win big over Kendrick
The Prairie football team had little trouble overcoming Kendrick as they won 54-8 in their Homecoming game Friday, Sept. 20 at Cottonwood.
The defense held Kendrick to less than 200 yards of offense and just 5 first downs and 1 meaningless touchdown after they were already ahead 40-0.
Kendrick kicked off to start the game and recovered an onside kick after it bounced off a Prairie player. They couldn’t capitalize though as they were hit with a couple of penalties and forced to punt. Prairie took over at their own 36 and after 2 plays netted 6 yards, Lucas Arnzen ran a sweep to the right side and went untouched for 58 yards and the game’s first touchdown. Calvin Hinkelman barreled up the middle for the 2-pointer to make it 8-0.
On Kendrick’s second possession they went for it on fourth and inches from their own 42 and Matt Schwartz got through the line and stopped the quarterback for a loss with Prairie taking over at the 41.
Hinkelman picked up 14 yards on first down. Prairie’s offense then stalled for a bit as they faced a fourth down and 12 from the Kendrick 29.
Jake Bruner tossed a pass to Hinkelman out in the left flat and Hinkelman took the ball 18 yards for a first down.
On 2nd and 10 Hinkelman burst up the middle for an 11 yard touchdown. He again added the 2-pointer to make it 16-0.
Kendrick finally picked up a first down on their third possession as Morgan Kerby got loose for a 50 yard gain to the Prairie 13.
Kendrick picked up 8 yards on the next play then the Pirates defense rose up. Isaiah Shears tackled the runner in the backfield for a 3 yard loss on the next play. Then Hinkelman, Schwartz and Casey Danly met at the quarterback and tackled him for a 9 yard loss. On fourth down from the 17, Arnzen sacked quarterback Caleb Olson for a 10 yard loss as Prairie took over at the 27.
Hunter McWilliams went over the right side for 30 yards on the first play to move the ball across the 50.
2 plays later Bruner connected with a wide open Shears near the left sideline. Shears went 28 yards to the Kendrick 13. On the next play Arnzen went around the left side for 13 yards and another touchdown. Prairie needed just 4 plays to go 73 yards. Bruner passed to Tyler Hankerson for the 2-pointer to make it 24-0.
On Kendrick’s next possession a couple of 24 yard gains put them into Prairie territory but the drive stalled and Danly stopped Olson for a 1 yard loss on 4th and 4 at the 36.
Prairie used the pass to move downfield for their 4th touchdown. Bruner completed 3 of 4 passes to 3 different receivers on the drive. Arnzen caught 1 for 17, Hinkelman 1 for 29 and Tannor Ross scored the touchdown on a 14 yard play that saw him wide open in the end zone. Hankerson ran in the 2-pointer to make it 32-0.
On Kendrick’s next possession Lane Hewett broke loose for a big run with Hankerson making the touchdown saving tackle at the Prairie 33 after a 47 yard gain. Prairie again stopped Kendrick on 4th down at the 28 to take over the ball.
A 22 yard pass from Bruner to Shears moved the ball across the 50 to the Kendrick 48. Hinkelman picked up 23 yards on a run out of the spread formation to set Prairie up at the 16.
An errant snap to Bruner on the next play led to a 12 yard loss. Two plays later though Prairie ran the option and Bruner kept the ball and went 28 yards for the touchdown. He then passed to Rhett Schlader for the 2 point to make it 40-0 with just 21 seconds left in the first half.
Kendrick received the second half kickoff and went 3 plays and punt. Prairie put in their second team offense and were unable to move the ball. A fumble of the punt snap led to Kendrick taking over at the Prairie 41.
2 plays later Hewett broke free for a 37 yard scoring play. Kendrick added the 2-pointer to make it 40-8.
Kendrick tried another onside kick with Schwartz recovering at the Kendrick 48.
A 23 yard run by Hinkelman and a 25 yard pass from Bruner to Arnzen had Prairie in the end zone again. This time the 2-point try failed with Prairie leading 46-8.
The defense forced another Kendick punt thanks in large part to Danly tackling Hewett for a 6 yard loss.
Prairie took over at the Kendrick 39 after a short punt and need just 3 plays to score. Arnzen went the final 22 yards for the touchdown and Hinkelman ran in the 2-pointer that ended the game on the 45-pont rule with 4:24 left in the third quarter.
Prairie totaled 227 yards rushing on 23 attempts, nearly 10 yards per carry. Arnzen had 91 yards on 7 carries, Hinkelman 79 yards on 5 carries and McWilliams 55 yards on 7 carries.
Bruner completed 8 of 14 pass for 162 yards. Schlader was 0 for 1 in the 1 series he was in at quarterback.
Shears caught 2 passes for 50 yards. Hinkelman caught 2 for 47. Arnzen caught 2 for 42. Ross caught 1 for 14 yards and Jake Rowland caught 1 for 9 yards.
Kendrick had 166 yards rushing on 30 attempts with Hewett picking up 97 yards on 14 carries.
Kerby was 2 for 9 passing for just 29 yards.
Prairie outgained the Tigers 389 to 195 in total yards.
Arnzen led the defense with 6½ tackles and a sack while Schwartz had 6 tackles and ½ a sack. Mason Dalgliesh had 4 tackles. Shears and Hankerson had 3½ tackles each. Danly had 3 tackles and ½ a sack. Rowland had 2½ tackles. Hinkelman had 2 tackles and ½ a sack. Joseph Halligan had 2 tackles. Justin Hatfield, Bruner and Dakota Wilson each had ½ a tackle.
On 11 of Kendrick’s 39 total plays the Prairie defense stopped them for losses.
With the win Prairie improves to 2-1 overall. Their next game is a league game at Lapwai this Friday, Sept. 27. The game is set to start at 4 p.m. The game time was moved up due to a lack of officials. The officials at that game will go to Genesee after the Prairie-Lapwai game is over.
Prairie 16 24 14 -54
Kendrick 0 0 8 - 8
P-Arnzen 58 run (Hinkelman run) 8:11 1st
P-Hinkelman 11 run (Hinkelman run) 3:04 1st
P-Arnzen 13 run (Hankerson pass from Bruner) 10:52 2nd
P-Ross 14 pass from Bruner (Hankerson run) 5:12 2nd
P-Bruner 28 run (Schlader pass from Bruner) 0:21.5 2nd
K-Hewett 37 run (Hardin pass from Olson) 7:45 3rd
P-Arnzen 25 pass from Bruner (pass failed) 7:23 3rd
P-Arnzen 22 run (Hinkelman run) 4:24 3rd, game over
PIRATES BOYS FOOTBALL
SCHEDULE FOR 2013
13-Genesee*, here, won 56-40
20-Kendrick, here, Homecoming, won 54-8
8-Kibbie Dome, TBA
15-Kibbie Dome, TBA
22or 23-Championship, TBA
If you’re wondering about the 5 straight road games on the football schedule, the CV game would’ve been a home game this year but it will be there since last year’s game was moved to Cottonwood due to heavy smoke in the Kooskia area.
PHS JV FOOTBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2013
14-Salmon River, there, 6 p.m.
21-Troy, there, 6 p.m.
28-Kamiah, 6 p.m.