win big at Potlatch
The Prairie football team mowed down another opponent as they traveled to Potlatch for a non-league game and came away with a 56-8 victory that was called on the 45-point mercy rule with 6:20 left in the third quarter Friday, Sept. 19.
The first team offense ran just 9 plays in the first quarter but scored on 4 of those plays as they took a 32-0 lead.
After kicking off and stopping Potlatch on downs at the Prairie 46, it took Prairie just 1 play to score their first touchdown.
Somehow David Sigler was all alone deep over the middle and Kyle Holthaus passed to him for a 54 yard scoring play. Kyle Daly ran in the 2-pointer to make it 8-0.
On Potlatch’s second play after the ensuing kickoff, the Loggers’ quarterback fumbled with Sigler recovering at the Potlatch 23.
Daly took the ball to the left for 19 yards on the next play and Branden Waller then scored from the 4, his fifth touchdown in 5 carries on the season. Holthaus passed to Conner Rieman for the 2-pointer to make it 16-0.
Prairie got the ball back quickly again with Sigler making an interception at the Potlatch 49.
After an incomplete pass, Daly ran right for 12 yards then went over the left side for 37 yards and another touchdown. Daly ran in the 2-pointer as well to make it 24-0 just 5 minutes into the game.
On Potlatch’s next possession they picked up a first down but an illegal motion penalty and a fumble that led to a 7 yard loss saw them facing fourth down and 13 at their own 27. For some reason they decided to go for the first down and the pass fell incomplete.
Holthaus ran a keeper to the right for 12 yards on the first play then missed on a pass to Rieman. On the next play Waller made it 6 for 6 with a 15 yard scoring play. Daly ran in the 2-pointer again to make it 32-0.
Potlatch put together a pair of first down on their next possession but Prairie got the ball back on the first play of the second quarter when Sigler made his second interception of the game on a deep pass over the middle at the Prairie 13 and returned it to the 31.
The second team offense took the field but it didn’t make much difference as Devin Schmidt took the ball to the right on the first play and went 69 yards for another Prairie touchdown. Brock Heath ran in the 2-point to make it 40-0 just 42 seconds into the second quarter.
After forcing a Potlatch punt after 3 incomplete passes, Prairie took over at their own 33. Heath gained 16 yards on one play and Tyrell Langston gained 20 yards. 3 illegal procedure penalties though helped stall the drive at the Potlatch 42 and Sigler came in to punt. His punt rolled dead at the 2 yard line.
Two plays later Ronnie Chandler and Derek Schaeffer tackled Potlatch’s James Amos in the end zone for a safety to make it 42-0 with 3:54 left in the half.
Prairie gave the ball back to Potlatch at the Loggers’ 47 on a fumble and Potlatch tried 6 straight passing plays. They completed 2 of them for 29 total yards but 3 straight incompletions closed out the half.
Potlatch kicked off to open the second half and tried an onside kick but it went out of bounds at the Potlatch 48.
Potlatch got the ball back anyway 2 plays later when Schmidt got rushed as he was trying to pass and threw an interception.
Two plays later Potlatch got on the scoreboard with a 40 yard pass play down the sideline. They added the 2-pointer on another pass to make it 42-8.
Potlatch tried a pooch kick that again went out of bounds, this time at the Prairie 31.
After Waller was finally tackled on a running play for a 1-yard loss, Holthaus passed out to Sigler on a short screen pass to the left. Sigler caught ball, ran up the left sideline, cut back to the right, evaded a couple of tacklers as he gave ground, then wound up going all the way across the field and down the right sideline for what was a 70 yard scoring play but Sigler had to have gone at least 120 or 130 yards on the play. Rieman made a block at about the 10 that took out the final Logger with a chance to make the tackle. Waller ran in the 2-pointer to make it 50-8.
Potlatch was able to pick up a first down on their possession but wound up turning the ball over on downs at their on 42. On the next play Daly took a handoff around left end. A Potlatch defender got hold of his leg in the backfield but Daly was able to shake off the would-be tackler and went down the sideline for the game-ending touchdown.
Daly wound up with 110 yards on just 4 carries. Schmidt added 69 yards on 1 carry, Langston 23 yards on 3 carries, Heath 20 yards on 7 carries and Waller 18 yards on 3 carries. Prairie totaled 256 yards rushing on just 20 attempts.
Holthaus was 2 for 4 passing with both completions going to Sigler for touchdowns, for 124 yards.
Potlatch gained just 34 yards rushing on 16 attempts and quarterback Dustin Shepherd completed 10 of 27 pass attempts with 2 interceptions for 117 yards.
Mike Matson led the defense in tackles with 6. Sigler had 2 tackles, 2 interceptions and a fumble recovery. Waller had 4½ tackles. Tyler Forsmann had 2 tackles plus a sack. Cody Miller had 3 ½ tackles. Rieman and Daly had 2 ½ tackles each and Derek Schaeffer had 1½ tackles.
With the win Prairie is 3-0 overall and 2-0 in league.
Prairie 32 10 14 -56
Potlatch 0 0 8 - 8
Pr-Sigler 54 pass from Holthaus (Daly run) 10:17 1st
Pr-Waller 4 run (Rieman pass from Holthaus) 8:38 1st
Pr-Daly 37 run (Daly run) 7:06 1st
Pr-Waller 15 run (Daly run) 2:39 1st
Pr-Schmidt 69 run (Heath run) 11:18 2nd
Pr-Chandler, Schaeffer tackle Amos for safety 3:54 2nd
Po-Woodin 40 pass from Shepherd (Keasal pass from Shepherd) 10:57 3rd
Pr-Sigler 70 pass from Holthaus (Waller run) 9:55 3rd
Pr-Daly 42 run (no try, game over) 6:20 3rd
The PHS boys basketball team delivers a load of wood to Tom & Elaine Sonnen. The team is selling firewood as a fundraiser. Standing in the truck are Kyle Holthaus, Conner Rieman and Beau Schlader. Leaning over in the truck is Branden Waller. On the ground are Scot Schlader, Teel Bruner, Tyler Forsmann, David Sigler and Kevin Chaffee. Behind Chaffee is Kyle Daly. Contact the coaches or the team members if you’d like to purchase a cord of wood.
Nominees for 2008 WAA High School Awards announced
Lewis-Clark State College and the Warrior Athletic Association released the nominees for the second annual WAA High School Awards at a press conference on last Wednesday at the LCSC Activity Center.
Athletic directors from 22 area high school in southeastern Washington and north central Idaho selected their school’s nomination for Male Athlete of the Year, Female Athlete of the Year, Coach of the Year, Team of the Year, and, a recently added honor, the Meritorious Award. The complete list of nominees is shown in the table below.
All of the nominees will be honored on Oct. 15 at the WAA High School Awards Dinner. At this event one individual from each category will be announced as the overall winner. The awards banquet will be held at the Lewis-Clark State College Activity Center starting at 7 p.m.
Tickets for the banquet are $25 per person and can be purchased from the LCSC Athletic Ticket Office, located upstairs in the Activity Center. Tickets also can be purchased with a credit card by calling (208) 792-2471. Those planning to attend the event and accompany a nominee are advised to purchase tickets early because tickets bought at the door will be on a first-come, first-serve basis and will be available seating only.
Now in its second year, the WAA High School Awards program is an event that brings area high schools and communities together to congratulate and encourage regional high school athletes and teams on their efforts and accomplishments.
High schools ranging from as far west as Pomeroy, north as Potlatch, and east as Grangeville submitted their nominations based on no set criteria. From these nominees, finalists and the overall winners will be chosen by officials from Lewis-Clark State College, the Warrior Athletic Association, and area high school sports enthusiasts.
The finalists in each of the categories will be announced Oct. 1.
Last year, with 21 schools participating, Orofino High School’s Ellen Rouse, Kamiah High’s Clayton Foster, the Genesee High boys’ basketball team and Asotin High football coach Sal Lopez all came away with top honors.
Nominees from Prairie High School are David Sigler for Male Athlete of the Year, Kaylee Uhlenkott for Female Athlete of the Year, Travis Mader for Coach of the Year, the Prairie Softball Team for Team of the Year and Gordon Harman, longtime PHS sports supporter, for Meritorious Award.
Summit Academy had nominees for only Male and Female Athlete of the Year. They were Zach Frei for Male Athlete and Danielle Stubbers for Female Athlete.
PIRATES BOYS FOOTBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2008
12-C.V., here, won 60-14
19-Potlatch, there won 56-8
26-Timberline, here, Homecoming