Colfax crunched by Minico

By: Mike Ray Gold Country News Service
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POCATELLO, IDAHO — It was too much Skylar Morgan for the Colfax High football team to handle here Saturday in the season opening inter-state Rocky Mountain Rumble. Morgan, a senior running back, returned the opening kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown and added two other first half scores including a 53-yard run to help power Minico’s Spartans past Colfax, 28-6. Colfax, which trailed 21-0 at halftime, avoided being shut out for the first time in the Tony Martello-coaching era when quarterback Spencer Lewis hit Jeff Divine with a two-yard scoring pass with 5:22 left in the game. Colfax moved the chains all game long and racked up 25 first downs. Lewis set new school records for attempts and completions in the game by hitting on 31 of 53 passes for 325 yards. Morgan finished the game with 167 yards rushing and also played excellent defense twice when Colfax drove inside Minico’s 10-yard line but came away with no points. “We’re a work in progress,” said Colfax coach Tony Martello. “But give credit to Minico, they have an excellent football team.” Colfax ( 0-1) hosts Truckee next Friday in its home opener.