High School Football

Top-ranked Treasure Valley football teams stumble in state semifinals

Middleton running back Mitch Beitia takes a hard hit on a tackle by Skyline linebacker Nick Layland in the fourth quarter of their 4A state semifinal.
Middleton running back Mitch Beitia takes a hard hit on a tackle by Skyline linebacker Nick Layland in the fourth quarter of their 4A state semifinal. doswald@idahostatesman.com

The Mountain View and Skyview high school football teams were ranked No. 1 in the state — and neither will play for a state title.

Mountain View, which was tied for first in 5A in the last media poll with Coeur d’Alene, lost to the Vikings on Friday in Moscow. Skyview, the unanimous No. 1 in 4A, fell on the road against No. 5 Minico. Those results left the Treasure Valley without a team in the 4A or 5A state championship games.

No. 1 Fruitland hosts No. 2 Shelley at 1 p.m. Saturday in the 3A state semifinals.

Coeur d’Alene 39, Mountain View 13

The defending state champion Mavericks absorbed their first loss of the season in a 5A semifinal at the Kibbie Dome.

Mountain View (10-1) trailed 19-6 late in the first half but was driving for a touchdown that could have made the game close. Instead, quarterback Noah Bryant was stripped as he weaved through the defense on a long scramble inside the Coeur d’Alene 25-yard line.

The Vikings (9-2) scored the first 20 points of the third quarter to pull away for the win. Quarterback Colson Yankoff, who has committed to Washington, threw for 294 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for a touchdown.

Bryant contributed 223 yards of offense, a passing touchdown and a touchdown run for Mountain View.

Minico 29, Skyview 28

Tim Miller rushed for a 1-yard touchdown and carried again for the two-point conversion with 2:17 to play to give Minico the upset win in a back-and-forth game. Minico led 7-0 and 21-14. Skyview led 14-7 and 28-21.

Tyler Crowe rushed for 174 yards and three touchdowns, Wyatt Storer passed for 203 yards and DeMonte Horton contributed 156 receiving yards for the Hawks (10-1), but they stalled near midfield on their final drive.

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Skyview High wide receiver DeMonte Horton catches a pass Friday during the 4A state semifinal game at Minico in Rupert. Pat Sutphin Times-News

Skyview outgained Minico 441-262 — an advantage wasted because of two short fields given to the Spartans, who scored on a 2-yard touchdown drive after a fumbled punt return at the end of the first half and on a 15-yard fumble return on the opening kickoff of the second half.

Skyline 21, Middleton 13

No. 2 Skyline survived a tough 4A battle at Middleton, which settled for a short field goal in the third quarter to pull within 14-13 and couldn’t score again. Skyline (9-2) had the edge 23-12 in first downs and 403-309 in yards. Middleton (8-4) was led by quarterback Darin Post’s 252 passing yards, including 101 to Landon Ebbers.

Tri-Valley 20, Butte County 0

Tri-Valley stopped Butte County on fourth-and-1 inside the 5-yard line in the third quarter to preserve a 6-0 lead, then put together a game-clinching touchdown drive in the fourth quarter. The Titans, playing at home in Cambridge, added a late touchdown after stopping Butte County’s desperate fourth-down attempt in the closing minutes.

Tri-Valley (10-0), which pulls players from multiple schools, will play the Deary-Carey winner in the 1A Division II state championship game next week. It will be the first state final appearance for Tri-Valley. Cambridge played in a final in 1997.

Firth 38, New Plymouth 16

Firth used a huge third-quarter effort at Holt Arena to blow open the game and advance to the 2A state championship game. The Cougars (8-3) scored three touchdowns in the third and another early in the fourth to build a 38-0 lead. They had scored the only touchdown of the first half on a 32-yard interception return by Coby Johnson.

New Plymouth (7-3) struggled offensively all game. The Pilgrims gained just 37 yards on 23 passes, including three interceptions.

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New Plymouth quarterback Austin Robinson gets rid of the ball as Firth’s Grayson Nelson and Clayton Gain pursue him in their playoff game Friday night at Holt Arena in Pocatello. Doug Lindley Idaho State Journal

FOOTBALL

5A STATE PLAYOFFS

SEMIFINALS

Friday

Coeur d’Alene 39, Mountain View 13

Highland 26, Rocky Mountain 3

FINAL

Friday, Nov. 17

Coeur d’Alene (9-2) vs. Highland (9-1) at Holt Arena, 5:30 p.m.

4A STATE PLAYOFFS

SEMIFINALS

Friday

Skyline 21, Middleton 13

Minico 29, Skyview 28

FINAL

TBA

Skyline (9-2) vs. Minico (9-2) at Holt Arena

3A STATE PLAYOFFS

SEMIFINALS

Saturday

Snake River (6-3) vs. Gooding (9-1) at Holt Arena, 2:45 p.m.

Shelley (8-1) at Fruitland (10-0), 1 p.m.

2A STATE PLAYOFFS

SEMIFINALS

Friday

Firth 38, New Plymouth 16

Declo 41, West Side 27

FINAL

TBA

Firth (8-3) vs. Declo (12-0) at Holt Arena

1A D-I STATE PLAYOFFS

SEMIFINALS

Friday

Prairie 42, Oakley 36

Saturday

Challis (8-2) vs. Genesee (9-0) at Kibbie Dome, 2 p.m. MT

FINAL

TBA

Prairie (10-1) vs. Challis/Genesee at Kibbie Dome

1A D-II STATE PLAYOFFS

SEMIFINALS

Friday

Tri-Valley 20, Butte County 0

Saturday

Deary (10-0) vs. Carey (10-0) at Holt Arena, noon

FINAL

TBA

Tri-Valley (10-0) vs. Deary/Carey

HIGHLAND 26, ROCKY MTN. 3

Highland

0

6

3

17

26

Rocky Mtn.

0

3

0

0

3

Second quarter

RM — Kyle Van Tonder 27 field goal, 7:44

HIG — Tyler Hall 85 pass from Kobe Tracy (kick failed), 3:14

Third quarter

HIG — Kyle Taylor 33 field goal, 1:45

Fourth quarter

HIG — Taylor 37 field goal, 8:58

HIG — Sam Liday 3 pass from Landon Demuzio (Taylor kick), 4:52

HIG — Demuzio 3 run (Taylor kick), 3:13

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING — Highland: Kobe Tracy 6-(-2), Landon Demuzio 18-129, Jesus Garcia 3-5, Kyle Taylor 1-(-1). Rocky Mountain: Kyle Van Tonder 5-24, Zach Irwin 1-0, Carter Kuehl 4-14, Jacob Webster 4-1, Will McMullin 2-23, Colby Jackson 5-(-15), Duanavan Jardine 4-5, Nick Romano 13-52.

PASSING — Highland: Tracy 13-23-1 227; Demuzio 1-1-0 3. Rocky Mountain: McMullin 3-8-1 22; Jackson 7-22-0 63; Jerrick Lattimer 0-1-0 0.

RECEIVING — Highland: Sam Liday 5-72, Austin Richards 1-9, Demuzio 4-45, Taylor 1-8, Tyler Hall 3-96. Rocky Mountain: Irwin 1-7, Bo Stevens 2-7, Dylan Shaner 1-6, Romano 1-6, Brayden Hamilton 1-12, Lattimer 4-47.

Coeur d’Alene 39, Mountain View 13

Mtn. View

6

0

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13

Coeur d’Alene

11

8

20

0

39

First quarter

Cd’A — Kyler Prendergast 32 pass from Colson Yankoff (Yankoff run)

MV — Noah Bryant 22 run (run failed)

Cd’A — Seth Harrison 26 field goal

Second quarter

Cd’A — Safety, punt snapped through end zone

Cd’A — Shilo Morgan 22 pass from Yankoff (pass failed)

Third quarter

Cd’A — Caleb Beggerly 5 run (run failed)

Cd’A — Yankoff 5 run (Harrison kick)

Cd’A — Ross Chadderdon 26 interception return (Harrison kick)

MV — K.J. Lynch 56 pass from Bryant (Magnus Wattles kick), 1:29

Individual leaders

RUSHING — MV: Hansen 14-81, Bryant 9-65, Elwell 4-7, Leiby 3-9, Ho 1-(minus 5), Barrus 3-1. Cd’A: Yankoff 16-80, Morgan 13-100, Beggerly 11-57, Edwards 2-0.

PASSING — MV: Bryant 13-29-1-158. Cd’A: Yankoff 29-40-1-294.

RECEIVING — MV: Lynch 8-119, Ho 2-18, Elwell 1-3, Ball 1-13, Jablonski 1-5. Cd’A: Matheson 7-9, Morgan 3-30, K. Hegel 6-52, Prendergast 5-89, Ramseyer 3-62, Beggerly 1-5, Chadderdon 2-42, Gove 2-5.

Minico 29, Skyview 28

Skyview

7

7

7

7

28

Minico

7

7

7

8

29

First quarter

MIN — May 2 run (Chandler kick)

SKY — Daniel Lopez 3 run (Matthew Kingston kick)

Second quarter

SKY — Tyler Crowe 21 run (Kingston kick)

MIN — Jones 2 run (Chandler kick)

Third quarter

MIN — 15 fumble return (Chandler kick)

SKY — Crowe 11 run (Kingston kick)

Fourth quarter

SKY — Crowe 1 run (Kingston kick)

MIN — Miller 1 run (Miller run)

Individual leaders

RUSHING — Sky: Crowe 21-174, Lopez 14-67. Min: Vega 20-144.

PASSING — Sky: Storer 22-39-0 203. Min: Perrigot 13-26-1 125.

RECEIVING — Sky: DeMonte Horton 15-156, Wade Carpenter 3-26. Min: May 4-54, Caldera 3-61.

Skyline 21, Middleton 13

Skyline

6

8

0

7

21

Middleton

10

0

3

0

13

First quarter

MID — Neal Weber 21 field goal

SKY — Kyler Morgan 2 run (pass failed)

MID — Hayden Smith 35 pass from Darin Post (Weber kick)

Second quarter

SKY — Morgan 2 pass from Dylan Bialas (pass)

Third quarter

MID — Weber 21 field goal

Fourth quarter

SKY — Easton Taylor 10 pass from Bialas (kick)

Individual leaders

RUSHING — Sky: Morgan 20-98, Bialas 16-63, Lakas Herrmann 11-69. Mid: Post 3-27, Jake Tuckett 6-22.

PASSING — Sky: Bialas 18-29 173. Mid: Post 15-32 252.

RECEIVING — Sky: Caleb Mayes 11-111, Morgan 3-19, Taylor 2-21. Mid: Smith 2-42, Jackson Leiby 1-57, Landon Ebbers 5-101, Logan Wahl 3-26.

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