Salmon River 66, Council 26: Savages claim back-to-back 1AD2 titles

— With a relentless offense, in which quarterback Leighton Vander Esch combined pure athleticism with sure-footed improvisation, Salmon River claimed its second consecutive state championship with a 66-26 victory over Council in the class 1AD2 title game Friday night at Bronco Stadium. Check the Nov. 27 Free Press for complete coverage.

Here's the box score:

Salmon River 66, Council 26

Friday, Nov. 22, at Boise State University

Savages 16 24 12 14 - 66

Lumberjacks 6 0 0 20 - 26

S - Jimmy Shepherd 1-yd pass from Leighton Vander Esch (McCoy Hale pass from Vander Esch)

C - Corbin Hedges 9-yd run (pass failed)

S - Hale 26-yd pass from Vander Esch (Vander Esch run)

S - Vander Esch 7-yd run (Shepherd pass from Vander Esch)

S - Terrun Zolman 7-yd pass from Vander Esch (Hale run)

S - Hale 44-yd pass from Vander Esch (Payton Herzig pass from Vander Esch)

S - Zolman 61-yd pass from Vander Esch (kick failed)

S - Zolman 51-yd pass from Vander Esch (kick failed)

S - Vander Esch 1-yd run (Vander Esch run)

C - Mick Wilson 1-yd run (Wilson run)

C - Wilson 1-yd run (pass failed)

S - Gabe Gonzalez 7-yd run (pass failed)

C - Wilson 51-yd run (run failed)

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