September 7th vs Tri-Valley Last night’s game was a tough hard nosed battle between two great teams. TriValley is coming off of a 2nd place finish in 2017 1A D2 State Championship. Wilder is coming off of a 2017 1A D1 first round loss to Prairie (State Champions). The game went as expected and was very tight throughout the first half. Halftime score 26-22 Wilder. The second half was all Wilder. Wilder wins 40-28. Stat Leaders: Benji Escutia: 11 carries 60 yards 1 TD 1 reception 18 yards, 8 tackles on defense Garret Sedlacek: 5 carries 55 yards 1TD, 1 reception 36yards 1 TD, 3 tackles 1 sack on defense Ismael Cortez: 6 tackles 1 sack, 1 defensive TD, 1 rushing TD Norman Gonzalez: 11 tackles Colton Sedlacek: 5 tackles 1 sack, 1 fumble recovery, 3 carries 25 yards 1TD Cristian Aguilar: 7 Tackles, 4 carries 17 yards Seniors August 24th vs Garden Valley: Wilder had a solid performance vs Garden Valley on Aug. 24th winning 31-8. the first half was very competitive and the wildcats had some trouble finishing drives and scoring points. Halftime score was 13-8. The second half was a different story, the Wildcats took over, scoring 3 touchdowns in their commanding win over the Wolverines 31-8. Defensive leaders included Norman Gonzales who had two interceptions returned for touchdown and Garrett Sedlacek who recorded 12 tackles and 4 sacks. Offensive leaders included Cristian Aguilar who ran for 129 yards and 2 touchdowns, Benji Escutia also had a good day with 76 yards rushing. Update: The Wildcats have been gearing up all Summer with workouts and passing league preparing for the upcoming season. The Wildcats will have 11 Seniors this year and expectations are very high. Practice #1 will be on August 6th at 6:00pm. Please come support us this year game one is August 24th at Garden Valley 4:00pm.
Photo after passing league on July 17th
Drawing will be May 25th, 2018
You do not need to be present to win!
Great write up regarding All Conference Selection
The Wilder High School Football team came up short in their playoff game last Friday. The Wildcats played hard but made too many mistakes against the very talented Prairie Pirates. Though the season didn’t end up the way the Wildcats had hoped there was much to be proud of. The Wildcats posted a 6-3 record on the season and won the first conference championship in over 10 years for the Wilder Football Team. Several Wilder players were also recognized in the WIC All Conference Selections including the Offensive and Defensive players of the year and a host of 1st Team All Conference selections:
Ezequiel Vargas: Offensive Player of the Year
Oscar Puga: Defensive Player of the Year
1st Team Offense:
Ismael Cortez (Jr.)-Offensive Line
Benji Escutia (Jr.)-Running Back
Dakota White (Jr.)- Offensive Line
Norman Gonzalez (So.)- Tight End
1st Team Defense:
Ezequiel Vargas (Sr.)-Defensive Back
Braydon Claudio (Jr.)- Defensive Line
Ismael Cortez (Jr.)- Defensive End
Benji Escutia (Jr.)- Defensive Back
Alex Jimenez (Jr)- Kicker
Norman Gonzalez (So.)- Defensive Back
Pablo Martinez (So.)- Quarterback
The Football Team would also like to thank the Senior Football Players for their hard work and dedication this year. Also a huge thanks to the parents, fans, and community for their continued support this season. With hosting our first playoff game in over a decade Wilder Football team received a ton of support in the management and facilitation of the game which include: Wilder City Hall (Security), John Carlisle (Admin on Site), Jeff Jones (Field Set-up), Tara Layne (Gate), Clay Hatfield (Announcer), Shelly Carnes (Clock), Ruben Cruz (Chains), Dave Lincoln (Chains), Anthony Ortivez Sr (Chains), Jaime Ponce (lift), Sonny Sarceda (Game Advertisement), Susan Lincoln, Yuki Longest, Jen Tuttle (Advisor), and the Junior Class (Concessions).
Coach D and The Seniors: Ezequiel Vargas, Oscar Puga, and Ricardo Mendoza
The Wilder Wildcats are set to host the 1st round of the 1a D1 State playoffs this Friday November 3rd at 5:00pm. The Western Idaho Conference Champion Wildcats will face off against 2nd seed from districts 1/2,Prairie High School. Come support the Wildcats this Friday.
November 3rd 5:00pm at Wilder High School
General Admission: $6.00
Discount Admission: $5.00
** Discount admission includes: Senior citizens, students grades 1-6, and students in grades 7-12 with activity card
Wilder 43 Notus 16
Game against Notus went as planned. Wilder started off the game on defense, a few play into Notus’s first drive Braydon Claudio forced a fumble on Notus quarterback, and Benji Escutia recovered and returned the fumble for a 31 yards for a touchdown. The next Notus drive resulted in a a four and out and another touchdown from the Wildcats on a 55 yards run by Ezequiel Vargas. Wilder continued to dominate the first half. score at halftime was 37-8 Wilder. Wilders defense played a very solid game forcing 5 turnovers (4 ints, 1 fumbles). the second half was much more competitive. The Wildcats came up short on two long drives unable to score. Notus was able to add another score from their offense on a pass from Caleb Zimmerman to Mark Green. Wilder scored once in the 2nd half on a 2 yards pass from Cristian Aguilar to Norman Gonzalez. Final Score 43-16 Wilder wins. Wilder will host the first round of the state playoffs vs Prairie High School November 3rd at 5:00pm.
Pablo Martinez: 7/10 passing 140 yards 2 TD
Ezequiel Vargas: 12 carries for 120 Yards 2 TD, 3 catches 78 yards and 1 TD, 13 tackles 1 interception
Norman Gonzalez: 4 catches 53 yards 2TD, 5 tackles 1 interception
Benji Escutia: 9 carries 39 yards, 8 tackles 1 interception and 1 fumble recovery for a touchdown
Cristian Aguilar: 1 TD passing, 8 tackles
Everardo Aguilar: 3 tackles 1 int
Wilder vs Garden Valley November 20th
Senior Nigh Friday vs Garden Valley was very competitive for its entirety. After Honoring Wilder’s three Seniors: Ezequiel Vargas, Oscar Puga, and Ricardo Mendoza the game went right into action. Wilder scored on their first play on a75 yards run by Ezequiel Vargas, Garden Valley would answer back on a 4th down with a 50 yard TD of their own. On Wilders next drive another big play, 66 yards pass from Pablo Martinez to Ezequiel Vargas. Wilder and Garden Valley went back and forth during the entire first half. 26-30 Garden Valley at half time. Early in the 3rd Wilder took the lead 32-30. Garden Valley answered right back regaining the lead 38-32. From there Wilders offense failed to capitalize on multiple opportunities and score again. Wilder committed 4 turnovers in the contest, 3 of which were in the second half. Wilder moved the ball very well on offense gaining nearly 500 yards on offense. Defensively Wilder did a pretty good job against the Wolverines but gave up big plays in critical situations which ended up being the majority of Garden Valley’s offense, the big play. In the last half of the 4th quarter the wildcats had 3 opportunities to drive down and tie the score and possibly take the lead but turnovers on all of those opportunities ended any hope of a comeback. Wolverines scored again with 20 seconds left to increase the lead. Final score Wilder- 32 Garden Valley- 46.
Pablo Martinez threw for 163 yards and 3 TD.
Ezequiel Vargas ran for 190 yards 2 TD, 115 yards receiving 2TD, 10 Tackles
Norman Gonzalez 4 catches 77 yards 1 TD, 8 tackles
Oscar Puga: 10 carries 77 yards, 8 tackles
Playoff Picture: After a Notus’ loss to Horseshoe Bend, the Wildcats clinched the conference championship and the #1 seed out of the WIC in the State playoffs, regardless of the outcome of the rivalry game vs Notus next week. Horseshoe Bend and Idaho City face off Friday, winner takes #2 seed.
October 27 at Notus 7pm
1st round of Playoffs: November 3rd 5:00pm at Wilder -opponent is TBA
Wilder at Idaho City October 13th
Wilder wins their 3rd conference game vs Idaho City 58-38. Wilder was in Control for the entire game. Ezequiel Vargas ran for 179 yards and scored 5 times. Wilder is looking good for qualifying for state tournament.
Wilder vs Horseshoe Bend October 6th
Outstanding performance by the Wildcats Friday night improving their season record to 4-1 and 2-0 in conference play. The Wildcats Offense was un-stoppable gaining over 617 yards. Next game is Friday October 13th at Idaho City 7pm.
Wilder vs Rimrock September 29th
Homecoming night at Wilder was a success. The Wilder Football team came away with the victory over Rimrock 16-6 . It was a very hard fought game by both teams. It was a defensive battle to say the least. Rimrock was able to force three turnovers and holding Wilder to 317 yards of offense and only 16 points. Wilder offense moved the ball all night but was unable to capitalize on countless opportunities to score. Luckily Wilders defense played lights out, causing several turnovers of their own and only allowing only 64 yards of total offense for the Rimrock Raiders. The victory puts Wilder at 3-1 on the season and 1-0 in conference play. Next weeks game is 7pm at Wilder vs conference opponent Horseshoe Bend.
Wilder vs Council September 22nd
|24-Aug||4:00pm||at Garden Valley||Garden Valley|
|21-Sep||7:00pm||at Idaho City||Idaho City|
Wilder’s game vs Council last Friday went very well for the Wildcats winning 52-12. Wildcats came out fast in the game jumping to an early lead, 26-0 at Halftime. Council game out in the second and scored two touchdowns bringing the game to 26-12. Wilder never looked back scoring 26 un-answered points beating the Lumberjacks 52-12. Many wildcats contributed in the win, 5 different Wildcats scored a touchdown. Alex Jimenez and Benji Escutia both ran for 2 touchdowns and over 100 yards rushing. Alex Jimenez had the longest touchdown run in at least 9 years for the Wildcats, 97 yards!!. Ezequiel Vargas also had a strong day with 115 yards rushing and a 75 yards TD run, he also recorded 10 tackles on defense. Ismael Cortez caught 3 passes for 82 yards and a 44 yard TD. Jonathan Mendoza had an out standing play on defense returning an interception 60 yards for a TD. Defensively, the Wildcats had 18 players with at least 1 tackle, 8 players with at least one carry, and 5 with 1 catch.
Next week is Homecoming vs Rimrock 7pm (tailgating starts at 5:30)Due to unhealthy air quality, the September 8 game against Garden Valley has been cancelled. Please mark your calendar to join us on October 20 when we will play them at Wilder! Be sure to come watch the Wildcats against Garden Valley this Friday September 8th 7:00pm at Wilder. The game will also be covered by Idahosports.com so if your unable to attend the game tune in on their website!!! GO WILDCATS!! Wilder’s game went very well on Friday facing off against Cascade. Wilder scored 29 point in the 1st quarter and didn’t look back. Final score was 59-0. Strong performances from many Wildcats. Most notably sophomore quarter back Pablo Martinez who thew from 226 yards and 4 TD. Senior Ezequiel Vargas also added 168 yards rushing with 2 TDs, 46 yards receiving and 1 TD. Vargas also lead all tacklers with 9. Junior Benji Escutia also add 2 TDs and 61 yards rushing. Sophomore Norman Gonzalez had an outstanding performances with five catches with 161 yards and 3 TD’s. Freshman Diego Rodriguez had a strong game on defense recording 7 tackles and 1 Interception. Senior Oscar Puga had 8 tackles with 1.5 sacks and 4 tackles for loss. Ismael Cortez also added 5 tackles four which were for a loss. Braydon Claudio also had a good day on defense with 1.5 sacks.
Next weeks game at Tri-Valley (Cambridge) 7:00pmFootball Camp went very well last week. Eastern Oregon University ran a great camp. The Wilder boys played well and showed a ton of improvements throughout the week. We are very excited for this upcoming season.