FOOTBALL IS BACK!
The 2018 high school football season is here and we are extremely excited that Friday Night Lights are back! We’ve once again partnered with our good friends at IdahoSports.com to highlight football matchups throughout eastern Idaho. IdahoSports.com will once again be streaming all of the highlighted ‘Game Night’ matchups this year and we just can’t wait for kick off! We also welcome back Point S Tire & Auto for another season too. Remember, anytime we go anywhere for high school football, we are driven there by your locally owned Point S Tire & Auto, with 9 locations in eastern Idaho to serve you and your family.
WEEK 5 – THE 54TH EMOTION BOWL
This week, ‘Game Night’ moves to a Saturday afternoon matinee with one of the state’s biggest rivalries on display in the Emotion Bowl: Idaho Falls vs. Skyline Part 54. Skyline leads the all-time series 31-22 and is going for five wins in a row against the Tigers.
The Grizzlies are the top ranked team in the state in the 4A classification, while Idaho Falls sits just outside the Top 5. Skyline boasts a 4-0 perfect record, marking 14 straight wins dating back to last season. The Tigers enter the contest with a 2-2 record.
But throw the records out because ANYTHING can happen at the Emotion Bowl. Can Idaho Falls right the ship and paint the posts orange for the first time since 2013? Or will Skyline reign supreme once again?
Be there with us at Ravsten Stadium on Saturday afternoon or watch the game online on IdahoSports.com by clicking HERE.
WEEK 4 – THE 27TH CIVIL WAR
Friday night brings a renewal of a long time rivalry in eastern Idaho with the Civil War taking center stage! The rivalry feels slightly different this year for a couple of reasons: first, half of each school moved over to the new Thunder Ridge High School and, secondly, there will be no painting of the field goal posts this year!
Regardless, both teams enter the contest with a record of 2-1 and hoping that they can get an early conference win. You’ll want to be early to Thunder Stadium on Friday night. If you can’t be there you can watch online on IdahoSports.com by clicking HERE.
WEEK 3 – 2A FOOTBALL SHOWDOWN
This week, East Idaho Game Night rolls on to Aberdeen for a big showdown in the 2A ranks when the Tigers host North Fremont! The Huskies have been on a ROLL the first two weeks of the season, beating their opponents by an average of 36 points! On the other hand, Aberdeen is looking to rebound from a heartbreaking loss to top-ranked Declo last week. While this game won’t impact either team’s conference standings, it will help establish the state-wide rankings throughout the remainder of the season.
Can’t be there to watch in person? Watch online on IdahoSports.com by clicking HERE.
WEEK 2 – HISTORY AT THUNDER RIDGE
This week, we will be a part of history when the Thunder Ridge Titans host their first ever home football contest at their school on Friday, August 31. The Titans, who lost to Bonneville last week, will be tasked with facing the two-time defending 4A state champion Skyline Grizzlies. Kickoff is slated for 7:00 pm at Thunder Ridge Stadium and we will bring you all the action on IdahoSports.com – Click HERE to watch.
WEEK 1 – THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN RUMBLE
The first week of the high school football season is always special… and the Rocky Mountain Rumble is special times six! There will be six football games over two days at Holt Arena on Friday Aug. 24 and Saturday Aug. 25, with six teams from Idaho playing out-of-state opponents from New Mexico, Nevada, Wyoming, Utah, and even Canada! In fact, one of the teams playing in the Rumble is a team that Matty Merrill faced when he was in high school many eons ago. And, of course, if you can’t be there with us at the Rumble you can watch all the action LIVE and FREE on IdahoSports.com!
The first game of the Rumble features the defending 4A state runners-up, the Minico Spartans, taking on the Kirtland Central Broncos of New Mexico. The Broncos, who hail from just outside of Farmington, will make the longest journey to Holt Arena out of all teams playing in the Rumble this year. Click HERE to watch this game LIVE on IdahoSports.com.
The second game of the Rumble (and final game on Friday) features the upstart Century Diamondbacks taking on the defending Utah 4A state champions, the Orem Tigers. Orem has played in the Rumble twice before, both times against Highland, winning once and losing once. This will be Century’s first appearance in the Rumble. Click HERE to watch this game on IdahoSports.com.
The third game of the Rumble begins bright and early on Saturday morning with an intriguing matchup between the Hillcrest Knights and the Star Valley Braves of Wyoming. Hillcrest, who is led by new head coach Kevin Meyer, has plenty of talent and could make a big run to the playoffs this season. The Knights are making their first appearance in the Rumble. Star Valley, who is led by former Malad coach McKay Young, is a perennial power in the 3A ranks of Wyoming and is making their first appearance in the Rumble as well. Click HERE to watch this game LIVE on IdahoSports.com.
The fourth game of the Rumble features the Blackfoot Broncos taking on the LCI Rams of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Blackfoot is making their first appearance since 2010 when they played LCI’s fellow league opponent, the Raymond Comets. LCI is in the Rumble for the first time and will have to adjust to the rules of American football (trust us, it’s different). This is the first of two trips to Idaho this season for the Rams, as they will also play at Sandpoint later in the year. Click HERE to watch this game LIVE on IdahoSports.com.
Well, try not to get confused while watching this game. The two-time defending 4A state champion Skyline Grizzlies take on the Skyline Eagles of Salt Lake City, Utah in the fifth game of the Rumble. The Grizzlies, who are making their first appearance at the Rumble, graduated a lot of talent from last season, but have plenty of players waiting in the wings. The Eagles are also making their first appearance in the Rumble and will be looking to push their record to 2-0 after a 47-40 win over Granger last Friday. Click HERE to watch this game on IdahoSports.com.
The final game of the event features the defending 5A state champion Highland Rams taking on the Shadow Ridge Mustangs of Las Vegas, Nevada. The Rams, who have played in the Rumble since its inception 11 years ago, will start their quest to become the first back-to-back 5A state champions since Coeur d’Alene in 2010-2011. Shadow Ridge is making their first appearance at the Rumble and is coming off of a 55-22 beatdown of Mojave High last Friday. Click HERE to watch this game on IdahoSports.com.