Schmidt scores 8 TD's in win at Kendrick
Devin Schmidt rushed for 371 yards and 8 touchdowns as Prairie rolled to a 64-20 win at Kendrick Friday, Oct. 1.
Both totals might be school records, we know for sure they’re the highest totals for both rushing and touchdowns in a game since the mid-1970’s.
Schmidt now has a total of 957 yards rushing after just 4 games.Justin Schmidt and Josh Roeper block for Devin Schmidt.
Kendrick opened the game with an onside kick that Tim Frei recovered at the Prairie 45 yard line.
On the first play from scrimmage Beau Schlader connected with Justin Schmidt for 35 yards. That was to be the only pass play that gained yardage in the game for Prairie as Kendrick shut down the passing game.
Devin Schmidt ran the ball on the next two plays for 5 yards then 15 for his first touchdown of the game. Schlader ran in the 2-pointer for an 8-0 lead.
Kendrick came back with a 13 play drive that took them from their own 32 to the Prairie 4 yard line. On third and goal from the 4 Kendrick quarterback Austin Hall tried to pass into the end zone for a score but Justin Schmidt intercepted at the goal line and returned to the 13.
Devin Schmidt gained 7 yards to move the ball out to the 20 then on a simple inside trap play, Schmidt broke free and went untouched for 80 yards and his second touchdown. Schlader passed to Justin Schmidt for the 2 pointer to make it 16-0.
Kendrick answered back again and this time completed the scoring drive and added the 2-pointer to cut the Prairie lead to 16-8.
Kendrick then stuffed Prairie for losses on consecutive plays but a pass interference call on a third down pass to Justin Schmidt gave Prairie a first down at the Kendrick 40.
A host of Pirate defenders gang-tackle a Kendrick ballcarrier. The two in front are David Johnson and Justin Schmidt. Surrounding the runner appear to be Devin Schmidt, David Johnson, Colton Nuxoll and Ryan Dalgliesh.Brock Heath gained 6 yards on the next play and then Devin Schmidt picked up his third touchdown on a 34 yard run over the right side. This time the 2-point try was stopped making at 22-8.
Kendrick moved the ball down to the Prairie 36 before turning the ball over on downs at the 39. Schmidt went for 11 yards then Heath broke free for a 34 yard gain over the right side. Schmidt then ran a sweep around left end to score his 4th touchdown from 16 yards out. The 2-point try again came up short as Prairie led 28-8.
Kendrick came right back with their second scoring drive as they went 69 yards in 8 plays to cut the lead to 28-14.
It appeared they might get even closer when Schlader suffered his first interception of the season on Prairie’s next possession which set Kendrick up at the Prairie 32.
The defense held though as they forced Kendrick to turn the ball over on downs at the 25. The clock ran out on the half before Prairie could muster up another score.
Kendrick received the second half kickoff and started at their own 35 after the kickoff went out of bounds. They picked up a quick first down but then started going backward. A fumbled pitch cost them 13 yards then Frei and Josh Roeper combined on a sack for another 8 yard loss. That led to a punt with Prairie taking over at their own 45.
Schmidt gained 27 yards on the first play and Heath added 14 on the next one to move the ball down to the 14.
Two runs by Schmidt gained 5 yards then on third and 5 from the 9, he burst up the middle for his 5th touchdown of the game. Heath ran in the 2-pointer to make it 36-14.
Justin Schmidt ended Kendrick’s next possession with his second interception of the game, giving Prairie the ball back at their own 45.
It took Prairie 7 plays to score this time with the big play being a 21 yard scramble by Schlader when he couldn’t find anyone open on a pass play.
Schmidt picked up his 6th touchdown on an 8 yard run around right end. Schlader added the 2-pointer to make it 44-14.
Kendrick used 3 big pass plays to march downfield for their third score of the game, which came from the 1 yard line on the first play of the fourth quarter.
They tried another onside kick but Roeper recovered at the Prairie 45.
Prairie then tried out a new formation as Schmidt was the lone back behind the center and took a direct snap. The Pirates call it their version of the “Wildcat.” He took the ball and ran to the right and went 55 yards untouched for his 7th touchdown of the game. The 2-pointer failed leading Prairie up 55-20.
A sack for a 12 yard loss by Colton Nuxoll led to another Kendrick punt with Prairie taking over at their own 34.Beau Schlader got loose for good yardage on this run that started as a pass play.
Two plays netted 0 yards and a holding penalty on the second set them back to the 24. Schmidt then took another direct snap and went to the left this time and went untouched again thanks to the blocking by the line for 76 yards and his 8th touchdown. The 2-point try again failed leaving Prairie with a 56-20 lead with 8:47 left in the game.
At that point Prairie started subbing in players on defense but still forced Kendrick to punt, taking over at their own 30.
After 3 runs gained 6 yards, backup quarterback Troy Lorentz took the snap, faked left and then rolled back to the right for a 25 yard gain. On the next play Garrett Schmidt appeared to score on a 39 yard run that saw him break several tackles but a penalty for an illegal block took the ball back to the 24.
Garrett Schmidt ran the ball each of the next 3 plays for 10, 10 and finally 4 yards for the touchdown. Marcus Higgins, the third string quarterback, ran around right end for the 2-pointer to make it 64-20 with 3:09 left.
Prairie rolled up 540 yards rushing on 37 attempts in the game. Devin Schmidt carried the ball just 21 times for his 371 yards. Heath added 68 yards on 7 carries while Garrett Schmidt had 56 yards on 6 carries. Lorentz had 25 on 1 carry and Schlader had 21 yards on 1 carry.
Schlader was 3 for 6 passing with an interception for 30 yards. Justin Schmidt had 1 catch for 35 yards while Devin Schmidt and Heath each had 1 reception but both were for negative yardage.
Kendrick had 164 yards rushing on 41 attempts led by Hall who had 95 yards on 14 carries. Hall at just 5’6” and 150 lbs. proved to be a very elusive runner. Hall completed 11 of 19 pass attempts with 2 interceptions for 162 yards while two other Kendrick players were 0 for 2 passing.
On defense Devin Schmidt had 10 tackles and a sack. Frei had 9 tackles and 2 sacks. Justin Schmidt had 9 tackles and 2 interceptions (and almost a third). Garrett Schmidt had 8 tackles. Cody Schumacher had 6½ tackles. Roeper had 5 tackles. Nuxoll had 4 tackles and a sack and David Johnson had 3 tackles and a sack. Schlader had 1½ tackles and an interception on a 2-point play.
Prairie improves to 4-0 in league play and overall. This week is Homecoming with the game set for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7 against Lapwai.
Prairie      16 12 16 20 -64
Kendrick   8   6   0   6 -20
P-D. Schmidt 15 run (Schlader run) 10:54 1st
P-D. Schmidt 80 run (J. Schmidt pass from Schlader) 2:20 1st
K-Warner 26 run (Hall run) 0:09 1st
P-D. Schmidt 34 run (run failed) 10:24 2nd
P-D. Schmidt 16 run (pass failed) 5:36 2nd
K-Heath 10 pass from Hall (pass failed) 2:49 2nd
P-D. Schmidt 9 run (Heath run) 7:09 3rd
P-D. Schmidt 8 run (Schlader run) 2:15 3rd
K-Hall 1 run (pass failed) 11:55 4th
P-D. Schmidt 55 run (run failed) 11:40 4th
P-D. Schmidt 76 run (run failed) 8:47 4th
P-G. Schmidt 4 run (Higgins run) 3:09 4th
Kade Perrin, left, lead blocks for Garrett Schmidt on a fourth quarter run. At right is quarterback Troy Lorentz.
Brock Heath runs through a hole created by the line. At left is Devin Schmidt. #55 is Josh Roeper. Behind Roeper is David Johnson.
Josh Roeper and Devin Schmidt tackled a Kendrick ballcarrier. Ryan Dalgliesh, 21, moves toward the play.
Devin Schmidt bursts through a hole in the line. Prairie players from left are David Johnson, Colton Nuxoll and Tim Frei.

All games  at 7 p.m.  Unless indicated.
  3-Genesee, here, won 46-20
10-Deary, there, won 64-22
17-Potlatch, there, won 48-20
  1-Kendrick, there, won 64-20
  7-Lapwai, here, Homecoming, date changed, will follow 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
  7-Lapwai, here
12-Lewis County, here
21-C.V., here
28-Troy, there
Changes are in italics

Oct. 7-Timberline, here, 4 p.m.
Oct. 14-Laway, there, 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 21-Lewis County, at Nezperce, 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 28-Troy, there 5 p.m.

Games start at 4 p.m. unless indicated
9-Asotin, there, 4:30 p.m.
11-Highland, here
16-Nezperce, there
18-Sts. Peter & Paul, here
23-Timberline, here
30-C.V., there
2-Grangeville, here
7-Kamiah, there
9-Orofino, here
14-Summit, there
16-Lapwai, here

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