shut out Deary 22-0, in state title game
The Prairie Pirates recorded their second shutout of the state playoffs as they knocked off Deary 22-0 Friday, Nov. 14 at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow.
That puts them into the state championship game against Oakley, which is set for this Friday, Nov. 21 at 6 p.m. also at the Kibbie Dome. Prairie’s game will follow the 1-A Division 2 championship game between Kootenai and Carey, which is set to start at 3:00 p.m.
Oakley is located south of Burley near the Nevada border and brings an 11-0 record into the game. They are also the defending state champions.
The game against Deary opened up like it could be a shootout. Prairie took the opening kickoff with Devin Schmidt returning the kick 25 yards to the Prairie 27.
Prairie then ground out a 13-play drive covering 53 yards. Kyle Daly carried the first 5 plays of the drive and 10 of the 13 plays overall gaining 44 of the 53 yards, including the final yard when he went up the middle from the 1 to score. Daly then added the 2-point conversion to make it 8-0. The drive had taken nearly half of the first quarter as there was 6:20 left when Daly scored.
Deary came right back with their own long drive as they took over on their own 27 and moved to a first and goal at the 6 in 11 plays.
On first and goal, Branden Waller burst through the line and tackled Brandon Eggers for a 3 yard loss. Luke Seubert gained 5 yards down to the 4 and on third and goal Waller sacked quarterback Derek Brown for a 4 yard loss.
On fourth down Deary tried a trick play. Tailback Eggers took the handoff toward the right side, stopped and threw back to Brown who was wide open at the goal line. Brown couldn’t catch the underthrown ball and Prairie took over at the 8.
Prairie was forced to punt after 3 plays netted only 1 yard. David Sigler came through with a spectacular punt as his high spiraling punt went 47 yards to the Deary 44 with no return.
Waller sacked Brown for a 6 yard loss on the first play of Deary’s drive and Deary wound up punting the ball right back.
Eggers’ punt traveled just 31 yards and Sigler returned it 14 yards to the Prairie 40.
Prairie picked up a first down but then turned the ball over on downs at the Mustangs’ 41.
Deary came back with a first down of their own but 15 yards in penalties forced them to punt again.
Prairie took over at their own 21 and 4 runs by Daly netted 23 yards and 2 first downs.
Kyle Holthaus then completed his first pass of the game, a pass over the middle to Waller for 8 yards.
He then completed a pass out in the right flat to Daly, with Daly gaining 14 yards to the Deary 34.
Holthaus tried a pass deep over the middle to Sigler on the next play but the underthrown ball was intercepted by Eggers at the 3 yard line.
Deary was able to run a couple of plays before the half ended.
Prairie tried an onside kick to open the second half but Deary recovered at their 44.
Brown picked up a first down on a 15 yard run to the Prairie 45.
Three more running plays left Deary inches short of another first down.
On fourth down Eggers was handed the ball but Schmidt burst through the line so quick he nearly took the handoff and tackled Eggers for a 4 yard loss.
Prairie took over at their own 39 and Daly picked up 10 yards and a first down on a pair of runs.
Two plays later Daly ran through a big hole on the left side and went down the left sideline to an apparent touchdown, the first time he had broken loose for a big gain the whole game. Seubert ran him down from behind at the 2 yard line but Waller went up the middle on the next play to score the touchdown. The 2-point try failed leaving Prairie with a 14-0 lead.
Ronnie Chandler kicked down to the 6 with his next kickoff and Eggers returned it to the 24. A false start penalty and then a sack of Brown by Conner Rieman for a 10 yard loss plus an illegal substitution penalty had Deary punting from their own 5 yard line.
Prairie took over at the Deary 36 after the punt.
It took Prairie 10 plays to cover the 36 yards as they had to convert twice on fourth down.
Daly converted a fourth and 4 with a 4 yard run and the other fourth down conversion came on a pass play as Holthaus tossed a short pass out to Sigler on the left side and Sigler gained 14 yards to set up first and goal at the 8.
Waller went up the middle for the touchdown on the next play and Rieman caught a pass from Holthaus for the 2-pointer to make it 22-0 with 1:33 left in the third quarter.
Seubert ran back the ensuing kickoff 29 yards to the 45 but then they started going backward. Chase Nuxoll sacked Brown for a 10 yard loss. An end around play was stopped by Tyler Forsmann for a 4 yard loss and then Waller sacked Brown for another 2 yard loss forcing Deary to punt on fourth down and 26 on the first play of the fourth quarter.
Prairie then put together a time consuming drive at their took over at their own 44.
Eleven running plays moved the Pirates to the Deary 19 where Holthaus tried another pass to Sigler in the end zone on third and 12. Seubert intercepted in the end zone and returned the ball all the way out to the 35.
A 5 yard penalty against the Pirates made it first and 5 at the 40 but Deary fumbled the ball away on the next play with Waller recovering at the 41.
Deary’s defense forced Prairie into another fourth down play but Holthaus connected with Rieman for 14 yards on a crossing route underneath as Sigler took the defensive backs deep.
Prairie then put their second unit backfield in the game for 3 plays and after running the clock down as far as they could on fourth down before taking a timeout, put the JV team on the field for fourth down.
Deary stopped them but had time left for only 1 play.
Prairie wound up outgaining Deary 276 to 98 in total yardage. Deary was held to –5 yards in the second half.
Daly carried the ball 34 times for 177 yards while Waller added 34 yards on 13 carries.
Holthaus completed 4 of 10 passes with 2 interceptions for 50 yards. Daly, Sigler and Rieman each caught 1 pass for 14 yards while Waller caught 1 pass for 8 yards.
Seubert led the Mustangs with 43 yards but carried the ball just 8 times. It seemed like Deary was more concerned about how many different plays they could run than they were about getting their best runner the ball. Brown wound up with 17 carries for 36 yards but 6 of those carries were quarterback sacks for 36 yards worth of losses. Eggers was held to just 14 yards on 9 carries.
Deary passers were 0 for 3 in the game.
On defense Waller had 9 tackles plus 3 sacks and a fumble recovery. Forsmann had 5½ tackles plus a sack. Daly had 5 tackles and Schmidt had 4 tackles. Rieman had 3½ tackles plus a sack. Sigler, Mike Matson and Kyler Shumway each had 2½ tackles. Nuxoll had ½ a tackle plus a sack.
Most of the sacks were result of coverage downfield as Sigler and Matson blanketed Deary receivers forcing Brown to scramble around until the defense caught him for losses.
The Pirates take an 11-0 record into their first ever state championship game.
Prairie 8 0 14 0 -22
Deary 0 0 0 0 - 0
P-Daly 1 run (Daly run) 6:20 1st
P-Waller 2 run (run failed) 8:02 3rd
P-Waller 8 run (Rieman pass from Holthaus) 1:33 3rd
Grangeville team wins Night Shoot
It’s finally decided. We have chosen a winning team. Actually everyone who showed up and participated in these foul weathered evenings are winners. But for high score for the six weeks goes to "Our Team" from Grangeville with a 1215 for score. Congratulations.....
We would also like to congratulate Harman Agency with second place with a 1188 for score. In third place, Winchester Gun Club nipped at their heels with a 1187. Derek Schaeffer from Prairie High School was our top shooter in the high school division. Lisa Nightingale took the top place in our women's division. And last but not least, Bill Stolz took overall high score atop our men's division and best overall total.
Mark Baune from Grangeville Gun Club posted a perfect 25 this week.
Congratulations everyone. We would like to say a special thank you to all the shooters who participated and the teams who sponsored them. We had a turnout of 11 teams from various gun clubs take part in our annual shoot.
A list of the participating teams are...Harman Agency, Primeland Coop, Quality Heating, Our Team, Cottonwood Credit Union, L&L Auto Sales, Buds Saw Service, Sure Cycle, Winchester Gun Club, Riener Grocery, and City Electric. A special thank you also to the people who stood in the wind and rain to score, set up, tear down and set targets. We couldn't of done it without your support. Until next year.
PIRATES BOYS FOOTBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2008
12-C.V., here, won 60-14
19-Potlatch, there won 56-8
26-Timberline, here, Homecoming, won 50-0
10-Genesee, here, won 52-0
17-Troy, there, won 46-0, clinch state berth
24-Deary, here, won 36-14, clinch league title
31-Kendrick, there, won 70-24, finish regular season at 9-0
14-2nd round State Tournament vs. Deary, won 22-0
21-State Championship game vs. Oakley, 6 p.m. at Kibbie Dome