High School Football

Salmon River football punches return trip to state championship game

Salmon River advanced to the 1A Division II state title game for the fourth time in five seasons with a 36-20 win over Carey on Friday at Holt Arena in Pocatello.

The Savages (10-1) play Kendrick (9-1) next Saturday in the Treasure Valley with a shot at winning back-to-back titles and their fourth first-place trophy since 2012.

Salmon River led 22-6 at the half, taking advantage of three Carey fumbles. Tucker Boyd paced the Savages with 148 rushing yards, 237 passing yards and four total TDs.