Week 4 of the Idaho high school football season brought great defense, clutch playmaking and lots of great highlights. We’ve scoured all classifications across the state of Idaho to compile eight of the most eye-popping, momentous plays of the week.
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TOP 8 PLAYS OF THE WEEK
8. Timberline goes for surprise onside kick in fourth quarter of win over Borah
The Wolves held onto win 26-6, thanks in part to a well-executed surprise onside kick in the fourth quarter to keep the ball out of the Lions’ hands.
7. Vallivue holds off Middleton after pass-rush nets failed 2-point conversion
Ty McClure was looking for Cash Cowdery in the endzone for the two-point conversion. A penetrative pass rush disrupted the quarterback, whose pass was high, sealing a 20-19 Vallivue win. (READ MORE / POSTGAME INTERVIEW)
6. Lakeland’s Thomas Calder returns 81-yard kick return in win over Lewiston
To beat the Kash Lang, Cruz Hepburn-led Lewiston offense, Lakeland needed to keep the Bengals off the field. Calder’s house call helped do just that in a 39-24 Lakeland win.
5. Jerome’s Kyle Craig barrels through defense for 15-yard go-ahead TD (two angles)
Craig plays a ton of snaps on the D-line and his work often goes unnoticed, but he exploded for the game-changing highlight in a 14-7 rivalry win over Twin Falls. Better yet? He was offered the game ball, and deferred to his linemen.
4. Post Falls’ Zach Clark returns one of three picks against Lake City for TD
Clark had three interceptions in Post Falls’ 34-13 win over Lake City in Week 4. The one he took to the house stood tall among them.
3. Borah’s Tyler Phimmasone shakes his way to 19-yard TD run
How many defenders does Phimmasone elude on this run? One thing is for sure: he covered much more ground than the 19 forward yards he gained in a third quarter burst, the Lions’ lone score. Timberline won its 2020 debut 26-6.
2. South Fremont’s Cooper Crapo 80-yard go-ahead kickoff return in win over Firth
The Cougars needed a big play and Crapo delivered. He took a kickoff return to the house with three minutes in the game and South Fremont held on to beat Firth, 29-26.
1. Sugar-Salem’s Sunny Bennion, the homecoming queen, kicks game-winning PAT in OT
Bennion, a soccer player, joined the team after the start of the season once kicker and do-it-all standout Crew Clark broke his collarbone. On Friday, she was anointed senior class homecoming queen (Clark, coincidentally, was the homecoming king) before kicking the go-ahead PAT in overtime. “Ice in her veins,” coach Tyler Richins told SBLive Friday night. (READ MORE)