Royce Jones wins football contest

Royce Jones won first place in The Idaho Enterprise Football Contest correctly predicting 23 winning teams. Second place went to Susan Williams who predicted 21 winning teams. High team score for the week was tallied by Highland who scored 61 points against Skyline. Royce will take home $15 for first place and Susan will take home $10 for second. Scores for last week’s games follow below. Continue reading

MHS Featured Football Player of the Week: Tanner Lewis, Senior Offensive and Defensive Lineman

Tanner Lewis is one of ten seniors for the 2013 Malad High School Dragons football team. He is a 5’9″ 165 pounds and plays both offensive and defensive line. He works hard both on and off the field and provides strength at his position. Tanner is also participates in cheerleading and works for the City during the summer.

Head Coach Coda Tchida loves everything Lewis brings to the

Tanner Lewis (#63) and Jason Jensen (#56) open up a running lane in a game against Ririe last month. Lewis was chosen as this week's MHS Featured Football Player of the Week sponsored by Dude Ranch Cafe.

Tanner Lewis (#63) and Jason Jensen (#56) open up a running lane in a game against Ririe last month. Lewis was chosen as this week’s MHS Featured Football Player of the Week sponsored by Dude Ranch Cafe.

field for the Dragons. He Said, “Tanner, like the rest of our seniors, gives us 110% at all times. He is a high-energy guy and a great athlete. He pushes himself and his teammates at practice, in the weight room, and during games.”

The Dragons are coming off of a bye week and have been preparing for district rival West Side for the past two weeks. “We always want to go out and get a win against West Side,” Lewis said. “They like to run the ball and are very aggressive on the defensive side of the ball. We have been watching a lot of film and going hard during practice for the past two weeks. We will be prepared to come out in front of our home crowd on Senior Night and get a win,” he continued.

Tanner also noted that Malad’s success starts with the offensive and defensive lines. He said, “Our offense relies on the line to keep our quarterback protected and to get our run game going. We have to be on top of our game against a very aggressive West Side defense in order to be successful Friday night. On the defensive side of the ball we have to take on blocks and stuff the run game, and that all starts with the defensive line pushing the opponents’ offensive line back.”

This will be Malad’s final regular season home game of the season and the Dragons want to make it a memorable night. “We want nothing more than to go out and beat West Side on Senior Night. It is crazy that the season has gone by so fast already and that this will be the last time the seniors will suit up in front of this crowd under the lights on our home field. We want to go out and perform well on both sides of the ball and get a win,” Lewis finished.

Malad and West Side will kickoff on Friday at 7:00 p.m. in Malad. Come out and watch the game and cheer on Tanner and the Dragons on Senior Night.

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Football Pick ’em Contest Week 7

 

1st Place = $15 2nd Place = $10

1. Predict the winners of 26 games listed below. Indicate the winners by sending a PRIVATE MESSAGE to The Idaho Enterprise’s Facebook Inbox or by email to classifieds@atcnet.net. No score is needed – just pick the winners.

2. In case of a tie, pick a number that you think will be the highest number of points scored by any one team listed in the games below.

3. One entry allowed to each contestant. Entires must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11TH.

4. In the event of a first place tie, the winners will split the $25 prize pot, and no second place will be awarded. In the event of a second place tie, the $10 prize will be split. Continue reading

Brooks Thorpe wins football contest

 

Brooks Thorpe won first place in The Idaho Enterprise Football Contest correctly predicting 22 winning teams. Second place went to Royce Jones who predicted 21 winning teams. High team score for the week was tallied by Marsing who scored 59 points against McCall. Brooks will take home $15 for first place and Royce will take home $10 for second. Scores for last week’s games follow below.

K-C Oil
West Jefferson 0 @ Firth 47
Aberdeen @ West Side*

Cordingly Pump & Irrigation
Ririe 12 @ S. Fremont 34
American Falls 0 @ Soda Springs 36

Ward Feed & Seed
Declo 6 @ Wendell 7
Salmon 26 @ N. Fremont 32

Malad Drive In
McCall 7 @ Marsing 59
Valley 6 @ Oakley 28

Do It Best Hess Lumber & Home Center
Burley 0 @Century 49
Snake River 0 @ Teton 17

Thomas Market
Shelley 35 @ Preston 7
Blackfoot 28 @ Bonneville 34

Evans Co-op True Value
Twin Falls 40 @ Skyline 20
Hillcrest 0 @ Highland 52

ATC Communications
BYU 31 @ Utah St. 14
North Dakota 28 @ Idaho St. 25

Dude Ranch Café
UC Davis 21 @ So. Utah 3
Weber St. 19 @ E. Washington 41

Thomas Electric & Furniture
Wash. 28 @ Stanford 31
Ohio St. 40 @ Northwestern 30

Flags West Truck Stop
Carolina 6 @ Arizona 22
Denver 51 @ Dallas 48

Allen Drug & Variety
Detroit 9 @ Green Bay 22
Houston 3 @ San Francisco 34

Griffiths OK Tire
Kansas City 26 @ Tennessee 17
New Orleans 26 @ Chicago 18

*West Side and Aberdeen was incorrectly added to the contest this week and the game was not played as West Side actually played Bear Lake while Aberdeen had a bye week. The game was scratched and totals were taken from the remaining 25 games.

MHS Featured Football Player of the Week

Ilan Anderson, Senior Wide Receiver and Defensive Back

This week’s Malad High School Featured Player of the Week is

Ilan Anderson (#8) and his teammate Josh Jensen (#2) wrap up an opponent last Friday against Sugar-Salem.

Ilan Anderson (#8) and his teammate Josh Jensen (#2) wrap up an opponent last Friday against Sugar-Salem.

senior wide receiver and defensive back Ilan Anderson. Ilan is a 5’9″ 135 pound speedster for the Malad Dragons. He brings a great attitude to the team both on and off the field. He is a vocal leader and can be found helping his teammates both before and after practice on the field. At times, Anderson will also return kick offs for the Dragons. Ilan also participates in track and cheerleading for MHS.

According to Head Coach Coda Tchida, Ilan brings something special to this team. He said, “Ilan is a high-energy player. He is quick to praise his teammates when they do their job on the field, and is their to help them get it right and push them if they need that extra confidence boost.” Anderson is not only a speedy wideout, but a lockdown defender as well. “Ilan is fast enough to cause mismatches on the outside but is disciplined enough to lock down opponents,” Tchida continued.

While the Dragons are on a bye week, Anderson and his teammates have been spending the week preparing for their final three games; all of which are district games. Their main focus has been on district rival West Side, whom they play at home on Friday, October 11. Malad has had trouble stopping the run so far this year, and Ilan knows that West Side is going to come here and try to establish their powerful running game. He said, “West Side is like every opponent we have face so far. They will try to establish their run game, and they are really good at doing that. We have been practicing hard and watching a lot of film and are really lucky to have 2 full weeks of practice to make the necessary adjustments on the defensive side of the ball to be successful against them.”

While stopping the Pirates is key to winning the game, Anderson knows that the offense has to stay sharp and disciplined as well. “Our offense has been spot on the last few weeks, but we have not been able to pull out a victory. We have to continue making plays and putting up points and eventually I believe everything else will fall into place,’ he said. “Having a bye week is good for the team, because it allows us to get healthy and it allows us to figure out exactly what we are going to do on the offensive and defensive side of the ball. It also just makes it that much more exciting because we have been waiting for two weeks to get out their and play against a tough district opponent. I know we will be ready to go.”

Ilan and the Dragons will be in action for their final home game against the West Side Pirates on Friday, October 11. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. here in Malad.

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Football Pick ’em Contest Week 6

1st Place = $15 2nd Place = $10

1. Predict the winners of 26 games listed below. Indicate the winners by sending a PRIVATE MESSAGE to The Idaho Enterprise’s Facebook Inbox or by email to classifieds@atcnet.net. No score is needed – just pick the winners.

2. In case of a tie, pick a number that you think will be the highest number of points scored by any one team listed in the games below.

3. One entry allowed to each contestant. Entires must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4TH.

4. In the event of a first place tie, the winners will split the $25 prize pot, and no second place will be awarded. In the event of a second place tie, the $10 prize will be split.

Week 6 Games:

West Jefferson @ Firth
Aberdeen @ West Side
American Falls @ Soda Springs
Ririe @ South Fremont
Salmon @ North Fremont
Declo @ Wendell
McCall @ Marsing
Valley @ Oakley
Snake River @ Teton
Burley @ Century
Blackfoot @ Bonneville
Shelley @ Preston
Twin Falls @ Skyline
Hillcrest @ Highland
BYU @ Utah State
North Dakota @ Idaho State
Weber State @ Eastern Washington
UC Davis @ Southern Utah
Ohio State @ Northwestern
Washington @ Stanford
Carolina @ Arizona
Denver @ Dallas
Houston @ San Francisco
Detroit @ Green Bay
Kansas City @ Tennessee
New Orleans @ Chicago

Sandra Thomas wins football contest for second straight week

Sandra Thomas won first place in The Idaho Enterprise Football Contest correctly predicting 19 winning teams. Second place went to Susan Williams who predicted 18 winning teams. Tim Willie also predicted 18 winning teams but Susan won via tiebreaker. Susan chose a high team score of 53 while Tim chose 52. High team score for the week was tallied by Boise State with 60 points. Sandra will take home $15 for first place and Susan will take home $10 for second. Scores for last week’s games follow below.

K-C Oil
Snake River 21 @ Aberdeen 28
Filer 0 @ Declo 54

Cordingly Pump & Irrigation
Ririe 7 @ Firth 59
Sugar-Salem 72 @ Malad 36

Ward Feed & Seed
Teton 49 @ Bear Lake 42
Marsh Valley 14 @ Soda Springs 41

Malad Drive In
Highland 41 @ Pocatello 6
Blackfoot 3 @ Preston 7

Do It Best Hess Lumber
& Home Center
Century 19 @ Rigby 21
Jerome 14 @ Twin Falls 19

Thomas Market
Skyline 24 @ Idaho Falls 44
Capital 42 @ Rocky Mountain 26

Evans Co-op True Value
S. Miss 7 @ Boise St. 60
Utah St. 40 @ San Jose St. 12

ATC Communications
Temple 24 @ Idah 26
Middle Tenn. St. 10 @ BYU 37

Dude Ranch Café
Idaho St. 13 @ UC Davis 30
Sacramento St. 31 @ Weber St. 3

Thomas Electric & Furniture
S. Utah 27 @ N. Colo. 21
Philadelphia 20 @ Denver 52

Flags West Truck Stop
Chicago 32 @ Detroit 40
Seattle 23 @ Houston 20

Allen Drug & Variety
Washington 24 @ Oakland 14
New England 30 @ Atlanta 23

Griffiths OK Tire
Baltimore 20 @ Buffalo 23
Dallas 21 @ San Diego 30

Football Pick ’em Contest Week 5

1st Place = $15 2nd Place = $10

1. Predict the winners of 26 games listed below. Indicate the winners by sending a PRIVATE MESSAGE to The Idaho Enterprise’s Facebook Inbox or by email to classifieds@atcnet.net. No score is needed – just pick the winners.

2. In case of a tie, pick a number that you think will be the highest number of points scored by any one team listed in the games below.

3. One entry allowed to each contestant. Entires must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27TH.

4. In the event of a first place tie, the winners will split the $25 prize pot, and no second place will be awarded. In the event of a second place tie, the $10 prize will be split.

Week 5 Games:

Snake River @ Aberdeen
Filer @ Declo
Ririe @ Firth
Sugar-Salem @ Malad
Marsh Valley @ Soda Springs
Teton @ Bear Lake
Highland @ Pocatello
Blackfoot @ Preston
Century @ Rigby
Jerome @ Twin Falls
Skyline @ Idaho Falls
Capital @ Rocky Mountain
Utah State @ San Jose State
Southern Miss @ Boise State
Middle Tennessee State @ BYU
Temple @ Idaho
Sacramento State @ Weber State
Idaho State @ UC Davis
Southern Utah @ Northern Colorado
Philadelphia @ Denver
Chicago @ Detroit
Seattle @ Houston
Washington @ Oakland
New England @ Atlanta
Baltimore @ Buffalo
Dallas @ San Diego

Dylan Thorpe and Sandra Thomas tie for 1st in football contest

Dylan Thorpe and Sandra Thomas tied for first place in The Idaho Enterprise Football Contest correctly predicting 18 winning teams. High team score for the week was tallied by Washington and Wyoming with 56 points. Sandra and Dylan will split the first and second place prize money. Scores for last week’s games follow below.

K-C Oil
Malad 42 @ Bear Lake 48
Aberdeen 42 @ Ririe 17

Critters Bar & Grill
Declo 17 @ Buhl 7
West Side 44 @ American Falls 16

Ward Feed & Seed
South Fremont 20 @ Firth 39
North Fremont 30 @ Soda Springs 34

Malad Drive In
Oakley 6 @ Marsing 21
Sugar-Salem 48 @ Marsh Valley 6

Do It Best Hess Lumber & Home Center
Century 38 @ Blackfoot 21
Pocatello 14 @ Shelley 41

Thomas Market
Skyline 13 @ Rigby 32
Hillcrest 14 @ Bonneville 47

Evans Co-op True Value
Boise St. 40 @ Fresno St. 41
Idaho St. 0 @ Washington 56

ATC Communications
Utah St. 14 @ USC 17
Wyoming 56 @ Air Force 23

Dude Ranch Café
Weber St. 6 @ McNeese St. 43
Idaho 0 @ Washington St. 42

Thomas Electric & Furniture
Utah 20 @ BYU 13
Southern Utah 24 @ Sacramento St. 21

Flags West Truck Stop
San Diego 17 @ Tennessee 20
Buffalo 20 @ NY Jets 27

Allen Drug & Variety
Houston 9 @ Baltimore 30
Cleveland 31 @ Minnesota 27

Griffiths OK Tire
St. Louis 7 @ Dallas 31
Atlanta 23 @ Miami 27

MHS Featured Football Player of the Week Brody Hubbard, Senior Wide Receiver, Defensive End, Punter and Kicker

Brody Hubbard is a 5’11” 170-pound senior wide receiver, defensive end,

Brody Hubbard, MHS Featured Player of the Week, grabs the pass as #7 Nishon Neal and #18 Brett Roedl look to block so Hubbard can get downfield for the Dragons last Friday against Bear Lake.

Brody Hubbard, MHS Featured Player of the Week, grabs the pass as #7 Nishon Neal and #18 Brett Roedl look to block so Hubbard can get downfield for the Dragons last Friday against Bear Lake.

punter and kicker for the 2013 Malad Dragons. He plays a versatile role on offense, defense and special teams. While he was not voted by the players as a captain (they could only vote for four players), Hubbard is definitely a vocal leader both on and off the field, like the rest of the seniors on this year’s team. Football is not the only sport Hubbard plays for the Dragons, as he is also a standout basketball and baseball player for Malad High School.

Brody has been sensational so far this year for the Dragons. He has been the go-to target at receiver so far this season. Last week in a tough road loss against Bear Lake, Hubbard hauled in 8 passes for 174 yards and 3 touchdowns for the Dragons. “Brody has played so well for us this year. If he continues to push himself on and off the field, I really believe he has potential to play at the collegiate level. His speed and size make it difficult for opposing defensive backs to match up with him, and he just seems to make big play after big play when we need it the most,” head coach Coda Tchida said.

Hubbard works hard in the weight room, during practice, and on the playing field. In the offseason, he and his senior teammates set up conditioning and throwing sessions, and he attended weight lifting as well. When asked about the hard work this team has put in in the offseason and through the first four weeks Hubbard said, “We have put in so much work, that when it comes down to the district games we will be ready to compete and win a district title. Whether it is watching film, lifting, conditioning or throwing with my teammates, we have put in the time to have a successful season. We all (players and coaches) know we have a brutal schedule this year, but it is only making us stronger as a team.”

The Dragons are coming off of two tough losses to Firth and Bear Lake, but will look to rebound this week at home against another tough 3A team in Sugar-Salem. “This week is going to be mentally and physically draining,” Hubbard said. He continued, “We have been staying focused and have had a great week of practice. The scout team has pushed us and been very physical this week, which has helped us to prepare for Sugar. We will be ready to go Friday and we hope we can come out on top again Friday night.”

“I just want to get out there and get a win Friday night,” Hubbard said. Brody and the Dragons will be in action at home against Sugar-Salem Friday night with kickoff slated for 7:00 p.m.

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