KOOSKIA — The Clearwater Valley boys showed 82 points of difference compared to their result last year against Wallace, with a 62-8 win last Friday night, Sept. 7.
“We got them on the run,” Rams head coach Roger Whalen said. “Things went bad for them, and we were able to get some quick scores.”
Those included six touchdown runs by Lane Schilling, among 13 total carries for 235 rushing yards — even as CV had three other touchdowns called back due to penalties.
“We started at 6 p.m. and it wasn’t halftime until after 8 p.m.,” Whalen said. “It turned into a donnybrook.”
Next, Clearwater Valley (2-0,
1-0 Whitepine League) has a home game against Lapwai.
“I’m not sure anybody in our league can cover their No. 6,” Whalen said. “We’re pretty sure he’s going to get a few catches. Tui Moliga is looking good, and their No. 44 does a lot of things. If we’re going to compete, we’re going to have to put some points up.”
Salmon River prevails in Harper’s injury absence
RIGGINS — Theory and practice are the same in theory, but not in practice. In theory, Salmon River’s prospects this season took a big hit with the injury of standout Canyon Harper, but SRHS built an early lead and beat Notus 28-26 last Friday night, Sept. 7.
“They were quite a challenge for us, but we battled to the end and were able to hold on,” head coach Charlie Shepherd said.
Carrying the team was Randy McClure, who caught two touchdowns, threw for another, ran for 167 yards and made two interceptions on defense.
One of his catches could have recorded as a third takeaway.
“Third and long, Ethan [Shepherd] threw out to Randy, and the ball was actually intercepted,” Shepherd said. “Before the defender went to the ground, Randy took the ball away from him. So that interception turned into a reception in a matter of seconds. We went down to score, and that score was the one we ended up winning by.”
Notus climbed within two points during the fourth quarter, but Salmon River put together a clock-killing drive at the end.
Next, Salmon River (1-1) is set to host Prairie this Friday night, Sept. 14.
“It’s a real tough matchup for us, with or without Canyon,” Shepherd said. “We don’t know for sure how long he’s out — long term, short term. It’s kind of week-by-week.”
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. MT.
KHS overpowers Potlatch
KAMIAH — A 42-30 win over Potlatch carried a bit of extra significance for Kubs coach Nels Kludt, who praised the improvement Potlatch has made under the man he assisted for many years.
Former Kamiah coach Ryan Ball is in his first year running the program at Potlatch.
“They outplayed us by quite a bit during the first half,” Kludt said. “Ryan has them doing some good things up there. They’re physical, they play hard, and they just made some mistakes during the second half.”
“We didn’t play well in the first half,” Kludt said. “We didn’t tackle well. But in the second half we upped our intensity by quite a bit. We ran the ball well, and that set up our play-action for some long passes.”
Bret Raymond “kept us in it by making some tackles,” Kludt said.
Chad Simmons threw for 282 yards and ran for 108.
Next, Kamiah (2-1, 1-0 Whitepine League) is on by this week and is scheduled to visit Troy at 7 p.m. Sept. 21.
Prairie pounds Troy
TROY — With 38 points during the first quarter last Friday night, Sept. 7, Prairie notified the Whitepine League of the strength at the top of their roster. Going on to win a road game 88-6 signaled strength for years to come, as the PHS junior varsity and underclassmen closed out the contest.
“We got a lot of good reps out of our younger kids,” head coach Ryan Hasselstrom said. “Overall, I was happy with how the guys came out and played after a tough game last weekend. The schedule will continue to get tougher and tougher as the season goes by.”
Prairie (2-0) is set to visit Salmon River for a 7 p.m. MT kickoff this Friday night, Sept. 14.