Prep roundup 10-5-18: American Falls, Malad earn come-from-behind wins
AMERICAN FALLS 41, SODA SPRINGS 24
American Falls rallied from an early 12-0 hole to beat Soda Springs 41-24 at home Friday.
The Cardinals struck early thanks to a successful onside kick and a fumble recovery.
“And then we responded,” Beavers coach Cory Hollingsworth said. “It would’ve been easy to get discouraged. Not tonight. We hung in there and came back.”
Wyatt Kearn and Luke Schnieder each returned a fumble to the end zone, and Kearn added multiple offenses scores.
The Beavers (2-4) host Snake River next Friday. Soda Springs (2-4, 2-0 2A District 5) plays Friday at Aberdeen.
MALAD 26, BEAR LAKE 20
Malad erased a 14-0, first-quarter deficit Friday and beat Bear Lake 26-20 at home.
The Dragons found the end zone on the final play of the second quarter to take a 21-14 lead at the break.
Malad had not won two games in a season since 2014.
“We’re just proud of them,” Dragons coach Kory Kay said. “They were not a team that would fight back in those situations. They’ve learned to just fight and continue to fight no matter what. They needed that tonight and they did that.”
Malad (2-5, 1-2 2A District 5) has a bye and plays Oct. 18 at Aberdeen. Bear Lake (1-6, 0-3 2A District 5) ends its regular season Friday at home against No. 2 West Side.
MINICO 28, POCATELLO 7
Pocatello was done in by four turnovers in Friday’s 28-7 loss at Minico.
Poky’s lone touchdown was a pass from freshman quarterback Zach Park to Jadon Marley. Park was subbed in for QB Sheldon Romriell, who was replacing injured starter Kobee Gunter.
Minico led 21-0 at halftime.
“Three turnovers in the red zone killed us,” Pocatello coach Dave Spillett said.
Pocatello (2-5, 0-2 4A District 4-5 East Pod) plays Friday at Preston.
PRESTON 29, BURLEY 6
Preston rolled out to a 29-0 lead and downed Burley 29-6 on the road Friday.
The Indians got a safety early in the first quarter to set the tone and led 19-0 at halftime.
“The offense moved the ball well,” Preston coach Eric Thorson said. “The players executed well and got some confidence. We’re hoping we can carry this over.”
Scott Dunn caught two touchdown passes, kicked two field goals and was 3 for 3 on point-after attempts. Preston (3-4, 1-2 4A District 4-5 East Pod) hosts Pocatello on Friday.
HILLCREST 42, SHELLEY 14
Shelley was gouged for 362 yards rushing in Thursday’s 42-14 loss at second-ranked Hillcrest.
The Knights led 27-14 at halftime and outscored the Russets 15-0 in the third and fourth quarters.
“We knew we had to stop the run, and we didn’t,” Shelley coach Jake Monahan told the Post Register.
Russets QB Jake Wray completed 17 of 30 passes for 135 yards and two touchdowns — both to Parker Hanson. Click here to read a full game recap.
ABERDEEN 67, MARSING 18
Aberdeen scored a season-high 67 points Friday in a 67-18 win at Marsing.
Matthew Klassen and Hulizes Ortiz carried the load in the Tigers’ rushing attack.
“Our line definitely owned the line of scrimmage tonight,” Tigers coach Jeff Duffin said. “Our blocking was really good. We scored every time we touched the ball.”
Aberdeen (3-3, 1-1 2A District 5) hosts Soda Springs on Friday.
GRACE 22, BUTTE COUNTY 8
Grace raced out to a 22-0 halftime lead and beat Butte County 22-8 on the road Friday.
Raymond Stone and Camm Jorgensen combined to rush for 242 yards and three touchdowns, and Aiden Gould racked up 12 tackles on defense.
“They came out firing,” Grizzlies coach Mark Dodge said. “Blocking assignments were great. Defense is just suffocating right now. That really helps out the offense.”
Grace (3-2, 2-2 1A DI District 4-5-6) hosts No. 3 Oakley on Friday.