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Grizzlies bite back in 45-20 win over Hillcrest

Grizzlies bite back in 45-20 win over Hillcrest

Kyler Morgan’s first carry of the 2016 high school football season didn’t go as planned Friday night. With his Grizzlies leading 13-7 after an electric opening two minutes, Morgan took a handoff from quarterback Bridger Taylor and was quickly enveloped by the Hillcrest defensive line. The ball […]

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Bees win turnover battle, top Tigers 34-13

Bees win turnover battle, top Tigers 34-13

By PAUL LAMBERT prsports@postregister.com After missing out on his junior season, Bonneville’s Taycen Handy was itching to make his presence felt as a senior. Handy finished with a pair of touchdowns and a pair of interceptions Friday night at Thunder Stadium, leading his Bees to a 34-13 […]

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Reunited and it feels so good for Blackfoot

Reunited and it feels so good for Blackfoot

BLACKFOOT — The cross-town rivalry between Blackfoot and Snake River high school means a little bit more to Jager Leavitt. Leavitt attended Snake River’s middle school but went to Blackfoot for high school. A year before his freshman campaign, Leavitt’s new school pounded his old school 56-22. […]

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South Fremont avenges playoff loss to Gooding; Aug. 26 football roundup

South Fremont avenges playoff loss to Gooding; Aug. 26 football roundup

The South Fremont Cougars got the revenge they were looking for Friday night. The Cougars had their season ended by Gooding on a controversial missed field goal call in last year’s 3A state quarterfinals. But Reece Yancey threw for 285 yards and accounted for six touchdowns in […]

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Hillcrest girls shut out at Rocky Mountain

Hillcrest girls shut out at Rocky Mountain

At Boise, Hillcrest was shut out in a 4-0 nonconference loss to Rocky Mountain. Morgan Farrington scored twice for Rocky Mountain, which won the 5A state consolation trophy last fall. Brooklyn Rankin and Lily Schlake also scored for the Grizzlies. Hillcrest keeper Amy Olsen made three saves. […]

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Hillcrest boys beat defending state runners-up 2-1

Hillcrest boys beat defending state runners-up 2-1

At Boise, the Hillcrest High School boys soccer team ended a four-hour road trip with a 2-1 nonconference win over 5A state runner-up Rocky Mountain on Friday. Porter Burke converted a corner kick from Nasim Fredj to put the Knights up 1-0 in the 11th minute and […]

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Vic’s Picks: Rigby, Butte County face new challenges

Vic’s Picks: Rigby, Butte County face new challenges

In the cover story of today’s Post Register high school football preview, I analyzed all sides of Idaho Falls’ and Skyline’s drop to 4A. I mentioned Rigby once and Butte County zero times, even though they also made classification changes this year. Besides the fact that I’m […]

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Scaling down: How dropping to 4A affects Idaho Falls and Skyline football

Scaling down: How dropping to 4A affects Idaho Falls and Skyline football

As Skyline High School football coach Scott Berger prepared to watch some state tournament football, the public address announcer caught his ear. Berger was at Twin Falls High School, watching the Bruins take on Century in last year’s 4A state quarterfinals. Berger’s son Michael was an assistant […]

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Bonneville Bees: 2016 HS football preview

Bonneville Bees: 2016 HS football preview

BONNEVILLE BEES  Head coach: Matt Virgil, first season Returning starters: 11 (6 offense, 5 defense) Last season: 1-8, missed 5A state playoffs Matt Virgil has come across many question marks in his first week and a half of practices as Bonneville High School’s new football coach. But […]

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Hillcrest Knights: 2016 HS football preview

Hillcrest Knights: 2016 HS football preview

HILLCREST KNIGHTS Head coach: Jeff Marshall, fourth season Returning starters: 6 (4 offense, 2 defense) Last year: 5-4, missed 5A state playoffs Hillcrest High School football coach Jeff Marshall knew exactly who to turn to when he needed a big play last year. If quarterback Bridger Blakeslee wasn’t finding the […]

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Madison Bobcats: 2016 HS football preview

Madison Bobcats: 2016 HS football preview

MADISON BOBCATS Head coach: Mitch Buck, 21st season Returning starters: 10 (3 offense, 7 defense) Last year: 10-2, lost to Mountain View in 5A state semifinals When you’ve coached high school football for 21 years, as Madison High School’s Mitch Buck has, you accept that you can’t […]

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Rigby Trojans: 2016 HS football preview

Rigby Trojans: 2016 HS football preview

RIGBY TROJANS Head coach: Randy Waite, fourth season Returning starters: 9 (5 offense, 4 defense) Last year: 7-4, lost to Sandpoint in 4A state semifinals Rigby High School’s move up to the 5A classification also coincides with the graduation of irreplaceable three-year varsity starters Hayden Livingston and […]

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Idaho Falls Tigers: 2016 HS football preview

Idaho Falls Tigers: 2016 HS football preview

IDAHO FALLS TIGERS Head coach: Pete Molino, fourth season Last year: 0-9, missed 5A playoffs Returning starters: 8 (3 offense, 5 defense) Even the most optimistic coaches would have a hard time extracting silver linings from Idaho Falls High School’s 2015 season. The Tigers went 0-9 and […]

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Blackfoot Broncos: 2016 HS football preview

Blackfoot Broncos: 2016 HS football preview

BLACKFOOT BRONCOS Head coach: Stan Buck, 25th season Returning starters: 10 (5 offense, 5 defense) Last year: 5-6, lost to Rigby in second round of 4A playoffs Stan Buck is entering his 25th season as Blackfoot’s head football coach, but the anniversary doesn’t spark much sentimentality. “It’s […]

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Skyline Grizzlies: 2016 HS football preview

Skyline Grizzlies: 2016 HS football preview

SKYLINE GRIZZLIES Head coach: Scott Berger, eighth season Last year: 7-3, lost to Capital in first round of 5A playoffs Returning starters: 11 (6 offense, 5 defense) The best way to make up for a heartbreaking playoff loss? Win a state title. Skyline High School football coach […]

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