CAPITAL 28, TIMBERLINE 7
The Eagles Tarik Littlejohn had 11 receptions for 142 yards and two touchdowns, and TJ Clarke carried the ball 23 times for 150 yards as Capital rolled to a 5A Southern Idaho Conference victory Friday night at Dona Larsen Park.
TJ ran hard and protected the football and had a good night for us, Capital coach Todd Simis said. ... Tarik had a lot of catches early in the game. .... We were just trying to get him the ball and let him do his thing.
Quarterback Makena Simis was an efficient 17-of-23 for 143 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing for a third score.
Kicker Conner Poulson, who plays all over the field for Capital, also got in on the passing action. Lining up as a receiver, Poulson took a pass from Simis, which he then threw down the sideline to Littlejohn for a 47-yard score.
Todd Simis credited his defense, which held Timberline without a score until the fourth quarter when quarterback Grant Hruby connected with Brady Jones on a 23-yard pass.
The defense played great, Simis said. I thought our defense didnt give up many first downs until deep, deep, deep into the game.
EAGLE 56, MERIDIAN 44
Eagles 21-point first quarter gave the Mustangs enough of a head start to survive a shootout at Thunder Stadium. Eagle quarterback JT Williams was 15-of-18 passing for 285 yards and four TDs, while counterpart Jake Berard threw for 106 yards and ran for 180 with three TDs. Eagles Austin Diffey caught six passes for 132 yards, ran for 46 and scored four TDs. The teams combined for 1,109 offensive yards and 14 touchdowns.
CENTENNIAL 41, VALLIVUE 7
Centennial snapped its three-game losing streak to begin the season in a big way, dismantling Vallivue. Kody Brock scored three times for the Patriots, while teammate Darian Seifert ran for 153 yards and a 71-yard touchdown. Vallivues Kado Johnson ran for 152 yards and the Falcons touchdown.
SKYVIEW 41, EMMETT 20
Skyview held a 35-0 lead at the end of the third and cruised to the 4A SIC victory. Emmett managed only 21 offensive yards in the first half, while the Hawks gained 216. Joe Miller and Hudson Bekkadahl each returned one punt for a touchdown for Skyview, while Lane Robbins made four catches for 108 yards and three touchdowns for the Hawks. Wyatt Smith led Emmett with 113 rushing yards and two touchdowns.
BISHOP KELLY 52, KUNA 9
Bowen Ogata completed 18-of-20 passes for 362 yards and four touchdowns. The Knights gained 603 yards of offense. Cory Brady (98 yards, one TD) just missed being the third Bishop Kelly receiver with a 100-yard game Joshua Poole (106 yards, one TD) and Turner Simmons (103 yards, two TDs) were the others.
COLUMBIA 32, NAMPA 7
Austin Schaffer accounted for 178 yards of total offense and three touchdowns, and workhorse Mario Jenkins rushed 25 times for 168 yards and one TD for Columbia as it cruised past Nampa. Eric Cotton scored one rushing and one receiving touchdown for the Wildcats, who gained 371 yards of offense. Nampas Kade Wilcox scored the Bulldogs touchdown and ran for 83 yards.
WEISER 26, HOMEDALE 18
Austin Grothaus 97-yard TD run during the first quarter gave Weiser an early lead, and it never looked back. Weisers offense produced the big plays it struggled to find earlier in the season, as Justin Roberts scored on a 46-yard run and Flint Hickman ran one in from 52 yards. Homedale rallied, led by Casey Hansens 151 yards on the ground, but Weisers trio of 100-yard rushers (Hickman 132, Roberts 121 and Grothaus 120) proved too strong.
WILDER 60, CASCADE 22
Wilders big-play offense gained more than 600 total yards, including more than 400 rushing yards. Jesus Zavala scored on touchdown runs of 55 and 85 yards, AJ Castellanos broke a 65-yard run for a TD, and Casey Dillon had an 89-yard touchdown reception.
COUNCIL 56, HORSESHOE BEND 38
Councils Nate Henderson exploded for 382 rushing yards on 25 carries with six touchdowns, including two TD runs of at least 50 yards. Mick Wilson pitched in two TDs for Council.