Clausen sparks Eagles
The feet and hands of West Valley two-way standout Drew Clausen were too much for Riverside to counter in a Great Northern League football opener Friday.
Clausen rushed for two touchdowns, passed for a TD and returned an interception for another as the Eagles (3-0) handled the visiting Rams (2-1) 35-3.
Clausen had 109 yards on eight carries including TD scampers of 60 and 47. In between, he returned an interception 40 yards and completed 11 of 13 passes for 209 yards.
The Eagles finished with 474 yards to Riverside’s 153.
Wilbur-Creston 33, Sprague-Harrington 12: Hayden Herdrick scored two TDs to lead the visiting Wildcats (2-1, 2-1) over the Falcons (1-1, 1-1). The Wildcats’ Logan Jannot accounted for three more TDs and a combined 176 yards rushing and passing.
Wellpinit 62, Curlew 14: The Redskins (1-1, 1-1) used six first-quarter TDs to scoot past the Cougars (0-3, 0-3) at Wellpinit. Drake Wynne rushed 40 yards for a TD, completed a 15-yard pass for another and returned an interception 15 yards for a third TD to lead Wellpinit in a game that ended early in the fourth quarter because of the 45-point rule. Teammate Kennedy Seyler had two TDs and five sacks.
Almira/Coulee-Hartline 56, Odessa 8: The Warriors (3-0, 3-0) sandwiched the Tigers’ lone TD with four on each side at Odessa (1-2, 1-2). Dylan Tipps led the Warriors with three TDs on runs of 26, 41 and 57 yards.
Bonners Ferry 32, Newport 0: Taylor Tompke scored three TDs as the Badgers (2-0-1) blanked the visiting Grizzlies (0-2). Tompke scored on runs of 15, 1 and 2 yards and threw a 29-yard TD pass to Colton Watt.
Priest River 14, Freeman 0: The Spartans (4-0) remained unbeaten by shutting out the Scotties (0-2) at Freeman. Zach Miller scored on a 6-yard run and Cody Rabidue scored from 15 yards out. Priest River plays host to Timberlake in a big Intermountain League opener on Friday.
Deer Park 44, Kettle Falls 0: The Stags (3-0) held a monstrous rushing advantage to mow over the visiting Bulldogs (0-3). DP piled up 277 yards and held Kettle Falls to 10. Tevin Heins scored five TDs. He rushed for two TDs and 135 yards on seven carries and he caught six passes – half for TDs – for 75 yards.
Medical Lake 32, Lakeside (WA) 20: Ben Powers rushed for three TDs to lead the Cardinals (2-1) past the Eagles (0-3) at Nine Mile. C.J. Tanner led Lakeside with two TDs, finishing with 170 yards on 36 carries. He returned a kickoff 85 yards for a TD.
Colville 42, Chewelah 29: Brock Dotts scored three TDs, rushing for 174 yards on 18 carries, as the Indians charged past the Cougars (0-3) at Chewelah. The Indians’ Andrew Walsh also scored a TD while rushing for 142 yards on 17 attempts. Colville scored 16 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to pull away.
Colfax 33, DeSales 14: The Bulldogs (2-0) scored the first four TDs, cruising to the win at home. Justin Berarducci and Alex Teade connected for a pair of TDs. Pat Richard scored twice for DeSales.
St. John-Endicott 28, Garfield-Palouse 16: Four different players scored for the Eagles (2-1) in the win over the visiting Vikings (0-2), who just moved from 11-man to 8-man football this week. Trevor Johnson had 101 yards rushing and 10 tackles to lead the Eagles.
Waitsburg-Prescott 32, Davenport 7: Zach Bartlow gained 215 yards rushing and scored twice to lead visiting Waitsburg-Prescott (3-0) over the Gorillas (1-1).
Asotin 20, Lind-Ritzville 6: The Panthers (3-0), behind rushing TDs by Levi Forsberg and Riley Spooner, pulled away with two fourth-quarter TDs over the visiting Broncos (1-1). Jake Eichner completed 14 of 28 passes for 223 yards and ran for a TD to lead Lind-Ritzville.
Colton 89, Joseph (Ore.) 54: In a wild game, the visiting Wildcats (2-0) scored 50 first-half points to defeat the Eagles. Sam Robertson led the way with eight TDs. He rushed for 370 yards on seven carries and finished with 489 all-purpose yards. Quarterback Josh Straughen completed 10 of 14 for 198 yards and three TDs.
Cusick 59, Selkirk 16: Spencer Shanholtzer completed 17 of 25 passes for 378 yards and four TDs to lead as the Panthers (3-0) handled the Rangers (2-1) at Cusick. Tyler Edwards and Shem Norton also had big games. Edwards rushed for 175 yards on six attempts and Norton had 134 on five carries as they combined for five TDs.
Reardan 15, Tekoa-Oakesdale 7 (OT): Niko Knezovich’s 5-yard TD run lifted the Indians (1-1) past the host Nighthawks (1-1) in overtime. Teammate Chace Bell also rushed for a TD and finished with 90 yards.
LaCrosse-Washtucna 46, Echo (Ore.) 8: A pair of Garretts were too much for Echo as the Tigercats (3-0) breezed to victory at Echo. Garrett Blauert rushed for 152 yards and three TDs and Garrett Harder completed all six of his passes for 121 yards and a TD.
Touchet 42, Condon (Ore.) 0: The Indians (1-1) had no difficulties.
Pateros 52, Valley Christian 6: The Billygoats (2-1) cruised past the Panthers (0-2) at University Center.
Columbia 34, Inchelium 22: The visiting Lions (2-1, 2-1) stung the Hornets (0-3) at Inchelium.
Lake City JV 32, St. Maries 18: Sophomore quarterback Bobby Traverse threw for three TDs as the visiting Timberwolves rallied from a 12-0 deficit. Wes Green rushed for 97 yards and two TDs to lead the Lumberjacks (0-3).
Kamiah 42, Kellogg 28: The Kubs topped the visiting Wildcats (0-3). No details were available.
Weiser 39, Orofino 13: The Wolverines ran away from the visiting Maniacs.
North Star League
Kootenai 58, Mullan 12: Jake Hall rushed for three TDs and caught a TD pass as the host Warriors (4-0, 3-0) stopped the Tigers (1-2, 1-2) in three quarters at Harrison. Hall rushed for 166 yards on seven carries. Taylor Dodson completed five passes, four of them for TDs. Casey McKinnon accounted for Mullan’s TDs.
Wallace 22, Lakeside (ID) 18: At Plummer, Nathan Cook’s 22 yard TD run in the fourth quarter lifted the visiting Miners (2-1, 2-1) to victory in a key game toward deciding the league’s lone 1A Division I state playoff berth. Tyler McCully scored two TDs for the Knights (2-2, 2-2). The teams play again next month at Wallace.