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Friday Night Football Recap: Capital beats Skyview in late season opener, Vallivue goes 5-0, Fruitland holds off Weiser

Plus, follow along with scores from across southern Idaho during week five of the prep football season with our live blog.

BOISE, Idaho — For the first time this season, all high school varsity football teams are back on the field. Last week, Boise Schools joined the competition after getting approval from their school board to play a week earlier. 

Tonight, Capital High School, which had a bye last week, becomes the final team in Idaho to officially start their 2020 season.

Week four saw several key matchups, including #3 Rocky Mountain beating #4 Eagle and Meridian getting its first win against conference foe Mountain View since 2007.

The Warriors are on a bye in week five, but there are still several storylines and matchups to follow.

In 4A, Nampa heads to Emmett, where the 3-0 Huskies found themselves making headlines this week after their head coach Rich Hargitt apologized for having Weiser's playbook and not reporting it.

One day later, Fruitland head coach Ryan Tracy was fined and suspended after an investigation found he texted those plays to Hargitt before the Huskies' game against Weiser on September 4.

Editor's Note: Individual game recaps provided by The Idaho Press.

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Aberdeen 56, New Plymouth 12

Bishop Kelly 52, Columbia 7

The Knights (2-1, 2-1) scored the game's first four touchdowns coupled with a 41-yard field goal from Sam Pape, easing to the 4A SIC win over the Wildcats (1-2, 1-2).

The Knights led 38-7 at halftime.

Running back Seth Knothe led the Knights, picking up 86 yards and three touchdowns. Bishop Kelly finished with 315 yards rushing on 45 carries.

Adrian Martinez led Columbia with 61 yards rushing on 17 attempts.

Capital 55, Skyview 6

Carey 40, Wood River 16 

Century 31, Twin Falls 8 

Council 30, Tri-Valley 12

Filer 58, Wendell 0

Fruitland 18, Weiser 15: The Grizzlies (4-0) held off the Wolverines (1-3) in a Snake River Valley opener.

Fruitland quarterback Luke Baringa scored two touchdowns, the final scoring putting the Grizzlies ahead 18-7 with 4:59 to go in the third quarter.

Weiser quarterback Brett Spencer pulled the Wolverines within the final margin on a 3-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

Spencer threw a 60-yard touchdown pass to Bryce Crimin, giving Weiser a 7-6 lead after a scoreless first quarter.

Fruitland regained the lead for good at 12-7 just before halftime.

The Grizzlies rushed for 212 yards, led by Dylan Stelling's 57.

Spencer rushed for 88 yards and passes for 101.

Garden Valley 50, Salmon River 0

Homedale 33, McCall-Donnelly 12: The Trojans (2-1) scored two touchdowns in the third quarter to pull away from the visiting Vandals (1-2) in an SRV opener.

Hayden Kincheloe had 297 yards rushing on 35 attempts and three touchdowns to lead the Trojans. Homedale finished with 478 yards total offense.

Homedale quarterback Jaxon Dines completed 10 of 11 passes for 68 yards.

Melba 41, Cole Valley 0

Minico 25, Burley 15 

Middleton 49, Ridgevue 29

The Vikings (3-1, 1-1) used a balanced attack to down the Warhawks (1-3, 0-3) in a 4A SIC game.

The Vikings, behind quarterback Ky McClure, passes for 255 yards and three touchdowns while they combined to rush for 254 yards and four touchdowns.

Quarterback Cole McDonald led Ridgevue, passing for 147 yards and a touchdown.

Middleton led 20-13 at halftime before two scores in the third quarter gave the Vikings a cushion.

Nampa 41, Emmett 40 

Nampa Christian 34, Buhl 21: The Trojans (3-2) opened a 27-14 lead by halftime in the nonleague game at Buhl.

Quarterback Landon Cheney led Nampa Christian, completing 20 of 32 passes for 223 yards and three touchdowns.

Dane Bradshaw added 158 yards rushing on 18 carries and two touchdowns.

Notus 40, Idaho City 20: The Pirates (4-0) cruised past the Wildcats (1-2) in a 1A Division I Western Idaho Conference opener.

Kaeden Clemens led Notus with 202 yards passing and three touchdowns. Carter Woodland had 109 yards rushing and 40 yards receiving to go with two touchdowns.

Woodland also had seven tackles and an interception and Kieran Miraz had eight tackles.

Payette 31, Parma 28: Martin Ceballos kicked a field goal as time expired, lifting the Pirates (3-1) to a wild win over the Panthers (0-5) in an SRV opener.

Timberline 49, Boise 13

The Wolves (2-0, 2-0) handled the Brave (0-2, 0-2) in a 5A Southern Idaho Conference East Division game

Vallivue 54, Caldwell 0

The Falcons (5-0, 3-0) ran away from the Cougars (0-2, 0-2) in a 4A SIC game.

Quarterback Casey Cope had four touchdowns passing and two touchdowns rushing to lead Vallivue. he was 7-of-9 passing for 148 yards and rushed for 69 yards.

Kip Childs added 96 yards rushing for Vallivue. Receiver Lincoln Marler had three receptions, all for touchdowns, for 85 yards.

Matthew Vialet led Caldwell with 80 yards rushing on 16 carries.


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