Six Val­ley teams reach state semifinals

The Idaho Statesman (Sunday) - - SPORTS - BY RACHEL ROBERTS AND MICHAEL LYCKLAMA rroberts@ida­hostates­man.com mly­ck­lama@ida­hostates­man.com

Rocky Moun­tain’s vaunted de­fense came up with four in­ter­cep­tions Fri­day night against Madi­son, and Colby Jack­son threw for 205 yards and three touch­downs to pace the un­de­feated Griz­zlies to a 28-7 win in the 5A quar­ter­fi­nals.

Nick Ro­mano car­ried 23 times for 106 yards to pro­vide the of­fense with bal­ance, and all three of Jack­son’s TDS came in the first half to give Rocky Moun­tain (10-0) a 21-0 half­time lead.

Bray­den Run­dell had two of the four in­ter­cep­tions, with Bray­dan Cure­ton and Jax­son Pabst record­ing the oth­ers.

Jor­dan Erick­son, Justin Jones and Bray­den Hamil­ton all had TD catches, and Erick­son also had a 12-yard touch­down run for the Griz­zlies.

Jor­dan Porter was 20for-32 pass­ing for 237 yards for Madi­son, but he threw three picks to just one TD.

Rocky Moun­tain will host Coeur d’alene (9-0) in next week’s semifinals in a bat­tle of un­beat­ens.

MOUN­TAIN VIEW 57, POST FALLS 0

Moun­tain View had no trou­ble in its 5A play­off opener, rolling to a dom­i­nant win over Post Falls (5-5).

The Mav­er­icks (8-2) will travel to Po­catello’s High­land (9-1) in the semifinals next week.

Sopho­more re­ceiver Kaden Chan scored three of Moun­tain View’s first four touch­downs as the Mav­er­icks raced to a 36-0 half­time lead. Chan opened the scor­ing with a 93-yard punt re­turn for a touch­down and also caught a 66-yard TD pass from Noah Bryant.

Moun­tain View held

Post Falls to 98 to­tal yards.

COEUR D’ALENE 37, BORAH 34

Coeur d’alene quar­ter­back Kale Ed­wards scored on a 4-yard run with 36 sec­onds left to squash Borah’s up­set bid.

Af­ter back-to-back touch­downs from Austin Bolt, the Lions held a 3424 lead with 7:08 to play in the fourth quar­ter and ap­peared headed to their first semi­fi­nal since 1995.

But sec­ond-ranked Coeur d’alene (9-0) mus­tered two TD drives in about 3 min­utes to re­main un­beaten.

On the win­ning drive, Coeur d’alene was fac­ing third-and-19 from its own 36 when an Ed­wards deep ball down the mid­dle bounced off re­ceiver Gar­rett Hagel and into the hands of team­mate Carter Friesz, who caught the ball at the Borah 12.

The Lions, who were com­ing off their first play­off win since 1995, got two touch­downs apiece from Bolt and se­nior El­lis Mag­nu­son. Lo­gan Miller added a 50-yard punt re­turn at the end of the third quar­ter. Bolt fin­ished with a team-high 189 yards on the ground and 154 re­ceiv­ing yards on nine re­cep­tions.

Play­ing with a bro­ken wrist, se­nior quar­ter­back Jake Stan­dlee fin­ished 14-of-26 for 279 yards, a touch­down and four in­ter­cep­tions.

HIGH­LAND 41, EA­GLE 14

Af­ter a score­less first quar­ter, High­land scored three unan­swered touch­downs in the sec­ond quar­ter to take con­trol in a 5A play­off vic­tory.

Eas­ton Durham scored three rush­ing touch­downs for the Rams (9-1), and quar­ter­back Kobe Tracy com­pleted 18-of-23 passes for 208 yards and three to­tal TDS.

Both of Ea­gle’s touch­downs came in the third quar­ter as quar­ter­back Ben Ford scored on a 1-yard run and Dal­ton Mashore went 100 yards on a kick re­turn. Ea­gle fin­ished the sea­son 7-4.

BISHOP KELLY 35, SKY­LINE 21

The Knights (9-1) scored three straight third-quar­ter touch­downs to break away from a 14-14 tie and get re­venge on Sky­line, the team that ended Bishop Kelly’s sea­son the past two years.

Bishop Kelly forced three turnovers while lim­it­ing the two-time de­fend­ing state champs to 171 yards of of­fense and eight first downs.

Ian Arel­lano rushed for 94 yards and a pair of

TDS for the Knights, in­clud­ing a 30-yard score in the sec­ond quar­ter.

Bishop Kelly will host 4A SIC ri­val Val­livue at 7 p.m. Fri­day in next week’s semifinals.

VAL­LIVUE 62, IDAHO FALLS 26

Run­ning back Car­son Child and quar­ter­back Lan Lari­son com­bined for 391 yards rush­ing and six touch­downs as Val­livue (8-3) cruised into the 4A semifinals for the first time since 2000.

Child had 212 yards on 14 car­ries and Lari­son 179 yards on 13 car­ries, and both scored three TDS. They paced an of­fense that had 473 yards on the ground and darted to a 28-0 lead mid­way through the first quar­ter. Child had TD runs of 70 and 68 yards.

HILL­CREST 21, MID­DLE­TON 17

Hill­crest quar­ter­back Kyle Austin scored the go-ahead touch­down on a 16-yard run with 5:49 left in the fourth quar­ter to lift the top-ranked Knights into the 4A semifinals for the first time since 2011.

Austin fin­ished with

246 yards and two TDS on the ground, and Oak­ley Hussey ran for 181 yards as Hill­crest (10-1) rushed for 465 yards.

Hill­crest hosts Nampa (9-2) next Fri­day in Idaho Falls.

Dal­las Ha­gler had a hand in both of Mid­dle­ton’s touch­downs, con­nect­ing with Jace Rogers on a 5-yard pass and Car­son Smith on a 63-yard bomb. No. 4 Mid­dle­ton fin­ishes the sea­son 8-3.

HOMEDALE 41, GOOD­ING 21

The Tro­jans (10-0) ad­vanced to the 3A semifinals by scor­ing four first-half touch­downs and rid­ing the legs of run­ning back Ma­son Kinch­e­loe, who car­ried 36 times for 239 yards and two touch­downs, and also caught a 20-yard TD pass.

Car­son Brown had two of the Homedale de­fense’s three in­ter­cep­tions.

KIM­BERLY 37, FRUITLAND 35

Mck­ade Huft ran in a 1-yard touch­down as time ex­pired, lift­ing Kim­berly to a vic­tory over two-time de­fend­ing cham­pion Fruitland (6-4) in the 3A state quar­ter­fi­nals.

Kim­berly (10-1) faces Sugar-salem (8-1) in the semifinals.

GRANGEVILLE 40, COLE VAL­LEY CHRIS­TIAN 7

Cole Val­ley Chris­tian (7-3) scored the first touch­down of the game but never found the end zone again in a 2A state quar­ter­fi­nal loss to un­beaten Grangeville.

WILDER 44, LAPWAI 36

Lapwai drove to the Wilder 9-yard line with 1 sec­ond left. But Wilder (9-1) made one last de­fen­sive stand Thurs­day to hold on for the win and ad­vance to the semifinals, where it faces the win­ner of Satur­day’s Val­ley vs. Clearwater Val­ley game.

OAK­LEY 50, IDAHO CITY 16

Oak­ley elim­i­nated Western Idaho Con­fer­ence cham­pion Idaho City (7-2) with a dom­i­nant win on the Wild­cats’ home field.

KEN­DRICK 64, GAR­DEN VAL­LEY 32

Gar­den Val­ley’s sea­son came to an end at the hands of un­beaten Ken­drick (9-0), which takes on Carey (10-0) in next week’s 1A Divi­sion II semifinals.

PHO­TOS BY DARIN OSWALD doswald@ida­hostates­man.com

Moun­tain View de­fen­sive line­man Van Goyen sacks Post Falls quar­ter­back Derek Pearse in the sec­ond quar­ter Fri­day dur­ing the state 5A foot­ball quar­ter­fi­nals.

Moun­tain View line­backer Dy­lan Mar­tinez plants Post Falls run­ning back Tommy Hauser into the turf Fri­day.

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