win big in Homecoming game
The Prairie Pirates started slow (for them) but scored 3 touchdowns in a 3 minute span late in the first quarter on their way to a 46-0 win over Lapwai Friday, Oct. 2 at the Homecoming game.
Lapwai took the opening kickoff and picked up 3 first downs against the Pirates before fumbling the ball away at the Prairie 39.
Kyler Shumway knocked the ball loose and Branden Waller recovered.
Prairie couldn’t get their offense going though and the first team unit punted for the first time this season.
Another Lapwai fumble, recovered by Devin Schmidt, led to Prairie’s first touchdown with Waller going in from the 5 with 3:48 left in the first quarter. The kick attempt failed.
Prairie kicker Andrew Gabica then executed a perfect onside kick as he topped the ball toward the right and David Sigler ran down the sideline and caught ball as it came off a high hop.
Holthaus then tossed a screen pass to the left to Waller who took the ball 45 yards to the end zone for Prairie’s second touchdown. Schmidt ran in the 2-pointer to make it 14-0 less than a minute after their first score.
This time Gabica kicked deep with the ball going into the end zone for a touchback.
Lapwai was forced to punt and the ball was shanked out of bounds for only 7 yards with Prairie taking over at the Lapwai 33.
Tyrell Langston went up the middle for 18 yards and Schmidt followed with a 15 yard run for another touchdown. The 2-point pass attempt failed leaving Prairie up 20-0 with the Pirates having exploded for 3 touchdowns in 2 and a half minutes of play.
Prairie then got the ball right back again on another fumble by Lapwai. Waller recovered at the Lapwai 43.
Two running plays were stopped for losses but Holthaus then connected with Sigler for 17 yards and a first down.
Two more running plays picked up 20 yards then Holthaus connected with Sigler again in the end zone for a touchdown. Waller ran in the 2 pointer to make it 28-0.
Lapwai was forced to punt on their next possession and Sigler caught the punt at the Lapwai 40 and took off to the left where he handed off to Waller who was coming back to the right. Waller took the ball all the way to the 9 yard line.
On the next play Holthaus ran it in for the touchdown. The conversion try failed and Prairie led 34-0.
Another Lapwai fumble gave Prairie the ball back with Conner Rieman recovering at the Lapwai 14.
Prairie fumbled the ball right back on the next play but Lapwai quickly returned the favor with Schmidt recovering the fumble at the Lapwai 10 yard line.
With subs in the backfield but Holthaus still at quarterback, Prairie moved the ball down to the 4 yard line where Holthaus took the ball in himself for his second touchdown. The conversion try failed with Prairie holding a 40-0 lead with 6:06 still left in the half.
The rest of the half saw the subs on the field for the Pirates with neither side scoring although Prairie tried a 35-yard field goal as the half ran out with Waller’s kick going wide right.
Prairie received the kickoff to start the second half and the subs continued to get some playing time. Their drive stalled out and Lapwai’s did as well.
With the starting unit back on the field for a final drive the Pirates moved down to the 2 on a long run by Schmidt. From there Holthaus scored his third touchdown of the game to end the game on the 45-point mercy rule.
Schmidt was the leading rusher with 52 yards on 6 carries. Langston gained 32 on 4 carries, Waller 22 on 4 carries and Holthaus 18 on 6 carries. Prairie had 141 yards rushing on 27 attempts.
Holthaus complete 3 of 4 passes for 73 yards with Sigler catching 2 for 28 and Waller 1 for 45. Troy Lorentz was 1 for 1 passing for 0 yards. Justin Schmidt caught the pass.
Lapwai gained just 46 total yards in the game, 15 rushing on 25 carries and 31 passing.
Waller led the defense in tackles with 7 and had 2 fumble recoveries. Schmidt had 5 tackles and 2 fumble recoveries. Derek Schaeffer had 4 ½ tackles. Holthaus had 3 tackles. Langston, Gabica and J.C. Enriquez each had 2 ½ tackles. Kyler Shumway had 2 tackles. Sigler and Rieman each had 1½ tackles and a fumble recovery. All in all Lapwai’s offense fumbled the ball away 5 times with the other recovery coming on the successful onside kick. Prairie had their first turnover of the season.
With their 17th straight win Prairie improves to 5-0 on the season and in league play. Their next game is at unbeaten Genesee in a battle for sole possession of first place in the White Pin League this Friday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m.
Lapwai 0 0 0 - 0
Prairie 20 20 6 -46
P-Waller 5 run (kick failed) 3:48 1st
P-Waller 45 pass from Holthaus (Schmidt run) 2:52 1st
P-Schmidt 15 run (pass failed) 1:22 1st
P-Sigler 11 pass from Holthaus (Waller run) 10:23 2nd
P-Holthaus 9 run (pass failed) 8:13 2nd
P-Holthaus 4 run (kick failed) 6:06 2nd
P-Holthaus 2 run (no attempt game over) 6:57 3rd
Night Shoot to start
Cottonwood Gun Club is going to be kicking off the 2009 season for the annual Cottonwood Night Shoot.
We would like to invite any and everyone for six weeks of good ol' fashion fun and laughter. The sign up is October 7th (Wednesday nights) with the first week of shooting for score landing on the 14th.
Shooting starts at dark, but members will be available to sign people up around 6pm. We will provide an open kitchen for the grub and drinks of choice. Bring your gun and an appetite and join good people for a good time.
Cost is $35 per shooter and $25 for team sponsorship. Teams consist of 5 people so ask your friends! If you need a team, we will try to find you one.
PIRATES BOYS FOOTBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2009
11-C.V., there, won 58-8
18-Potlatch, here, won 59-8
25-Timberline, there, won 54-6
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.