How the SBLive Power 10 Montana high school football teams fared in Week 12: Rematch everyone expected is set – No. 1 Missoula Sentinel vs. No. 2 Billings West

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 12 – state semifinal round – of the high school football season.


1. MISSOULA SENTINEL 10-0 (AA) beats No. 8 Glacier, 42-21

RB Adam jones scores season-best five touchdowns, three coming in first half as Spartans build 22-7 lead, and will take 21-game winning streak into ‘AA’ title game.

2. BILLINGS WEST 10-1 (AA) beats No. 6 Helena, 34-14

State title-game rematch with Sentinel set as Golden Bears offense rolls up 375 yards in first half, led by RB Michael DeLeon, to take big lead – and cruise.

3. HAMILTON 9-0 (A) hosts Fergus on Saturday

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 (A) hosts No. 7 Polson on Saturday

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 (B) hosts Jefferson on Saturday

Falcons back in semifinals for the second consecutive season, and have won the past two meetings against Panthers – the last one in 2019 (28-15).

6. HELENA 9-3 (AA) loses to No. 2 Billings West, 34-14

By the time the Bengals get their initial first down at the end of the opening quarter, they trailed 17-0 – and never threatened in QB Kaden Huot’s final game.’

7. POLSON 9-0 (A) travels to No. 4 Laurel on Saturday

Last time these two schools played was in 2012. Both had trouble scoring, but Pirates went on to win, 9-7. Expect more points in this encounter.

8. GLACIER 8-4 (AA) loses to No. 1 Sentinel, 42-21

Defense gives up 95-yard touchdown scoring drive on Spartans’ first series of second half to go down 29-7; fullback Jake Rendina (37 yards) goes down with injury.

9. BUTTE 6-4 (AA) season is over

Bulldogs finished after ‘AA’ quarterfinal loss.

10. HELENA CAPITAL 6-4 (AA) season is over

Bruins finished after ‘AA’ quarterfinal loss.

(Photo by Darren Winberg/NBC Montana sports anchor)

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