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Carey 46, North Gem 6

CAREY – Carey rolled in its season-opener against North Gem Friday behind a record-setting performance by sophomore quarterback Houston Hennefer.

Hennefer completed 30 of 37 passes for a school-record 501 yards, and added six touchdowns through the air. Hennefer spread the ball around the field, but Kaden Koudelka was the main recipient, as he hauled in nine passes for 146 yards.

“It was a good test for us, and we passed,” said Carey head coach Lane Kirkland. “We have some improvements to make, but we can learn.”

Carey next travels to Camas County next Friday afternoon.

Carey 46, North Gem 6

Carey 8 12 14 12 – 46

North Gem 0 6 0 0 —6

First Quarter

C – Koudelka 10 pass from Hennefer

Second Quarter

C – Mecham 56 pass from Hennefer

NG – Holbrook 21 pass from Barfuss

C – Mecham 41 pass from Hennefer

Third Quarter

C – Mecham 1 pass from Hennefer

C – Mecham 9 run

Fourth Quarter

C – Mecham 12 pass from Hennefer

C – Koudelka 21 pass from Hennefer

Jerome 41, Mountain Home 6

JEROME – Jerome cruised in its season opener, beating Mountain Home by a smooth 35-point margin.

The Tigers’ quarterback, Jordin Myers, tossed a 45-yard pass to Austin Bell to get the scoring started, and that proved to be an indication of things to come.

“It was nice to get that, but sometimes if you have that, you have a little bit of a letdown because it was easier than you anticipated,” said Jerome head coach Sid Gambles. “But after that, we put some drives together. We haven’t been able to put drives together in a couple years, not long ones anyway. It was impressive to do that in the first game.”

Jerome gave up a touchdown to Mountain Home later in the first quarter, but that was all the Tigers’ defense would surrender. Myers tossed another touchdown to Bell in the third quarter, and Colten Craig scored three times on the ground, including a 69-yard run in the third quarter.

Jerome next travels to Wood River next Friday.

Jerome 41, Mountain Home 6

Jerome 7 6 21 7 —41

Mountain Home 6 0 0 0 —6

First quarter

J – Bell 45 pass from Myers (Howard kick)

Second quarter

J – Craig 1 run (Kick failed)

Third quarter

J – Craig 69 run (Howard kick)

J – Craig 22 run (Howard kick)

J – Bell 20 pass from Myers (Howard kick)

Fourth quarter

J – Hernandez 13 pass from Wallace (Howard kick)

Grantsville (Utah) 42, Minico 28

POCATELLO – Minico dropped its first game of the season at Holt Arena against Grantsville (Utah). The two teams were tied at 14 apiece at halftime, but Grantsville doubled up the Spartans’ scoring in the second half.

“We played well for the first game of the year. (Grantsville) played last week, so they were able to eliminate a few of their mistakes and capitalize on a few of ours,” said Minico head coach Tim Perrigot.

Larry Vega paced Minico’s offense, which accumulated 14 first downs, with 18 rushes for 130 yards. New quarterback John Perrigot completed 13 of 26 passes for 180 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. In all, Minico turned the ball over five times.

Nicky Caldera hauled in six passes for 109 yards and a touchdown, and Tim Miller punched in a pair of seven-yard touchdowns on the ground.

The Spartans host Century next Friday in their home opener. Century beat Burley on Thursday.

Grantsville (Utah) 42, Minico 28

Minico 7 7 7 7 —28

Grantsville (Utah) 0 14 14 14 —42

First quarter

M – Caldera 20 pass from Perrigot (Chandler) 9:26

Second quarter

M – May 1 run (Chandler kick) 4:59

Third quarter

M – Miller 7 run (Chandler kick) 8:03

Fourth quarter

M – Miller 7 Run (Chandler kick) 7:37

Gooding 20, South Fremont 14

St. Anthony – The Senators opened the season with a solid road win over South Fremont. Just a year ago, the Cougars handed Gooding a one-point, season-opening loss.

“Our offense owned the ball a lot,” said Gooding coach Cameron Andersen. “We still need to finish our drives and need to execute a little better. Our defense is mentally strong.”

Mike Needham was the top rusher for Gooding, scoring on touchdowns runs of three and 52 yards. The Senators opened the scoring on a 1-yard pass from Shane Jennings to Cayden Loveland, and would never trail.

Gooding (1-0) is at Bear Lake next Friday.

Gooding 20, South Fremont 14

Gooding 6 8 0 6 -20

South Fremont 0 7 0 7 -14

First quarter

G – Cayden Loveland 1 pass from Shane Jennings (pass failed)

Second quarter

SF – Yancy 5 run (Kick good)

G – Mike Needham 3 run (Jennings run)

Fourth quarter

G – Needham 52 run (run failed)

SF – Pass

Oakley 62, Grace 22

OAKLEY – The Hornets had 436 yards of offense, combining 147 thru the air and 289 on the ground in their home opener against the Grizzlies. Oakley quarterback Tate Cranney completed nine of 10 passes for four touchdowns, tossing scoring passes to Chandler Jones (eight yards), Daxton Gillete (eight yards) Max Alves (10 yards). His longest completion of the night was 30 yards to Kobe Martin.

Josh Nyman was Oakley’s leading rusher, gaining 110 yards on five carries, including a 62-yard run for a score. Oakley also had a 35-yard interception returned by Chandler Jones for a touchdown, and Jacob Butts recorded a score on a safety.

“The team showed up and played good football for two and a half quarters,” said Oakley coach Kade Craner.”We accomplished what we wanted. We know what we need to work on. We were happy with a few things. Mainly we got off to a fast start and got out of the gate quickly.”

Oakley (1-0) is at Raft River on Friday in a rematch of last year’s 1A-DI state championship game.

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Oakley 62, Grace 22

Grace 0 16 0 6 -22

Oakley 26 22 14 0 -62

First quarter

O – Austin Bedke 5 run (run failed) 9:31

O – Chandler Jones 8 pass from Tate Cranney (run failed) 4:47

O – Daxton Gillete 8 pass from Cranney (run failed) 3:19

O – Jones 35 interception return (Cranney run) 1:40

Second quarter

O—Max Alves 10 pass Cranney (run failed) 9:32

G – Pass play

O—Josh Nyman 62 run (run failed) 5:48

O—Gillete 60 run (Nyman run)

G -Pass play

O—Safety Jacob Butts 1:05

Third quarter

O—Bedke 3 run (Cranney run) 10:14

O—Kobe Martin 30 pass from Cranney (pass failed) 2:01

Fourth quarter

G—Pass play 1:00

Valley 50, Challis 20

HAZELTON – Valley led by two touchdowns at halftime Friday in its season opener, but held Challis to just six points in the second half en route to a 30-point win.

“Our defense played really well,” said Valley head coach Ryon Jarvis. “We were nervous about their run game, but we stopped them from moving the ball on the ground.”

The Vikings’ offense dominated through the air, as quarterback Jason Hardy completed 26 of 35 passes for 435 yards, four touchdowns and one interception, and also added two rushing touchdowns.

Zane Mussmann hauled in nine catches for 170 yards and three touchdowns, and Victor Lopez caught five balls for 126 yards and a touchdown. On the ground, Kodi Burk rushed 11 times for 55 yards.

Valley next travels to Kamiah next Friday.

Other Scores

Marsing 21, Wendell 8

Watersprings 54, Lighthouse Christian 28

North Fremont 48, Filer 6

Lapwai 38, Glenns Ferry 14

Columbia 22, Canyon Ridge 14

Declo 28, Sugar-Salem 21

Cross Country

TWIN FALLS – Cache Traveller of Twin Falls took home first place at the CSI cross country meet Friday with a time of 17.07. He beat out the second-place runner, Milli Mulugata of Canyon Ridge, by 13 seconds.

Two other Bruins finished in the top seven: Tucker Burnham finished fourth (17.44) and Cooper Traveller checked in at seventh (17.59). Nathan Baecht of Canyon Ridge finished in eighth place.

Late Thursday Soccer

SUN VALLEY – Community School boys soccer improved to 4-0 with a 4-1 road win over the Buhl Indians Thursday. Cash Dart recorded a hat trick and Ridley Lindstrom added a goal for the Cutthroats.

Community School next hosts Bliss on Tuesday in a rematch of last year’s High Desert Conference championship, where the Bears upset the Cutthroats. Buhl next hosts Gooding on Tuesday.

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