Week 2 of the Idaho high school football season brought high-scoring thrillers, high-profile blowouts and, as always, lots of great highlights. From bulldozing runs, to elusive scrambles, and momentous big-gain efforts, here are the Top 5 plays from the second week.
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TOP 5 PLAYS OF THE WEEK
5. Genesee quarterback Angus Jordan scrambles, connects with Jack Johnson for 85 yard touchdown
Jordan, a sophomore, scrambled out of harm’s way and dumped the ball to Johnson, who made a play in the open field during Genesee’s 57-38 win over Deary.
4. Gooding QB Kurtis Adkinson bull-dozes way for a big gain
Wait, he’s your quarterback? Adkinson showed all the things he can do at 6-2, 250. Yes, including bowling over two defenders, through another and dragging several with him for a big gain. The junior accounted for more than 400 total yards in a 41-12 win over Canyon Ridge.
3. Lewiston’s Kash Lang breaks off back-to-back 58-yard touchdown runs
Lang scored five total touchdowns on the ground. Both of these came in the first half of a thrilling 58-50 win at Lake City on Friday. “He was just fantastic,” Lewiston coach Matt Pancheri said. “He runs the ball so dang hard. Reads the offense. And is just really positive. The kids love him. He plays so hard. I couldn’t ask more of that kid.” (READ MORE)
2. Pocatello’s Ryken Echohawk breaks loose for a 48-yard run to seal comeback win
Pocatello fell into a 14-0 hole early, but rallied back to beat Post Falls, capped by Echohawk’s jolt with 6:35 left in the game, where beat defenders around the edge, aided by good blocking. It was the final score of the game.
1. Rigby’s Jace Poehler in on consecutive sacks to clinch win over Post Falls
After a convincing Week 1 win, Rigby trekked north and was taken to the wire by Post Falls. The defending 5A state champs held on, 44-42, thanks in no small part to back-to-back sacks in the final moments thwarted Post Falls’ comeback efforts.
(Lead photo by Loren Orr)