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Carey junior quarterback Hunter Smith came out firing against Dietrich Friday night and finished 14-for-21 passing for 216 yards with three touchdown passes. He also ran for two scores. Carey won 52-16 in the eight-man football season debut at Derrick Parke Memorial Field.

They rushed for 336 yards, threw for 219 yards and made two goal-line stands on defense when it was absolutely needed. And Carey’s three scoring stars scored all seven touchdowns.

It looks like the two-time defending State 1A Division 2 eight-man football champions from Carey High School are ready and roaring off to another successful gridiron season.

Carey (1-0) dominated the first quarter for a 22-0 lead and held off the determined Dietrich visitors 52-16 in the Sawtooth Conference West opener on a balmy Friday night at Derrick Parke Memorial Field.

Senior running back Carson Simpson rushed for 219 yards and three touchdowns while junior quarterback Hunter Smith (14-for-21, 216 yards, 3 TDs) was on fire from the outset of the season-opening rivalry game.

Brigham Parke (7 catches, 101 yards) snagged two touchdown passes from Smith in the first quarter and piled up 15 defensive tackles.

And Carey’s other defensive leader, junior Dallin Parke, led the way with 18 tackles and rushed for 95 yards.

Carey coach Lane Kirkland said, “What a great start to a new season! This game tested us in a lot of different ways and answered a lot of questions about our mental and physical toughness.  I was really impressed with this new crew on the field and the way they worked together.”

“Dietrich always brings us its best game. We held strong and found out a lot of great things about our team.  I really liked how our defense showed some serious toughness in the red zone. I also was impressed with our balanced attack on offense with Carson and Co. tearing it up.”

The Blue Devils (339 yards compared to Carey’s 567) started slowly before junior quarterback Brady Power (12-for-20, 125 yards) started moving Dietrich downfield behind the running of senior Raygn Robertson (77 yards, 2 TDs).

Brigham Parke’s fumble recovery on Dietrich’s first possession led to Smith’s 21-yard TD pass to Parke and a 14-0 Carey lead with three minutes gone.

The first quarter was Dietrich’s undoing—Carey outrushing the Devils 91-36 and out-passing them 129-9.

But Dietrich persevered and pounded the ball to the Carey five-yard-line where, on fourth-and-two, Brigham Parke and Dallin Parke tackled Power short of a first down.

Carey answered with an 11-play, 96-yard drive and a 30-0 lead—the turning point a 22-yard pass from Smith to Simpson on fourth-and-10.

Dietrich (0-1) got on the scoreboard 38 seconds before half on a nine-play, 65-yard scoring drive that ended with the first of two Raygn Robertson touchdown scampers.

Early in the third, Dietrich operated from a short field and moved quickly to the Carey two where the Panther defense stiffened on an incomplete pass, clutch tackles in traffic by Dallin Parke and Brigham Parke, and a pass knockdown by Smith.

It was a big moment, because Carey mounted a 10-play, 98-yard TD drive for a 38-8 lead with Simpson rushing for 49 yards and Dallin Parke 26. Porter Larna’s block enabled Smith to circle the end for a 14-yard touchdown run, Smith’s second TD.

Carey stays home to host the Castleford Wolves (0-1) on Friday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. at Derrick Parke Memorial Field.

Castleford (7-26 since its last winning season in 2014) lost 22-0 at Hansen Friday. Dietrich entertains Hagerman (0-1), an 86-28 home loser to Murtaugh’s Red Devils Friday.

The Carey junior varsity defeated the Valley JV 54-0 on Thursday night, at Valley.

 

Friday, Aug. 30

Carey 52, Dietrich 16

 

DIETRICH.................................... 0..... 8..... 0..... 8       16

CAREY....................................... 22.... 8..... 8.... 14      52

 

1st half

Carey—Carson Simpson, 50-yard pass from Hunter Smith (pass failed); 9:51 1st (6-0 C).

Carey—Brigham Parke, 21-yard pass from Hunter Smith (Dallin Parke run); 8:45 1st (14-0 C).

Carey—Brigham Parke, 15-yard pass from Hunter Smith (Brigham Parke, pass from Smith); 1:56 1st (22-0 C).

Carey—Hunter Smith, 3-yard run (Wyatt Degn, pass from Smith); 5:22 2nd (30-0 C).

Dietrich—Raygn Robertson, 6-yard run (Wes Shaw run); 0:38 2nd (30-8 C).

 

2nd half

Carey—Hunter Smith, 14-yard run (Porter Larna, pass from Smith); 1:39 3rd (38-8 C).

Carey—Carson Simpson, 34-yard run (Brigham Parke, pass from Dallin Parke); 11:56 4th (46-8 C).

Dietrich—Raygn Robertson, 16-yard run (Kyler Robertson, pass from Brady Power); 6:16 4th (46-16 C).

Carey—Carson Simpson, 29-yard run (pass failed); 5:09 4th (52-16 C).

KEY STATS................................. DIETRICH........................................ CAREY

Offensive plays...............................75..................................................68

Time of possession..................... 28:03.............................................19:57

1st downs, rush..............................7...................................................15

1st downs, pass.............................5....................................................4

1st downs, penalty.........................1....................................................3

1st downs, total.............................13..................................................22

Rushes, yards.............................38-155..........................................39, 336

Yards per carry................................ 4.1..............................................8.6

Fumbles lost....................................3....................................................1

Completions, passes.................. 13, 21............................................15, 22

Completion percentage..................62%..............................................68%

Passing yards................................127................................................219

Yards per completion.................... 9.8.................................................14.6

Intercepted by.................................1.....................................................0

Sacks by, yards............................. 1, 14..............................................4, 25

Returns, yards...............................5, 82..............................................3, 26

Total yards gained.........................339..................................................567

Third down efficiency....................4 for 12..........................................4 for 7

Fourth down efficiency..................3 for 5..........................................1 for 2

Penalties, yards............................ 6, 55.............................................8, 55

Punts, yardage.............................3, 113.............................................1, 18

Yards per punt...............................37.7................................................18.0

 

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS—Carey

Rushing—Carson Simpson 19-213, 8 1sts, 2 TD; Dallin Parke 10-95, 6 1sts, 1 conv.; Hunter Smith 4-33, 1 1st, 2 TD; Riley Morey 2-2; Chase Gross 1-5; Wyatt Degn 1-4; Connor Simpson 1-1.

Passing—Hunter Smith 14-21, 216 yards, 4 1sts, 3 TD, 3 conv., 1 interception; Dallin Parke 1-1, 3 yards, 1 conv.

Receiving—Brigham Parke 7-101, 1 1st, 2 TD, 2 conv.; Carson Simpson 3-80, 1 1st, 1 TD; Wyatt Degn 2-18, 1 1st, 1 conv.; Dallin Parke 2-17, 1 1st; Porter Larna 1-3, 1 conv.

Kickoff returns—Brigham Parke 1-12; Porter Larna 1-8; Carson Simpson 1-6.

All-purpose yardage—Carson Simpson 299, Hunter Smith 249, Dallin Parke 115, Brigham Parke 113.

Fumble recoveries (3)—Brigham Parke 1, Porter Larna 1, Marcus Richcreek 1.

Sacks (4)—Wyatt Mecham 1-8; Porter Larna 1-8; Ashton Sparrow 1-6; Sawyer Mecham 1-3.

Tackles (66)—Dallin Parke 18, Brigham Parke 15, Hunter Smith 6, Carson Simpson 5, Porter Larna 4, Tate Squires 3, Chase Gross 3, Wyatt Degn 2, Wyatt Mecham 2, Chase Bennion 2, Ashton Sparrow 1, Calvin Andrews 1, Ethan Hennefer 1, Sawyer Mecham 1, Connor Simpson 1, Tristan Harshbarger 1.

 

INDIVIDUAL LEADERS—Dietrich

Rushing—Raygn Robertson 17-77, 3 1sts, 2 TD; Payten Sneddon 2-34, 1 1st; Brady Power 9-23, 1 1st; Felipe Vargas 3-17, 2 1sts; Wes Shaw 5-5, 1 conv.; Hayden Astle 1-0.

Passing—Brady Power 12-20, 125 yards, 5 1sts, 1 conv.; Jett Shaw 1-1, 2 yards.

Receiving—Jett Shaw 6-73, 3 1sts; Kyler Robertson 2-22, 1 1st, 1 conv.; Wes Shaw 1-30, 1 1st; Payten Sneddon 1-2; Raygn Robertson 3-0.

Kickoff returns—Kyler Robertson 3-64; Brady Power 1-13; Felipe Vargas 1-5.

All-purpose yardage—Brady Power 161, Raygn Robertson 77.

Interceptions (1)—Jett Shaw 1.

Fumble recoveries (1)—Jett  Shaw 1.

Sacks (1)—Kyler Robertson 1-14.

Tackles (57)—Jett Shaw 12, Brady Power 10, Felipe Vargas 6, Kyler Robertson 6, Wes Shaw 6, Raygn Robertson 5, Manuel Cabrera 5, Lester Nance 3, Layne Dilworth 2, Payden Zimmers 1, Payten Sneddon 1.

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