High School Football

Friday’s high school football roundup (Oct. 23)

MERIDIAN 48, VALLIVUE 24

Meridian secured third place in the 5A SIC Pod B standings, assuring the Warriors a playoff spot. Senior running back Talon Kreft rushed for 242 yards and two touchdowns for the Warriors, and Trenton Hope also eclipsed the century mark with 103 yards on the ground, including a 91-yard TD run.

BOISE 40, COLUMBIA 13

Boise put an end to a five-game losing streak as quarterback Will McMullin completed 20-of-33 passes for 228 yards and two touchdowns without an interception. Both teams had already been eliminated from the playoffs. Ollie Munch added a 75-yard kickoff return for the Braves, who handed Columbia its 24th loss in a row.

BORAH 33, NAMPA 6

Borah’s win in combination with Madison’s 24-14 victory over Hillcrest gives the Lions the at-large berth in the state playoffs.

CALDWELL 35, MOUNTAIN HOME 0

Caldwell avoided last place in the 4A Southern Idaho Conference with a shutout of Mountain Home in the season finale for both teams.

BISHOP KELLY 49, SKYVIEW 27

Bishop Kelly had already wrapped up the 4A SIC regular-season title and a first-round playoff bye. Quarterback Bronson King was the only BK player to gain more than 100 yards, completing 8-of-13 passes for 105 yards and three touchdowns.

KUNA 41, MIDDLETON 14

Kuna earned the league’s No. 2 seed in the state playoffs, while Middleton will be the No. 3. Senior quarterback Ben Ruwe led the way for the Kavemen, passing for 198 yards and three touchdowns and rushing for another score.

EMMETT 69, WEISER 7

Mason Farnsworth carried the ball four times for 130 yards and two touchdowns, including a 64-yarder, and Emmett remained undefeated. The Huskies scored 28 points in both the first and second quarters to take a commanding lead. Saige Wilkerson was 2-for-3 for 61 yards and a touchdown, adding 16 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Mitchel Maxfield had two receptions for 51 yards, including a 35-yard TD catch. And Luc Overton returned a kickoff 88 yards for a touchdown. For Weiser, Matt Pritchard was 7-of-14 for 131 yards.

HOMEDALE 50, PAYETTE 0

The Trojans put 31 points on the board in the first quarter and never looked back, earning a shutout on the road. Josh Tolmie had 10 carries for 129 yards and a touchdown, and Kendall Freelove added two touchdowns on two receptions for 34 yards. Quarterback Lawsen Matteson was 8-for-12 for 102 yards and three touchdowns. Johnny Herrera led Payette with 41 yards on two catches.

NAMPA CHRISTIAN 30, MARSING 0

Steve Tiersma was 14-of-25 for 214 yards and two touchdowns — both to Andrew Anderson — and the Trojans shut out Marsing. Bo Szymanski added two touchdowns on the ground, finishing with 46 yards. Anderson had 66 yards on five catches, while Blake Johnson chipped in 82 yards on three catches. Rodrigo Acuna led Marsing with 51 yards on 15 carries.

WILDER 43, NOTUS 42

Marcus Melton caught a 6-yard touchdown pass from Caulen Michael with about one minute remaining, and kicker Francisco Lira converted the PAT to give Wilder the win. Michael finished with 119 rushing yards, 151 passing yards and four total TDs.

SALMON RIVER 20, TRI-VALLEY 6

Canyon Harper had 22 carries for 197 yards and three touchdowns, but defense was the name of the game as Salmon River grabbed a home victory. Gabe Gonzalez recorded 11 tackles and a sack, Tucker Boyd added four tackles and an interception, and Johnny Shepherd had three tackles and fumble recovery that led to a score in the third quarter. Still scoreless at halftime, the Savages broke open the scoring on the first drive of the third quarter.

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