The Black and Blue Bowl is here!
Highland looks to capture its 11th-straight victory over Pocatello on Friday in what is one of the more even Black and Blue Bowls of recent memory.
The Thunder (3-0) head into Friday ranked as the top team in 4A while the Rams (3-1) are No. 4 in 5A.
Stay tuned to this story for constant updates throughout the game.
HIGHLAND 7, POCATELLO 0, 7:47 -- Highland just marched down the field with ease. The Rams needed only needed nine plays to go 80 yards and find the end zone.
From the 9-yard line, Highland QB Jack Whitmer ran in the TD. Whitmer, a senior, was fantastic on that opening drive. He completed all three of his passes for 42 yards
-- Pocatello had a nice 11-play drive to open on offense but the drive stalled just outside the red zone and the Thunder couldn't convert on fourth down.
Will say, Poky showed a lot of good things on that drive, most notably this: RB Ryken Echo Hawk ran the ball five times for 39 yards.
HIGHLAND 14, POCATELLO 0, 1:49 -- On 3rd down, Jack Whitmer aired a deep pass down the seam to receiver Ezra Godfrey, who fielded the long ball and sprinted into the end zone.. The Pocatello defender dove at Godfrey's legs and missed.
Whitmer is currently 4 for 5 passing for 116 yards and a TD.
HIGHLAND 21, POCATELLO 0, 7:12 -- On a little dump pass, RB Eli Parrish just palmed the football with one hand, made a cut and dashed in for the 31-yard touchdown. Wow. All Highland so far.