Middleton scored on its first four possessions, including a 19-point second quarter, to beat Columbia 37-26 in the 4A Southern Idaho Conference opener for both teams Friday night at Middleton High.
Senior running back Victor Dias rushed 23 times for 206 yards and also threw a touchdown pass for Middleton (1-1).
Middletons Max Foote and Luke Hildebrandt both scored two touchdowns, and the Viking defense forced four turnovers in a game that wasnt as close as the score indicated.
Columbia was led by senior quarterback Austin Schaffer, who completed 13-of-29 passes for 260 yards.
EMMETT 20, MOUNTAIN HOME 7
Emmett trailed after the first quarter, but got three unanswered touchdowns from Hunter Larson, Nathan Hundley and Wyatt Smith to come away with the victory. Hundley scored on 96-yard kickoff return, while Smiths 6-yard run in the fourth quarter iced the win.
FRUITLAND 58, ONTARIO, ORE. 7
Fruitland overcame the early ejection of quarterback Joe Martarano for a big win over Ontario. Sophomore Jarred Seamons took over at quarterback for the Grizzlies, who did not allow Ontario a touchdown until the fourth quarter.
NAMPA CHRISTIAN 26, HOMEDALE 21
Nampa Christian scored 26 unanswered points to stun Homedale. Payton Lewis scored first for Nampa Christian in the third quarter on a 4-yard run. In the fourth quarter, Bradan Brothers caught a 22-yard pass from Trevor Lee, and with 1:28 left in the game, Lee scored on a 1-yard run to finish the comeback. Calvin Black ran for 179 yards on 29 carries with one touchdown for Homedale.
DIETRICH 26, RIMROCK 24
Austin Meyers scored on a 12-yard run with 42 seconds remaining in the game, but Rimrocks two-point conversion failed, giving Dietrich the victory.
WILDER 14, NOTUS 6
Wilder beat Notus for the first time in 13 years, thanks to a stellar defensive effort and two Jaime Miramontes touchdown runs. Miramontes marched in from 17 yards on the first drive of the third quarter and finished the game with 108 yards on 14 carries. Casey Dillon led the Wilder defense with a forced fumble and by constantly disrupting the Notus backfield.
SALMON RIVER 42, PRAIRIE 12
Salmon River scored six unanswered touchdowns in the first half on its way to a nonconference victory. Charlie Shepherd rushed for 150 yards and one touchdown, while quarterback Leighton VanderEsch completed 10-of-13 passes for 124 yards and three TDs.
THURSDAYS LATE RESULTS
ROCKY MOUNTAIN 27, TIMBERLINE 14
Rocky Mountain built a 20-0 lead entering the fourth quarter and held Timberline to only 174 yards of total offense. Rocky Mountain quarterback Riley Bradshaw threw for 160 yards on 14-of-22 passing with two touchdowns and one interception. Four receivers caught three passes from Bradshaw, including Chance Hamilton, who turned those receptions into 73 yards.
BORAH 28, CENTENNIAL 21
The game was tied 21-21 after the third quarter, but Borah held Centennial without a TD in the fourth quarter while adding a score of its own. Borah senior tight end Justin Coburn caught a 58-yard pass from junior quarterback Cole Skinner for the victory. Skinner completed 9-of-22 passes for 231 yards and junior Kion Williams led the Lions with 140 receiving yards and three TDs.