Just for fun and to kill some time while we're waiting for state who are the possible upsets at state? We saw a couple of big ones in the girls tournament who might go down in the boys? For me I have to just about throw out the whole 4A and 2A brackets as they both seem to have the most parity of teams so I don't know if any loss could be considered a huge upset. Obviously Lapwai losing would be the biggest upset but I don't see that happening so that leaves 3 #1's Lake City, Marsh Valley, and Camas County. For me the most vulnerable is LC. They are the top team in the state but there are several quality teams in the tournament that could pull off an upset against them. Next I would say Camas is also vulnerable. I only see 3 teams in the 1AD2 that have a legit shot at winning the title so if Camas goes down it won't be until the championship. MV I think has a very good chance at winning the title and I don't think they get upset but anything is possible.
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I think Kimberly was overlooked by most everyone. Lost 4 games to 4A Jerome and Mnt Home. Split with Snake in the season. In last year's first round lost to Marsh Valley by 3. I think a stronger strength of schedule helped them at state.
Looks like you called this one right Bigfoot! I wouldn’t have called Lake City first round.
Just saying Hilllcrest is a slight favorite with a better big than Pocy has faced and far better shooters as well in the Kesslers averaging 30 a game. Preston is just OK. Doubt if Poky would be any better over Rigby and Madison than 50%. Hillcrest beat Blackfoot by 25 last game if thats your measuring stick.
What’s your point? Poky mercy-ruled Blackfoot on a neutral floor and Hillcrest struggled at home with them. We’ll see. If you don’t think Poky is capable of guarding anyone/everyone team wise, you’re crazy. Yes, Orem is amazing, but Corner Canyon was just alright. Again, a road loss. I bet Hillcrest wouldn’t have done any better than 5-2 with 7 games v Preston & Century. That’s the game I want to see Saturday eve. It’d be nice to have all East in the final.
Hillcrest beat a good Madison team by 11 and 14 and Pocy beat an eight win Canyon Ridge team by eight and lost to a very good Century team twice by 20+
I am a fan of Pocy but their 214 Max Prep ranking is not close to Hillcrests 263 by forty points the highest all divisions in Idaho. Hillcrest undefeated in Idaho only losses to Corner Canyon. Last three quarterbacks Devon Brown 5 star, Ohio State Jaxson Dart 5 star last year USC and 2nd pick in NFL Zack Wilson. Next year Isaak Wilson. Also lost to Orem best high school team I have personally seen in 50 years. Pocy will likely not stop the Kessler brothers and Isaac Davis. Just saying 3rd best Max prep ranking but not the favorite. You are right about Madison.
Also- Madison is not close to top team in 5A. Due to them playing Meridian in basically a home game, it’ll be difficult to even scrape that. If they do, they’ll get dominated by Owyhee.
Nah. Poky is the favorite in 4A. They’ve played a tougher schedule and where Hillcrest struggled both games with Madison, Poky blew their doors off in Rexburg. I REALLY relish a Poky vs Hillcrest matchup Saturday night. In 5A, I’d be shocked if it was any other combination besides Lake City vs Owyhee in the title tilt. 3A- it’s Marsh Valle’s to lose. They’re clearly the best team in 3A.
Hillcrest is the favorite in 4a with Pocy and Jerome next. Marsh Valley playing even through 3 Quarters with powerhouse Oren tells me they are in a league of their own in 3a. Really think 5a Madison is probably top two there with Hillcrest being top team in the state any division. Agree totally Bigfoot Pocy took Lake City to one I believe and Meridians decisive win over Coeur-de-lane gives some perspective on the strength of the North.