win big over Potlatch
The Prairie football team rebounded from their only league loss of the season with a 46-0 rout of Potlatch on senior night Friday, Nov. 1 at Cottonwood.
Potlatch received the opening kickoff and had to punt after 3 plays.
Isaiah Shears took the punt on the Prairie 47 and returned it 27 yards to the Potlatch 26. From there Prairie needed just 1 play to score as Jake Bruner passed to a wide open Shears for the touchdown. Bruner ran in the 2 pointer to make it 8-0.
Potlatch was able to put a drive together on their second possession as they picked up 3 first downs before stalling at the Prairie 15 yard line. Lucas Arnzen made the big stop on fourth and 3 as he tackled the Potlatch quarterback for no gain.
Prairie took over and needed 6 plays to score their second touchdown. The big play was a 50 yard run up the middle by Tyler Hankerson on third and 4. Two plays later Bruner tossed Shears a little swing pass to the left side and Shears took the ball all the way to the 2 yard line, a gain of 26 yards. Bruner scored on a quarterback sneak on the next play and then added the 2-pointer for a 16-0 lead.
Mason Dalgliesh ended Potlatch’s next possession when he intercepted a pass at the Prairie 46 and returned it 26 yards to the Prairie 28 yard line.
3 plays later Bruner found Shears wide open down the left side for a 24 yard touchdown. The 2-point try failed with Prairie up 22-0 with 45 seconds left in the first quarter.
Potlatch got as far as the Prairie 42 on their next possession before turning the ball over on downs. They got it right back though when Bruner threw an interception. The defense forced Potlatch to punt after just 3 plays and took over on their own 22.
5 running and 2 passing plays later Prairie was at the Loggers’ 28 when Bruner passed to Hankerson out along the left sideline. Hankerson raced downfield into the end zone but the play was called back on a holding penalty at the 17.
On the next play Bruner went back to pass and got flushed out of the pocket. He rolled out to the right side and passed downfield to Rhett Schlader who caught the ball at about the 12 and juked his way past a defender and into the end zone for a 27 yard scoring play. Bruner passed to Arnzen for the 2-pointer to make it 30-0.
Potlatch threatened on their next possession after a 27 yard pass play on fourth down moved the ball to the Prairie 32. A bad snap to the quarterback on the next play killed any chance to score though as they lost 10 yards and wound up turning the ball over on downs at the 33.
6 plays to score and had to overcome a pair of 5 yard penalties along the way. Jake Rowland caught a 20 yard pass over the middle that converted a third and 12.
On second and 20 from the 42, after those two 5-yard penalties, Hankerson scored a touchdown that counted as he caught a deep pass over the middle. Bruner then passed to Hunter McWilliams for the 2-pointer to get the score to 38-0 with 46 seconds left in the half.
Prairie received the second half kickoff and stuck exclusively to running plays as they went 64 yards in 7 plays. Calvin Hinkelman had a 15 yard gain along the way and McWilliams gained 20 to set up first and goal at the 8.
Arnzen covered the final 6 yards for the touchdown and freshman Brandon Anderson ran in the 2-pointer that ended the game on the 45-point mercy rule with 9:57 left in the third quarter.
Prairie rolled up 154 yards rushing on 18 attempts and Bruner was 10 for 13 for 198 yards with 1 interception.
Hankerson led in rushing with 54 yards on just 2 carries. Hinkelman had 31 yards on 3 carries. McWilliams had 28 on 7 carries. Dalgliesh had 20 on 2 carries. Arnzen had 19 on 3 carries and Bruner had 2 yards on 1 carry.
Shears caught 5 passes for 85 yards. Hankerson caught 3 for 66. Schlader caught 1 for 27 and Rowland caught 1 for 20.
Potlatch was held to just 104 yards of offense. They had 74 yards rushing on 29 attempts and their passers were 4 for 10 for 30 yards with 1 interception.
Rowland led the team in tackles with 6½. Dalgliesh had 4 tackles and an interception. Casey Danly and Shears each had 4 tackles. McWilliams had 3½. Hinkelman had 3. Arnzen had 2½. Bruner, Hankerson and Dakota Wilson had 1½ each. Schlader, Matt Schwartz, Joseph Halligan and Tanner Ross had 1 each and Gabe Angus and Dally Ratcliff had ½ a tackle each.
With the win Prairie ends their regular season at 7-2 overall and 5-1 in league play. They play Wallace in a first round State game this Saturday at 2 p.m. at Wallace. For those that haven’t been there take the Silverton exit off the freeway to get to the football field. You can see the field from the freeway, to the left, just before you get to the Silverton exit. If you get to Wallace, you’ve gone too far.
Potlatch 0 0 0 - 0
Prairie 22 16 8 -46
Pr.-Shears 26 pass from Bruner (Bruner run) 10:10 1st
Pr-Bruner 2 run (Bruner run) 3:38 1st
Pr.-Shears 24 pass from Bruner (run failed) 0:44.7 1st.
Pr.-Schlader 27 pass from Bruner (Arnzen pass from Bruner) 6:30 2nd
Pr.-Hankerson 42 pass from Bruner (McWilliams pass from Bruner) 0:45.7 2nd
Pr.-Arnzen 6 run (Anderson run) 9:57 3rd, game over
Front from left: Lucas Arnzen, Mason Dalgliesh, John M. Mager, Isaiah Shears, Tyson Schlader, Dakota Wilson, Rhett Schlader, Devin Bruegeman, Terran Peery, Jake Bruner and Tanner Ross. 2nd row from left: Hunter McWilliams, Tyler Hankerson, Justin Hatfield, Brandon Anderson, Calvin Hinkelman, Daniel Mager, Raice Dalgliesh, Joseph Halligan, Gabe Angus and Matt Schwartz. 3rd row from left: Jake Rowland, Kory Bahlman, Bobby Hood, Dally Ratcliff, Ricardo Dominquez, Westin Crenshaw, Philip Spencer, Austin Sonnen and Casey Danly. In back are head coach Ryan Hasselstrom and assistant coach Matt Elven. Not pictured are assistant coaches Ron Sigler and Teel Bruner.
8 earn medals at Lewiston
With twelve wrestlers participating in the Lewiston Wrestling Tournament on Saturday, November 2nd, the group earned six medals.
Participating in the 227 person round robin tournament were – Group 1 – Clay Buchanan; Group 2 – Rhett Crow; Group 3 – Gage Crow, Tage Perrin; Group 4 – Sierra McWilliams and Logan Wimer.
Those earning medals in the tournament were – Group 1 – Chris Schumacher, 3rd Place; Group 2 - Nic Kirkland, 3rd Place; Group 3 – Caleb Butler, 1st Place; Group 4 – Dalton Ross, 2nd 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 9th at Grangeville High School at 10:00 AM.
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
11-Kamiah*, there, won 46-0
18-Lakeside (Plummer), there, won 62-12
25-Troy*, there, lost 28-53
9-State Playoff at Wallace, 2 p.m.
15-Kibbie Dome, TBA
22or 23-Championship, TBA