Dillon’s (5-1) opening week, double-overtime loss to Frenchtown is a distant memory at this point.
The Beavers have rattled off five straight wins after the 27-24 heartbreaker to the Broncs, and will look to continue their path to the playoffs with an enticing matchup against undefeated Libby (6-0).
The Loggers have been a dominant force in their first six games, only giving up 9.8 points a game on defense, while the Libby offense has averaged a whopping 41.5 points a game on offense.
On paper, Dillon has had the tougher schedule, seeing the likes of Hamilton (5-1) and Frenchtown (5-1) already, which the Loggers will have to face in the two weeks after their matchup against the Beavers. Dillon and Libby are 2-0 against mutual opponents.
Dillon and Libby will kick off at Vigilante Field at 7 p.m.
Butte Central vs. Browning
Butte Central’s (2-4) second-half comeback against Libby fell just short last week in the Maroons’ 29-21 loss to the Loggers. While the loss snapped Central’s two-game win streak, the Maroons still control their own postseason destiny.
Tonight’s game against Browning (2-4) will have major implications for both teams, who currently sit at seventh and eighth in the region behind Polson, who is currently sitting in the last spot to qualify for playoffs.
The Indians have not face the Maroons since 2016, when Central claimed a dominant 57-0 victory. Browning and Central will kick off at Bob Green Field at 7 p.m.
Anaconda at Bigfork
The Anaconda Copperheads (0-6) will travel for the first time since September when they head to Bigfork in an effort to earn their first win of the season against the Vikings, who enter the game on a two-game win streak and with playoff hopes still alive.
Bigfork routed the Copperheads 51-0 last season en route to their semifinals appearance in the Class B playoffs.
The Vikings and Copperheads will kick off at 7 p.m.
Jefferson at Three Forks
Following a big win over South B rival Whitehall last week, the Panthers will look to move to 4-2 on the season against the winless Wolves.
Jefferson blanked the Trojans 28-0 and are allowing just 11.2 points per game as head coach Clint Layng has built another tremendous defense in Boulder. Sophomore Jake Gender has led the defense with 42 total tackles and two tackles for loss. He also has one of Jefferson's 10 total interceptions
The Panthers have turned opponents over 13 times total this year and have also blocked both a punt and field goal.
Three Forks could be in for a tough day, as they have only scored 12 total points through five games. A win would basically lock up a playoff spot for Jefferson.
Whitehall at Columbus
The Trojans will hope to stay in the playoff hunt as they travel to play the Cougars on Friday night.
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Currently 2-4 (0-3 South B), Whitehall will be battling Columbus (1-2, 2-3) and Big Timber (1-2, 2-4) for the fourth playoff spot. Winnable games on the road at Three Forks and at home against Big Timber remain, so at the moment the Trojans still control their own destiny.
Whitehall has had a bit of trouble moving the ball this year — they average just 229.8 offensive yards per game — and will need to move that upwards if they want a shot to get in the Class B playoffs.
Deer Lodge vs. Cut Bank
The Wardens enter the game riding a three-game losing streak while Wolves have won two straight after an 0-4 start.
Deer Lodge is 1-4 on the season and are averaging just 17.4 points per game. The last time Cut Bank was out, they topped Wolf Point 50-0, which came on the heels of a 6-0 win over Conrad.
The game is a non-conference contest. Deer Lodge will play currently winless Anaconda next week.
Twin Bridges vs. West Yellowstone
The Falcons suffered their first conference loss last week on the road against Park City and they will hope to rebound against a tough Wolverine squad.
Ranked fourth in the most recent Treasure State Media Poll, West Yellowstone has embraced its move up from 6-Man football and is 6-0 on the year. Twin Bridges is 2-3 overall and 2-1 in the 8-Man South.
The Wolverines have outscored their opponents 264-128 this year and are coming off a 48-30 win over St. Regis.
Twin Bridges ends the season with games against Lone Peak and Ennis.
Ennis at Lone Peak
The Mustangs were not able to capitalize on a win over Absarokee last week and now find themselves with a tough last few games and their playoff hopes slipping away.
Lone Peak has had a tough start to the season as well and the Big Horns enter the Saturday, 4 p.m. contest at 1-4 and 0-3 in the 8-Man South.
Following the game against Lone Peak, Ennis ends its season with games at West Yellowstone and then at home against rival Twin Bridges.
Sheridan vs. Hot Springs
Following a 65-12 loss against White Sulphur Springs, the Panthers again find themselves matched up against a tough opponent.
The Savage Heat are the third-ranked team in the state and are 6-0 on year. Hot Springs has outscored its opponents 270-90 so far this year and are coming off a 67-28 drubbing of a solid Noxon team.
Sheridan is 3-3 on the year and after a 3-1 start to the season, have dropped two straight. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m. on Saturday at Sheridan High School.