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Genesee 60, Clearwater Valley 20: Kick coverage costs Clearwater Valley


Clearwater Valley’s Trey Pfefferkorn ripped a number of big runs last Friday night, Oct. 2, against Genesee, including a pair of 13-yard touchdowns, the first of which had the Rams ahead 6-0 after one quarter.

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Clearwater Valley’s Trey Pfefferkorn ripped a number of big runs last Friday night, Oct. 2, against Genesee, including a pair of 13-yard touchdowns, the first of which had the Rams ahead 6-0 after one quarter.



— KOOSKIA — Clearwater Valley’s strong start included an early touchdown run by Trey Pfefferkorn, which put the Rams ahead of visiting Genesee early in the first quarter last Friday night, Oct. 2.

“That was the best first quarter we’ve played all year,” coach Kolby Kreiger said. “That was a great first quarter. The second quarter, the wheels fell off defensively and offensively. We fought hard, and came up short.”

Genesee surged during the second quarter, and won, 60-20.

“They got a couple of quick ones, and a couple of onside kicks, and that threw off our game mentally,” Krieger said. “The onside kicks got the ball rolling for them and deflated us.”

The trouble began after a bruising series broke down. A handoff to Zack Krieger on third-and-one resulted in a first down at the Genesee 37, but CV lost yards on the ensuing first down run. A sack on second down, followed by two incompletions, gave Genesee the ball at midfield. The Bulldogs made sure the shift in field position reflected a shift in momentum, marching to the end zone for the first of three Kyle Moser touchdowns.

Genesee scored, kicked onside, scored and never trailed from then on.

Genesee again kicked onside, but Mitchell Nuxoll recovered to set up Pfefferkorn’s second touchdown.

Leading 14-12 on account of the conversions, the Bulldogs ran back CV’s kickoff 60 yards.

“Now we’re looking at Potlatch,” Krieger said. “They’re in a similar situation to what we are. We definitely want to get ready for them and tune up for Lapwai because Lapwai, they’re going to throw it all night long.”

Coming — Clearwater Valley (1-4, 0-3 WPL) has road games at Potlatch on Oct. 9 and at Lapwai on Oct. 16.



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