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|Wednesday, 19 November, 2014|
From left: Blade Waterhouse, Zack Rodriguez, Dazshun Smith, Ethan Wheeler and Terrance Pocatilla. (Roselynn Wahtomy photos)
Five local boys on Blackfoot Broncos undefeated team
By ROSELYNN WAHTOMY
POCATELLO – The Blackfoot Broncos defeated the Middleton Vikings in a playoff game 48 to 15 on Saturday, November 15 at Holt Arena.
The Broncos team was out to win as their offense proved just as strong as their defense that only allowed Middleton to score in the latter part of the fourth quarter.
The Broncos will face Bishop Kelly on Friday, November 21 at 8:15 p.m. at Holt Arena.
Native players on the team are Terrence Pocatilla, Ethan Wheeler, Dazshun Smith, Zack Rodriguez and Blade Waterhouse.
Pocatilla is a senior and nose guard on the team. He is the son of Vonda Pocatilla and Corine Pocatillo-Matsaw.
“I hope we win it and we just got to stay humble,” he says of their trip to state. Since the team didn’t make it to state last year Pocatilla said it means a lot to him this year.
Ethan Wheeler, son of Erica Wheeler, plays nose guard for Blackfoot and wants to see the team come out with the W.
Dajean Smith is the son of Wayland and Angie Smith said he hopes the team comes out successful and has a great win.
Zack Rodriguez, son of Jesse Rodriguez and Theresa Edmo said he wants the team to beat Bishop Kelly.
Blade Waterhouse is the son of Quincy Waterhouse and Colette Teton. His position on the team is nose tackle and end. He would like to see the Broncos come home with a championship.
Blackfoot’s coach Stan Buck said the have had a great season so far going undefeated. He commended the team for staying focused and dedicated.
He acknowledged the Native talent on the team and says he enjoys having them because they all work hard.
At state Buck says the team will have to real physical and execute while minimizing mistakes.
“You know good things will happen because we’ve got good kids that can make good plays happen.”
Blackfoot in 4A championship while Highland in 5A title game
POCATELLO — The Highland Rams are playing Mountain View in the 5A State Football Championship Friday, November 21 at 6 p.m. at Albertson’s Stadium in Boise.
The undefeated Rams defeated Rocky Mountain 42 to 25 at Holt Arena on November 15.
Young Chief Washakie is a defensive lineman for the Rams. He has played the last two seasons at Highland. His coach Cade Ackley said he played defensive tackle as a freshman and defensive end as a sophomore.
“He has been a key player on his team for the last two seasons and is very well respected amongst his peers and coaches,” Ackley said. “Young Chief is very intelligent, hardworking, passionate young man who shows much promise both as a student and athlete at Highland High school and is a great representative of his culture, heritage, family and school.”
Ackley said he’s excited to see Young Chief grow as a man and knows he will represent them all to the fullest.
Hawthorne Lady Hawks B team members: Jessica Lucio, KreeAnna Miller, Dakota Osborne, Allison Martinez and Dova Pandoah. (Roselynn Wahtomy photo)
Smart Start basketball
Start Smart basketball is December 3 and 4 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. for youth under the age of 8 who are beginners to the game of basketball. Fundamentals will be taught including passing, shooting, dribbling and defense.
Youth basketball leagues
Youth basketball league signups are in the Recreation office. Midget league 11 and under boys and girls, along with Peewee league 8 and under boys and girls. Games start December 6.
Girls hygiene class
A hygiene class for girls is December 3 from 6 to 7 p.m. Call Sister for further information at 208-478-3770.
Zumba classes are Monday through Friday from noon to 1 p.m. Basketball players must wait until 1 p.m. to use the court.
Timbee Hall hours
Winter hours are Monday to Thursday 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. until the teen leagues start.