3 Idaho High School Football Games You Shouldn’t Have Missed in Week 3

It was a little bittersweet for Scott Berger.

The Skyline High School football coach’s team won, but it came at the expense of his son, Michael Berger. The No. 1 Grizzlies defeated Class 5A Thunder Ridge, 34-27, Friday night in Idaho Falls.

“It was a fun experience,” Scott Berger said. “I tell everyone, I’m really proud of him. I think he did a great job and is a very good football coach. It was a good fight tonight. It was back and forth. »

Skyline (2-1) took a 20-0 lead in the first quarter only for the Titans (2-2) to come back and tie it twice. They tied it at 20-20 in the second quarter before doing it again at 27-27 in the third.

But the Grizzlies took the lead for good on a 10-yard touchdown pass from Lachlan Haacke to Oregon tapping Kenyon Sadiq to start the fourth quarter. Their defense then made a late save to seal it. Haacke accounted for all five scores for Skyline, with three touchdowns through the air and two on the ground.


It took longer than Nick Sorrell would have liked. But the Highland High School coach earns his first career victory.

After a rare 0-2 start, the Rams rebounded with a 28-0 shutout against Crosstown rival Century.

“I hate losing more than anyone, so it’s kind of nice to get the monkey off the back,” Sorrell said. “It feels good to get into that win column and get some of our swagger back.”

Highland’s offense held the Diamondbacks (0-3) to just 96 total rushing yards. But the attack struggled in the first half with just seven points.

However, ninth-grader Kai Callen kicked things off by kicking off the second half at home. Junior quarterback Drew Hymas had three touchdowns, including two passing.


The Pirates found themselves in a rare position on Friday night.


Their three-year unbeaten streak was in serious jeopardy 13-12 midway through the third quarter. But West Side responded to its first taste of adversity in a year with a 46-20 win over Class 3A Marsh Valley to extend the streak to 35.

“For two and a half quarters, we did everything to give the game away. We made a lot of mistakes but the kids really reacted and came back strong,” West Side coach Tyson Moser said. “But that’s the kind of stuff you want to see. It’s good to face adversity. Often it takes a loss to wake you up and refocus you. We were able to avoid the loss, but hopefully we got the wake-up call anyway.

Halfbacks Parker Moser and Easton Shurtliff had 303 yards and five touchdowns. Moser rushed for 181 yards and two touchdowns on just eight carries, while carrying a 16-yard touchdown pass from Eli Brown. Shurtliff had 122 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 14 carries.

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