The Prairie football team overwhelmed Clearwater Valley Friday, Oct. 4 at Kooskia, totally dominating the Rams in a 48-0 win.
C.V. advanced past the 50 yard line just twice and picked up just 5 first downs as they were limited to just 58 yards of offense.
Meanwhile the Pirates pretty much scored at will.
Prairie set up after the opening kickoff at their own 22 yard line. On the first play from scrimmage Lucas Arnzen took the handoff and went around left end untouched for 78 yards and a touchdown as Prairie scored just 21 seconds into the game. Jake Bruner pass to Isaiah Shears for the 2-pointer to make it 8-0.
C.V. was able to pick up a first down on their opening possession and get out to their own 47 before a penalty set them back and they had to punt.
The punt went only 12 yards as Prairie set up at their own 46.
A pass from Bruner to Rhett Schlader gained 34 yards and set Prairie up at the C.V. 20.
An 18 yard gain by Arnzen around left end set up the Pirates with first and goal at the 1. Calvin Hinkelman scored on the next play and then ran in the 2-pointer to make it 16-0.
C.V.’s next possession saw their only advancement across the 50 as Dillon Fisher gained 17 yards to put C.V at the Prairie 45. They pushed the ball down to the 37 before coming up short on fourth down with Prairie taking over at the 38.
Arnzen gained 6 yards on first down then Prairie ran the option with Bruner keeping the ball as the entire defense seemed committed to stopping either Hinkelman on the dive or Arnzen on the pitch. Bruner wound up breaking into the clear and going 56 yards for the touchdown. Arnzen ran in the 2-pointer to make it 24-0. At this point Prairie had run 7 offensive plays and scored on 3 of them.
Prairie’s 4 possession was another story as they had to turn the ball over on downs after Bruner’s pass to Tyler Hankerson on fourth down came up one yard short.
C.V. looked to stop Prairie on their fifth possession as well after a sack of Bruner set up a third and 17. A pass interference penalty cut that down to third and 2 and Prairie used a hard count to force an offside penalty that gave them a first down. 3 plays later Arnzen scored his second touchdown of the game on a 25 yard sweep around left end. For the first time in the game the 2-point try failed but Prairie was still up 30-0.
C.V. was forced to punt again and they got off a good on that rolled dead at the Prairie 17.
A 16 yard pass to Schlader and a 10 yard run by Hunter McWilliams moved Prairie out to the 43.
A holding penalty set them back but 2 plays later Bruner found Schlader open deep down the left side. Schlader took the pass 64 yards to the 1 where the ball got knocked loose and rolled into the end zone where C.V. recovered for a touchback.
Schlader got his payback on the next play though when he intercepted a C.V. pass at the C.V. 30 yard line.
Two plays later McWilliams burst through the line and went 27 yards for a touchdown. The 2-point try failed, making it 36-0.
Prairie got the ball right back again when Bruner recovered a C.V. fumble at the Prairie 45. The Pirates ran the ball 6 straight times with consecutive gains of 14 by McWilliams, 16 by Hinkelman and 15 by McWilliams setting Prairie up at the 11. Arnzen gained 8 to put the ball at the 3. Bruner then ran a quarterback keeper to score with just 15 seconds left in the half. After another failed 2-pointer Prairie led 42-0.
A fumbled kickoff that was recovered by Joseph Halligan at the C.V. 38 gave Prairie the ball right back. The Pirates were content to run out the clock with Hinkelman gaining 9 yards on the last play of the half.
C.V. received the second half kickoff and after a 23 yard run by Fisher had crossed the 50 for only the second time in the game. From that point the Rams started going backwards. Consecutive holding penalties, one of them 17 yards behind the line of scrimmage, pushed the Rams all the way back to their own 36 from the Prairie 35.
Quarterback Hahots Shebala was hit for a loss and appeared to fumble with Bruner returning it for a touchdown that would’ve ended the game but Prairie was called for a penalty that negated the touchdown.
Shebala was sacked for an 11 yard loss on the next play and C.V. then lost 3 more on a pass play. That had the Rams facing third and 47. After an incomplete pass they punted with Prairie taking over at their 42 as the punt fell 16 yards short of the first down marker.
Hinkelman gained 3 yards on a run up the middle and then McWilliams ended it with a run around right end for 55 yards and a touchdown with 7:07 left in the third quarter that made it 48-0.
Prairie rolled up 494 yards of offense in the game with 341 on the ground on 26 attempts. Arnzen had 134 yard son just 7 carries while McWilliams had 125 on 9 carries. Bruner had 44 yards on 4 carries and Hinkelman had 38 yards on 6 carries.
Bruner complete 5 of 8 passes for 153 yards. Schlader caught 3 for 114 yards while Shears caught 1 for 28 and Hankerson 1 for 11.
C.V. gained 46 yards rushing on 25 attempts while Shebala completed 4 of 8 attempts for just 12 yards passing with 1 interception. Out of 33 offensive plays Prairie stopped them for no gain or losses on 11 of them.
Defensively Shears led the way with 6½ tackles and half a sack. Mason Dalgliesh had 5 tackles. Hankerson had 4½ tackles and a sack. Schlader had 3½ tackles plus an interception. Arnzen had 3 tackles. Gabe Angus 2 tackles. Bruner had 2 tackles and a fumble recovery. Halligan had 1½ tackles and a fumble recovery. Mat Schwartz had 1½ tackles. Casey Danly had 1 tackle and half a sack. Dakota Wilson had half a tackle.
Prairie is now 4-1 on the season and 3-0 in league play. This week they play at Kamiah Friday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m.
Prairie 24 18 6 -48
C.V. 0 0 0 - 0
P-Arnzen 78 run (Shears pass from Bruner) 11:39 1st
P-Hinkelman 1 run (Hinkelman run) 7:05 1st
P-Bruner 56 run (Arnzen run) 3:57 1st
P-Arnzen 25 run (pass failed) 6:49 2nd
P-McWilliams 27 run (pass failed) 2:18 2nd
P-Bruner 3 run (run failed) 0:15.4 2nd
P-McWilliams 55 run (no try-game over) 7:07 3rd
Crosscountry at Moscow
The Highland-Prairie crosscountry team competed at the Bob Weisle Invitational at Moscow Friday, Oct. 4 with races split up by grades.
Prairie’s Ryan Glimp finished 37th overall (boys and girls) in the freshman race with a time of 27:50.00 over the 5,000 meter course.
Peter Spencer finished 4th overall in the junior class race with a time of 19:46.00.
Sydney Glimp was 46th overall in the junior class race and 18th among the girls with a time of 33:46.0.
Sky Wilson was 37th overall in the senior class race and 6th among the girls with a time of 25:53.0.
This week the team races at Grangeville on Saturday, Oct. 12.
PIRATES BOYS FOOTBALL
SCHEDULE FOR 2013
13-Genesee*, here, won 56-40
20-Kendrick, here, Homecoming, won 54-8
27-Lapwai*, there, won 64-18
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
21-Troy, there, 6 p.m.
28-Kamiah, 6 p.m.