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 12 – state semifinal round – of the high school football season.
HOW THE TOP 10 FARED — NOV. 12
1. RIGBY 10-1 (5A) beats No. 4 Meridian, 55-49 (3 OT)
QB Tiger Adolpho accounted for 324 total yards and all six touchdowns, but DB Ryder Thompson’s end-zone deflection in final OT was game’s biggest play.
2. EAGLE 9-3 (5A) loses to No. 3 Highland, 29-27
Heartbreaking considering ATH Ian Duarte was a one-man wrecking crew (252 total yards on six touches), and QB Jack Benson gave the Mustangs a late lead.
3. HIGHLAND 10-2 (5A) beats No. 2 Eagle, 29-27
This time, PK Ian Hershey’s game-winning field goal was on final play – and his 41-yarder would have been good from 60. Rams in 11th 5A title game since 2000.
4. MERIDIAN 8-4 (5A) loses to No. 1 Rigby, 55-49 (3 OT)
Not sure what more the Warriors’ offense could have done, scoring touchdowns on its first seven possessions – and never having to punt the entire game.
5. MOUNTAIN VIEW 9-1 (5A) season is over
The Mavericks failed to win a postseason game for the first time in eight years, but still had undefeated regular season and won first 5A SIC title in program history.
6. ROCKY MOUNTAIN 7-3 (5A) season is over
The 2020 state champion Grizzlies let an 18-point second-half lead slip away and did not advance to the semifinal round for the first time since 2013.
7. HOMEDALE 10-0 (3A) hosts Sugar-Salem on Saturday
Most points Trojans have scored in the three 3A state championship game losses to the Diggers is 28 (34-28 OT loss last year). If they score 30, should be enough.
8. WEST SIDE 10-0 (2A) beats Bear Lake, 47-8
Pirates force three turnovers, and dominate Bears once again on the ground. They will take state-best 31-game winning streak into defense of 2A crown.
9. POCATELLO 9-2 (4A) hosts Skyline on Saturday
Thunder is state semifinals for first time in a decade, and now face the defending state champions. Lost past two games to the Grizzlies by a combined 97-7 score.
10. SANDPOINT 8-2 (4A) beats Blackfoot, 29-28 (OT)
QB Parker Pettit is the hero in overtime for the Bulldogs, tossing a 14-yard touchdown to Arie VanDenBerg, then winning it on two-point conversion keeper run.
(Featured photo by Julian Jenkins)