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Idaho high school football rankings: Two top-five matchups on tap in Week 7 (10/04/2023)

As lone undefeated team in Class 5A, Eagle remains perched at top spot in Power 10

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

Here is the Week 7 list compiled by SBLive Idaho correspondent Brandon Walton:


1. EAGLE (6-0)

Last week: Beat No. 2 Boise, 40-21.

This week: Travels to No. 3 Mountain View at 7 p.m. Friday.

The Mustangs put arguably their most impressive performance to date against the second-ranked team in the state no less. They forced six turnovers, including five interceptions and RB Noah Burnham piled up 199 yards and four touchdowns.


2. BOISE (5-1)

Last week: Lost to No. 1 Eagle, 40-21.

This week: Play Borah at Dona Larsen Park at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The Brave’s incredible turnaround season suffered a bit of a setback in a mercy-rule loss. They’ll look to show that was just an anomaly against their crosstown rival. But Borah has won six of the past seven meetings.



Last week: Beat Kuna, 52-15.

This week: Hosts No. 1 Eagle at 7 p.m. Friday.

Henry Nelson stepped in for an injured Justin McGee to throw for 249 yards and three touchdowns as the Mavericks bounced back from a tough loss for the second consecutive season. Can Mountain View get another signature win?


4. MERIDIAN (4-2)

Last week: Beat Centennial, 37-7.

This week: Travels to No. 5 Rocky Mountain at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The Warriors continued their resurgence with a fourth consecutive win. Zeke Martinez tossed three touchdown passes and Cole Jones racked up 101 yards on just four touchdowns. They’ll look for another momentous victory.



Last week: Beat Capital, 38-15.

This week: Hosts No. 4 Meridian at 7 p.m. Thursday.

The Grizzlies have seemed to have found their offense again. They amassed 320 yards and five touchdowns on the ground for their best offensive output of the season. Rocky Mountain has only lost multiple home games in a season twice over the past 12 years.


6. HIGHLAND (5-1)

Last week: Beat Blackfoot, 44-0.

This week: Travels to Rigby at 7p.m. Friday.

The Rams got a much-needed bounce back win. Drew Hymas threw for five touchdowns and the defense posted its first shutout of the season. But Highland has yet to beat a Class 5A team from Idaho this season. Is this the week?


7. HILLCREST (6-0)

Last week: Beat Madison, 14-0.

This week: Travels to Bonneville at 7 p.m. Friday.

The Knights became only the second team over the past 13 years to shut out the Bobcats. It was the second time this season that they’ve held an opponent off the scoreboard. Hillcrest continues its best start in decades.



Last week: Beat Burley, 59-7.

This week: Travels to Emmett at 7 p.m. Friday.

The Knights rolled through yet another opponent. They held a Gatlin Bair-led team to its lowest point total in three years. Bishop Kelly has allowed just 44 points total, including 13 points over the past month. It has outscored opponents, 291-44.


9. COEUR D’ALENE (4-2)

Last week: Beat Union (WA), 40-10.

This week: Travels to Lake City at 7 p.m. Friday.

Caden Symons threw for four touchdowns to help the Vikings rebound against a team that doubled them up last season. Now they’ll start Inland Empire League play against Lake City, which hasn’t beaten them since 2014.


10. POCATELLO (3-2)

Last week: Beat Shelley, 10-7.

This week: Hosts Preston at 7 p.m. Friday.

Garrett Keller drilled a 32-yard field goal to complete a fourth-quarterback comeback and snap the Thunder’s two-game slide. They’ll now open up 4A South East Idaho play where they haven’t lost in three years.