Week 8 state media high school football poll; online Game of the Week winner

12:45 p.m. Thursday — While I was updating the state soccer blog, I managed to gather information from the poll for online football Game of the Week and after a massive rush in voting, Friday's 8:30 p.m. matchup between Boise and Borah at Bronco Stadium came away the winner by a hair.

Here's the final breakdown: Boise-Borah (51 percent), Mountain View (49), Weiser at Fruitland (0), Melba at Parma (0).

The Boise-Borah game is the second half of a doubleheader Friday at Bronco Stadium, which begins with Mountain View-Timberline at 6 p.m. I'll be there for both games.

State soccer tournaments begin tomorrow

The 5A, 4A and 3A state soccer tournaments begin Thursday and we're gearing up for blanket coverage of the three day event.

In Thursday's paper, you'll find a full-page preview in the Statesman with a feature on Centennial forward Michael Kafari, capsules for all 20 Treasure Valley team competing this week, 10 players to watch, tournament schedules and ticket information.

We'll continue our coverage throughout the tournament with a full page of coverage each day on top of our Varsity Extra coverage of football, district volleyball and district cross country.

Vote for online football Game of the Week

Be sure to vote for the Statesman's high school football Game of the Week by clicking here and navigating down the Varsity Extra home page to the online poll in the right column. Voting closes each Thursday at noon.

The online Game of the Week only applies to Friday games because of the voting window.

Borah at Eagle football live game blog

9:11 p.m. — FINAL: Eagle 27, Borah 26

9:11 p.m. — Eagle 27, Borah 26: Borah marched 69 yards to pull back within two points with 5:24 remaining in the game. It's worth noting Borah running backs Abraham Naway and Daniel McSurdy have combined for 342 rushing yards.

9 p.m. — End of third quarter: Eagle 27, Borah 18

Vallivue at Capital football live blog

9:35 p.m. — FINAL: Capital 39, Vallivue 20

Vallivue 0 0 6 14—20
Capital 7 11 14 7—39
First quarter
CAP — Jalani Phillips 31 run (Niblett kick)
Second quarter
CAP — Phillips 77 run (Wyatt Johnson pass from Jeremy Powers)
CAP — Niblett 47 field goal
Third quarter
CAP — Phillips 63 run (Niblett kick)
VAL — J.J. Hyde 3 run (run failed)
CAP — Charlie McMartin 63 pass from Powers (Niblett kick)
Fourth quarter
CAP — Zach Saleen 26 run (Niblett kick)
VAL — Chase Christoffersen 2 run (pass failed)

Borah-Eagle voted online football Game of the Week

Fans voted Borah's visit to Eagle at 7 p.m. Friday as the online football Game of the Week.

That game won 56 percent of the vote to beat out Fruitland at Payette (37), Salmon River at Garden Valley (5) and Bishop Kelly at Nampa (2).

Borah enters the game 3-3 overall and 2-1 in 5A SIC Division 1 play, while Eagle is one of four unbeaten 5A teams with a record of 6-0 and 3-0. The other unbeaten teams are Capital, Vallivue and Lewiston.

5A District Three soccer championships to be settled today

Mountain View takes aim at its first 5A District Three championship in girls soccer when the Mavericks host Boise at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Boise (12-2-2) handed Mountain View (13-1-3) its only loss this season, but the Mavericks 8-0-1 since that 4-2 setback on Sept. 10. The Braves are 7-1-1 since winning that match. Both teams have lethal strikers in Shalese Miller for the Mavericks and Miah Mollay for the Braves.

Idaho media football poll No. 7 and statewide standings


Class 5A

1. Eagle (7) 6-0 49

2. Capital (3) 6-0 46

3. Lewiston (1) 6-0 24

4. Vallivue 6-0 23

5. Highland 4-2 21

Others receiving votes: Boise 1, Lake City 1.

My picks: 1. Capital, 2. Eagle, 3. Vallivue, 4. Lewiston, 5. Boise.

Ten state berths up for grabs today at district soccer tournaments

Ten tickets to next week's state soccer tournaments are up for grabs Tuesday throughout the Treasure Valley.

The complete 5A, 4A and 3A District Three Tournament brackets are available below.

The four winners of Tuesday's 5A boys and girls district tournament elimination games will join Monday's semifinal winners at the state tournament.

5A soccer District Three championship matches set

Shalese Miller netted a pair of goals and Mountain View withstood a relentless Timberline assault Monday as the Mavericks upended the reigning 5A girls soccer state champions 2-1 in a District Three Tournament semifinal at Mountain View.

“We were fortunate to get through,” said Mountain View coach Jason Lang, whose goalkeeper Nicole Schultz finished with eight saves. “We had a really strong defensive effort. Timberline is extremely tough and possession was definitely in their favor.”

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