High School Sports


Class AA soccer unveils postseason's 1st round

Posted at 7:10 PM, Oct 20, 2019

The Class AA soccer postseason begins on Tuesday with 14 matches set to take place in the opening round.

Defending state champions from Bozeman and Billings Skyview clinched No. 1 seeds in the Eastern AA. The Bozeman boys and Skyview girls each receive a bye in the opening round.

Missoula Hellgate's boys and Kalispell Glacier's girls secured the top seeds in the Western AA, but won't receive byes in the opening round due to the even number of teams in the league. Hellgate hosts Butte in the boys first round, while the Glacier girls also meet Butte on Tuesday.

All three Billings boys teams host first round games on Tuesday at Amend Park, plus the Billings West girls will also play host on Tuesday.

The city of Missoula will host four games, with the Hellgate and Sentinel boys earning home games, and the Hellgate and Big Sky girls doing the same.

Three crosstown games also highlight the opening round, with the Kalispell boys teams meeting at Legends Stadium, while the Great Falls girls programs clash at Memorial Stadium. Missoula Sentinel's girls travel across town to Missoula Big Sky for a chance to advance in the playoffs.

The opening round playoff game schedule can be found below.

Class AA soccer playoffs
First round, Tuesday, Oct. 22

Eastern AA boys

1E) Bozeman receives a bye
7E) Belgrade at 2E) Billings Senior, time 2 p.m.
6E) Great Falls High at 3E) Billings West, 4 p.m.
5E) Great Falls CMR at 4E) Billings Skyview, time 4 p.m.

Western AA boys

8W) Butte at 1W) Missoula Hellgate, 4 p.m.
7W) Missoula Big Sky at 2W) Helena Capital, 3:30 p.m.
6W) Helena High at 3W) Missoula Sentinel, 3:30 p.m.
5W) Kalispell Glacier at 4W) Kalispell Flathead, 5:30 p.m.

Eastern AA girls

1E) Billings Skyview receives a bye
7E) Billings Senior at 2E) Bozeman, 5 p.m.
6E) Belgrade at 3E) Billings West, 2 p.m.
5E) Great Falls High at 4E) Great Falls CMR, 7 p.m.

Western AA girls

8W) Butte at 1W) Kalispell Glacier, 3:30 p.m.
7W) Helena Capital at 2W) Missoula Hellgate, 2 p.m.
6W) Kalispell Flathead at 3W) Helena High, 3 p.m.
5W) Missoula Sentinel at 4W) Missoula Big Sky, 3 p.m.