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Here are the top performances that caught our attention across the state in the first round of the Idaho high school football playoffs. Did we miss anyone? Tag us on Twitter or Instagram @SBLiveID and let us know. Names are in alphabetical order. (Lead photo by Brian Losness)

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Matt Almgren, Watersprings RB

Had a 65-yard touchdown reception on the first play of the game. And ran for 231 yards and four touchdowns on 13 carries The Idaho Falls Post Register.

Jaxon Buck, Eagle WR

Caught six passes for 78 yards and a touchdown in a 49-0 win over Thunder Ridge, reports The Idaho Statesman.

Elok Christoferson, Sandpoint K

Kicked a 25-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to lift the Bulldogs over Hillcrest in a 4A state playoff opener.

Kaleb Demuzio, Highland RB

Rushed for a season-high 242 yards on 39 carries and a touchdown in a 5A playoff win over Meridian. (READ MORE)

Lance Hanna, Nampa PK

Booted a game-winning 42-yard field goal in the final seconds to beat Middleton in the 4A playoffs. (READ MORE)

Tommy Hauser, Post Falls WR

Caught 18 passes for 182 and two touchdowns, including a 79-yard touchdown reception and two-point conversion to pull within three with 1:45 left. (READ MORE / PHOTOS)

Hunter Howerton, Horseshoe Bend RB

Ran for 152 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-28 win over Castleford, per The Idaho Statesman.

Ja’Vonte King, Blackfoot WR

Caught six passes for 104 yards and a career-best four touchdowns as the Broncos beat Vallivue in the 4A playoffs.

Seth Knothe, Bishop Kelly RB

Turned 25 carries into 144 yards and four touchdowns in a 35-0 win over Pocatello, reports The Idaho Statesman.

Taylor Marcum, Timberline RB

Rushed for a game-high 226 yards and all four of his team’s touchdowns in a 5A playoff win over Skyview, all with a club-like cast on his left arm.

Ky McClure, Middleton QB

Tossed for 246 yards on 18 of 25 passes completed and four touchdowns, reports The Idaho Statesman.

Jrew Plocher, Watersprings QB

Completed 7 of 13 pass attempts for 281 yards in the air, 103 rushing yards and four touchdowns in a 1A-D2 opening round win over Hansen, reports The Idaho Falls Post Register.

Leyton Smithson, Mountain View RB

Took 21 carries for 218 yards and three total touchdowns: two receptions and one run, reports The Spokesman-Review.

Dalan Thompson, Jerome QB

Passed for 289 yards and a touchdown in a 4A playoff loss to Moscow.

Kooper von Brethorst, Weiser WR/DB

Hauled in a Brett Spencer pass in the first half, and had two second-half interceptions in a 3A playoff win over Fruitland. (READ MORE)

Dawson Wahl, Mountain View QB

Third string quarterback who stepped in during the second quarter of Mountain View's 44-41 thrilling win over Post Falls and threw two touchdown passes — including a back-breaking 73-yard wheel route in the fourth quarter — and ran in another. (READ MORE / PHOTOS)

Camden Young, Skyview WR

Had seven catches for 114 yards, and a touchdown in a 5A playoff loss to Timberline.


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