JEROME, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) Stakes were high Friday night in Jerome as they welcomed to town the Twin Falls Bruins in the Battle of the Bridge, where the winner takes the Great Basin Conference West pod.
Well it is hunting season and the Jerome student section stood before a banner reading 'Bear Hunting Season Now Open' while wearing camouflage.
On the field the Tigers came out guns blazing!
On the first play of the game, Jerome's Victor Santos runs the ball back 65 yards to get the Tigers on the board. The Tigers would score two more times in the first half.
Quarterback Dalan Thompson with the long ball to Shayler Bingham for 53 yards, 14–7 Tigers.
On their next possession, the Bruins would have to settle with a field goal by Caden Zierenberg, 14–10 Jerome.
Right before the half Dalton Raposo gets a well needed push across the goal line. 21–10 Tigers heading into the locker room.
Twin Falls rallied and beat Jerome 22–21 in a nailbiter of a game. The Bruins' defense kept the Tigers scoreless in the second half, while Twin Falls scored 12 points in the fourth quarter.
Jarad Perry rushed for 225 yards on 46 carries to go along with two touchdowns.
Nick Swensen was 10/28 for one touchdown and an interception. But his TD couldn't have come at a better time, the game-winning drive with 2:42 left to give Twin Falls the go ahead lead. They failed the two-point conversion and escaped with the one point win.
Twin Falls will take the No. 2 seed from District IV/V to the 4A state tournament. Minico is the third seed and Mountain Home represents the fourth. There's one at-large berth available between Districts IV/V/VI.
OTHER 4A ACTION:
Mountain Home 22, Canyon Ridge 12
Burley 20, Wood River 14
Gooding 49, Wendell 0: Shane Jennings was 17/20 for 257 yards, with four passing touchdowns to go along with one rushing touchdown and the Senators rolled to the conference victory. Cade Morris rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns. He also had two catches for 84 yards and a touchdown. This brings his total to 200 yards on eight touches. Cayden Loveland was masterful as well, with seven catches for 132 yards and seven touchdowns.
Kimberly 67, Buhl 0: McKade Huft rushed for 156 yards and three touchdowns, while Braxton Hammond passed for 105 yards and two touchdowns in the lopsided win. The Bulldogs produced a total of 464 yards of total offense, compared to the Indians' 67.
The SCIC will be up for grabs on Friday, when Kimberly travels to Gooding.
Declo 54, Filer 14: McKay Breshears produced a school-record setting 352 yards to go along with five touchdowns and the Hornets routed the Wildcats. The previous record of 342 yards was set back in 1984 by Brad Matthews.