Remington Chapman carried the Firth High School football team to the 2A District 6 regular-season title Friday night in Ashton.
Chapman scored five touchdowns on the ground and Firth beat North Fremont 32-16.
The win gave Firth (5-3, 3-1) the district’s top seed in the 2A state tournament. The Cougars will play Soda Springs on Thursday night at Holt Arena. North Fremont (5-3, 2-2) will take the second seed and will play West Side on Friday at Holt Arena; the time has not been decided.
Chapman scored on 17- and 65-yard TD runs in the first quarter, had a 61-yard TD run in the second and 59- and 1-yard TD runs in the fourth. Chapman finished with 144 yards on 20 carries.
“He got loose on us,” North Fremont coach Ben Lenz said.
For North Fremont, Blake Oberhansley scored on a 45-yard TD run in the first and Riggen Cordingley had a 1-yard touchdown run in the third.
The win completed a big turnaround for Firth, which was facing playoff elimination following a loss to Ririe on Oct. 6. But the Cougars bounced back to beat West Jefferson last week.
“It’s funny how that works,” Firth coach Keith Drake said. “Now the kids were able to fulfill one of the goals they had set, and that’s winning the district title.”
FIRTH 32, NORTH FREMONT 16
Firth 14 6 0 12 — 32
North Fremont 8 0 8 0 — 16
F - Remington Chapman 17 run (run good)
NF - Blake Oberhansley 46 run (run good)
F - Chapman 65 run (run failed)
F - Chapman 61 run (run failed)
NF - Riggen Cordingley 1 run (run good)
F - Chapman 59 run (run failed)
F - Chapman 1 run (run failed)
RUSHING — North Fremont: Cordingley 28-148, Oberhansley 24-130, Bridger Lenz 3-10.
PASSING — North Fremont: Lenz 3-5-0 55
RECEIVING — North Fremont: Paul Wynn 2-36, Chris Hansen 1-19
SKYLINE 14, MADISON 7: At Rexburg, a touchdown pass with 15 seconds left in the game lifted Skyline over Madison for a nonconference win in the regular season finale for both teams.
The win sends the Grizzlies into the 4A state playoffs on a seven-game win streak.
Skyline led 7-0 at halftime off a Caleb Mayes 35-yard touchdown reception from Dylan Bialas. Madison did not score until a game-tying 34-yard touchdown pass from Jordan Porter to Karson Hastings in the third quarter.
Mayes rushed for 148 yards on 20 carries while Kyler Morgan rushed for 133 yards on 25 carries for the Grizzlies. Bialas completed four of seven passes for 45 yards, two touchdowns and one interception while Mayes caught two passes for 36 yards and a touchdown for Skyline (7-2).
Malachi Valora rushed for 33 yards on two carries while Karson Hastings rushed for 23 yards on five carries for Madison. Jordan Porter completed 11 of 28 passes for 149 yards and Hastings caught five passes for 108 yards and a touchdown for Madison (6-3).
SKYLINE 14, MADISON 7
Skyline 7 0 0 7—14
Madison 0 0 7 0—7
SKY—Caleb Mayes 35 pass from Dylan Bialas (Analee Cortez kick good)
MAD—Karson Hastings 34 pass from Jordan Porter (Chris Edstrom kick good)
SKY—#3 4-yard pass from Bialas (Cortez kick good)
RUSHING—Skyline: Mayes 20-148, Kyler Morgan 25-133, Lukas Herrmann 7-36, Luke Ruiz 1-(-1); Madison: Malachi Valora 3-33, Hastings 5-23, Blake Moseley 12-22, Porter 6-22
PASSING—Skyline: Bialas 4-7-1 45; Madison: Porter 11-28 149
RECEIVING—Skyline: Mayes 2-36, Morgan 1-5, #3 1-4; Madison: Hastings 5-108, Joe Dougherty 3-33, Coy Backstein 1-22, Moseley 2-(-14)
BLACKFOOT 28, POCATELLO 24: At Blackfoot, Rayce Shelley and Cayden Cornell connected on two touchdown passes and Blackfoot rallied past Pocatello.
The Broncos trailed 24-22 following a Pocatello field goal midway through the fourth quarter. But Shelley hit Cornell with a TD pass to give Blackfoot the lead, and the Broncos got a stop of fourth down to seal the win.
No other details were available.
Blackfoot finishes the regular season 3-6 overall and 2-3 in 4A District 5-6. Pocatello fell to 4-5 and 2-3.
BUTTE COUNTY 46, NORTH GEM 6: At Arco, Keyan Cummins and Brett Waymire ran wild as Butte County rolled to a win over North Gem in the regular-season finale.
“Our line really owned it tonight,” Butte County coach Sam Thorngren said.
Cummins had a huge game, piling up 271 yards and three touchdowns on 21 carries. Waymire’s output wasn’t as big but it was productive, as he finished with 108 yards and three touchdowns on just 10 carries.
Waymire and Grant Waddoups-Hamm each had two of Butte County’s five interceptions while Bridger Hansen led the way with 14 tackles.
“We played really good defense,” Thorngren said.
Butte County (6-1) opens the playoffs at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Holt Arena; the opponent hasn’t been determined.
BUTTE COUNTY 46, NORTH GEM 6
North Gem 0 6 0 0 — 6
Butte County 12 16 6 12 —46
BC - Brett Waymire 25 run (run failed)
BC - Waymire 5 run (pass failed)
BC - Waymire 24 run (Ty Twitchell run)
NG - 20-yard pass (pass failed)
BC - Keyan Cummins 7 run (Twitchell run)
BC - Dylan Beard 3 run (run failed)
BC - Cummins 37 run (run failed)
BC - Cummins 27 run (run failed)
RUSHING - Butte County: Beard 3-9, Twitchell 11-59, Bridger Hansen 2-48, Cummins 21-271, Waymire 10-108, Dante Bernal 5-63, Sage Cummins 1-5.
PASSING - Butte County: Waymire 1-3-0 11
RECEIVING - Butte County: Twitchell 1-11
WATERSPRINGS-CLARK COUNTY 54, ROCKLAND 22: At Rockland, the trio of Carter Eddins, Matt Murdock and Kyson Poletti helped Watersprings-Clark County run past Rockland in its regular season finale.
Eddins, Murdock and Poletti scored two touchdowns each for the Warcats, who led 24-16 at halftime and 40-22 after three quarters.
“They were playing out of their minds,” Watersprings-Clark County coach Aaron Booth said. “It’s a pretty tough three-headed monster. They had an awesome game on both sides of the ball.”
Poletti rushed for 117 yards on 16 carries for two touchdowns and completed one of five passes for 56 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Murdock rushed for 204 yards on 12 carries for two touchdowns and Eddins rushed for 174 yards on 14 carries for two touchdowns. Ty Pardon made one reception for 56 yards and a touchdown.
Watersprings-Clark County (6-2, 4-1 conference) is the second place team from 1A Division II District 5-6. Booth said he believes the Warcats open the playoffs against Lighthouse Christian next week with time and place to be determined.
WATERSPRINGS-CLARK COUNTY 54, ROCKLAND 22
Watersprings-Clark County 8 16 16 14 — 54
Rockland 16 0 6 0 — 22
W—Matt Murdock 64 run (Carter Eddins run)
R — Hunter 30 run (Parrish run)
R — Hunter 38 run (Woodworth pass from Matthews)
W—Murdock 52 run (Ty Pardon from Kyson Poletti)
W—Carter Eddins 41 run (Braysen Bramwell run)
W—Poletti 23 run (Branwell run)
R — McClanahan 45 pass from Passish (conversion failed)
W—Pardon 56 pass from Poletti (Kobe Korrell from Poletti)
W—Poletti 9 run (Cheque Gonzalez run)
W—Eddins 57 run (run failed)
RUSHING— Watersprings-Clark County: Murdock 12-204, Poletti 16-117, Eddins 14-174. Rockland: McClanahan 12-38, Parrish 14-36, Hunter 8-100-2, Permann 2-11, McLean 1-7.
PASSING —Watersprings-Clark County: Poletti 1-5-1 56. Rockland: Parrish 7-17-175-1-0, Matthews 1-1-3-0-0, Permann 1-4-21-0-0.
RECEIVING — Rockland: Matthews 4-84, Woodworth 1-3, McClanahan 2-55-1, Hunter 1-36, Parrish 1-21. Watersprings: Pardon 1-56
SNAKE RIVER 34, PRESTON 7: At Preston, 3A Snake River rolled to a nonconference win over 4A Preston. No other details were available.
The Panthers finish the regular season 5-3 overall; they open the 3A state playoffs with a bye and then host a quarterfinal game either Nov. 3 or 4.
MACKAY 52, SHO-BAN 6: At Mackay, the Miners raced to a 26-6 lead in the first quarter and cruised to a win over Sho-Ban.
Jakoda Whitworth powered the fast start, running in from 30-yards out and adding a 98-yard interception return for a touchdowns. Whitworth finished with 112 yards on three carries.
Caleb Green added two scores, one on a 45-yard run and a second on a 35-yard pass from Dallin Green.
Dallin Green completed 5 of 11 passes for 115 yards.
The win gives the Miners (2-4, 2-3) a spot in the 1A Division 2 state playoffs as the fourth seed from District 5-6. Mackay will play Carey next week, but not date or site has been determined.
MACKAY 52, SHO-BAN 6
Sho-Ban 6 0 0 0 — 6
Mackay 26 14 6 6 —52
M - Caleb Green 45 run (Chase Green pass from Dallin Green)
M — Sereck Peterson 60 punt return (run failed)
M — Jakoda Whitworth 30 run (run failed)
SB — Austin Baldwin 44 pass to Colten Baldwin (run failed)
M — Whitworth 98 interception return (run failed)
M — C. Green 35 pass from D. Green (Whitworth run)
M — Peterson 45 run (run failed)
M —Kyle Peterson 25 pass from D. Green (run failed)
M —Whitworth 70 run (run failed)
RUSHING - Mackay: C. Green 6-70, Riley Johnson 1-1, D. Green 3-21, Bryson Woodbury 1-1, S. Peterson 5-72, Whitworth 3-112, C. Green 1-11.
PASSING — Mackay: D. Green 5-11-0 115
RECEVING — Mackay: C. Green 3-83, S. Peterson 1-6, K. Peterson 1-25