win 21st straight
The Prairie football capped off their second straight unbeaten regular season with a 52-6 win over Kendrick Friday, Oct. 30 at Cottonwood.
They’ll take a 21-game winning streak into the state playoffs this weekend.
Prairie wasted no time in getting on the scoreboard. Kendrick tried an onside kick to open the game and nearly came up with the ball. Andrew Gabica recovered the kick at the 50 yard line.
On Prairie’s first play Kyle Holthaus dropped back to pass and found a wide open Conner Rieman at about the 30. He was so wide open he was able to jog to the end zone for the touchdown. Tyrell Langston ran in the 2-pointer to make it 8-0 just 14 seconds into the game.
Prairie then tried their own onside kick. The ball hit a Kendrick defender and Devin Schmidt was able to recover at the Prairie 49.
Prairie then tried the first of several plays they would run on the night to try and get a score for the seniors that don’t usually get to score. This one was a pass by David Sigler deep over the middle to Kyler Shumway. Shumway was open but couldn’t come up with the catch.
On the next play Tyrell Langston picked up 25 yards around right end and then Holthaus connected with Sigler on a 26 yard scoring play. The 2-point run by Chris Schmidt came up inches short leaving Prairie with a 14-0 lead.
Gabica then kicked off deep and Kendrick finally got their offense on the field. They picked up a couple of first downs then missed on 3 straight passes to turn the ball over on downs at their own 46.
On second and 3 Branden Waller broke free for 28 yards to the Kendrick 11. 4 plays later Langston went in from the 3. The 2-point try again came up short and Prairie led 20-0.
Kendrick gained 16 yards on their first play but were then stopped and forced to punt from their 39.
Prairie took over at their own 40 and took just 1 play to score.
On a gimmick play Waller carried as if on a sweep to the right then stopped and threw deep downfield to a wide open Sigler who easily carried the ball in for a 60-yard scoring play. This time Derek Schaeffer, normally a defensive end, was given the opportunity to score the 2-pointer but came up short and Prairie led 26-0.
On Kendrick’s next possession came the screwiest play of the evening. Kendrick took over after the kickoff at their own 11 and was stopped for no gain on 3 plays. On fourth down they punted and Chet Christopher’s punt went straight up and to the left landing behind the line of scrimmage and then taking a bounce back toward the end zone. Conner Rieman (who else but Mr. Scoop and Score) wound up recovering the ball in the end zone for a touchdown. Waller ran in the 2-pointer to make it 34-0 with 2:07 still left in the first quarter.
Kendrick put together 2 more first downs as they ended the quarter in Prairie territory at the 38. A holding penalty and losses on 3 straight plays led to a fourth down at their 45. They tried a screen pass on fourth and 27 but Rieman tackled the receiver for a 10 yard loss and Prairie took over at the Kendrick 35.
Prairie then brought out another “Senior Special” play as center Joe Schumacher got to play quarterback for a play. He made the most of it taking the snap and throwing downfield to Holthaus who caught the pass inside the 5 yard line and went in for the touchdown. Holthaus then tried an old-fashioned drop kick for the extra point but it went off to the right and Prairie led 40-0.
Kendrick’s next possession was stopped when Sigler intercepted Christopher’s pass and returned it 16 yards to the Kendrick 44.
From that point the subs took over for the rest of the half. They wound up giving Kendrick back the ball on downs at the Kendrick 43.
Kendrick moved deep into Pirate territory on a 54 yard pass play with Justin Schmidt making the touchdown saving tackle at the 5.
Two plays later Justin Schmidt recovered a Kendrick fumble at the 1 yard line.
Kendrick got the touchdown anyway on the next play when Prairie fumbled the ball right back in the end zone with the Tigers recovering for the score.
Trailing 40-6, Kendrick tried another onside kick but they got it up in the air and Sigler called a fair catch and caught it at the Prairie 47. He then moved away from the spot with the ball and was hit with a delay of game penalty to set Prairie back to the 42.
Brock Heath gained 12 yards on first down to moved the ball into Kendrick territory.
Seth Guyer then converted a fourth and 3 with a 5 yard gain for another first down.
Devin Schmidt came in to run a sweep around right end for 33 yards to set up first and goal at the 4. Two plays later Chris Schmidt got his first varsity score as he went in from the 3 for the touchdown.
Exchange student Rafael Eziaga got the call on the 2-point attempt but was stopped short leaving Prairie up 46-6 with 1:21 left in the half.
The clock ran out on the half before Kendrick could get out of their own end.
They received the second half kickoff and were forced to punt after 3 plays netted them just 2 yards.
Sigler returned the punt 16 yards to the Kendrick 49.
Two plays later Waller ran a sweep around left end and went 45 yards for the game-ending touchdown.
Waller wound up with 77 yards on just 3 carries while Devin Schmidt had 47 yards on 3 carries and Langston had 39 yards on 4 carries. Prairie wound up with 178 yards rushing on 21 attempts.
Holthaus was 2 for 3 passing for 76 yards and 2 touchdowns. Waller was 1 for 1 for 60 yards and touchdown and Schumacher was 1 for 1 for 35 yards and a touchdown. Sigler was 0 for 1 passing.
Sigler caught 2 passes for 86 yards while Rieman caught 1 for 50 yards and Holthaus 1 for 35 yards.
Kendrick was held to 146 total yards, 50 rushing on 26 attempts and 96 passing. Kendrick passers were 7 for 19 with 1 interception.
Defensively Waller had 6½ tackles and Rieman had 5½ tackles. Sigler had 3½ tackles plus an interception. Schaeffer had 3 tackles and Justin Schmidt had 3 tackles plus a fumble recovery. Shumway had 2½ tackles and Devin Schmidt had 2 tackles plus a recovery of a muffed kick.
Prairie finishes the regular season at 9-0 overall and in league play.
They’ll play Raft River at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6 at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow in a first round state tournament game.
Kendrick 0 6 0 - 6
Prairie 34 12 6 -52
P-Rieman 50 pass from Holthaus (Langston run) 11:46 1st
P-Sigler 26 pass from Holthaus (run failed) 11:14 1st
P-Langston 3 run (run failed) 5:34 1st
P-Sigler 60 pass from Waller (run failed) 3:54 1st
P-Rieman recovered –11 yard punt in end zone (Waller run) 2:07 1st
P-Holthaus 35 pass from Schumacher (kick failed) 10:02 2nd
K-Nelson recovered fumble in end zone (run failed) 4:39 2nd
P-C. Schmidt 3 run (run failed) 1:21 2nd
P-Waller 45 run (no attempt-game over) 9:20 3rd
The PHS cheerleaders with the peewee cheerleaders. They performed together at halftime of Friday's game.
Night shoot week 3 results
Its another week in the books. Thank you Mother Nature. It looked as though the weather might not cooperate, and with that thought, the clouds parted.
We had some familiar scores as the shooters came to shoot once again. Dan Thompson of Nezperce Construction, Derek Schaeffer of J&E Excavation, Ralph Kaschmitter of Camas Gravel and Steve Kaschmitter (sub) for Cottonwood Credit Union all showed that the cold doesn't affect your score when you set out to shoot a 25. Good job guys.
This week we have a new leader as 3 Ol' Farts & 2 Pups take the lead with a 632. Nezperce Construction takes second place with a 622. Not too far behind, Winchester Gun Club and Riener's Grocery vie for third place with a 605.
Thanks again shooters and we will see you next week.
11-C.V., there, won 58-8
18-Potlatch, here, won 59-8
25-Timberline, there, won 54-6
9-Genesee, there, won 55-6
16-Troy, here, won 48-0
23-Deary, there, won 48-0
30-Kendrick, here, won 52-6
13-Kibbie Dome, TBA
20-Championship, ISU/BSU, TBA, location depends on finals matchup - if southeastern versus northern or southwestern-in Pocatello, if southwestern vs northern, in Boise.