October 4, 1997 in Sports

Chewelah Nips Post Falls, 14-12


Kicker Carlos Churape made the difference for Chewelah with two extra points in 14-12 win over visiting Post Falls.

Trojan Nathan Lightner scored a touchdown with 1:04 left in the game, giving his team a chance to tie. However, after two attempts, one due to a penalty, they failed.

Chewelah’s quarterback Jeremy Miller had nine carries for 112 yards.

Chewelah 14, Post Falls 12,

Post Falls 6 0 6 0 -12

Chewelah 0 7 0 7 -14

C-Miller 15 run (Churape kick) P-Quesnell 22 pass from Fehling (kick failed) C-Miller 17 run (Churape kick) P-Lightner 2 run (pass failed)

Lewiston 38, Clarkston 21

In the 100th installment of the River Rivalry, the Bengals held off the Bantams at Lewiston.

No. 1-ranked Lewiston improved to 4-0-1. Clarkston fell to 2-2.

Moscow 22, Coeur d’Alene 0

The Bears blanked the Vikings in a nonleague game, taking their overall record to 2-3. The Viks dropped to 1-4.

No other details were available.

Coeur d’Alene 0 0 0 0 -0

Moscow 0 0 0 0 -22

Lakeside 68, Kootenai 18

The Lakeside Knights (5-1) pulverized Kootenai 68-15 during a North Star League game.

Running back Buck Allen led his team with four touchdowns against the Warriors, running 83 yards on five carries. Sam Lozo backed him up with a 30-yard touchdown pass from Ken Pluff and scored a second on a 37-yard run. The Knights were up five touchdowns at the end of the first quarter.

Junior Doug Ott ran in two TDs for the Warriors and finished with 152 yards rushing on 11 carries.

Pluff finished five for 10, one interception, 135 yards and three touchdowns.

Lakeside 38 16 14 0 -68

Kootenai 0 12 6 0 -18

L-Allen 4 run (Loza run) L-Pluff 40 run (Pluff run) L-Lozo 37 run (Allen run) L-Lozo 30 pass from Pluff (run failed) L-Allen 50 run (McFadden pass from Pluff) K-Ott 68 run (pass failed) L-Kolar 40 pass from McPeak (Morris run) K-Ott 52 run (run failed) L-McPeak 80 Interception return (Allen run) K-Palllmiter 20 pass from Schorzman (pass failed) L-Allen 23 run (Morris pass from Pluff) L-Allen 72 pass from Pluff ( ) K-John 60 run (Ott run)

Clark Fork 25, F. Christian 14

The Wampus Cats (3-3) beat the Eagles after Brent Stevens scored two touchdowns in the first five minutes of the game.

Running back George Klontz, the North Star League leading rusher, scored the next two for Clark Fork in the second quarter after receiving a 17-yard pass from Nate Stutzke and running back an interception 18 yards.

Chad Wild scored both the touchdowns for Falls Christian on passes from quarterback Jared Bligh.

“It was an ugly game on an ugly day,” said Eagles coach Rick Alexander.

Clark Fork 13 12 0 0 -25

Falls Christian 6 0 8 0 -14

C-Stevens 16 pass from Stutzke (Stevens kick) C-Stevens 8 pass from Stutzke (kick failed) F-Wild 49 pass from Bligh (run failed) C-Klontz 17 pass from Stutzke (pass failed) C-Klontz 18 Interception return (pass failed) F-Wild 15 pass from Bligh (Mitson run)

Cheney 25, East Valley 12

Cheney quarterback Pat Stiffer quarterbacked the Blackhawks to three touchdowns during their victory over East Valley in an early Frontier League showdown.

But it was his play on defense that struck down the Knights like a lightning bolt.

Lightning, in fact, struck twice in a 14-second span culminating in Stiffler’s game-breaking 28-yard interception return with 9:06 remaining in the game.

The Blackhawks had just scored at the 9:20 mark on Matt Fox’s 10-yard run to take a 19-12 lead.

Knight quarterback Kris Allen forced a pass into coverage. Good centerfielder that he is, Stiffler somehow found the ball amid a tangle of bodies and raced untouched for the score.

“The biggest play was Pat picking the ball,” said Cheney coach Tom Oswald. “You’ve seen him play enough baseball to know he’s a pretty good athlete.”

The game between pre-season Frontier favorites was a matchup of look-alike offenses. In the second half, Cheney out-wing T’d EV.

Trailing 12-6, the Blackhawks pounded away at EV’s line with its running back tandem of Pat Laughlin and Matt Fox.

Between them they carried the football 29 times for 157 second-half yards. Laughlin’s second touchdown tied the game in the third quarter.

On this night of point-after misadventures, Nick Reynold’s kick, making it 13-12, was the only success.

Laughlin had carried the ball seven times on an eight-play drive. The only other play was a 26-yard toss from Stiffler to James Kiger.

Laughlin also had five carries and caught a pass for 11 yards on Cheney’s nifty bootleg misdirection pass to set up Fox’s TD.

It was that passing play by Stiffler to Fox and Jeremy Parker, and a couple wingback reverses that set up Laughlin’s initial touchdown in the first half.

Laughlin ended with 20 carries for 97 yards and Fox had 20 for 96 for the game and they kept EV’s defense on the field most of the second half.

“We’ve played pretty hard for four weeks,” said Oswald of his Blackhawks (2-2, 1-0). “We made some plays tonight.”

The two teams combined for three touchdowns in six minutes late in the second quarter.

EV (0-1, 2-2) scored first with 7:36 to go following a 54-yard drive. After Cheney ground back to tie things 4 minutes later, the Knights quickly regained the lead with 1:33 left until intermission..

Adrian Likely, who scored first in the game, tore off a tackle-busting 38-yard run setting up Brad Crockett’s score two plays later. The Knights were ahead once more.

In the second half, however, they managed just 61 yards of offense and scarcely had the ball.

East Valley 0 12 0 0 -12

Cheney 0 6 7 12 -25

E-Likely 1 run (kick failed) C-Laughlin 1 run (kick failed) E-Crockett 3 run (pass failed) C-Laughlin 6 run (Reynolds kick) C-Fox 10 run (kick failed) C-Stiffler 28 interception return (kick failed)

WV 20, Bonners Ferry 14

The Eagles second victory of the season began and ended with 30-yard defensive scores.

Lee Rottweiler ran 30 yards with a blocked punt following a scoreless first quarter.

Justin Demke ran back an interception 30 yards for the only touchdown of the second half.

WV and host Bonners Ferry had traded touchdowns in the second period for a 14-14 halftime tie.

Beau Winex scored both touchdowns for Bonners, on a run and pass reception.

He also had a 90-yard run among 26 carries, but didn’t score.

WV’s Rick Collins rushed for 47 yards on 14 carries, and had the Eagles lone offensive score.

West Valley 0 14 6 0 -20

Bonners Ferry 0 14 0 0 -14

W-Rotweiler 30 block punt (Roberts kick) B-Winex 5 run (kick failed) W-Collins 1 run (Roberts kick) B-Winex 26 pass from Rice (Winex run) W-Demke 30 interception return (kick failed)

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