Pirates to play at Wallace Saturday, Pep bus planned
The Prairie football team will play their opening round state playoff game at Wallace this Saturday, Nov. 6 at 3 p.m.
The winner of that game will play the Troy-Potlatch winner on Saturday, Nov. 13 at the Kibbie Dome, tentatively set for 5 p.m.
Potlatch survived a 3-way Kansas Tiebreaker with Genesee and Kendrick on Monday, Nov. 1 at Lewiston’s Bengal Field. They play Troy on Friday evening at 7 p.m. at the Kibbie Dome.
The southern Idaho portion of the state bracket has Grace playing at Notus and Hagerman playing at Rimrock, both on Friday. 
Those two winners will play either Nov. 12 or 13 with that winner facing the northern bracket winner in the state championship game on either Nov. 19 or 20, site to be determined.
Also Prairie High School is planning to take a pep bus if there's enough interest. Cost would be $10 per person. Contact the high school office at 962-3901.

Troy pulls away from Pirates
The battle of White Pine League unbeatens was competitive for most of the first half but Troy pulled away in the second half for a 26-72 win over Prairie Friday, Oct. 29 at Troy.Justin Schmidt caught this pass in full stride and turned up field for an 88 yard scoring play.
The loss was the first White Pine League loss for the Pirates since the 2007 season ender and only their second loss in the last 3 seasons.
Despite the loss they are still in the state 1A, Division 1 playoffs as they travel to Wallace this Saturday for a 3 p.m. game. 
The Pirates took a huge hit in the first quarter when Devin Schmidt left the game with an injury. His loss was huge both offensively and defensively. On offense just the threat of him in the backfield opens things up for everyone else and on defense, he may have made a difference against Troy’s outstanding running back, Marshall Williams, who ran for 412 yards and 7 touchdowns, nearly all of which came after Schmidt left the game.
Prairie started well as they took the opening kickoff and marched downfield for a touchdown. On just his second carry though Schmidt got stopped for no gain and before the whistle blew a Troy player grabbed Schmidt’s free leg and yanked on it while his other leg was engaged with other Troy defenders. Schmidt came hobbling away from that tackle but was able to stay in.
In fact, after Brock Heath broke loose on a 31 yard gain to the 2 yard line, Schmidt scored to put Prairie up 6-0.
Prairie then executed an onside kick that Tim Frei recovered on the Prairie 49 after it had hit a Troy player.
Cody Schumacher then went for 14 yards on first down but the offense then stalled and Prairie turned the ball over on downs at the Troy 37.
Williams broke loose for his first touchdown on the next play and then added the 2-pointer to give Troy a 6-8 lead.
On Prairie’s next possession Devin Schmidt got wishboned a second time at the end of a big gain that was erased by a holding penalty and that knocked him out of the game (once is an accident, twice is a trend).
Prairie was forced to punt and a low snap led to Justin Schmidt, filling in for Devin at punter, to rush off a punt that went just 11 yards.
Troy took over at their own 30 and 7 plays later Williams scored his second touchdown. With the 2-pointer Troy led 6-16.
A Prairie fumble gave Troy the ball back at the Prairie 34 but Troy fumbled it right back 3 plays later with Justin Schmidt recovering at the Prairie 12.
On the next play Beau Schlader passed deep down the right side to Justin who caught the ball at about the Prairie 35 and outraced the defense to the end zone for an 88 Brock Heath was nearly caught for a loss on what turned into an 84 yard touchdown run.yard scoring play. Garrett Schmidt ran in the 2-pointer to cut the lead to 14-16.
It didn’t take Troy long to answer though as they needed just 2 plays to travel 65 yards for a touchdown. The 2-point try failed as Schumacher tackled Williams for a loss, making it 14-22.
Two sacks of Schlader led to the Pirates turning the ball over on downs at the Prairie 35. On the next play Williams scored again to make it 14-28 as the 2-point try was stopped this time by Justin Schmidt.
After making just onside kickoffs to this point, Troy finally kicked deep and Seth Guyer slipped making the catch at the Prairie 17.
After a loss of 1 on the first down, Heath went around right end and was nearly stopped for a loss but broke free, cut back inside and then was off to the races for an 84 yard scoring run cutting the lead to 20-28 as the 2-point try failed.
The Pirates still couldn’t stop Troy’s running game though and the Trojans went right back down the field for another Williams touchdown. They added the 2-pointer to make it 20-36 with 1:36 left in the half.
Prairie tried to answer before halftime and got some help from a roughing the passer penalty but stalled out at the 41 as the half ended.
Troy took the second half kickoff and marched downfield again to push their lead to 20-44.
Prairie was able to answer back with the help of a pass interference penalty and then an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on the Troy coach for protesting the first penalty too vigorously. That set the Pirates up at the Troy 22 and 4 plays later Garrett Schmidt went in for the score from the 14 to cut the lead to 26-44 as the 2-point try came up short.
That was it for the Pirates’ scoring though as Troy scored the games final 28 points and ended the game on the 45-point mercy rule with 3:31 left to play.
Heath stepped up and gained 190 yards on 19 carries to give him 892 on the season. Garrett Schmidt had 6 carries for 49 yards, Schumacher 28 yards on 7 carries and Devin Schmidt had 29 yards on 10 carries, giving him 1,628 on the season.Garrett Schmidt bursts through a hole created by Josh Roeper and David Johnson. He wound up scoring a touchdown at the end of this 14-yard run.
Justin Schmidt caught 1 pass for 88 yards while Heath was caught for a 9 yard loss on his only reception. Schlader completed 2 of 8 passes and was sacked 3 times.
Troy rolled up 561 yards rushing as Kaiden Hoskins added 92 yards on 8 carries to Williams’ total. They were 2 for 2 passing for 67 yards.
Justin Schmidt had 6 ½ tackles plus a fumble recovery to lead the defense. Garrett Schmidt had 6 tackles. Frei had 4 tackles and an onside kick recovery. Torin Dalgliesh, who wound up getting a lot of the playing time at Devin Schmidt’s linebacker spot, had 3 tackles. Schumacher had 2½ tackles. Colton Nuxoll and David Johnson had 1½ tackles each.
With the loss Prairie ends the regular season at 7-1 and takes the White Pine League’s second seed into the state playoffs. They face their second straight unbeaten this weekend as they travel to Wallace, Saturday at 3 p.m. The winner of that game will face the winner of Friday’s Troy vs. Potlatch game Saturday, Nov. 13, at 5 p.m. at the Kibbie Dome.
Prairie 6 14   6   0 -26
Troy    8 28 24 12 -72
P-D. Schmidt 2 run (run failed) 7:16 1st
T-Williams 63 run (Williams run) 4:36 1st
T-Wiliams 3 run (Hoskins run) 10:15 2nd
P-J. Schmidt 88 pass from Schlader (G. Schmidt run) 7:41 2nd 
T-Hoskins 25 run (run failed) 6:56 2nd
T-Williams 35 run (run failed) 3:59 2nd
P-Heath 84 run (run failed) 3:09 2nd
T-Williams 43 run (Bafus run) 1:36 2nd
T-Williams 12 run (Williams run) 8:01 3rd
P-G. Schmidt 14 run (run failed) 3:50 3rd
T-Williams 16 run (Williams run) 2:01 3rd
T-Williams 29 run (Bull pass from Kanikkeberg) 0:00 3rd
T-Hoskins 44 pass from Kanikkeberg (run failed) 7:33 4th
T-Bafus 29 run (no try game over) 3:31 4th

Front from left: Seth Guyer, Josh Schlader, Devin Schmidt, Marcus Higgins, Dakota Wilson, Beau Schlader, Troy Lorentz, Brock Heath and Tim Frei. 2nd row from left Cody Schumacher, Kaden Perrin, Joseph Halligan, Torin Dalgliesh, Justin Schmidt, Levi Lustig, Ryan Dalgliesh, Jarred Higgins and Tyler Hankerson. Third row from left: Matt Schwartz, Jake Rowland, Sidney Camara, Garrett Schmidt, Derek VanderPas, Josh Roeper, Tyler Latimer and Seth Chaffee. Fourth row from left are Robert Nau, David Johnson, Colton Nuxoll, Josh Zigler, Westin Crenshaw, Justin Cox and Brandon Lockhart. Fifth row from left are Neto Pereira, Mica Bartlett, Casey Danley and Garrett Roush. Back row from left are coaches Kenney Mader, Teel Bruner, Travis Mader, Ron Sigler, Ryan Hasselstrom and Paul Schmidt.

Boys basketball meeting set
There will be a PHS boys basketball meeting Thursday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. at the Middle School Cafeteria.
This is an informational meeting for parents and players for anyone who is interested in turning out for boys basketball this season.

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, won 52-6
15-Lewis County, at Craigmont, 3 p.m., won 54-36
22-C.V., here, won 62-14
29-Troy, there, lost 26-72
NOVEMBER (State games)
  6-at Wallace, 3 p.m.
13-Kibbie Dome, 5 p.m.
19 or 20-Championship, TBA

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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