Cool and unusual
Buhl bests Wood
on cold night in Hailey
Indians dished out some cool and unusual punishment in Hailey Friday.
Central Idaho Conference action, the Indians defeated Wood River 31-7 to
remain undefeated in league play.
frigid night, Buhl (5-1) heated up Phil Homer Field with three,
fourth-quarter touchdowns to blow open a 10-7 contest.
quarterback Brandon Silvia rolls out against the Buhl rush.
felt like we were really in the game," Hailey coach John Blackman
said. "I was a little worried coming off the Declo game, but we
picked it up."
Hornets drubbed the Wolverines 50-8 two weeks ago. The loss proved to be
a costly one. Senior quarterback/defensive back/special teams standout
Matt Conover suffered a season-ending knee injury.
missed Matt on special teams. He is another 100 yards out there and a
threat every time he touches the ball," Blackman said.
Brandon Silvia stepped in at QB and propelled the Wolverines to one of
their best passing games to date with four completions for 44 yards and
did a great job. I was really pleased," Blackman said.
got a golden opportunity in the third when a fumble recovery by Tyler
Brown led to Hailey’s first possession in the third quarter.
third-down-and-six, Kellen Chatterton snagged a pass in the flat and
booked 32-yards to score.
ensuing possession, Buhl embarked on a 11-play, 38-yard march which ate
almost six minutes off the clock. The drive stalled when Chatterton and
Scott Sanders stuffed Buhl workhorse Josh Ussery (160 yards) on fourth
Indians returned the favor and then reeled off three unanswered
touchdowns to ice the game.
River never gave up, however. Dylan Welcome epitomized the team’s
effort, breaking at least four tackles on a seven-yard run late in the
loss, Wood River falls to 1-5 on the season and 0-3 in league.
still alive for a playoff berth, although they need for Kimberly to
lose, Wood River ends the regular season with games against Filer and
think we can win both games," Blackman said. "These kids
deserve to win."