‘Super fortunate’: Brockton is fortuitous first beneficiary of eastern Montana businesses stepping up to buy shot clocks

BOZEMAN – When word came down from the Montana High School Association in January that a 35-second shot clock had been adopted for the 2022-23 basketball season, Brockton athletic director and boys basketball coach Milt Apple didn’t even get the chance to fret about how to scrounge up the money.

Turns out Brockton, a Class C school on the southern edge of the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in northeastern Montana, already was scheduled for scoreboard replacements, thanks to Pepsi distributor Blue Rock Products in Sidney, Independence Bank in Poplar and Nemont Telecommunications in Scobey.