It’s hard to argue with Challis coach T.T. Cain’s declaration that the High Desert Conference is the toughest 1A Division 1 conference in the state.

If you ask any of the four head coaches in the 3A Mountain Rivers Conference which district is the toughest in the state the answer is unanimous, their own.

An improbable two-point conversion in the final seconds of the 2016 4A state championship game capped off a dream season for head coach Scott Berger and the Skyline Grizzlies.

It doesn’t matter what school — Bonneville, Rigby, Highland — if you wear pads and a helmet, and go nuts for a leather ball, chances are the team you play for is competitive within 5A District 5-6.

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