High School Football

Capital football tops Highland in final seconds; Eagle, Borah cruise

CAPITAL 22, HIGHLAND 15

Eagles quarterback Drew Korf hit Harrison Ashby on a seam route, and the tight end dragged a Highland defender into the end zone with 36 seconds left in the fourth quarter to break a 15-15 tie and drop the Rams to 0-3 for the first time since 1969.

Korf completed 20-of-33 passes for 400 yards and three TDs for Capital (2-1), and Ashby caught six passes for 122 yards. Jessie Healy added five catches for 92 yards and a TD.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN 21, MERIDIAN 16

The Grizzlies overcame three first-quarter turnovers, and Carter Kuehl ran for 218 yards and a touchdown to edge Meridian for the fifth straight time.

Nick Romano and Thomas Perkins also ran for TDs for Rocky Mountain, the defending 5A state champ that has opened the year with three wins by a total of 11 points.

Brady Walling caught six passes for 124 yards to lead Meridian (1-2).

EAGLE 49, NAMPA 0

Ryan Swanson ran the opening kickoff back for a TD and No. 1-ranked Eagle (3-0) never looked back, invoking the mercy rule to start the second half.

Jonas Loyens ran for 90 yards and two TDs to lead the Mustangs. Quarterback Devon Bridgewater ran for 92 yards and a TD and also threw for a touchdown.

MOUNTAIN VIEW 42, CENTENNIAL 0

Ty Haun set the tone for the Mavericks with a pick-six on the third play of the game as Mountain View (2-1) pitched a shutout, holding Centennial (2-1) to 111 yards of offense.

Caden Hansen led Mountain View with 99 yards on 12 carries, while quarterback Tucker Rovig ran for 22 yards and two TDs on five carries. Rovig also completed 9-of-16 passes for 149 yards and another score.

BORAH 30, COLUMBIA 0

Mason Haley picked off two Columbia passes as the Lions’ defense forced three turnovers and pitched a shutout for their first win of the season.

Justin Palmer and Kegan Lester each ran for a pair of touchdowns for Borah (1-2), with Lester running for 160 yards and Palmer for 133 yards.

KUNA 8, RIGBY 7

Cody Trautman’s interception with 28 seconds left and Tyson Fuss’ pick with 2:22 left helped Kuna hold on for its first win as a 5A program.

Quarterback Danny Rogers scored the Kavemen’s only TD on a 5-yard scramble in the third quarter.

BISHOP KELLY 52, MOUNTAIN HOME 0

The Knights shut out the Tigers for the second year in a row, holding them to 19 yards of offense.

Individual stats were not available.

VALLIVUE 27, SKYVIEW 10

The Falcons erased a 10-point, first-quarter deficit by scoring the final 27 points in both teams’ 4A SIC opener.

Vallivue (3-0, 1-0) quarterback Lan Larison threw for 101 yards and three TDs, hitting Jordan Moran for two scores. Jerred Monnier led the Falcons on the ground with 187 yards and a TD.

Kyle Pierce led Skyview (1-2, 0-1) with 10 catches for 96 yards.

FRUITLAND 28, GOODING 14

Phoenix Ruffin ran for 128 yards and two TDs on nine carries, and Canaan Bouncy added 77 rushing yards and a TD as Fruitland racked up 343 yards on the ground.

Fruitland’s defense gave up 401 yards of offense, but it also forced four turnovers, including two interceptions from Alex Becerril.

HOMEDALE 15, VALE (ORE.) 8

The Trojans held Oregon’s two-time defending 3A state champ to 200 yards of offense and forced a pair of turnovers.

Quarterback Jake Deal ran for 76 yards and a TD and threw for 130 yards for Homedale (3-0). Caleb Meligan also ran for 76 yards and a TD.

NAMPA CHRISTIAN 30, PARMA 27

Nick Tuttle’s 1-yard TD run with 4:35 left sealed the Trojans’ victory in a back-and-forth game that featured six lead changes.

Tuttle had a hand in all of Nampa Christian’s (1-1) touchdowns, running for 68 yards and two TDs and completing 5-of-10 passes for 84 yards and two more TDs.

ONTARIO (ORE.) 52, WEISER 13

Weiser QB Braden Bumgarner completed 12-of-19 passes for 241 yards and two TDs as the Wolverines fell to 1-2.

HORSESHOE BEND 58, GARDEN VALLEY 37

Dalton Lowe rushed for 106 yards and two TDs as Horseshoe Bend won the Timber Axe Classic for the fourth year in a row.

Colter Elliott added 82 yards and two TDs. Quarterback Gavin Miller threw for 200 yards and three TDs. Two of those scores went to Adrian Dewey, who had 102 yards.

On defense, Colter Elliott had 15 tackles and one interception, and Dave Huston added 14 tackles for the Mustangs.

SALMON RIVER 30, PRAIRIE 26

Salmon River’s defense forced a turnover on downs on its own 15-yard line with 30 seconds left to preserve the win.

Tucker Boyd threw for 86 yards and a TD, and Devin Branstetter threw for 84 yards and caught a TD for Salmon River (3-0).

Michael Lycklama: 208-377-6424, @MichaelLycklama

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