Firth wins district crown with a 45-6 win over North Fremont

ASHTON — Firth blew
past North Fremont 45-6 to
win the Nuclear Conference
championship and secured
the number one seed for
the State Class 2A playoffs.
They sent a message to the
rest of the state that they
are hungry to bring home a

The first half didn’t go
quite as expected for the
Cougars, as a slow start
kept things close. Firth
scored when Jackson
Thompson connected with
Dalton Cate for an 11-yard
touchdown reception.
After a failed conversion
attempt the Cougars held a
slim 6-0 lead. The Huskies
immediately responded
as Tanner Oberhansley
ripped off a 48-yard touchdown
run. After the conversion
attempt the game
was all knotted up.
The second quarter
started out the same and
with three minutes to go
in the half it looked as
if the game would be a
low-scoring affair. Then
Firth figured it out, as
Thompson and Connor
Montgomery ran the ball
through, around, and over
the Husky defense, resulting
in a 30-yard scamper
by Montgomery to put it in
the end zone.
The second half was a
completely different ball
game, as the Cougars
quickly capitalized on a
fNorth Fremont umble
to start the first drive.
Thompson promptly took
the ball 27 yards to the
house as he scored the
third touchdown of the
night. The Cougars went on
to dominate the Huskies
on both sides of the ball as
they forced 3 fumbles and
scored 32 more points.
Even backup Brodie Cate
got in on the action as he
threw a beautiful 37-yard
pass to Zak Johnson.
“We came out and
adjusted at halftime. That
last drive of the half really
got us going and we were
able to play our game. I
mean that’s a good football
team over there and we
knew that it was going to be
tough yet we executed and
did what we needed to do
to get the win,” said coach
Keith Drake. “We knew that
they had beaten Salmon by
more than we did so we
were ready, I mean Connor
and Nick played really great
and they blocked and I was
able to get some good room
to run because of that,” said
Jackson Thompson of his
Firth has a bye next week.
FHS 6 7 12 20 — 45
NFHS 6 0 0 0 — 6
1st quarter
3:29 F-Dalton Cate 11pass from
J. Thompson (kick failed)
0:42 NF-Tanner Oberhansley 48
run (kick failed)
2nd Quarter
1:51 F-Connor Montgomery 30
run (kick good)
3rd Quarter
10:02 F-Jackson Thompson 27
(kick failed)
3:53 F-Thompson 2 run (kick
4th Quarter
10:55 F-Montgomery 61 run
(kick failed)
7:16 F-Zak Johnson 37 pass from
Cate (run good)
3:23 F-Lucas Orme 5 run (kick
Aberdeen 0 0. 0 0 —0
West Side 7 7. 14. 0 —28
First Quarter
.WS — Josh King 12 pass from
Peyton Brown (Coby Roholt
kick), 8:59.
Second Quarter
.WS — Roholt 26 run (Roholt
kick), 7:48.
Third Quarter
.WS — Jantz Ebanez 12 run (kick
failed), 9:32.
.WS — Trevor Montes 2 run
(Ebanez run), 4:10.

.RUSHING — Aberdeen, Clancy
Beck 20-40, Hilario Carillo
8-6, Jesus Villareal 4-21, Ricky
Sanchez 1-0, Abe Torres 3-16,
Cody Harris 5-10, Tony Lemos
3-6, Juan Juarez 1-3, Team 1-(-
10). West Side, Montes 11-60,
Ebanez 10-66, Wyatt Beckstead
3-15, Roholt 9-134.
.PASSING — Aberdeen, Beck
2-14-1 19. West Side, Brown
4-10-0 33, Montes 0-1-0 0.
.RECEIVING — Aberdeen, Andrew
Hamilton 1-11, Carillo 1-8.
West Side, King 1-12, Triston Cox
1-9, Montes 1-13, Ebanez 1-(-1).