BUHL, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) It wasn't Friday night under the lights but the Burley Bobcats headed to Buhl to face the Indians in a non-conference match-up.
The Burley Bobcats got off the bus in Buhl with some pep in their step after beating Jerome to start the season 29-26.
"That's what I was most impressed with from last week I'll be honest with you just our effort and our fight and not giving up,” said Burley Head Coach Tony Cade. “Being down at half time and coming back and winning the game. A lot different burley team this year so I'm pretty excited."
The Buhl Indians were now defending their home field and trying for their first win of the year after falling to Weiser 24-7.
"These early games are for pride and momentum,” said Buhl Head Coach Seth Blick. “We want to win every game that we can but when it counts is later on in the season. So for us to meet our goal of making state playoffs that happens later on. These are all just preparation for that."
The night started out just how Coach Cade wanted it to.
Driving down the field, then a big play from quarterback Ethan Gibbons with the long ball to Rylee Pederson, Bobcats then in the red zone.
Couple plays later, Gibbons through the air again connecting with Luis Gomez in the end zone.
"We just do our thing. Our game plan has always remained the same, we want to be excited we want to come out and rush, we're a running team," Cade said.
The team was able to exercise both their running and pass game against the Indians.
Buhl’s offense played smart but struggled at times with communication and quarterback Jade Juker committed two interceptions.
Burley went on to win the game 40 -15.
Buhl has a bye week before their next game, and Burley plays again on September 7 at cross-town rival Minico.