GOODING, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) Two young teams returning only a few key players took the field in Gooding as the Senators hosted the Weiser Wolverines.
Both teams dominated their competition in week zero and head into week one in a non-conference match-up looking to continue to perfect their game.
"Obviously Gooding is a great team and we know that,” said Weiser first year Head Coach Tom Harrison. “They've got some great athletes that are potential division one. We don't have those but we have some good kids and we're going to try to focus on what we do and get better as a team and try to sneak out a win."
Gooding Head Coach Cameron Andersen said his team needed to tighten up and Weiser gave them a run for that returning the opening kick-off for a touchdown.
"We need to coach harder, coach better,” Andersen said. “I think we need to block harder, block better, I think we need to execute our pass and run game better. I think on defense, we need to execute our little things and tackle as best we can. I think that every area we want to get better at. And that's good news after week one, you want some stuff to work on and we have a lot."
Gooding responded with big consistent plays from quarterback Shane Jennings to Andrew Prince and Cayden Loveland. After the first quarter the Senators only led 8-7.
The biggest play and momentum change of the game came second before heading to locker rooms for half time. Jennings was able to step out of bounds with one second remaining.
With one second to play; Jennings takes the snap some-how, some-way escapes tacklers again, lofts the ball, it's tipped up and it was a group effort between Andrew Prince and Cayden Loveland to bring it down for the score.
Senators headed into the locker room with the 14-7 lead and kept the momentum going in their favor taking this one 33-7 and remaining perfect as they head to Fruitland next week.
STATS: Shane Jennings recorded 3 TD passing and 1 TD rushing, Cayden Loveland had 2 TD receiving, while Andrew Prince had 1 receiving TD and Brayden Roe produced 1 TD INT in the 3rd quarter.
OTHER SCIC TEAMS:
Burley 40, Buhl 15: The Bobcats move to 2-0 for the first time since 2013. The Indians scored on two touchdown passes by junior quarterback Jade Juker. He connected with Tre Christensen on a 57 yard strike and a 17 yard pass to Garrett Bowman. Indians head coachB Seth Blick says on three occassions in the first half Buhl got the ball into the redzone, but didn't capitalize.
Kimberly 59, American Falls 13: Braxton Hammand was 12 of 18 for 268 yards and five touchdowns as the Bulldogs dominated the Beavers. Blake Phillips caught five passes for 185 yards and three touchdowns. AJ Garrell produced 12.5 tackles.
Marsh Valley 51, Filer 6