How the SBLive Power 10 Montana high school football teams fared in Week 2: Taco Dowler continues on-field dominance as Billings West rebounds with win

Each week, SBLive will rank the top 10 teams across the state of Montana regardless of classification. Here’s a look at how those teams fared in games played in Week 2 of the high school football season. 


1. MISSOULA SENTINEL, 2-0 (AA) beats Bozeman, 35-14

QB Zac Crews dazzles again (four total TDs, including three rushing scores), including final 4-yard scamper with six minutes to go to seal win.

2. BILLINGS WEST, 1-1 (AA) beats Helena Capital, 28-0

It is Taco Dowler’s football world – he had a 43-yard touchdown receptions, and a 45-yard pick-6 in the fourth quarter – and we all just live in it.

3. HELENA, 2-0 (AA) beats Billings Senior, 28-14

QB Kaden Huot (three TD passes, one TD run) breaks 14-14 tie with 4-yard touchdown strike to Chase McGurran on first play of fourth quarter.

4. BILLINGS SENIOR, 1-1 (AA) loses to Helena, 28-14

Jacob Miller does his part with a pair of touchdown runs, but Broncs done in by foiled fake punt, untimely goal-line fumble in second half.

5. GLACIER, 2-0 (AA) beats CM Russell, 33-21

Behind three-TD explosion in a three-minute span early in the second quarter, Wolfpack build a 26-0 lead – and cruise to a victory.

6. HAMILTON, 2-0 (A) beats Beaverhead County, 48-6

Quarterback Tyson Rostad has big first half (three TD runs), and the Broncs quickly take the bite out of the Beavers.

7. LAUREL, 1-0 (A) on bye week

Shutout streak extends another week before Locomotives try and win fourth consecutive meeting against Sidney next Friday.

8. HELENA CAPITAL, 1-1 (A) loses to Billings West, 28-0

Defense created early chaos, holding Golden Bears scoreless for first 20 minutes. But offense really struggling to find groove.

9. BILLINGS CENTRAL CATHOLIC, 1-0 (A) beats Custer County, 17-9

Rams had shutout going for three quarters, but needed a late Kade Body 10-yard touchdown run to hold off the Cowboys.

10. FLORENCE-CARLTON, 1-0 (B) beats Manhatten/Manhatten Christian, 52-0

QB Pat Duchien Jr. was a one-man wrecking crew with 437 yards of offense (383 passing, 54 rushing) and five total touchdowns.

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