to play Saturday at Kibbie Dome
The PHS Football team’s second round State Playoff game against Troy is set for 6:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13 at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow.
Some of the parents are looking at holding a tailgate party starting at 4 p.m. in the Kibbie Dome parking lot. All Prairie fans are invited to come early and take part and get fired up for the game.
The winner of this game will advance to the State Championship game against the winner of the other semifinal between Grace and Hagerman, which is set to be played Thursday, Nov. 11 at the Minidome in Pocatello.
The championship site and date is yet to be determined.
Pirates beat Wallace 26-16
The Prairie football team traveled to Wallace Saturday, Nov. 6 and came away with a 26-16 opening round win in the state playoffs.
That puts them into the second round where they get a rematch with the only team to beat them this year, the Troy Trojans. The two teams will play at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow, Saturday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. The winner of that game advances to the state championship game.
It was a tough, defensive battle at Wallace as the Miners held Prairie to their lowest offensive output of the season in terms of yardage at 306.
Prairie opened the game well Justin Schmidt picked up Wallace’s onside kick attempt on the opening kickoff and returned to the Wallace 38.
Beau Schlader then connected with Justin Schmidt for 20 yards over the middle on the first play from scrimmage to move the Pirates to the 18.
The drive stalled though and Prairie turned the ball over on downs at the 13.
Wallace couldn’t move the ball and turned it right back on downs to the Pirates at the Wallace 22.
Two plays later though Schlader underthrew a pass in the direction of Justin Schmidt and Wallace intercepted, returning the ball to the Prairie 26.
3 plays later Wallace put the first points on the scoreboard on a 25 yard pass play over the middle from freshman quarterback Gavin Rasmussen to senior wideout Jesse Needles. Needles was also the one to make the interception that set up the touchdown. Nathan Cook added the 2-pointer to make it 0-8.
Wallace again tried an onside kick and again Justin Schmidt picked the ball up and returned it to the Wallace 38.
Cody Schumacher went up the middle on the first play afterward for 15 yards.
Devin Schmidt, playing despite being injured a week earlier gained 6 yards and Brock Heath gained 8 to set up first and goal at the 9.
Heath went over the right side for 4 yards and Devin Schmidt scored over the left side. The 2-point try was stopped leaving Prairie behind 6-8.
The two teams traded punts then Wallace turned the ball over on downs at the Prairie 44.
Devin Schmidt, despite favored the injured leg, was able to gain 35 yards around right end, carrying a couple of Wallace defenders the final 10 yards.
The drive stalled there though and a fumbled snap gave Wallace the ball at their own 23.
Prairie appeared to have forced a punt but Rasmussen, who also doubles as the Wallace punter, spotted a wide open left side and took off for a 30 yard gain to the Prairie 41.
Two plays later Kidman Cook took off around right end and cutback across the field as Prairie defenders slipped and fell on the thick turf for 37 yards and a touchdown. He also ran in the 2-pointer to give Wallace a 6-16 lead with 4:49 left in the first half.
Wallace finally kicked the ball deep but it went out of bounds and Prairie started at their own 35.
5 straight running plays netted 18 yards and moved the ball into Wallace territory at the 47.
Schlader then connected with Justin Schmidt for 17 yards over the middle to moved the ball to the 30.
On the next play Schlader backpedaled as the rush came in and tossed a screen pass to Devin Schmidt out on the left side. Schmidt took the ball to the end zone for an apparent touchdown but a blocking penalty at the 8 called it back to the 18.
Prairie then ran 5 straight running plays with Schumacher going in for the score from the 2.
The 2-point try failed again leaving Prairie down 12-16 with 23 second left in the half.
Wallace tried to get a quick score before halftime but Devin Schmidt intercepted a pass at the Prairie 43.
Two plays later Prairie tried the screen pass to Devin again but he was stopped after gaining 10 yards as the half ran out.
Prairie kicked off to open the second half and the defense came out fired up as they forced Wallace to turn the ball over on downs at the Wallace 36.
Two plays later Schlader connected with Seth Guyer for a 25 yard gain to the Wallace 11.
Two runs by Heath moved the ball to the 5 and then Devin Schmidt took a pitch to the right and scored to give Prairie their first lead of the game at 18-16 as the 2-point try again came up short.
Wallace threatened to take the lead back on their next possession as Nathan Cook broke loose for a big gain but a blocking penalty erased most of the gain and Wallace wound up having to punt with Prairie taking over at their own 37.
Prairie stayed mostly with the run as Heath gained 14 yards for one first down and Devin Schmidt picked up 6 yards on third and 4 for another first down.
Facing a fourth and 8 though at the Wallace 27, Prairie pulled out a play they’d run only once all year as Devin Schmidt took a pitch to the right and then stopped and threw back to the left to a wide-open Schlader who gained 12 yards for the first down.
Two runs by Heath moved the ball to the 10 and then Devin Schmidt just powered up the middle dragging defenders into the end zone on the first play of the fourth quarter. He then picked up an important 2-pointer as he ran a sweep to the right out of the Wildcat to give Prairie a 10-point lead meaning Wallace would need to score twice to win.
Wallace fumbled the ball back to Prairie with David Johnson recovering at the Wallace 45.
Prairie was forced to punt though giving Wallace the ball at their own 14.
Wallace picked up 29 yards on a run by Rasmussen but then successive penalties, one a chop block well behind the line of scrimmage, left them facing a first and 39 from their own 14. Successive passes to Stephen Heinig picked up 26 of those yards but on fourth and 12 Justin Schmidt intercepted a deep pass at the Prairie 29 yard line.
Prairie managed to move the ball our near midfield before turning the ball back on a fumble.
Two sacks by the Pirates, the first created by great downfield coverage as Johnson sacked Rasmussen for a 4 yard loss. On the second Garrett Schmidt, Ryan Dalgliesh and Josh Roeper teamed up to tackle Rasmussen for a 9 yard loss.
On fourth and 13 Wallace tried a halfback pass but Justin Schmidt knocked the pass down as Prairie took over at the Wallace 44.
Prairie was then able to run out the clock.
Despite not being 100%, Devin Schmidt was able to pick up 129 yards on 26 carries against a tough Wallace defense to give him 1757 on the season. Heath added 54 yards on 14 carries giving him 946 on the season. Schumacher added 25 yards on 9 carries as Prairie totaled 205 yards rushing.
Schlader was 6 for 10 passing with an interception for 89 yards while Devin Schmidt was 1 for 1 for 12 yards.
Devin Schmidt caught 3 passes for 27 yards, Justin Schmidt 2 for 37, Guyer 1 for 25 and Schlader 1 for 12.
Wallace had 142 yards rushing on 32 attempts and 57 yards passing as they were 4 for 12 with 2 interceptions.
Prairie held Wallace to just 62 total yards after they scored their second touchdown. They had 137 to that point.
Defensively Devin and Justin Schmidt each had 8 tackles and an interception. Garrett Schmidt had 7 tackles and half a sack. Guyer and Tim Frei each had 4 tackles. Colton Nuxoll had 3 tackles. Roeper had 2½ tackles and half a sack. Mica Bartlett had 2 tackles. Johnson had a tackle, a sack and a fumble recovery. Schlader had a tackle and Ryan Dalgliesh had half a sack.
With the win Prairie improves to 8-1 on the season. This was the program's first ever state win outside the Kibbie Dome.
Prairie 0 12 6 8 -26
Wallace 8 8 0 0 -16
W-Needles 25 pass from Rasmussen (N. Cook run) 5:52 1st
P-D. Schmidt 5 run (run failed) 3:43 1st
W-K. Cook 37 run (K. Cook run) 4:49 2nd
P-Schumacher 2 run (pass failed) 0:23.6 2nd
P-D. Schmidt 5 run (run failed) 7:45 3rd
P-D. Schmidt 10 run (D. Schmidt run) 11:52 4th
PIRATES BOYS FOOTBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2010
10-Deary, there, won 64-22
17-Potlatch, there, won 48-20
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
13-Kibbie Dome, 6 p.m.
19 or 20-Championship, TBA
*indicates league game
15-Potlatch, there, 4 p.m.*
17, 18, 21, 22 & 24-District at LCSC
26-State Play-in game at St. Maries
March 3-5-State at Caldwell
JR. HIGH BOYS BASKETBALL
18-Sts. Peter & Paul, here