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 7 of the high school football season.
HOW THE TOP 10 FARED — OCT. 8
1. MISSOULA SENTINEL 6-0 (AA) beats Big Sky, 35-0
Spartans putting it in another gear in notching 16th consecutive win. Team finishes with 454 total yards of offense, led by QB Zac Crews (273).
2. BILLINGS WEST 6-1 (AA) beats Billings Senior, 30-0
WR Taco Dowler becomes school’s all-time leading receiver, but it was his blocked field goal that led to quick touchdown, and 23-0 Golden Bears’ lead.
3. HAMILTON 6-0 (A) beats Ronan, 55-0
Had not been kept from scoring under 40 point sthis season – and for the first time, Broncs put up 50-plus in schools’ first meeting in 13 years.
4. LAUREL 6-0 (A) beats Custer County/Miles City, 21-7
Getting QB Kyson Moran (head) back made a big difference. His two touchdown runs in the second half helped Locomotives gain steam.
5. FLORENCE-CARLTON 6-0 (B) beats Loyola, 45-7
Usually, it is the offense that takes center stage for the Falcons. Not Friday. The defense forces two turnovers and holds Loyola to 28 yards in first half.
6. CM RUSSELL 5-2 (AA) loses to Bozeman, 21-14
Rustlers battle back from a 14-0 deficit, but defense could not get off the field during Bozeman’s decisive (and long) fourth-quarter scoring series.
7. GLACIER 4-3 (AA) loses to No. 9 Butte, 20-17
Held 17-12 lead in the fourth quarter after Patrick Rohrbach’s 51-yard field goal, but late turnover led to long Butte drive – and go-ahead touchdown.
8. HELENA 5-2 (AA) beats Flathead, 51-0
Ah, a stress-free but productive night for Montana QB commit Kaden Huot, who accounts for 174 yards of offense and three touchdowns in win.
9. BUTTE 5-2 (AA) beats No. 7 Glacier, 20-17
Defense comes up with critical interception that leads to Jace Stenson’s game-winning touchdown run – and capped stellar fourth quarter with safety.
10. BILLINGS CENTRAL CATHOLIC 5-1 (A) beats Sidney, 39-20
Trailing 20-19 with five minutes remaining, Rams pull off furious comeback with three touchdowns in a two-minute span to stun Sidney.
(Photo courtesy of Darren Winberg, NBC Montana anchor)