Skip to main content

SBLive Power 10 Idaho high school football rankings, Week 5: After Skyline win, Hillcrest joins cast

Knights upend three-time defending Class 4A champions on 'Hail Mary' touchdown to remain undefeated

Each week, SBLive Idaho will update its all-classification top-10 high school football rankings.

Here is the Week 5 list compiled by SBLive Idaho correspondent Brandon Walton:

1. EAGLE (4-0)

Last week: Beat Owyhee, 21-17.

This week: Travels to Nampa (0-4) at 7 p.m. Friday.

The Mustangs needed a game-winning drive, but thanks to sophomore running back Noah Burnham, they kept their perfect record intact. Eagle will now look for its first 5-0 start since 2006.


2. HIGHLAND (4-0)

Last week: Beat No. 9 Pocatello, 24-17.

This week: Hosts No. 6 Meridian (2-2) at 7 p.m. Friday

The Rams survived a late charge to win their 13th consecutive Black and Blue Bowl. Now they’ll turn their attention back to Class 5A play in a marquee action against the reigning state runner-up.



Last week: Beat Borah, 42-21.

This week: Travels to Boise (4-0) at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The Mavericks denied the Lions their first 5-0 start in 28 years with a much-needed bounce-back win. They did so in pretty dominating fashion to show everyone the perennial power is here to stay.



Last week: Bye.

This week: Travels to Centennial (1-3) at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Were the Grizzlies able to fix their offensive woes during the break? They’re averaging just 16 points per game. That should be answered against a Centennial team they’ve beaten 10 years in a row.


5. COEUR D’ALENE (3-1)

Last week: Beat Lakeland, 54-0.

This week: Travels to Woodinville, WA (3-0) at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Vikings’ defense has been amongst the best in the state at 9.7 points per game. They’ve posted shutouts in back-to-back games. Coeur d’Alene seems to have now founds its offensive after last week.


6. MERIDIAN (2-2)

Last week: Beat Timberline, 35-20.

This week: Travels to No. 2 Highland (4-0) at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Are the Warriors back? They’ve gotten themselves back to .500 with back-to-back wins. But both wins have come against teams who currently don’t have a winning record. So this will be the real test.


7. HILLCREST (4-0)

Last week: Beat No. 10 Skyline, 36-35.

This week: Travels to No. 9 Pocatello (2-1) at 7 p.m. Friday.

Seemingly now the team to beat in Class 4A after Isaac Davis hauled in a 55-yard "Hail Mary" catch to stun three-time reigning champion Skyline. But another challenge in Pocatello awaits.



Last week: Beat Lake City, 45-0.

This week: Hosts Vallivue (1-3) at 7 p.m. Friday

Knights continued to roll with their fourth consecutive double-digit win - something they did a year ago as well. Bishop Kelly is now looking for the fourth 5-0 start since 2016.


9. POCATELLO (2-1)

Last week: Lost to No. 2 Highland, 24-17.

This week: Hosts No. 7 Hillcrest (4-0) at 7 p.m. Friday.

Thunder came within a dropped pass of stunning one of Class 5A's top teams. They’ll look to rebound against Hillcrest, which edged them out last year. So payback will be on the mind, too.


10. SKYLINE (2-2)

Last week: Lost to No. 7 Hillcrest, 36-35.

This week: Plays Idaho Falls (1-3) at 7 p.m. Friday.

Despite tough Hillcrest loss, Grizzlies still one of top teams in Class 4A - and it would be foolish to dismiss the three-time defending champs from rebounding.