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Preseason 'C' (8-man) Montana high school football rankings: Flint Creek co-op will try and extend winning ways with new coach

Titans won their third 'C' title in the past four seasons last fall by defeating Scobey-Opheim in the finals.

SBLive surveyed the Montana high school ‘C’ football landscape, and compiled a comprehensive look at the state entering the 2021 fall season.

Here are the preseason 'C' Top 5 rankings:

1. Flint Creek (Drummond-Philipsburg)

2020 record: 12-0

Titans have posted three undefeated state-championship runs in past four seasons, including last fall.

2. Scobey-Opheim

2020 record: 10-2

Spartans want to take it one step further this fall after losing in the state finals to Flint Creek (44-8).

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3. Fort Benton

2020 record: 8-1

Longhorns were rudely eliminated in state semifinals, and must find replacement for QB Billy Ullery.

4. Park City

2020 record: 6-2

Intriguing team with offensive firepower, led by returning QB Jake Gauthier; lost in 2020 quarterfinals.

5. Shelby

2020 record: 6-2

Coyotes only dropped to 8-man level in 2018, and were in the state semifinals a year ago.

(Photo courtesy of Fort Benton athletics)