win 46-0 at C.V.
In a rather uninspired offensive effort, the Prairie football team still managed to roll to an easy 46-0 win at Clearwater Valley Friday, Oct. 12 in a game ended less than 2 minutes into the second half on the 45-point mercy rule.
Defensively the Pirates throttled C.V. holding them to just 79 yards of offense while forcing 4 turnovers.
Prairie’s first possession of the game came after Mike Mattson intercepted a CV pass at the C.V. 40 and returned it to the 29.
Despite the great field position Prairie couldn’t get anything going as 4 straight passes fell incomplete. Two of them were dropped.
C.V. took the ball back but were forced to punt.
Kyle Holthaus missed on another pass before finding his range. After missing his first 5 passes, he wound up completing 10 of his final 11 attempts. His first completion, an 11-yard gain to Branden Waller gave Prairie their initial first down of the game.
He completed is next pass for a 19 yard gain to David Sigler. Kyle Daly gained the final 26 yards on a pair of carries. The first went for 10 yards and after an incomplete pass that was almost intercepted, Daly went in for the touchdown from the 16.
Prairie tried an onside kick but C.V. recovered at their 42. 3 plays netted a minus-8 yards and C.V. was forced to punt again.
Prairie took over at their own 44 and took just 2 plays to score. Conner Rieman caught a pass for an 8 yard gain and on the next play Holthaus connected on a perfect pass over the middle to Sigler for a 48 yard scoring play. Daly ran in the 2-pointer to make it 14-0.
C.V. managed to pick up a first down on their next possession but then turned the ball over on downs at the Prairie 40.
After a 1 yard gain by Daly, Holthaus connected on a pass to Rieman about 15 yards downfield and Rieman took it all the way to the end zone for a 59 yard touchdown play. Holthaus passed to Sigler for the 2-pointer to make it 22-0.
Matson got his second interception of the game to end C.V.’s next possession and give Prairie the ball at their 43.
Prairie took 6 plays to add another touchdown. All started out as passing plays but Holthaus had to scramble away from a pass rush on two of them. He gained 10 yards on his first scramble and after 4 straight pass completions netted 39 yards, he scrambled away from the rush for an 8 yard touchdown run. Waller ran in the 2-point to make it 30-0.
Prairie forced another punt but came up short on fourth down on their next possession.
They got the ball right back though when Dustin Schaeffer recovered a C.V. fumble at the C.V. 38 yard line.
This time Prairie stayed on the ground as it took them just 3 running plays to add another score.
Daly gained 5 yards, Waller added 15 and Sigler went around left end for 18 yard and the touchdown. Daly added the 2-pointer to give Prairie a 38-0 lead with 1:31 left in the half.
C.V. tried to mount a scoring drive in the final minute but Zak Waller intercepted a pass as the clock ran out.
C.V. tried an onside kick to open the second half but Tyrell Langston recovered the ball at the Prairie 35.
Prairie then gave 245 lb. offensive lineman Kyler Shumway a chance to carry the ball and he bulled his way 33 yards on his first carry breaking several tackles along the way.
On the next play Prairie went to the other end of the scale as 105 lbs. Brock Heath got the chance to carry the ball and gained 2 yards.
Holthaus gained 20 yards on the next play on a planned quarterback run and Shumway gained the final 10 yards on the drive for the touchdown. Langston scored the 2-pointer to end the game on the 45-point rule.
Daly wound up gaining 44 yards on 6 carries to lead the team in rushing but Shumway was right behind with 43 yards on just 2 carries. Holthaus gained 24 yards on 4 carries, Sigler 18 on 2 carries and Waller 15 on 1 carry. Prairie had 146 yards rushing on 16 tries.
They also had 16 passing plays as Holthaus completed 10 of 16 for 196 yards. Sigler caught 4 passes for 100 yards, Rieman 3 for 76 and Waller 3 for 20 yards.
C.V. had 70 yards rushing on 23 attempts and quarterback Johnathan Paul completed just 1 of 11 passes for 9 yards with 3 interceptions.
On defense Matson had 4½ tackles and 2 interceptions while Andy Groom had 4 tackles. Zak Waller had 3½ tackles and 1 interception. Devin Schmidt had 3 tackles and Sigler, Branden Waller and Zach Frei had 2 tackles each.
With the win Prairie improves to 5-2 on the season and 4-2 in league play. Their next game is Homecoming against Lapwai this Friday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m.
Prairie 14 24 8 -46
C.V. 0 0 0 - 0
P-Daly 16 run (kick blocked) 6:08 1st
P-Sigler 48 pass from Holthaus (Daly run) 3:50 1st
P-Rieman 59 pass from Holthaus (Sigler pass from Holthaus) 10:58 2nd
P-Holthaus 8 run (Waller run) 7:42 2nd
P-Sigler 18 run (Daly run) 1:21 2nd
P-Shumway 10 run (Langston run) 10:15 3rd-game over
A couple of 'Powderpuff' Volleyball photos
PIRATES BOYS FOOTBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2007
31-Won 55-6 over Lewis County
14-lost to Deary 26-48
21-won 66-20 at Timberline
12-won 46-0 at C.V.
19-Lapwai, here, Homecoming