September 17, 2011 in Sports

University defeats Gonzaga Prep


University handed the Gonzaga Prep Bullpups their first loss as the Titans earned their first victory in impressive fashion.

After visiting Gonzaga Prep scored late in the second quarter to take a 14-13 lead into halftime, University scored three second-half touchdowns for a 35-14 win in Greater Spokane League action Friday.

Just as important as the offense, the Titans’ defense clamped down in the second half, shutting out the Bullpups.

U-Hi quarterback Conner Johnson completed 17 of 26 passes for 214 yards and three TDs, all coming in the second half. Adrian Bonner led the Titans (1-2) on the ground with 93 yards on 18 carries.

Griffin Hare led the Bullpups (2-1) with 75 yards on 18 carries.

Ferris 49, North Central 9: The Saxons scored on three Indians interceptions in the first half in the opener at Albi Stadium, posting their 17th straight victory dating back to the 2009 State 4A championship game.

Ben Goodwin’s interception set up a 3-yard touchdown run by Kurtis Karstetter for the Saxons’ first score.

Zach Minnerly got the next interception, setting up the Saxons’ at NC’s 2-yard line. One play later, Drew Sharkey scored to put Ferris ahead 21-0 with 3:35 to go in the first quarter.

NC (1-2) scored when kicker Brad Pelton drilled a 36-yard field goal with 7:48 remaining before halftime.

Karstetter got the third interception and returned it 46 yards for a TD to put the Saxons (3-0) ahead 28-3 with 6:05 left in the second quarter.

That’s where the score would stand at intermission. The Indians committed four turnovers in the first half.

Corey Miller, wearing No. 75, bulldozed as he should 27 yards for a TD to extend the Saxons’ lead to 42-3 with 5:22 remaining in the fourth quarter.

On the ensuing kickoff, Kole Heidinger fumbled the ball twice, then ran east and west quite a bit before returning the kick 87 yards for a TD.

Heidinger led Ferris with 126 yards on 18 carries.

Junior quarterback Jake Hoffman led NC with 80 yards rushing on 19 attempts. He also completed 7 of 17 passes for 63 yards but had four interceptions.

Central Valley 49, Rogers 6: Grayson Sykes returned an interception for a touchdown and rushed for another as the Bears (3-0) handled the visiting Pirates (0-3).

Running back Alex Jacot led CV with 113 yards on 13 carries. Quarterback Gaven Deyarmin completed 9 of 13 passes for 143 yards and a TD.

Luke Rogers led the Pirates with 230 yards on 28 carries and scored their lone TD.

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