Preps roundup: Kootenai wins state football opener
Kootenai fell behind early, and then came alive in a 58-32 win over visiting Tri-Valley in the first round of the Idaho State 1A Division II playoffs in Harrison.
The Warriors, who were routed 48-0 by Garden Valley in the first round last year, were outscored 18-0 in the first quarter. Kootenai responded with 24 unanswered points in the second quarter.
Brandon Carmen ran for three touchdowns and threw for three more to lead Kootenai (5-5). He finished with 148 yards rushing and 126 yards passing. The second half belonged to the Warriors, who outscored Tri-Valley 34-14.
Kootenai will play at Lighthouse Christian in Twin Falls in the semifinals next weekend.
Wallace 52, Potlatch 18: The Miners’ offense rolled up the points in a rout of Potlatch (8-2) in the first round of the Idaho State 1A Division I playoffs in Wallace. Wallace (9-1) will play Kendrick in the semifinals at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow on Saturday.
Weiser 34, Timberlake 7: The Tigers were eliminated from the Idaho State 3A tournament with a loss to visiting Weiser (9-1) at Spirit Lake.
Timberlake, which lost to Weiser 37-7 at state last year, finished the season with a 7-3 record.
Fruitland 49, Kellogg 6: The Wildcats were routed by defending state champion Fruitland (10-0) and eliminated from the Idaho State 3A tournament.
Kellogg finished the season at 3-7.
Waitsburg-Prescott 54, Kettle Falls 21: The Cardinals took control in the second quarter and earned the top seed to the state playoffs with a win over Kettle Falls in a District 7/9 2B playoff game at Prescott.
KF (5-5) was eliminated.
Waitsburg-Prescott (10-0) scored 26 second-quarter points to take a 40-14 halftime lead.
Zach Bartlow threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more to lead the Cardinals. Dalton Estes caught two of Bartlow’s touchdown passes.
Chelan 51, Riverside 14: The Goats took early control and routed the visiting Rams (5-5) in the District 6/7 1A playoffs.
Michael Amsel Jr. threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score to lead Chelan.
Sam Zanoni threw for a touchdown and ran for a score in the fourth quarter for Riverside, which saw its season end.