Snake River heading to state championship game

Staff Writer

POCATELLO — The 3A state semifinals contest at Holt Arena Saturday appeared to be a shootout from the beginning.
The Snake River Panthers took the opening kickoff and marched down the field for game’s first touchdown on a Treyton Young 26-yard run. Then, the Gooding Senators scored just a minute and a half later on a 55-yard pass play, and a good old fashioned shootout seemed to be in the offing.
Things settled down and the Panthers answered the Senators with a long pass play of their own, from Coby Young to Clancy Thomas. Snake River had a 12-8 lead and they would not look back on their way to a 34-20 win over the third-ranked Senators.
The Panther offense then took over again, moving the ball down the field and eating up the clock. Using a mixture of runs and short passes, quarterback Coby Young had the Panthers in scoring territory with less than a minute remaining. He calmly called a timeout to set things up and with just 12 second remaining in the half, he gave the ball to junior Gunner Ramsdell who would carry the rock into the end zone from 12 yards out. The 2 pt conversion run by Treyton Young would push the score up to 20-8 in favor of Snake River and the teams would go to the halftime intermission.
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