SBLive Power 10 Montana high school football rankings, Week 8: Missoula Sentinel, Billings West facing ranked opponents – again

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

Here is the Week 8 list, compiled by SBLive Montana correspondent Doug Drowley:


Last week: Beat Big Sky, 35-0.

This week: Hosts No. 8 Helena Capital on Friday.

Spartans’ October respite has concluded, they and their 16-game winning streak take on the No. 8 Bruins.


Last week: Beat Billings Senior, 30-0.

This week: Travels to No. 10 C M Russell on Friday night.

Golden Bears haven’t allowed a touchdown in five weeks, have outscored their last six opponents, 253-17.

3. HAMILTON (6-0)

Last week: Beat Ronan, 55-0.

This week: Travels to Libby on Friday night.

Broncs took care of business off the unexpected bye, take a step up in competition against the Loggers (3-4).

4. LAUREL (6-0)

Last week: Beat Custer County, 21-7.

This week: Travels to Glendive on Friday night.

Locomotives have continued to be dominate this season as the defending champs have outscored their first six opponents, 191-42.


Last week: Beat Loyola-Sacred Heart, 45-7.

This week: Travels to play Whitehall/Harrison on Friday night.

Falcons continue to get contributions from across the roster, like Tristan Pyette’s three-TD performance (one in each phase) against Loyola.

6. HELENA (5-2)

Last week: Beat Flathead, 51-0.

This week: Travels to Big Sky on Friday night.

Bengals on the road for the second consecutive week against an opponent they should beat.

7. BUTTE (4-2)

Last week: Lost to Capital, 43-3.

This week: Hosts 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.


Last week: Beat Hllegate, 48-6.

This week: Travels to No. 1 Sentinel on Friday night.

Bruins re-enter the Power 10 after a multi-week break, having righted things after a loss to Glacier two weeks ago.

9. POLSON (7-0)

Last week: Beat Havre, 42-14.

This week: Travels to play Browning on Friday night.

Quarterback Jarrett Wilson is just seven touchdown passes short of the Montana single-season high school record of 41.

10. CM RUSSELL (5-2)

Last week: Lost to Bozeman, 21-14.

This week: Host No. 2 Billings West on Friday night.

Rustlers go from the loss to Bozeman into the frying pan with a big litmus test against the No. 2 Golden Bears.

Doug Drowley

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