As of Wednesday, September 30, 2015
The last week of the regular season continues to loom as potentially the Whitepine League’s largest, as Prairie and Kamiah stayed on course to collide on the Kubs’ field with unbeaten records.
Kamiah and Prairie — the WPL’s only unbeatens — have proven their offenses can out-step every other.
Through five contests — a Zero Week overshadowed by August’s fires included — KHS is averaging 62 points per game, having allowed only Lapwai to score more than one touchdown in a game.
Through four contests, PHS is averaging 59.5 points per game, but Pirates’ opponents have two multi-touchdown games so far.
Neither has yet played perennial powerhouse Troy, which has fallen to both Lapwai and Genesee so far.
Comparing common opponents makes Prairie’s 48-8 win over Genesee the Pirates’ touchstone victory, and the same measure makes Kamiah’s 66-44 win over Lapwai the Kubs’ signature win halfway through the season.
Prairie 68, Clearwater Valley 0
KOOSKIA — The Pirates clobbered the Rams last Friday night, Sept. 25, and quarterback Jake Bruner did most of the clobbering.
Bruner tallied five touchdowns — three rushing, two passing — along with 226 yards in the air and 87 more on the ground. He ran four times, threw 22 and was picked off three times.
The Rams were led by Trey Pfefferkorn, who nabbed all three interceptions as well as three of Mitch Morrow’s passes, for 36 yards.
Pfefferkorn was in on 10 tackles — nine solo — and added five rushing yards. His total accounted for more than half of CV’s total offense.
For Prairie, Lucas Wemhoff, Raice Dalgliesh and Calvin Hinkleman all scored rushing touchdowns, and PHS piled up more than 500 yards of total offense.
Up next for Prairie (4-0, 2-0 WPL) is a home game against Lapwai at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2.
Up next for CV (1-3, 0-2 WPL) is the Rams homecoming against Genesee at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2.
Kamiah 74, Potlatch 6
POTLATCH — The Loggers could not stop Bailey Christopherson, who tallied four scores and 167 yards on five attempts last Friday night, Oct. 2. Nor could they stop Parker Whipple, who tallied three touchdown runs and threw to Chris Pethtel for another.
The Loggers did, however, break a 48-yarder during the third quarter, ending a scoreless streak the Kubs had run to six quarters.
Up next, Kamiah (5-0, 3-0 WPL) will host Troy on Friday night, Oct. 2.
The Clearwater Valley homecoming football game date reported in last week’s paper was incorrect. The Rams’ homecoming game will be played this Friday, Oct. 2, against Genesee. We regret the error. -ao