Pirates win big at Deary
The Prairie football team trailed twice in the first half but took the lead for good with 2:14 left in the half and pulled away to a 64-22 win at Deary Friday, Sept. 10.
The Mustangs came out fired up picking up 4 first downs on their first possession as they marched 80 yards downfield in 6 plays, helped by a couple of Pirate penalties, to take a 0-6 lead.Despite the tight coverage, Justin Schmidt makes a spectacular catch at Deary.
It didnít take Prairie long to respond though as Devin Schmidt took the ball over the left side and went 60 yards for a touchdown on the first play following the kickoff. He then ran in the 2-pointer to give Prairie an 8-6 lead.
Deary went 3 and out on their next possession but Prairie fumbled the ball back to them 4 plays later.
The Pirate defense again forced a 3 and out and took over at their own 36 after the punt.
Beau Schlader connected with Justin Schmidt over the middle for a 42 yard gain to set the Pirates up at the Deary 22. After 4 running plays moved the ball to the 9, Schlader again connected with Justin Schmidt for a 9 yard touchdown. The 2-point try failed leaving Prairie with a 14-6 lead.
Deary answered back quickly as Kevin Cannon passed a quick out to the left side to Drew Eggers who was able to take the ball 70 yards for a touchdown. Dearyís Brandon Thompson added the 2-pointer to tie the score at 14.
Prairie recovered Dearyís short lob kickoff at their 38 and proceeded to march the ball downfield for a go-ahead score. There was a 20 yard pass completion from Schlader to Justin Schmidt on the second play of the drive but the rest was all running plays. Devin Schmidt carried the ball on 7 of 8 running plays gaining 38 yards including the final 7 for the touchdown. The 2-point try failed leaving Prairie with a 20-14 lead early in the second quarter.
On Dearyís next possession Prairieís defense flushed Cannon from the pocket and as he was scrambling around to avoid the sack, he found Eggers open deep over the middle and hit him for a 52 yard touchdown pass. Cannon added the 2-pointer to give Deary back the lead at 20-22 with 9:05 left in the half.
Prairie took over after a penalty on the kickoff return at their own 24. They put Seth Guyer in at quarterback on this series and ran the option play. Devin Schmidt had a gain of 29 yards on the drive while Guyer added runs of 11, 9 and 6.
The drive stalled out inside the 10 but it took an illegal tackled to keep Prairie out of the end zone. Guyer was tackled at the 2 on a horse collar and his ankle was injured on the play. Prairie turned the ball over on downs one play later as apparently a horse collar tackled penalty is not an automatic first down.
Devin Schmidt had his second straight 200+ yard, 4 touchdown game at Deary. He picked up 60 of those yards and one of the TDís on this carry.The defense forced Deary to punt out of their end zone and Justin Schmidt returned the punt 14 yards to the Deary 14.
3 plays later Devin Schmidt went in from the 3 to put Prairie back in the lead. He added the 2-pointer to make it 28-22.
Prairie forced Deary to punt again after 3 plays netted just 3 yards and Brock Heathís 20 yard return set Prairie up at the Deary 27.
Schlader completed a 24 yard pass to Justin Schmidt on the next play setting up a first and goal at the 3. Brock Heath was stopped inches short of the goal line on the next play and Schlader scored the touchdown on a quarterback sneak. Devin Schmidt added the 2-pointer to make it 36-22 with just 22 seconds left in the half.
Prairie received the kickoff to open the second half and got it at the Deary 47 when the onside kick attempt touched one of the Deary players before it had traveled 10 yards.
Prairie stayed with the running attack and 7 plays later, Devin Schmidt scored his 4th touchdown of the game on a 2 yard run up the middle. Schlader passed to Devin Schmidt for the 2-pointer to make it 44-22.
Dearyís next possession ended when Schlader intercepted Cannonís pass at the Prairie 44.
6 straight running plays moved the ball to the Deary 36. Schlader then connected with Justin Schmidt on a 23 yard pass play to set up first and goal at the 7. Three plays later Heath went in from the 1 to make it 50-22 as the 2-point try failed.
Deary was again forced to punt and Prairie took over at the Deary 49. Ten straight running plays led to another score with Heath going up the middle from the 5 for the touchdown. Schlader passed to Garrett Schmidt for the 2-point to make it 58-22 early in the fourth quarter.
At that point Prairie started subbing in players ad Deary was able to pick up a first down for the first time since their last touchdown but still turned the ball over on downs at their own 42.
The JV offense went on the field with Kade Perrin and Dakota Wilson getting a chance to carry the ball along with Troy Lorentz at quarterback. 
Lorentz picked up 21 yards on a quarterback bootleg around left end to the Deary 16 and 5 plays later ran the same play to the right side for another Prairie touchdown. The 2-point try failed making it 64-22 with 1:44 left.Garrett Schmidt and Beau Schlader combine on this tackle of a Deary ballcarrier. At right is Colton Nuxoll.
Devin Schmidt went over 200 yards for the second straight game as he had 219 yards on 28 carries with 4 touchdowns. Heath added 89 yards on 17 carries with 2 touchdowns while Guyer had 32 yards on 5 carries and Lorentz had 28 yards on 3 carries. Prairie had 392 yards rushing on 69 attempts.
Schlader was 5 for 7 passing for 118 yards and a touchdown. All the completions went to Justin Schmidt.
Deary gained 112 yards rushing on 35 attempts but 60 of those yards were on their first possession of the game. Cannon completed 5 of 10 passes with 1 interception for 129 yards. 122 of those came on the two long touchdown plays.
After their last touchdown with 9:05 left in the second quarter Deary gained just 8 more yards passing and 46 rushing as the Prairie defense just shut them down.
Devin Schmidt led the defense with 11½ tackles plus a sack. Tim Frei had 5 tackles. Colton Nuxoll had 3½ tackles. Schlader had 2½ plus an interception and Garrett Schmidt also had 2½. David Johnson had 1½ plus a sack while Justin Schmidt and Josh Roeper had 2 tackles each.
With the win Prairie improves to 2-0 on the season and in league play. This week they have another long road trip as they travel to Potlatch Friday, Sept. 17.
Prairie 14 24 14 14 -64
Deary 14   8   0   0 -22
D-Thompson 7 run (run failed) 10:31 1st
P-D. Schmidt 60 run (D. Schmidt run) 10:19 1st
P-J. Schmidt 9 pass from Schlader (run failed) 3:35 1st 
D-Eggers 70 pass from Cannon (Thompson run) 2:30 1st
P-D. Schmidt 7 run (pass failed) 9:58 2nd
D-Eggers 52 pass from Cannon (Cannon run) 9:05 2nd
P-D. Schmidt 3 run (D. Schmidt run) 2:14 2nd
P-Schlader 1 run (D. Schmidt run) 0:22 2nd
P-D. Schmidt 2 run (D. Schmidt pass from Schlader) 9:17 3rd
P-Heath 1 run (pass failed) 3:12 3rd
P-Heath 5 run (G. Schmidt pass from Schlader) 10:10 4th
P-Lorentz 6 run (pass failed) 1:44 4th
Brock Heath gets a block from Devin Schmidt as he takes the ball around right end.
Josh Roeper seals off a Deary defender to give Devin Schmidt some running room.
Troy Lorentz gained 21 yards on this run as the JV's took over late in the 4th quarter.
Justin Schmidt got clear of the defender and caught this pass for the Pirates' second TD of the game.

All games  at 7 p.m.  Unless indicated.
  3-Genesee, here, won 46-20
10-Deary, there, won 64-22
17-Potlatch, there
  1-Kendrick, there
  7-Lapwai, here, Homecoming, date changed, will following a 2-quarter JV game
15-Lewis County, at Craigmont, 3 p.m.
22-C.V., here
29-Troy, there
NOVEMBER (State games)
  5 or 6-Kibbie Dome, TBA
12 or 13-Kibbie Dome, TBA
19 or 20-Championship, TBA
Games start at 6 p.m. unless indicated
  9-Lewis County, there, 4 p.m.
16-Potlatch, there
23-Timberline, here
  7-Lapwai, here
12-Lewis County, here
21-C.V., here
28-Troy, there
Changes are in italics

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