Chad Chalich will get his right foot fitted for a cast today and miss the first month of the basketball season. This after playing one final football game Friday when the Coeur d’Alene senior quarterback led the Vikings, top-ranked all season, to a repeat 5A state championship. Chalich, who is finally receiving some late interest from colleges, passed for 410 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 60 and two more scores as the Vikings handled the Eagle Mustangs 49-28 at Boise State University’s Bronco Stadium. A week after suffering a hairline fracture on the outside of his foot in the second quarter of a semifinal victory, Chalich made it a light week at practice so he would be ready to go in the title game. Just as important as all the yards and touchdowns were two big punts, both with his right foot, of 59 and 60 yards. His coach, Shawn Amos, had one word to describe the 2010 5A player of the year – warrior/Greg Lee, SR. More here. (SR file photo of Vik QB Chad Chalich in the 2010 championship game)
- All the scoring plays from Coeur d'Alene Viks 2nd straight 5A football championship game here
- Idaho Statesman's story of the championship game by Rachel Roberts here
Feel free to give a shoutout to the 2X defending 5A high school football champions on this thread.