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How the SBLive Power 10 Montana high school football teams fared in Week 1: Sentinel wins in AA title-game rematch with Billings West

In other marquee game, Helena - behind QB Caden Huot - blanks Great Falls, 22-0.
Photo by Spencer Martin, Sports Director at KULR-8

Photo by Spencer Martin, Sports Director at KULR-8

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 1 of the high school football season. 

HOW THE TOP 10 FARED — AUG. 27

1. MISSOULA SENTINEL, 1-0 (AA) beats Billings West, 22-19

QB Zac Crews completes comeback with late 2-yard TD run in 'AA' title-game rematch.

2. BILLINGS WEST, 0-1 (AA) lost to Missoula Sentinel, 22-19

Golden Bears turn it over twice in fourth quarter - last one inside 10 with 26 seconds to go.

3. HELENA, 1-0 (AA) beats Great Falls, 22-0

Preseason all-state QB Caden Huot gets best of Bison with two second-half TD strikes.

4. GREAT FALLS, 0-1 (AA) lost to Helena, 22-0

Slow starts nothing new for Great Falls the last couple of seasons (0-4 in 2019; 1-3 in 2020).

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5. BILLINGS SENIOR, 1-0 (AA) beats Butte, 18-17 (Thu.)

Maclain Burckley's chip-shot field goal with two seconds to go rallies Broncs in home opener.

6. GLACIER, 1-0 (AA) beats Belgrade, 52-0

Game was delayed by lightning - and then QB Gage Sliter (three TD passes) brings the electricity.

7. HAMILTON, 1-0 (A) beats Corvallis, 46-8

Broncs' defense has given up just a TD or less in past five meetings; series winning streak is 13 games.

8. LAUREL, 0-0 (A) plays Park on Saturday

Goes on road to start season against Rangers - a team it has beaten in the past nine meetings.

9. BILLINGS CENTRAL CATHOLIC, 0-0 (A) on bye week

Opens next weekend against Custer County - an opponent it defeated twice last fall (42-0 and 17-10).

10. FLORENCE-CARLTON, 0-0 (B) on bye week

Tough 2021 debut next week at fellow top-10 Manhattan/Manhattan Christian; lost 35-29 a year ago.

(Featured photo by Spencer Martin/KULR-8 sports director)

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