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September 12th, 2014
The Blackfoot Broncos made a statement in Friday nightâ€™s 36-7 win over Idaho Falls. That statement is the Broncos are back and are going to be a force the remainder of the season.
Pacen Hayes threw for 186 yards and a touchdown and Damon Bodkin added 88 yards and a pair of touchdowns while the Broncos' defense played as close to a flawless game as possible to hand Blackfoot its third consecutive victory over a 5A opponent this season.
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FIRTH â€”Â A week ago the Firth and Sugar-Salem volleyball teams battled in a five set match in Sugar City in which the home standing Diggers won in five sets.
Thursday they met again this time in Firth, and again the home team won in five sets.
Firth earned a tough five set win 14-25, 25-18, 25-20, 22-25, 15-10 at a raucous Firth High School.
"We didn't play very well in that opening set," Firth head coach Carla Reeves said. "I told them before the game that our defense was lacking when we played them up there and after that first game we tightened all of that up."
SHELLEY â€” The home opener usually brings lots of excitement and for the players usually lots of jitters.
For the Shelley Lady Russet volleyball team Wednesday night's home opener against Marsh Valley brought both.
The Russets started the match slow, struggling to get anything going in the first two sets before waking up in set three to take down the Eagles in three sets 25-19, 25-20, 25-11.
SHELLEY â€”Â Like their Lady Russets teammates the Shelley Russets boys soccer team entered Saturday'a match-up with Aberdeen undefeated.
While not quite the scoring machine that the Lady Russets are the boys are scoring thanks to their fast play and solid defense.
Thanks in part to a pair of first half goals from Edwardo Gonzolas the Russets were able to withstand a second half Aberdeen rally and a pair of goals from Juan Juarez to earn a 4-2 win.
SHELLEY â€”Â So far this season the Shelley Lady Russets have been a goal scoring machine.
Through the seasons first there games the team has outscored their opponents 24-2 and none of the three victories were by a margin smaller than four goals.
Saturday the Lady Russets welcomed county foe Aberdeen to town and unfortunately for the Lady Tigers the result of the game would be the same as the Russets previous opponents.
Kira Marlow scored four goals and freshman Brittney Baron added two more as Shelley crushed the Tigers 7-0.
BLACKFOOT â€” The Blackfoot Broncos are on a roll.
Dating back to last season the Broncos had won four of their last five games.
Friday night the Skyline Grizzlies came to Blackfoot, and while it wasn't the prettiest of games the Broncos kept on wining earning a 24-21 win.
Leading 24-14 after a Pacen Hayes 10-yard touchdown run,the Broncos were looking for a defensive stop.
But Skyline marched down the field and quarterback Benton Mitchell found a wide open Brannon Whyte in the end zone for a touchdown cutting the Broncos lead to 24-21.
SHELLEY â€”Â The Shelley Lady Russets have looked like a state title contender during the first two games of the soccer season.
Outscoring their opponents 12-1 in the first two game head coach Jim Gregory has had plenty to be happy about.
Thursday afternoon the Lady Russets had their home opener against district rival South Fremont and by the time the 80 minutes was over the Russets had surpassed their goal total for the season in one game.
Freshman Brittney Baron had a hat trick as eight different players scored in Shelley's 13-1 win at Shelley High School.
BLACKFOOT â€”Â On a day as windy as Wednesday was trying to play anything in the air would prove to be a challenge.
During pre game warmups the Blackfoot and Madison girls soccer teams spent a majority of their warmups figuring out how to play the ball downfield without it getting caught up in the 25-35 mph winds.
After winning the coin flip the Broncos had the chance to play with the wind at their backs in the first half and the Broncos took advantage by sending as many balls towards the Bobcats net as possible.
THOMAS â€”Â Rivalry games are always fun.
The Snake River and Shelley boys soccer teams played a wild game on Tuesday afternoon, that saw nine goals scored and a two goal lead evaporate.
After watching their 3-1 lead disappear in the early minutes of the second half, the Russets took advantage of a Panthers miscue to earn a 5-4 win in the teams season opener at Snake River High School.
The Panthers Paulo Bergamaschi, who had already scored three goals in the game was involved in the play that tied the game at 4-4 with 8:48 to play.
POCATELLO â€“ Shelley head football coach Travis Hobson may have earned himself a new nickname Saturday afternoon; the nickname? Mr. Fourth Down.
Hobsonâ€™s Russets converted on five fourth downs in the first half, three of those five into touchdowns as Shelley opened the 2014 season with a 27-0 thrashing of Faith Lutheran High School out of Las Vegas in the Rocky Mountain Rumble inside Holt Arena Saturday.