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 10 of the high school football season.
HOW THE TOP 10 FARED — OCT. 29
1. MOUNTAIN VIEW 9-0 (5A) has first-round bye
After week off, Mavericks face familiar foe – Meridian – which led much of the teams’ regular-season matchup Aug. 27, won 14-13 by Mountain View.
2. RIGBY 8-1 (5A) has first-round bye
Arguably no team needed an off week more than the reigning 5A runners-up, who were down key regulars in the season-closing loss to Madison.
3. ROCKY MOUNTAIN 7-2 (5A) has first-round bye
Will face Highland for third time in past year in 5A quarterfinal rematch; Grizzlies defense has given up just 20 points in previous two encounters.
4. EAGLE 8-2 (5A) beats Borah, 31-15
Defense gets three turnovers and enough offense. Next up is Coeur d’Alene, a team the Mustangs have beaten in past two playoff meetings (2011, 2016).
5. HIGHLAND 8-2 (5A) beats Skyview, 45-28
QB Jack Whitmer (five total TDs) allows Rams to pull away late; 5A champion Rocky Mountain up next for fourth time in past five state-playoff trips.
6. COEUR D’ALENE 6-2 (5A) has first-round bye
Unlike the other bye-week benefactors, the Vikings actually had to play this week – winning a 5A Inland Empire mini-tiebreaker; Eagle up next.
7. MERIDIAN 7-3 (5A) beats Madison, 47-28
Warriors score touchdowns on first five possessions – and still need fourth-down stop in final quarter to keep lead. Is start of “Revenge Tour: 2021” next?
8. HOMEDALE 9-0 (3A) has first-round bye
What makes this year different? Well, Trojans are overall top seed in 3A, and reigning three-time state runner-up isn’t chasing Sugar-Salem anymore.
9. MINICO 9-1 (4A) loses to Vallivue, 28-12
Bad time for the last remaining 4A undefeated squad to take its first loss. Big play was giving up fourth-and-goal touchdown from own 27 late in third quarter.
10. WEST SIDE 8-0 (2A) has first-round bye
Expanding its 29-game winning streak – and getting on track for a third consecutive 2A title will have to wait another week.
(Featured photo by Loren Orr Photography)