lose season finale
The Prairie football team jumped out to a 12-0 lead but Kendrick came back with a strong running game to roll to a 24-70 win over the Pirates in the season finale for both teams Friday, Oct. 28 at Kendrick.
The game started with a penalty as Prairie’s Jake Holthaus’ kickoff went out of bounds. Rather than take the ball at the 35 Kendrick accepted the penalty and made Prairie kick again. This time Prairie tried an onside kick and Jack Merrill recovered at the Prairie 42 after the ball bounced off a Kendrick player.
Prairie picked up a first down when Kendrick was called for pass interference.
On the next play Danny Riener ran a sweep to the right but had the ball knocked loose. The ball bounced right to Ryan Daly who picked it up at the Kendrick 35 and ran it in for a touchdown to give Prairie a 6-0 lead.
Prairie then forced Kendrick to punt and took over at their own 40.
On the next play Mat Forsmann found Sean Daly wide open near the right sideline and Daly gained 49 yards on the play to the Kendrick 11.
Forsmann scored on the next play as he carried the ball around left end for a 12-0 Prairie lead.
Kendrick came right back as they got their running game going and scored a touchdown and added the 2-pointer to cut the Prairie lead to 12-8.
Prairie then gave the ball right back on a fumble and Kendrick scored from the 16 on the next play. They added the 2-pointer again to take a 12-16 lead.
After a Prairie punt Kendrick extended the lead to 12-22 with another touchdown.
Prairie was again forced to punt but they also forced Kendrick into a fourth and long thanks to a 15-yard penalty.
Kendrick tried a fake punt but came up 6 yards short giving Prairie the ball at their own 47.
On the next play Riener burst through the middle and outraced the defense to the end zone for a 53-yard scoring play that pulled the Pirates within 18-22.
Kendrick took just 3 plays to answer back as they pushed the lead to 18-28 on the second play of the second quarter.
Prairie had to punt and Forsmann got off a great one as it went 50 yards, rolling dead at the Kendrick 7.
Kendrick was able to move out to the 36 before a fumble gave Prairie the ball at the 31. J.D. Riener recovered for the Pirates defense.
Unfortunately Prairie fumbled it right back 3 plays later.
Kendrick took over at their 20 and after a short gain on an outside run, gouged the middle of the Prairie defense for 36, 13, 11 and 15 yards as they scored another touchdown.
Prairie again fumbled the ball away on their next offensive play with Kendrick taking over at the Prairie 28.
The Tigers added another touchdown as they took an 18-40 lead into the halftime break.
Kendrick opened the second half with a short kickoff that Prairie mishandled allowing the Tigers to recovered at their own 49.
They scored in just 2 plays.
Prairie’s next possession ended quickly with an interception and the Tigers added another touchdown to make it 18-54.
Prairie finally put a drive together as they held onto the ball this time.
They converted on third down 3 times on the drive, twice with big pass plays. One of those went to Tim Russell for 20 yards and the other to Phil Henry for 24 yards that put Prairie at the 11 yard line.
On third and 9 at the 10 Forsmann ran a keeper around left end and was stopped at the 2 as the third quarter ran out.
After moving to the other end of the field, Forsmann ran a quarterback sneak on fourth down and scored a touchdown to make it 24-54.
Kendrick came right back with a big run up the middle for 49 yards and a score.
Prairie used pass plays of 16 yards to Henry and 12 yards to Holthaus to moved out near midfield but this time Forsmann was stopped for no gain on fourth and 1 and Kendrick took over on downs.
Prairie forced Kendrick’s second unit offense to punt after holding them to –2 yards on 3 running plays.
Forsmann’s fourth down pass was intercepted and Kendrick came back with another scoring drive. The 2-point conversion ended the game on the 45-point mercy rule with 5:29 left to play.
Riener wound up gaining 57 yards on 6 carries while Ryan Daly added 53 yards on 10 carries. Russell had 25 yards on 7 carries and Forsmann had 19 yards on 6 carries.
Forsman completed 5 of 19 passes for 121 yards with 2 interceptions.
Henry caught 2 passes for 40 yards while Sean Daly caught 1 for 49, Russell 1 for 20 and Holthaus 1 for 12.
Kendrick piled up 525 yards rushing with about 300 of it seeming to come on runs up the middle. Casey Lohman had 186 yards on 14 carries and quarterback Rex Ireland added 136 yards on 8 carries to lead the Tigers. Ireland completed 2 of 4 passes for 16 yards.
Forsmann wound up leading the defense in tackles with 15, 9 of them solos. Riener had 11 tackles, 6 of them solo and Sean Daly had 9 tackles, 3 of them solos. Chris Schumacher and Corey Schaeffer each had 6 tackles and Russell had 3 tackles.
With the loss Prairie ends their season at 3-6 and 2-5 in league play.
Prairie 18 0 0 6 -24
Kendrick 22 18 14 16 -70
P-Daly 39 run (pass failed)
P-Forsmann 11 run (pass failed)
K-Quigley 27 run (Lohman run)
K-Lohman 16 run (Mortenson run)
K-Crowe 1 run (run failed)
P-Riener 53 run (pass failed)
K-Lohman 37 run (pass failed)
K-Crowe 15 run (run failed)
K-Crowe 4 pass from Ireland (run failed)
K-Ireland 51 run (Mortenseon run)
K-Quigley 1 run (run failed)
P-Forsmann 2 run (run failed)
K-Lohman 49 run (Crowe pass from Ireland)
K-Britton 16 run (Crowe pass from Ireland)
11 earn medals at Kamiah
Of the 27 wrestlers who competed at the tournament in Kamiah 11 came home with medals.
They were Gold- Tyrell Langston; Silver- Colton Keith, Samantha Remacle, Tayler Heitman, Garrett Schmidt and Brandon Poxleitner; Bronze- Hunter Chaffee, Cole Cruetzberg, Hunter McWilliams, Nick Cruetzberg and Nathan Matson.