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Football: Madison beats Hillcrest in close thriller

Football: Madison beats Hillcrest in close thriller

By LUKE O’ROARK | Post Register | Loroark@postregister.com Madison running back Karson Hastings’ backside was completely muddy. Tight end Joe Dougherty had his fair share of mud streaks, too. Hillcrest verse Madison has historically been thrillers — the previous five meetings have been decided by six to […]

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Football: West Jefferson defeats Ririe, 21-14

Football: West Jefferson defeats Ririe, 21-14

By JASON ENES | Post Register | Prsports@postregister.com RIRIE — After a second consecutive turnover on downs of the fourth quarter deep in Ririe territory, West Jefferson High School football head coach Jason Taylor told his team they were going to have to play through some adversity […]

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Challis upsets defending state champion Raft River; Sept. 22 football roundup

Challis upsets defending state champion Raft River; Sept. 22 football roundup

At Challis, Pete Bradshaw scored three of the Challis High School football team’s four touchdowns Friday in the Vikings’ 29-28 win over defending 1A Division I state champion Raft River. The Trojans had won 15 consecutive games and 21 of their last 22 entering Friday. Their last […]

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O’Roark’s Oracle: This year’s Emotion Bowl is going to be close

O'Roark's Oracle: This year's Emotion Bowl is going to be close

Hey, everybody. “Hey, Luke. How are you?” Good, good — it’s Emotion Bowl week! While I’ve been juggling multiple features and drowning in paper work, it’s also feels good to be busy. And a busy week it has been. Upon attending both Idaho Falls and Skyline practices, […]

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Football: For Skyline, it’s all about “keeping ’em blue” Saturday

Football: For Skyline, it's all about "keeping 'em blue" Saturday

By LUKE O’ROARK | Post Register | Loroark@postregister.com In the top right corner of Skyline High School’s entrance window, there’s a sign that reads, “Keep ‘em Blue” alongside a cartoon-looking grizzly bear displayed over some fire. “Keep ‘em Blue” has been the standard for the Emotion Bowl […]

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Football: I.F. looks to win first Emotion Bowl since ’13

Football: I.F. looks to win first Emotion Bowl since '13

By LUKE O’ROARK | Post Register | Loroark@postregister.com Right before heading to “The Pit”, Idaho Falls High School practice field that stoops significantly lower than surrounding academic buildings, some players inside the Tigers’ locker room lightly tap a poster with a roaring Bengal Tiger on it. “TIGER” […]

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Football: Rigby, Hillcrest receiving votes in media poll

Football: Rigby, Hillcrest receiving votes in media poll

Rigby and Hillcrest are two of best 5A teams in the state, according to the Idaho high school football state media poll released Tuesday evening. Both schools (4-0) received votes in this week’s poll, with Rigby cracking the top five for the first time this season. Rigby beat […]

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Knights shut out Lake City 54-0, move to 4-0

Knights shut out Lake City 54-0, move to 4-0

At Coeur d’Alene, the Hillcrest High School football team moved to 4-0 in dominating fashion with a 54-0 nonconference shutout win over Lake City. The Knights led 34-0 at halftime and scored 20 points in the first quarter. Hillcrest quarterback Dalton Clark was solid, completing 11 of […]

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Football: West Jefferson upsets Homedale in Terreton

Football: West Jefferson upsets Homedale in Terreton

By LUKE O’ROARK | Post Register | Loroark@postregister.com TERRETON — Some say West Jefferson High School’s turf field — created in 2001 and tucked behind the 2A school in agriculturally-driven Terreton — is arguably “the prettiest field no ever sees.” Saturday evening, though, West Jefferson arguably won […]

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Football: Madison dominates Blackfoot in “Buck Bowl”

Football: Madison dominates Blackfoot in "Buck Bowl"

By LUKE O’ROARK | Post Register | Loroark@postregister.com BLACKFOOT — Rain began to drizzle at Hartkopf Field as Madison High School running back Karson Hastings bounced outside the tackles to the left hash and sprinted the ball 80-yards late in the third quarter. It might as well […]

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Grizzlies hold off Bees in chaotic fourth quarter for 28-21 win

Grizzlies hold off Bees in chaotic fourth quarter for 28-21 win

By JASON ENES prsports@postregister.com The final 16 minutes of Friday’s match-up between the Bonneville and Skyline High School football teams featured three turnovers, a fourth down stop, a dozen penalties and a recovered onside kick. Oh, and a trio of touchdowns. Skyline led 28-7 and had to […]

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Tigers begin conference play with win over Poky; Sept. 15 football roundup

Tigers begin conference play with win over Poky; Sept. 15 football roundup

The Idaho Falls High School football team opened its 4A District 5-6 conference season with a win Friday, blasting Pocatello 36-20 at Holt Arena. The Tigers refused to give the hometown Indians the momentum, delivering immediate counterpunches to Pocatello in the first and third quarters. After giving […]

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O’Roark’s Oracle: Please, I’m just a neutral observer

O'Roark's Oracle: Please, I'm just a neutral observer

By LUKE O’ROARK | Post Register | Loroark@postregister.com Hey, folks. Well, week four is upon us. Games like Bonneville-Skyline, South Fremont-Firth, Aberdeen-Ririe, Madison-Blackfoot, Idaho Falls-Pocatello should be fun ones to follow. I’ll be down in Blackfoot Friday for the “Buck Bowl,” a game pitting brothers Mitch and […]

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Football: Rigby’s offense is ‘firing on all cylinders’

Football: Rigby's offense is 'firing on all cylinders'

By LUKE O’ROARK | Post Register | Loroark@postregister.com RIGBY — You may have to be multilingual to decipher, and beat, Rigby’s offense. But after three weeks, very few teams have had much luck. During Wednesday’s practice, Rigby head coach Armando Gonzalez zips around the field, spurting code and […]

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Shelley moves up to No. 2 in 3A ranks of latest media poll

Shelley moves up to No. 2 in 3A ranks of latest media poll

The Shelley High School football team’s second consecutive win helped the Russets move up in this week’s Idaho high school football state media poll released Tuesday. The Russets, who defeated 4A Canyon Ridge 38-7 last Friday, moved up to No. 2 in the 3A ranks. Shelley (2-1) […]

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