Friday, September 29, 2006

Big day Saturday for WR Youth Football

Games in Hailey

Wood River Youth Football is planning a big day of games Saturday, Sept. 30, in Hailey.

The 12-year-olds play at 10:30 a.m. on Phil Homer Field (high school football field) followed by the 11-year-olds at 12 noon and the 10-year-olds at 1:30 p.m.

Nine-year-olds face off at 12 noon on the lower high school field and the flag football kids go at it at 1:30 p.m. on the lower high school field.

Last week's results

The Wood River Youth Football nine-year-olds celebrated a complete 14-0 team victory over Metro Direct in Mountain Home last Saturday.

Remaining unbeaten, the Hailey kids can be proud of their improved play and coverage responsibilities.

The first team offense, led by Gage Jorgensen at quarterback, appeared to be a well oiled machine behind the best blocking of the season by Reilly Neel, Anders Fortuin and Jackson Toothman.

Zach "Zonka" Swanson went untouched into the end zone on a run following blocks of Neel and Jake Jorgensen. Sam Burns at end made the point after look easy as he put both hands around a pass from Gage for an 8-0 lead.

The Wood River defense held Metro Direct in check all day with only one long sweep around the end. For the fourth week in a row "Zonka" chased the runner down for a tackle near the goal line, followed by another successful goal line stand from the WR kids.

Key plays on defense came from cornerback Elijah Lindley who contained sweeps all day.

Wood River added another touchdown later in the game. The point after came up short resulting in a 14-0 final score.

Game balls were awarded to Cameron and Brandon Benson for their stellar effort in the victory over Meridian Green the previous week.

In other games played last Saturday at Mountain Home, the WR seniors and juniors fell 14-0 and 16-0 to Trinity and Idaho Sporting Goods, and the WR sophomores dropped a 16-0 decision to Lyle Pearson.

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