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Fort Benton climbing in latest MontanaSports.com high school football power rankings

No. 1s stay put
Posted at 5:08 PM, Oct 01, 2019

Fort Benton is on a mission.

The Longhorns continue to climb in the MontanaSports.com high school football power rankings, moving into a tie for second place with Alberton-Superior, after Fort Benton took care of Great Falls Central 46-35 over the weekend. The Horns (5-0) built a 32-0 lead after the opening quarter in the win.

The Mustangs held at No. 5, despite the loss to the Longhorns, while West Yellowstone kept its grip on No. 4 in the 8-Man rankings.

Fairview remains No. 1 in 8-Man, while the rest of the classifications also saw no movement at the top. Billings West, Billings Central, Fairfield and Wibaux are also top-ranked according to the power rankings.

Helena Capital fell from the Class AA's top five, though the Bruins still received votes, while Bozeman re-inserted itself into the rankings. The Hawks are fifth behind Helena High, which handed Missoula Hellgate its first loss of the season.

Hamilton's win over previously-unbeaten Frenchtown vaulted the defending runners-up back near the top of the Class A rankings. The Broncs, led by brothers Carson and Tyson Rostad in Friday's win, sit No. 2 behind Billings Central. Dillon held firm at No. 3, while Frenchtown fell to fourth. Miles City climbed into the top five, while four other teams -- Libby, Whitefish and Laurel -- all received votes this week.

Class B's most impressive win of the weekend, Red Lodge's 35-0 shutout against Huntley Project, pushed the Rams into the No. 4 slot, moving past Glasgow, which made its debut last week. Missoula Loyola fell from the polls, despite defeating Bigfork on Friday night.

The 6-Man power rankings saw minimal movement, with Hot Springs and Jordan swapping places, as the Savage Heat now sit No. 3 after ranking fourth last week. Wibaux and Big Sandy continue to gather the majority of the votes on the 6-Man fields.

The MontanaSports.com high school football power rankings, along with team records, can be found below. To view updated high school football standings, please click here.

Class AA

1. Billings West (4-0)
2. Butte (5-0)
3. Missoula Sentinel (4-1)
4. Helena High (4-1)
5. Bozeman (4-1)

Receiving votes: Helena Capital (4-1).

Class A

1. Billings Central (4-0)
2. Hamilton (4-1)
3. Dillon (4-1)
4. Frenchtown (4-1)
5. Miles City (4-0)

Receiving votes: Libby (5-0), Whitefish (4-1), Laurel (3-1).

Class B

1. Fairfield (4-0)
2. Eureka (4-0)
3. Manhattan (4-0)
4. Red Lodge (5-0)
5. Glasgow (4-0)

Receiving votes: Missoula Loyola (3-2).

8-Man

1. Fairview (6-0)
T2. Alberton-Superior (5-0)
T2. Fort Benton (5-0)
4. West Yellowstone (5-0)
5. Great Falls Central (4-1)

Receiving votes: Thompson Falls (4-1), Drummond-Philipsburg (3-2), Centerville (4-1).

6-Man

1. Wibaux (4-0)
2. Big Sandy (5-0)
3. Hot Springs (5-0)
4. Jordan (4-1)
5. Power-Dutton-Brady (4-0)

Receiving votes: Westby-Grenora (4-1), Richey-Lambert (3-2).