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Pirates upend CV; Salmon River slips


KOOSKIA — Prairie tallied almost instantly last Friday night, Sept. 23, with quarterback Spencer Schumacher stepping into the end zone with the first of his three rushing touchdowns less than one minute into the game, according to PHS stats.

The Pirates rolled to a 66-26 win over Clearwater Valley with Schumacher also completing three touchdown passes — two to Hunter Chaffee and one to Lucas Wemhoff.

For CV, Trey Pfefferkorn broke a touchdown run late in the first quarter and Zack Krieger punched one in during the second.

Even so, Prairie led 44-12 at halftime.

CV completed two touchdown passes, both from Mitch Morrow to Pfefferkorn, during the fourth quarter.

Up next, Prairie (2-1, 2-0 Whitepine League) is set to visit Kamiah Friday night, Sept. 30.

Clearwater Valley (2-2, 1-2 WPL) is set to visit Lapwai on Friday night, Sept. 30.

The games this week figure to clarify the Whitepine League standings, which are presently topped by Wallace (3-1, 3-0 WPL) and Troy (4-0, 2-0 WPL).

Lapwai 52, S-R 20

RIGGINS — Lapwai, which lost narrowly to Troy earlier this month, did what no other eight-man team has done this season: defeat the 1AD2 reigning state champions.

Salmon River took an early lead but fell 52-20 last Friday night, as Lapwai dominated the second and fourth quarters.

Clayton Shepherd’s touchdown and Devan Branstetter’s conversion had SRHS leading 8-0, but Lapwai took a 22-14 lead into halftime on touchdown runs by Ivory Miles-Williams and Bailey Peters.

Canyon Harper lifted the Savages within 22-20, but Lapwai answered with a 45-yard pass play, then returned a fumble for a score and iced it with another run by Williams.

Up next, Salmon River (4-1) is set to visit Garden Valley on Friday night, Sept. 30.

Wallace 48, Kamiah 6

KAMIAH — The Kubs trailed the Whitepine League newcomer Wallace 20-0 at halftime and 48-6 at the final horn last Friday night.

Up next, Kamiah (1-3, 0-2 WPL) will host Prairie.


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