As of Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Until last Friday night, Oct. 27, Grangeville defensive end and running back Noah Kaschmitter hadn’t had a game this season quite like his four touchdowns, seven tackles performance against Melba.
On the second play from scrimmage, Kaschmitter broke a 72-yard touchdown run.
“On that one, I just kept my feet moving,” he said. “When I was running through, I had Brandon Stump and Blake Darr right in front of me. There was one guy on my foot, and when I got away, they took out the two guys in my way.”
During the upcoming quarterfinal against Declo, the Bulldogs want to do the same thing: take it up a notch.
“I just want that again,” he said. “The line is going to block their men and we’ll go from there.”
The Bulldogs watch a lot of film but they also remember how it went against Declo last fall — a 39-20 loss. The Hornets — who were felled by St. Maries in the title game last fall and who have been gunning for an undefeated season since before the first game this fall — brought back a large portion of their team. One of their key cogs is beastly running back Keegan Duncan.
“We’ve been watching film and going over what they do,” Kaschmitter said. “We want it to turn out different than last year.”
Against Melba, the Bulldogs bounced back from what Kaschmitter called a “not so good game against Orofino.”
“We had to really step it up, and we did,” he said.
The Declo game kicks off at noon this Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Kibbie Dome on the U. of I. campus in Moscow.
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