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Rocky Mountain and Mountain View split their two meetings last season, but the Grizzlies won the big won in the 5A state championship game at Albertsons Stadium, above. While the two powerhouses are in separate 5A SIC pods, plenty will be a stake when they meet again.
Rocky Mountain and Mountain View split their two meetings last season, but the Grizzlies won the big won in the 5A state championship game at Albertsons Stadium, above. While the two powerhouses are in separate 5A SIC pods, plenty will be a stake when they meet again. Idaho Statesman file

Season-long links to save

▪ Week-by-week prep football schedule. (Click here for the printable version.)

▪ 5A SIC players to watch (including all-conference & All-Idaho returners).

▪ What’s new in 5A SIC football (including games to watch).

Other league previews

▪ 5A SIC preview and fans’ guide.

▪ 4A SIC preview and fans’ guide.

▪ 3A Snake River Valley Conference preview.

▪ 2A Western Idaho Conference preview.

▪ 1A Division II Long Pin preview.

▪ 1A Division I WIC preview.

Pod A

Boise looking to build off three-win season

Two college prospects in OL John Ojukwu and QB Will McMullin have Boise eyeing its first winning season since 2008.

The Boise High football team took a risk last year with then-sophomore Will McMullin. After starting five games last year, he returns with loads of experience and plenty of talented receivers around him, Boise coach Bob Clark said.

Capital has talent to extend playoff streak to 10th straight year

Coming off five losses, second most in program history, Capital’s returning experience should lead to strong 2016.

Capital quarterback Drew Korf shares insight on the Eagles' 2016 offense, and defensive end Mason Wray discusses changes on the defensive side of the ball.

Columbia looking to end losing streak

Experience and higher turnout have Columbia looking to end its 24-game losing streak and score its first win in 5A.

The Columbia High football program hasn't won a game since 2013, when it was a 4A program. Wildcats coach Rich Davis describes how the team is handling the weight of the losing streak.

Meridian football returns loads of experience on offense, defense

With eight returning offensive starters, Meridian is looking to air it out and make the playoffs for third year in a row.

The Meridian High football team returns eight offensive starters from last year, including its quarterback and top three receivers. Warriors coach Porter Lacey breaks down what to expect from Meridian in 2016.

Mountain View loaded, ready for another playoff run

The Mavs have finished second at state two years in a row. Can they break through this season for their first title?

The Mountain View High football team has played for the state title each of the past two years. While the Mavericks are still searching for their first title, they have raised the bar and the expectations of their program.

Nampa eyes an end to playoff drought with new coaching staff

After missing the playoffs for six straight years, first-year coach Dan Holtry hopes to get the Bulldogs back on track.

Nampa seniors Jake Smith and Ben Mesropian talk about changes to the team under new head coach Dan Holtry.

Pod B

Borah coaches, players welcome new era

Despite only a handful or returning starters, first-year coach Jason Burton has the Lions thinking playoffs.

Seniors Trevor Detwiler, Caleb Christensen, Mason Haley and Lucas Langus discuss the upcoming season and changes on the Borah coaching staff.

Young Centennial squad coming off strong offseason

With better offseason participation, the Patriots are further ahead in the preseason than they were a year ago.

Centennial juniors John Little and Victor Ngalamulume discuss the Patriots' offseason improvements.

Eagle will lean on strength of its offensive line

The Mustangs return eight offensive starters and will have a new look with former Meridian High coach Mike Virden as their OC.

Eagle seniors Alec Kuzmack, Maxim Moore and Brennan Condie talk about the strength of the Mustangs' experienced offensive line.

After success in 4A, Kuna makes the jump to 5A

Kuna’s reward for winning its first playoff game last fall since 1998, when it played in 3A? A move up to the 5A SIC.

The Kuna High football program jumps up to the 5A classification this fall after competing at the 4A level every year since 2000. The Kavemen aren't sweating the rise in the competition though.

Rocky Mountain puts away its rings

Coach Scott Criner says the Grizzlies can’t rely on last year’s success despite the return of three All-Idaho first-team picks.

Left tackle Connor Wood and linebacker Kyle Frazier share insight on Rocky Mountain's starting lineup.

Young, quick Timberline looking for first playoff win

Experience is in short supply as the Wolves install a quick-passing offense and search for their first playoff win.

The Timberline High football program has remade itself into a consistent playoff contender, reaching the postseason three years in a row. Wolves coach Kirk Copeland talks about what it will take for the school to win its first playoff game in prog

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