Pirates win 64-28 at C.V.
The Prairie Pirates overcame 4 turnovers to win 64-28 over Clearwater Valley at Kooskia Friday, September 22 for their first league win of the season.
The game didnít start well as C.V. intercepted an underthrown pass on Prairieís first play from scrimmage. On the very next play, C.V.ís Jace Summers went 33 yards for a touchdown. TycePfefferkorn added the 2-pointer and Prairie faced a quick 0-8 deficit.Nick Mager and Caleb McWilliams combine to tackle a C.V. ballcarrier.
Prairie had better luck the second time they had the ball as Jake Stubbers picked up 13 yards on a run and followed with a 16 yard pass reception. The drive stalled out though at the C.V. 28.
C.V. picked up a first down but a sack by Spencer Schumacher for an 8 yard loss led to a punt. Schumacher was in his first action, on defense only, after breaking a finger on his throwing hand in the first game of the season.
Nick Mager returned the punt 28 yards to the C.V. 31. Prairie moved down to the 19 where Damian Forsmann connected with Mager over the middle for a 19 yard touchdown. Forsmann then passed to Derik Shears for the 2-pointer to tie the game at 8-8.
Prairie got the ball right back when Pfefferkorn made a bad pitch on a running play and Shears recovered the ball at the C.V. 17.
3 plays later Stubbers went up the middle for a 2 yard touchdown and then added the 2-pointer for Prairieís first lead at 16-8 with 1:42 left in the first quarter.
A sack for an 11 yard loss by Caleb McWilliams led to another C.V. punt. 
After picking up a first down on a roughing the passer call that negated an interception, Prairie gave away the ball anyway. The center snap went over Forsmannís head and C.V.ís Lane Schilling picked up the ball on the C.V. 40 and went 60 yards for a touchdown. C.V. added the 2-pointer to tie the game at 16-16.
C.V. tried an onside kick but McWilliams recovered at the Prairie 39. Prairie gave the ball back anyway on the next play as they made it 2 straight turnovers with Summers intercepting Forsmannís pass at midfield and returning it to the Prairie 25.
The defense came through and forced C.V. to turn the ball over on downs at the Prairie 28.
Prairie then took back the lead on 4 straight running plays. Stubbers picked up 8 with a 15 yard personal foul penalty added on. Stubbers then gained 13, McWilliams 11 and Shears finished off the drive with a 25 yard counter play to the left for the touchdown. The 2-point try came up short but Prairie was back on top 22-16.
Prairie then got the ball right back when Pfefferkorn fumbled with Stubbers recovering at the C.V. 4 yard line. McWilliams scored the first of his 5 touchdowns on the next play. Stubbers ran in the 2-pointer to make it 30-16.
C.V. looked to answer as they moved the ball down to the Prairie 19 before Pfefferkorn fumbled again with Michael Schwartz making the recovery at the Prairie 21.
A 49 yard catch and run by Stubbers, who broke a couple tackles along the way, set Prairie up at the C.V. 18. Stubbers then ran for 15 yards to set up first and goal and McWilliams scored touchdown #2 on the next play. The 2-point try failed as Prairie now led 36-16 with 1:00 left in the half.
C.V. received the second half kickoff and were forced to punt. Prairie took over at their own 44. 7 plays later McWilliams scored touchdown #3 from 8 yards out. Caleb McWilliams scores a 2-pointer. He had a big night with 5 touchdowns and over 100 yards rushing.Again the 2-point try failed as Prairie led 42-16.
On C.V.ís next possession Summers broke loose on a 71 yard run with Schwartz making a touchdown saving tackled at the Prairie 8 yard line.
Two plays later through, C.V. lost their third fumble of the game with Spencer Schumacher recovering at the Prairie 12.
Prairie moved the ball out to the 34 before turning the ball over on downs. 
The defense held and Prairie got the ball right back 4 players later at the 33.
McWilliams burst through the middle on the next play for 28 yards to put the ball at the C.V. 39. After 5 more running plays Prairie had the ball at the C.V. 25. Shears took a pitch to the right then cut back across the field before getting tackled at the 3 yard line. McWilliams scored TD #4 on the next play. Shears ran in the 2-pointer to make it 50-16.
C.V. didnít take long to answer as Schilling returned the kickoff 78 yards for a touchdown to cut the lead to 50-22.
Stubbers threatened to do the same for Prairie as he returned the C.V. kickoff 37 yards to the C.V. 36.
On the next play through, Forsmann tossed his third interception of the game with C.V. taking over at their own 28. On the next play Pfefferkorn found Summers open deep down the field for a 72 yard touchdown. The 2-point try failed but C.V. had closed the gap to 50-28.
C.V. tried an onside kick but Mager was able to pick it up at the Prairie 40 and return the ball 15 yards to the C.V. 45.
Prairie stuck with the ground game and needed just 4 plays to score again. McWilliams picked up his fifth touchdown on a 22 yard burst through the middle. Forsmann passed to McWilliams for the 2-pointer to make it 58-28.
C.V. had to punt after a holding penalty wiped out a pass play that wouldíve picked up a first down. Prairie took over at the 49 after Shears took the ball from Hunter Chaffee on a reverse on the punt return and went 14 yards.
After an incomplete pass, Prairie went to 6 straight running plays with each gaining at least 5 yards. Owen Anderson capped off the drive with a 16 yard touchdown run. The 2-point try failed but Prairie now led 64-28 with just 2:13 to play.
For the game Prairie piled up 372 yards rushing on 52 carries. Stubbers had 129 yards on 19 carries. McWilliams also broke the 100 yard mark with 104 yards on 13 carries. Shears gained 78 on 10 carries and Forsmann added 55 yards on 6 carries.
Forsmann completed 6 of 15 passes with 3 interceptions for 106 yards. Stubbers caught 3 passes for 73 yards. Mager caught 1 for 11 and Anderson and Chaffee each caught 1 pass for 7 yards.
C.V. gained 109 yards rushing on 44 carries. Summers had 155 on 20 carries but Pfefferkorn had 64 yards worth of losses on 14 carries. 
Pfefferkorn was 3 for 8 passing for 91 yards. Summers caught 1 for 72, Tate Pfefferkorn 1 for 16 and Davis McElroy 1 for 3.
Defensively Anderson led the Pirates with 8 tackles. Schwartz had 6½ tackles. McWilliams had 6 tackles with 2 sacks. Jace Perrin had 5½, Shears had 4½, Schumacher had 3 with a sack and a fumble recovery. Mager had 2½, Hayden Uhlenkott had 2. Stubbers had 1 with a fumble recovery. Garrett Bunce and Dean Johnson each had 1 tackle.
With the win Prairie is 3-1 on the season and 1-1 in league play. Their next game is Homecoming this Friday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. against Kamiah.
Prairie 16 20 6 22 -64
C.V.     8   8 0 12 -28
CV-Summers 33 run (Pfefferkorn run) 11:35 1st
P-Mager 19 pass from Forsmann (Shears pass from Forsmann) 3:18 1st
P-Stubbers 6 run (Stubbers run) 1:42 1st
CV-Schilling 60 fumble recovery (McElroy pass from Pfefferkorn) 10:29 2nd
P-Shears 25 run (run failed) 6:58 2nd
P-McWilliams 4 run (Stubbers run) 6:45 2nd
P-McWilliams 3 run (pass failed) 1:00 2nd
P-McWilliams 8 run (pass failed) 7:17 3rd
P-McWilliams 3 run (Shears run) 8:45 4th
CV-Schilling 78 kickoff return (run failed) 8:27 4th
CV-Summers 72 pass from Pfefferkorn (pass failed) 7:57 4th
P-McWilliams 22 run (McWilliams pass from Forsmann) 5:51 4th
P-Anderson 16 run (pass failed) 2:13 4th

Jake Stubbers gets ready to stiffarm a defender on a run. Also shown is Jace Perrin with Carson Schmidt, 56, in the background.

Owen Anderson scoring the gameís final touchdown.

Damian Forsmann picks up some yardage on a run. #51 is Jace Perrin.

Derik Shears is about to juke a defender ahead of him on a big gainer.

Caleb McWilliams makes a tackle with Jace Perrin coming in on the play.

All games  at 7 p.m. except where noted
  1-Genesee*, there, lost 6-36
11-Salmon River, here, won 52-34
15-Council, here, 6 p.m., won 60-8
22-C.V.*, there, won 64-28
29-Kamiah*, here, Homecoming
  6-Troy*, there
14-Wallace*, there, 2 p.m.
20-Potlatch*, here
27-Lapwai*, there
3 or 4-State Quarterfinals
10 or 11-State Semifinals
17 or 18-State Championship
*League  Game
JV Football
28-at Grangeville, 6 p.m.
2-Kamiah, here, 6 p.m.
9-Deary, here, 6 p.m.
16-Gar-Pal, at Lapwai, 6 p.m.

All games start at 4:30 p.m.
  5-C.V., here
12-Timberline, there
19-Lapwai, there

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