Meridian at Mountain View
No. 1-ranked Mountain View remains undefeated and is winning by an average margin of 46.7 points per game. A win ensures the Mavericks a playoff berth, a home playoff game and a showdown with Eagle next week for the 5A SIC Pod B title. Mountain View has won seven straight over Meridian, with the Warriors’ last victory coming in 2007.
Nampa at Rocky Mountain
Undefeated in 5A SIC Pod A play, Rocky Mountain can guarantee itself a home playoff game with a victory. It can clinch a pod title and a playoff bye with a win and a Timberline victory over Capital. Nampa owns the conference’s No. 2 rushing offense (261 yards per game), while Rocky Mountain owns the No. 3 rushing offense (254) and expects All-Idaho running back Jake Roper to return soon.
Boise at Eagle
Eagle has already clinched a playoff berth and a home game in the first round, while Boise is eliminated from the race for a guaranteed playoff spot. Eagle senior Bucky Schrader leads the 5A SIC with 1,132 rushing yards and 21 rushing TDs, and the Mustangs own the 5A SIC’s No. 2 scoring offense at 39.6 points per game. Boise ranks 11th in the 12-team league in scoring defense at 39.1 points per game.
Vallivue at Columbia
Vallivue looks to get its offense, which has scored two or fewer touchdowns in its five losses this season, on track. Columbia is on a 22-game losing streak but remains mathematically alive for a playoff berth. Another loss eliminates the Wildcats.
Middleton at Bishop Kelly
Both teams are 3-0 in 4A SIC play. Bishop Kelly, the two-time defending state and league champ, can claim its third conference title in a row with a victory. Middleton needs a win and a Kuna loss to guarantee a conference title. The two teams have split their past four meetings.
Kuna at Mountain Home
Kuna can clinch its third straight playoff berth with a victory, and a win keeps the Kavemen alive in the hunt for a conference title. Mountain Home, which has been outscored 52-4.9 on average this season, is looking to snap a 14-game losing streak.
Skyview at Caldwell
Both teams desperately need a win to keep their playoff hopes alive, either for one of the 4A SIC’s three guaranteed playoff berths or the 4A at-large bid. Skyview has won six straight over the Cougars, with Caldwell’s last win coming in 2004.
Emmett at Fruitland
Emmett, the defending 3A SRV champ, can clinch another league title and a first-round bye in the playoffs with its seventh straight victory. The Huskies split with perennial SRV power Fruitland last season, winning 35-14 in the regular season and losing 13-12 in the state semifinals.
Weiser at Payette
The 3A SRV takes five of its six teams to the playoffs. With both teams winless in league play, the loser will likely find itself preparing for basketball season in a little more than a week.
Parma at Homedale
Homedale and Parma sit in a three-way tie for second in the 3A SRV with Fruitland, and the winner of this game could potentially move into sole possession of second should Fruitland fall to unbeaten Emmett. Homedale has won five in a row against Parma.
McCall-Donnelly at Marsing
McCall-Donnelly moved out of last in the 2A Western Idaho Conference with a last-second touchdown pass at home against Cole Valley Christian last week. The Vandals hope to ride that momentum and improve their playoff chances on the road against winless Marsing.
Nampa Christian at Cole Valley Christian (Meridian High)
Nampa Christian is two wins away from the 2A WIC regular-season title after a win over New Plymouth last week. Cole Valley Christian needs this win after falling to fifth place — and one spot out of the playoffs — with a loss to McCall-Donnelly.
New Plymouth at Melba
New Plymouth faces its second consecutive game with playoff seeding on the line. The Pilgrims, the defending 2A WIC champs, dropped out of first place with a loss to Nampa Christian last week, and they need a win against Melba to hang onto second place and a shot at a home playoff game. Melba last beat New Plymouth in 2013.
Notus at Horseshoe Bend
Both of these teams are perfect in league play, which means this game could decide the 1A Division I District Three regular-season title. Horseshoe Bend won last year’s meeting 54-18.
Cascade at Tri-Valley
Tri-Valley is the only unbeaten team remaining among 1A Division II District Three teams, and the Titans are having their best season in more than a decade. Cascade is coming off a 66-14 victory over Garden Valley — the Ramblers’ first victory of 2015.
Garden Valley at Salmon River
Salmon River is in the conference driver’s seat, but it must win to keep pace with Tri-Valley for first place in the league standings.
Wilder at Council
Both of these teams are fighting to get back into playoff contention and are tied for third in the conference.