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College of Idaho closes football season at home against Carroll

College of Idaho quarterback Teejay Gordon will play his final game as a Yote at noon Saturday when the College of Idaho hosts Carroll College.
College of Idaho quarterback Teejay Gordon will play his final game as a Yote at noon Saturday when the College of Idaho hosts Carroll College. doswald@idahostatesman.com

The College of Idaho wraps up its second season since restarting the program, and hosts its first Senior Day in 38 years, when it plays Carroll College at noon Saturday at Simplot Stadium.

The Yotes (3-7, 3-6 Frontier) will look to salvage a tough year that saw them hold a fourth-quarter lead in six of 10 games. National power Carroll (4-5, 4-5) is also looking to end a rare down year with a win in its first trip to Caldwell.

The Saints waxed the College of Idaho 69-12 to conclude last season, scoring the final 55 points.

Wide receiver Austin Diffey (Eagle High) leads the Yotes with 40 receptions for 394 yards, while Tyler Higby (Borah High) has caught at least four passes the past four games.

The season finale marks the final game for 14 seniors, including quarterback Teejay Gordon, wide receivers Levi Elsberry (Homedale High) and Colton Sweesy (Canyon Ridge High), tight end Andy Forse (Caldwell High), defensive tackle Tony Torres (American Falls High) and linebacker Jake Hennessey (Mountain Home High).

NOTES: The game includes Military Appreciation Day and discounted tickets. Current active military members or veterans (with U.S. Military ID) will receive $5 general admission tickets for themselves and immediate family. All children between the ages of 6-17 also get in for $5, with a full-paying adult (5 and under free). Tickets are available at the Simplot Stadium ticket office starting at 10:30 a.m. ... The Yotes have averaged 4,403 fans for their five home games this season and need a crowd of 5,317 fans to surpass Carroll for the NAIA attendance title (Carroll finished the season averaging 4,555 fans for their five home dates).

Michael Lycklama: 208-377-6424, @MichaelLycklama

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