Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Carey's rushers plow over Red Devils 62-12

One more win clinches Sawtooth title

Carey School football players weren't overlooking the Murtaugh Red Devils Friday night in a pivotal Sawtooth Conference West eight-man football clash at Carey.

The Panthers needed a win to keep their conference championship hopes alive—and they got it with a 338-yard rushing attack and six turnovers for a 62-12 mercy-rule triumph at Derrick Parke Memorial Field.

With the victory Carey (6-1 overall, 3-0 Sawtooth West) moved closer to the divisional championship and can clinch the flag with another eight-man prep victory over the Dietrich Blue Devils Friday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m. on the Carey gridiron.

Sophomore running back Connor Rivera (9 carries for 118 yards) scored three of Carey's first four touchdowns against Murtaugh (2-5, 1-1 league). Senior quarterback Tyler Cook threw two TD passes and ran for two more, including a 63-yard interception return.

Junior Cody Baird had his usual solid game with 97 rushing yards and 52 yards pass catching including a touchdown. He led the tough defense with seven solo tackles and one interception. Tadd Green, a senior, caught four passes.

"We had some great grabs by Tadd, Bryan Hill and Allen Peck," said Carey coach Lane Kirkland.

He added, "We treated the game as importantly as any game and told our players it was like playing for the state championship. The kids stepped up on the line to block and our defense stepped up as well. It was a good one for us."

Kirkland was pleased with the Panther defense that recorded five quarterback sacks, recovered two fumbles and made four interceptions.

He'd be even more pleased if Carey continues its roll with another win over Dietrich Friday. Kirkland said, "Murtaugh beat Dietrich by 13 points earlier this season, but we beat Dietrich twice last year and they'll be hungry for revenge."

Due to Clark County dropping its football team last fall, Carey indeed played Dietrich twice and won by scores of 20-12 and 52-6. Two years ago, however, the Blue Devils routed Carey 84-48, in Carey. Prior to last year Dietrich had won three of the last five meetings between the schools.

Dietrich (4-3, 1-1 league) will come to Friday's party after a bye week. The Blue Devils beat Clark County 65-20 their last time out Oct. 6, and also defeated Hansen, Rimrock and Richfield. They lost to Hagerman, Rockland and Murtaugh.

A win over Dietrich would give Carey a home State 1A Division 2 playoff game against the Sawtooth Conference East runner-up, probably North Gem, on the weekend of Nov. 4-5. North Gem (5-1, 2-0 East) plays at undefeated Mackay (7-0, 3-0 East) Friday, Oct. 21 to determine that divisional king.

Carey 62, Murtaugh 12

MURTAUGH 6 0 6 0 12
CAREY. 24 12 14 12 62


1st half

CAREY—Connor Rivera, 45-yard run (Cody Baird, pass from Tyler Cook); (8-0 Carey)

MURTAUGH—Jose Saucedo, pass from Chase Hunsaker (pass failed); (8-6 Carey)

CAREY—Connor Rivera, 1-yard run (Tadd Green, pass from Tyler Cook); (16-6 Carey)

CAREY—Tadd Green, 13-yard pass from Tyler Cook (Green, pass from Cook); (24-6 Carey)

CAREY—Connor Rivera, 19-yard run (pass failed); (30-6 Carey)

CAREY—Tyler Cook, 63-yard interception return (pass failed); (36-6 Carey)

2nd half

CAREY—Tyler Cook, 19-yard run (run failed); (42-6 Carey)

CAREY—Cody Baird, 30-yard pass from Tyler Cook (Scott Ellsworth, pass from D.J. Simpson); (50-6 Carey)

MURTAUGH—Jose Saucedo, pass from Chase Hunsaker (pass failed); (50-12 Carey)

CAREY—Blake Whitby, 1-yard run (pass failed); (56-12 Carey)

CAREY—Blake Whitby, 16-yard run; (62-12 Carey)

TOTAL CAREY YARDAGE—338 yards rushing, 144 yards passing for total offense of 482 yards. Defensively: Carey 2 fumble recoveries, 4 interceptions and 5 sacks.


Rushing—Connor Rivera 9-118, 3 TD; Cody Baird 10-97; Blake Whitby 8-64, 2 TD; Tyler Cook 5-28, 1 TD; Allen Peck 5-29; D.J. Simpson 1-2.

Passing—Tyler Cook 7-for-13, 113 yards, 2 TD, 3 conversions, 1 interception; D.J. Simpson 3-4, 31 yards, 1 conversion.

Receiving—Tadd Green 4-33, 1 TD., 2 conversions; Cody Baird 2-52, 1 TD, 1 conversion; Bryan Hill 1-42; Allen Peck 1-14; Scott Ellsworth 1-3, 1 conversion.

Interceptions (4)—Tyler Cook 2 including a 63-yard TD return; Cody Baird 1; Blake Whitby 1.

Fumble recoveries (2)—Nathan Foster 1; Allen Peck 1.

Sacks (5)—Brian Adamson 2; Bryan Hill 1; Jesus Ocampo 1; Wulf Lebrecht 1.

Tackles—Cody Baird 7 solo/2 assists; Jesus Ocampo 3/6; Blake Whitby 3/5; Allen Peck 2/5; Tyler Cook 3/4;.Connor Rivera 3/0; Nathan Foster 1/2; Brian Adamson 1/2; Bryan Hill 2/1; Tadd Green 2/1; Daniel Wilson 2/1; Kyle Brooks 1/1; Luke Harmon 0/2; Ben Neilson 0/2; James Carlson 1/0; D.J. Simpson 1/0; Wulf Lebrecht 1/0.

Carey Football Composite 2005


Opponents 34 30 52 18 134 (19.1)
Carey 118 100 76 54 348 (49.7)


(6-1 overall, 3-0 home, 3-1 away, 3-0 Sawtooth Conference West)

Aug. 26 (Away) Carey 50, Hagerman 22

Sept. 9 (Home) Carey 54, Shoshone 6

Sept. 16 (Home) Carey 58, Sho-Ban 12

Sept. 23 (Away) Carey 60, Camas County 32

Sept. 30 (Away) Carey 50, Richfield 0

Oct. 5 (Away) Mackay 50, Carey 14

Oct. 14 (Home) Carey 62, Murtaugh 12

Oct. 21 (Home)

Brad Hunt 9 5 64
Cody Baird 9 5 64
Tyler Cook 9 4 62
Tadd Green 6 6 48
Connor Rivera 7 3 48
Allen Peck 3 0 18
Blake Whitby 3 1 20
Bryan Hill 1 1 8
Devin Simpson 1 0 6
Jake Stewart 1 0 6
Scott Ellsworth 0 1 2
Heith Adamson 0 1 2

Touchdown passes—Tyler Cook 14, Brad Hunt 1.

Conversion passes—Cook 14, D.J. Simpson 2.

Notes—Carey has scored in 24 of 27 quarters....Carey has successfully made 27 of 46 conversions (59% success rate)....Carey has scored 49 TDs—26 on runs from scrimmage, 15 on passes, 4 on returns and 4 on defense.

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