November 23, 1996 in Sports

Lewiston Rides Rice Past Bonneville

Associated Press

Milk Bowl

Lewiston’s Brad Rice ran for two touchdowns and passed to Matt Squire for another score as the Bengals won the state A-1 Division 2 football championship Friday, 37-3 over Bonneville in Moscow, Idaho’s Kibbie Dome.

For the Bees, who finished the season at 7-5, the only score came in the second quarter when Spencer Sautter kicked a 22-yard field goal.

Rice, a senior, had 92 yards rushing on 15 carries and Laki Ah Hi added 77 yards with touchdown runs of 1 and 5 yards.

Lewiston, undefeated at 12-0, intercepted Bonneville quarterback Tony Jackson three times and held the Bees to 54 yards on the ground and 97 yards passing.

A-3 championship

John Sexton scored three times in the first half as Parma claimed its first A-3 football championship, knocking off two-time defending champion Glenns Ferry 26-6.

Parma’s front line manhandled the Pilots, clearing the way for 257 yards rushing at Idaho State’s Holt Arena in Pocatello.

Sexton ran for 140 yards on 27 carries, scoring on runs of 16 and 3 yards in the first quarter and a 20-yard burst in the second quarter.

The Pilots had not lost a game since 1993, when they fell to Fruitland in the state finals.

A-4 championship

Senior Nick Whitworth rushed for 143 yards and three touchdowns to lead Mackay to a 40-14 victory over Nampa Christian for the A-4 championship.

Whitworth also caught three passes for 41 yards, sacked the Trojans quarterback three times for losses of 33 yards and intercepted a pass.

He finished Mackay’s 10-0 season with 1,809 yards rushing and 29 touchdowns.

Whitworth’s younger brother Josh, a sophomore quarterback, completed 11 of 16 passes for 224 yards and two touchdowns.

Running back Nate Pilkington led Nampa Christian (10-1) with 115 yards rushing on 18 carries. Quarterback Benjy Beck completed 10 of 31 passes for 200 yards.

A-1 Division 1 championship

Centennial defeated Highland 41-22. No details were available at press time.

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