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B2 Post Register Friday, October 31, 2014 SPORTS second behind Shelley and dominating their playoff opener from start to finish. “It’s a lot of fun,” South Fremont coach Chad Hill said. “Our defense was playing tough, flying to the ball, and it was good to see that in the first half. And our offense controlled the line of scrimmage in the first quarter. It was good to see us play that physical.” South Fremont came out determined to estab- lish the run, and piled up 35 yards on its first four carries to get a first and 10 at the American Falls 30. After a 1-yard loss, the Cougars switched to the air, and quarterback Junior Gonzalez responded with a 14-yard pass to Rod Cov- erley on third and 6. On the next play, Huber ran through a huge hole on the left side and went nearly untouched into the end zone. “We were really relying on our line to open things up for us, and they did a great job,” said Huber, who finished with 58 yards and two touchdowns on 13 carries. South Fremont’s second drive was just like the first, with Cody Tucker and Huber running behind a strong line. Huber capped it off with another TD run, this one from 2 yards. Gonzalez again went to the air, hitting senior Garrett Remington with back-to-back touchdown passes, from 70 and 32 yards. On both plays, Gonzalez bought time in the pocket while Rem- ington ran away from his defender. “Junior can read cov- erage if we need to throw it,” Hill said. “Once he starts scrambling, his eyes are downfield and he makes a lot of plays for us after that initial play breaks down.” Gonzalez (15 of 19, 290 yards, 4 TDs) ended the half with another TD pass, this one a 6-yard TD pass to sophomore Blake Bartschi to make it 33-0. Bartschi was a force on both sides of the ball. The 6-foot-6, 170-pounder caught four passes for 40 yards, and also was a con- stant presence from his defensive end position. He made at least five plays behind the line of scrim- mage and batted down two passes. “He hasn’t been like that all year, but tonight he made some plays,” Hill said. “He looked good coming off the edge.” The Cougars (7-2) advance to a second-round game against the winner o Saturday’s Sugar-Salem at Snake River game. South Fremont has played both teams this year, falling to Snake 56-12 in the season opener and beating Sugar 20-15 in the regular-season finale. it worked out great. I’m happy to be back.” Derrick Favors had 17 points and 11 rebounds for the Jazz, who fell behind by 30 points in the first half of a difficult back-to- back after an opening loss to Houston at home. “It was tough,” Favors said. “Both of these teams are playoff teams and good teams. At the same time, we’ve got to play better defense.” Chandler signed a four- year contract with the New York Knicks after the title season and was reacquired in an offseason trade. He made all five shots and had 13 points and six rebounds in his first game in front of the fans who considered him a crucial part of Dallas’ championship mix. Mavericks newcomer Chandler Parsons matched Nowitzki with 21 points and had seven rebounds in his home debut after a rough start in a sea- son-opening loss at San ntonio. “I definitely wanted to bounce back,” said Parsons, who had five points on 2-of-10 shooting in a 101-100 loss to the Spurs. “You never want to play like I did in the first game.” With a new cast of quick and athletic players moving the ball around him, Nowitzki had plenty of good looks with his one- legged fadeaway and went 9 of 13 from the field. The Mavericks shot 55 percent, thanks to a fast start that included four alley-oop dunks in the first quarter. Gordon Hayward and Trey Burke scored 16 apiece for the Jazz. Burke had a game-high seven assists. At Arco, the Butte County High School foot- ball team overcame a six- point halftime deficit and shut out Glenns Ferry in the second en route to a 43-22 win in the first round of the 1A Division I state football playoffs Thursday night. Butte County coach Sam Thorngren said the combination of the Pirates changing their defense late in the first half and Glenns Ferry losing its starting quarterback in the third quarter turned the tide in a game against a familiar opponent. “They changed a lot of things up from the first time we played them,” Thorngren said. “About halfway through the second quarter when we switched our defense — it was the defense we run the least amount. We ran our even front. We really slowed them down at that point.” Butte County quar- terback Jon Isham had a solid night, completing 7 of 13 passes for 237 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. Three of his touchdowns were to Zac Harrell, who led the Pirates in both receiving (4 for 184) and rushing (6 for 99). Schooner Collins, who ran in a second-quarter touchdown, rushed for 90 yards on 17 carries and Keller Lambson caught a 53-yard touchdown pass from Isham in the fourth quarter. Brett Waymire ran in Butte County’s final touchdown in the fourth quarter and finished with 10 yards on four carries. Pirates running back Jeremie Hjelm left the game with a recurring ankle injury from early in the season, but Thorngren said Hjelm felt “OK” after the game. Butte County (9-0) awaits the result of today’s Kamiah-Horseshoe Bend for its next opponent. WEST SIDE 66, SALMON 14: At Dayton, no. 2 West Side jumped to a 38-0 lead and rolled to a win over Salmon in the first round of the 2A state football playoffs. Salmon got a 10 yard touchdown recep- tion from Brett Cole to Zack Miner as the clock expired in the second quarter and a 91-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Jon Thi- bault with 2:03 left in the second quarter. “They beat us in every phase of the game,” Salmon coach Ken Miner said. “They ran right over the top of us. They’re a good football team. Well- coached.” Thibault rushed for 113 yards on 13 carries and Quinton Hildreth made four receptions for 58 yards for Salmon, which ends the season at 2-6. “We got kinda hit by the injury bug,” Miner said of the season. “It’s a tough thing. We’ve just got a lot of work to become a top-tier 2A team. We really struggled defensively this year.” CAREY 42, MACKAY 0: At Carey, second-ranked Carey kept Mackay off the scoreboard and rolled to a victory in the first round of the 1A Division 2 playoffs. The Panthers (8-1) scored on runs of 51 and 49 yards in the first quarter, then added two more TD runs in the second before hitting on a 32-yard TD pass with 2:14 left in the half. Carey added a TD run midway through the fourth to complete the scoring. Mackay finishes its season at 3-6. LIGHTHOUSE CHRIS- TIAN 59, CLARK COUNTY 16: At Twin Falls, Light- house raced to a 59-0 halftime lead and cruised to a win over Clark County in the first round of the 1A Division 2 play- offs. The top-ranked Lions (9-0) led 14-0 after the first quarter, then put the game away with 45 points in the second quarter, including 22 points in the final 2:02 of the half. Clark County scored twice in the third quarter, on a 13-yard run from Tresten Eddins and a 2-yard run by Connor Grover. Clark County ends its season at 3-5. RAFT RIVER 76, CHALLIS 14: At Challis, Raft River rolled past Challis in the first round of the 1A Division 1 play- offs. The Vikings trailed 28-8 at halftime, but had two touchdowns called back by penalty and were stopped inside the Raft River 1 on the last play of the half. “I’m proud of my kids,” Challis coach Josh Franks said. “We had Raft River worried in the first half. But we turned it over two or three times in the third quarter and it got away from us.” Challis ends the season 3-6. SOUTH FREMONT 39, AMERICAN FALLS 6 American Falls 0 0 0 6 — 6 South Fremont 19 14 0 6 — 39 First quarter SF-Huber 17 run (A. Popactl failed kick) SF-Huber 2 run (A. Popactl failed run) SF-Remington 70 pass from J. Gonzalez (A. Popactl kick) Second quarter SF-Remington 32 pass from J. Gonzalez (A. Popactl kick) SF-Bartschi 6 pass from J. Gonzalez (A. Popactl kick) Fourth quarter American Falls- 46 pass (failed pass) SF-Barney 25 pass from J. Gonzalez (A. Popactl failed kick) INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING - SF, C. Tucker 9-63; D. Huber 13- 58, 2 TDs; J. Gonzalez 8-27; T. Elliott 4-23. PASSING - SF, J. Gonzalez 15-19-0-290; C. Tucker 1-1-0-7. RECEIVING - SF, G. Remington 3-104, 2 TDs; T. Barney 4-83, TD; C. Tucker 3-43; B. Bartschi 4-40, TD; R. Coverley 1-17; D. Huber 1-10. WEST SIDE 66, SALMON 14 Salmon 0 6 0 8 — 14 West Side 14 24 14 14 — 66 First quarter West Side- 29 pass (run) West Side- 20 run ( failed run) Second quarter SAL-Miner 10 pass from B. Cole (failed pass) West Side- 25 pass (run) West Side- 1 run (run) West Side- 76 pass (run) Third quarter West Side- 2 run (failed run) West Side- 37 run (run) Fourth quarter SAL-Thibault 91 kickoff return (B. Cole run) West Side- 13 run (failed pass) West Side- 29 run (run) INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING - SAL, J. Thibault 13-113; B. Cole 4-(-20). PASSING - SAL, B. Cole 10-18-0-0. RECEIVING - SAL, Q. Hildreth 4-58; Z. Miner 4-29; D. Deering 2-8. BUTTE COUNTY 43, GLENNS FERRY 22 Glenns Ferry 16 6 0 0 — 22 Butte County 8 8 13 14 — 43 First quarter Glenns Ferry- 60 (pass) BC-Harrell 77 pass from J. Isham (C. Coburn run) Glenns Ferry- 19 run (run) Second quarter Glenns Ferry- 70 run (failed run) BC-Collins 3 run (Z. Harrell run) Third quarter BC-Harrell 27 pass from J. Isham (C. Coburn kick) BC-Harrell 57 pass from J. Isham (C. Coburn failed pass) Fourth quarter BC-Waymire 3 run (C. Coburn kick) BC-Lambson 53 pass from J. Isham (C. Coburn kick) INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING - BC, Z. Harrell 6-99; S. Collins 17-90, TD; B. Waymire 4-10, TD; K. Cummins 1-3; J. Isham 4-(-2). PASSING - BC, J. Isham 7-13-0-237. RECEIVING - BC, Z. Harrell 4-184, 3 TDs; K. Lambson 1-53, TD; S. Collins 2-2. LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN 59, CLARK COUNTY 16 Clark County 0 0 8 8 — 16 Lighthouse Christian 14 45 0 0 — 59 First quarter Lighthouse Christian- 12 pass (failed kick) Lighthouse Christian- 3 run (run) Second quarter Lighthouse Christian- 21 run (failed pass) Lighthouse Christian- 29 pass (run) Lighthouse Christian- 31 run (run) Lighthouse Christian- 21 pass (pass) Lighthouse Christian- 25 interception (kick) Lighthouse Christian- 62 run (kick) Third quarter CLK-Grover 2 run (R. Egan run) CLK-Eddins 13 run (pass) CAREY 42, MACKAY 0 Mackay 0 0 0 0 — 0 Carey 16 20 0 6 — 42 First quarter Carey- 49 run (run) Carey- 51 run (pass) Second quarter Carey- 32 pass (pass) Carey- 45 run (failed pass) Carey- 2 run (failed run) Fourth quarter Carey- 15 run (failed pass) P reP S coreboard POCATELLO — It took one play for the Shelley High School foot- ball team to leave a gigantic fin- gerprint on its 3A state playoff game versus Buhl. Quarterback Tyler Freder- ickson tossed to Byron Leck- ington, who took a few strides to his right and threw a deep ball to a wide open Tyler Bean. Buhl prevented a touchdown, but the play went 65 yards. A play later, Jason Hathaway ran into the end zone from 11 yards out. The 48-second opening drive foreshadowed the destruction to follow. Shelley dominated Buhl from start to finish en route to 69-7 rout Thursday night at Holt Arena. Compared to recent years, Shelley’s 5-3 regular season record this year looked atro- cious. But the Russets doused many doubts with their perfor- mance Thursday night. After the Russets’ light- ning-quick opening drive, the defense forced a three-and-out. Shelley faced a fourth and 1 on the next drive, but Hathaway easily converted on a short run. Leckington sprinted 39 yards for a touchdown on the next play, making the score 14-0 less than halfway through the first quarter. Three drives later, after each team punted, Buhl took posses- sion at their 18 yard line. Tegon Tonge lost 2 yards on the first play. On the next play, quarter- back Brayden Israel attempted a screen pass. Shelley’s Marcus Johnson read it perfectly, inter- cepting the pass and strolling into the end zone to put Shelley up by three touchdowns. Buhl got on the board at the start of the second quarter. A 28-yard run by Tonge and a face- mask penalty put the Indians in the red zone, and Tonge deliv- ered on a 2-yard touchdown run. The Indians would go the final 35:24 without so much as sniffing the end zone. Shelley answered Tonge’s score with a 13-play, 89-yard drive that culminated in a 5-yard run by Hathaway. Hathaway fin- ished with 123 total yards and two touchdowns. He also had a great punt return to Buhl’s 30 yard line five plays after his 5-yard score. It took Shelley seven plays to score after Hathaway’s punt return. Leckington (104 passing yards, 81 rushing, two TDs) found the end zone from 11 yards out. At this point, Buhl was in a 28-point hole. It kept on digging. Two plays into Buhl’s ensuing drive, Israel threw way over JC Juker’s head and into the hands of Braxton Smith. The Russets took advantage of the intercep- tion, taking six plays to score (a 1-yard run by Jonathon Car- ranza). That was the last score of the half. Shelley led 42-7. The Russets only slightly decreased the heat in the second half. Carranza (17 rushing yards, two TDs) scored on an 8-yard run to increased the lead to 42. Buhl went three-and-out on the next drive. Shelley took as many plays to score anothe touchdown. This time, Rollin Sutherin (57 rushing yards, 1 TD) ran one in from 24 yards out. Two drives later, Shelley went on a 10-play drive. But the result was familiar: a touchdown run, this time by Blake Mardsen. Shelley’s final touchdown came with 5:15 left in the game. Justin Jensen found a hole, broke a tackle and scampered into the end zone from 30 yards. The Russets outgained the Indians 514-171, and even that number is misleading. Buhl, against Shelley’s third-stringers, gained 64 yards on two long passes during its penultimate drive. That drive fittingly ended with an interception by Carranza. Like Thursday, Shelley will play the late game at Holt Arena on Nov. 6. The Russets will face the winner of Gooding and Parma, who play tonight. Russets back on track, pound Buhl Big second half lifts Butte County to win POST REGISTER HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL Victor This Week’s Games Marlowe GAME OF THE WEEK: Aberdeen vs. Firth Last Week: 13-1 11-3 12-2 Season Record: 99-22 91-30 90-31 Timberline vs. Madison, 6 p.m. / Friday Madison Timberline Madison Skyline at Capital, 7 p.m. / Friday Capital Capital Capital Kuna at Rigby, 6 p.m. / Friday Rigby Rigby Rigby Buhl vs. Shelley, 8 p.m. / Thursday at Holt Arena Shelley Shelley Shelley Sugar-Salem at Snake River / 1 p.m. Saturday Snake River Snake River Snake River S. Fremont vs. Am. Falls / 5:30 p.m. Thur. at Holt Arena South Fremont South Fremont South Fremont Salmon at West Side, 6 p.m. / Thursday West Side West Side West Side Bear Lake at North Fremont, 2 p.m. / Saturday North Fremont North Fremont Bear Lake West Jefferson at Wendell, 7 p.m. / Friday West Jefferson West Jefferson West Jefferson Firth at Aberdeen, 7 p.m. / Friday Firth Firth Aberdeen Glenns Ferry at Butte County, 7 p.m. / Thursday Butte County Butte County Butte County Raft River at Challis, 6 p.m. / Thursday Raft River Raft River Raft River Mackay at Carey, 6 p.m. / Thursday Carey Carey Carey Clark County at Lighthouse, 7 p.m. / Thursday Lighthouse LIghthouse Lighthouse n Shelley made a statement in first game of the 3A state playoffs B y VICTOR FLORES vflores@postregister.com From Page B1 JAZZ From Page B1 COUGARS