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Upsets shuffle latest MontanaSports.com prep football rankings

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Posted at 8:32 AM, Oct 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-07 10:32:51-04

The top teams in Montana high school football continue to reign in the MontanaSports.com power rankings after six weeks, but there's plenty of movement elsewhere.

Missoula Sentinel (5-0) continues to lead Class AA behind a perfect record and Billings West (5-1) follows. Great Falls CMR (5-1) moves up to No. 3, while the Helena schools find themselves back in the rankings after dropping earlier in the season. Capital (4-2) demolished then-No. 4 Butte (4-2) last week, while Helena High (4-2) took down then-No. 3 Glacier (4-2).

Hamilton has yet to move from the top spot in Class A, while Laurel's dominant win over Billings Central vaulted the Locomotives to the No. 2 spot in Class A, although the Rams remain in the rankings at No. 4.

A major upset in Class B dropped Fairfield (4-1) from the rankings, as the Eagles lost to Glasgow (5-1) last weekend for their first conference loss in 48 games. The Scotties received votes this week, but not enough to overtake Bigfork (5-0) in the rankings. Townsend (4-1), whose only loss is to No. 1 Florence, takes the No. 2 spot, although a major conference match-up looms on Friday when the Bulldogs take on No. 4 Columbus (5-0).

The 8-Man rankings saw no changes, although undefeated Simms (5-0) and Sheridan (6-0) received votes. Simms and No. 4 Fort Benton will play for the 8-Man North championship in two weeks.

In 6-Man, Geraldine-Highwood (5-1) suffered its first loss of the season last week, taking the Rivals out of the rankings, allowing Shields Valley (4-1) to slide into the No. 4 spot. Power-Dutton-Brady (5-1) moves into No. 5 after receiving votes earlier in the year.

The rankings after six weeks can be found below.

Class AA

1. Missoula Sentinel (5-0)
2. Billings West (5-1)
3. Great Falls CMR (5-1)
4. Helena Capital (4-2)
5. Helena High (4-2)

Receiving votes: Butte, Kalispell Glacier

Class A

1. Hamilton (6-0)
2. Laurel (5-0)
3. Polson (6-0)
4. Billings Central (4-1)
5. Whitefish (6-0)

Class B

1. Florence (4-0)
2. Townsend (4-1)
3. Malta (5-0)
4. Columbus (5-0)
5. Bigfork (5-0)

Receiving votes: Glasgow

8-Man

1. Joliet (4-0)
2. Drummond-Philipsburg (5-0)
3. Thompson Falls (6-0)
4. Fort Benton (6-0)
5. Culbertson (5-0)

Receiving votes: Simms, Sheridan

6-Man

1. Froid-Medicine Lake (6-0)
2. White Sulphur Springs (4-0)
3. Bridger (6-0)
4. Shields Valley (4-1)
5. Power-Dutton-Brady (5-1)