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November 17th, 2014
POCATELLO â€” Prior to Monday's weather delayed 2A state semifinal game the Aberdeen Tigers had made the state semifinals just twice in school history.
So Monday's match-up with Orofino inside Holt Arena was a chance for the Tigers to punch just their second ever trip to the 2A title game and the schools first since 1978.
And when four quarters of tough hard nosed football was over Monday night the Tigers had earned a 21-7 win over the Maniacs and will be playing in the 2A championship game next Monday in Holt Arena.
POCATELLO â€” With a berth in next Friday's 4A state championship game just a win away the Blackfoot Broncos had just a scrappy run oriented Middleton team standing in their way.
But this years Broncos squad was not going to be denied a return to the championship game.
Pacen Hayes threw for 228 yards and five touchdowns and the defense held the Vikings scoreless until late in the fourth quarter as Blackfoot rolled to a 48-15 win over the Vikings Saturday night inside Holt Arena.
POCATELLO â€“ When the Shelley Russets ventured to Thomas in early October the Panthers defense took the control of the game on the first defensive series as Snake River pitched a 19-0 shutout of the two-time defending state champs.
After that loss Shelley head coach Travis Hobson said that was a game his and the rest of his team wanted back.
Because of inclement weather, the Idaho High School Activities Association has rescheduled at least three state semifinal football games.
Among those changed are Rigby at Bishop Kelly, Highland vs. Rocky Mountain and Aberdeen vs. Orofino.
The new time for the Rigby-BK game is 1 p.m. Saturday in Boise with Highland vs. Rocky Mountain at Holt Arena in Pocatello at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Aberdeen vs. Orofino will be played at 5:30 p.m. on Monday in Holt Arena.
POCATELLO â€”Â While the weather outside has turned frightful, the high school football season is down to the final four in each of the state's six classification's.
Bingham County has continued to show its football dominance as four teams are still alive in this weekend's semifinals.
Blackfoot, Snake River, Shelley and Aberdeen will all take to the Holt Arena turf over the weekend looking to claim a spot in next week's state championship games.
By JASON ENES
FIRTH â€”Â Bailey Nelson has been one of the top players in the Nuclear Conference for the last few season for the Cougar volleyball team.
Late last week Nelson was rewarded again for her stellar play helping lead the Cougars to a Nuclear Conference title and a runner-up finish at the 2A state tournament two weeks ago when she was named Nuclear Conference Player of the Year.
Nelson was one of six Cougars six players to earn all-conference honors.
THOMAS â€” Wyatt Vogler wanted to make a statement on Saturday afternoon in Snake River's 3A state quarterfinal against South Fremont Saturday afternoon.
And when four quarters ended Saturday Vogler had made that statement and came within 12 yards of a school record.
Vogler ran for 278 yards as the Panthers defeated the Cougars 49-28 to punch their ticket to the 3A semifinals next week.
BLACKFOOT â€” A 55 second span of the fourth quarter almost spelled disaster for the Blackfoot Broncos in their 4A state quarterfinal against Sandpoint Friday night.
With the Broncos leading 28-14 entering the fourth quarter a 22-yard punt set the Bulldogs up at the Broncos 22 yard line.
Two plays later Bulldogs quarterback Nate Loutzenhiser found Tyler Harris with a 19-yard touchdown pass to cut the deficit to 28-21.
POCATELLO â€“ All week long the Shelley Russets had bulletin board material to use a motivation after Gooding won its playoff game last week over Parma.
After the 64-13 win Gooding players were quoted as saying everything they did against Parma was done to beat the Russets.
The Senators had their chance to take down the two-time defending state champions in the Class 3A quarterfinals inside Holt Arena Thursday night.
In the end the Russets made the Senators eat some crow.
BLACKFOOT â€”Â Four of the five Bingham County schools are still alive as the high school football playoffs move into the quarterfinal round.
With a victory this week a berth in the semifinals awaits, but none of the four games will be easy, one South Fremont at Snake River will be a rematch of a week one meeting.
Shelley will take on the state's top 3A team in Gooding and Aberdeen will host two-time defending state champion Declo.
After a much deserved week off Blackfoot will host high-scoring Sandpoint in the 4A playoffs.