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West Valley stands alone atop GNL

Sat., Oct. 31, 2009

Taking the road against Medical Lake, West Valley wrapped up the Great Northern League title with a 42-3 win Friday.

The Eagles (9-0, 6-0) amassed 416 yards of total offense against the Cardinals (2-7, 0-6), led by Drew Clausen’s 144 yards passing and 49 rushing.

The Eagles forced four turnovers, including a game-capping 45-yard interception returned for a TD by Brandon Funk.

The Eagles can finish the regular season unbeaten with a win next week against Cheney.

Clarkston 28, Cheney 18: Needing a win to stay in the hunt for a share of the GNL title, with West Valley up next, the Blackhawks (5-4, 4-2) could not contain the visiting Bantams (5-4, 4-2). Diondre Moore-Young scored a pair of TDs for the Blackhawks, but they could not stop the Bantams’ passing attack, which accounted for their last two TDs.

Deer Park 23, Pullman 13: Alex Wolf rushed for a score and threw for another to give the Stags (7-2, 4-2) a 14-point lead by halftime, which held against the Greyhounds (2-7, 2-4) in Pullman. Cody Peterson passed for 126 yards, rushed for 81 and a touchdown for the Greyhounds.

Colville 42, Riverside 17: Brock Dotts carried the ball nine times for 212 yards and two TDs to lead the Indians (5-4, 3-3) over the visiting Rams (4-5, 1-5). Sawyer Bardwell also threw for two TDs and 145 yards for the Indians, who have won two straight to reach .500 in GNL play.

Inland Empire 4A

Sandpoint 50, Lakeland 12: The Bulldogs (7-2, 2-0) took care of business in dominating fashion against the host Hawks (2-8, 0-2), winning the IEL 4A title in Rathdrum. Sandpoint outgained the Hawks 319-181 on the ground, with Ben Fisher hauling the ball 21 times for 271 yards and five trips across the goal line.


Timberlake 34, Bonners Ferry 6: The Tigers (8-1) had three running backs reach the 100-yard mark and Derek Tymesen scored three TDs in their IML playoff game against the Badgers (4-4) in Spirit Lake. In addition to rushing for 112 yards and a score, Tymesen also caught a pass in the end zone from Derek Puckett and returned an interception for a TD.

Orofino 27, Priest River 21: The Maniacs (6-3) advanced to the state tournament along with Timberlake after upending the Spartans (6-3) in their IML playoff game in Orofino. Michael Welch rushed for two TDs and scored on a fumble recovery from 17 yards out for the Maniacs. His final score from 3 yards out broke a 21-21 tie.

North Star

Kootenai 48, Clark Fork 0: The Warriors (9-0, 8-0) put the finishing touches on an unbeaten season with a shutout of the visiting Wampus Cats (1-7, 1-7) at Harrison. Jake Hall did the bulk of the damage for the Warriors, rushing for 182 yards and two scores while Taylor Dodson added two TDs through the air.

Wallace 62, Mullan 44: The Miners (6-3, 6-2) beat the Tigers (3-6, 2-6) in Wallace. No other details were available.

Northeast 2B

Reardan 46, Davenport 13: Chace Bell ran for 226 yards and four TDs for the Indians (5-3, 4-1), outgaining the visiting Gorillas (4-4, 2-3), who amassed just 87 yards rushing on 38 carries. The Indians head to the district playoffs as the No. 2 seed behind champion Colfax.

Lind-Ritzville 40, Liberty 12: After trading touchdowns early on, the Broncos (4-3, 3-1) pulled away from the visiting Lancers (1-7, 0-3) with four consecutive touchdowns, including Jake Eichner’s third and fourth of the game. Eichner ran for 107 yards, threw for 126 and scored four combined TDs.

Northeast 1B

Inchelium 34, Curlew 16: The Hornets (2-7, 2-6) jumped out to a 12-point lead after the first quarter and kept the host Cougars (0-9, 0-9) from gaining any ground the rest of the way. Tony Louie rushed for 144 yards and three TDs and also threw for a touchdown.

Almira/Coulee-Hartline 46, Wilbur-Creston 0: The Warriors (8-1, 7-1) churned out 372 yards rushing while holding the visiting Wildcats (6-3, 6-3) to 52 yards of total offense. Dylan Tipps led the attack with 16 carries for 133 yards and three TDs and Derek Isaak had 76 yards and two TDs on four attempts.

Pateros 52, Sprague-Harrington 6: Luke Bighouse’s 257 yards passing and four combined touchdowns led the Billygoats (4-5, 3-5) to a win against the Falcons (2-6, 1-6) in Pateros.

Southeast 1B

St. John-Endicott 42, LaCrosse-Washtucna-Kahlotus 24: Tied with the Tigercats (4-4, 1-4) after one quarter, the visiting Eagles (3-6, 1-3) scored 30 of the next 42 points to earn their first league win of the season. Missing its running attack, LWK went to the air with 350 yards and three TDs, but also gave up five interceptions to the Eagles.

Tri-Cities Prep 62, Colton 50: The Wildcats (7-1, 4-1) were knocked from the ranks of the unbeaten against the visiting Jaguars (6-2, 4-0) and lost their grip on first place in the conference. Colton led at the half 44-36, but was outscored 26-6 in the second. Sam Robertson led Colton on the ground with 127 yards rushing while Josh Straughan threw for 377 yards and five TDs.

TCP has one remaining league game again Touchet to try and stand alone as conference champions.


Colfax 30, Tekoa-Oakesdale/Rosalia 0: Alvin Li rushed for 154 yards and two TDs and added 29 yards receiving for the Bulldogs (8-0), getting the start at tailback for the first time this season against the visiting Nighthawks (3-5). Alex Teade added 136 yards of passing for the Bulldogs.

Columbia 60, Selkirk 18: The visiting Lions (8-1) scored 40 unanswered points after the first quarter to put the game out of reach against the Rangers (6-3).

Odessa 58, Valley Christian 8: The Tigers (6-0) beat the Panthers (0-7) at Valley Christian. No other details were available.


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