By Karri Keller
Last Friday, November 1st, the Kuna Kavemen hosted the Twin Falls Bruins on their home turf in a non-district matchup. Both teams had already secured a playoff berth with Twin Falls ranked 4th in a statewide football media poll.
Kuna got first possession at the 40-yard line and right away-the game is off to a bang with a Ben Ruwe pass to Trautman over the middle gaining 25 yards. Knocking on the goal line, Kuna fumbled on the 1-yard line but the Bruins were unable to capitalize on the turnover.
A short Ruwe pass to Jake Johnson who turned it into a long run and score for the first points. With about 8 minutes to go in the 2nd quarter Johnson caught a long pass for the Kavemen’s second touchdown. Back and forth with punts throughout the second quarter eventually gave the Bruins good field position on Kuna’s 36-yard line after an interception thrown by Ruwe but Kuna’s JC English delivered had a huge sack. A fumble on the punt gave the Bruins the ball on Kuna’s 18-yard line where they finally deliver a touchdown for Twin Falls in the last minute of the first half. Their extra point was no good taking Kuna to the half with 14-6 on the board.
The third quarter was uneventful as the teams punted back and forth. Just into the fourth quarter Ruwe connected with Johnson again for their last touchdown. The Bruins managed to block the extra point. The remainder of the 4th quarter was a slog as both teams struggled to gain advantage. Kuna won 20-6.
Next week Kuna plays rival Bishop Kelly in Boise who is ranked first in the statewide media poll. Bishop Kelly beat the Kavemen earlier in the season 35-20 in Kuna.