The Minico Spartans upset #1 and previously unbeaten Skyview Hawks 29-28 in the 4A state semifinal contest at Minico High School Friday Night! For the first time in school history the Minico football team will be headed to the state championship! The game will be held at the Holt Arena on Friday, November 17th at 8:15pm. Minico will face defending state champs, Skyline Grizzlies on Championship weekend.
Minico got to the championship after the most epic and amazing game ever played on Bill Mathews Field. The Spartans struck on the first possession taking an early 7-0 lead. After falling behind right before the half 14-7 the Spartans had the ball inside the 10 yard after a muffed punt by Skyview. Facing 4th down with 4 seconds left Minico’s Kasen Jones got the call, got stuck at the one and with an incredible extra effort spun and scored with no time left on the clock tying up the score right before half.
That momentum continued into the kickoff as Minico tied up Skyview Running back on the kickoff before Minico’s Aiden Van Tassell stripped the ball and ran into for an improbable score. The Spartans held on into the 4th quarter not relenting the lead until the 4 minute mark. The Skyview Hawks marched down and scored taking the lead 28-21.
With the Spartans backs against the wall the resolve and resilience shined through. With great runs from Larry Vega and Colter May, and some great passing from Johnny Perrigot to Nicky Caldera, the Spartans were able to take the ball inside the 5 with under 2 minutes to go. It was then that senior Tim Miller punched in for the score.
With capacity crowd all on their feet the Spartan coaches went for two and the go ahead score. There was no hesitation and it was the right call. Tim Miller took the hand off around the end, shed off a tackler and finished into the end zone. The score put the Spartans up 29-28.
The defense held strong on Skyview’s last possession. After repeated remarkable catches by their D1 receiver the secondary and pressure up front came up big. Without time outs the Skyview Hawks could only watch the clock run down as the Spartans took victory formation. Players and coaches held hands and helmets in the air. Coaches ran the sidelines and hugs began.
Maybe it was the lucky train that came through at 4 minutes left or having the stars aligning but the Minico players and coaches held strong and came up with the win. They gave everything and the reward is an opportunity to play in a state championship game.
The Spartans have gained the respect of the state. The exciting thing is they are not done. Come support the Spartans on Friday on their quest for a championship and let’s pack the Holt!!
The Minico Football team defeated the Century Diamondbacks 22-13 in the state quarterfinals on Friday. This moves the Spartans into the State Semifinals which is an accomplishment that has only happened one other time in school history!
The state semifinals will be a matchup with the Skyview Hawks out of Nampa and District 3 which will be hosted at Minico this Friday Nov 10th @ 7:00pm on Bill Matthew Field. Skyview is currently ranked #1 and undefeated with a couple of close victories in their SIC league. Skyview defeated the Idaho Falls Tigers to reach the semis. The Spartans will be up for the challenge and are excited for the opportunity to play for the right to go to the state championship next week. Full brackets are posted on idahosports.com.
The game will be sponsored by the IHSAA. The cost to attend is $6 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. IHSAA and Dairymen cards will be honored. The game will be broadcast in audio on Idahosports.com and broadcast live on the NFHSnetwork.com. The cost to watch the game is about $10 online.
The student section “The Red Zone” has a theme of “night on the slopes” for fridays game. Wear your ski gear, dress warm, and cheer loud. We’ll see everyone at the game! Go Spartans!!
The Minico Spartans are playing the Century Diamond Backs at 7:00pm, Friday November 3rd in the State Quarterfinals. After having a bye the Spartans are ready for war. The game will be at Bill Matthews Field in Spartanville! Please come cheer on our boys to the semifinals by showing up early and wearing camo for camo night. We’re all behind you! Go Spartans!!
Below is the information for the Boys and Girls Basketball Clinics for grades 4th – 8th You can register at the door and have this registration form filled out. Thank you!
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Fall Basketball Camp Oct 2017
The Varsity Football Team is once again Great Basin Conference Champions in 2017!! The win on friday night in the cold and rain at Jerome sealed the deal. After a victory last week versus the Twin Falls, Bruins 21-7, the Spartans were in a position friday night to win the conference crown before heading into their senior night contest with Wood River on Oct 20th. The Spartans led 48 – 7 in the 3rd quarter and the clock began to run. The conference title trophy resides again in Minidoka after a visit to Wood River last year. Senior night will start this Friday at 7:00pm.
More importantly the Spartans grab the District 4 number #1 seed heading into the state playoffs. The Spartans will have a bye on Oct 27th which will put them into the state quarterfinals where they will face the winner of Boise #4 or East Idaho #2 (teams are not yet determined). The game will be played on November 3rd at 7:00pm @ Minico.
The JV game at Wood River will at 5:00pm on Wednesday October 18th. The freshmen Wood River game has been canceled due to no team for Wood River. There has been an additional game added for the freshmen on Thursday October 19th at 5:00pm @ Minico vs the Burley JV team who had their game with Canyon Ridge canceled this coming week as well.
Good luck to all teams!
District Cross Country meet will be held at C.S.I. Wednesday Oct 18th at 4:00pm. State will be at Eagle Island in Meridian on October 28th
District Swimming meet will be held at the indoor pool facility at Jackpot, Nevada on Saturday Oct 28th. Time TBA. State will be held in Meridian at the YMCA Pool off of Eagle Road and Chinden on Friday and Saturday Nov 3rd & 4th.
Good luck in Districts and State! Go Spartans!
The Minico Football program swept the Century Diamondbacks this week. The freshmen won 45-6 and the JV won 28-20
Friday Night the Minico Spartan Football team got into a shootout early putting up 35 points in the first half and then rolling to a 55-35 victory of Century on a warm September night. The Spartans have their first conference game on September 8th against their rivals @ Burley. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00pm. Go Spartans!
The Rocky Mountain Rumble begins Friday, August 25th at 5:30pm in the Holt Arena. Come support the Spartans as they take on Grantsville High School out of Utah. The Spartans look to get back on top of the Great Basin Conference and start the year off with a solid performance. Bring your red and gold and see you in the dome!
The Schedule for JV and Freshmen football teams are unique this week. The Freshmen team will take on Highland at 7:00pm Wednesday, August 23rd at the ICCU football field at 7:00pm which is the I.S.U. practice field in Pocatello just north of the Holt Arena. The JV will take on Highland the next night on August 24th at the same place and same time 7:00pm. Go Spartans!!
Note: Seating for the JV game and freshmen is limited to grass so place be prepared to bring a lawn chair or blanket. FYI