Here are the top performances that caught our attention across the state in the first round of the Idaho high school football playoffs. Did we miss anyone? Tag us on Twitter or Instagram @SBLiveID and let us know. Names are in alphabetical order. (Lead photo by Brian Losness)
FRIDAY, OCT. 30 – TOP STARS
Matt Almgren, Watersprings RB
Had a 65-yard touchdown reception on the first play of the game. And ran for 231 yards and four touchdowns on 13 carries The Idaho Falls Post Register.
Jaxon Buck, Eagle WR
Caught six passes for 78 yards and a touchdown in a 49-0 win over Thunder Ridge, reports The Idaho Statesman.
Elok Christoferson, Sandpoint K
Kicked a 25-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to lift the Bulldogs over Hillcrest in a 4A state playoff opener.
Kaleb Demuzio, Highland RB
Rushed for a season-high 242 yards on 39 carries and a touchdown in a 5A playoff win over Meridian. (READ MORE)
Lance Hanna, Nampa PK
Booted a game-winning 42-yard field goal in the final seconds to beat Middleton in the 4A playoffs. (READ MORE)
Tommy Hauser, Post Falls WR
Hunter Howerton, Horseshoe Bend RB
Ran for 152 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-28 win over Castleford, per The Idaho Statesman.
Ja’Vonte King, Blackfoot WR
Caught six passes for 104 yards and a career-best four touchdowns as the Broncos beat Vallivue in the 4A playoffs.
Seth Knothe, Bishop Kelly RB
Turned 25 carries into 144 yards and four touchdowns in a 35-0 win over Pocatello, reports The Idaho Statesman.
Taylor Marcum, Timberline RB
Rushed for a game-high 226 yards and all four of his team’s touchdowns in a 5A playoff win over Skyview, all with a club-like cast on his left arm.
Ky McClure, Middleton QB
Tossed for 246 yards on 18 of 25 passes completed and four touchdowns, reports The Idaho Statesman.
Jrew Plocher, Watersprings QB
Completed 7 of 13 pass attempts for 281 yards in the air, 103 rushing yards and four touchdowns in a 1A-D2 opening round win over Hansen, reports The Idaho Falls Post Register.
Leyton Smithson, Mountain View RB
Took 21 carries for 218 yards and three total touchdowns: two receptions and one run, reports The Spokesman-Review.
Dalan Thompson, Jerome QB
Passed for 289 yards and a touchdown in a 4A playoff loss to Moscow.
Kooper von Brethorst, Weiser WR/DB
Hauled in a Brett Spencer pass in the first half, and had two second-half interceptions in a 3A playoff win over Fruitland. (READ MORE)
Dawson Wahl, Mountain View QB
Third string quarterback who stepped in during the second quarter of Mountain View’s 44-41 thrilling win over Post Falls and threw two touchdown passes — including a back-breaking 73-yard wheel route in the fourth quarter — and ran in another. (READ MORE / PHOTOS)
Camden Young, Skyview WR
Had seven catches for 114 yards, and a touchdown in a 5A playoff loss to Timberline.