TROY — Kamiah trailed by a touchdown after one quarter and Troy’s rarely-stopped offense kept the Kubs at an arm’s length during a 58-52 win in the confrontation between Whitepine League leaders last Friday, Oct. 3.
Troy struck first. Kamiah matched the Trojans score for score most of the contest. The KHS counterattacks included an 80-yard kick return by Taylor McAlister, but during the second quarter, Troy followed up a rare stop with a score that widened its lead to 30-16.
A pattern of parity in scoring continued, but after that, Kamiah needed a stop and a score just to tie.
The Kubs tried everything including an onside kick, but Troy broke two scoring plays of 60-plus yards late in the game, including a kickoff return touchdown of their own.
Up next, Kamiah (5-1 overall, 3-1 WPL) will have a bye week to prepare for its Oct. 17 homecoming against Genesee and its season finale at Prairie.
PHS rolls Lapwai
LAPWAI — Prairie unleashed a powerful passing attack in combination with its well-rounded running game last Friday night, Oct. 3. The Pirates did all their scoring during the first half of a 60-16 win over the Wildcats.
Hunter McWilliams found the end zone three times for touchdowns and thrice more for two-point conversions.
Up next, Prairie (5-0, 3-0 WPL) will host Troy at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 with the league’s top spot on the line.
Tilleman aces out Clearwater Valley
GENESEE — Big man Reggie Tilleman totaled five touchdowns as Genesee put up a 63-12 win over CV last Friday night, Oct. 3.
Up next, CV (2-3, 0-3 WPL) will host Potlatch on Oct. 10.