Journy Young rushed for 166 yards on 26 carries with two touchdowns and added a 44-yard TD catch from Ben Knight to guide the Colville Indians to a 26-20 upset over the Pullman Greyhounds in a Great Northern League regular-season finale Thursday night in Colville.
The loss dropped the Greyhounds (6-3, 4-2) into a four-way tie for first place with the East Valley Knights (7-2, 4-2), West Valley Eagles (6-3, 4-2) and the Cheney Blackhawks (6-4, 4-2). But the Greyhounds and Blackhawks advance to state by virtue of their 2-1 records in games among the four teams. Pullman earns the league’s top seed because it beat Cheney in the regular season.
Justin Cillay’s 2-yard run and two-point conversion run pulled Pullman within six points, but the Indians recovered the Greyhounds’ onside kick attempt and ran out the clock.
Young had touchdown runs of 30 yards in the second quarter and 19 yards in the fourth for Colville.
East Valley 35, Deer Park 24: Taylor Watkins passed for 145 yards and three touchdowns and Issac Jordan carried 20 times for 119 yards to power the Knights to a victory over the visiting Stags (6-4, 3-3).
JT Phelan caught four passes for 109 yards and two touchdowns and also threw a 59-yard scoring pass to Gage Burland in the first quarter.
Cheney 28, Clarkston 19: Andrew Graham threw scoring passes of 73 and 41 yards to Eric Igbinoba and also found the end zone on a 2-yard run as the Blackhawks jumped out to a 21-0 lead and held off a rally by the Bantams (3-7, 1-5) to earn a victory in Clarkston.
Austin Kautzman added a 15-yard touchdown run to help Cheney take a 14-0 lead in the first quarter.
Central Valley 42, Hanford 0: Adam Chamberlain connected on 14 of 15 passes for 225 yards and three TDs and also scored on a 10-yard run as the Bears (8-2) romped to a victory over the visiting Falcons (7-4) in a season finale.
Devin Van Allen, Scott Hilpert and Austin Rehkow all had TD catches for CV. Grayson Sykes added a 1-yard TD run and Brandon McClung scored on a 4-yard burst for the Bears.
Ferris 14, Southridge 6: Cole Karstetter scored on a 5-yard run in the first quarter, Christian Olson hooked up with Jalen Hicks for a 37-yard TD in the third period and the Saxons (7-3) defeated the Suns (5-6) in Kennewick in a season finale.
Rogers 28, North Central 21: Luke Rogers carried the ball 30 times for 254 yards and four touchdowns as the Pirates (1-9) scored their first victory of the season in their finale, defeating the Indians (1-9) at Albi Stadium.
Rogers also had three sacks on defense. His fumble at the Rogers 46 with 1:12 left gave North Central a chance to tie the game, but the Indians went four-and-out.
In league finales, LaCrosse-Washtucna/Kahlotus (7-3, 5-2) defeated host Garfield-Palouse (4-5, 4-3) 58-28 and Colton (5-5, 3-4) cruised to a 50-32 win over visiting Pomeroy (2-8, 1-6).
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