Local teams vie for 4A championship

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Bishop Kelly and Skyview prepare for the 4A championship.

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - The Skyview Hawks head into unfamiliar territory. After last week's 61-25 win over Jerome, the team is in its first state championship in school history. But you can't tell by talking with its starting quarterback.

"We're not trying to make it a dream, we're not trying to make it a one-time thing," said Anthony Marin, Skyview's senior quarterback. "We're trying to make it as normal as possible and our practice plan the whole week and up to the game is going to be the same as it is every week."

The Hawks match up with Bishop Kelly. The Knights beat Skyview in week one, 14-10.

"I really thought if we had an opportunity to get to the state championship we would probably meet them becuase they are a very good football team," said Tim Brennan, Bishop Kelly head coach.

"We knew from the beginning that we'd have to face them sometime later in the year if we wanted to go all the way and that's how everything planned out," said Cole Oliver, Bishop Kelly senior linebacker.

Since that defeat, Skyview has reeled off 10 straight wins to be 10-1. Bishop Kelly is a perfect 11-0.

"Both teams are dialed in now so you know exactly what you have," said Skyview head coach David Young. "This game is tougher and it's tougher to prepare for." 

"It's a pleasure to play someone like that because they are good," Brennan said. "And if you are able to beat a team like that, you know you've accompished something."

"We look to teams like that, that play great football all the time," Marin said. "They are 11-0 for a reason."

But respect between the two will go out the window once they butt heads.

"It's going to be a dog fight," Oliver said. "They are a very good, tough, physical team."

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Bronco Stadium. The 1AD2 championship between Council and Salmon River begins at 5:00 p.m.