Declo runs at will,
socks Wolverines 41-30
Hailey rally falls
short, Buhl next
To stop one
of their Sawtooth Central Idaho Conference football opponents this fall,
Wood River High School defensive players will have to tackle much better.
better than they did Friday, when the Declo Hornets ran through the Hailey
defense at will and posted a 41-30 SCIC victory on the final night at Phil
just wasn’t a lot of good tackling going on," said Wood River coach
John Blackman, whose team trailed by as much as 41-14 with 20 minutes left
in the home game.
Declo is ranked #1 in the league for a reason. We just couldn’t stop
them," he added.
junior quarterback Jordon Bagwell, perhaps the best football player in the
SCIC, set the tone of the game on the first Hornet possession. Pinned
behind the scrimmage line, he shrugged off a Wolverine shoulder tackle and
rambled 57 yards for the first touchdown.
rushes for 96 yards plus 4-for-9 for 71 yards passing) spearheaded a Declo
rushing offense that piled up 350 yards on 52 carries. An all-around
player, he also led the Hornet defense with 9 tackles.
Blackman said, "Bagwell is a heckuva athlete."
senior quarterback Joe Molyneux, Wood River (2-3 overall, 0-2 league)
appeared ready and willing to give the Hornets (4-1, 2-0) a stiff
challenge early in the game.
Bagwell’s first of three touchdowns, Wood River’s Nic Nottingham raced
53 yards on a slotback run and Molyneux ignored a fierce Hornet pass rush
to complete a 12-yard TD toss to tight end Ryne Reynoso.
pulled off a couple of clutch throws," said Blackman. "We’re
still not coming up with the high-percentage catches, but our passing game
is coming along a little bit."
21-8 after Declo capitalized on a botched punt snap to score an easy TD,
Wood River assembled a six-minute, 14-play, 51-yard scoring drive ignited
by a 31-yard kickoff return by Matt Conover.
included a 14-yard Kellen Chatterton dive, a seven-yard Molyneux scramble
on third-and-six, and a nine-yard Molyneux-to-Reynoso connection after a
high snap into the shotgun formation.
Declo’s lead to 21-14. But the Hornets chewed up huge hunks of running
yardage in reeling off 20 unanswered points to build a 41-14 cushion.
for the sizable home crowd, Wood River scored the final two TDs to make
the score respectable. "We didn’t quit. The kids hung in there and
took it all the way to the end," Blackman said.
42-yard TD romp on a QB draw and his own conversion run made it 41-22 with
7:47 left. After a Tyler Klune interception, Dylan Welcome threaded his
way through the scrimmage line and busted free for a 73-yard TD scamper up
NOTES—Declo scored on its first six possessions…Wood River
(10-for-16 season) made three of four conversions…Two questionable calls
riled Blackman—the first a clipping call against Wood River on a Declo
punt that enabled the Hornets to retain possession and led to their third
TD, the second on the final onsides kick that appeared to go Wood River’s
way…The final Wolverine home game is tentatively scheduled for Friday,
Oct. 12 at 4:30 p.m. at Chuck Turner Field (Wood River Middle School