MERIDIAN, Idaho — For the first time in 13 years, the Meridian High School football team is 3-0. The last time the Warriors started the season 3-0, they went on to win the 5A state title.
"Oh yeah, it's big-time," junior quarterback Malakai Martinez said. "Mountain View, they're a great squad, a good team every year and for us to beat them, it means a lot and means that we can do a lot this season."
That includes putting up 109 points in just three games, a mark they didn't achieve until their sixth game last season.
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"Troy Gleave, our offensive coordinator is doing a great job and I'm really having fun with our offense," Malakai said. "Our [offensive line] is doing a great job, our wide receiving corp, they are really good. I'd even say the top in the state."
As a sophomore last season, Malakai led the Warriors to a 3-6 season, something he said has already helped him grow this year.
"The experience as a sophomore was pretty huge for me," he explained. "I was pretty nervous last year, had a lot of ups and downs as a sophomore, and having that experience now is huge, and I've just made a lot of progress from then to now."
The Warriors have a bye in week four but will travel to Eagle and face the Mustangs on Oct. 4.
"We just got to take it to Eagle because they're a great team and they're coming off a loss last week to Rocky, so they're going to be ready to go and we are going to have to be ready as well," Martinez said.
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