They must wait no longer.
The North Idaho high school football teams that haven’t played their season-opening games get that opportunity tonight.
Post Falls welcomes Mead, which is picked to win the Greater Spokane League; Central Valley travels to Sandpoint; and Lakeland goes to Bonners Ferry (0-1).
Coeur d’Alene (1-0), which topped Flathead of Kalispell, Mont., 21-14 last week, plays host to East Valley in the second Clements Cup. The Clements Cup honors the memory of Jim Clements, who coached Coeur d’Alene to a state title in 1985, the lone season he was at CdA. Clements, who also coached at West Valley and Pullman, concluded his coaching career at EV.
Clements’ 1985 Vikings team will be honored tonight. Kickoff at CdA – and at most games in the area – is at 7 p.m.
In other games, Moscow (1-0) goes to Timberlake (1-0); Clarkston is at Lewiston; Wallace (1-0) visits Kellogg (0-1); Orofino is at St. Maries (0-1); Potlatch visits Priest River (0-1); Lakeside treks to Deary; Clark Fork goes to Troy; and Post Falls Christian plays Sprague-Harrington at Sprague.
Despite winning its season opener, Coeur d’Alene slipped a notch in the first regular-season 5A rankings released this week.
Highland received five of 11 first-place votes and 45 points to nudge CdA, which had four first-place votes and 44 points, into second. Twin Falls (25), Centennial (16) and Meridian (12) round out the top five.
Bishop Kelly received all 11 first-place votes and 55 points in 4A. Sandpoint (31) is ranked third.
The complete rankings are in Stat Sheet.
R.J. Dixon had a goal and two assists and Brandon Eddy connected twice to lead Sandpoint (3-0, 2-0) past Moscow (0-1, 0-1) 4-0 in Inland Empire League action in Moscow.
In other IEL action, Post Falls (2-0, 1-0) routed visiting Lakeland (0-3, 0-2) 5-0.
Becca Stone tallied a goal and two assists and freshman defender Brittany Oakley scored twice on her first two shots as Sandpoint (1-1, 1-1) routed Moscow (0-1, 0-1) 5-0 in IEL action in Sandpoint.
Meredith Dolney had eight kills as Moscow swept Sandpoint 25-8, 25-18, 25-13 in Inland Empire action in Moscow. It was the season opener for both teams.
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