Each week, SBLive ranks the top 10 teams across the state of Idaho regardless of classification. Here’s a look at how those teams – the SBLive Power 10 – fared in games played in the first round of the of the high school football playoffs.
HOW THE TOP 10 FARED — OCT. 30
1. COEUR D’ALENE, 7-0 (5A) first round bye
The No. 1-seeded Vikings get a week to thaw out after a snowy league title-clinching win in Week 9.
2. ROCKY MOUNTAIN, 6-0 (5A) first round bye
The Grizzles earned a week off and a home game after securing their third consecutive 5A SIC title.
3. RIGBY, 8-0 (5A) first round bye
The perk of running through the 5A High Country Conference? A week off to start the state playoffs.
4. EAGLE, 6-1 (5A) beat Thunder Ridge, 49-0
Ben Ford and the Mustangs have scored a lot this season, and have only given up six points in the last three weeks. (PHOTOS)
5. HIGHLAND, 8-2 (5A) beat No. 10 Meridian, 42-28
Step aside and watch senior back Kaleb Demuzio go — he rushed for 242 yards to help Highland pull away. (READ MORE)
6. SKYLINE, 9-1 (4A) beat Twin Falls, 49-0
Grizzlies made quick work of their first round opponent.
7. BISHOP KELLY, 7-1 (4A) beat Pocatello, 35-0
Bounced back from a Week 9 loss to Emmett with a convincing postseason win.
8. CAPITAL, 4-1 (5A) first round bye
Eagles get week off to fine tune things moving forward and prepare for its quarterfinal opponent Mountain View.
9. POST FALLS, 5-5 (5A) lost to Mountain View, 44-41
If giving No. 1 Coeur d’Alene its tightest challenge in Week 9 wasn’t an indicator, a back-and-forth thriller was Post Falls’ first round exit ticket. But the Trojans aren’t hanging their heads. (READ MORE / PHOTOS)
10. MERIDIAN, 4-3 (5A) lost to No. 5 Highland, 42-28
Malakai Martinez helped charge up a one touchdown lead entering halftime, but high-octane Highland pulled away in the second. (READ MORE)