Wood River (1-3,
Declo (3-1, 1-0 league)
Thursday, Oct. 3. Place—Declo.
weekend of Sawtooth Central Idaho Conference (SCIC) games. Basically,
Wood River’s defense hasn’t been able to stop Declo’s running
offense in the last two meetings of the teams. Declo has been unbeatable
in the Sawtooth Central Idaho Conference 3A ranks after moving up from
2A starting in 2000, going 10-0 in league the last two seasons and
outscoring its SCIC foes 436-159. However, the 30 points scored by Wood
River against Declo last year were the most points scored in one league
game against Declo in the last two years. Seventh-year Hornet coach
Kelly Kidd (45-15) has never had a losing season at Declo—winning
eight games and making the state playoffs each of the last four years.
But Preston has eliminated Declo from the 3A grid playoffs two years
running. And Declo, which last endured a losing season in 1995, has
never won a state football championship.
defending SCIC champion Declo started its 2002 league quest on the right
foot with a 49-13 win at Filer. Declo is led by the running of senior
Terry Darrington, who rushed for 141 yards in a season-opening 20-6 home
win over South Fremont, and 6-2, 200-pound QB Jordan Bagwell. In a 65-0
home rout of American Falls, Declo rushed for 463 yards. But the Hornets
also lost a bitter one, 21-14 at Burley.
Blackman’s comments about Declo—"Declo
is huge—big and physical. On offense they come right at you using
Bagwell, now their fullback, about 80% of the time. He’s an athlete.
We’ll have to solidify our defense. As far as our offense goes, we’ll
keep on doing what’s working, but we’ve still got to be able to
throw the ball."
(350 rushing yards) chewed up huge hunks of running yardage to turn a
close 21-14 game into a 41-14 runaway midway through the third quarter
in the final game played on the old Phil Homer Field. Wood River hung in
there and tallied the final two TDs to make the score a more respectable
41-30 in favor of Declo. Declo’s Terry Darrington rushed for 130 yards
and QB Jordan Bagwell rushed for 69 yards and added 71 passing yards.
For Wood River, Dylan Welcome (87 yards rushing) had a 73-yard TD run in
the fourth quarter.
(638 total yards) never punted and celebrated its Homecoming with a
56-14 romp over Wood River. The Hornets led 24-0 with only 11 minutes
gone and ended up with 9 TDs and 441 rushing yards (8.7 per carry).
Leading WR were RB Josh Alstrom (97 yards rushing), QB Cory Goicoechea
(14-for-19, 164 yards) and WR Max Paisley (9 catches for 104 yards). But
the Wolverines gained only 116 yards on the ground.
victories in the last two games played between the schools improved the
Hornet advantage to 9-5-1 in the grid series. Wood River last win was in
1987, when the host Wolverines outgained Declo 503-201 and won 21-6.
(3-1, 1-0) won its third consecutive game 63-0 over visiting Gooding
(0-4, 0-1). Gooding was shutout for the third straight game and Buhl
improved its scoring average to 36.8 ppg.
SCIC games this week—On
Thursday, Buhl entertains Filer, and Kimberly travels to Gooding.