BILLINGS — Week 4 of the high school football season is underway. Here is a look to who and where the Billings schools and Laurel will be playing this weekend.
No. 3 Great Falls CMR (2-1) at No. 1 Billings Senior (3-0)
Two of the hottest teams in Class AA will face off on Friday at Wendy's Field at Daylis Stadium when Great Falls CMR visits Billings Senior. The defending champion and top-ranked Broncs are looking for their 17th straight win, having topped Kalispell Glacier, Helena and Billings Skyview up to this point in the season. Quarterback and linebacker Nolan Askelson, receiver Gabe Sulser, a strong supporting cast on offense and a rock-solid defense have put the Broncs right back at the top of the pack in the AA, having people wondering if Senior is even better than it was a year ago.
CMR, one of AA's surprises this season, defeated Glacier on the road two weeks ago before topping No. 5 Missoula Big Sky last Friday thanks to a touchdown run from Garrison Rothwell with 1:14 left to play. The Rustlers made their debut on the 406mtsports.com rankings this week, coming it at No. 3. Last year, CMR gave Senior a scare, leading 13-0 at one point before the Broncs ended up winning 30-13. Kickoff is at 4 p.m.
No. 2 Helena Capital (3-0) at Billings Skyview (0-3)
The second part of Friday's doubleheader will feature another undefeated team, this time in Helena Capital. The Bruins, one of the favorites in the Class AA coming into the season, are coming off of a 44-7 win over Butte, having already defeated Great Falls and Kalispell Flathead so far. Skyview is still looking for its first win of the season after losses to Missoula Sentinel, Great Falls, and crosstown-rival Senior. The Falcons have not won a game on the field since Sept. 11, 2015. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.
Billings West (1-2) at Great Falls (1-2)
Billings West jumped into the winning column last week and will look to continue that stretch when the Golden Bears travel to Great Falls on Friday to take on the Bison at 7 p.m.
Hardin (1-2) at Billings Central (2-1)
Fresh off of a win over previously undefeated Glendive, Billings Central returns home to host the Hardin Bulldogs on Friday at Herb Klindt Field at 7 p.m.
Central has wins over Glendive and Miles City along with a loss to No. 2 Sidney to start the season. Hardin, which won its opener against Havre, has lost its last two games against Glendive and Sidney as well.
Livingston (0-3) at Laurel (3-0)
The Laurel Locomotives will look to keep their record spotless when they host Livingston at the Laurel Sports Complex on Friday at 7 p.m.
The Locomotives have withstood some tough games to start the season having defeated Lewistown, Miles City and Havre. The offense has been clicking, with the Locomotives scoring at least 33 points in each of their first three games.
Livingston is still looking for its first win of the season. The Rangers have lost to Glendive, Belgrade and Lewistown.