HAGERMAN — Hagerman easily won their season opener 50-0 Friday night over visiting Castleford.
Hagerman showed off some depth with nine players carrying the ball a total of 36 times for over 430 yards rushing. The Pirate’s Quarterbacks added another 89 yards through the air to bringing the team total over 520 yards.
Brandon Goodman lead the rushing attack with 115 yards including a 54 yard touchdown in the third quarter.
“Their defense was working hard,” said Goodman, “we just had to complete our assignments and work harder.”
Goodman also had a 96 yard run called back after an illegal block.
“We were making some mistakes here and there because it’s the first game and that’s gonna happen,” Goodman added.
With a 22 point lead, Hagerman made a switch at Quarterback early in the second quarter.
“Just trying to get kids reps,” said Hagerman coach Mark Kress. “We’ve learned in the past that if one quarterback goes down you have to go to a backup and all the sudden everything stops. We’re going to try to be three deep this year so we can play our two seniors and freshman if we have to.”
Both quarterbacks protected the ball and executed the offense well for the Pirates.
“The past two season have been full of turnovers,” Kress said, “and we were clean tonight, no turnovers. That’s a big plus for us. If we can hold on to the ball we will be a lot more competitive against the better teams.”
Castleford struggled to move the ball all night managing positive yardage on only four drives, two of which ended with interceptions.
Injuries were a problem for the already thin Wolves roster. Rasmus Dinesen played sporadically due to a hip injury and Kohner Burnum left the game in the third quarter with a neck injury.
“We had probably our best player injured in Rasmus Dinesen,” said Castleford coach Russell Burnum, “he only played about half the game and that really hurt us at running back.”
Junior Michael Rich lead Castleford in running for 37 yards on the night. The wolves finished with 81 yards rushing in the game and 0 passing yards on five attempts.
Castleford will host Shoshone next week and Hagerman will host Glenns Ferry.
Hagerman 50, Castleford 0
Hagerman 22 16 6 6— 50
Castleford 0 0 0 0— 0
Hagerman— Owsley run 30 (Owsley pass from Arterburn) 7:04
Hagerman— Ruffing run 5 (pass failed) 4:01
Hagerman— Owsley pass 65 from Arterburn (Kress run) 0:39
Hagerman— Kress run 35 (Goodman run) 9:33
Hagerman— Ruffing run 50 (Osborne pass from Salas) 5:38
Hagerman— Goodman run 54 (run failed) 11:40
Hagerman— Wise run 35 (run failed) 11:41