SBLive Power 10 Montana high school football rankings, Week 7: Glacier (No. 7) and Butte (No. 9) drop after losses – and now face off Friday night

Each week, SBLive Montana will update its all-classification top-10 high school football rankings.

Here is the Week 7 list, compiled by SBLive Montana correspondent Doug Drowley:

1. MISSOULA SENTINEL (5-0)

Last week: Beat Flathead, 54-0.

This week: Hosts Big Sky on Friday night.

Spartans get a second consecutive game against a team with a losing record as they look to add to their 15-game winning streak.

2. BILLINGS WEST (5-1)

Last week: Beat Skyview, 63-0.

This week: Travels to Billings Senior on Friday night.

Golden Bears haven’t allowed a touchdown in four weeks, outscoring their last five opponents, 223-17. Cross-town rival up next.

3. HAMILTON (4-0)

Last week: Canceled versus East Helena.

This week: Hosts Ronan on Friday night.

Broncs got an unexpected weekend off when game against East Helena got canceled. Should be well-rested for winless Chiefs.

4. LAUREL (5-0)

Last week: Beat then-No. 8 Billings Central, 28-14.

This week: Hosts Custer County (Miles City) on Friday night.

Locomotives look to remain on an October high against a quality Cowboys squad that is 4-1 and just a game behind in the East.

5. FLORENCE-CARLTON (5-0)

Last week: Beat Eureka, 41-15.

This week: Hosts Loyola on Saturday.

Falcons face a Rams team in the midst of a difficult stretch, already having lost to ‘B’ top-10 opponents in each of the past two weeks.

6. CM RUSSELL (5-1)

Last week: Beat Gallatin, 36-20.

This week: Travel to Bozeman on Friday night.

Rustlers difficult stretch continues over final half of rebound season, traveling to highly-regarded Hawks, who suffered first regional loss.

7. GLACIER (4-2)

Last week: Lost to then-No. 10 Helena, 48-24.

This week: Travels to No. 9 Butte on Friday night.

Wolfpack should be growling after loss to underdog Helena – and path doesn’t get much easier this week against Butte.

8. HELENA (4-2)

Last week: Beat No. 3 Glacier, 48-24.

This week: Travels to Flathead on Friday night.

Kaden Huot-led Bengals get what looks like a break on the schedule, going on the road to face the winless Braves.

9. BUTTE (4-2)

Last week: Lost to Capital, 43-3.

This week: Hosts No. 7 Glacier on Friday night.

Bulldogs took a big hit against Capital – and now face an opponent that is also smarting after tough defeat in Glacier.

10. BILLINGS CENTRAL CATHOLIC (4-1)

Last week: Lost to then-No. 6 Laurel, 28-14.

This week: Travels to play Sidney on Friday night.

Rams get an Eagles’ squad that got back into the win column after three-week stretch of losses, all to top-10 ‘A’ teams.

(Photo courtesy of Josie Trudgeon Photography)

Doug Drowley

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