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  2017 State Football Championship Previews

We breakdown every Milk Bowl state championship game from 5A through 1AD2 with predictions on who we think will win.

By: Special Feature
Published: 11/15/2017 6:54:56 PM

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We have reached the final week of the 2017 high school football season, which means it's time for the Milk Bowl state football championships!

There are six games which will be played over the course of two days: three on Friday and three on Saturday. Four of the games will take place at Holt Arena, one at the Kibbie Dome, and one at Middleton High School.

In preparation for the final hurrah in 2017, we give you previews for all of the state title games. Along with these previews, we'll have updated state tournament information, action photos, and LIVE and FREE audio streams all right here on

Highland Rams vs. Coeur d’Alene Vikings

Friday, Nov. 17 @ 5:30 p.m. MT, Holt Arena, Pocatello, ID

Broadcast Team: Scott Burton & Ryan Howe

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Written by: Matt Harris (@IdahoSportsMatt)

Holt Arena will be rocking on Friday night when two of Idaho’s high school football royalty square off against each other in the 5A State Championship. Vikings and Rams. Coeur d’Alene vs. Highland. A pair of old rivals mixing it up once again at the Caccia Field turf.

Since the turn of the century, the state championship game has featured at least one of these two programs in 15 of 18 matchups. That means that 83% of the time since 2000, either Highland or Coeur d’Alene has reached the title game of Idaho’s largest classification.

The Rams are back in the championship game for the first time since 2014, when they knocked off Mountain View for their 10th state championship in the IHSAA-era. The Vikings are here for the fifth time since 2010 and the first time since 2013, when they defeated Highland 31-28 in an epic battle at the Kibbie Dome.

These two power programs have squared off in the regular season and earlier rounds of the playoffs in recent seasons, but this year’s contest will mark only the second time this millennium that Highland and Coeur d’Alene have met for the state title.

This may also be the first time in Idaho history where two Army All-American selections have faced off against each other, with Highland’s Tommy Togiai lining up across from Coeur d’Alene’s Colson Yankoff. Togiai has been recruited by nearly every Power 5 school in the country and has yet to decide where to play college football. Yankoff has committed to the University of Washington and head coach Chris Peterson. If there’s one matchup to watch during this title game, it might be that one.

There will be plenty of more matchups to pay attention to during the game. How does Highland’s stingy defense handle the speed with which Coeur d’Alene plays? Can the Vikings get after Rams quarterback Kobe Tracy? Can anyone keep up with Yankoff? Will the massive Highland crowd expected to show at Holt Arena play a factor in Coeur d’Alene’s execution?

Both Highland head coach Gino Mariani and Coeur d’Alene head coach Shawn Amos are familiar with the other’s system and the packages and schemes they run. That’s an advantage from having played against each other over a number of years. But trying to grasp and understand how 15, 16, 17, and 18 year-old high school students will handle the pressure of the biggest football game of their lives is something that not even the most seasoned coaches can account for.

What we do know is that both teams have been on a tear. Highland is 9-1 on the season and won their district for the fifth straight season. The Rams only blemish came on Sept. 1 in a 19-7 home loss to Eagle. Since that time, Highland has won eight consecutive games by an average margin of 25.8 points per contest. The Rams have figured out their offense, with quarterback Kobe Tracy playing excellent football, running back Landon Demuzio slicing and dicing opposing defenses, and a plethora of receivers who always seem to be in the right spot. The offensive line is a group of returning starters that give their offense time to develop and operate.

The Rams defense has been no slouch either, in fact it’s probably their greatest strength. Despite losing a few players to Division-I programs last year, Highland is only giving up 11.4 points per game through 10 games, a very good number in the day and age of quick, up-tempo, spread offenses. While Togiai regularly commands double and sometimes triple-teams, the rest of the defense has been on point this year, with guys like Kolmon Farnsworth, Garrett Crane, and Kade Guiberson among others to lock down opposing offenses.

Coeur d’Alene made sure to challenge themselves again this year in preparation for a state title run. They faced Northern California’s number one ranked team (Folsom) to open the year, they’ve played perennial Washington contenders Mead and Camas, along with another California team in Capital Christian. While the Vikings only went 2-2 in those contests, those games prepared them for the stretch run of the season.

In five games against Idaho opponents (including the playoffs), Coeur d’Alene is 5-0 while averaging a whopping 53.0 points per game over that span with an average margin of victory of 34.6 points per game. While Yankoff leads the way, the Vikings have excellent skill position players to assist in the playmaking including Kyler Prendergast, Caleb Beggerly, Shilo Morgan, Cole Ramseyer, and more. It’s been said that Coeur d’Alene’s offensive line might be among their best in school history – which is saying something.

Defensively, the Vikings give up an average of 23.6 points per game, but also are able to force a lot of turnovers with players like Ross Chadderdon roaming from sideline to sideline. Chadderdon led the way for Coeur d’Alene in last week’s win over Mountain View with 17 tackles (three of them for a loss), two forced fumbles, one sack, and one interception – a great effort indeed. The Vikings can fly around on defense and will look to turn it up a notch in the title game.

Both teams are loaded to the gills with talent. We will see an excellent display of that talent come Friday night. The price of admission will be well worth the show. Whichever team comes out on top with the blue trophy in hand, they will have earned it.

Who do YOU think wins the 5A State Championship?

Minico Spartans vs. Skyline Grizzlies

Friday, Nov. 17 @ 8:15 p.m. MT, Holt Arena, Pocatello, ID

Broadcast Team: Scott Burton & Ryan Howe

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Written by: Sven Alskog (@IdahoSportsSven)

Defending state champion Skyline is back with an opportunity to defend its title from a year ago, which was won in thrilling fashion on a David Ames III halfback pass to Carson Lott on a 2-point conversion with under a minute left.

While head coach Scott Berger lost some key cogs from that team from a year ago, running back Kyler Morgan, quarterback Dylan Bialas and a defense which has allowed 14 points or less six times this season have stepped up and helped the Grizzlies to a 9-2 record, including an undefeated 5-0 mark in the conference.

Bialas was an efficient 16-20 for 177 yards in the 21-13 win over Middleton to earn a place in the championship game. The 6’3” senior quarterback also threw for a touchdown and ran for another in wet conditions last week.

Morgan received a heavy workload with 116 yards on 23 carries, something which he’ll probably be called upon to do again this week.

Skyline has what many from throughout the state would deem as an unlikely opponent in the Minico Spartans.

For the last 22 seasons since Tim Perrigot took over as head coach in Rupert, the Spartans have been a constant in the football playoffs, only missing out on playing some extra football once since 2004.

To earn its place in an elusive state championship matchup, its first in school history, Minico upset #1 ranked Skyview 29-28 by utilizing a Tim Miller 1-yard touchdown run with 2:17 left and another Miller run on the gutsy two-point conversion that followed to upend the Hawks and their explosive duo of Wyatt Storer and DeMonte Horton.

Behind its perfected wing-t offense, the Spartans are a team that looks to control the time of possession and limit turnovers, although quarterback John Perrigot has really opened things up on offense.

With the threat of the pass in place this season, running back Larry Vega has ran through, around and over defenses all year, including a seven touchdown performance in a win over Canyon Ridge on September 29.

The task for Minico will be a daunting one to try to run through a Skyline defense that was strong last week against Middleton and has been throughout the season as well. The Grizzlies held the Vikings to 57 yards on the ground in the semifinal win.

Each coach has their team as hot as any in the state heading into Friday, with seven consecutive wins dating back to a 48-20 loss at Rigby on September 15 for Minico and nine straight for Skyline after starting the year 0-2, including a 28-21 loss, also to Rigby.

Caleb Mayes is one of the players that could alter this game in a big way, something the receiver did last week at Middleton, hauling in 11 passes for 130 yards. If the senior can repeat that effort this week it will be awfully difficult for the Spartans defensively.

It’s safe to say Mayes is the favorite target for Bialas, as he accounted for over 68 percent of the completions from the senior quarterback in the semifinals.

After not having won a state title since 1992, Berger and his group look to make it back-to-back inside the friendly confines of Holt Arena, where they beat Pocatello 55-7 and Bishop Kelly 40-14 already this season. Minico lost to Grantsville (UT) in the dome 42-28 in its season opener as part of the Rocky Mountain Rumble.

For Berger, a member of the 1981 National Champion Idaho State University football team, Holt Arena is a place he knows about as well as anyone.

Both sides of the dome will be open on Friday, as the 5A championship between Coeur d’Alene and Highland is set to get kicked off at 5:30 p.m. MT, with the 4A affair between Minico and Skyline to follow.

Expect a great crowd on-hand for each matchup, as Rupert and Idaho Falls are both within 80 miles of Pocatello and the Coeur d’Alene-Highland matchups always bring out big shows of support for each school.

Who do YOU think wins the 4A State Championship?

Snake River Panthers vs. Fruitland Grizzlies

Saturday, Nov. 18 @ 12:00 p.m. MT, Holt Arena, Pocatello, ID

Broadcast Team: Matt Harris, Lucas Gebhart & Travis Hobson

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Written by: Matt Harris (@IdahoSportsMatt)

A clash of traditional 3A power programs kicks off the second day of championship action at Holt Arena on Saturday when the Snake River Panthers take on the Fruitland Grizzlies.

For the fourth time since 2010, Fruitland and Snake River will clash for the 3A state championship. Over the last eight years, half of the state championship games have featured these two teams. Even more impressive is Fruitland’s 10 title game appearances in 11 seasons with a chance to earn their first back-to-back championship.

Snake River returns to the title game for the first time since 2014, when they defeated Fruitland 36-21 to earn a record-tying 10th state championship in the IHSAA era. With Snake River High School sitting about 30 miles from Holt Arena, the Panthers could expect to hold a home-crowd advantage, although the Fruitland faithful do travel well.

That being said, Holt Arena has not been kind to Fruitland during their title game appearance streak: in their 10 championship game appearances over the last 11 years at the 3A level, four of those games have been at Holt Arena and the Grizzlies have won zero of those contests (the Grizzlies won their lone 2A title at Holt Arena back in 1993). However, Fruitland did earn a convincing victory at Holt Arena last season in the state quarterfinals – and it was against the Snake River Panthers.

For those who make the short jaunt down I-15 to Holt Arena or the long trip across southern Idaho to Pocatello, there is no shortage of storylines heading into this game. Can Fruitland and head coach Ryan Tracy secure their first back-to-back state football titles in school history? Can Snake River cap off their run to the title game with their third title game win over the Grizzlies in seven years? Will Fruitland earn their 12th win of the campaign and finish undefeated? Will Snake River head coach Jeb Harrison follow in the footsteps of his father and earn his first state title at the school that set the precedent for excellence in 3A football? Those storylines and more will play out on the turf on Saturday afternoon.

Fruitland is 11-0 this season and won their district for the second straight year. For the most part, the Grizzlies weren’t challenged during the regular season, winning by no less than 15 points in each contest. The competition has increased in the playoffs as they have faced three consecutive teams from the Mountain Rivers Conference. Fruitland beat Teton 43-24 in the first round, then slid past Sugar-Salem 14-8 in the quarterfinals before dispatching Shelley 19-14 last weekend in the semifinals.

The Grizzlies offense remains steady – a heavy dose of the power run game. In last week’s semifinal showdown against Shelley, Fruitland threw a total of three passes, which was below their average of about eight passes per game. But with a deep stable of running backs to work with, including Jordan Eggers, Canaan Bourcy, Alex Becerril, Noah Hattrup, and Ethan Villalobos, it’s no wonder that quarterback Cole Eiguren isn’t called on more often to pass. Those running backs all average more than seven yards per carry and have helped Fruitland’s offense to a 42.9 points per game average.

The Grizzly defense has been stout as well, limiting opponents to an average of 14.9 points per game. Fruitland has allowed 10 points or less in four contests this season. Villalobos is the team’s leading tackler on the season, with Jonathon Fagen and Jason Gissel right behind him. Gissel and Brisyn Cutburth lead the team with six sacks apiece.

While Fruitland is unblemished this season in the loss column, Snake River started slowly and posted an 0-3 record over their first three contests. It was a critical point in the season for the Panthers, one that Harrison said could have doomed their season.

“We could’ve gone to the dark side, thrown in the towel,” he said to the Idaho State Journal last weekend, “We left those three losses behind us and then we went on a roll.”

Since their Sept. 8 loss to Sugar-Salem, Snake River has gone on a seven-game winning streak including wins over South Fremont, Teton, and Preston, along with sweeping their conference schedule and rolling through District 4 opponents Kimberly and Gooding in the quarterfinals and semifinals, respectively.

The Panthers Wing-T offense has opened up in recent weeks with the emergence of quarterback Coby Young, who played nearly-flawless football last week against Gooding. Couple him with wide receiving threats Carson Dance and Clancy Thomas, plus the rushing attack of Treyton Young, Gunner Ramsdell, Kade Mortensen, and Ceaton Howell and Snake River has put together a formidable offense. During their seven game streak, the Panthers have averaged 30.4 points per game.

The defense has been solid as well, led by Howell and James Clegg. Gerald Yazzie has been solid in the secondary, with Thomas and Dance helping to lock it down. Mortensen has wreaked havoc for opposing quarterbacks in the pass game while Emmitt Hansen and others have caused problems up front on the line. Snake River’s defense has allowed 15.4 points per game during their seven game win streak. Their defense, especially against the run, will need to be playing at full tilt on Saturday afternoon.

Expect a grind-it-out, somewhat lower-scoring affair at Holt Arena between these two teams this weekend. The contest should be an absolute battle in the trenches and a game of execution in all three facets of football.

Who do YOU think wins the 3A State Championship?

Declo Hornets vs. Firth Cougars

Saturday, Nov. 18 @ 2:45 p.m. MT, Holt Arena, Pocatello, ID

Broadcast Team: Matt Harris, Lucas Gebhart & Travis Hobson

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Written by: Matt Harris (@IdahoSportsMatt)

Two programs that have had their share of success in recent seasons will hit the turf at Holt Arena on Saturday afternoon in the 2A State Championship game – the Firth Cougars and the Declo Hornets – in what will be the final high school football game of the 2017 season in Idaho.

If this matchup sounds familiar to you, it should. These two teams last played each other almost five years ago to the day for the 2A title on Nov. 16, 2012 at Holt Arena. Declo ended up winning that game 22-12 to earn their first state football title in program history after so many near misses. Firth’s loss in that game marked their second straight defeat in the state championship, having fallen to Grangeville the year before.

Since 2000, Declo has reached the playoffs 16 out of a possible 18 seasons, including their time in the 3A classification, while also playing in the championship round six times, winning two titles in 2012 and 2013. Firth, on the other hand, is making their fifth title game appearance this century, having won the blue trophy back in 2005 and 2006. Firth has reached at least the quarterfinal round of the tournament 12 times in 18 years.

While the two teams have not played each other since the 2012 state championship, they are familiar with each other. Each team scouted the other during the state semifinals last week, which was played last Friday at Holt Arena. And Firth’s Keith Drake and Declo’s Kelly Kidd were at the helm of their programs the last time these two teams squared off.

A few storylines to watch out for in this one: Can Declo reach the winner’s circle for their second undefeated state title run in the last five seasons? Does Firth have the horses offensively to keep pace with Declo? Can anyone keep up with (or slow down) Declo’s Keegan Duncan, the likely 2A State Player of the Year? Will Firth continue their magical run to the title game with the upset of upsets?

On paper, some have pointed out that this game looks like a David vs. Goliath matchup. Declo is the undisputed, undefeated top-ranked team in the 2A classification, with wins over five 3A programs. Firth is a team that was in danger of missing the playoffs part-way through their conference schedule.

But games aren’t played on paper. And that’s the beauty of it – we can speculate all we want, but until the final horn sounds, anything can happen.

Declo is 12-0 on the season, looking to pick up win No. 13 in the state title game to cap off an undefeated season. Seemingly all of the talk surrounding the team has been centered on standout running back Keegan Duncan. The junior rushed for 446 yards and five touchdowns last week against West Side, including multiple long distance touchdown runs.

Duncan has been an absolute force that no one has been able to stop at all this year. As one coach said earlier this season, “You can stop him, you can only hope to slow him down a bit.” Duncan has compiled 30 touchdowns on the season while rushing for 2,664 yards on 184 carries – that works out to 14.7 yards per carry.

If there is one problem per se with Duncan receiving so much attention is the lack of attention on his teammates, who definitely step up to share the workload. Running back Garrett Darrington has compiled nearly 600 yards on the ground himself this year, while quarterback McKay Breshears has also ran for more than 450 yards and passed for more than 700 yards. We also can’t forget about the guys up front for Declo, who help make it possible for those players to excel. The Hornets average 46.5 points per game.

Defensively, while Declo gives up only 17.3 points per game, they have achieved that number with a lot of starters not playing in the second half of many of their games. Duncan is one of the leaders of the defense having collected 77 tackles on the season with four interceptions. Junior Tyson Matthews (86 tackles) and senior Sy Osterhout (78 tackles) are the key guys at linebacker for Declo, with Riley Anderson anchoring the defensive line with 69 tackles.

While Firth is the underdog coming into this game, they believe that no one is invincible and that they have the players in place to knock off Declo. The Cougars are 8-3 this season and are riding a five-game winning streak. Their season has been as up-and-down as one could imagine.

After starting the year 3-2, Firth fell at home to the Ririe Bulldogs – a team they had not lost to since 2009. But since that time, the Cougars have found themselves. Firth’s Coby Johnson told the Idaho State Journal that their loss to Ririe was an “eye-opener” and that since that loss on Oct. 6 his teammates have come together.

A lot of the attention will be given to the Cougars’ Remington Chapman, who has been a tough out at running back with his strength and downfield vision. Victor Burkhart has been a workhorse as well in the backfield, helping to force opposing defenses to focus on multiple players. Quarterback Gunner Vasquez has managed games well under center and has helped to open up the Firth passing attack. Johnson, Stockton Giles, and Colton Mecham will all get a share of the workload for the Cougars too. Firth averages 31.8 points per game on offense for the season, but that number jumps to 38.4 points per game during their win streak.

Defensively, expect to see many of the same names from the offensive side of the ball to be making plays for the Cougars, along with seniors Hesston Jolley and Hewston Alonzo. Johnson was an absolute nightmare for the New Plymouth Pilgrims last week defensively, as he did almost everything he could under the sun to wreak havoc. Firth is giving up an average of 13.8 pointer per game defensively over the course of the regular season, but that number drops to 11.4 points per game over the last five games.

Both teams will leave it all out on the field for the final time during the 2017 season. It will be a hard-hitting, hard-fought contest with neither side wanting to give an inch.

Who do YOU think wins the 2A State Championship?

Prairie Pirates vs. Genesee Bulldogs

Friday, Nov. 17 @ 7:00 p.m. PT, Kibbie Dome, Moscow, ID

Broadcast Team: Cooper Perkins and Jason Hanson

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Written by: Sven Alskog (@IdahoSportsSven)

These two teams met each other way back on September 1, a game in which Genesee handed Prairie its only loss of the season in convincing fashion by a score of 36-6.

Much has changed since that time, including the Pirates getting their quarterback Spencer Schumacher back at full strength after he suffered a broken hand in the first matchup between the teams. Schumacher suffered the injury after his hand came down on the helmet of a Genesee defender after throwing a pass.

Having the 6’4” quarterback in place will make a big difference for a Prairie team which has reeled off a ten game winning streak since that loss in the opener.

Genesee will counter with one of the most powerful 1AD1 teams in recent memory, highlighted by do-it-all threat Edward Becker and quarterback Kolby Moser.

Offensively the Bulldogs have averaged over 57 points per game, while allowing just under 16, outscoring opponents by over 40 points per contest.

To say Genesee has been dominant would be an understatement.

In his first season as the signal-caller for the #1 ranked Bulldogs, Moser has been as efficient as they come, completing 59 of 82 passes for 1,214 yards and 11 touchdowns.

His favorite targets are Becker (30 receptions, 794 yards and 10 TD’s), Hayden Woods (14 receptions, 265 yards and 3 TD’s) and Coy Stout (10 receptions, 215 yards and 3 TD’s).

All three are big play threats who keep defenses honest to the pass and run, which Becker does quite well when he is in the backfield, totaling 1,287 yards and 23 touchdowns so far this season. The 529 yards on the ground in the win over Valley are an IHSAA record for a single game at the 1A ranks.

Prairie has multiple skill position players to watch when its offense is on the field as well, highlighted by Jacob Stubbers, who ran for ran for 142 yards and a touchdown in the 42-36 win over Oakley last week. He also hauled in a 65-yard touchdown reception. Stubbers has 1,208 yards rushing this season and 18 touchdowns on the ground.

Since returning to the quarterback post from injury three games ago against Lapwai, Schumacher has thrown for 415 yards, five touchdowns and an interception. In the semifinal win over Oakley, he was at his best, throwing for 177 yards and two touchdowns and rushing for two more scores.

Prairie has scored over 50 points on seven separate occasions in 2017, continuing the tradition in Cottonwood of high-powered offenses.

With the exception of last season, when it was an all-district four championship between Raft River and Oakley, the Whitepine League has had at least one representative in every single 1AD1 title tilt. The classification had its inaugural season in 2004.

For the Pirates to pull off the upset in this one they will need Schumacher on his A-game and a valiant defensive effort from a unit that has improved immensely over the season, holding five of its last seven opponents below 14 points.

The recipe of winning time of possession, converting third and fourth downs and running effectively worked last week for Prairie, and Ryan Hasselstrom and his group will look to repeat that this time around. The Pirates converted 7 of 15 third down opportunities and were 3 of 6 on fourth down tries against Oakley.

It’s an all Whitepine League affair from the Kibbie Dome on Friday, and it should be a good one between a couple of teams that know each other about as well as you can know your opponent.

Who do YOU think wins the 1AD1 State Championship?

Carey Panthers vs. Tri-Valley Titans

Saturday, Nov. 18 @ 2:00 p.m. MT, Middleton HS, Middleton, ID

Broadcast Team: Sven Alskog and Paul Kingsbury

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Written by: Sven Alskog (@IdahoSportsSven)

The only championship matchup pitting undefeated teams against each other, the 1AD2 clash between Tri-Valley (10-0) and Carey (11-0) has the potential to perhaps be the most exciting to watch of any Milk Bowl affair this weekend.

Both teams outscore their opponents by over 40 points per game, each averages right at 53 per contest and to make it even more fun, the defenses are fantastic.

Those of you who follow 1A football in Idaho can appreciate the rarity of this accomplishment, but neither the Panthers nor the Titans have allowed more than 28 points in a game all season.

On paper, it is clear this is the most-evenly matched of all six of the championships, but the question is, will the offenses or the defenses have the upper hand in this one?

As someone who saw Tri-Valley play first-hand last week, I can say safely that the Titans are the biggest 1AD2 team I have ever seen. With 13 of the 26 players on the roster over six feet tall, two dynamic 6’3” tight ends in Chip Mitchell and Parker Cornwell and a 6’3” and 230 pound fullback in Collin Kindall, this team has caused matchup nightmares for opponents on a weekly basis this season.

Carey answers with the speed element, with dual-threat quarterback Houston Hennefer leading the way on offense and DJ Parke (108 tackles and 7 sacks) and Porter Mecham (97 tackles and 7 sacks) the anchors defensively.

Hennefer has been phenomenal as the signal caller in his senior season, tossing 21 touchdown passes and piling up 1,670 yards through the air. Tanner Mecham is one of his favorite targets with 26 catches and 7 touchdowns, along with Kaden Koudelka, another senior with 21 catches and 8 touchdowns.

The Panthers are able to run the ball effectively when they need to as well, something that has been a constant late in games with Carey having outscored opponents 232-20 in the first quarter this year.

Porter Mecham is the leading rusher with 912 yards on 92 carries, scampering in for 13 touchdowns. Hilario Ruiz has 740 yards and 16 touchdowns on 58 carries.

What this game will really come down to is can Hennefer find holes in a Titan defense that has not shown many all season? Tri-Valley is long and can swat passes down at the line and in the secondary, so the 5’9” Hennefer may need to squeeze the ball into tight spaces on a consistent basis.

On the other side of things, Teddy Ertel is the lead back in a pro-style offense employed by experienced coach Bob Johnson. You can expect the Titans to line up in the I-Formation time and time again, handing the ball to the senior back who has ran for 1,489 yards and 28 touchdowns this season.

Jayden Mink is a quality quarterback for Tri-Valley who does not have to throw all that often, but when he does there are a lot of good weapons at his disposal. Mitchell is his go-to target, having entered the end zone 12 times this season.

With an old school style of offense, the play action can be the most lethal weapon for the Titans.

Johnson is no stranger to the biggest stage in Idaho high school football, having won a state title at Cambridge back in 1975 prior to the co-op.

His opposition on the other sideline is 17th year head coach Lane Kirkland, who has won state titles at Carey in 2006, 2008 and 2010.

This one should be a lot of fun and stay close right to the very end. At the end of the day, it may very well come down to which team converts on its 2-point conversion attempts.

Who do YOU think wins the 1AD2 State Championship?

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