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Timberwolves Take Historic Leap To No. 1

Wed., Oct. 29, 1997

For the first time in its four-year history, the Lake City High School football team is ranked No. 1 in the A-1 Division II rankings in this week’s Associated Press Idaho high school football poll.

Sandpoint fell from the top spot after a 41-34 overtime loss to then-No. 3 Lewiston.

The Bulldogs were the only casualty among No. 1 teams in voting by the state’s sportswriters and broadcasters, falling to fourth after one week at the top and making room for the Timberwolves, a 33-7 winner over A-2 power Lakeland.

Lake City has a good chance of finishing the season ranked No. 1. The Timberwolves host cross-town rival Coeur d’Alene Thursday at 7 p.m. The Vikings are 1-7.

With the upset of Sandpoint, Lewiston moved up one spot to No. 2 in the A-1 Division II rankings, while Hillcrest moved up two spots to No. 3 after shutting out Minico, 30-0. Bonneville still got a first-place vote but fell to fifth after a 30-20 loss to unranked Madison.

Among the biggest schools, undefeated Highland of Pocatello remained atop the A-1 Division I rankings after a 35-7 victory over Boise. Centennial fell two spots to fourth after a 28-14 loss to Skyline of Idaho Falls, which entered the poll at fifth.

Capital and Idaho Falls, both idle last week, moved up one spot each to second and third, respectively.

Snake River in A-2 was one of three unanimous No. 1 picks - Highland and A-4 Hagerman were the others - as the unbeaten Panthers beat American Falls.

Buhl kept its record perfect by winning its final regular-season game and moved up one spot to No. 2 after a victory over Jerome. Bishop Kelly’s 26-19 loss to unranked Weiser dropped the Knights to third and put the Wolverines in the poll at No. 5. Sugar-Salem remained fourth with a 42-0 shutout of South Fremont.

Glenns Ferry lost a little ground to idle North Fremont, but the Pilots’ 20-19 overtime victory over Declo in their regular-season finale was enough to keep them atop the A-3 rankings. Homedale and Grangeville traded places at third and fourth despite both teams recording victories, and Parma stayed at No. 5 with a 27-12 victory over New Plymouth.

, DataTimes MEMO: This sidebar appeared with the story: IDAHO PREP FOOTBALL POLL This week’s Associated Press Idaho high school football poll with first-place votes in parentheses and records for games through Oct. 25.

A-1 Division I Team W L Pts. 1, Highland (12) 8 0 60 2, Capital 6 2 38 3, Idaho Falls 6 2 31 4, Centennial 6 2 21 5, Skyline 6 2 19 Others receiving votes: Twin Falls.

A-1 Division II Team W L T Pts. 1, Lake City (9) 7 1 0 57 2, Lewiston (2) 6 1 1 46 3, Hillcrest 5 3 0 27 4, Sandpoint 5 3 0 24 5, Bonneville (1) 5 3 0 10 Others receiving votes: Madison, Nampa, Eagle, Mountain Home.

A-2 Team W L Pts. 1, Snake River (12) 8 0 60 2, Buhl 8 0 46 3, Bishop Kelly 7 1 27 4, Sugar-Salem 6 2 23 5, Weiser 5 3 10 Others receiving votes: Marsh Valley, Lakeland.

A-3 1, Glenns Ferry (7) 7 1 52 2, North Fremont (3) 7 1 41 3, Homedale (2) 8 0 36 4, Grangeville 8 1 28 5, Parma 6 2 9 Others receiving votes: Kamiah, West Side, Wendell, Firth.

A-4 1, Hagerman (12) 8 0 60 2, Mackay 5 2 48 3, Oakley 4 4 35 4, Wilder 4 3 18 5, Raft River 3 5 8 Others receiving votes: Murtaugh, Marsing.

Eight-man 1, Carey (8) 8 0 55 2, Deary (1) 8 0 43 3, Lakeside (2) 7 1 34 4, Cambridge (1) 8 0 30 5, Rockland 7 1 13 Others receiving votes: Camas County.

This sidebar appeared with the story: IDAHO PREP FOOTBALL POLL This week’s Associated Press Idaho high school football poll with first-place votes in parentheses and records for games through Oct. 25.

A-1 Division I Team W L Pts. 1, Highland (12) 8 0 60 2, Capital 6 2 38 3, Idaho Falls 6 2 31 4, Centennial 6 2 21 5, Skyline 6 2 19 Others receiving votes: Twin Falls.

A-1 Division II Team W L T Pts. 1, Lake City (9) 7 1 0 57 2, Lewiston (2) 6 1 1 46 3, Hillcrest 5 3 0 27 4, Sandpoint 5 3 0 24 5, Bonneville (1) 5 3 0 10 Others receiving votes: Madison, Nampa, Eagle, Mountain Home.

A-2 Team W L Pts. 1, Snake River (12) 8 0 60 2, Buhl 8 0 46 3, Bishop Kelly 7 1 27 4, Sugar-Salem 6 2 23 5, Weiser 5 3 10 Others receiving votes: Marsh Valley, Lakeland.

A-3 1, Glenns Ferry (7) 7 1 52 2, North Fremont (3) 7 1 41 3, Homedale (2) 8 0 36 4, Grangeville 8 1 28 5, Parma 6 2 9 Others receiving votes: Kamiah, West Side, Wendell, Firth.

A-4 1, Hagerman (12) 8 0 60 2, Mackay 5 2 48 3, Oakley 4 4 35 4, Wilder 4 3 18 5, Raft River 3 5 8 Others receiving votes: Murtaugh, Marsing.

Eight-man 1, Carey (8) 8 0 55 2, Deary (1) 8 0 43 3, Lakeside (2) 7 1 34 4, Cambridge (1) 8 0 30 5, Rockland 7 1 13 Others receiving votes: Camas County.


 

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