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Postseason begins next weekend
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Posted at 11:34 PM, Oct 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-26 01:34:47-04

Fifteen teams will compete in the Class AA football playoffs beginning next week, after the league wrapped up its regular season on Friday night. Butte finished as the lone unbeaten, recording a perfect 9-0 record, including a 7-0 mark in conference play, the first undefeated regular season for the Bulldogs since 1991, according to head coach Arie Gray. With the Western AA's No. 1 seed in hand, the Bulldogs will receive a bye in the opening round of the postseason.

Missoula Sentinel (8-1, 6-1) will be the Western AA's No. 2 seed, followed by Helena Capital and Helena High in third and fourth respectively. The top four teams will host playoff games in the opening round.

Kalispell Glacier, Missoula Hellgate, Kalispell Flathead and Missoula Big Sky round out the Western AA standings.

Bozeman defeated defending state champion Billings West 26-20 at Van Winkle Stadium on Friday night to clinch the Eastern AA's top seed. The Hawks (7-1, 6-0) will host Missoula Big Sky in the first round of the playoffs. West (7-1, 5-1) will return to Billings to welcome Kalispell Flathead in a rematch of last year's Class AA title game.

Billings Senior and Great Falls High will also earn home games in the opening round, while Great Falls CMR, Belgrade and Billings Skyview will be on the road.

The unofficial Class AA playoff pairings for next week's first round can be found below. To view the Class AA football standings page, please click here.

Class AA football
2019 first round playoff pairings (unofficial)

8W) Missoula Big Sky at 1E) Bozeman
5E) Great Falls CMR at 4W) Helena High
6W) Missoula Hellgate at 3E) Billings Senior
7E) Billings Skyview at 2W) Missoula Sentinel
1W) Butte receives a bye
5W) Kalispell Glacier at 4E) Great Falls High
6E) Belgrade at 3W) Helena Capital
7W) Kalispell Flathead at 2E) Billings West