Prep roundup 8-24-18: Pocatello’s season opener rescheduled to Saturday

August 25, 2018


Pocatello’s game Friday at Twin Falls was postponed because of poor air quality.

Pocatello High School athletic director Robert Parker said the game will be played Saturday, either in Twin Falls or American Falls, wherever is safer to play based on air quality. The game will start at 7 p.m. at either location.


Shelley’s offense racked up 435 yards en route to a 28-13 season-opening win Friday at Preston.

To lead the offense, quarterback Jake Wray tossed four touchdown passes, while Brandon McBride tallied 192 yards of offense with two scores. McBride also nabbed an interception on defense and converted a 45-yard field goal.

“We came out and played very, very physical,” Shelley coach Jake Monahan said. “We controlled the line of scrimmage. I’m proud of the guys for their efforts.”

Preston was led by wide receiver Scott Dunn, who had 131 yards receiving and two TD catches.

“They didn’t give up. They fought through,” first-year Preston coach Eric Thorson said. “We’re looking forward to cleaning up a few things, and we’re pretty optimistic about the season.”

Shelley (1-0) hosts Rigby next Friday. Preston (0-1) plays Friday at Jerome.


Snake River’s game Friday at Kimberly was postponed because of poor air quality.

Snake River coach Jeb Harrison said the game will be played Saturday, either at Kimberly or at Snake River, wherever is safer to play based on air quality. The game will start at 7 p.m. at either location.


Marsh Valley combined a strong rushing attack with sturdy defense Friday in a 33-0 win at Malad.

Eagles running back Payton Campbell stacked up 167 yards rushing and two touchdowns on 12 carries to go with a receiving score and an interception on defense. Tanner Branson led the defense with 13 tackles and 2 sacks, while Parker Armstrong added 12 tackles.

“For an opening game, I was pleased with our energy and how we flowed to the ball,” Marsh Valley coach Doug Armstrong said. “Tanner Branson and Parker Armstrong played well defensively. … Payton campbell showed power and great vision as he ran the ball.

“Kids played hard. We’re still learning things,” first-year Malad coach Kory Kay said. “We make mistakes, but I was proud of the kids for playing their hearts out and sticking with it.”

Marsh Valley (1-0) hosts Filer next Friday. Malad (0-1) plays Friday at Ririe.


Bear Lake’s strong second half lifted the team to a 31-6 win Friday at Rich (Utah).

After a slow first half, which ended with a 7-0 Bears lead, some offensive ad-libbing opened up the field.

Individual stats were not available.

“They were taking away some of our base plays,” Bear Lake coach Ryan Messerly said. “The athletes have a great football IQ, and we were able to put in a few things we hadn’t practiced and ran with it.”

The victory is Bear Lake’s second against Rich in as many seasons. The Bears (1-0) host Jackson (Wyoming) next Friday.


West Side capitalized on Firth’s miscues Friday in a 36-6 road win.

Firth committed five turnovers, including an interception that West Side’s Dillon Robinson returned 98 yards to the end zone.

“We moved the ball a little bit on them, but they took advantage of our mistakes,” Firth coach Keith Drake said.

West Side’s Enoch Ward and Cyrus Rindlisbacher combined to rush for 147 yards and each scored two touchdowns.

The 30-point margin of victory is West Side’s largest against Firth in the yearly rivalry game since the Pirates won 48-6 in 2010.

“We made lots of mistakes, and we’ve got lots of things to work on,” West Side coach Tyson Moser said. “But for the most part, it’s been a long time since we’ve had a good win like that against a good Firth team that’s given us fits.”

West Side (1-0) hosts Rich (Utah) next Friday. Firth (0-1) plays Friday at Soda Springs.


North Gem outlasted Butte County in an overtime thriller, 48-42 at home Friday.

Butte County tied the score with 22.8 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, but North Gem sealed the win thanks to James Rindlisbaker’s 1-yard TD run in OT.

Butte County won last year’s matchup 46-6.

“It was a big win,” North Gem coach Dana Strong said. “They’re a very well-coached team. They hit us early pretty hard with some big runs and plays. We just gutted it out. As the game went on, we just wore them down.”

The Cowboys’ Michael Barfuss threw four touchdown passes, and Bronx Holbrook hauled in seven receptions for 110 yards and four scores. Strong said Holbrook made plays through as many as four defenders.

“He’s dynamite,” Strong said of Holbrook.

Bennett Cooper also scored a receiving touchdown, but left the game with a broken collar bone in the second quarter, Strong said.

The Cowboys (1-0) host Challis next Friday.


Rockland was buried early by Valley and never recovered Friday in a 58-14 road loss.

Valley led 36-0 after the first quarter and was up 44-0 at halftime.

“We turned the ball over a little bit,” first-year Bulldogs coach Gerry Hunter said. “Had poor tackling.”

Zack Porath hauled in two touchdown catches totaling 108 yards to lead the offense for Rockland, which used three quarterbacks. The Bulldogs (0-1) host Richfield on Friday.



Highland lost 5-0 on Friday at Timberline. No further information was available.

Highland (1-2-1) plays Saturday at Boise.



Highland fell 3-0 on Friday at Timberline, its first loss of the season.

Timberline scored all three of its goals in the second half to pull away.

“We came out a little flat. ... We fell apart there,” Highland coach Korbie Vaughan said. “We couldn’t progress.”

Highland (3-1) plays Saturday at Boise.



Blackfoot was edged in three sets Friday, losing 3-0 to Thunder Ridge at home.

The first-year Titans won 25-22, 25-23, 25-22.

“All around, middle, outside and right side, we did some great blocking,” Blackfoot coach Alisha Nebeker said. “There were just little things here and there that gave them the advantage.”

Blackfoot (0-1) plays Tuesday at Rigby.


The Highland girls won the Jerome/CSI Invitational on Friday at the College of Southern Idaho. The Rams’ boys team finished third at the eight-team event.

Elana Sanford led the Ram girls with a third-place finish after finishing in 21 minutes, 24.15 seconds. Teammate Alyssa Jean Felts finished in fourth place. Samuel Godfrey led the boys team with a time of 18:33.25 to finish 14th.

“The girls ran well,” Highland coach Doug Hopster said. “We had a really nice pack.”

Century’s boys and girls each finished fourth. Logan Olcott led the boys in ninth place (18:10.03), and freshman Jordan Olcott was the D-backs’ top girls finisher in 12th (23:28.69).

Friday’s box scores


Shelley 6 13 6 3 — 28

Preston 0 13 0 0 — 13

Scoring summary

First quarter

S — Brandon McBride 10 pass from Jake Wray (pass failed), 5:57

Second quarter

P — Scott Dunn 10 pass from Garrett Ward (#2 kick), 11:13

S — Parker Hansen 28 pass from Wray (McBride kick), 7:45

S — Cole Carter 44 pass from Wray (pass failed), 4:57

P — Scott Dunn 58 pass from Ty Hyde (kick failed), 0:26

Third quarter

S — McBride 26 pass from Wray (pass failed), 1:30

Fourth quarter

S — McBride 45 field goal, 12:00

Individual stats

Passing — Shelley: Wray 18-26-243-4-0. Preston: Hyde 7-13-114-1-1, Ward 4-9-54-1-1.

Rushing — Shelley: McBride 7-71, Wyatt Remington 17-70, Wray 8-23, #7 1-23, Cashe Kantack 5-5. Preston: Cayleb Peck 3-19, Hyde 9-10, Zach Thames 3-8, Andrew Iverson 3-5.

Receiving — Shelley: McBride 9-121-2, Hansen 3-54-1, Carter 1-44-1, Adrian Carrillo 1-15, Kegan Hollist 1-13, Kantack 3-(-4). Preston: Dunn 5-131-2, Izac Greene 1-16, Justin Inglet 2-7, #16 1-5, Hyde 1-5, Isaiah Smith 1-4.


Marsh Valley 7 20 0 6 — 33

Malad 0 0 0 0 — 0

Scoring summary

First quarter

MV — 4 run (kick good)

Second quarter

MV — Payton Campbell 42 run (kick failed)

MV — Campbell 51 run (kick good)

MV — Dalton Vaughan 3 run (kick good)

Fourth quarter

MV — Campbell 17 pass from Riley Lloyd (kick failed)

Individual stats

Passing — Marsh Valley: Lloyd 3-8-72-1-0. Malad: #5 6-15-111-0-1, TEAM 3-3-28-0-0.

Rushing — Marsh Valley: Campbell 12-167-2, Zayne Damron 4-38, Tate Barker 2-16, Dane Wissenbach 1-8, Vaughan 1-3-1, TEAM 7-61-1. Malad: #26 28-23, #5 16-21, TEAM 1-1.

Receiving — Marsh Valley: Parker Armstrong 1-38, Campbell 2-34-1. Malad: #9 4-67, #6 2-44, #23 3-28.


West Side 7 14 8 7 — 36

Firth 0 0 0 6 — 6

Scoring summary

First quarter

WS — Enoch Ward 17 run (Marino Badova kick)

Second quarter

WS — Cyrus Rindlisbacher 5 run (Badova kick)

WS — Dillon Robinson 98 interception return (Badova kick)

Third quarter

WS — Rindlisbacher 32 run (Rindlisbacher run good)

Fourth quarter

F — Colton Mecham 50 run

WS — Ward 23 run (Badova kick)

Individual stats

Rushing — West Side: Ward 11-88-2, Rindlisbacher 10-59-2, Jaxon Moser 1-1, Stockton Brown 5-(-9), Ryan Beckstead 3-7, Badova 5-19. Firth: Mecham 6-90-1, Clayton Gain 15-46, Stockton Giles 3-14, Jace Erickson 3-8, Grayson Nelson 1-5.

Passing —West Side: Brown 4-12-78-0-1, Ward 1-1-15-0-0. Firth: Erickson 6-14-52.

Receiving —West Side: Ward 3-68, Robinson 2-25. Firth: Nelson 4-43, Gain 1-7, Mecham 1-2.


Butte County 16 14 0 12 0 — 42

North Gem 14 6 8 12 6 — 48

Scoring summary

First quarter

BC — 2 run (run good)

NG — Bronx Holbrook 15 pass from Chance Williams (James Rindlisbaker run)

BC — 3 run (run good)

NG — Bennett Cooper 27 pass from Michael Barfuss (run failed)

Second quarter

BC — 6 run (run failed)

NG — Holbrook 11 pass from Barfuss (run failed)

BC — 2 run (run good)

Third quarter

NG — Holbrook 6 pass from Barfuss (Logan Corta pass from Barfuss)

Fourth quarter

NG — Holbrook 3 pass from Barfuss (run failed)

BC — 5 run (conversion failed)

NG — Barfuss 1 run (Corta pass from Barfuss)

BC — 24 pass (conversion failed)


NG — Rindlisbaker 1 run (pass failed)

Individual stats

Passing — North Gem: Barfuss 6-11-62-4-1, Jacob Neese 4-8-101-0-0, Williams 2-2-30-1-0.

Rushing — North Gem: Rindlisbaker 10-43-1, Williams 10-32, Neese 6-33, Holbrook 1-8, Barfuss 3-3-1.

Receiving — North Gem: Holbrook 7-110-4, Cooper 3-41-1, Neese 1-15, Corta 1-13.


Valley 36 8 14 0 — 58

Rockland 0 0 8 6 — 14

Scoring summary

Third quarter

R -- Zack Porath 65-yard pass from Braden Permann (Jacob Hunter run)

Fourth quarter

R -- Porath 45 pass from Permann (conversation failed)

Individual stats

Rushing — Rockland: Caleb Norwood 6-33, Levi Farr 2-13, Porath 1-5, Jacob Hunter 1-3.

Receiving — Rockland: Pratt Matthews 5-33, Kaden Woodworth 3-72, Zach Hunter 3-11, Farr 3-2, Norwood 1-1, Jacob Hunter 3-19, Porath 2-108-1, Wes Matthews 1-15.

Passing — Rockland: Permann 12-22-172-2-0, Norwood 4-7-10-0-1, Matthews 1-3-84-0-0.

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