High School Football

Timberline football hosts No. 1 Eagle on Thursday

Eagle tight end Kaden Snooks haul in a touchdown against Mountain View in the season opener Aug. 26.
Eagle tight end Kaden Snooks haul in a touchdown against Mountain View in the season opener Aug. 26. doswald@idahostatesman.com

The sixth week of the Idaho high school football season kicks off early at 7 p.m. Thursday when No. 1-ranked Eagle (5-0, 1-0 5A SIC Pod B) travels to Dona Larsen Park to take on Timberline (1-4, 0-1).

Eagle owns the 5A SIC’s top defense, holding opponents to nine points a game and a total of six total points in the past three weeks. The Mustangs ran away with a 41-6 win over Kuna last week as Devan Bridgewater threw for 246 yards and four TDs as the clock ran the entire second half due to the mercy rule.

Despite playing in the same conference, the two have only met six times in the past 11 years. Eagle has won five straight in the series. Timberline’s last win over the Mustangs came in 2005.

Timberline hung with Rocky Mountain last week, cutting the lead to 11 in the fourth quarter with Matt Roberts running for 89 yards and two TDs. But the Wolves couldn’t pull any closer and enter Thursday on a three-game losing streak.

Michael Lycklama: 208-377-6424, @MichaelLycklama

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