4A Bracket Breakdown
With the 5A preview coming tomorrow, its time to focus on the 4A bracket as plenty of local teams have a great chance of moving on to the semifinals.
The matchup of the weekend has to be the #1 Blackfoot Broncos coming to the Treasure Valley to battle it out against Skyview. The Hawks came on strong as of late and defeated Bishop Kelly by one point last Friday to earn the home playoff game. Blackfoot got the best of Skyview last year in the semifinals, but David Young's squad is hoping this year will be different as they will try and stop Blackfoot's dynamic quarterback, Trae Pilster.
Columbia has had a magical season as they won the most games in school history, but they stumbled in their final two regular season games and will travel to Hillcrest tomorrow night, where the weather forecast is calling for a good chance for snow. The Knights took 3rd in District 6, but don't be fooled. Their only three losses are to Blackfoot, Shelley and 5A Highland so they are battle tested and will be ready to play.
Middleton took the #2 seed from District 3 by virtue of their win against Columbia the last week of the regular season. That gave the Vikings the easiest road to the state championship, but they have to make a long road trip to play Lakeland tomorrow night. The Vikings are a very balanced team and were up on Skyview 17-0 before the Hawks rallied in the 4th quarter for the win.
The other matchup has Pocatello taking on Preston in a game where the Indians are big favorites to advance to the semifinals.