Jesse Ewell scored twice in the space of 3 minutes as the third quarter wore down Friday to lift East Valley to 24-21 non-league win over visiting Coeur d’Alene.
The latter TD, a 61-yarder busted up the middle, staked EV (1-0) to a 24-14 advantage. The run countered a 71-yard TD reception for CdA (0-2) by senior wide receiver Todd Hughes.
Knights cornerback Chris Skidmore intercepted CdA quarterback Nick Rook in the end zone with 15 seconds left in the third quarter.
Neither team gained much ground on the next three series, including one sequence that ended with EV punting from its 9 with 6:11 to go. Vikings senior Travis Lovejoy blocked the punt, then recovered the ball in the end zone.
Ewell rushed for 221 yards on 32 carries.
Extending back to last year, the Knights have won four straight. EV totaled 271 yards rushing and 89 passing.
Senior end Jason Sharp led the EV defense with a quarterback sack and a fumble recovery.
Coeur d’Alene (0-2) ran for just 39 yards, as Rook’s passing opened the offense up a little bit in the second half. Rook completed eight of 18 attempts for 166 yards, including 119 in the second half.
“We just have to quit making mistakes and hurting ourselves,” Vikings coach Bill Anderson said.
The costliest of CdA’s miscues resulted in EV’s first TD. On fourth-and-12, the Vikings were called for roughing the kicker, which gave the Knights a first down on the CdA 27.
One play later, running back Billy Armtrout scored over the right side.
East Valley 24, CdA 21
Coeur d’Alene 0 7 7 7 - 21
East Valley 7 3 14 0 - 24
EV-Armtrout 27 run (Hughes kick)
EV-FG Hughes 32
CdA-Peebles 10 pass from Rook (Davis kick)
EV-Ewell 1 run (Hughes kick)
CdA-Hughes 71 pass from Rook (Davis kick)
EV-Ewell 60 run (Hughes kick)
CdA-Lovejoy recovered block punt (Davis kick)
Cheney 41, Lake City 14
Earon Davis had first-half scoring runs of 3 and 4 yards as the Blackhawks opened by beating the Timberwolves (0-2) at CdA.
Cheney’s Chad Randall had a first-quarter interception return of 53 yards.
Cheney 7 13 14 7 41
Lake City 0 0 14 0 14
C-Davis 3 run (Collins kick)
C-Odood 30 pass from DeMulling (kick failed)
C-Davis 4 run (DeMulling pass to Randall)
L-Nelson 20 run (kick good)
L-38 1 run (kick good)
C-Collins 12 run (Collins kick)
Lewiston 28, W.Valley 0
Brad Rice was 14 of 29 for 208 yards and added two rushing TDs as the visiting Bengals (2-0) ruined the Eagles’ opener.
Lewiston’s Jim Farris had 13 receptions for 142 yards. Laki Ah Hi of the Bengals rushed for 85 yards and one TD.
Lewiston 14 7 0 7 -28
West Valley 0 0 0 0 - 0
L-Ah Hi 3 run
L-Rice 7 run
L-Rice 4 run (kick good)
L-Kennedy 54 pass from Rice (kick good)
Colville 14, Kettle Falls 0
In a non-league opener, the Indians broke for a scoreless haltime tie to defeat the host Bulldogs. No details were reported.
Colville 0 0 6 8 - 14
Kettle Falls 0 0 0 0 - 0
Riverside 24, Deer Park 10
Jared Hansen rushed for 174 yards, and Joel Schurtz rushed for one TD and passed for two others as the Rams (1-0) beat the Stags (0-1) in a game matching former league rivals. Schurtz was 10 of 14 for 137 yards. Riverside’s Chris Koesel had four receptions for 69 yards.
Riverside 3 0 7 14 - 24
Deer Park 10 0 0 0 - 10
DP-Krause 44 fumble return (Caruso kick)
R-FG Baker 21
DP-FG Caruso 31
R-Baker 6 pass from Schurtz (Baker kick)
R-Custer 15 pass from Schurtz (Baker kick)
R-Schurtz 12 run (Baker kick)
Moscow 14, Pullman 9
Josh Yarno passed 14 yards to Zeke Johnson with 1:34 left as the host Bears (1-1) rallied over the Greyhounds (0-1).
Matt Wilde’s second-quarter, 20-yard TD pass to Mike Hobbs gave Pullman a 9-0 lead.
Pullman 2 7 0 0 - 9
Moscow 0 7 0 7 - 14
P-Hobbs 20 pass from Wilde (Hayden kick)
M-Dudley 58 run (Miller kick)
M-Z.Johnson 15 pass from Yarno (Miller kick)
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