win 14th straight
The Prairie football ran just 20 offensive plays but scored on 8 of them as they rolled past C.V. 58-8 at Kooskia Friday, Sept. 11 for their 14th straight win.
Prairie scored on every possession and never took more than 5 plays to score.
Prairie took the opening kickoff and start at their own 48 as C.V.ís kickoff was short and taken by Branden Waller at the 38 and returned 10 yards.
Waller carried for 10 yards on the first play from scrimmage and Devin Schmidt went around left end for 32 yards on the second play before being pushed out of bounds at the C.V. 10.
Tyrell Langston carried down to the 3 and Waller went in from there on the next play. Kyle Holthaus passed to David Sigler for the 2-pointer to make it 8-0 just over a minute into the game.
C.V. was forced to punt with Prairie taking over at the C.V. 47.
Waller was hit in the backfield on the first play but Schmidt took the ball up the middle on the next play, cut to the left and raced into the end zone for a 48 yard scoring play. Langston ran in the 2-pointer to make it 16-0.
C.V. then put together a drive as they moved from their own 35 down to the Prairie 18.
Facing third and 7 C.V. tried a pass out toward the sideline but Holthaus tackled C.V.ís Jesse Davis for a 4 yard loss.
On fourth down Kyler Shumway got a big rush on Davis and forced an incomplete pass to give Prairie the ball on downs at their own 22.
A false start set the Pirates back 5 yards but they picked up a first down as Waller took a short pass to the left for 19 yards.
Holthaus then threw deep downfield and hit Conner Rieman in stride on a crossing pattern. Rieman caught the ball at about the C.V. 40 and raced untouched to the end zone. Sigler ran interference for Rieman and got in the way of the only C.V. defender with any kind of a shot at saving the touchdown. Holthaus ran in the 2-pointer to give Prairie a 24-0 with a minute to go in the first quarter.
C.V. was forced to punt again and the punt went only 16 yards giving Prairie the ball at the C.V. 46.
The second string backfield came in but it didnít seem to slow the Pirates down any. Brock Heath gained 5 yards on first down and Cody Schumacher picked up a first down with an 8 yard run.
Heath then carried the ball again through a huge hole on the left side and went untouched for 33 yards and a touchdown. The conversion try failed and Prairie led 30-0.
After another C.V. punt Prairie took over at their own 40.
Heath gained 2 yards on first down and on second down Holthaus passed toward the left sideline to Sigler. Sigler caught the pass despite double coverage and then made a spin move that left both defenders grasping at air as Sigler took off to the end zone for a 58 yard scoring play. Heath ran in the 2-pointer to make it 38-0 with 7:41 left in the half.
On the ensuing kickoff Andrew Gabicaís kick rolled down to the 4 yard line where C.V. had to jump on the ball to keep possession.
The Rams picked up a couple of first downs to move out to their own 32 but Waller then intercepted Davisí pass at the 34 and returned to the 17.
Langston went over the left side for the touchdown on the next play and then added the 2-pointer to make it 46-0 with 5:09 left in the half.
On the Rams next possession they went for it on fourth and 3 and the receiver dropped the pass to give Prairie the ball back at the C.V. 33.
Sigler moved to quarterback for the series and Chris Schmidt moved into the backfield.
Prairie looked like they might actually be stopped as a penalty led to a fourth and 2 play at the C.V. 25.
Sigler then faked a handoff to the right and kept the ball and ran to the left and went 25 yards for the touchdown to make it 52-0 with 42 seconds left as the conversion try failed.
With the JV defense on the field C.V. quickly moved the ball down the field and managed to scored on a play that started just before the buzzer went off, gaining 22 yards on the final play of the half. They still needed to score the 2-pointer to keep the game from ending at halftime on the 45-point mercy rule and managed to do so making it 52-8.
C.V. opened the second half with the possession and went for it on fourth and 5 against Prairieís first team defense. Defensive end Derek Schaeffer rushed Davis into a bad throw on the play and Prairie took over at the C.V. 40.
Holthaus kept the ball and went up the middle for 11 yards and on the next play Prairie ran an end around to Sigler who took the ball 29 yards for the game-ending touchdown.
For the game Prairie averaged over 19 yards per play as they gained 383 yards on 20 plays.
They had 242 yards rushing on just 17 caries with Devin Schmidt gaining 80 yards on just 2 carries. Sigler gained 54 yards on 2 carries, Heath 48 yards on 4 carries, Langston 24 yards on 2 carries and Waller 17 yards on 4 carries.
Holthaus was 3 for 3 passing for 141 yards and 2 touchdowns. Rieman caught 1 pass for 64 yards, Sigler 1 for 58 and Waller 1 for 19.
C.V. was held to 132 total yards, 86 rushing and 46 passing. C.V.ís passers completed 5 of 15 attempts with 1 interception.
C.V. ran more than twice as many plays, 41, for just over a third of the yardage s Prairie.
Leading tacklers were Waller with 5 tackles plus an interception and Devin Schmidt with 5 tackles. Schaeffer had 4½ tackles. Gabica had 3 tackles. Rieman and Shumway had 2½ tackles plus a sack each. Sigler had 2½ tackles and Holthaus and Langston had 2 tackles each.
With the win Prairie improves to 2-0 in both league and overall. Their next game will be their home opener this Friday, Sept. 18 against 3-0 Potlatch.
Prairie 24 28 6 -58
C.V. 0 8 0 - 8
P-Waller 3 run (Sigler pass from Holthaus) 10:48 1st
P-Schmidt 48 run (Langston run) 7:52 1st
P-Rieman 64 pass from Holthaus (Holthaus run) 0:56.7 1st
P-Heath 33 run (pass failed) 10:21 2nd
P-Sigler 58 pass from Holthaus (Heath run) 7:41 2nd
P-Langston 17 run (Langston run) 5:09 2nd
P-Sigler 25 run (run failed) 0:42.4 2nd
C-Owens 22 pass from Davis (Walker pass from Paul) 0:00.0 2nd
P-Sigler 29 run (no try, game over) 9:24 3rd
JV's to play Kamiah on Monday
The Prairie JV football team will play Kamiah next Monday, Sept. 21 instead of Potlatch.
Potlatch didnít want to make two trips down here for football so Kamiah was scheduled instead.
The game will be a hybrid game where when Prairie is on offense it will be an 8-man game and when Kamiah is on offense it will be an 11-man game.
The game will be at Cottonwood and will start at 6 p.m.
PIRATES BOYS FOOTBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2009
11-C.V., there, won 58-8
20-Championship, ISU/BSU, TBA
Note: JV schedule subject to change as some schools may not have enough turn out to support a JV team.