Pirates win big on Senior Night
The Prairie football team set a school scoring record as they routed Potlatch 86-6 on senior night Friday, Oct. 16 at Cottonwood.
Prairie received the opening kickoff and it didn’t take long to get on the scoreboard.Terran Peery's first play of the season was a halfback pass that went to Jake Bruner for a touchdown.
Terran Peery made his first appearance of the season due to an injury suffered just prior to the season and had a memorable first play as he took a pitch to the right, stopped and threw the ball to the left side where quarterback Jake Bruner caught the ball and took it 54 yards for a touchdown. Peery then ran in the 2 pointer
Potlatch was 3 incomplete passes and punt and Brandon Anderson fielded the ball at the Prairie 37 and then flipped it to Bruner as the defenders converged. Bruner took the ball to the left side and went 63 yards for his second touchdown within a minute of play. Bruner then passed to Isaiah Shears for the 2-pointer to make it 16-0.
Potlatch had to punt again and Anderson returned it 23 yards to the Lapwai 25.
On Prairie’s second offensive play of the game Bruner passed over the middle to Peery for a 25 yard touchdown. On Peery’s first 3 offensive plays of the season he had thrown for a touchdown, run in a 2-pointer and then caught a pass for a touchdown. Bruner ran in the 2-pointer this time to make it 24-0.
For Potlatch it was 3 plays and punt again and Anderson was ordered to fair catch the punt, which he did at the Prairie 48.
On second and 11, Prairie ran a special play just for one of the senior linemen as Bobby Hood went down the middle on a guard eligible play and caught a pass from Bruner for 30 yards to the Potlatch 23. Bruner ran the ball into the end zone on the next play and then passed to Shears for the 2-pointer to make it 32-0.
Potlatch was forced to punt again but Prairie gave it right back on a fumble. 3 plays later Potlatch had to punt again with Anderson’s return cut short by an illegal block that set Prairie back to their own 16.
Two runs by Lucas Wemhoff netted 16 yards. Bruner then found Shears open deep over the middle for a 68 yard touchdown play. Peery ran in the 2-pointer to make it 40-0 with 1:39 still left in the first quarter.
Shown is a wide open Jake Bruner catching Terran Peery's pass.Potlatch was again forced to punt which means they ran 18 plays on offense in the first quarter with 0 first downs for a net –10 yards.
Another fair catch by Anderson put the ball at the Prairie 31.
On third and 8 Brandon Higgins caught a pass for what appeared to be a huge gain but a personal foul penalty wiped out most of it and set Prairie back to their own 28. Facing third and 13 Bruner passed deep again to Shears who took the ball 72 yards for another touchdown. Peery ran in the 2 pointer to make it 48-0 less than a minute into the second quarter.
It was 3 plays and punt again for Potlatch with Anderson making another fair catch at the Prairie 48. Calvin Hinkelman burst through the middle on the next play and went 52 yards for another Prairie touchdown. Wemhoff ran in to the 2-pointer to make it 56-0.
Potlatch finally picked up a couple of first downs on their next possession but were gain forced to punt with Prairie taking over their own 27.
A run by Devin Bruegeman for 8 yards was followed by 3 pass plays: 22 yards to Bruegeman, 17 to Higgins and 25 to Anderson for the touchdown. Peery ran in the 2 pointer to make it 64-0.
The half ran out on Potlatch.
Hood’s second half kickoff rolled down to the 1 yard line where Potlatch had to pick it up and were stopped at the 8. They had to punt from their 11 and Prairie took over at the Potlatch 26 after a 14 yard return by Anderson.
Four plays later Peery scored from the 7. Prairie then called a timeout to take out all the seniors. Spencer Schumacher then ran in the 2-pointer as the JV offense took over.
Against the JV defense Potlatch was finally able to get something going on offense and drove 68 yards in 8 plays for a touchdown.
The JV’s answered right back through with a 59 yard 7 play drive that saw Schumacher pass over the middle to Dylon Schumacher for the final 8 yards for the touchdown. Along the way Michael Schwartz had a 15 yard gain and Jayce Huling had a 25 yard run.Quite often on Senior Night a senior lineman gets a chance to carry the ball and this game was no different as Bobby Hood catches a pass on a guard eligible play that went for 30 yards.
For the extra point, Shears kicked the ball through the uprights to make it 79-6.
Prairie’s final touchdown came via the defense. Spencer Schumacher tipped Potlatch’s backup quarterback’s ball and Nick Mager intercepted at the Potlatch 47 and took the ball to the end zone for the touchdown. This time Peery went out to kick the extra point and also made it to give Prairie an 86-6 lead.
Potlatch fumbled the ball on their first play after the kickoff and Thomas Schwartz recovered at the Prairie 45.
Prairie was then able to run the rest of the time off the clock.
Prairie wound up with 529 yards of offense, 199 rushing and 330 passing.
Hinkelman had 62 yards on 4 carries to lead the rushing attack with Huling gaining 29 yards on 2 carries, Peery 24 on 3 carries and Bruner 23 on 1 carry.
Bruner completed 9 of 10 passes for 268 yards with Peery going 1 for 1 for 54 yards and Spencer Schumacher 1 for 2 for 8 yards.
Shears caught 2 passes for 140 yards and Higgins caught 2 for 27. Bruner caught 1 for 54, Hood 1 for 30, Peery and Anderson 1 each for 25 each, Bruegeman 1 for 222 and Hinkelman 1 for –1 yard.
Potlatch gained just 109 yards, all rushing. Freshman Chris Hamburg gained 78 yards on 7 carries, all in the second half, and had their only touchdown. Potlatch quarterbacks were 1 for 11 for 0 yards with 1 interception. Hamburg had the only pass reception but was stopped for no gain.
Defensively Anderson led with 7 tackles. Wemhoff had 5 tackles. Shears had 5 tackles and 2 sacks. Thomas Schwartz had 4½ tackles and a fumble recovery. Hinkelman had 4 tackles and a sack. Caleb McWilliams, Daniel Mager and Jayce Perrin each had 2½ tackles. Peery and Justin Schumacher had 2 tackles each. Hunter Chaffee, Raice Dalgliesh and Huling had 1½ tackles each. Nick Mager had 1 tackle and an interception. Hood, Bruegeman and Dylon Schumacher had 1 tackle each. Philip Spencer had ½ a tackle.
Prairie is now 7-0 on the season and 5-0 in league play. The White Pine League Division 1 game of the year is set for this Friday as unbeaten Prairie takes on unbeaten Kamiah for the league championship and the league’s #1 seed into the state playoffs. The loser will be the #2 seed. Both teams will get to host a first round game the following week.
Prairie     40 24 8 14 -86
Potlatch    0   0 6   0 -  6
Pr.-Bruner 54 pass from Peery (Peery run) 11:40 1st
Pr.-Bruner 63 punt return (Shears pass from Bruner) 11:02 1st
Pr.-Peery 25 pass from Bruner (Bruner run) 8:40 1st
Pr.-Bruner 23 run (Shears pass from Bruner) 6:20 1st
Pr.-Shears 68 pass from Bruner (Peery run) 1:39 1st
Pr.-Shears 72 pass from Bruner (Peery run) 11:13 2nd
Pr.-Hinkelman 52 run (Wemhoff run) 9:14 2nd
Pr.-Anderson 25 pass from Bruner (Peery run) 1:43 2nd
Pr.-Peery 7 run (S. Schumacher run) 7:01 3rd
Po.-Hamburg 13 run (run failed) 1:22 3rd
Pr.-D. Schumacher 8 pass from S. Schumacher (Shears kick) 9:30 4th
Pr.-N. Mager 47 interception return (Peery kick) 6:20 4th
Isaiah Shears got behind the Potlatch defender and is about to catch this pass and take it to the end zone.
Daniel Mager is about to tackle a Potlatch ballcarrier as Justin Schumacher moves in to help.
Calvin Hinkelman breaks free and wound up with a 52 yard touchdown run on this play. Also shown are Philip Spencer, 75, and Hunter Hasselstrom.

  4-Genesee, here, 7 p.m.*, won 48-8
11-Salmon River, here, 6 p.m., won 58-24
18-Council, here, 6 p.m., Homecoming, won 64-24
25-C.V., there, 7 p.m.*, won 68-0
  2-Lapwai, here, 7 p.m.*, won 60-20
  9-Troy, there, 7 p.m.*, won 74-12
16-Potlatch, here, 7 p.m.*, won 86-6
23-Kamiah, there, 7 p.m.*
30-State Playoffs, higher seed host, TBA
Nov. 6-State Playoffs, higher seed host, TBA
Nov. 13-State Playoffs, higher seed host, TBA
Nov. 20-State Championship, TBA
*league game
JV Football Schedule
Monday, Oct. 26-Kamiah, there, 6 p.m.
Schedules subject to change.

2015 Prairie Jr. High Football
Oct. 22-C.V., here, 4:30 p.m.

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