Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Carey takes step toward state with 62-14 win

Play-in games set for Friday

Express Staff Writer

Carey junior quarterback Nate Adamson, dropping back to pass on Homecoming Night Sept. 27, enjoyed a productive night against Richfield on Friday at Derrick Parke Memorial Field. Photo by Roland Lane

     Carey High School’s football team is back on the winning side of the ledger following its 62-14 Sawtooth Conference West eight-man victory over the visiting Richfield Tigers last Friday on “Senior Night” at Derrick Parke Memorial Field.

     Panther junior quarterback Nate Adamson (360 all-purpose yards) rushed for three touchdowns and threw for four TDs as Carey (4-3, 3-1 home) piled up nine TDs in a game for the second time in three weeks. Adamson led Carey with 125 rushing yards and completed 8-of-10 passes for 217 yards.

     Sophomore Collin Whitby caught two of Adamson’s passing TDs, from 29 and 31 yards out. Senior Christian Zarate (74 rushing yards, 9 tackles) snagged a 72-yard TD toss.

     Adding single TDs were sophs Joe Parke and Zach Olsen, and junior Corban Johnson. Carey out-gained Richfield 507-198 in yardage.

     The victory earned Carey the No. 3 West seed in the eight-team Sawtooth Conference knockout round of State 1A Division 2 play-in games scheduled for Friday, Nov. 1 at four different fields.

     Carey (2-2 Sawtooth West) will travel to Sawtooth East No. 2 finisher North Gem (4-4, 3-1 East) for a 2 p.m. Friday game on the Bancroft gridiron in eastern Idaho. The two teams have met this season on the same field, Carey prevailing 38-27 on Sept. 6.

     The other three play-in games this Friday are:

     Lighthouse Christian (8-0, 4-0 West, No. 1) hosting Rockland (2-6, 1-3 East, No. 4);

     Dietrich (7-1, 3-1 West, No. 2) hosting Mackay (2-5, 2-2 East, No. 3);

     Calvary Chapel (5-3, 4-0, No. 1 East) hosting Castleford (2-5, 1-3 West, No. 4).

     Last year’s state runner-up Lighthouse Christian earned the top West seed with a 34-18 road win at Dietrich Friday. Meanwhile, Calvary Chapel posted its fifth straight win 74-34 at Rockland behind the 200-yard-plus passing effort of junior QB Wyatt Tracy.

     Friday’s winning teams qualify for the eight-team State 1A Division 2 playoffs on the Nov. 8-9 weekend. The way the brackets have been set up, those state quarterfinal match-ups next weekend will be:

     The Calvary Chapel-Castleford winner hosting the Carey-North Gem winner;

     And the Lighthouse-Rockland winner entertaining the Dietrich-Mackay winner.

     If Lighthouse and Dietrich emerge as the winning quarterfinal match-up, the winner of Lighthouse-Dietrich would likely play defending champion Salmon River of Riggins and its superstar QB Leighton Vander Esch in the Nov. 15-16 semi-final game.

     Winner of two state titles in four years, Salmon River (9-0, 51.4 ppg) is 19-2 over two seasons including last year’s 53-38 state championship victory over 2011 king Lighthouse Christian, at Eagle High. However, Salmon River and Lighthouse would likely meet in the semi-finals this year.



Carey Line Score

Carey 62, Richfield 14

RICHFIELD 6 8 0 x 14
carey 16 26 20 x 62

1st half

Carey—Joe Parke, 9-yard pass from Nate Adamson (Christian Zarate run); (8-0 C).

Richfield—Zak Wood, 5-yard run (run failed); (8-6 C).

Carey—Nate Adamson, 2-yard run (Christian Zarate run); (16-6 C).

Carey—Nate Adamson, 20-yard run (pass failed); (22-6 C).

1st downs, total 10 14
Rushes, yards 28-83 46-271
Yards per carry 3 5.9
Fumbles lost 3 0
Completions, passes 6-23 9-13
Completion percentage 26% 69%
Passing yards 115 236
Yards per completion 19.2 26.2
Total yardage 198 507
Intercepted by 0 2
Penalties 3-15 3-20
Third down efficiency 0-7 7-12
Fourth down efficiency 3-4 2-3

Carey—Collin Whitby, 29-yard pass from Nate Adamson (run failed); (28-6 C).

Carey—Nate Adamson, 72-yard run (Christian Zarate run); (36-6 C).

Carey—Christian Zarate, 72-yard pass from Nate Adamson (pass failed); (42-6 C).

Richfield—Victor Robles, 24-yard pass from Jeff Henson (Robles run); (42-14 C).


2nd half

Carey—Zach Olsen, 11-yard run (Adamson run); 8:16 3rd (50-14 C).

Carey—Collin Whitby, 31-yard pass from Nate Adamson (run failed); (56-14 C).

Carey—Corban Johnson, 1-yard run; (62-14 C).



Rushing—Nate Adamson 13-125, 3 TD, 1 conv.; Christian Zarate 17-74, 3 conv.; Corban Johnson 6-29, 1 TD; Zach Olsen 6-28, 1 TD; Collin Whitby 1-9; Toby Whitworth 2-5;  Joe Parke 1-1.

Passing—Nate Adamson 8-10, 217 yards, 4 TD; Toby Whitworth 1-1, 19 yards.

Receiving—Joe Parke 5-85, 1 TD; Collin Whitby 2-60, 2 TD; Christian Zarate 1-72, 1 TD; Dallin Dilworth 1-19.

Interceptions (2)—Joe Parke 1 with a 26-yard return; Nate Adamson 1.

Fumble recoveries (3)—Nate Adamson 1, Corban Johnson 1, Zach Olsen 1.

Punt returns—Nate Adamson 2-18.        

All-purpose yards—Nate Adamson 360.

Tackles/assists—Christian Zarate 9/0; Collin Whitby 4/0; Nate Adamson 3/0 and Joe Parke 3/0; Zach Olsen 2/1; Chris Peck 2/0; Dallin Dilworth 1/0; Matt Whitworth 1/0.



Rushing—Zak Wood 11-54, 1 TD; Victor Robles 6-24, 1 conv.

Passing—Jeff Henson 6-23, 115 yards, 1 TD, 2 interceptions.

Receiving—Victor Robles 3-60, 1 TD; Zak Wood 1-14.

Tackle leaders—Zak Wood 14, Victor Robles 14.


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