BLACKFOOT – He has patrolled the sidelines for 38 years, 28 of them at Blackfoot High School. During that time, thousands of players have crossed the chalk lines of the field under his leadership.

The newest team in the area may have been the most interesting.

All-state football selections are compiled by the Idaho Statesman with input from coaches.

BLACKFOOT – It is said that less than 5 percent of the athletes who compete in high school get the opportunity to compete in colleges and universities around the country.

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POCATELLO - Tidbits from Holt Arena on Saturday as Sugar-Salem and Blackfoot competed for coveted state titles.

It’s state championship weekend for area football teams, with four District 6 teams ready to celebrate with that elusive trophy.

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MERIDIAN — The state's No. 1 5A scoring defense gave up more rushing yards than it had all season. The state's No. 1 5A scoring offense was held to the least amount of points since the last time it lost.

Every football team begins the season with the goal of playing for a state championship. Only a few will get that chance if they survive this weekend’s semifinals. Here’s a look at the five District 6 teams vying for championship berths.

POCATELLO — When Bear Lake couldn’t finish drives, string big plays together or even drain the clock late in the game, the Bears defense came through — all the way through the last play.

Playoff football is here so there are probably more than five storylines this week. Let's start by looking at how one defending state champion got its groove back.

The final state media football poll was released Tuesday with little change as teams prepare for the first round of the playoffs.

Sites and times for the first round of the high school football playoffs have been finalized. Here’s the full schedule for area teams.

The football playoffs are here. Tickets were punched on Friday and some teams finished their seasons disappointed while others celebrated (looking at you Rigby).

RIGBY — By the time 'We are the champions' finished blaring through the loud speakers and all of the postgame mingling and photo taking was wrapping up on the field, Rigby quarterback Keegan Thompson was already looking ahead.

It’s the final week of the regular season for football, so just about every game could be considered the game of the week as teams try to earn playoff spots.

There was a shakeup in this week’s 5A football state media poll as Rigby makes an appearance at No. 5, while Highland and Eagle both dropped out of the top-5 rankings following losses. Mountain View, which lost to Borah, drops from second to third, and Borah moves into the poll at No. 4.

Blackfoot wrapped up the 4A District 6 title with Friday’s 25-14 win over Idaho Falls.