The 48th annual “Emotion Bowl”, coined by the late Jim Garchow, the voice of the Skyline Grizzlies, is played to determine the color of the goal posts at Ravsten Stadium. Last year, the Grizzlies of Skyline defeated the Tigers from Idaho Falls after a four-year losing streak and went to the playoffs. Meanwhile, the Tigers had their worst season since 1998 so they had something to prove in this game. The emotions were running at an all-time high as the teams were set for the opening kickoff.
Idaho Falls seemed to have the momentum from the start as they jumped out to an early lead. The Tigers took a 14-3 lead into the half, but Skyline junior quarterback Zak Bennett took control of the second half and was eventually named MVP for his efforts. He took the team down the field on the first possession of the second half and scored. Then a rushing TD and another score by Bennett put Skyline up 24-20 with 4:51 left. The defense held on 4th and goal with 8 seconds left on the clock to secure the 2nd straight win for the Grizzlies. The goal post will remain blue in Ravsten Stadium until next year’s “Emotion Bowl”.
Here is a live broadcast of the game if you didn’t get a chance to see this thrilling rivalry game: mms://idahosports.com/2012FB_Skyline_IF_9_28_12
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- Skyline vs. Idaho Falls 2012