Gooding pummels Filer, but loses all-state linebacker

GOODING, Idaho ( KMVT / KSVT ) Gooding Football refers to itself as a Band of Brothers.

Now what happens when one of the team member's brother plays for another school? See Tucker Parrott is a senior wide receiver at Filer, while older brother Brodie coaches the wide receivers at Gooding.

The two going to battle Thursday night.

Tucker said, "we both talk a lot of smack with one another, there's a big rivalry between us and so I always like to give him a bunch of trouble as much as I can. There's been a bunch of times at Filer, when I ran out of bounds and almost ran him over."

Brodie exclaimed, "just to see him progress, it's special to be here tonight and be watching him play on the sidelines while he's going against guys I coach, hopefully he competes really well."

The third-ranked Senators putting their 5-1 record on the line, while the Wildcats are seeking their third win of the season.

Following the opening touchdown for Gooding, one of the worst things that could happen this season, did. All-state linebacker Sam Funkhouser went to tackle Austyn Sherman and on the play, he suffered an injury to his right knee. The coaching staff and a member of the medical community would help him off the field. Head Cameron Andersen says he's done for the season. Funkhouser is a senior and well-respected leader on the team.

But Shane Jennings and Company had a job to do and that's win the ballgame, the sophomore quarterback threw for five touchdowns, plus two rushing TD's and this one all Gooding, 70-28.

The Senators improve to 2-0 in conference, 6-1 overall.

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