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Class B football playoff picture now clear

Unofficial pairings set for 1st round
Posted at 11:55 PM, Oct 25, 2019

Sixteen teams qualified for the Class B football postseason, which begins next week across Montana. The regular season wrapped up Friday night, with the final berth being clinched by Baker after its 52-28 win over Colstrip.

While the Spartans were the final team to secure a playoff position, multiple seeds were still up for grabs Friday night, including all four in the challenging Southern B. Manhattan won the league's title following its 27-6 win at Jefferson, concluding the regular season with a perfect 8-0 mark, including a 6-0 record in conference play. Columbus' surprising 21-6 win at Townsend launched the Cougars into the No. 2 position, while Jefferson finished third and Townsend fourth.

Glasgow gave defending state champion Fairfield a run for its money, taking a crack at the Northern B's No. 1 seed, but the Eagles prevailed 34-26 to clinch the conference championship and ensuing No. 1 seed. Like Manhattan, Fairfield also enters the postseason unbeaten, 8-0. Malta, Glasgow and Cut Bank will represent the Northern B in the playoffs.

Eureka (8-0, 5-0) had already wrapped up the Western B's No. 1 seed, but added a 44-6 win over No. 4-seeded Bigfork for good measure on Friday night. The Lions and Vikings will be joined by Florence and Missoula Loyola in representing the Western B in the playoffs.

Red Lodge enters the playoffs as the fourth undefeated in Class B, finishing the regular season 8-0 and Eastern B 6-0. Red Lodge, Huntley Project, Shepherd and Baker will be the four teams from the East in next week's playoffs.

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

Class B football
2019 first round playoff pairings (unofficial)

4S) Townsend at 1N) Fairfield
3E) Shepherd at 2W) Florence
4N) Cut Bank at 1S) Manhattan
3W) Missoula Loyola at 2E) Huntley Project
4E) Baker at 1W) Eureka
3N) Glasgow at 2S) Columbus
4W) Bigfork at 1E) Red Lodge
3S) Jefferson at 2N) Malta