October 20, 2012 in Sports

Cheney defeat West Valley in GNL football


Cheney’s offense had everything working when it mattered most, and it led to a win against the top team in the Great Northern League.

The Blackhawks scored 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter on two long drives and beat West Valley 38-31 Friday night in Cheney.

Andrew Graham threw a 23-yard pass to Eric Igbinoba to tie the game at 31 midway through the fourth quarter. The score capped a 10-play, 70-yard drive. After an Eagles punt, the Blackhawks drove 42 yards in five plays and took the lead on Austin Kautzman’s 3-yard run.

A West Valley turnover in the final minute sealed the deal for Cheney (4-4, 2-2).

Kautzman finished with 150 yards on 30 carries and scored three rushing touchdowns. Graham threw for a score and ran for another.

The Eagles (6-2, 4-1) were led by quarterback Tyler Stavnes, who completed 17 of 23 passes for 270 yards and four touchdowns. Marcus Jackson caught three of those touchdown passes.

Deer Park 31, Colville 20: After a slow start, the Stags (5-3, 2-2) got rolling and beat the host Indians (2-6, 0-4). Dalton Hanson ran 18 times for 168 yards and scored twice to lead Deer Park. Colton Vining threw for a score and ran for another for Colville, which led 14-3 in the first quarter.

East Valley 44, Pullman 34: J.T. Phelan threw for five touchdowns as the Knights (6-2, 3-2) edged the host Greyhounds (5-2, 3-1). Justin Cillay threw four touchdown passes – including two to Jake Staniszewski – but Pullman couldn’t keep pace with East Valley. The teams combined for nine passing touchdowns and more than 800 yards of total offense.

Inland Empire

Post Falls 17, Lewiston 10: Seth McLeod ran for two TDs in the second quarter to lift the host Trojans past the Bengals.


Timberlake 35, Priest River 14: Daniel Buck ran for 145 yards on 16 carries and scored two rushing touchdowns to lead the Tigers (4-4, 3-0) past the host Spartans (5-2, 2-1).

Northeast A

Chewelah 40, Newport 14: Derek Smith ran for 125 yards and two scores as the Cougars (7-1, 5-0) jumped ahead early and cruised past the host Grizzlies (2-5, 1-4). Cordell Bean also had two rushing touchdowns for the Cougars, who remain atop the league standings.

Freeman 33, Kettle Falls 6: Christian Dresback ran for 147 yards and three touchdowns as the Scotties (6-2, 4-1) routed the visiting Bulldogs (0-7, 0-5). Kian Gentman added touchdown receptions of 42 and 60 yards for Freeman.

Lakeside 54, Riverside 6: Tyler Howard ran for two first-quarter touchdowns and the Eagles (4-4, 3-3) routed the host Rams (1-7, 1-4).

Northeast 2B

Davenport 12, Springdale 6: Nolan Lilje threw a 60-yard pass to Tommy Wilkie and Shane Hopkins later added a short touchdown run as the Gorillas (4-3, 2-2) hung on to beat the host Chargers (2-4, 1-3).

Reardan 43, Liberty 28: Nathan Sorci ran for two touchdowns and returned an interception 40 yards for another score as the Indians (5-2, 3-1) toppled the host Lancers (2-6, 0-4). Liberty scored all four of its touchdowns in the fourth.

Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 33, Colfax 14: Connor O’Neill ran for 130 yards and scored four total touchdowns as the Broncos (7-0, 4-0) stayed undefeated with a win over the host Bulldogs (4-2, 2-2). O’Neill scored two touchdowns rushing, one receiving and returned an interception for another.

Northeast 1B North

Cusick 52, Columbia-Inchelium 16: Derrick Bluff ran for 205 yards and two scores on 13 carries and also hauled in two touchdown passes to lead the Panthers (8-0, 5-0) past the visiting Lions (5-3, 3-2). Ryan Sample threw for two fourth-quarter touchdowns and returned an interception 75 yards for a touchdown.

Northport 32, Curlew 8: Stefan Morawietz ran for a touchdown and threw for another to guide the Mustangs (3-5, 1-4) past the host Cougars (0-8, 0-6). Ben Short and Nic Spieglhauer added touchdown runs for Northport.

Republic 42, Selkirk 28: Alex Rivera ran for three touchdowns as the Tigers (5-2, 3-2) topped the visiting Rangers (4-4, 2-3). John Koffel picked off two passes for Republic, and returned one 40 yards for a touchdown.

Almira/Coulee-Hartline 66, Wellpinit 62: Drew Isaak completed 15 of 28 passes for 387 yards and six touchdowns as the Warriors edged the visiting Redskins. A.J. Kieffer ran for 329 yards and scored six total touchdowns for the Redskins.

Southeast 1B

LaCrosse-Washtucna/Kahlotus 60, St. John-Endicott 18: Alec Fleming ran for 107 yards and scored two touchdowns to lead the Tigercats (6-2, 4-1) past the visiting Eagles (0-7, 0-5). Sam Harder added three scores – two rushing and the other on a kickoff return – for the Tigercats.

Colton 40, Sunnyside Christian 36: Jake Straughan threw his sixth touchdown pass late in the fourth quarter and the Wildcats (3-5, 1-4) held on to beat the host Knights (2-5, 2-3).

Central Idaho

St. Maries 41, Orofino 22: Luke Feasline ran for 114 yards and a touchdown and threw for 192 yards and a score as the Lumberjacks (4-4, 1-1) routed the visiting Maniacs (2-4, 0-2).


Clarkston 42, Sandpoint 35: Austin Hanson’s 40-yard run in the fourth gave the Bantams a win over the visiting Bulldogs. Hanson finished with two passing touchdowns and two rushing scores.

Wallace 66, Kootenai 16: Jacob Berman threw for five touchdowns and ran for two more as the Miners (5-3) defeated the Warriors (5-3) in Harrison. Brock Arthun hauled in three of Berman’s touchdown throws and Jon Dellinger caught the other two.

Clark Fork 56, Timberline 6: Brandon Bowen scored four touchdowns to lead the Wampus Cats (5-3) past visiting Timberline at Plummer. Bowen caught a touchdown, ran for a score, and had kickoff and punt returns go for touchdowns. Zack Klein threw five passes, with four going for scores.

Tekoa-Oakesdale/Rosalia 54, Mabton 6: Craig Nelson ran for the first two touchdowns of the game and the Nighthawks (7-1) routed the visiting Vikings.

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