SBLive Power 10 Montana high school football rankings, Week 12: Power-packed semifinals set with Missoula Sentinel, Billings West at home

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

Here is the Week 12 list, compiled by SBLive Montana correspondent Doug Drowley:

1. MISSOULA SENTINEL (9-0)

Last week: Beat Great Falls, 35-0.

This week: Hosts Glacier in ‘AA’ semifinals Friday night.

Spartans’ winning streak has grown to 20 games as they head into a Western rematch with the Wolfpack, a team they beat 29-21 back in Week 4.

2. BILLINGS WEST (9-1)

Last week: Beat Capital, 49-28.

This week: Hosts No. 6 Helena in ‘AA’ semifinals Friday night.

Golden Bears go after a hot quarterback in Kaden Huot and the Bengals, winners of six in a row since a loss to Sentinel in Week 5.

3. HAMILTON (9-0)

Last week: Beat Custer County, 52-13.

This week: Hosts Fergus in ‘A’ semifinals Saturday afternoon.

Broncs have rolled through 2021, scoring 44 or more points in every game. Meanwhile, Golden Eagles have allowed more than 14 points only twice.

4. LAUREL (9-0)

Last week: Beat Frenchtown, 34-17.

This week: Hosts No. 7 Polson in ‘A’ semifinals Saturday afternoon.

Locomotives have allowed more than 17 points only once all season, and have three shutouts. But record-setting QB Jarrett Wilson has been on roll.

5. FLORENCE-CARLTON (10-0)

Last week: Beat Columbus, 28-8.

This week: Hosts Jefferson in ‘B’ semifinals Saturday afternoon.

Falcons back in semifinals for the second consecutive season, will face a Panthers team (7-3) fresh off their 42-0 whitewashing of Whitehall.

6. HELENA (9-2)

Last week: Beat Bozeman, 42-7.

This week: Travels to No. 2 Billings West in ‘AA’ semifinals Friday night.

Bengals took care of Bozeman, which had beaten them in each of the past two quarterfinals. Now it is a date with arguably the hottest team in ‘AA.’

7. POLSON (9-0)

Last week: Beat Billings Central, 49-28.

This week: Travels to No. 4 Laurel in ‘A’ semifinals Saturday afternoon.

Pirates earn chance at the top seed a Week after QB Jarrett Wilson sets the new state single-season mark for touchdown passes (47).

8. GLACIER (8-3)

Last week: Beat Butte, 35-26.

This week: Travels to No. 1 Sentinel in ‘AA’ semifinals Friday night.

Wolfpack in a position many expected them to be, even after a few mid-season bumps – and get rematch with reigning state champions.

9. BUTTE (6-4)

Last week: Lost to Glacier, 35-26.

This week: Season concluded.

Bulldogs finished after ‘AA’ quarterfinal loss.

10. HELENA CAPITAL (6-4)

Last week: Lost to Billings West, 49-28.

This week: Season concluded.

Bruins finished after ‘AA’ quarterfinal loss.

(Photo courtesy of Billings West athletics)

Doug Drowley

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