Top stars, best performances in Week 5 of the Idaho high school football season

Here are the top performances that caught our attention across the state in Week 5 of the Idaho high school football season. Tag us on Twitter or Instagram @SBLiveID if we missed anyone. Names are in alphabetical order. (Lead photo by Loren Orr)


Dane Bradshaw, Nampa Christian RB

Took 18 carries for 158 yards and two scores in a 34-21 win over Buhl, reports the Idaho Press.

Landon Cheney, Nampa Christian QB

Threw for 223 yards on 20 of 32 passing and three touchdown passes in a 34-21 win over Buhl, reports the Idaho Press.

Max Clark, Capital QB

Talk about a debut varsity start. Clark threw 253 yards and six touchdowns in the air, and another on the ground in Capital’s 55-12 win over Skyview. (GAME STORY / PHOTO GALLERY)

Carter Woodland, Notus

Accounted for 149 yards of offense — 109 rushing and 40 receiving — as well as two touchdowns in a 40-20 win over Idaho City, reports the Idaho Press.

Hayden Kinchloe, Homedale RB

Turned 35 carries into 297 yards rushing and three scores to lead Homedale past McCall-Donnelly, 33-12, reports the Idaho Press.

Seth Knothe, Bishop Kelly RB

Logged 86 yards and three touchdowns on the ground in a 52-7 win over Columbia, reports the Idaho Press.

Elijah Larson, Sandpoint WR

Accounted for 129 receiving yards and the team’s lone touchdown catch in a 24-6 loss to Lewiston. (READ MORE)

Gabe Matthews, Declo QB

Rushed for 208 of his team’s 287 rushing yards and threw two touchdowns in a 32-12 upset win over the No. 2 team in 3A, Gooding. Matthews has shown full command of the offense after returning from Tommy John surgery.

Taylor Marcum, Timberline RB

Ran for 104 yards and a pair of touchdowns in a 49-13 win over Boise, per The Idaho Statesman.

Lincoln Marler, Vallivue WR

Doesn’t get much more efficient than this: three catches, 85 yards, three touchdowns in a 54-0 win over Caldwell.

Kaimen Peebles, South Fremont QB

Helped South Fremont pull away from Snake River with his four touchdown passes, capped by a back-breaking third quarter heave. “Incompletions were right on the money,” coach Chad Hill told SBLive. (READ MORE)

Isaak Plew, Nampa QB

Threw for 205 yards, rushed for 65 more and five total touchdowns, including the game-winning touchdown in a 41-40 win over Emmett. (READ MORE)

Bridger Poulsen, South Fremont WR

Logged 138 yards and four touchdowns — two reception and two rushing — for South Fremont.

Jack Prka, Coeur d’Alene QB

Threw four touchdown passes — three more than 25 yards — and ran in another as Coeur d’Alene took downs its first 5A opponent and rival Lake City.

Jackson Reed, Capital WR

Caught seven passes for 139 yards and four touchdowns. (GAME STORY / PHOTO GALLERY)

Abe Rodriguez, Payette QB

Threw four touchdown passes to lead Payette to a momentous 31-28 win over Parma —its first league win since 2014, reports the Argus Observer.

Max Spielman, Timberline QB

Tossed for 233 yards on 13 of 18 passes completed and three total touchdowns in a 49-13 win over Boise, per The Idaho Statesman.

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