High School Football: Taking Care of Business

24 10 2010

With the postseason quickly approaching, numerous teams remained in the playoff hunt with big performances on Friday night.
Check out what Quad-Cities kids came up clutch.

(High School Football Standings)

Top Performers

  • Beau Kerns, Lewiston: 12-21, 302 yards, 3 touchdowns; 17 carries, 98 yards vs Boise
  • Ridge Fuentes, Lewiston: 3 receptions, 163 yards, 2 touchdowns (65, 91 yards) vs Boise
  • Hayden Kanikkeberg, Troy: 8-13, 244 yards, 2 touchdowns vs Genesee
  • Justin Schmidt, Prairie: 3 receiving touchdowns vs Clearwater Valley
  • Stephen Brent, Potlatch: 221 yards rushings, 4 touchdowns vs Lapwai
  • Kody Heath, Kendrick: 250 yards rushing, 2 touchdowns vs Deary
    (Coaches Quotes: “We’re going to miss him next year.”)
  • Josh Straughan, Colton: 29-47, 406 yards, 8 touchdowns vs Sunnyside Christian
  • Steve Eacker, Colton: 14 catches, 229 yards, 4 touchdowns vs Sunnyside Christian

Idaho 5A – Inland Empire League
Boise 20 at Lewiston 33 – Final

Idaho 4A – Inland Empire League
Lakeland 14 at Moscow 35 – Final

Washington 2A – Great Northern League
Pullman 0 at Cheney 38 – Final
Deer Park 7 at Clarkston 14 – FInal

Washington 2B – Southeast/Northeast
Waitsburg-Prescott 28 at Asotin 8 – Final
Springdale 0 at Colfax 63 – Final

Idaho 2A – Central Idho League
Grangeville 14 at Orofino 16 – Final
Kamiah 54 at Kellogg 6 – Final

Washington 1B – Southeast
Colton 62 at Sunnyside Christian 32 – Final
Pomeroy at Liberty Christian –  No score reported

Idaho 1A – Whitepine League
Lapwai 30 at Potlatch 66 – Final
Troy 34 at Genesee 20 – Final
Deary 26 at Kendrick 38 – Final
Clearwater Valley 14 at Prairie 62 – Final


Trojans Show No Mercy In Opener

4 09 2010

Troy 50, Kendrick 0

TROY — Coming into this fall, many coaches around the Whitepine League said the Troy Trojans (1-0) were the team to beat.  In their season opener Friday night, they showed why with a 50-0 victory over Kendrick.

Trying to set the tone early, Tigers head coach Davey Steele attempted an onside kick to open the game.  Unfortunately for him, he got the exact opposite result he was looking for.  After the Trojans recovered, senior quarterback Hayden Kanikkeberg found junior end Nate Illi for a 46-yard scoring strike on the first play from scrimmage.  “That set the tone,” said Troy head coach Rob Bafus.

Behind a balanced offensive attack, the Trojans passed for 193 yards and ran for another 191 as they inflicted the 45-point mercy rule just over three minutes into the third quarter.

Senior tailback Marshall Williams led Troy in rushing with 167 yards on 13 carries, and visited the endzone three times.  Kanikkeberg was equally effective through the air, completing 7-of-11 passes for 193 yards.  Overall, Bafus said he was happy with his team’s performance.

“We had a lot of penalties and need to tighten that up, but that’s probably just me trying to find something,” said Bafus.  “This team has the chance to be something special.”