Clearwater Valley broke a drought against river rival Kamiah that had dated back to 2013, when the Rams last beat the Kubs. CV beat Kamiah 42-20 on Sept. 9.
“We had a great second half,” CV coach Kolby Krieger said. “We took care of the ball better than we did in the first and tightened up our coverage downfield.”
The Rams trailed at halftime, but played better during the second half than they had during their opener against Wallace.
“Funny enough the speech was similar to the one I gave in the Kibbie Dome: Go put yourselves in a position to win and take care of the ball.”
CV gave Kamiah a close look at Trey Pfefferkorn, who had 162 rushing yards and a touchdown, and at Zack Krieger, who had 97 yards on the ground, 21 receiving yards and two scores.
“Mitchell Morrow had two scores on the ground and threw the TD to Zack,” Kriger said. “We put up 385 rushing yards. Defensively Lane Schilling, Taylor Roy, and Carson Morrow had big games, each notching a sack.”
CV led 8-0 through one quarter by way of a Pfefferkorn touchdown run, but trailed 20-16 at halftime after Luke Snyder scored twice and Kaleb Oatman scored once for Kamiah.
Krieger tallied a touchdown before the intermission, which Morrow answered with a rushing touchdown during the third quarter.
Krieger and Pfefferkorn each scored during the second half, and Tyce Pfefferkorn broke a touchdown run during the fourth quarter.
“The D shut them out three of four quarters, but the biggest kudos has to go to our big boys up front,” Krieger said. “They were a wrecking crew.”
Coming — Clearwater Valley (1-1, 1-1 Whitepine League) will hold its homecoming game this Friday night against Timberline with kickoff set for 7 p.m.
Kamiah (1-2, 0-1 WPL) has a bye this week and is set to visit Wallace Sept. 26.