Media Day/Football

From left, Murtaugh’s Garden Dimond, Austin Smith and Gio Zavala have their photos taken during media day Thursday, July 27, 2017, at the Times-News studio in downtown Twin Falls.

DREW NASH, TIMES-NEWS

Football

Butte County 60, Murtaugh 15

POCATELLO — The Pirates (7-1) ran away with their 1A Division II state playoff opener Thursday at Holt Arena to end the Red Devils’ season.

Butte County, the No. 1 seed out of District 5-6, led 46-0 at halftime to force a running clock.

Murtaugh ends its season with a 3-6 overall record.

It was an up-and-down fall in a vacuum, but it was a success for the Red Devils. This was their first season on their own since 2012, when they formed a co-op with Hansen.

After reaching the 1A Division I state tournament in 2013, the Murtaugh-Hansen co-op went winless its next three seasons. Murtaugh snapped the losing streak at 26 with a 56-18 win over Richfield earlier this season.

The Red Devils beat Castleford 61-20 last week to force a Kansas City playoff, which it won to advance to state.

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Butte County 60, Murtaugh 15 
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New Plymouth 58, Wendell 6

NEW PLYMOUTH — The Pilgrims ended the Trojans’ season with a blowout win in the first round of the 2A state playoffs.

Wendell finished the season with an 0-8 record, its second straight winless season.

New Plymouth 58, Wendell 6 
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