lose at Deary
The Prairie football team suffered another lopsided loss on a soaking wet field at Deary Friday, Oct. 22, losing 8-56 to the Mustangs.
Although it didnít rain during the game, it had rained much of the day leaving a saturated field with much of the Prairie sideline under 4 inches of water.
It didnít take long for Deary to put the first points on the board as they returned the opening kickoff 77 yards for a touchdown.
Deary added touchdowns on each of their next four possessions as they took a 0-36 lead by the end of the first quarter.
Prairie was unable to mount any offense until late in the half as 3 pass interceptions hurt their chances.
Prairieís best first quarter possession ended in one of those interceptions. Phil Henry had picked up Prairieís initial first down with a 16 yard sweep around left end.
Prairie then moved deep into Deary territory on a 20 yard gain by James Hood on a short slant pattern that put the Pirates at the 29. Then things fell apart as a high center snap led to a 23 yard loss and the interception came on the next play.
On their final possession of the half Prairie mounted a drive.
Henry went around right end for 14 yards and 2 plays later ran the same play for another 22 yards.
He took a pitchout to the left on the next play and gained another 14 yards.
Kelby Wilson was hit for a loss on the next play but a facemask penalty on the play put the Pirates at the 9 yard line with a first and goal.
Two plays netted a 1 yard loss and on third down Henry took a pitchout to the left and ran in for the touchdown.
C.J. Rieman then took a short pass from Wilson and fought his way to the goal line for the 2-point conversion. Rieman was wearing Tim Russellís #33, which is why Russell was identified as the 2-point scorer in the Tribune writeup. Russell was watching the game from the sidelines as he has all season since breaking his leg in the season opener at Troy.
Deary scored the only touchdown of the third quarter and then added 2 more scores in the fourth quarter to end the game on the 45-point mercy rule with just over 10 minutes left in the game.
Henry wound up with one the better outings for the Pirates this year with 72 yards rushing on 14 carries. Prairie wound up with a net 31 yards rushing as quarterback sacks and bad center snaps cost the Pirates a lot of yardage.
Wilson completed 9 of 21 pass attempts with 2 interceptions for 103 yards. Hood caught 5 passes for 38 yards. Jacob Holthaus caught 2 for 31 yards, Rieman 1 for 6 yards and Henry caught 1 pass that netted a 3 yard loss.
Rieman led the team in tackles with 5 solos and 5 assists with Wilson picking up 4 solos and 4 assists. Henry had 2 solos and 3 assists, Clark Tacke 2 solos and 2 assists, Holthaus 4 assists, and Hood had 1 solo, 1 assist and a fumble recovery.
The Pirates drop to 0-6 in league and 0-7 overall.
Their next game will be senior night against Timberline this Friday, Oct. 29 in the final game for both teams. The winner will pick up their only win of the season.
Prairie 0 8 0 0 - 8
Deary 36 0 6 14 -56
D-Johnson 77 kickoff return (Johnson run)
D-Johnson 43 run (Pratt run)
D-Bogar 66 pass from Hansen (Cothren run)
D-Pratt 9 run (run failed)
D-Pratt 6 run (run failed)
P-Henry 10 run (Rieman pass from Wilson)
D-Hays 7 run (run failed)
D-Capps 52 run (Hansen run)
D-Hansen 46 run (no attempt-game over)