Huntley Project vs. Red Lodge

Finnegan Davis and Red Lodge were rewarded for their 35-0 win over Huntley Project on Friday. The Rams improved one spot in the 406mtsports.com Class B football rankings to No. 3. 

Last week’s high school football schedule featured several matchups between ranked opponents, and the 406mtsports.com rankings experienced some movement because of those results.

In Class AA, Butte (5-0) remained undefeated and No. 2 in the rankings after a 39-36 win Thursday over previously unbeaten Missoula Sentinel (4-1), which fell one spot to No. 4. Helena (4-1), which lost by eight points to Butte on Sept. 13, moved up two spots to No. 3 thanks to Friday’s 42-20 victory over Missoula Hellgate (3-1). Bozeman (4-1) fell one spot to No. 5 despite beating Great Falls 21-0 on Friday for its third shutout of the season. Top-ranked Billings West (4-0) had a bye last week.

In Class A, Hamilton (4-1) moved up from No. 3 to No. 2 after beating then-No. 2 Frenchtown 34-25 on Friday. Miles City (4-0) and Dillon (4-1) each moved up one spot — to No. 3 and No. 4, respectively — following blowout wins on Friday. Frenchtown (4-1) dropped to No. 5. Top-ranked Billings Central handled Hardin 34-0.

In Class B, Fairfield (4-0) and Eureka (4-0) remained No. 1 and 2, respectively, while Red Lodge (5-0) and Manhattan (4-0) traded places. Red Lodge, now No. 3, earned a 35-0 victory at then-No. 6 Huntley Project (3-2) on Friday, while Manhattan cruised 42-0 past Whitehall (2-3). Glasgow (4-0) moved up three places to No. 5 following its fourth dominant win, 68-6 at Harlem. Columbus (2-2) cracked the rankings for the first time this season at No. 10, thanks to Friday’s 56-6 win at Anaconda (the Cougars opened the season with a 21-20 loss at Red Lodge).

Fort Benton (5-0) climbed two spots to No. 3 behind Fairview (5-0) and Alberton-Superior (5-0) in the 8-Man ranks. On Friday at home, the Longhorns won 46-35 over Great Falls Central (4-1), which fell from No. 3 to No. 7 in the rankings. West Yellowstone (5-0) continued its successful transition from 6-Man to 8-Man with a 48-30 win over St. Regis on Friday, and the Wolverines moved up five spots to No. 4. Thompson Falls (4-1) went from unranked to No. 6 thanks to its 64-24 win over defending state champion Drummond-Philipsburg (3-2), which was No. 4 last week. The Bluehawks’ only loss was 56-38 at Alberton-Superior on Sept. 13.

Wibaux (5-0), Big Sandy (5-0) and Hot Springs (5-0) remained atop the 6-Man rankings, while Power-Dutton-Brady (4-0) and Jordan (4-1) switched places at No. 4 and 5. Jordan fell despite a 45-42 victory Friday over Richey Lambert (3-2), which moved up one spot to No. 6. Westby-Grenora (4-1) jumped into the rankings at No. 7 after a 59-10 win over then No. 6 Hobson-Moore-Judith Gap. The Thunder will play at Richey-Lambert on Friday.

Class AA

1. Billings West (4-0)

2. Butte (5-0)

3. Helena (4-1) (+2)

4. Missoula Sentinel (4-1) (-1)

5. Bozeman (4-1) (-1)

Class A

1. Billings Central (4-0)

2. Hamilton (4-1) (+1)

3. Miles City (4-0) (+1)

4. Dillon (4-1) (+1)

5. Frenchtown (4-1) (-3)

Class B

1. Fairfield (4-0)

2. Eureka (4-0)

3. Red Lodge (5-0) (+1)

4. Manhattan (4-0) (-1)

5. Glasgow (4-0) (+3)

6. Missoula Loyola (3-2) (-1)

7. Townsend (4-1)

8. Florence (4-1) (+1)

9. Malta (4-0) (+1)

10. Columbus (2-2) (Not ranked last week)

8-Man

1. Fairview (5-0)

2. Clark Fork/Alberton-Superior (5-0)

3. Fort Benton (5-0) (+2)

4. West Yellowstone (5-0) (+5)

5. Centerville (4-1) (+1)

6. Thompson Falls (4-1) (Not ranked last week)

7. Great Falls Central (4-1) (-4)

8. Shelby (4-1) (-1)

9. Scobey (4-1) (+1)

10. Drummond-Philipsburg (3-2) (-6)

6-Man

1. Wibaux (5-0)

2. Big Sandy (5-0)

3. Hot Springs (5-0)

4. Power-Dutton-Brady (4-0) (+1)

5. Jordan (4-1) (-1)

6. Richey-Lambert (3-2) (+1)

7. Westby-Grenora (4-1) (Not ranked last week)

8. White Sulphur Springs (3-2)

9. Shields Valley (4-1)

10. Geraldine-Highwood (3-1)

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406mtsports.com's Victor Flores, Jordan Hansen and Chris Peterson contributed to this week's rankings. 

Disagree with the rankings, or have a question? Email Victor at victor.flores@406mtsports.com.

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