Coeur d’Alene’s Austin Chadderdon and Chase Blakley (21) force a fumble from Lake City quarterback Tucker Louie-McGee. (SR photo: Bruce Twitchell)
When a football team has horses up front, it doesn’t matter much who is carrying or throwing the ball behind them. The Coeur d’Alene Vikings made that evident Friday as they exposed the Lake City Timberwolves where they were most vulnerable – up the middle. Making matters worse for Lake City, the Vikings’ defense corralled the Timberwolves’ two most dangerous weapons – the Louie-McGee brothers – as CdA took a big step toward securing the 5A Inland Empire League championship with a telling 44-13 win before an estimated crowd of 3,000 at LC. CdA (5-3, 2-0), which won back-to-back state championships in 2010 and 2011 and played for the title last year, can capture the league’s lone state playoff berth Thursday when it faces visiting Post Falls/Greg Lee, SR. More here.