Timberlake head football coach Roy Albertson underwent open heart surgery Wednesday after collapsing at practice Tuesday. Assistant coaches used resuscitation measures including shocking Albertson’s chest, assistant Brian Kluss said. He was taken by helicopter to Kootenai Health.
Hard to score when a team doesn’t have the ball. Or when it gives the ball to the other team. That summarizes the type of game it was for Lewis and Clark as University rolled to a 49-10 win in a 4A Greater Spokane League game at Joe Albi Stadium.
Defending 4A state high and low hurdles champion Joseph Heitman is a difficult matchup, and he showed why on Friday. Heitman tied a Greater Spokane League single-game record with five touchdown receptions, sparking the Mead Panthers to their first win – a 49-28 decision over the University Titans in a 4A opener at Albi Stadium.
It was a good news, good news and bad news development Saturday night for the Coeur d’Alene and Mead football teams. First, it was good news that they caught a break in the weather and played. Second, it was good news that uber talented senior quarterback Colson Yankoff made his season debut for Coeur d’Alene. Third, it was bad news that uber talented senior quarterback Colson Yankoff made his debut against Mead.
Post Falls coach Blaine Bennett firmly believed his team’s freshness was the difference late, as the visiting Trojans rallied for a 37-27 win over the University Titans in a nonleague game on Saturday.
All I can say after the opening week is misery appreciates company. Sam Adams and yours truly picked the same teams to win and we both stubbed our toes – maybe broke our toes is a better description – going 3-3.
As soon as the Gonzaga Prep football team scored in the third overtime last Saturday in Seattle, pulling within a point of Eastside Catholic, coach Dave McKenna immediately called for a two-point conversion attempt. McKenna didn’t flinch.
Brady Thompson engineered a 98-yard scoring drive, capped when he hit Josh Wilson on a 14-yard pass to give the visiting Coeur d’Alene Vikings a two-score advantage with 6:23 remaining. The touchdown would prove vital as Central Valley cut the lead to 29-27 before the Vikings held on Friday.