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 9 of the high school football season.
HOW THE TOP 10 FARED — OCT. 22
1. RIGBY 8-1 (5A) loses to Madison, 31-28
Biggest upset in Idaho this fall? Trojans blow 21-0 lead as Jeffrey Williams boots game-winning field goal with 35 seconds to go to cap furious rally.
2. MOUNTAIN VIEW 9-0 (5A) beats No. 3 Rocky Mountain, 26-6
Quintez Evans (37 carries, 184 yards, three TDs) and the Mavericks’ defense shine as Mountain View locks up home playoff games to 5A title game.
3. ROCKY MOUNTAIN 7-2 (5A) loses to No. 2 Mountain View, 26-6
It was a downer night for the reigning state champions, who commit four second-half turnovers and suffer their first double-digit loss in five seasons.
4. EAGLE 7-2 (5A) beats Kuna, 62-14
WR Donovan Jones hauls in a pair of touchdown passes in the first, and the Mustangs’ defense scores twice as well (safety, Gage Jones’ INT).
5. HIGHLAND 7-2 (5A) beats Idaho Falls, 38-21
Rams play early, and get rolling behind two first-quarter touchdowns by QB Jack Whitmer. Then they got unexpected gift – share of 5A High Country title.
6. COUER D’ALENE 6-2 (5A) beats Lewiston, 38-7
Behind QB Brayden Bengtson (four first-half TDs), Viks earn share of fifth consecutive 5A Inland Empire title; Monday tiebreaker determines playoff seeding.
7. MERIDIAN 6-3 (5A) beats Centennial, 35-0
Warrirors waste no time by tallying three touchdowns in the first 15 minutes, including a long touchdown pass from QB Malakai Martinez to WR David Thacker.
8. HOMEDALE 9-0 (3A) beats Fruitland, 35-0
DL Obed Palacios highlights Trojans’ dominant effort (four turnovers, 165 yards given up) by scoring first touchdown on fumble recovery in end zone.
9. MINICO 9-0 (4A) beats Twin Falls, 26-19
Spartans rack up 359 rushing yards, including a career-high 252 yards and four touchdowns by RB Jafeth Bendele, in rallying past the Bruins.
10. WEST SIDE 8-0 (2A) beats Malad, 62-18
Pirates extend their winning streak to 30 games – and have now beaten Malad 12 consecutive times, dating back to the 2010 season.