Highland, Shelley grab top spots in poll

Eastern Idaho was well represented near the top in the weekly High School Football Media Poll released Wednesday.

Highland jumped past Coeur d’Alene to grab the top spot in 5A. The Rams held off Orem while Coeur d’Alene struggled to get past Skyline. No District 6 teams received votes.

In 4A, Bishop Kelly retained the top spot but Rigby jumped into second place after thrashing Century last week at Holt Arena. Pocatello moved into the fifth spot and Blackfoot was just out of the top five.

In 3A, Shelley rode a dominating performance over Faith Lutheran of Las Vegas to the top spot. Snake River moved up to third place.

In 2A, West Side sits in third after a win over Firth while the Cougars slipped to fourth. West Jefferson, which snapped a two-year losing streak, is among those receiving votes.

Challis is the lone District 6 1A Division 1 team receiving votes while Clark County is the only area 1A Division 2 team showing up in the poll as others receiving votes.

High School Football Media Poll

Week 2

Class 5A

Team (1st) W-L Pts.

1. Highland (4) 1-0 41

2. Coeur d’Alene (5) 1-0 40

3. Capital 1-0 25

4. Lake City 1-0 15

5. Eagle 1-0 10

Others receiving votes: Borah (1) 5, Timberline 5, Mountain View 4, Rocky Mountain 2, Vallivue 2, Boise 1.

Class 4A

Team (1st) W-L Pts.

1. Bishop Kelly (10) 50 1-0

2. Rigby 1-0 29

3. Skyview 0-1 24

4. Lakeland 1-0 16

5. Pocatello 1-0 9

Others receiving votes: Middleton 7, Blackfoot 6, Kuna 3, Century 2, Minico 1, Moscow 1, Preston 1, Twin Falls 1.

Class 3A

Team (1st) W-L Pts.

1. Shelley (10) 1-0 50

2. Emmett 0-1 23

3. Snake River 1-0 18

4. Timberlake 1-0 18

5. Fruitland 0-1 17

Others receiving votes: Gooding 10, Homedale 8, Kimberly 4, Parma 2.

Class 2A

Team (1st) W-L Pts.

1. Declo (5) 1-0 39

2. Grangeville (3) 1-0 37

3. West Side (2) 1-0 33

4. Firth 0-1 13

5. Nampa Christian 1-0 9

Others receiving votes: Orofino 8, St. Maries 4, New Plymouth 3, West Jefferson 2, Malad 1, Melba 1.

Class 1A-I

Team (1st) W-L Pts.

1. Troy (5) 1-0 37

2. Raft River (1) 0-0 24

3. Prairie (1) 0-0 23

4. Hagerman (2) 1-0 20

5. Oakley 1-0 18

Others receiving votes: Valley 9, Kamiah (1) 6, Lapwai 6, Genessee 4, Challis 3.

Class 1A-II

Team (1st) W-L Pts.

1. Council (7) 0-0 40

2. Dietrich (1) 1-0 30

3. Lighthouse Christian (1) 1-0 27

4. Carey 1-0 16

5. Salmon River (1) 0-1 15

Others receiving votes: Garden Valley 11, Deary 6, Clark Fork 2, Kootenai 2, Clark County 1.

Poll voters

David Bashore, Times-News

Byron Edelman, Lewiston Tribune

Jason Enes, Blackfoot Morning News

Jimmy Hancock, Idaho State Journal

Paul Kingsbury, IdahoSports.com

Greg Lee, Spokesman-Review

Mark Nelke, Coeur d’Alene Press

Jeff Pinkham, Post Register

Rachel Roberts, Idaho Statesman

John Wustrow, Idaho Press-Tribune

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