Pirates smother Kubs
The Prairie football team won their fifth straight game with their second straight shutout win as they smothered Kamiah 46-0 Friday, Oct. 11 at Kamiah.
It was the first varsity football game at Kamiah since 2000 and Prairie’s first win over the Kubs since their state playoff football season of 1989.Tannor Ross returns the ball after making an interception on defense at Kamiah.
We think Prairie also clinched a playoff spot, as everybody except Troy has at least 2 league losses and with 2 league games left Prairie has beaten everyone with 2 losses.
The defense completely throttled the Kubs allowing just 42 total yards of offense while allowing the Kubs just one trip across the 50 yard line with 20 yards worth of penalties aiding that effort.
Prairie received the opening kickoff and took 10 plays to travel 70 yards. Two of the first 3 plays were passes with the final 7 plays all running plays. Hunter McWilliams had a 25 yard run that set Prairie up with a first and goal at the 4. 2 plays later Calvin Hinkelman went in from the 1 for the touchdown. The 2-point try failed leaving Prairie up 6-0.
A holding penalty snuffed out any chance the Kubs had of answering and they were forced to punt from their own 19. Isaiah Shears returned the punt 15 yards to the Kamiah 30 and it took just 3 plays to score. 
McWilliams again had the big gainer with a 17 yard run that put the ball at the 9. An offside penalty against Kamiah moved the ball to the just inside the 5 and Hinkelman scored his second touchdown on the next play. Jake Bruner ran a quarterback keeper for the 2-pointer to make it 14-0.
The ensuing kickoff went out of bounds setting Kamiah up at their 35. An offsides penalty against Prairie gave Kamiah their initial first down of the game. 2 plays later a personal foul against the defense moved the Kubs into Pirate territory at the 35. Kamiah got down as far as the 19 before Casey Danly and Shears combined to sack Kamiah quarterback Dalton Snyder for an 8 yard loss and Matt Schwartz got him for a 3 yard loss on the next play.
Kamiah’s fourth down pass attempt was dropped and Prairie took over at the 30.
On the next play Hinkelman burst through the middle for a 40 yard gain. A holding penalty on the next play set the Pirates back but they were able to get 11 yards back on the next play as Bruner converted a bad shotgun snap from center into a positive play. An offside penalty against the Kubs helped Prairie convert the first down on a third and 3 play. 
On another third down play Bruner connected with Shears over the middle for 17 yards to set up first and goal at the 1. Bruner pushed his way into the end zone on a quarterback sneak on the next play. Bruner then pass to Shears for the 2-pointer to make it 22-0.
The defense then pushed the Kubs backwards on 2 of 3 plays and forced a punt.
Prairie’s offense stalled for the only time in the game as three pass plays netted just 3 yards and the Pirates were forced to punt.
Even with the help of an offside penalty against the Pirates the Kubs were again forced to punt and Prairie took over on their own 34.
Matt Schwartz and Rhett Schlader tackle a Kamiah runner for a loss as another Pirate defender comes into the play.It looked like Prairie would be forced to punt again as they faced a third and 17 but Bruner connected with Shears for 23 yards for a first down at the 50.
On another third won play McWilliams picked up 16 yards for a first down at the 32. On the next play Prairie ran the option with Bruner keeping the ball around the right end and cutting back to the middle to go in for another touchdown. Hinkelman ran in the 2-pointer to make it 30-0.
An interception by Tannor Ross ended Kamiah’s next possession with Ross returning the ball 13 yards to the Kamiah 31.
Ross then caught a pass from his own quarterback on the next play for 26 yards to set up first and goal at the 5.
Two plays later Bruner connected with Hinkelman for a 4-yard touchdown play. McWilliams ran in the 2-pointer to make it 38-0 with 2:08 left in the half.
Prairie got the gall back 1 more time as Kamiah came up inches short on a fourth down play at the 50. Prairie then ran 1 play to run out the clock in the half.
Kamiah received the second half kickoff and was able to achieve only their third first down of the game but wound up turning the ball over on downs as Shears tackled Snyder for no gain on a fourth and 3 play at the Prairie 44.
On second and 7 McWilliams burst through the line and went 53 yards for a touchdown. Bruner ran in the 2-pointer that ended the game on the 45-point rule with 8:54 left in the third quarter.
For the game Prairie had 247 yards rushing on 27 attempts. McWilliams had 121 yards on 10 carries. Bruner had 58 yards on 4 carries. Hinkelman had 56 yards on 8 carries and Lucas Arnzen had 12 yards on 5 carries.
Bruner completed 7 of 12 passes for 87 yards. Shears caught 2 for 40 yards. Rhett Schlader caught 2 for 18 yards. Hinkelman caught 2 for 3 yards and Ross caught 1 for 26 yards.
Arnzen led the team in tackles with 9½ plus half a sack. Shears had 5 tackles. Schwartz had 4 ½ tackles plus 1 ½ sacks. Bruner had 3 tackles. Danly had 2 tackles plus half a sack. Tyler Hankerson had 1 ½ tackles, Hinkelman, Mason Dalgiesh, Joseph Halligan and Gabe Angus each had 1 tackles. Jake Rowland, Rhett Schlader and Dakota Wilson each had half a tackle. Ross had an interception.
With the win Prairie improves to 5-1 on the season and 4-0 in league play. This week they have a non-league game against Lakeside at Plummer Friday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m.
Prairie     14 24 8 -46
Kamiah     0   0 0 -  0
P-Hinkelman 1 run (pass failed) 8:07 1st
P-Hinkelman 5 run (Bruner run) 4:28 1st
P-Bruner 1 run (Shears pass from Bruner) 10:17 2nd
P-Bruner 32 run (Hinkelman run) 4:26 2nd
P-Hinkelman 4 pass from Bruner (McWilliams run) 2:08 2nd
P-McWilliams 53 run (Bruner run) 8:54 3rd, game over
Jake Bruner strikes a Heisman trophy pose as he stiffarms a Kamiah defender on a running play.
Hunter McWilliams jukes a Kamiah defender off his feet as he makes a big gain on this run.

All games  at 7 p.m. 
  6-Salmon River, here, lost 32-36
13-Genesee*, here, won 56-40
20-Kendrick, here, Homecoming, won 54-8
27-Lapwai*, there, won 64-18
  4-C.V.*, there, won 48-0
11-Kamiah*, there, won 46-0
18-Lakeside (Plummer), there
25-Troy*, there
  1-Potlatch*, here
  8-Kibbie Dome, TBA
15-Kibbie Dome, TBA
22or 23-Championship, TBA
*League game
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.

21-Troy, there, 6 p.m.
28-Kamiah, 6 p.m.

Cottonwood, Idaho 83522


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