2A Football Schedules & Dates To Circle

See what some of the best matchups are in the 2A ranks this season and the full schedules for each of the teams.

By: Sven Alskog
Published: 6/17/2019 11:45:19 AM
 





 
All of the 2A schedules are set for the 2019 football season in Idaho, with plenty of dates to circle on the calendar.

To see the schedules for each of the 2A schools, follow this link and click your school. 

We decided to highlight some of the matchups that stood out to us on first glance.

Firth at West Side – Friday, August 30 at 7 p.m.
This has turned into an annual season opener for both of these teams. There will be some added intrigue this year with Firth welcoming in new head coach Jordan Bartlett to the sideline. The Pirates have won three straight in the series over the past two years, including a 41-6 win in the playoffs last season. 

West Jefferson at Melba – Saturday, August 31 at 3 p.m.
Cross-state games are always fun to see how teams from different parts of the state stack up. New West Jefferson head coach Ty Minto takes his team all the way to Melba for an early test against the explosive Scott Martinez and the Mustangs. 

Aberdeen at Declo – Friday, September 6 at 7 p.m.
Five of the last seven meetings between these two perennial 2A powers have been decided by ten points or less. Defending state champion Declo will look much different in terms of personnel this season with Keegan Duncan, McKay Breshears and a host of others having graduated. A good showing against an Aberdeen team that is expected to be tough again would be a good early season confidence boost. 

Aberdeen at North Fremont – Friday, September 13 at 7 p.m.
These teams each graduated some of the premier players in 2A over the past few seasons in Garrett Hawkes and Matthew Klassen and a large portion of each of those respective supporting casts as well. We learn a lot about teams in the non-conference slate. This game should give a good glimpse into what the new faces are able to do.

Soda Springs at Ririe – Friday, September 13 at 7 p.m.
Soda Springs is an interesting team to watch as the season starts. Last year the Cardinals won two games, which may not seem like much to note, however it marked the most wins since 2013 and is more impressive when considering two of the losses during 2018 came to Firth and Ririe by a combined ten points. Running back and linebacker Todd Hunsaker is a player to watch on both sides of the ball for second year head coach Colter Evans. The Bulldogs won this matchup 20-16 on the road last year. 

New Plymouth at McCall-Donnelly – Friday, September 27 at 7 p.m.
Since Lee Leslie took over as the head coach at McCall-Donnelly five years ago this game has become more and more interesting each season. During that time the Pilgrims have won three of the four matchups, with two of the games coming right down to the wire and being decided by a touchdown or less. Pete Knudson of the Vandals is a quarterback to watch this season. 

West Side at Aberdeen – Friday, September 27 at 7 p.m.
Tyson Moser and Jeff Duffin will have a combined 18 seasons in their respective positions under their belt when they lead their teams on to the field for this one. In terms of player personnel, Ryan Beckstead and Jaxon Moser will step into even larger roles for the Pirates this season, with an almost entirely new look on the other side of the ball for the Tigers. 

Cole Valley Christian at New Plymouth – Friday, October 4 at 7 p.m.
The Chargers have not won against New Plymouth since 2013, but are positioned well to compete this year with star running back Obi Gee and standout wide receiver Brady Frame leading the way. Each of the last four matchups have been decided by 12 points or less, with three of the Pilgrims wins coming by a touchdown or less. 

Grangeville at St. Maries – Friday, October 11 at 7 p.m. PT
Quarterback Tescher Harris has already broken multiple Grangeville school records and hopes to add on even more during his senior season. This is typically the game that you circle on the 2A CIL calendar with the recent success for each program. The Bulldogs have won 11 of the past 12 meetings however, with the lone St. Maries win coming in 2016. Watch out for Ethan Hill and Eli Gibson for the Lumberjacks this season. 

Firth at North Fremont – Friday, October 18 at 7 p.m.
One of the more wide-open conferences in the state is the 2A Nuclear this year. Led by quarterback Jace Erickson, Firth hopes to be in the mix for a conference title by the time this game comes around. The defending Nuclear Conference champion Huskies hope to have something to say about that though.

Cole Valley Christian at McCall-Donnelly – Friday, October 25 at 7 p.m. 
Each of these teams expects to be making playoff appearances again this year. With this being slated for the final week of the season, it’s entirely possible that this could play a large part in deciding who takes home the 2A WIC crown. 

 
 


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