Pirates lose at Troy
Even though the Prairie Pirates outgained Troy by nearly 100 yards they lost 28-53 at Troy due in large part to 4 turnovers at Troy Friday, Oct. 25.Tyler Hankerson tackles Troy’s Cody Self. Also shown are Lucas Arnzen, Isaiah Shears (on the ground) and Casey Danly.
In what amounted to the White Pine League Division 1 championship game neither team gained even a yard on their first possession as the teams traded punts.
On their second possession Troy got their offense going and covered 64 yards in 8 plays to score the game’s first touchdown. With the 2-point conversion they led 0-8.
Prairie looked to answer as they appeared to be driving for the tying score but their first turnover, a fumble at the Troy 23, killed that chance.
The defense forced Troy to punt after just 3 plays but a fumble on the punt gave Troy the ball back at the Prairie 32.
Troy scored their second touchdown 4 plays later and added the 2-pointer to make it 0-16.
This time Prairie was able to finish off a drive. A 34 yard option keeper by quarterback Jake Bruner moved Prairie to Troy 31.
After 3 incomplete passes, Bruner was able to convert on fourth down with a 15 yard completion to Lucas Arnzen.
6 plays later Prairie faced a fourth and goal from the 8 and Bruner found Tanner Ross open in the end zone for a touchdown. Arnzen ran in the 2-pointer to cut the lead to 8-16.
Troy answered right back by converting their own fourth down play from their own 44 as Cody Self found Zach Bafus open on a crossing route for a 56 yard touchdown. The 2-point try failed leaving Troy with an 8-22 lead.
Prairie was forced to punt from their own 12 and Troy took over at the Prairie 41 and needed just 2 pass plays to cover the distance for their fourth touchdown. Again the 2-point try failed and Troy led 8-28 with just 1:09 left in the half.
Prairie went to a spread formation and no-huddle offense to try and answer and Bruner completed 5 straight passes to move Prairie from their own 18 to the Trojan 2. The last 38 yards came on a falling backwards catch by Arnzen and it’s unfortunate he wasn’t 2 yards farther downfield. Bruner’s only incompletion of the drive came as he spiked the ball to stop the clock. The Pirates tried the same play on which Arnzen converted the 2-point play earlier but it got stopped for a loss and the half ran out.
Prairie received the second half kickoff and were moving the ball with the running game. After a first down run at the Troy 48 got stopped for a loss they went to the pass and Self was able to outfight Isaiah Shears for the ball and intercepted, returning it 33 yards to the Prairie 39.
From there Troy needed 6 plays. They added a kicked extra point to make it 8-35.
Troy got the ball right back when Prairie fumbled at their own 15 on the first play after the kickoff. Troy needed just 1 play to add another touchdown to make it 8-41.
Mixing passing and running plays Prairie was able to finally post their second touchdown with a 94 yard, 8 play drive. 6 of those plays were needed to get into Trojan territory at the 47. The seventh play saw Bruner hook up deep downfield to Tyler Hankerson who gained 46 yards to the 1 yard line. Calvin Hinkelman plowed into the middle and kept pushing until he got into the end zone on the next play. The 2-point try failed leaving Prairie down 14-41.
Tanner Ross is about to catch a touchdown pass from Jake Bruner for Prairie’s first points of the game.Troy got a 31 yard kickoff return from Self who came up hobbling after the tackle. Troy kept to the running game and scored in just 6 plays to make it 14-47.
Prairie answered back with a 24 yard kickoff return by Shears that set them up at the 36. 11 plays later Bruner connected with a wide open Arnzen in the end zone for a 6 yard touchdown. Bruner then passed to Hinkelman for the 2-pointer to make it 22-47.
Prairie tried an onside kick but the ball didn’t go 10 yards and Troy took over at the Prairie 45. 
2 plays later Self passed deep to Bafus for 31 yards but wound up leaving the game with an injury. Troy went on to score 3 plays later to make it 22-53.
Prairie came back with a 53 yard drive, overcoming 2 sacks and a holding penalty along the way. The big play was a fourth and 22 after the penalty with Bruner connecting with Shears for 31 yards to the 4 yard line and a first and goal. Bruner kept the ball and went around left end for the touchdown on the next play to cut the lead to 28-53.
Prairie forced a Troy turnover on the next series with Rhett Schlader recovering at the Troy 38.
Bruner was only able to complete 1 of his final 6 pass attempts though as Prairie turned the ball over on downs and Troy was able to run out the clock.
Prairie dug themselves too deep a hole in the first half with the turnovers and the clock running out on their late first half drive but were able to gouge the Troy defense for 454 total yards and 28 points. Troy had given up just 12 total points coming into the game and 6 of those were on a kick return.
Prairie had 178 yards rushing on 45 attempts with Bruner gaining 85 yards on 17 carries despite getting sacked 6 times. Arnzen had 42 yards on 13 carries, Hinkelman 34 on 8 carries and Hunter McWilliams 12 yards on 8 carries.
Bruner was 20 for 36 passing with an interception for 276 yards. Shears caught 6 passes for 78 yards, Schlader 6 for 50, Arnzen 5 for 77, Hankerson 2 for 63 and Ross 1 for 8.
Troy had 362 total yards with 171 rushing on 37 attempts. Tylor Pearson had 68 yards on 10 carries. Bafus 56 on 17 carries and Self 40 on 7 carries.
Self was 8 for 11 for 191 yards passing with Bafus catching 5 for 140 yards.
Bruner led the defense with 9½ tackles. Hankerson had 6 ½ tackles. Mason Dalgliesh had 5 ½. Schlader had 4 and a fumble recovery. Arnzen had 3 ½. Danly had 3. Mat Schwartz and Gabe Angus had 1 ½ each. Dakota Wilson and Joseph Halligan had 1 each and Jake Rowland, Shears and Westin Crenshaw had ½ a tackle each.
With the loss Prairie is 6-2 on the season and 4-1 in league play. They finish out the regular season with Senior Night against Potlatch this Friday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m.
They already have clinched second place and would play at Wallace on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. in the opening round of the state football playoffs.
Prairie  0   8   6 14 -28
Troy    8 20 19   6 -53
T-Hoskins 26 pass from Self (Bafus run) 5:55 1st
T-Self 28 run (Pearson run) 8:57 2nd 
P-Ross 8 pass from Bruner (Arnzen run) 5:00 2nd
T-Bafus 56 pass from Self (run failed) 3:13 2nd
T-Sandquist 25 pass from Self (kick failed) 1:09 2nd
T-Self 1 run (Abdellatif kick) 6:45 3rd
T-Bafus 15 pass from Self (kick failed) 6:27 3rd
P-Hinkelman 1 run (pass failed) 3:46 3rd
T-Bafus 1 run (run failed) 1:28 3rd
P-Arnzen 6 pass from Bruner (Hinkelman pass from Bruner) 10:58 4th
T-Bafus 2 run (pass failed) 8:51 4th
P-Bruner 4 run (pass failed) 5:28 4th
Isaiah Shears gains yardage after a catch late in the Troy game.
Jake Bruner tries to ward off the Troy defender as he gains yardage down the sideline on a running play.
Lucas Arnzen runs the ball at Troy. Behind Arnzen is Westin Crenshaw, 74.

8 earn medals at C.V.
With twelve wrestlers participating in the Clearwater Valley Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, October 26th, the group earned eight medals.  
Participating in the 180 person round robin tournament were – Group 1 – Chris Schumacher; Group 2 – Rhett Crow; Group 4 – Sierra McWilliams and Logan Wimer.  Those earning medals in the tournament were – Group 1 – Clay Buchanan, 3rd Place; Group 2 -  Nic Kirkland, 2nd Place;  Group 3 – Caleb Butler, 1st Place, Tage Perrin, 1st Place  and Gage Crow, 3rd Place; Group 4 – Dalton Ross, 3rd Place and Kyle Schwartz, 2nd Place; Group 5 – Caleb McWilliams, 1st  Place.  
We are proud of all of the wrestlers that participated; please join us for our next tournament, Saturday November 2nd at Jenifer Junior High School, Lewiston at 10:00 AM.

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, won 62-12
25-Troy*, there, lost 28-53
  1-Potlatch*, here
  9-State Playoff at Wallace, 2 p.m.
15-Kibbie Dome, TBA
22or 23-Championship, TBA
*League game

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