Printed on: September 28, 2013

Calvary Chapel christens new field with 38-6 league win over Mackay


The Calvary Chapel Christian School football team broke in its home field Friday with a 38-6 league win over Mackay.

The Saints, playing their first season as an Idaho High School Activities Association program, held the Miners scoreless until the fourth quarter.

The game on the home field which the Saints built from the ground up over the past year was a dream fulfilled, Calvary Chapel coach John Yadon said.

"We just talked a lot about all the effort a lot of people have put forth and now it was their time to make it all worth while," Yadon said. "We wanted to show our fans we have been working hard and they are the real deal."

Several Saints contributed to the first win of 2013. Quarterback Wyatt Tracy completed 2 of 4 passes for 65 yards, rushed for 42 yards on four carries and caught two passes for 22 yards for a touchdown. Zeke Brown racked up 140 yards on 10 carries for a touchdown, caught a pass for 21 yards and had 24.5 tackles.

Yadon said the Saints made some position changes following their loss to Lighthouse Christian two weeks ago.

"It showed us we had a couple of guys in the wrong spots," Yadon said. "We did some overhaul during our bye. I think that helped a ton."

Calvary Chapel (1-3, 1-0) hosts North Gem on Friday.

FIRTH 59, RIRIE 7: At Firth, Idaho's top-ranked 2A Cougars pounded out 28 points in the first quarter and held Ririe off the scoreboard until the fourth quarter in a Nuclear Conference win.

"The front line did well stopping the run," Firth coach Keith Drake said. "(DeWayne) Hodges is a good running back (for Ririe). I know Riries's banged up. Hopefully they get healthy and can make a run at the playoffs, also."

Drake commended several of his athletes in the win, among them Connor Montgomery, Zak Johnson and Jackson Thompson.

"We spread the ball out," Drake said. "Hopefully, we can be less predictable."

Hodges scored Ririe's lone touchdown in the fourth quarter on a 40 yard run and Javier Garcia sent the ball through the uprights for the point after.

The Bulldogs, whose lineup took a hit with injuries in recent weeks, came through Friday's game healthy.

"Really for us a big goal was to get out of this game without getting somebody hurt and we were able to do that," Ririe coach Josh Stewart said. "Firth's just tough. We struggled at the line of scrimmage on both offense and defense."

Firth (4-1, 1-0) hosts West Jefferson on Friday while Ririe (0-4 ,0-1) plays at South Fremont the same night.

SUGAR-SALEM 72, MALAD 36: At Malad, Sugar-Salem built a 40-20 halftime lead and rolled to a nonconference road win over the Dragons.

"Our offensive line was phenomenal tonight," Sugar-Salem coach Thor Ware said. "They were making holes for our runners, and our runners were finding them."

Jordan Godby and Jared Purser continued to come up big for the Diggers. Godby rushed for 265 yards and three touchdowns on 26 carries and also had a 5-yard reception. Purser had 158 yards and three touchdowns on 11 carries. Teancum Gibson had 77 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries and completed one attempted pass for 5 yards. Derek Ostermiller racked up 78 yards and a touchdown on seven carries.

Sugar-Salem (4-1) has a bye week this week.

MURTAUGH 34, BUTTE COUNTY 32: At Murtaugh, the top-ranked 1A Division 1 Butte County Pirates were upended on the road for their first loss of the season.

The contest was close throughout as the Pirates led halftime 14-12 and maintained a narrow lead after the third quarter. Fourth quarter fumbles proved to be the game-changer.

"We had two or three fumbles in that fourth quarter alone," Butte County coach Sam Thorngren said. "Murtaugh earned it. We made a lot of mistakes. They seemed to want the game more and they seemed more composed when it got right down to it."

Kent Cummins rushed for 154 yards on 22 carries and caught three passes for 15 yards for the Pirates while Kyle Isham had 119 yards on five carries. Isham also completed four of six passes for 43 yards.

Butte County (3-1, 1-1) hosts Grace on Friday.

SALMON 50, SHELLEY JV 6: At Salmon, the Shelley JV scored once in the first quarter and was held off the scoreboard the rest of the way in Salmon's 50-6 win.

Salmon senior quarterback Jedd Tibbitts scored three touchdowns on the ground and threw for two more in the win, including a 99-yard pass to Walker Lowry in the second quarter that head coach Ken Miner said will tie the school record.

"Jedd Tibbitts threw the ball well," Miner said. "Our defense played well overall."

Salmon (2-2) opens conference play Friday at North Fremont.

CLARK COUNTY 45, CAMAS COUNTY 19: At Dubois, Clark County broke open a close game with 20 points in the third quarter for a win over Camas County.

Rhett Egan led the effort with 166 yards and three touchdowns on 16 carries and Landon May had 70 yards and two touchdowns on 12 carries. Marco Hernandez compiled 113 yards on 12 carries for the Bobcats and also had a touchdown.

Clark County quarterback Conner Grover completed six of nine passes for 64 yards and a touchdown. Jake Mickelsen had four receptions for 56 yards and Tyree Laird had two for 26 yards.

On defense, Egan had 15 tackles, an interception and a fumble recovery. Payton Shenton had 12 tackles and Jake Mickelson had eight tackles.

Clark County (2-2) has a bye week this week.

PRESTON 7, BLACKFOOT 3: At Preston, the Indians came out on top in a conference matchup against the Blackfoot Broncos.

After holding strong in what was a defensive battle for the first three quarters, the Indians (2-2 overall, 1-1 conference) were able to finally get on the scoreboard in fourth quarter. The lone touchdown proved to be all that Preston would need.

"To hold Blackfoot, which is a dang good team, to three points, that is awesome," Preston head coach Nick Hyde said. "It felt great."

The Broncos' (0-4 overall, 0-2 conference) lone score came on a 22 yard field goal by Si Hoskins early on, as the junior put Blackfoot on the first with 8:16 left in the first quarter.

ABERDEEN 28, SNAKE RIVER 21 OT: At Aberdeen, the Tigers upset Snake River in overtime for a nonconference win. No further details were available by Post Register deadline.

TETON 49, BEAR LAKE 42 OT: At Montpelier, Teton improved to 4-0 with a nonconference road win in overtime over Bear Lake. No further details were available by Post Register deadline.

NORTH FREMONT 44, WEST JEFFERSON 12: At Terreton, North Fremont opened its Nuclear Conference schedule with a road win over West Jefferson to move to 2-2 overall. No further details were available by Post Register deadline.

CHALLIS 46, SHOSHONE 0: At Shoshone, Challis rolled to a win over Shoshone. No details were available at Post Register deadline.