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Weekly Rewind (9/5 - 9/10)
Among this week's highlights: a seven-year losing streak snapped, overtime battles, and signature performances
Published: 9/12/2022 9:21:40 AM
Brandon Baney
Managing Editor/Broadcaster
brandon@idahosports.com
 

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FOOTBALL

Rocky Mountain 17, Eagle 10

The Grizzlies won on the strength of their defense, which forced four turnovers. Rocky’s points came on a 20-yard touchdown pass from Tegan Sweaney to Luke Luchini, a 22-yard strike from Sweaney to CJ Jacobsen, and a 22-yard field goal from Dawson Anderson. Eagle scored on an 87-yard touchdown from Brett Liljedahl to Ian Duarte, and a 34-yard field goal from Justin Haas.

Meridian 56, Middleton 7

The Warriors cut through Middleton’s defense with impeccable efficiency. Zeke Martinez completed 3-of-4 passes for 78 yards and two touchdowns. As a team, Meridian piled up 329 rushing yards on the night.

Rigby 49, Bonneville 14

Rigby led this non-conference battle 42-0 at halftime. Luke Flowers completed 15-of-18 passes for 201 yards and four touchdowns to lead the way for the Trojans.

Mountain View 34, Owyhee 31

The Storm battled hard, but ultimately, Mountain View made enough plays to earn the conference win. The Mavericks defense forced five turnovers, including a pick six from Maximus Maile. Offensively, Justin McGee rushed for 124 yards and two scores, and also threw a 25-yard touchdown to Collin Rogers on a halfback pass. Owyhee quarterback Matt Irwin was 30-of-39 passing for 304 yards and three touchdowns.

Kuna 35, Borah 28 (OT)

Gus Austin scored on a four-yard run in overtime to give Kuna the comeback win over Borah. The Kavemen trailed 28-12 entering the fourth quarter, but rallied back to send the game to overtime.

Post Falls 28, Sunnyside (WA) 25

The Trojans survived a tough non-conference battle against Sunnyside. For the second week in a row, running back Jake Bustamante led the attack, rushing for 282 yards and two touchdowns.

Lewiston 52, Clarkston (WA) 12

The Bengals claimed the annual Battle of the Bridges rivalry game, the 132nd is history according to the Lewiston Tribune. Efficiency was the name of the game for Lewiston as Jackson Lathan rushed for 140 yards and two touchdowns on just seven carries.

Blackfoot 21, Hillcrest 6

The Broncos survived a low-scoring affair in their High Country Conference opener against Hillcrest. An eight-yard touchdown pass from Jaxon Grimmett to Deegan Hale was the only score of the first half, as Blackfoot took a 7-0 lead into halftime. Hillcrest answered with a four-yard run from Britton Lords to bring the Knights to within 7-6 in the third quarter. The Broncos slowly pulled away with a five-yard run from Kort Capson and a three-yard pass from Grimmett to JaVonte King.

Bishop Kelly 47, Ridgevue 0

The Knights rushed for 237 yards as a team in the Southern Idaho Conference opener for both teams. Peter Minnaert ran for 35 yards and two scores for Bishop Kelly.

Skyline 34, Thunder Ridge 27

The first edition of the Berger Bowl went to Skyline, as father (Scott Berger, Skyline head coach) defeated son (Michael Berger, Thunder Ridge head coach). Lachlan Haacke threw for 190 yards and three touchdowns in the win. Kenyon Sadiq caught seven passes for 122 yards and two touchdowns for the Griz, as well. Thunder Ridge was paced by Carter Koplin, who rushed for 133 yards and a touchdown.

Minico 54, Mountain Home 0

The Spartans improved to 4-0 overall and 1-0 in the Great Basin Conference in a runaway win over Mountain Home.

Emmett 55, Lake City 27

In a neutral site game played at Oregon’s Baker High, the 4A Huskies rolled past the 5A Timberwolves. Lake City actually jumped out to a 20-7 advantage, but from there, Emmett caught fire and couldn’t be stopped. Right before halftime, Emmett’s Dakota Perry connected on a Hail Mary to Isaac Brennan to put the Huskies in front 28-20. Perry threw for 206 yards and five TDs in the win.

Burley 42, Shelley 38

Burley won another shootout to improve to 3-0 on the year.  Gatlin Bair hauled in 11 receptions for 132 yards and three touchdowns, while Jacob Williams caught ten balls for 166 yards and a score.

Pocatello 27, Twin Falls 7

After allowing Twin Falls to score on their opening drive of the game on a 13-yard pass from Austin Crum to Daulton Carter, the Thunder pitched a shutout the rest of the way. IdahoSports.com Player of the Game Ryken Echohawk led the way with 17 carries for 156 yards and two touchdowns. The game also marked the debut of the brand-new Lookout Field, Pocatello’s first true home facility. Pocatello High held Homecoming festivities to celebrate.

Homedale 41, Baker (OR) 14

The Trojans romped to another non-conference win, their second over an out-of-state opponent in 2022. After holding a tenuous 14-7 lead at halftime, Homedale turned on the jets in the second half to run away. IdahoSports.com Player of the Game Rylan Binford led the way with touchdown runs of 16, five and one yard.

Sugar-Salem 34, Star Valley (WY) 7

The Diggers improved to 4-0 on the season. Sugar-Salem rushed for 237 yards as a team, and saw Tanner Hawkes, Danny Neal, Josiah Bosco and Tate Cutler all score rushing touchdowns.

Weiser 50, Grangeville 14

The 3A Wolverines rolled past 2A Grangeville in a non-conference matchup. Andrew Enders completed 10 of 11 passes for 204 yards and four scores in the win.

South Fremont 21, Aberdeen 14

Class 3A South Fremont rallied past 2A Aberdeen late to earn the win. The Cougars started the scoring with a Hunter Hobbs touchdown run, and South Fremont led 7-0 at halftime. Aberdeen answered in the third quarter with a Brody Beck touchdown run. The Tigers also ran in the two-point conversion for an 8-7 lead after three quarters. In the fourth, Gage Driscoll threw a touchdown pass for Aberdeen and the Tigers extended the lead to 14-7. South Fremont answered when quarterback Bryce Johnson ran in a score to cut the gap to 14-13, as the Cougars missed the PAT. Finally, with 1:29 remaining, Johnson ran in another touchdown to give South Fremont the come-from-behind, 21-14 win.

Kimberly 34, Fruitland 27

The Bulldogs improved to 3-0 on the year with another high-explosion offensive day. Kade Larson completed 24-of-35 passes for 359 yards and three TDs, and also added 71 yards rushing for Kimberly.

West Side 46, Marsh Valley 20

The Pirates’ winning streak extended to 35 in a row with a win over Class 3A Marsh Valley. As a team, West Side piled up 405 rushing yards. Parker Moser led the way with 181 yards and two touchdowns, while Easton Shurtliff chipped in 122 yards and two scores.

North Fremont 50, Malad 16

The Huskies rolled to the non-conference win over Malad on Friday night, improving to 3-0 in the process.

Deer Park (WA) 7, Kellogg 0

After scoring 50-plus points in each of their first two games, the Wildcats were shut out on Friday by Washington’s Deer Park High.

Bear Lake 21, Firth 14

In a game that was tied at 14-all at halftime, a third quarter touchdown pass from Tayson Neal proved to be the difference. Overall, Neal completed 16-of-24 passes for 212 yards and three scores. Rhett Lloyd, Tyler Beresford and Bryson Crane all caught touchdowns for Bear Lake in the win.

Melba 78, Orofino 0

The Mustangs rolled up 340 yards on the ground in the win. Gabe Shaffer rushed for 200 yards and three touchdowns, while Cache Beus was 6-of-8 passing for 102 yards and two scores. In a 78-0 win, kicker Vicente Acosta also delivered. He was a perfect 10-of-10 on point after kicks.

Wendell 14, Ririe 6

The Bulldogs struck first in the opening quarter when Carter Huntsman scored on a 15-yard run. But Wendell pitched a shutout the rest of the way, intercepting two passes on defense. They also received 39 rushing yards and a touchdown from Jesse Chavez.

Oakley 56, Murtaugh 14

Oakley jumped out to leads of 14-0 after one quarter and 42-6 at halftime in their conference opening win over Murtaugh.

Raft River 30, Lighthouse Christian 26

The Trojans earned a tight win over Lighthouse Christian in their conference opener thanks to a late touchdown pass from Tate Whitaker to Gabe Briggs. Whitaker was 11-of-16 passing for two touchdowns, and added 97 yards and two scores on the ground. Kole Spencer racked up 141 yards rushing, and also came away with five tackles and an interception on defense.

Butte County 66, Watersprings 44

A 36-0 first quarter propelled the Pirates past Watersprings in a game that was fairly even the rest of the way. The Pirates spread the wealth around with their running game, as Cory Gamett (89 yards), Treyton Allen (80), Rebel Beard (80), and Rawson Twitchell (78) all put up impressive numbers.

Prairie 56, Potlatch 52

The Pirates outlasted the Loggers in a wild Whitepine League contest. Among the standouts: Prairie’s Trenton Lorentz, who rushed for 262 yards and two touchdowns. Lorentz also caught four passes for 117 yards and two touchdowns. Colton McElroy threw both touchdowns to Lorentz, and added two rushing scores and a kickoff return for a touchdown.

Notus 62, Clearwater Valley 22

The Pirates of District 3 sent a big message to the rest of the state in a runaway win over Clearwater Valley of District 2. IdahoSports.com Player of the Game Carter Woodland rushed for 247 yards and found the end zone three times. Eli Hill also rushed for 115 yards and three TDs. Defensively, Tristan Aspiazu led the way with seven tackles, a sack, and two forced fumbles. Nico Sullivan added five sacks.

Kendrick 74, Wilber-Creston-Keller (WA) 6

This game was called off by the Wildcats in the third quarter, which makes Kendrick’s 74 points all the more impressive. The Tigers scored 22 points in each of the first two quarters, before putting up 30 in the third before the game was called.

Dietrich 68, Rockland 26

Another week, another dominant win by Dietrich. Cody Power led the way with 257 yards and five scores on the ground, 207 yards and two touchdowns through the air, a punt return for a touchdown, and 12 tackles on defense.

Castleford 8, Grace 0

An early score from the Wolves stood tall, as Castleford improved to 2-0 with an unusually low-scoring 8-man football game.

Council 30, Lewis County 26

In a wildly entertaining contest, Josh Gipe scored on a one-yard run with just 34 seconds to play, giving Council the 30-26 lead. On the ensuing kickoff, Lewis County’s Wyatt Webb returned the ball all the way to the Lumberjacks’ seven-yard line, which gave the Eagles a chance. As time expired, Ty Hambly threw a pass into the end zone for Noah Watson. The momentum of the pass took Watson out of the end zone, though, and back to the one-yard line, where he was brought down. The Eagles finished a yard shy of the miracle win, and now both teams sit with 2-1 records on the year.


VOLLLEYBALL

Coeur d’Alene 3, Post Falls 2

The Trojans were picked as the preseason favorites in the Inland Empire League, but Coeur d’Alene earned a hard fought 19-25, 25-23, 25-21, 25-27, 15-11 victory on Tuesday night. Madi Symons led the Vikings with 26 kills, 13 digs and three blocks. Post Falls was paced by Kylie Munday’s 22 kills, 26 assists and 14 digs.

Post Falls 3, Lewiston 2

After the Trojans dropped Tuesday’s heartbreaker to Coeur d’Alene, they fell behind to Lewiston on Thursday two sets to none. The Bengals surged ahead 25-19 and 25-20, but from there, Post Falls rallied, winning the next three sets 25-23, 25-18, 15-7 to earn the league win.

Highland (Pocatello) 3, Century 0

The 5A Rams swept their crosstown rivals, 4A Century, on Tuesday night, by scores of 25-20, 25-15, 25-20. Both teams are expected to seriously contend in their respective classifications.

Thunder Ridge wins Triple Threat Tournament

The Titans claimed the Triple Threat Tournament title in Idaho Falls on Saturday with a 2-1 win over Rigby in the championship match.

Lakeland wins Rip-A-Shot Tournament

The Hawks went to Freeman High School in Washington over the weekend, and won the notoriously difficult Rip-A-Shot Tourney. Lakeland went 5-0 in preliminary play before defeating Liberty Lake’s Ridgeline High 25-18, 25-18 to win the title.

Idaho Falls 3, Blackfoot 1

The Tigers earned the High Country Conference win over Blackfoot on Wendesday. Averi Look led the way with 12 kills and seven digs. Sydney Hess added 24 assists and eight digs for Idaho Falls.

Ririe 3, Marsh Valley 0
Ririe 3, Teton 0
Marsh Valley 3, Teton 0


In a highly entertaining tri-match on Tuesday, the 2A Bulldogs swept a pair of 3A programs. Brianna Scott tallied 24 kills and eight aces across the pair of matches for Ririe. Marsh Valley salvaged the night by sweeping Teton.

Clearwater Valley 3, Nezperce 2

The 1AD1 Rams earned a come-from-behind win over the 1AD2 Nighthawks on Wednesday night. After Nezperce jumped out to a 2-0 set lead with 25-16 and 25-22 wins, Clearwater Valley rattled off wins in the final three sets by scores of 25-16, 25-16, 18-16.

Butte County 3, Murtaugh 2

In a battle of top-five teams in the 1AD1 classification, the Pirates earned a home win on Thursday over Murtaugh. Tavie Rogers led the offense with ten kills, while Isabella Duke dug out 19 balls for Butte County.

Horseshoe Bend 3, Troy 0
Horseshoe Bend 3, Orofino 0
Troy 3, Orofino 0


In a tri-match on Saturday, the 1AD2 Mustangs swept the 1AD1 Trojans and 2A Maniacs, before Troy did the same to Orofino. Annelie Wilson tallied 46 digs, 33 kills, ten aces, six assists and two blocks across both matches for Horseshoe Bend. Aliyah Meyer added 61 assists, 28 digs, and eight kills. In Troy’s win over Orofino, Olivia Tyler was 14-for-14 in service with five aces. She also dishes out 15 assists.

Deary 3, St. John Bosco 2

The Mustangs knocked league-leading St. John Bosco on Tuesday night in a 23-25, 25-20, 25-22, 25-27, 15-7 victory in the Whitepine League. At one point in the match, Triniti Wood racked up ten consecutive points in service for Deary.


BOYS SOCCER


Lewiston 2, Post Falls 1

Teddy Kessler put the Bengals on top 1-0 with a goal 17 minutes into Wednesday’s Inland Empire League contest. After Post Falls’ Miles Muggleston knotted things up in the 50th minute, Kessler scored for the second time in the 77th minute to deliver a dramatic victory for Lewiston.

Sandpoint 1, Lake City 0

A goal from Eoin Eddy stood tall, as the Bulldogs earned their first win over Lake City since 2017 on Thursday.

Burley 4, Twin Falls 0

The Bobcats shut out the Bruins in a Great Basin Conference match on Tuesday. Isaac Magana scored twice for Burley in the win, while Jose Quintero and Tristan Vega also found the net. Playing in 102 degree weather, Burley moved the ball well throughout the match, as four different players assisted on Burley’s four goals.

Blackfoot 3, Idaho Falls 2

Cooper Hanson scored the winning goal late in the second half for Blackfoot on Thursday.

Sun Valley Community School 4, Bliss 3

The Cutthroats survived a tough battle from Bliss in a conference match Wednesday. Walker Pate scored twice for Sun Valley, while Jack Verhaeghe and Sebastian Lerner also found the net.

Priest River 5, St. Maries 4

The Spartans survived a wild Intermountain League battle with St. Maries on Wednesday. Tyler Engelson scored a hat trick for Priest River, while Zach Engelson scored the other two goals for the Spartans. St. Maries was paced by Lance Hamblin, who found the net twice. Cody Reed and Ben Martin scored the Lumberjacks’ other goals.

Wendell 3, Sun Valley Community School 2

For the first time in seven years, the Trojans bested the Community School in a boys soccer match. Omar Ibarra scored first for Wendell. Diego Torres provided the assist. Santiago Hurtado scored the second goal off of a penalty kick. The final, and winning, goal came from Torres. Hurtado assisted.


GIRLS SOCCER


Rocky Mountain 2, Middleton 0

The Grizzlies received goals from Ari Siwek and Kaitlyn Slocum to earn the win on Tuesday over Middleton. Bea Levi also pitched a shutout in net for Rocky Mountain, and came up with three saves.

Centennial 6, Capital 0

Asia Lawyer found the net four times for the Patriots in a shutout win over Capital on Tuesday night.

Rigby 2, Thunder Ridge 2

The High Country Conference rivals drew in their league opener on Thursday. Emily Adams gave the Trojans a 1-0 lead early in the contest, and Rigby maintained that lead at halftime. Just a minute into the second half, Thunder Ridge’s Willow Rhoda tied the game at one apiece. From there, each side scored again to earn the tie.

Centennial 1, Bishop Kelly 0

Asia Lawyer was at it again for the Patriots on Thursday night. This time, though, the single goal she scored was enough as Centennial won the non-conference matchup.

Canyon Ridge 2, Twin Falls 0

The Riverhahwks defeated their crosstown rivals on Thursday night. The loss was the first for the defending 4A champs since August 20th, 2021. The Bruins had won 26 matches in a row prior to Thursday’s loss.

Pocatello 1, Century 0

The Thunder won their conference opener Thursday, thanks to Lexi Wells. Her goal was the difference in a tight win.

Bonneville 2, Shelley 1

The Bees took a hard fought High Country Conference matchup from Shelley on Tuesday. Bees keeper Maya Medrano came through with 12 saves, and defended 19 shots on goal overall from the Russets. Ali Ellsworth scored both goals for Bonneville in the win, and Reagan Flynn assisted on both goals as well.

Bonneville 2, Idaho Falls 2

The bitter rivals battled to a draw on Saturday in a match that featured injuries to Idaho Falls’ top two keepers, yellow cards and disallowed goals. Regan Flynn scored in the first half to give the Bees a 1-0 lead before Idaho Falls scored back-to-back goals from Keeley Combo to grab a 2-1 lead. Ali Ellsworth scored the equalizer in the second half for Bonneville, and neither side could grab the lead from there.









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