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Bishop Kelly wide receiver Vince Sengelmann tries to haul in a pass last year against Borah at Dona Larsen Park.
Bishop Kelly wide receiver Vince Sengelmann tries to haul in a pass last year against Borah at Dona Larsen Park. doswald@idahostatesman.com


The neighboring schools separated by less than a mile resumed their rivalry for the first time since 2004 two years ago.

Bishop Kelly won 35-7 in 2014 at home, while Borah took a 26-7 victory at Dona Larsen Park last year.

[Related: 4A high school football fans’ guide.]

Bishop Kelly, the three-time defending 4A state champion, opened the season last week with a pair of special teams touchdowns in a 35-14 rout of Kuna, while Borah saw the running-clock mercy rule take effect in a 47-6 loss to Capital.


Eagle gets a chance at revenge against Highland, which has knocked the Mustangs out of the playoffs in the quarterfinals at Holt Arena each of the past two years, including a 29-27 victory last fall.

[Related: 5A high school football fans’ guide.]

Highland, the preseason No. 1 team in 5A, lost at home to Lewiston 45-38 last week, while Eagle snapped a five-game losing streak to Mountain View with a 22-19 win on the road to take Highland’s spot atop the state media poll.

Eagle showcased a quarterback rotation of Slayter Jeffries and Devan Bridgewater in Week 1. But its defense stole the show, holding Mountain View to its lowest point total in 22 games.


Emmett makes its first trip to Dona Larsen Park in school history and faces the Braves for the first time since 2003.

Both teams surprised in Week 1, not because they won, but in how they won.

Emmett, the reigning 3A state champ, dominated 5A Timberline 45-28, holding the Wolves to 177 total yards and forcing four turnovers. The Huskies follow up with another 5A foe in Boise, which scored 47 straight points to spoil Ridgevue’s debut. Will McMullin threw four TDs, three of them to Oliver Munch, who also returned a kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown.


Raise your hand if you don’t attend Centennial or Caldwell and predicted either team to be 2-0 after two weeks?

Both teams showed a flair for the dramatic in their opening victories. Caldwell senior Cameron Manker returned an interceptions 60 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of an 8-0 win over Nampa. Centennial sealed a 13-6 win over Meridian when it blocked a potential 25-yard, game-winning field goal and returned it for a kick-six as time expired.

Both teams last started 2-0 in 2009.


Mountain View, the 5A state runner-up the past two years, sputtered out of the gate last week, only mustering 261 yards of offense, well below its high-flying standards.

The Mavericks hit the road to Salt Lake City, where they’ll look to get back on track against Hunter (1-1), a Utah program that has won its region title three of the past four years and is averaging 342.5 rushing yards through two games this season.


One team is guaranteed to see years of losing come to an end.

Mountain Home enters the nonconference contest on a 17-game losing streak dating to 2014, while Columbia is riding a 25-game losing streak that dates to 2013.

Both teams showed promised in their openers. Mountain Home fell to Jerome 26-14, the fewest points it has allowed in 21 games. Columbia pushed Canyon Ridge in a 32-21 loss where the Wildcats scored their most points and allowed their fewest points since 2013.

Borah defeated Capital 49-42 last season, ending a 14-game losing streak to the Eagles and halting Capital’s 11-year run of sweeping Boise School District opponents Boise, Borah and Timberline. For Capital, Friday's game was a chance to return the

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