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Moscow escapes Grangeville with a win

Grangeville's Brandon Stump helped set up the Bulldogs' first touchdown with this catch, and later score Grangeville's second touchdown of the season Friday night, Aug. 25, against Moscow.

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Grangeville's Brandon Stump helped set up the Bulldogs' first touchdown with this catch, and later score Grangeville's second touchdown of the season Friday night, Aug. 25, against Moscow.


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Grangeville's touchdowns versus Moscow

Grangeville's first football game of 2017 turned on a couple of odd plays during the second half, and the Bulldogs still also came up with a key defensive stop late in what ended up a 21-14 loss to Moscow Friday night, Aug. 25. Having scored on runs by Noah Kaschmitter and Brandon Stump, the Bulldogs led 14-0 half a minute into the third quarter. Stump's score followed Kaschmitter's long return of the second half kickoff, and Kaschmitter's score during the first quarter followed Stump's first reception as a Bulldog. In between Braison Norman broke up a streak of Moscow completions -- a two minute drill during which the Bears briefly moved the ball more effectively than they had through much of the first half. Norman stepped in front of a midrange pass for an interception just before halftime.

Late in the third quarter, Moscow broke through on a broken play. The snap was shorthopped to Bears quarterback Payton Broenneke, who had lined up in a shotgun formation, picked up the loose ball and flung it toward the visiting side front pylon in the west end zone, where it was deflected by a Bulldog defender and bounced to Jacob Caldwell, who made a diving touchdown catch. Moscow's second touchdown had a similar quality, as Broenneke's pass went through his intended receiver's hands to Brekken Mower, who escaped down the visitors sideline to level the score at 14-all.

Moscow stopped Grangeville's next drive on fourth and four with less than four minutes remaining, and converted a fourth-and-two for the winning touchdown. On the deciding play, Broenneke pumped to his right, then rolled to his left, then threw under pressure deep to Mower, who outjumped a GHS defender for a catch inside the five yard line, which he took to the end zone.

Salmon River 50, Horseshoe Bend 22

HORSESHOE BEND - The Savages tallied six Canyon Harper rushing touchdowns during their season opener Friday night, Aug. 25.



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