Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Offense finally scores in Jerome game

But Tigers prevail 39-13

Wood River High School?s football team came to play Friday night at Jerome, but turnovers (four) continued to be a thorn in the Wolverine side.

Jerome capitalized on a fumble on the opening kickoff to score the first touchdown just 10 seconds in the game, and the Tigers posted a 39-13 Great Basin Conference West victory.

Still, Wood River (0-7) scored for the first time in 12 quarters when Huston Brashears plunged for a one-yard TD in the second quarter, then Tyson Reynoso sprinted home from 20 yards out cutting Jerome?s lead to 27-13 in the third period.

Despite being sick, Carl Browning led the Wolverine defense (14 tackles, 4 assists).

?We shut down Jerome?s fullback pretty well and our defense had three great stands inside the 10-yard-line,? said Wood River coach Dale Martin.

Martin added, ?Actually, take out four plays and reverse them and we win 20-18. Our kids played hard and up until the last minute. It was just the little things and turnovers that continued to hurt us."

Jerome posted its 24th consecutive win over Wood River and now leads the 32-game grid series 29-3.

More importantly for coach Jerry Diehl?s Tigers, they put themselves back in the chase for the Great Basin Conference West championship with only game left to play?Jerome playing at Burley Friday, Oct. 22.

Burley (2-5, 2-0 league) upset the Minico Spartans (3-4, 2-1 league) by a 22-13 score at Rupert last Friday, leaving open the possibility of a three-way tie at the top of the Great Basin heap if Jerome (2-5, 1-1 league) beats Burley.

Regardless of what happens this weekend, Wood River has one game left in its season. The Wolverines host the fourth-place team from District Six Friday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in Hailey. Wood River?s opponent will be the loser of Friday?s Bonneville/Blackfoot game.

Homecoming against Pocatello

Wood River will be facing a fired-up Pocatello Indians squad for its 2004 Homecoming game Friday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Phil Homer Field.

Coach Tom Harrison?s Pocatello eleven (5-2) will be fired up because of the way the streaking Indians lost Friday at Holt Arena in Pocatello. It was a tough, tough loss for the Indians coached by Harrison, who made Snake River a 3A power in the 1990s.

Pocatello dominated defending State 4A champ Century (4-3), outgaining the D?backs nearly two-to-one, but Century scored two TDs in the final 66 seconds to snap Pocatello?s four-game win streak 21-20?showing why Century has won three state titles in four years. Untimely penalties hurt Pocatello in the dome game.

WOLVERINE NOTES?Wood River played without four starters at Jerome?Tyler Jackson, Billy Kramer, Alex Burwell and Carter Stewart?.Season rushing leaders are Brashears 89-376 and Reynoso 56-252. Brashears also is the top pass receiver, 9-for-131 ahead of Browning 4-84?.Tackle leaders are Reynoso 86 tackles/42 assists, Browning 48/12, Scott Bartlett 43/15 and Chris Santiago 37/19.

WRHS Line Score

Jerome 39, WR 13

WRiver. 0 7 0 6 13
jerome 14 0 13 12 39

1st half

Jerome?Tom Callen, 15-yard fumble return (Brett Boesiger kick); 11:50 1st (7-0 J)

Jerome?Brett Boesiger, 2-yard run (Boesiger kick); 1:07 1st (14-0 J)

WR?Huston Brashears, 1-yard run (Dema Springs kick); 8:21 2nd (14-7 J)
2nd half

Jerome?Brady Black, 18-yard pass interception (Boesiger kick); 4:30 3rd (21-7 J)

Jerome?Pat Fleming, 15-yard run (kick failed); 1:28 3rd (27-7 J)

WR?Tyson Reynoso, 20-yard run (kick failed); 10:03 4th (27-13 J)

Jerome?Britt Thiessen, 85-yard pass from Brett Boesiger (run failed); 6:46 4th (33-13 J)

Jerome?Ryan Musgrave, 5-yard run (kick failed); 1:58 4th (39-13 J)


Possession time...24:28...23:32
1st downs, total...13...21
Rushes, yards...43-142...47-232
Yards per carry...8.0...1.6
Comp., passes...6-11...4-8
Passing yards...47...143
Returns, yards...3-65...5-42
Punt average...37.0...40.8


Rushing?Tyson Reynoso 13-68; Huston Brashears 15-65; Kenny Cardona 10-29; Scott Bartlett 5-19.

Passing?Craig Werley 5-7, 34 yards.

Receiving?Scott Bartlett 2-39.

Fumble recoveries?Grayson Thompson 1.

Tackle leaders?Carl Browning 14 tackles/4 assists; Tyson Reynoso 11/5; Scott Bartlett 12/4; Chris Santiago 7/6; Dusty Selner 7/4; Grayson Thompson 6/4; Kenny Cardona 7/2; Jeff Conover 4/3; Matt Jost 4/3.

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