The 5A District 5/6 alllists were revealed on Thursday, and heaining the ams were several local players: Rigby player of the year Tiger Adpho, defensive player of the year Damien Walker, a Rigby product, plus firstamer Skyler sen, Idaho Falls’ quarack.
In years past, Skyline always had the athletes. The experience. Hype. Expectations.
POCATELLO — Minds met and time froze on the east end of Holt Arena, just shy of the 25-yard line. Tyler Richins stood in the middle of a collection of his Sugar-Salem Diggers, the group ready to take the field, the same one that had just drawn within one of Weiser in double overtime of this …
POCATELLO — Sweat still dripped from Con Dansie’s hair when he called out: Coach G! The Rigby senior had a gift to share with head coach Armando Gonzalez, so he lugged the 5A state champions banner across midfield at Holt Arena, where Dansie and Gonzalez embraced. Around them, everyone did: …
Skyline earned its second straight 4A state championship, downing Sandpoint 20-6 Friday night in Moscow.
POCATELLO — The cadre of Firth coaches looked around at each other. They shuffled their feet, exchanged empty looks, held their arms out. What just happened? They didn’t say much, not after their Cougars fell behind West Side one minute after this 2A state championship game began. On the sid…
Well, we’re finally here, at the last week of the high school football season. We have three loca teams playing in Friday’s state championship games: Rigby and Highland, Skyline and Sandpoint and Sugar-Salem and Weiser.
Of course it comes down to this. Naturally the 2A playoffs come down to Firth and West Side, the clubs that battled in last year’s state title game, the same ones that opened this season with one of the crazier games you might ever see. These things are inevitable.
Rigby and Highland. You know the drill. Two of the state’s best team will play for the 5A state title, 8:15 p.m. Friday at Holt Arena. Here’s what you need to know for the game.
POCATELLO — Before this state semifinal had turned five seconds old, the alarm bells rang. In the moments after Lachlan Haacke tossed an interception on his team’s first play from scrimmage, digging Skyline an immediate hole against Pocatello, Holt Arena became familiar territory: A place th…
POCATELLO — Across a season that spanned roughly two months, nine games and three bye weeks that drove his kids crazy, Butte County coach Sam Thorngren gave his team one goal: Every game, be the most physical team on the field.
HOMEDALE – Amidst the chaos that is a post-game celebration, one can excuse Daniel Neal for misspeaking.
North Fremont suffered its first loss of the season on Saturday afternoon to an all-too familiar foe.
MERIDIAN—For the third consecutive season, the Rigby Trojans are headed to the 5A state championship game.
The football semifinals are officially upon us, which means it’s time to break down all six matchups in District 6. In here, you’ll find capsules for the following games…
Note: Players voted on by coaches
The Rocky Mountain conference released its all-conference lists on Wednesday, and on them are a couple first-teamers from Watersprings: Punter Jrew Plocher and running back Peyton West.
POCATELLO — Jonny Baczuk took a crow hop, wound up his right hand and slung it forward, pointing to the Holt Arena end zone, the place that Skyline felt perfectly fine avoiding. He jogged over to the sideline, joined a teammate in a bear hug, then soaked in the celebration washing over the G…
North Fremont beat Melba 44-38 in Saturday’s 2A state quarterfinal fending off a late surge by the Mustangs.
POCATELLO — There’s a lot to like about the way this Butte County team operates. The Pirates employ a cadre of athletic backs. They tackle well. They find the right spots to mix-in passes, too, which surprises foes expecting runs.
RIGBY — Say farewell to football in Rigby. Say goodbye to these Trojans. Wave adiós to the way this Rigby football team serenaded this town, which will have to travel hundreds of miles to see its team return to action this fall.
POCATELLO — With every minute that passed across an hour and a half, Sugar-Salem’s long road to a fourth straight promised land appeared destined for an unceremonious end. The Diggers looked flat on offense and slow on defense. They lagged behind Marsh Valley in just about every important de…
The quarterfinal round of the high school football playoffs is upon us, so it's time to break down each matchup in District 6 — all nine of them. In here, you'll find game time, location and broadcast information for each game. Let's get started.
The first week of the football state tournament is officially in the past, so let’s catch up on the results.
POCATELLO — On his way down the stairs to the Holt Arena field at halftime, a Bonneville assistant coach stopped and laughed.
South Fremont beat Kellogg 35-30 at Madison High School Friday to advance to the second round of the 3A state playoffs.
POCATELLO — For more than an hour, on one of the biggest stages of their teenage lives, a group of rugged Skyline defenders treaded water up to their knees. They found themselves in some of the worst positions they could imagine. They stood backed up to their own five. They returned to the f…
POCATELLO — Holt Arena is a spacious arena, certainly more so than the venues that teams like Firth and Aberdeen call home, so you tend to hear every reaction from the crowd, loud or quiet. The one that echoed from the Cougar fans when running back Sam Park coughed up a fumble signaled their…
Well, the regular season is behind us and it’s time for the state playoffs. It’s been a long nine weeks, but in some ways, maybe it feels like it flew by. Either way, for the first round, District 6 has eight matchups on deck.
The football regular season has officially ended, and it’s time for the playoffs — which means this final media poll might not mean a whole bunch.
The football regular-season is now in the books, so here’s a quick rehash of a few games Friday night, including what they mean for the playoffs.
In the final week of the regular season, Watersprings got a big night from Jrew Plocher in a 48-38 win over Challis.
Watching Shelley play offense is like rewinding some 60 years. The Russets operate like Lyndon B. Johnson is still president, lining up with the quarterback under center, two tight ends flanking the offensive line and a fullback sandwiched between the quarterback and running back.
REXBURG -- Madison broke Rigby’s 23-game regular-season win streak Friday with a 31-28 win over the Trojans at Bobcat Stadium. The Bobcat defense clinched the win with a strip sack with 19 seconds left.
POCATELLO -- If there was worry surrounding Highland a week after the Rams lost by 23 to top-seeded Rigby, Highland coach Gino Mariani quelled that with one play.
In some ways, it’s hard to blame Scott Berger. There’s a lot for him and his Skyline team to consider headed into Friday’s regular-season finale against Shelley. There’s a lot that could unfold, a lot of circumstances surrounding the game that will affect the conference race and the playoff …
The final week of the regular season is here, which means it’s time to break down playoff scenarios. In here, you’ll find outlooks for Class 5A through 1A-D2. For information on Class 4A scenarios, click here.
Two years have passed by now, but Josh Wells remembers the end well. His Shelley team had just completed a winless season, his first year at the helm of the program. The Russets were shut out three times across two months.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned about the football landscape as the regular season comes to a close, it’s this: When it comes to District 6, most teams aren’t trending dramatically up or down.
RIGBY — From now on, no level of destruction Rigby delivers should come as a surprise. The Trojans have established a football empire in this small town, but what they did to Highland Friday night — the way they picked apart a Rams team long known as one of the best statewide — demonstrates …
Another big football Friday as the postseason picture starts to take shape.
Sugar-Salem topped rival South Fremont 35-7 Friday to secure the 3A District 6 title with a perfect 2-0 record in district and run its overall win streak to five games.
It may be easy to forget, but Rigby hasn’t always been a football authority. A few years ago, the Trojans had yet to establish itself in the 5A market. They weren’t one of the best teams in the state. Head coach Armando Gonzalez busied himself with creating a good team, not an empire.
There’s a lot on the line between Blackfoot and Shelley
Across the past seven weeks, Rigby has piled up a spotless record by reaching its lofty standards. The Trojans like to say they don’t focus so much on playing opponents as much as they focus on playing themselves, ironing out issues to make sure they don’t surface come postseason time. They …
Week 7 of the high school football season is now in the books. Let’s revisit the action.
With about two minutes left in Friday's grind-it-out, drizzly, and very spirited Civil War rivalry game against Hillcrest, Bonneville coach Kevin Kempf was already thinking about his postgame speech.
Not a speck of orange spray paint found Marty Duffin, not even as he waded into the throng of black and orange at the base of Ravsten Stadium’s south goalposts. Quite the feat considering it was everywhere: on the uprights, on his players, on the field where his Idaho Falls team had just top…
Sugar-Salem opened Mountain Rivers Conference play with an impressive 59-0 win over Teton on Friday night.
Madison’s football team topped Thunder Ridge 33-27 in double overtime Friday to secure its first conference win of the season.
Somewhere in his head, Dakota Baker knew there were bigger things in life than the 2013 Emotion Bowl. He’s a smart guy. He had perspective, even as a teenager.
Back in the 18th century, before architects had the means to build bridges and tunnels and other modern ways to traverse mountains, they had to use brute force. They had to go right through them — with an axe.
Week 7 of the high school football season is upon us, which means it's time to check out a few storylines to follow. Here is a sampling.
Live on this side of the state long enough, even for just a few months during the fall, and you learn one thing about the high school football scene: Sugar-Salem is a force. The Diggers have won three straight 3A state championships. The personnel may change from year to year. The results ra…