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Pirates leave Troy in second place; Savages smash TV


— Prairie thundered Troy 42-20 after a slow start saw the Trojans strike first, on a long pass play, last Friday night, Oct. 7.

Spencer Schumacher answered with two touchdown throws — the first to Hunter Chaffee and the second to Brandon Anderson — and Troy struck back with a chance to level the score early in the second quarter. But after another big pass play — the second of 50-plus yardage from Chase Blazzard to Cameron Barnes — Troy’s conversion pass failed to connect.

Leading 14-12 with eight minutes left in the second, Prairie took a 20-12 halftime lead on the second Schumacher-to-Anderson connection of the night.

Troy evened the score, 20-20, during the third quarter, with a short rushing touchdown.

Two Lucas Wemhoff rushing touchdowns swung the contest to Prairie during the fourth: after Wemhoff housed a 35-yard pass from Schumacher, he broke a 24-yard touchdown run as PHS struck twice in rapid succession.

Schumacher capped the scoring with a three-yard touchdown run later in the fourth.

Anderson and Chaffee caught not only key passes from Schumacher, but one apiece from Blazzard as Troy committed three turnovers to Prairie's one. The win put PHS atop the Whitepine League standings as the WPL's only four-win team.

Up next, Prairie (5-1, 4-0 WPL) will host Wallace on Saturday, Oct. 15, with the varsity to follow after a JV quarter slated for 1 p.m.

(Approximate varsity start time is 2 p.m.)

SR 50, Tri-Valley 20

CAMBRIDGE — Canyon Harper scored four rushing touchdowns and Salmon River hammered Tri-Valley 50-20 despite a sluggish start.

Trailing 14-0 in the first quarter, the Savages turned to Harper, who totaled 201 rushing yards along with 10 tackles on defense. Jordan Parham and Clayton Shepherd each caught a touchdown from Tucker Boyd.

Up next, Salmon River (6-1, 2-0 Long Pin Conference) will host Council at 7 p.m. MT on Friday night, Oct. 14.

CV 61, Pomeroy 14

KOOSKIA — By the time Pomeroy got on the board, Trey Pfefferkorn, Zack Krieger, Lane Schilling and David McElroy all had rushing touchdowns to their name — all part of a 61-14 blowout of the out-of-state foe.

Even a CV lineman — Keiran Owens — got his name on the scoresheet, marking a two-point conversion run.

Ty Dominguez ran in a 35-yarder during the fourth quarter.

Up next, Clearwater Valley (3-3, 1-3 WPL) will visit Potlatch at 7 p.m. Friday night, Oct. 14.


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