The Montana High School football regular season is grinding to a close. With one week left after tonight, we need to start looking at the playoff format and possible matchups. In the AA this year, the top six from both sides will go to the playoffs, and then the top two teams on each side will get first-round byes. With tonight’s games coupled with next week’s matchups, there is still an incredible amount of possible movement.

Let’s start with the Western AA standings, again with 2 games remaining.

Capital                5-0         7-0
Helena High       5-0         6-1
Sentinel              4-1         6-1
Glacier                2-3         4-3
Butte                   2-3         3-4
Big Sky                1-4         2-5
Hellgate              1-4         2-5
Flathead             0-5         1-6

Tonight’s games in the West are led by a battle at the top, Helena Capital is hosting Sentinel, Helena High is at Missoula Big Sky, Butte High will entertain Hellgate, and the battle of Kalispell is tonight. With the top two seeds receiving a bye, that Capital/ Sentinel game is large. From there the #3 and #4 seeds will host a first-round game, so Butte and Glacier are in a race for that #4 spot.

To the Eastern AA:

Bozeman            5-0         5-2
Billings West      5-0         5-2
Gallatin               4-1         6-1
Senior                 2-3         2-5
Great Falls          2-3         4-3
CMR                    2-3         3-4
Belgrade             1-4         1-6
Skyview              0-5         0-7

Tonight’s matchups in the Eastern AA start out with a big one as well, the battle of Bozeman is this evening, Gallatin at Bozeman, battling for a first-round bye. CMR is in Billings to take on the Golden Bears of Billings West, Great Falls High will host Billings Senior in a matchup of two teams both trying to grab that #4 seed, and a home playoff game. Belgrade will host Skyview tonight as well, as both programs are fighting to get into that #6 spot, and earn a playoff game.

The AA playoffs will start the 28th & 29th of October.

Game 1-  #4 seed West hosting #5 East
Game 2 - #3 East hosting #6 West
Game 3- #4 East hosting #5 West
Game 4- #3 West hosting #6 East
1 and 2 seeds from both East and West will receive first round byes.

HERE is the full bracket from the MHSA.

More From Dave 107.7