Meridian churned out 298 yards rushing, with 100-yard games from Blaze Tokioka and Chase Black, to cruise past visiting Skyview 27-6 in a 5A Southern Idaho Conference game Friday night, as the high school football season began in earnest.
Tokioka rushed for 140 yards and a TD on 18 carries, and Black had 106 yards and two scores on 20 carries. Quarterback Braden Honn attempted only four passes for Meridian (1-0), including one scoring strike, as the home team ran the ball 47 times to control the game.
Clayton Franssen completed 16-of-21 passes for 204 yards and tossed a TD pass to Dan Castledine (7 receptions, 108 yards) for Skyview (0-1).
Neither team had a turnover.
Capital 52, Boise 0
Capital raced out to 23-0 lead in the first quarter and never looked back.
Jake Jones ran for 113 yards and scored two of Capital’s seven touchdowns. Capital also added two safeties, an interception return and a kick return to its touchdown list.
This is Capital’s 30th straight victory over Boise.
Eagle 69, Centennial 18
Eagle junior quarterback Ben Ford, who wasn’t named the starter late Friday afternoon, filled the stat sheet with three rushing touchdowns and a passing touchdown.
Dalton Mashore and Connor Tabarini both had two touchdowns a piece as Eagle cruised to a season-opening win.
Vallivue 57, Canyon Ridge 0
The No. 3-ranked Falcons rolled past overmatched Canyon Ridge in a 4A matchup to earn Vallivue coach Layne Coffin his 100th victory.
The Falcons’ star quarterback, Lan Larison, rushed for 161 yards and a pair of touchdowns on just nine carries. His backup, Casey Cope, rushed for 81 yards on seven carries, and Gage Hernandez had 58 yards rushing and two scores.
Larison also completed 7-of-13 passes for 80 yards and three touchdowns, including two to Cope.
Vallivue (1-0) had 458 total yards, including 378 rushing on just 29 carries, and held the Riverhawks (0-1) to eight first downs and 113 yards of offense.
Kuna 34, Middleton 28
Junior QB Sean Austin threw five touchdown passes, four of them in the first half, as the Kavemen (1-0) built a 28-7 lead and held on to upend the second-ranked Vikings (0-1) in a big 4A SIC contest that saw a whopping 100 pass attempts.
Austin might have a tired arm this weekend. He completed 30-of-49 passes for 368 yards to pepper the Middleton defense. Koltin Teater hauled in nine passes for 92 yards, Mason Leatham finised with seven catches for 88 yards and two TDs, and Zeke Wilson had four catches for 75 yards and two TDs.
Austin also had an interception returned 60 yards for a score by Miki Ah You in the third quarter.
Middleton QB Dallas Hagler might have a sore arm this weekend as well. He completed 31-of-51 passes for 279 yards and two scores, both to Jace Rodgers, who had six catches for 92 yards.
Ridgevue 26, Caldwell 13
Connor Lewis scored a pair of first-quarter touchdowns, including an 85-yard kickoff return to open the game, as the Warhawks (1-0) beat the Cougars (0-1) in a 4A SIC game.
Lewis also had six receptions for 130 yards and a TD, starring as the top target for QB Issas Albor, who completed 13-of-21 passes for 282 yards.
Matias Pizano had 29 carries for 191 yards and two TDs, including an 80-yard score in the third quarter that got Caldwell on the board after falling behind 20-0.
Emmett 21, Columbia 12
The Huskies (1-0) matched their win total from a year ago on opening night with a 4A SIC victory. No other details were reported.
Gooding 61, Parma 6
The fourth-ranked Senators crushed Parma in Gooding. No other details were reported.
Fruitland 28, South Fremont 20
The Grizzlies opened the season with a road win in St. Anthony. No other details were reported.
Cole Valley Christian 62, Payette 0
Cole Valley blanked the Pirates, handing Payette its ninth straight loss. No other details were reported.
Homedale 48, New Plymouth 0
After a scoreless first quarter, quarterback Daniel Uranga paced the Trojans (1-0) in a rout, completing 13-of-22 passes for 218 yards and two touchdowns. Homedale, a 3A team, had 411 yards of offense against their 2A opponent and held New Plymouth to 138 total yards.
McCall-Donnelly 63, Orofino 6
In a lopsided 2A game, the Vandals (1-0) had 449 yards of offense to score a rout over the Maniacs (0-1). Peter Knudson threw for 168 yards and three TDs on just six completions, and he also ran for 90 yards and a score on only three carries.
Marsing 18, Wendell 6
With only twenty players on its roster, Marsing won despite completing only one pass. Senior William Moore rushed for 177 yards and had an interception on defense, while fellow senior Isaac Lee scored on a kickoff return.
Melba 42, West Jefferson 18
Two Mustangs topped 100 yards on the ground as Melba opened with a nonconference win Saturday. Scotty Martinez ran for 174 yards and two TDs, and Easton Bunnell had another 101 rushing yards and a TD. Joey Bradshaw also added 67 rushing yards and two TDs for Melba.
Wilder 20, Horseshoe Bend 12
The Wildcats (1-0) rallied from a 12-6 deficit with a pair of touchdowns in the second half to win a 1A game at Horseshoe Bend (0-1).
Pablo Martinez completed 16-of-24 passes for 184 yards and two scores, both to Norman Gonzalez (9 receptions, 114 yards), for Wilder, which outgained the Mustangs 281-148.
Oakley 40, Garden Valley 20
Idaho’s top-ranked 1A Division I team doubled up 1A Division II’s No. 3 team in an anticipated early-season matchup. No other details were reported.
Notus 50, Council 6
Notus senior running back Garrett Stewart turned 12 carries into 175 yards and three TDs, and he also caught four passes for 33 yards and another score as the Pirates rolled in a nonconference game. Sophomore QB Kaeden Clemens finished 13-of-20 for 186 yards and three TDs.
Raft River 36, Idaho City 0
The Wildcats were shutout in their season opener. No other details were reported.
Glenns Ferry 52, Rimrock 32
The Pirates fell in an 8-man shootout in Glenns Ferry. No other details were reported.