HELENA -- When you look at the Kalispell Flathead Braves' footbal schedule, you'll see two different teams. In Weeks 1-3, the Braves combined for only seven points and lost by an average of almost 42 points. The last two weeks, the Braves were competitive. They lost to the then-undefeated Missoula Hellgate Knights by 11 points and lost to Helena Capital by only one touchdown.
"They're starting to get into their groove a little bit, they're starting to find out who they are as a team," said Helena High head coach Scott Evans, whose team hosts the Braves this Friday.
With the Braves trending upward, the Bengals expect to welcome a team that is continuously improving on Oct. 4.
"I think (Flathead coach Matt Upham) got his staff together and they're trying to gel as a staff, and their team's now finally getting together. The last two weeks they've actually been playing some good football. We're expecting them to get (even) better this week," said Evans.
Though the Braves do have an 0-5 record on the 2019 season, which could lead some to believe Helena High can walk in and not have to worry about a tough match up, Bengals' senior Kyler Tesch says that's not how the Bengals are going about it.
"They're a really good football team. You just have to treat it like any other football game -- go out there, do what we do, they're going to do what they do," said Tesch. "Hopefully come out, do the best we can and come out with a win."
The Bengals will play host to the Braves Friday at 7 p.m. at Vigilante Stadium in Helena.