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Kamiah’s football season began with a rough first quarter as Grace scored on its first two possessions and cruised to a 26-12 victory last Saturday, Aug. 25.

“We were overwhelmed the first two drives,” head coach Nels Kludt told the Free Press. “We didn’t come out ready to play and that’s something we’ve got to get figured out pretty quick.”

Kamiah rallied on touchdowns by Trent Taylor and Gabe Eades, but Grace tacked on two more touchdowns during the second half to keep the Kubs at bay.

Kamiah quarterback Chad Simmons delivered a tough touchdown pass to Taylor during the third quarter, lifting the Kubs within a touchdown and a conversion at 20-12. But Grace’s defense kept its sheet clean the rest of the way.

“We played hard, but when we had a chance to tie, we had a penalty and mistakes we couldn’t afford in that situation,” Kludt said.

Simmons threw for 81 yards and Gabe Eades ran for 55, the Lewiston Tribune reported.

Coming — Kamiah (0-1) is set to host Lewis County Friday night, Aug. 31, at KHS.

“Lewis County has two real good running backs and their quarterback makes some plays,” Kludt said. “They’re not coming here to take a tour — they’re coming down here to beat us. So we’re going to have to show up with our ‘A’ game. They play real similar in style to what Grace did as a real physical running team and real aggressive defensive team.”

Lewis County beat Clark Fork 52-14 last week and went 4-4 last fall, beating Timberline twice, Mullan and Lakeside.



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