Bishop Kelly crushes Mountain Home in 56-6 rout
The Bishop Kelly Knights jumped out to a 29-7 lead after a quarter and went on to defeat the Mountain Home Tigers 56-6 last Friday night in SIC 4A conference football at Bishop Kelly.
The Knights opened the game with a 70-yard five-play drive, capped off by an 18-yard touchdown pass from Bowen Ogata to Turner Simmons. David Pogue ran in the two-point conversion to put Bishop Kelly up 8-0 just 94 seconds into the game.
Bishop Kelly would score again a little over three minutes later, after a fumble recovery gave the Knights the ball on the Mountain Home 29. Ogata passed to Luke Meyers for five yards and a score, as Bishop Kelly went up 15-0 with 7:21 left in the first quarter.
Mountain Home's lone score came on the Tigers' next possession, as Ryan Eckstrom raced 83 yards for a score. The point-after try was blocked, but the Knights' lead was cut to 15-6 with 7:04 left in the first quarter.
Bishop Kelly would score twice more in the first quarter, on running plays by Andrew Spangler and Cory Brady. Bowen Ogata also connected with Turner Simmons on scoring passes of 30 and 43 yards in the second quarter as the Knights built their lead to 42-6 at the half.
Neither team scored in the third quarter, as the Tigers managed to shut out the Knights in that quarter, but Bishop Kelly added two more scores in the fourth on runs by Andrew Spangler and Rhett Suciu to make it a 56-6 final.
Mountain Home had one of its better efforts running the ball against the Knights, racking up 151 yards on 36 rushes, led by Ryan Eckstrom with 121 yards and a touchdown on 18 rushes.
Jacob Ryan rushed seven times for 12 yards, Michael Daniels had four rushes for nine yards, Malik Whitfield one for five, Tanner Sessions one for three and Ben Ceccarelli had five carries for one yard.
The Tigers had just 34 yards through the air, as Ben Ceccarelli went one for one for 34 yards, that completion to Jose Rodriguez.
The loss, the 20th straight for Tiger football, dropped Mountain Home to 0-7 overall this year and 0-6 in league play. The Tigers have a bye this week, returning to action Oct. 19 at home against Kuna.