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HS football: Highland remains top-ranked 5A team in latest media poll

September 19, 2018

For the fourth consecutive week, Highland is the top-ranked 5A team in the statewide high school football media poll, released Tuesday.

The Rams (4-0), who received seven first-place votes, beat Pocatello 37-21 last Friday at Holt Arena to win their 13th consecutive game. Highland’s winning streak dates back to last season. Highland plays at third-ranked Coeur d’Alene (4-0) on Friday in a rematch of last year’s 5A state title.

West Side (4-0) secured 2A’s No. 2 ranking for the third consecutive week after a 35-7 win last Friday at Ririe. The Pirates did not receive a first-place vote as Declo (4-0) is the unanimous No. 1 team in the classification. Aberdeen (2-2, 1-0 2A District 5) is the fifth-ranked team in 2A after a 36-8 win at Bear Lake last Friday. The Tigers play Friday at West Side.

Century (3-1, 2-0 4A District 4-5 East Pod) is the No. 5 team in 4A for the third consecutive week after a 52-0 victory against Preston at Holt Arena last Friday.

Marsh Valley (2-2) received votes but was not ranked this week in the 3A poll. Skyline, Fruitland, Oakley and Carey are the No. 1 squads in the 4A, 3A, 1A DI and 1A DII classifications, respectively.

Idaho football media poll | Week 4

All records as of Tuesday, Sept. 18

CLASS 5A

Team (1st-place votes) W-L Pts Pvs

1. Highland (7) 4-0 46 1

2. Rocky Mountain (3) 4-0 43 2

3. Coeur d’Alene 4-0 31 4

4. Borah 4-0 16 5

5. Madison 3-1 8 —

Others receiving votes: Mountain View 5, Skyview 1.

CLASS 4A

Team (1st-place votes) W-L Pts Pvs

1. Skyline (8) 4-0 46 1

2. Bishop Kelly (1) 4-0 38 2

3. Middleton (1) 4-0 35 3

4. Hillcrest 3-1 17 4

5. Century 3-1 7 5

Others receiving votes: Minico 4, Vallivue 3.

CLASS 3A

Team (1st-place votes) W-L Pts Pvs

1. Fruitland (7) 2-1 44 1

2. Homedale (2) 4-0 39 2

3. Sugar-Salem (1) 3-1 31 3

4. Gooding 3-1 22 4

5. Kimberly 3-1 12 5

Others receiving votes: South Fremont 1, Marsh Valley 1.

CLASS 2A

Team (1st-place votes) W-L Pts Pvs

1. Declo (10) 4-0 50 1

2. West Side 4-0 36 2

3. Grangeville 4-0 29 3

4. North Fremont 4-0 25 4

5. Aberdeen 2-2 7 5

Others receiving votes: St. Maries 2, Cole Valley Christian 1.

CLASS 1A DIVISION I

Team (1st-place votes) W-L Pts Pvs

1. Oakley (9) 4-0 49 1

2. Valley (1) 3-0 41 2

3. Prairie 2-1 27 t-4

4. Challis 3-1 16 t-4

5. Lapwai 3-1 9 —

Others receiving votes: Raft River 8.

CLASS 1A DIVISION II

Team (1st-place votes) W-L Pts Pvs

1. Carey (10) 4-0 50 1

2. Kendrick 4-0 40 2

3. Murtaugh 3-1 27 4

4. Lighthouse Christian 3-1 12 —

5. Dietrich 3-1 11 5

Others receiving votes: Salmon River 5, Deary 4, Clark Fork 1.

Voters

Matt Harris, IdahoSports.com

Mark Nelke, Coeur d’Alene Press

Brandon Walton, Idaho Press

Dave Nichols, Spokesman-Review

Michael Lycklama, Idaho Statesman

Fred Davis, Blackfoot Morning News

Victor Flores, (Twin Falls) Times-News

Luke O’Roark, (Idaho Falls) Post Register

Michael Guise, Idaho State Journal

Paul Kingsbury, IdahoSports.com

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