Photo by Andrew Ottoson
Taylor McAlister and Ryker Grimm (25) both had big nights on offense during Kamiah's win over Genesee Oct. 17.
As of Friday, October 17, 2014
KAMIAH The Kubs surged during the second half of their homecoming game Friday night, turning a halftime tie into a 50-20 victory on the strength of four touchdown runs by Ryker Grimm.
Grimm's first score of the night answered an early touchdown by Genesee's Beau Tilleman. Tilleman followed up with an 11-yard touchdown pass, which Grimm answered with a 12-yard run early in the second quarter. Genesee struck again just before halftime with a 76-yard screen pass; the Bulldogs failed the conversion, but led 20-12.
Kamiah tied it with 5:02 left in the second quarter on a run by Parker Whipple and a two-point pass from Whipple to Zach Wilkins. Genesee held the ball for the remainder of the first half and threatened to retake the lead when Tilleman broke a long run to convert a fourth down with under a minute to go. The Kubs sacked Tilleman twice to send the game to intermission knotted at 20-20.
After Kamiah crowned Jason Lloyd and Katelynn Daugherty homecoming king and queen, the Kubs ruled the second half with an iron fist. Genesee had an apparent 62-yard touchdown run called back for holding on the second play of the third quarter, but turned the ball over on downs deep in Kubs territory.
KHS advanced the ball smartly, running five times in a row to set up a 32-yard burst for touchdown by Taylor McAlister -- after which Genesee came up with no more defensive answers. The Bulldogs offense continued to produce, but could not puncture the Kamiah defense.
Whipple added a 76-yard touchdown run barely a minute into the fourth quarter. Grimm tacked on two more: a 74-yarder, and a 1-yarder.
Prairie 72, Potlatch 18
POTLATCH -- The Pirates entered Friday as the Whitepine League's top team and performed as expected against the Loggers, taking a 64-12 halftime lead and adding to it during the second half. A showdown between Prairie and Kamiah during the final week is all that stands between the Pirates and the WPL's top seed. A Kubs win would lift KHS into a three-way tie, along with the Pirates and Trojans.
Salmon River 60, Garden Valley 22
GARDEN VALLEY -- Salmon River picked up its second win of the season by thrashing another Long Pin Conference foe. The Savages' regular season will come to a close next Friday at Tri-Valley.
Lapwai 56, Clearwater Valley 48
KOOSKIA -- The visiting Wildcats claimed a close contest, leaving CV without a Whitepine League win heading into the last week of the regular season, during which the Rams will visit Troy.
Grangeville plays at Gooding tomorrow
A reminder to any Bulldogs fans who may be looking for a Friday night score: GHS will play at Gooding at 4 p.m. MT tomorrow, to be aired on KORT and webcast by idahosports.com.