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Idaho Falls 44, Skyline 24 (9/27/13)

September 28, 2013

IDAHO FALLS, ID — The field goal posts at Ravsten Stadium will be black and orange for the next year.

The Idaho Falls Tigers led big early then pulled away in the second half to beat the Skyline Grizzlies 44-24 on Friday night in the annual “Emotion Bowl.” Over 7,000 fans attended the game that was part of the 2013 Great American Rivalry Series presented by the U.S. Marine Corps and Hibbett Sports.

The Tigers had lost the last two in the series, which the Grizzlies own a 27-22 lead in. The two teams share the same field and the winner gets to paint the field goal posts in its colors for the next year.

Receiver Clayton Powell was named the Great American Rivalry Series Most Valuable Player after catching seven balls for 186 yards and two scores (75 and 49 yards). Quarterback A.J. Martin threw for 382 yards and three TDs, while Dakota Baker caught eight balls for 127 yards and a 61-yard score for Idaho Falls, which led 22-0 to start the game.

Quarterback Zak Bennett threw for 228 yards and accounted for two scores for Skyline, which cut the lead to 22-16 at halftime.

Skyline (2-3) hosts next Friday night, while Idaho Falls (5-0) hosts Rigby the following week after a bye.


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What is the Great American Rivalry Series?

Each fall for over a century, high school football has been the centerpiece for families and communities on Friday night. In 2004, iHigh, Inc. created the Great American Rivalry Series to celebrate this uniquely American sport and the cultural phenomenon of “Friday Night in America.” The Series shines the spotlight on top high school football rivalries across the nation, where long-standing traditions are valued, expectations are sky high, and followers are committed.