High School Football

Varsity Extra: Semifinals set for state football playoffs

Mountain View quarterback Tucker Rovig looks for running room against Capital in the quarterfinals on Friday.
Mountain View quarterback Tucker Rovig looks for running room against Capital in the quarterfinals on Friday. for the Idaho Statesman

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:

Class 5A

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

Class 4A

Bishop Kelly (8-2) vs. Century (8-3), 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Holt Arena

Class 3A

Homedale (9-1) at Gooding (8-2), 7 p.m. Friday

Sugar-Salem (9-1) at Emmett (9-0), 1 p.m. Saturday

Class 2A

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

Michael Lycklama: 208-377-6424, @MichaelLycklama

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