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Kamiah's Titus Oatman helped the Kubs to a 62-12 win over Wallace last Friday night, Sept. 28.
As of Wednesday, October 3, 2018
KAMIAH Having sailed past all but one of the teams that have foundered in Whitepine League play so far, Kamiah is set to host winless Genesee Friday night, Oct. 5.
But after his team torched Wallace 62-12 last Friday night, Sept. 28, Kubs coach Nels Kludt said his team can’t afford to underestimate any opponent.
“Their quarterback has been out for a while, and they’re hard-nosed kids,” Kludt said. “Their record is no good, but we know they’re good. It’s a benchmark game — it’ll tell us where we are.”
Against Wallace, quarterback Chad Simmons and tailback Titus Oatman turned sound play by the KHS offensive line into big play after big play.
Oatman, in his second week back from injury, housed a 56-yard pass from Simmons for the opening score, and went on to tally two more big touchdown catches as well as two rushing touchdowns.
“It’s nice to have him back,” Kludt said. “He gives us quickness we don’t otherwise have.”
Simmons piled up 204 passing yards, 82 rushing yards and a combined six touchdowns.
Coming — Kamiah (4-1, 3-0 WPL) can’t overlook Genesee this week, but has yet to play all three of the other teams contending for the league lead: Oct. 12 at Prairie, Oct. 19 vs. Lapwai, and Oct. 26 against Clearwater Valley.
“I think the kids are learning the level they’ve got to play at,” Kludt said.