Sometimes time of possession can be telling.
In Lewis and Clark’s case on Friday, it was deceiving.
Efficient Mt. Spokane made the most of its opportunities as the Wildcats, who suffered their first loss a week ago, showed no hint of continuing the trend with a 34-14 win over the Tigers in the first game of a Greater Spokane League football doubleheader at Albi Stadium.
LC (3-4) had doubled up Mt. Spokane (6-1) in time of possession until the Wildcats used 6 minutes, 35 seconds on their last scoring drive to make the time difference somewhat respectable.
Junior Tyler Green got Mt. Spokane out fast, returning the opening kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown.
The Wildcats’ Trevor Kissinger picked off two passes, the second setting up a second TD.
Running back Chase Naccarato scored two touchdowns for the Wildcats and quarterback Carson Blumenthal completed 15 of 19 passes for 149 yards and one TD.
LC running back Ammar Johnson scored one TD and rushed 23 times for 81 yards.
The Tigers finished with 26 minutes, 9 seconds in time of possession to the Wildcats’ 21:51.
Central Valley 45, Shadle Park 7: The Bears kept their playoff hopes alive, bouncing back after getting throttled by Gonzaga Prep last week.
Running back Brandon Garcia had three rushing TDs and returned an interception 97 yards for a score as CV (4-3) handled the visiting Highlanders (0-7).
CV churned out 367 yards rushing on 47 carries. Garcia finished with 98 on 16 attempts and sophomore Brandon McClung led with 151 yards on 13 carries. He scored one TD on a 52-yard run.
Highlanders quarterback Levi McBournie completed 9 of 19 passes for 170 yards and one TD.
Gonzaga Prep 48, North Central 7: Bishop Sankey moved within 155 yards of becoming the league’s all-time leading rusher with two games remaining.
Sankey rushed for 274 yards on 31 carries with three TDs and added a 57-yard punt return for a TD. He raised his career rushing total to 3,782 yards. All-time leader Tyree Clowe of CV finished at 3,937.
Host G-Prep (6-1) opened a 27-0 lead by halftime and led 41-0 through three quarters. The Bullpups received 104 yards rushing from Griffin Hare.
QB Zac Hill led NC (2-5) by completing 19 of 30 passes for 215 yards.
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