Football

Montana Prep Football Rankings: Sept 22

Top five rankings among all classifications remain the same with minimal movement after four weeks of play

By Micah Drew
Patrick Rohrbach (90) of the Glacier Wolfpack makes a kick in a game against the Helena Bengals in Legends Stadium in Kalispell on Oct. 11, 2019. The Bengals won 20-6. Hunter D’Antuono | Flathead Beacon

Class AA proved decisively that it is very much a class of haves and the have-nots. Top-ranked Missoula Sentinel toppled No. 3 Kalispell Glacier 29-21 on a Friday night where the other six games were decided by 57, 49, 42, 42, 41 and 31 points; the only other semi-interesting Class AA game was Billings Senior’s 35-21 win over Bozeman Gallatin on Thursday night.

Here’s to a more competitive Friday night this week.

Upcoming Class AA game of the week. No. 1 Missoula Sentinel (3-0) takes its perfect record to No. 5 Helena (3-1), where Bengals QB Kaden Huot will try to match his blowout performance at Missoula Hellgate in which his seven TDs broke an 86-year-old school record.

As for Class A, the top five teams all won convincingly, with Hamilton (4-0) solidifying No. 1 by trouncing Butte Central 49-14 and No. 2 Laurel (3-0) fending off the toughest challenge by downing previously unbeaten Lewistown 28-21 on the road.

Upcoming Class A game of the week: High-flying No. 5 Polson (4-0) and its aerial circus travels to unranked Libby (2-2), where QB Jarrett Wilson will try to pad his already absurd passing statistics. In three counting games, Wilson is 88-for-118 passing for 1,182 yards and 19 touchdowns with zero interceptions; he also tossed four TD passes in a 49-21 exhibition victory over the Kalispell Glacier junior varsity, a game scheduled after Butte Central forfeited the season opener to the Pirates.

The rankings:

Class AA

  1. Missoula Sentinel (3-0)
  2. Billings West (3-1) 
  3. Butte (3-1)
  4. Glacier (3-1)
  5. Helena (3-1)

Class A

  1. Hamilton (4-0)
  2. Laurel (3-0)
  3. Billings Central (3-0)
  4. Whitefish (4-0)
  5. Polson (4-0)

Class B

  1. Florence-Carlton (3-0) 
  2. Columbus (3-0)
  3. Townsend (2-1)
  4. Fairfield (3-0)
  5. Bigfork (3-0)
  6. Eureka (3-1)

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