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It was not the start the defending 3A state champion Shelley Russets wanted, but the end result turned out to be just what the Russet faithful wanted.
Â After surrendering a 65-yard touchdown in the third play of the game the Russets outscored visiting West Jordan 28-0 to earn a 28-6 win in the second game of the Rocky Mountain Rumble Friday in Holt Arena.
After shutting down the Jaguars on the first two offensive plays of the game, West Jordan quarterback Colton Mickelson found a wide open Chandler Frischknect who beat the Shelley secondary for a 65-yard touchdown.
By DENNIS HIGH â€¨For the Morning News â€¨ST. ANTHONY- When you think of the Panthers from Snake River, you think of tough, gritty farm kids. The Panthers showed their resilience Friday night as they outlasted the Cougars of South Fremont 20-16.
The Panthers start this season returning only two starters from last yearâ€™s squad, so they expected some growing pains as they played the opener.
â€śMost of these kids havenâ€™t ever played in this situation; we have a lot of young kids, and I am really proud of the way they stepped up for us tonight,â€ť said coach Jeff Dalley.
Clayton Powell sealed Idaho Falls' 40-35 non-conference victory over Blackfoot when he intercepted Taylor Pearson's pass with 10 seconds remaining on Friday night.
Down 40-14 entering the fourth quarter, the Broncos finally got their offense untracked and scored three times to make things interesting.
With the Tigers (1-0) trying to play conservatively to protect their big lead, the Broncos (0-1) got an 11-yard touchdown run from Austin Capson, a 10-yard run from Kylar Haddon and an 11-yard pass from Pearson to Matt Peterson and three points-after-touchdowns from Gabe Botello.
THOMAS â€” Last week Snake River head coach Shelli Van Orden said she wanted to fight for every win she got during the season.
Well in Thursday night's season opener against Sugar-Salem, the Panthers got the fight she wanted.
THOMAS â€” Snake River's offensive players spent a lot of time in front of South Fremont's goal on Wednesday.
IDAHO FALLS â€” The schedule may have said this was the first game of the season for the Blackfoot Broncos boys soccer team, but Tuesday's opener with Skyline had all the make up of a playoff game.
Defending champion Shelley is the top team in the first Class 3A football poll of the season.
The Russets got seven first place votes.
Snake River is ranked fourth in the preseason poll.
Firth is ranked second in the initial Class 2A poll and Blackfoot is ranked third in the first Class 4A poll of the season.
Play begins this weekend with Idaho Falls at Blackfoot, Snake River at South Fremont, Firth at Westside and Shelley taking on West Jordan, Utah, in Holt Arena.
1. Coeur dâ€™Alene (6) 0-0 36
2. Highland (2) 0-0 33
3. Borah 0-0 15
4. Rocky Mountain 0-0 9
5. Capital 0-0 8
POCATELLO â€” For the first time since fall camp began Aug. 12, the Blackfoot High School football got the chance to hit somebody else.
What was supposed to be jamboree between Blackfoot, Burley and host Highland was cut short by Mother Nature as a series of thunderstorms moved through Pocatello causing the day to halted early.
ABERDEEN â€” Moving up the ladder.
That is the natural progression for a coach at any level of competition,to have success and move on.
For former Sho-Ban High School boys basketball coach Lester Stewart, that opportunity came a little sooner than expected.
POCATELLO â€” When the Idaho State soccer team left the pitch of Davis Field last week after a 2-0 win over Salt Lake Community College, head coach Allison Gibson said her team was still a long ways away from being ready for the beginning of the season.