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Northwest Notes Nov. 22, 2022

| November 22, 2022 1:00 AM

High school boys basketball jamboree tonight at Lake City

COEUR d'ALENE — Post Falls and Sandpoint will join Lake City for a boys basketball jamboree tonight at 5 at Lake City High.

Each team will play two quarters against the other two teams.

The schedule — Post Falls vs. Sandpoint, 5 p.m.; Sandpoint vs. Lake City, 5:40; Lake City vs. Post Falls, 6:20.

The jamboree is a fundraiser for Idaho's Youth Endowment for Activities, designed to defray costs for teams traveling to state tournaments.

Vandals' McCoy named Jerry Rice Award finalist

Idaho redshirt freshman quarterback Gevani McCoy was named one of 25 Jerry Rice Award Finalists by Stats Perform, the organization announced Monday.

The award is given to the national freshman of the year for the FCS subdivision.

McCoy is one of five quarterbacks on the list. He is the only quarterback to lead his team to the FCS playoffs. He also has the most touchdowns passes among freshmen with 25 and is second with 2,376 yards despite missing the season finale at Idaho State.

He is first in completion percentage (68.0%) and in passer rating (168.4). He has only thrown five interceptions so far this season.

Of the 25 players on the list, only five are playing in the playoffs. Saint Francis WR Makai Jackson, UC Davis DB Rex Connors, William & Mary DB Jalen Jones and Montana punter Patrick Rohrback join McCoy in the postseason.

McCoy missed the regular-season finale against Idaho State but is expected to return to lineup against Southeastern Louisiana in the first round of the FCS playoffs on Saturday (4 p.m. PST, ESPN+).