Printed on: November 17, 2012

Salmon River tops Lighthouse for 1A Division II crown


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Leighton VanderEsch threw for 330 yards and ran for 174 more to lead Salmon River to a 53-38 win over Lighthouse Christian in the 1A Division II state title game Friday night at Eagle High School.

VanderEsch completed 28 of 43 passes for 330 yards and two touchdowns and ran 29 times for 174 yards and four more scores as Salmon River claimed its third state title in the past six years.