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.
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