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SBLive Power 10 Montana high school football rankings, Week 6: C M Russell makes fall debut (No. 9) after big win over Billings Senior

Two matchups of top-10 teams this week - Glacier at. Helena and Laurel at Billings Central Catholic.
Montana Class B #1 Florence-Carlton Falcons vs Anaconda Copperheads

Montana Class B #1 Florence-Carlton Falcons vs Anaconda Copperheads

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

Here is the Week 6 list, compiled by SBLive Montana correspondent Doug Drowley:

1. MISSOULA SENTINEL (4-0)

Last week: Beat No. 6 Helena, 27-6.

This week: Travels to Flathead on Friday.

After consecutive tests against top-10 teams, Spartans take their 14-game winning streak on the road to play a reeling group of Braves at 0-5.

2. BILLINGS WEST (4-1)

Last week: Beat Belgrade, 48-3.

This week: Hosts Skyview on Friday night.

Has not allowed a touchdown in three weeks, outscoring opponents, 160-17. Meanwhile, Skyview has not scored more than 14 since opening weekend.

3. GLACIER (4-1)

Last week: Beat Capital, 21-7.

This week: Travels to No. 10 Helena on Friday night.

Get interesting task facing a Kaden Huot-led Helena team that won’t be happy after a second loss in three weeks - and on the road.

4. HAMILTON (5-0)

Last week: Beat Butte Central Catholic, 49-14.

This week: Travels to Stevensville on Friday night.

Scored at least 44 points in every game so far this season while the Yellowjackets have yet to post more than 28 in a game. Could be lopsided.

5. BUTTE (4-1)

Last week: Beat Beat Big Sky, 24-0.

This week: Hosts Capital on Friday.

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Bulldogs off to a 3-0 start in the Western region, but begin a stretch of back-to-back tests against top-10 foes - starting with the Bruins.

6. LAUREL (4-0)

Last week: Beat Hardin, 42-0.

This week: Travels to No. 8 Billings Central on Friday night.

Locomotives begin gut-testing October schedule, going on the road to face unbeaten Billings Central and its powerful running game.

7. FLORENCE-CARLTON (4-0)

Last week: Beat Anaconda, 44-3.

This week: Hosts Eureka on Saturday.

Falcons took care of possible "overlook" game against Copperheads - and now get stiffer test in Class B top-10 foe from Lincoln County.

8. BILLINGS CENTRAL CATHOLIC (4-0)

Last week: Beat Park, 54-0.

This week: Hosts No. 6 Laurel on Friday night.

Rams finally take step up in competition after starting the year with softer side of the schedule. Locomotives also unbeaten in 2021.

9. C.M. RUSSELL (4-1)

Last week: Beat Billings Senior, 36-12.

This week: Plays versus Gallatin on Friday night.

Rustlers essentially replace team they beat Friday - Billings Senior - in Power 10, and now prepare for Gallatin squad at neutral site

10. HELENA (3-2)

Last week: Lost to No. 1 Sentinel, 27-6.

This week: Hosts No. 3 Glacier on Friday night.

If Bengals want to send message they can contend with other powerhouses - this is the week against powerful Wolfpack that packs a punch.

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