Who you got???? Firth (5-3) vs Malad (2-6)- I was really surprised to see Malad at 2-6 made it in over a 5-3 New Plymouth squad. The whole computer rankings system was already confusing, now I am even more confused. Malad has played some close games against good competition this year. It will be interesting to see how this game goes. Aberdeen (4-4) vs Soda Springs (4-3)- Aberdeen loses another close one last weekend to Bear Lake. Soda has been on a roll since the West Side game. This could be a very good game. Bear Lake (4-4) vs West Jefferson (4-4)- Would have to think that Bear Lake should win this game. It is do or die time and West Jefferson has some good athletes. If West Jefferson doesn't turn the ball over this one could be decided in the 4th quarter. St. Maries (2-1) vs Grangeville (3-2)- League title and playoff birth at stake in this game. Looks like the winner of this game gets a date with West Side.
Football and basketball seem to be big sports for moving up or down or approving a petition. Up is based on proximity only. State okd Castlefords petition to go down but not Murtaugh and Castleford beat Murtaugh in football. For teams with good wrestling and softball will play below there division if they don’t do Squat in football. brings me to another point. Castleford do to poor performance in football and basketball petitioned down. But they won every volleyball game this year. The Sun Valley Community School only play volleyball and basketball in div 2 are to be 2a this year. Keep Petitioning down. Don’t do much in basketball too busy skiing.
but a 2a private school and a d1 school that siccesfullnpetitioned down is in the state tournament in volleyball. I wonder how that will hurt them next classification cycle. Or if it will.