Wood River High School’s varsity football team had a rough night Friday in its 57-0 Great Basin Conference loss at Burley.
But the outcome was much different Thursday when the Wood River junior varsity/freshman grid team crushed their counterparts from Burley 62-0 in Hailey.
It was the team’s fifth win in its last six games. In the six-game stretch, Wood River (5-3) has outscored opponents 168-36 including three shutouts.
The Hailey offense cranked up early and often. Freshman quarterback Sawyer Grafft (14-for-18, 330 yards, 6 TDs, 1 interception) enjoyed his most prolific game, in just three quarters of playing action.
Grafft connected with Zack Dilworth for three touchdown completions in the first half.
Dilworth’s stat line was impressive: 5 receptions, 140 yards, 4 TDs, 2 rushes for 20 yards, 1-1 throwing for 10 yards and TD along with 2 interceptions on defense.
Terrik Lloyd’s tackle-breaking, highlight-reel 40-yard TD dash helped Wood River to a 16-0 lead in the first.
Grafft hit wide receiver Max Jenson on a 54-yard post route and Christian Hernandez on a 46-yard fade route in the second period.
Wood River led 48-0 at halftime.
Head coach Juan Martinez said, “This is a special group of kids who have continued to get better every week. The defense once again was just dominant, and the offense was hitting on all cylinders.”
Martinez’s staff includes defensive coordinator Derek Agnew, offensive coordinator Todd Hunter and line coach Jay Moeller.
Wood River hosts Canyon Ridge of Twin Falls Thursday, Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. at Phil Homer Field for its final season game.