Live Updates on High School Football Games in Idaho: 2022 Season

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In the fall of 2022, Idaho’s high school football landscape exploded with the addition of four new teams — and it hasn’t stopped yet. The state is still seeing more schools announce their intentions to join the action in 2023 and beyond. The news has been especially uplifting for fans of small-town programs, as more than a dozen teams have joined the fun in recent years — including Idaho’s first new public team since 2016. Four programs also made the jump from junior varsity status to full varsity competition during this period as well.

Season:Idaho School Football 2022
Team:IDHSAA
State:Idaho
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Ada-Belleville Broncbusters

The Ada-Belleville Broncbusters will join the state’s high school football landscape in 2022. The program will begin its inaugural season that fall at home against the Boise State Broncos in Ada. The Broncbusters will play their home games at Broncbusters Field at Oak Glen, which will be renamed for the team. The Broncbusters have signed a group of players from Texas and Indiana to play for the program. A large group of the Broncbusters’ players are from Ada-Kera and the surrounding communities. A member of the Idaho High School Activities Association, the Broncbusters are overseen by athletic director Jake Harrington, who is also the team’s head coach.

Blackfoot Tigers

The Blackfoot Tigers will begin play in the fall of 2022 as a member of the Idaho High School Activities Association. The Tigers will play their home games at Blackfoot Community College’s Blackfoot Field. The Tigers’ head coach will be Brian Allen, who’s spent the past 20 years as an assistant coach on the Blackfoot football team. Allen will be one of two assistants on the Tigers’ staff; the other will be the Tigers’ director of football operations, Shane Hickman. The Tigers have signed a group of players from around the country. Those players will be drawn from multiple Blackfoot-area high schools.

Coeur d’Alene Wolves

The Coeur d’Alene Wolves will enter the Idaho High School Football League (IHSF) in the fall of 2022 as a member of the IHSF’s South Division. The Wolves will play their home games at Albertson Stadium on the campus of North Idaho College. The Wolves’ head coach will be Gregg Wiegand, who’s spent the past two decades as an assistant coach on the Coeur d’Alene football team. Wiegand will be assisted by his son, Jacob Wiegand, who’ll serve as the Wolves’ defensive coordinator. The Wolves have signed a group of players from across the country, including players from several Coeur d’Alene-area high schools.

Idaho Vandals

The Idaho Vandals will begin play as a member of the Idaho High School Activities Association in the fall of 2022. The Vandals will play their home games at Boise State’s Albertsons Stadium in Boise. The Vandals’ head coach will be J.R. Worsley, a former Boise State quarterback who will make his return to the Boise State gridiron. Worsley previously kept busy as the offensive coordinator at Western State, Washington State, and Utah State. Worsley will be assisted by Tim Medlin, who’s spent the past 17 years as the Boise State Vandals’ head coach. The Vandals have signed a group of players from around the country, including several Idaho-area players.

Kootenai East Cougars

The Kootenai East Cougars will debut in the fall of 2022 as a member of the Idaho High School Activities Association. The Cougars will play their home games at Coeur d’Alene High School. The Cougars’ head coach will be Kelly Roloff, who most recently served as the head coach at Coeur d’Alene High School. Roloff will be assisted by Mike Hiris, who’s spent the past five years as the head coach at Coeur d’Alene High School. The Cougars have signed a group of players from around the country, including a few Idaho-area players.

Post Falls Wildcats

The Post Falls Wildcats will debut in the fall of 2022 as a member of the Idaho High School Activities Association. The Wildcats will play their home games at Idaho State’s Holt Arena in Boise. The Wildcats’ head coach will be Kirk Williams, who’s spent the past two decades as an assistant coach at Idaho State, including the past 15 years as the Idaho State women’s basketball coach. Williams will be assisted by his wife, Rachel. The Wildcats have signed a group of players from across the country, including several Idaho-area players.

Star Bengals

The Star Bengals will enter the Idaho High School Activities Association in the fall of 2022 as a member of the Northwest Division. The Bengals are expected to play their home games at the Coeur d’Alene High School Bismarck Field. The Bengals’ head coach will be Travis Dodge, who’s spent the past 21 years as an assistant coach on the Coeur d’Alene football team. Dodge will be assisted by Eric Miller, who’s served as an assistant coach on Coeur d’Alene’s football team the past six years. The Bengals have signed a group of players from around the country, including several Idaho-area players.

Summarized schedule for 2022 season

The following teams are expected to play in the 2022 high school football season in Idaho. (All times are local.) For a more in-depth look at the 2022 season, click here. – Ada-Belleville Broncbusters vs. Boise State Broncos, September 2 – Blackfoot Tigers vs. Ferris High School, September 9 – Coeur d’Alene Wolves vs. Pocatello High School, September 16 – Idaho Vandals vs. Boise State Broncos, September 23 – Kootenai East Cougars vs. Coeur d’Alene High School, September 30 – Post Falls Wildcats vs. Boise State Broncos, October 8 – Star Bengals vs. Boise State Broncos, October 15 – Summarized schedule for 2022 season

League information

The Idaho High School Activities Association currently operates in three divisions: Northwest (1A), Heartland (2A), and Southwest (3A). The 2022 IHSF season will begin with a 15-game regular season, which is followed by a seven-game tournament (all 15 teams) followed by the IHSF State Championship Game. The 2022 IHSF season will also include a school-funded travel team rule that will allow schools to field teams with a minimum of six players. The Idaho High School Activities Association is overseen by a Board of Control comprised of representatives from each participating high school in the state. That board is chaired by state senator John E. Moolenaar.

Future expansion

As of 2018, the Idaho High School Activities Association has a waiting list of more than 200 prospective new schools. To join the action in 2022, those schools will have plenty of time to apply for admission during the 2021-2022 school years. The IHSF also has discussed the possibility of adding a new class of football programs in 2023. However, the IHSF will first have to determine whether it will continue to add new high school football programs in that decade. That discussion will take place during the 2021-2022 school years. The IHSF will also discuss possible expansion in 2023 while considering its 2023 season. If the IHSF decides to expand, it will likely do so in 2024. The 2024 season would be the first year that the new programs would begin play.

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