play to win an unlikely championship crown.