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 5 of the high school football season.
HOW THE TOP 10 FARED — SEPT. 24
1. MISSOULA SENTINEL, 4-0 (AA) beats No. 6 Helena, 27-6
Who else would spark a late first-half rally? It was QB Zac Crews – who throws and runs for a touchdown in final 41/2 minutes as Spartans win 14th in a row.
2. BILLINGS WEST, 4-1 (AA) beats Belgrade, 48-3
Early turnover – and deficit? No problem for Golden Bears, who score on final five drives of first half, and win fourth game in a row.
3. GLACIER, 4-1 (AA) beats Capital, 21-7
When things aren’t going well, just give the football to RB Jake Rendina. His two second-half touchdown runs (13, 7) break halftime tie.
4. HAMILTON, 5-0 (A) beats Stevensville, 49-12
QB Tyson Rostad is a multi-touchdown scoring machine. He has now accounted for four scores in every game this fall – and 22 TDs total.
5. BUTTE, 4-1 (AA) beats Big Sky, 24-0
QB Jace Stenson completes two first-half touchdown passes, and PK Casey Kautzman connects on school-record 51-yard field goal in Bulldogs’ win.
6. HELENA, 3-2 (AA) loses to No. 1 Missoula Sentinel, 27-6
Two Coil Porter field goals give Bengals early 6-0 lead, but a QB Kaden Huot interception triggers Sentinel turnaround – and scoring onslaught.
7. BILLINGS SENIOR, 3-2 (AA) loses to CM Russell, 36-12
Offense a no-show – Broncs score on two blocked punt returns – and defense gives up three Cole Taylor fourth-quarter touchdown passes.
8. LAUREL, 4-0 (A) beats Hardin, 42-0
QB Kyson Moran and RB Beau Dantic star on homecoming night with two first-half touchdowns – and Locomotives keep chugging along.
9. FLORENCE-CARLTON, 4-0 (B) beats Anaconda, 44-3
More details to come, but Falcons have won past five meetings in series.
10. BILLINGS CENTRAL CATHOLIC, 4-0 (A) beats Park, 54-0
More details to come, but Rams have now won seven in a row in the series.
(Featured photo by Kyle Riley)