Each week, SBLive will rank the top 10 teams across the state of Idaho regardless of classification. Here’s a look at how those teams fared in games played in Week 1 of the high school football season.
HOW THE TOP 10 FARED — AUG. 27
1. ROCKY MOUNTAIN, 1-0 (5A) on bye week
Defending 5A champions get well-deserved break after holding Highland off in final seconds last week.
2. RIGBY, 1-0 (5A) beats Sky View (Utah), 43-6
Pretty big statement win for reigning 5A finalists, who convincingly end Bobcats’ 27-game winning streak.
3. COUER D’ALENE, 0-0 (5A) plays Lehi (Utah) on Saturday
Vikings face big test trying to slow down QB Jackson Brousseau (487 yards, three TDs in two games this fall).
4. EAGLE, 1-0 (5A) beats Bishop Kelly, 35-33
In this all-Boise non-league shootout, Mustangs’ defense holds inside own 5-yard line in final seconds.
5. CAPITAL, 1-0 (5A) beats Nampa, 35-21 (Thu.)
QB Max Clark returned from 2020 season-ending knee injury to throw three touchdown passes in win.
6. HIGHLAND, 0-1 (5A) on bye week
Rams found life in furious fourth-quarter rally, only to be stopped inside red zone as time expired against Griz.
7. MOUNTAIN VIEW, 1-0 (5A) beats Meridian, 14-13
All it took was three-minute, two-TD explosion at end of third quarter for Mavericks to erase double-digit deficit.
8. MERIDIAN, 0-1 (5A) lost to Mountain View, 14-13
Warriors heartbreak – kicker Eli Arsenault misses go-ahead 33-yard field goal wide right with 56 seconds to go.
9. BISHOP KELLY, 0-1 (4A) lost to Eagle, 35-33
All-state RB Seth Knothe has monster senior-season debut (five rushing TDs). Knights could have used one more.
10. SKYLINE, 0-1 (4A) lost to Green Canyon, 16-15
Tough loss for 4A champions, giving up last-second blocked punt – and ensuing game-winning Caleb Naegle field goal.
(Featured photo by Loren Orr Photography LLC)