Friday's high school football roundup

STATESMAN STAFFSeptember 28, 2013 

MOUNTAIN HOME 31, CALDWELL 26

Ryan Eckstrom ran for 158 yards and scored four TDs, including a game-sealing 98-yarder in the fourth quarter, and Mountain Home knocked off Caldwell on the road for its first victory in three years. Eckstrom had a 1-yard scoring run in the first quarter, then added a 55-yard reception from Jesse Cobos in the second and a 6-yard scamper in the third. Michael Knapp added a 73-yard kickoff return to spark an 18-0 surge after Caldwell took a 20-13 lead early in the second half. Lyle Kus led the Cougars with 91 yards on 14 carries. The Tigers snapped a 26-game losing streak. They hadn’t won since Oct. 1, 2010 — a 21-17 victory at Columbia.

EAGLE 56, VALLIVUE 14

Eagle overwhelmed Vallivue with eight offensive touchdowns in a home victory. The Mustangs scored seven TDs before Vallivue got on the board in the fourth quarter. J.T. Williams threw three TD tosses and finished with 203 passing yards without an interception, and teammate Colby Nyce caught one TD pass and ran in two more scores.

CENTENNIAL 35, MERIDIAN 14

Centennial’s defense limited Meridian to 32 total yards in the second half in a home victory. Blake Bell tossed for two touchdowns and ran in a pair as he had a hand in all but one of Centennial’s scores. Bryson Stout threw for one touchdown and ran 21 yards for another score for Meridian.

NAMPA 23, COLUMBIA 16

Brandon Forsberg threw two touchdown passes and ran for 106 yards on 10 carries, and the Bulldogs beat Columbia in their homecoming game. Nathan Vallejo added a TD run for Nampa, which never trailed after Forsberg’s 7-yard strike to Keenan Wilcox gave the hosts a 14-7 lead. Forsberg was 7-of-18 for 64 yards. Roland Sena scored both TDs for the Wildcats and had 28 carries for 115 yards. Robert Sena added 132 yards on 25 attempts, and Columbia gained 279 yards on the ground.

SKYVIEW 41, EMMETT 21

Anthony Marin completed 25-of-31 passes for 319 yards and four touchdowns without an interception to lead Skyview on the road. Joe Miller caught nine of those throws for 139 yards, and Hagen Graves caught two TDs for the Hawks. Wyatt Smith rushed 30 times for 177 yards and three TDs for Emmett.

COLE VALLEY 13, MARSING 9

Cole Valley held on in a defensive battle that had no scoring in the second half. Marsing jumped out to a 9-0 lead, but Cole Valley answered with two TDs to lead at halftime.

SALMON RIVER 45, WILDER 0

Leighton Vander Esch caught, threw and rushed for a touchdown in a game that ended as time expired in the second quarter.

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