Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Carey (5-0) cruises past Mushers on Homecoming

Bye week, then tough stretch

Senior Heith Adamson scored two running touchdowns and sophomore Blair Peck made two defensive TDs sparking the undefeated Carey School Panthers (5-0, 3-0 league) to a 54-6 Homecoming win over Camas County Friday.

Coach Lane Kirkland's Panthers, ranked fifth in the 1A Division 2 poll, scored eight TDs and took care of the visiting Mushers (1-3, 0-2) in a Sawtooth Conference eight-man football game at Derrick Parke Memorial Field.

The game ended on the 45-point mercy rule in the third period. The Panthers out-rushed Camas County 313-193 and piled up nearly 400 yards in offense. Antonio Gamino (92 yards rushing), Gonzalo Zarate (87), Shane Bingham and Caleb Cenarrusa also scored.

Camas County star was junior Mickenzie Boggs, who rushed 12 times for 129 yards and the only Musher TD. Boggs also returned six kickoffs for 79 yards and, on defense, had 17 tackles and 11 assists.

The 2008 Carey Homecoming royalty announced during last Wednesday's bonfire consisted of senior queen Emilee Butcher, junior Taylor Whitby, sophomore Amy Mares and freshman Kelly Patterson.

Carey has a bye week to get ready for two tough games in October—Sawtooth Conference dates at Dietrich (2-3, 1-2 league) on Friday, Oct. 10 and a huge home test against the unbeaten Mackay Miners (5-0, 4-0 league) on Friday, Oct. 17.

Mackay, a 50-6 home winner over Rockland last Friday, is ranked #3 in the 1A Division 2 poll behind Garden Valley and Kootenai, and ahead of defending champion Salmon River of Riggins and Carey.

Check the Express Web site for statistics from the Camas game and a season composite.

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