October 15, 2011 in Sports

Colfax holds off Broncos

Cheney escapes with win

 Ben Bissell scored his third rushing touchdown of the game in overtime to give Cheney a 34-28 win over East Valley in a Great Northern League contest.

 The Blackhawks gained control in the third quarter and it looked like they would cruise to the win. The Knights, however, had other ideas.

 East Valley scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns to take a 28-25 lead with 34 seconds left to play.

 Cheney moved the ball quickly to set up a 27-yard field-goal attempt for Theo Petropoulos.

After an East Valley timeout, Petropoulos’ kick was good to send the game into overtime.

The battle for first place in the Northeast 2B League went in favor of the Colfax Bulldogs – barely.

Colfax built a comfortable lead and then held off an inspired Lind-Ritzville/Sprague rally to beat the Broncos 14-13 at Colfax.

With the win, the Bulldogs remained undefeated at 6-0 overall and 4-0 in league games. The Broncos suffered their first loss, falling to 5-1 and 3-1.

The Bulldogs gained control early and, midway through the third quarter, it looked like they might make easy work of the Broncos.

Ahead 14-0, Colfax was 2 yards away from a three-touchdown lead, until a 15-yard penalty killed its momentum. The Bulldogs didn’t score and three plays later, the Broncos’ Connor O’Neill caught a 3-yard touchdown pass from Dylan Hart to cut Colfax’s lead to 14-7.

With less than 4 minutes left in the fourth quarter, O’Neill went untouched on a 59-yard touchdown run, but the extra point was missed and the Broncos found themselves trailing by a point.

Colfax couldn’t run out the clock on its next possession, giving Lind-Ritzville/Sprague an opportunity, but the Broncos couldn’t capitalize.

Inland Empire 5A

Coeur d’Alene 69, Lewiston 7: Chad Chalich set a single-game school record with six touchdown passes as the Vikings (7-0, 1-0) dismissed the visiting Bengals (4-4, 0-2). The returning 5A Player of the Year completed 13 of 17 passes for 254 yards.

Inland Empire 4A

Lakeland 61, Sandpoint 27: Corey Hansell ran for 153 yards and two touchdowns to guide the Hawks (5-3, 1-0) to a rout over the visiting Bulldogs (1-6, 0-1). Eric Cooper added two touchdown passes and a rushing score for Lakeland.

Great Northern

Deer Park 34, West Valley 21: Zach Mohr caught a touchdown pass, returned an interception for another score and kicked two field goals for the visiting Stags (6-1, 3-1), who moved past the Eagles (5-2, 1-1) in the league standings. Jason Jorgenson scored two rushing touchdowns and threw for a touchdown for Deer Park.

Clarkston 24, Pullman 0: Colby Ruark ran for two scores and threw for another to lead the Bantams (2-5, 2-2) past the visiting Greyhounds (1-6, 0-2). Sean West added a field goal for Clarkston.

Northeast A

Colville 28, Freeman 27: Colton Davis had 234 yards rushing and three touchdowns as the Indians (3-4, 3-1) stunned the visiting Scotties (6-1, 3-1). Quinn Robinson scored from 1 yard out late in the fourth quarter, but the two-point conversion was unsuccessful, preserving the win for the Indians. Robinson finished with 174 yards and three scores.

Chewelah 13, Lakeside 6: Derrick Smith threw for a touchdown and ran for another to guide the Cougars (3-3, 1-2) to a victory over the Eagles (1-6, 0-3) at Nine Mile Falls. Ryan Finley caught Smith’s 5-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. Lakeside responded before halftime as Colton Collins caught an 11-yard pass from quarterback John Grittner. Smith ran for a score late.


Kellogg 7, Priest River 6: Ryan Beggerly threw an 11-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter and the Wildcats (3-4, 3-0) escaped with a win over the visiting Spartans (0-7, 0-2). Tyler Barber scored on a 21-yard run in the first quarter but Kellogg held Priest River scoreless the rest of the game.

Northeast 2B

Kettle Falls 34, Springdale 6: The Bulldogs (4-3, 2-2) scored the first 34 points of the game and ran away with a win over the host Chargers (1-5, 1-4).

Reardan 35, Davenport 0: Charlie Eldred ran for two touchdowns and the Indians blanked the host Gorillas.

Northeast 1B

Selkirk 52, Curlew 12: Dominic Cain threw five touchdown passes as the Rangers (2-5, 1-3) tamed the Cougars (1-5, 0-4). Mike Haskins caught one of Cain’s touchdown passes and scored two rushing touchdowns in the second half.

Wellpinit 58, Northport 18: A.J. Kieffer ran for 273 yards and scored two rushing touchdowns to guide the Redskins (6-1, 3-0) to a rout of the host Mustangs (4-3,3-1). Kieffer also threw a touchdown pass for Wellpinit.

Southeast 1B

Touchet 48, LaCrosse-Washtucna 36: Vicente Flores caught seven passes for 168 yards and scored three touchdowns as the Indians (7-0, 5-0) took control after halftime and beat the visiting Tigercats (3-5, 0-5). Touchet outscored LaCrosse-Washtucna 26-16 after leading by two points at the half. Eric Hines caught three touchdown passes from quarterback Elias Martinez to lead the Tigercats.

Pomeroy 63, Garfield-Palouse 22: Ryan Smith ran for three touchdowns to lead the Pirates (5-1, 3-1) past the host Vikings (3-3, 2-1). Riley Hodges scored all three of Garfield-Palouse’s touchdowns.


Lake City 21, Wenatchee 20: Chris Williams ran for 100 yards and two touchdowns as the Timberwolves (4-3) slid past the host Panthers. Lake City scored a touchdown in each of the first three quarters.

Timberlake 36, Moscow 27: Devin Smith scored two second-half touchdowns as the Tigers (5-2) beat the visiting Bears (3-4).

Riverside 41, St. Maries 0: Kit Major scored three rushing touchdowns to lead the Rams (4-3) to a rout over the host Lumberjacks (1-6). Riverside led 13-0 at the half and then outscored St. Maries 28-0 in the third quarter to put the game away.

Liberty 31, Bridgeport 8: The Lancers (1-6) shined in all aspects of the game and routed the visiting Mustangs. Matt Marcure caught two of Match Burnham’s three touchdown passes for Liberty, which held Bridgeport scoreless until a touchdown late in the game. The win was Liberty’s first of the season and comes a week after the Lancers scored their first points of the season.

Odessa-Harrington 66, Columbia-Inchelium 28: Jared King ran for four touchdowns and threw for two more as the Titans (5-2) thumped the host Timberwolves (2-5). Dustin Wyborney and Dustin Elliott added two touchdowns apiece for Columbia-Inchelium, which trailed 30-0 at halftime.

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