SBLive Power 10 Idaho high school football rankings, Week 7: Short stay for Idaho Falls, opening door for 2A powerhouse West Side

Each week, SBLive Idaho will update its all-classification top-10 high school football rankings.

Here is the Week 7 list, compiled by SBLive Idaho correspondent Brandon Walton:

1. RIGBY (6-0)

Last week: Defeated then-No. 10 Idaho Falls, 42-19.

This week: Hosts Blackfoot on Friday night

Trojans dominated the previously-unbeaten Tigers, scoring on all but two series with Weber State commit Tiger Adolpho putting up another 300-yard passing game.


Last week: Defeated Centennial, 57-14.

This week: Hosts Capital on Friday night.

Mavericks put up more than 500 yards of offense for the second consecutive week – most of it coming from quarterback Dawson Wahl (216 yards) and running back Quintaz Evans (115).


Last week: Defeated Owyhee, 51-14.

This week: Travels to Dona Larsen Park against Timberline on Friday night

Grizzlies racked up 37 first-quarter points with quarterback Tegan Sweeney throwing four touchdown passes to four different receivers, while also scooping up a fumble for a touchdown.

4. COUER D’ALENE (4-1)

Last week: Defeated Ferris (WA), 48-0.

This week: Travels to Lake City on Friday night.

Home sweet home! After four road games to start the season, the Vikings finally hold their home opener after impressive outing from Brayden Bengtson (226 passing yards, four TDs).

5. HIGHLAND (6-1)

Last week: Defeated Thunder Ridge, 24-14.

This week: Bye week.

Rams finally get some rest after closest game in more than a month, but still won by double digits for sixth consecutive time behind Jaxon Shuman (five catches, TD; 53-yard punt return). 

6. EAGLE (4-2)

Last week: Defeated Timberline, 32-10.

This week: Travels to Skyview on Friday night.

Just like that, Mustangs have back-to-back wins after scoring the final 17 points and shutting out the Wolves in the second half. Ian Duarte ran wild (seven catches, 94 yards, TD; punt return for score).

7. MERIDIAN (4-2)

Last week: Defeated Skyview, 15-7.

This week: Hosts Boise on Friday night.

Warriors bounced back from another heartbreaking loss by grinding one out over underrated Hawks’ team, thanks to three turnovers and a 62-yard catch by Tyson Acree from Zeke Martinez.

8. HOMEDALE (6-0)

Last week: Defeated Parma, 54-0.

This week: Travels to Payette on Friday night.

Trojans dominated both sides of the ball, allowing 144 yards on defense, and averaging 11.4 yards per play on offense – led by running back Hayden Kincheloe (105 rushing yards, three TDs).

9. MINICO (6-0)

Last week: Defeated Canyon Ridge, 43-12.

This week: Travels to Jerome on Friday night.

A year ago, Spartans were 2-3. Now they are unbeaten, registering another impressive win thanks to Jephy Bendele going off for 167 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 20 carries.

10. WEST SIDE (6-0)

Last week: Defeated Soda Springs, 55-8.

This week: Bye week.

Pirates’ entry long overdue with 27 consecutive victories, longest in the state. They have shut out two ranked programs in 3A – No. 5 Snake River and No. 9 Marsh Valley.

(Featured file photo by Vince Miller)

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