Kalispell radio personality Anthony Nachreiner unveiled a Class AA football coaches’ poll this afternoon, and Butte High was picked ninth in the 16-team field.
All 16 Class AA coaches participated in the poll, and Billings West took the top spot with 12 first place votes. Defending champion Missoula Sentinel is ranked second in the poll. The Spartans received two first-place votes.
Helena High came in third, also receiving two first-place votes. Great Falls High is No. 3, followed by Kalispell Glacier and Billings Senior.
Butte High opens the season Thursday at Billings Senior. The Bulldogs’ first home game is Sept. 3 against Great Falls High.
The Bulldogs open Western AA play Sept. 10 against Helena High.
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Class AA coaches’ poll
Billings West (12)
Missoula Sentinel (2)
Helena High (2)
Great Falls High
Great Falls Russell
Missoula Big Sky