St. Maries 8, Grangeville 0
An 8-0 final score last Friday night, Oct. 7, began with ominous turnovers by both teams: back-to-back fumbles foretold a defensive struggle during the first cold rain of the season at the Bulldogs home field.
An interception return during the final minute of the second quarter set up the first and only score of the 8-0 win St. Maries claimed Friday night at GHS.
Bulldog of the Week
Grangeville senior Hunter Connolley scored one goal this week against Priest River and assisted on another as the Bulldogs soccer squad moved toward the district tournament in program history.
Football, soccer, golf and bowling results
"St. Maries is without question one of the top three teams in the state,” GHS coach Jeff Lindsley said. “They have the seniors — 10 of their 11 starters on defense, which is uncommon at the 2A level — so it’s their turn, so to speak.”
The combination of homecoming this Friday night, Oct. 7, and a thunderous win last Friday night, Sept. 30 at Kamiah, has the Pirates’ flags flying high.
Grangeville senior Luke Stokes likes running the sweep, where he can get out behind blockers including Justin Fogleman, who buried a defensive back to spring Stokes for a big run last Friday night.
Ciara Chaffee, Kendra Duclos, Kylie Tidwell and Jacey Rambo all placed for Prairie during last week’s cross-country run at Moscow, as Chaffee, Duclos and Rambo all cracked the top-10 in the underclassmen section of the 5,000 meter Bob Weisel course at at the Moscow Elks Golf Course. Tidwell placed seventh among juniors and seniors (25:29), while Chaffee (23:53), Rambo (24:02) and Duclos (24:49) posted competitive times in the younger division.
GHS special teams made three key plays as Grangeville beat Parma 44-21 last Friday night, Sept. 23.
Grangeville’s Saturday, Sept. 24 visit to St. Maries may turn into a preview of the Bulldogs’ first district tournament game in a couple weeks. GHS played the Lumberjacks to a 2-2 tie.
Prairie tallied almost instantly last Friday night, Sept. 23, with quarterback Spencer Schumacher stepping into the end zone with the first of his three rushing touchdowns less than one minute into the game, according to PHS stats.
Grangeville sophomore Adam Wonnacott ran among the top-six small school runners in Clarkston last weekend, and that got him some plaudits from coach Jim Suhr.
Clearwater Valley senior Cole Olsen finished second overall among the boys at the Seaport Invitational cross-country meet held last Saturday, Sept. 17, in Clarkston.
Salmon River won the Grangeville Tournament with a 21-18, 21-11, victory over the host Bulldogs in the final last Saturday, Sept. 17.
The Pirates rushed for 278 of 386 total yards during their 42-0 demolition of Council Friday night, Sept. 16.