MIDDLETON — State championships aren’t supposed to be this easy, this creative or this fun. They weren’t designed to be won in this fashion, like the way Skyline throttled Emmett 42-22 Saturday afternoon in the 4A state title game. They weren’t made for teams like the Grizzlies, who made thi…
MIDDLETON — Maybe the fans couldn’t see, or maybe they were in disbelief. Maybe Homedale tied things, or maybe Sugar-Salem just won state.
Connor Maloney can still feel the nerves, the pressure, the magnitude of a moment that felt too big. A Skyline freshman, he stood several yards in front of the end zone at Holt Arena, ready to receive the opening kickoff of the 2017 4A state championship game against Minico.
REXBURG — The play that earned Skyline a 20-0 win over Sandpoint in the 4A state semifinals Friday night may well go down in season lore, the killshot in a frigid dogfight for title game honors.
Skyline will be down one player when it hosts Sandpoint Friday night.
REXBURG — The image was striking, if not foreboding. On the sideline sat two injured Skyline players: receiver Eli Ames and defensive back Cooper Owen, unable to help their team build a comeback early against Nampa in the 4A state quarterfinal.
REXBURG — Top-seeded Skyline’s opponent to kick off the 4A playoffs Friday night was Twin Falls, at least in theory.
All-state football selections are compiled by the Idaho Statesman with input from coaches.