The Capital vs. Rocky Mountain game usually always has a huge impact in state rankings as well as playoff seedings in the Southern Idaho Conference. Going into the match-ups both teams were ranked top five in the state and were both undefeated in conference play. This is a “new” rivalry. Rocky Mountain just came in three years ago and are the largest, newest and richest school in the state. They are loaded with college level talent and have one of the best coaches in the state. Capital is established and has a rich history of success. They have a winning percentage of 72% over the past 49 years. Capital won the inaugural 28-23, and Rocky won last year at Capital’s homecoming. Capital upset the number 1 team in the state this year and Rocky is in the midst of creating it’s own tradition.


Jake Roper
Rocky Mountain


Colbin Larson

Capital High

Tristan Strickland

Rocky Mountain


Rocky Mountain started the game with the ball and drove down the field with a strong rushing attack. They scored on their first possession. Capital would respond though and also scored on their first possession. The game was back and forth in the first half. Rocky Mountain star running back Jake Roper took over in the second half and led the Grizzlies of Rocky Mountain with four touchdowns. The Grizzlies ended up winning the game 54-36.