The final four entrants to the state high school football semifinals punched their tickets Saturday, including Salmon River with a 48-20 victory over Kendrick.
The victory gives the Treasure Valley seven semifinal teams — Mountain View (5A), Rocky Mountain (5A), Bishop Kelly (4A), Emmett (3A), Homedale (3A), Nampa Christian (2A) and Salmon River (1A Division II).
Despite No. 1 rankings, Mountain View and Bishop Kelly hit the road to Pocatello’s Holt Arena because of pre-determined brackets. Both hosted semifinals last year, and the brackets rotate who gets to host.
Also Saturday, Fruitland (3A) fell at Sugar-Salem 28-26 on a last-second TD pass, stopping the Grizzlies’ run at a 10th straight state title game appearance. And Notus lost 34-8 to Raft River in the 1A Division I playoffs.
Complete local semifinal matchups are available below:
Mountain View (10-0) vs. Madison (10-1), 6 p.m. Friday at Holt Arena
Highland (9-1) at Rocky Mountain (9-1), 7 p.m. Friday
Bishop Kelly (8-2) vs. Century (8-3), 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Holt Arena
Homedale (9-1) at Gooding (8-2), 7 p.m. Friday
Sugar-Salem (9-1) at Emmett (9-0), 1 p.m. Saturday
Grangeville (7-3) at Nampa Christian (8-2), 6 p.m. Friday
Class 1A Division II
Lighthouse Christian (9-1) at Salmon River (8-1), 2 p.m. Saturday