TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) The first round of the state football playoffs begin this week. Everyone but the 1A DI, takes their first step in the postseason. Here are the match-ups:
Minico, the third seed out of the Great Basin Ten battles the two seed Skyline in a rematch of the 2017 state championship. Both teams boast 7–2 marks and will face off Friday at Holt Arena, kickoff slated for 5:30 p.m.
Twin Falls hosts Idaho Falls in the first round Friday night. The Bruins have amassed a 7–2 record this season and won the West pod of the Great Basin Ten. The Tigers at 6–3, finished third in the High Country Conference, but are enjoying a four-game win streak. The last time Twin Falls advanced out of the first round? 2009.
Gooding hosts American Falls on Thursday at 7 pm. The Senators are 7–2 this year and the second seed out of the Sawtooth Central Idaho Conference. American Falls enters state with a 3–5 record, as the two seed from the South East Idaho Conference. They haven't played one another since 2014.
Kimberly at 8-1, is the SCIC champion. The Bulldogs host Teton who earned an at–large berth. The Redskins have only won two games on the year, but Kimberly of course won't overlook its first opponent. Head coach Rich Bishop says it's been about ten years since these two have played each other.
No.1 ranked Declo puts its undefeated record on the line when it hosts a 4–4 Ririe team Thursday at seven o'clock. The Hornets' 21-game win streak started in August 2017.
UPDATE: This game has been cancelled due to not enough Musher players able to field a team. ORIGINAL POST: Carey hosts Camas County Thursday afternoon at 4 p.m. The Panthers are undefeated and ranked No. 1 in the state. The Mushers fell to Carey on September 7 by the final of 44–0.
The two seed from the Sawtooth Conference, Lighthouse, hosts Rockland Thursday at 6 p.m. The Lions boast a 7–1 mark on the year, compared to the Bulldogs who are 3–5.
Murtaugh at 6–3, will try to seek revenge on a 3–5 Mackay team that upset the Red Devils earlier this season. Those two go to battle Friday at 5 p.m. in Mackay.
Dietrich heads on the road to North Gem. The Cowboys won their conference, but overall sit at 4–3. The Blue Devils have a 6–3 record, but all of those losses come from playing ranked teams in their own conference. If you want to catch this game, it starts at 3 p.m. on Friday.