High School Football

Weiser High football gambles, advances to 3A state quarterfinals

Weiser opted to go for two in the first overtime, and Alberto Sanchez ran in the two-point try to lift the Wolverines to a 15-14 win in the first round of the 3A state playoffs Saturday at Priest River High.

It is the first playoff win for Weiser (5-4) since 2012, and the Wolverines advance to face No. 1-ranked Shelley (9-0) next week. A time, date or place for that game has not been set.

Isaac Vogt led Weiser with 69 yards on 11 carries, and Brody VonBrethorst threw a 10-yard TD pass to Bridger Bumgarner in overtime to set up Sanchez’s game-winning score.


Undefeated and No. 1-ranked St. Maries (9-0) jumped out to a 26-0 lead to advance to the quarterfinals.

Timothy Reinardston scored the only points for Melba (5-4) on a 13-yard TD pass from Eli Bangerter in the fourth quarter.

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