35 turn out for football
The Prairie football team has 35 players turned out for football this year with most of the key players back from last yearís second consecutive 6-3 team. Those were the first back-to-back winning seasons for Prairie since the early 80ís.The 1st team offense runs a play against the 2nd team defense during practice.
Head coach Travis Mader said there are 7 of 8 starters back from last yearís team both offensively and defensively.
He feels itís time to take the next step and get into the state playoffs as long as they can cut down on the mental mistakes that kept them from putting away a couple of teams they lost to last year.
Last yearís sophomores and juniors are now juniors and seniors and he feels they will supply the leadership needed to take the next step.
He sees Deary and Troy as the top contenders this year, along with Prairie. Genesee and Kendrick could also surprise.
The entire starting backfield returns with junior Kyle Holthaus at quarterback, senior Kyle Daly and junior Branden Waller at running backs and juniors David Sigler and Conner Rieman at wide receiver.
Returning after sitting out a year is senior wide receiver/defensive end Tyler Forsmann.
Another key returnee is all-league offensive and defensive lineman Kyler Shumway, a junior. Also returning on the line is senior Ronnie Chandler.
Mader said he feels they have more depth to work with this year as the JV team players from last year gained a lot of experience and should be able to provide the occasional break for the starters.
Seniors on this years team are Daly, Forsmann, Chandler, Mike Matson, Cody Miller, Andy Groom, Chase Nuxoll and Jason VonBargen.
Juniors are Sigler, Rieman, Waller, Dustin Schaeffer, Holthaus, Tyrell Langston, Jimmy Ingbretson, Chris Schmidt, Jack George, Joe Schumacher, Phillip Smakman, Colton Nuxoll, Derek Schaeffer and Shumway.
Sophomores on the team are Devin Schmidt, Brock Heath and J.C. Enriquez.
Freshmen are Troy Lorentz, Tim Frei, Justin Schmidt, Cody Schumacher, Josh Roeper, Nate Matson, Josh Zigler, Robert Nau, Kyle Marker and Garrett Roush.
The varsity squad sees their first action this Friday with a home game against Lewis County while the JV squad played this past Tuesday at Kendrick.
Another running play to the opposite side.

Sept. 15 JV game cancelled
The JV football game scheduled for Sept. 15 against Clearwater Valley has been cancelled.
C.V. doesnít have enough players this year to have a JV program and athletic director Travis Mader was unable to find a replacement game.

Potato bar a success
The Prairie Booster Club would like to thank all the volunteers that helped make the Idaho County Fair Potato Bar sale at the park a success. Your club would not continue to be a success without all the support and helping hands. 
A forward ''thank you" for all of you that will be assisting with the BBQ's at the football games, either it be the cooks or the help in Dan's Burger Barn. 
The Prairie Booster Club has a bit of finish work to complete the interior of the Burger Barn, if you would like to contribute to this cause, please mail a check to the Prairie Booster Club @ P.O. Box 182, Cottonwood, ID 83522 If you contribute, your name will be listed on the donation plaque located on the structure. We would like give the following a big THANK YOU for donation of equipment, time, phone calls, effort, please if we have left anyone out, we apologize: Gordon & Marilyn Harman, Robert & Linda Nida, Chuck & Betty Mader, Kurt & Loretta Riener, Daniel Sigler, Hank & Marie Lerandeau, Sam Johnson, Sonesa Lundmark and the
art class from Prairie High School, 

Boosters seeking new members
The new school year for the Prairie Booster Club has arrived! 
Currently, a post card asking for the annual dues have been sent out to the supporters. Family dues are $25, singles are $15.00. However, if you are a new member of the community and wish to become a member of the Booster Club, please mail your dues to P.O. Box 182, Cottonwood, ID 83522. The officers of the Club would like to encourage everyone to come to the next meeting on September 10,2008 at Harman Agency at 5:30. New ideas, concerns, and projects are ALWAYS welcome. We will be discussing the upcoming Golf Tournament set for September 20, 2008 at the Grangeville Golf Course, proceeds will go toward reimbursement of the funds given to the Prairie Middle School for the new score clocks. Any questions, call Chris Kaschmitter at 962-3550.

PIRATES BOYS FOOTBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2008
All games start at 7 p.m. 
SEPTEMBER
  5-Lewis County, here
12-C.V., here
19-Potlatch, there
26-Timberline, here, Homecoming
OCTOBER
  3-Lapwai, there
10-Genesee, here
17-Troy, there
24-Deary, here
31-Kendrick, there

JV GAMES

JV games start at 6 p.m.
SEPTEMBER
  8-Lewis County, here
15-C.V., here
22-Potlatch, there
29-Timberline, here
OCTOBER
  6-Lapwai, there
13-Genesee, here
20-Troy, there
27-Deary, here

Cottonwood, Idaho 83522
 

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