Borah at Capital
Capital is back on the right track with two straight wins after a 1-2 start. The Eagles look to make it three straight wins against Borah, a team it has beaten 14 straight times. Capital has also beaten Boise School District opponents 37 straight times. Capital won last year’s meeting 42-0.
Eagle at Columbia
Senior running back Bucky Schrader continues to lead Eagle, rushing for 144 yards and four touchdowns last week as the Mustangs improved to 3-2. Columbia managed just 45 rushing yards against undefeated Mountain View last week, losing for the 20th consecutive game.
Vallivue at Mountain View
Mountain View’s offense churned out 554 yards and a program-best 70 points last week, improving its points-per-game average to 53.4. Vallivue halted a three-game losing streak by knocking off Boise 34-14.
Nampa at Centennial
Despite running for 339 yards, Nampa fell to Capital 47-28 a week ago. The Bulldogs’ rushing attack, led by Pedro King and Kooper Wilcox, will try to keep Nampa in the 5A SIC Pod A race with a trip to Centennial, which it beat 31-22 last year. Centennial is trying to snap a 14-game losing streak.
Caldwell at Bishop Kelly
Bishop Kelly followed up its first two-game losing streak since 2011 with a dominant 70-0 victory over Mountain Home last week. The Knights led 56-0 at the half and held the Tigers to three yards of offense. Caldwell lost to Kuna 27-13 in its 4A SIC opener.
Skyview at Kuna
Kuna owns a share of the 4A SIC lead and has won three straight games following an 0-2 start. Skyview, which let an early lead slip away in a loss last week to Middleton, needs a win to get its postseason hopes back on track.
Homedale at Fruitland
The 3A Snake River Valley is home to three unbeaten teams, but that will be cut to two after this matchup. Homedale has held its first four opponents to a touchdown or less, while Fruitland is averaging 40 points per game. Fruitland won last year 35-27.
Parma at Weiser
Weiser is averaging 7 points a game with a lone win over Ontario, Ore. Both teams missed out on the playoffs last year, but Parma avoided the 3A SRV basement by beating Weiser 42-14.
Cole Valley Christian at Melba
With its league-opening 14-6 win against Marsing last week, Cole Valley owns a share of the 2A Western Idaho Conference lead. Melba came up a TD short against Nampa Christian, but Melba has won three of the past four meetings against Cole Valley.
New Plymouth at Marsing
New Plymouth, last year’s conference champion, took advantage of five turnovers in a 40-16 win over McCall-Donnelly last week. Although Marsing lost its 12th game in a row, the Huskies showed improvement by holding Cole Valley to a pair of touchdowns after giving up an average of 63 points their first three games.
McCall-Donnelly at Nampa Christian
Nampa Christian won its 2A WIC opener against Melba with the help of 308 passing yards from QB Steve Tiersma. McCall-Donnelly has lost four straight games and 11-of-12.
Greenleaf at Notus
Notus is the only team in 1A Division I District Three with a winning record, and the Pirates have held Greenleaf — which co-oped with Rimrock this season — to a single touchdown in each of their past two meetings.
Cascade at Garden Valley
One of these winless teams will move out of the bottom of the 1A Division II District Three standings. Cascade won last year’s game 62-14.
Salmon River at Council
Salmon River missed the playoffs last year for the first time since 2004, but the Savages appear to have returned to form with a 2-1 record and a share of the league lead with Council, last year’s regular-season champion.
Wilder at Tri-Valley
Tri-Valley’s three wins are more than it had in the previous three seasons combined. Wilder has won the past three meetings against Tri-Valley, including 86-12 last season.
Capsules by Rachel Roberts and Michael Lycklama