West Valley and Cheney moved one step closer to an end-of-season Frontier League championship game with easy victories Friday night.
The pair were expected to play for the title in their season finale and after Friday night the prediction was looking good.
Cheney defeated Riverside 22-6 to run its record to 5-0 in league and 7-0 overall. WV dominated Clarkston during a 38-18 triumph for a 3-0-1 Frontier mark.
About their only failing was an inability to make extra points WV must still play Riverside before their home game with Cheney.
“Last February we were lifting weights and (linebacker) Will Herndon asked what I thought,” said Eagle coach Steve Kent following the win. “I said we had a chance to maybe play them for the title. We’ve got to take care of business next week and see what happens.”
WV 38, Clarkston 18
West Valley’s offense got the football back so quickly and kept it so long that Eagle defensive coordinator Ray Riggin compared himself to the Maytag repairman.
“I’ve got nothing to do,” he said.
WV’s defense was tested only in the final 3 minutes of the half.
Justin Tichy raced 58 yards to score on the game’s third play, the defense held on three downs and WV had the ball virtually thereafter in running up a 24-0 lead.
“We came into the game with the idea of not letting a team that was down in the standings knock us off,” Tichy said. “I think our line jumped off the ball right off the bat.”
The Eagles did miss all four point after tries and were penalized six times for 60 yards in the first half.
But they outgained Clarkston 229 yards to 51 as Tichy and quarterback Riley Allen split the four TDs.
Tichy also scored in the third quarter and finished the night with 151 rushing yards on 19 carries.
“Justin is one of the best backs around but wasn’t getting a chance to get into the end zone,” said Kent. “It was nice to see him do that.”
Allen rushed for 70 yards and was 7 for 10 passing for 96 more.
WV led 38-8 early in the fourth quarter and ended the game outgaining its opponent 384-115 in total offensive yards against a team which had gained nearly 300 yards last week.
“When I was told they had 300 yards against Cheney I got a lump in my stomach,” said Kent. “I’m surprised we jumped on them like that.”
West Valley 38, Clarkston 18
Clarkston 0 8 0 10 - 18
West Valley 12 12 7 7 - 38
WV-Tichy 58 run (kick failed)
WV-Allen 1 run (pass failed)
WV-Tichy 1 run (kick failed)
WV-Allen 34 run (run failed)
Clk-Burns 1 run (Jelinek pass from Burns)
WV-Tichy 2 run (Whitney kick)
WV-Enger 3 run (Whitney kick)
Clk-Martin 32 field goal)
Clk-Wheeler 4 run (Martin kick)
Cheney 22, Riverside 6
The Blackhawks shut out Riverside in the first half when they did all their scoring.
Like WV, Cheney missed extra points on its first two touchdowns. But Nick Reynolds did atone with a 26-yard field goal.
Cheney had 397 yards of total offense to 210 for the Rams.
Joey Medeiros rushed for 86 yards on 11 carries and Rich DeMulling added 89 yards passing, including a completion for a touchdown.
Jared Hansen gained 92 yards on 17 carries for Riverside and Joel Schurtz passed for 72 yards and the team’s touchdown.
Riverside 0 0 6 0 - 6
Cheney 19 3 0 0 - 22
C - Davis 2 run (kick failed)
C - Randal 26 run (pass failed)
C - Odood 17 pass from DeMulling (Reynolds kick)
C - FG Reynolds 26
R - Beckham 3 pass from Schurtz (kick failed)
EV 28, Colville 6
The Knights scored a touchdown in each of the game’s four quarters to improve to 3-1-1 in league.
East Valley 7 7 6 8 - 28
Colville 0 0 6 0 - 6
Freeman 39, Deer Park 14
Freeman’s Jeremy Van Voorhis rushed for 212 yards and three touchdowns, caught a TD pass from Matt Smith and had a 99-yard kickoff return called back as the Scotties (3-2, 3-4) finished with a flourish at home.
Freeman led 19-14 after three periods, then scored 20 fourthquarter points against the Stags (1-4, 1-6), who threw four interceptions.
Deer Park 0 0 14 0 - 14
Freeman 0 12 7 20 - 39
F-Smith 13 run (kick failed)
F-VanVoorhis 35 pass from Smith (pass failed)
F-VanVoorhis 48 run (C.Miller kick)
DP-Baker 1 run (Caruso kick)
DP-Freeland 7 run (Caruso kick)
F-VanVoorhis 43 run (C.Miller kick)
F-VanVoorhis 84 run (kick failed)
F-E.Miller 9 run (C.Miller kick)
Newport 27, Medical Lake 14
Newport (3-2, 3-4) broke a halftime tie with two fourthperiod touchdowns and the Grizzly defense shut down the Cardinals after Medical Lake (1-4, 1-6) scored twice in the second quarter.
Geoff Hamblin scored twice for Newport and QB Nate Carrara ran for one TD and passed 55 yards for another. Wayne Edward had four second-half sacks for the Grizzlies.
Medical Lake 0 14 0 0 - 14
Newport 7 7 0 13 - 27
N- Hamblin 4 run (Larson kick)
ML- Delp 20 run (Johnson kick)
N- Carrara 17 run (Larson kick)
N- LeBlanc 55 pass from Carrara (Larson kick)
N- Hamblin 2 run (kick failed)
Cusick 60, Wellpinit 22
The Panthers (2-2, 4-3) had 536 yards total offense and scored all their points in the first three periods at Cusick. Brad Scott passed for two touchdowns and Justin Finley rushed for 142 yards on four carries. Wellpinit fell to 0-5, 0-6.
Wellpinit 8 8 0 6 - 22
Cusick 28 12 20 0 - 60
C-Ring 25 run (Finley kick)
C-J.Finley 70 punt return (Finley kick)
C-Russell 16 pass from Scott (kick failed)
W-Tonasket 2 run (Tonasket run)
C-Russell 60 pass from Scott (kick failed)
C-J. Finley 70 run (pass failed)
W-Tonasket 60 pass LeBret (Andrew pass from LeBret)
C-S. Finley 30 run (pass failed)
C-Scott 45 punt return (kick failed)
C-S.Finley 1 run (pass failed)
C-Hamilton 68 run (pass failed)
C-LeBret 60 run (run failed)
Odessa 50, Columbia 20
Odessa quarterback Randy Carlson passed for three touchdowns and 182 yards at Hunters, and Lance Meise and Jayson Melcher each scored twice.
The Tigers (3-1, 5-2) led 24-0 at halftime and opened a 31-0 lead before Columbia (2-3, 2-5) got on the board. Seth Hoiland rushed for 133 yards on 18 carries for the Lions.
Odessa 6 18 7 19 - 50
Columbia 0 0 6 14 - 20
O-Meise 7 run (kick failed)
O-McClanahan 2 run (kick failed)
O-McClanahan 5 pass from Carlson (kick failed)
O-Melcher 26 pass from Carlson (kick failed)
O-Meise 20 pass from Carlson (Grall kick)
C-M Neidhart 11 pass from B Neidhart (run failed)
O-Pitt 58 run (kick failed)
O-Belle 7 run (No. 80 kick good)
C-Hoiland 43 pass from B.Neidhart (pass failed)
C-M.Neidhart 3 run (Hoiland run)
O-Carroll 2 run (pass failed)
Touchet 32, L-W 18
The top-ranked Indians (3-0, 7-0) trailed early, but they scored three first-period touchdowns to break a first-place tie with the Tigercats (2-1, 4-2).
After they fell behind 26-6, the Cats moved within eight points in the fourth period, but Tom Ewing’s 30-yard TD catch from Mike Adams sealed Touchet’s win.
LaCrosse-Washtucna’s Jeremy Daniel hit Joe Kinch on TD throws of 41 and 82 yards and passed for 356 yards. Adams passed for three TDs and A.J. Trejo rushed for 183 yards.
La Crosse-Wash. 6 0 6 6 - 18
Touchet 20 6 0 6 - 32
L-Kinch 41 pass from Daniel (run failed)
T-Ewing 8 run (kick failed)
T-Trejo 47 run (pass failed)
T-Michel 41 pass from Adams (Ewing pass from Adams)
T-Bussell 34 pass from Adams(pass failed)
L-Kinch 82 pass from Daniel (run failed)
L-Anderson 3 run (pass failed)
T-Ewing 30 from Adams (pass failed)
SJE 38, Colton 14
The Eagles (1-2, 3-4) stunned Colton with four first-quarter touchdowns and a 38-0 halftime lead. Joe Gering scored three SJ touchdowns and Zach Hergert two as the Wildcats (2-1, 3-3) lost fumbles on their first four possessions.
Colton 0 0 0 14 - 14
St. John-Endicott 30 8 0 0 - 38
S-Hergert 40 run (Gering pass from Siler)
S-Gering 11 run (Collier pass from Gering)
S-Gering 3 run (run failed)
S-Gering 1 run (Hergert run)
S-Hergert 13 pass from Siler (Phillups run)
C-B. Truong 2 run (T. Truong run)
C-Bates 1 run (run failed)
Rosalia 40, Prescott 26
The Spartans (1-2, 2-5) lost five fumbles, but Prescott couldn’t overcome a 22-0 first-period deficit. Sophomore Jake Peterson rushed for four Rosalia touchdowns and 150 yards and teammate David Finley ran for 224. Prescott’s Rob Keen gained 132.
Rosalia 22 6 12 0 - 40
Prescott 0 20 0 6 - 26
R-Peterson 31 run (Maley run)
R-Peterson 20 run (Finley run)
R-Peterson 15 run (run failed)
P-Palma 7 run (kick failed)
P-Flores pass from Appleby
R-Finley 7 run (run failed)
P-Murry 34 pass from Appleby (pass failed)
R-Finley 3 run (run failed)
R-Peterson 3 run (run failed)
P-Flores 3 pass from Abbleby (run failed)
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