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No. 1 vs. No. 9: Coeur d'Alene, Post Falls Meet on SWX-TV

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Coeur d'Alene beat Lewiston last week 44-3 (Photo: SWX) Coeur d'Alene beat Lewiston last week 44-3 (Photo: SWX)
Post Falls' lone loss this season came at the hand lf Lake City, who beat the Trojans as time expired on a two point conversion (Photo: SWX) Post Falls' lone loss this season came at the hand lf Lake City, who beat the Trojans as time expired on a two point conversion (Photo: SWX)

by Sam Adams
SWX Senior Anchor

POST FALLS, Idaho - Games don't get much bigger than they do Friday night on SWX. No. 1 Coeur d'Alene vs. No. 9 Post Falls. Epic.

Post Falls is playing for their playoff lives against the top-ranked team in the Inland Northwest. They MUST win to keep their hopes alive. Coeur d'Alene, although ranked No. 1 in the SWX Power Poll, would like to unseat Lake City as Inland Empire Conference champions.

IEL on SWX

(1) Coeur d'Alene
vs.
(9) Post Falls

Fri., Oct. 22
at 7:00 p.m.*

TV: SWX-TV

(*Pregame starts at 6:45 p.m.)


Both the Trojans and Vikings have high expectations for Friday.

"If they lose they're out, so we're both in a position where we kind of need this game," explained Vikings head coach Shawn Amos. "For Post Falls, our fans will travel well. It'll be a big crowd, it'll be fun."

"It's been a dogfight to be in the playoffs for the last couple of years and it's such a competitive league," said Post Falls coach Jeff Hinz. "Our season is on the line on Friday and as we talk to the kids this week, the playoffs have started now. There's no more margin of error for the Trojans anymore."

To say there's no more margin of error isn't hyperbole. The Trojans understand the stakes and welcome the opportunity. And so do the Vikings.

"It'll definitely be a battle, they have some big boys," said Coeur d'Alene senior lineman Drew Morena. "But we're pretty big too. I think, matched up position-for-position, we definitely look better on paper, but that's why you play the game. I think there's no doubt, I think we're going to go and get it done."

If there's one thing for certain, fans can expect a close game Friday night.

Coeur d'Alene's only loss this season was a narrow loss in non-conference play on the road in Vancouver. Post Falls' only loss - a conference loss - came on a two-point conversion as time expired against Lake City.

Friday's game gets underway at 7 p.m. On SWX-TV. Pregame coverage begins at 6:45.

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