As of Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Grangeville’s quarterfinal game against Cole Valley included a few nervous moments early on. The GHS defense kept Cole Valley mostly in check — and then the Bulldogs offense showed what it can do.
“I think we did pretty good during the second half,” Bulldogs running back and linebacker Noah Kaschmitter said. “We came out a little slow during the first half and they were pretty fired up. We struggled a bit on offense, but we got it going. Once we got going, we were good.”
The slow start had Grangeville in a 7-0 hole when Cole Valley struck first. Then two of Grangeville’s offensive stars gave GHS a lift.
“Right before half when Blake Darr made that catch, that was pretty nice,” Kaschmitter said. “And Booker Bush on that kickoff return was a big play.”
The Bulldogs’ grip on the game began to tighten by way of loosening Cole Valley’s grip on the football.
Defensively, Kaschmitter recovered one of several Cole Valley fumbles.
Kaschmitter has verbally committed to University of Montana for college.
“I just like the atmosphere there,” Kaschmitter said. “I went to a game there and the stadium was packed — it was pretty cool.”
Grangeville is set to play North Fremont at 6 p.m. this Friday night, Nov. 9, at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow.
“I know they’re undefeated,” Kaschmitter said, “and that’s about all I know.”
As a run-option team, North Fremont has scored about 44 points per game and has yet to allow more than two touchdowns to any opponent this season.
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