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Broncos one step closer to perfection

November 12, 2011

POCATELLO – For the fourth time in five years, the Blackfoot Broncos will be playing for the 4A state football championship. The Broncos earned that right with a thrilling, heart-stopping 34-31 victory over conference rival Hillcrest in Holt Arena on Friday.
“I’m glad that they are out of our league next year, I’ll tell you that,” Blackfoot coach Stan Buck said. “We knew that they were a tough team and it always seems like these games come down to an end like this.”
The end was certainly in doubt as Hillcrest came roaring back from an early 21-point deficit.

Panthers avenge early loss, crush Marsh Valley 35-8

November 12, 2011

POCATELLO – The Snake River Panthers got their revenge against an old foe on Friday night. It couldn’t have come at a better time as they advanced to the 3A state championship game with a huge 35-8 blowout over longtime rival Marsh Valley. The Eagles won 14-0 earlier this season in a game played in a rainstorm.
“I felt that the last time we played them at their place that circumstances just didn’t make for an even game,” Snake River coach Jeff Dalley said. “The kids had talked about wanting a little revenge and they worked real hard all week preparing for tonight’s game.”

Prep football playoffs

November 8, 2011

Class 4A
Pocatello at Middleton, 7 p.m.
At Holt Arena
Idaho State University
Hillcrest vs. Blackfoot, 5 p.m.
Class 3A
Weiser at Fruitland, 1 p.m.
At Holt Arena
Idaho State University
Snake River vs. Marsh Valley, 8 p.m.
Class 2A
At Holt Arena
Idaho State University
Grangeville vs. West Side, 2:30 p.m.
New Plymouth vs. Firth, 5 p.m.

Panthers topple Savages in nail-biter

November 7, 2011

POCATELLO — It was a good old fashioned slugfest on Saturday afternoon as the Snake River Panthers took on the undefeated Salmon Savages in the quarterfinal round of the 3A state football championships.
At the end of the day, the game came down to the kickers with Snake River's Cooper Peterson hitting his lone field goal attempt and Salmons kicker failing on a potential game winner with 0:06 remaining as the Panthers escaped Holt Arena with a thrilling 23-21 victory.

Cougars swat Hornets 18-15

November 5, 2011

DECLO — Mitch Orme caught three footballs in the fourth quarter of Firths quarterfinal game on Friday evening at Declo, two of which were in the endzone as the Cougars upset the Hornets, despite the home field advantage and advanced to next weeks semi-finals with a 18-15 victory.
"Are you kidding me? We started 0-4 to begin the season and now we are in the state semi-finals," Firth head coach Keith Drake said. "Everyone has improved across the board and we are getting contributions from everyone."

Broncos advance

November 4, 2011

Skyview rallied in the second half but Blackfoot holds on for a 35-25 win to advance in the 4A state playoffs.

Firth also moves on by beating Declo 18-15..

In other action:

Pocatello 21, Preston 0 in the first
Capital 51, Skyline 12 in the 4th
Coeur d'Alene 14, Mountain View 7 half
Lakeland 25, Middleton 7 in the 3rd
Oakley 42, Rimrock 30 in the 4th
Eagle 58, Lake City 7 Final
New Plymouth 43, Nampa Christian 20 Final
Hillcrest 53, Columbia 14 Final
Highland 35, Meridian 25 Final
Marsh Valley 68, Kimberly 37 Final

Skyview back in it

November 4, 2011

Skyview has pulled to within 26-12 in the third quarter.

Firth beats Declo 18-15.

In other action:

Hillcrest 38, Columbia 6 at the half
Capital 48, Skyline 6 in the 3rd
Mountain View 7, Coeur d'Alene 0, in the 1st
Rimrock 30, Oakley 28 at the half
Eagle 52, Lake City 7 in the 3rd
New Plymouth 22, Nampa Christian 20 in the 4th
Highland 35, Meridian 25 Final
Marsh Valley 68, Kimberly 37 Final

Firth takes down Declo

November 4, 2011

Firth comes back in the fourth quarter to beat Declo and advance in the 2A state playoffs.

Blackfoot leads Skyview 26-0 in the third quarter.

In other action:

Hillcrest 30, Columbia 6 in the 2nd
Eagle 31, Lake City 0 in the 2nd
Nampa Christian 13, New Plymouth 0 in the 2nd
Highland 35, Meridian 26 Final
Marsh Valley 68, Kimberly 37 Final

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