Pioneer football had a Bye week
October 23, 2019
The Pioneers varsity (7-0) enjoyed a bye week as the spoils of their victor status in the division. They are slated to go Saturday to Dutton and square off against the Power-Dutton-Brady Titans (6-0) to determine the No. 1 seed from the North into the state playoffs that begin on Saturday, Nov. 2. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m.
As expected, the MontanaSports.com and 406MTSports.com weekly polls joined the Great Falls Tribune in anointing Big Sandy the No. 1 team in the state in 6-man football to date. The Treasure State Media Poll hosted at Kalispell sports radio host Anthony Nachreiner’s blog did not update following defending state champion Wibaux’s first loss. The Longhorns (5-2) were upset again Saturday, 52-42, at MonDak (6-2) to slip to the third-place spot in the East. The Thunder now have an outside chance at knocking off Jordan (7-1) for the Eastern crown at 7 p.m. Friday in Grenora, North Dakota.
Hot Springs (8-0) sealed up the Western title with a 44-6 win Friday against White Sulphur Springs. The Savage Heat are the only undefeated team outside the North.
Shields Valley (6-1) travels Saturday to Bridger (3-3) to determine the South winner.