Photo by Andrew Ottoson
KHS sophomore running back Titus Oatman looked to make a move against the Genesee defense Friday night, Oct. 20.
As of Tuesday, October 24, 2017
GENESEE Kamiah cut into the hosts' 28-0 lead a few minutes before halftime, but the Kubs needed many more big plays than they produced during a 40-6 loss to the Whitepine League's top team Friday night, Oct. 20.
“Against a team like that, you can't afford to turn the ball over, miss fumbles when they put it on the ground when you're out there defensively, miss tackles -- you just can't do that stuff against a good team and win,” KHS head coach Nels Kludt said. “But we moved the ball offensively and had a lot of stops defensively.”
Genesee went up 6-0 with a strong first series, with an eight play series covering 58 yards despite the Kubs' forcing the Bulldogs immediately into a third-and-long. A screen pass converted the first down, and Edward Becker scored on a short run shortly thereafter. Genesee led 14-0 after the first quarter and doubled the lead to 28-0 with 4:06 left in the second.
Kamiah scored its only points of the night on a 13-yard run by Kaleb Oatman with 3:02 left in the first half.
The scoreboard went out during the first half, and a cold wind sapped much of the remaining energy from the contest, which saw a scoreless third quarter and a couple more Genesee rushing touchdowns during the fourth.
Due to the cancellation and forfeit of the remainder of Potlatch's season, the game doubled as Kamiah's season finale.
The Kubs finished 3-5 overall.