The Northeast 1B 8-man football league hit the ground running on opening day of high school football in Washington.
No team was more eager to get things going than Sprague-Harrington.
The Falcons erased the memory of last year’s 0-10 season with a 34-30 victory over visiting Cusick on Friday afternoon.
Nick Sperline carried the offense and the Falcons shut out the visiting Cougars in the second half. Sperline rushed for 210 yards and three touchdowns and scored twice on passes from Allen Eggelson, 45 yards in the third quarter and 55 in the fourth, to erase a 30-18 deficit.
Curlew was stopped on the 12-yard line in the closing minutes.
Wilbur-Creston 54, Wellpinit 34: Logan Jannot scored five touchdowns, including a 72-yard kickoff return, as the Wildcats turned back the visiting Redskins with a dominating second half. Kennedy Seyler scored three times for visiting Wellpinit, including an 86-yard kickoff return after Jannot’s return. Jannot ran for 154 yards, Hayden Herdrck had 168 yards and three scores and Dustin Taylor had 163 yards for W-C, which had 534 yards on the ground.
Columbia (Hunters) 54, Pateros 18: Paul Larrew had 145 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries and Gabe Jones had three touchdowns on four carries to go with 15 tackles to spark the host Lions past the Billygoats.
Cusick 40, Odessa 6: Josiah Rhoades scored three touchdowns, including a 55-yard kick return, and Spencer Shanholzter threw two touchdown passes to Jacob Prine as the Panthers rolled past the Tigers in Odessa.
Sandpoint 20, Colville 7: Cody Heck ran for 171 yards and a touchdown and Daniel Charvoz threw for a touchdown and ran for another as the Bulldogs (2-0) picked up the road win over the Indians.
Moscow 24, Timberlake 7: The visiting Bears (2-0) got three touchdowns from Jason Washington, including a 95-yarder, to beat the Tigers (1-1) at Spirit Lake. Washington carried just six times but had 195 yards.
Lakeland 34, Cheney 33: The visiting Hawks (1-1) beat the Blackhawks. No other details were available.
Post Falls 49, Borah 20: Marcus Colbert ran for three touchdowns and the Trojans chewed up 369 yards on the ground to pick up the easy home win.
Lewiston 26, Clarkston 7: Justin Poddrabsky completed 16 of 28 passes for 227 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Bengals past the Bantams in Clarkston. Ryan Arnone had 226 yards passing and a touchdown for Clarkston.
Deer Park 20, Chewelah 6: At Deer Park, Kevin Heines carried 18 times for 142 yards and two touchdowns and caught seven passes for 103 yards to lead the Stags past the Cougars. Chewelah was limited to 29 yards rushing.
West Valley 22, Ephrata 0: Drew Clausen completed 15 of 21 passes for 143 yards and a touchdown and the Eagles salted the game away by grinding out 144 yards on the ground in the second half against the host Tigers.
Riverside 46, Kettle Falls 0: The Rams piled up 269 yards and limited the visiting Bulldogs to 77. Chase Florez led the winners with 81 yards and a TD on 16 carries.
Priest River 27, Medical Lake 12: The Spartans picked up 192 yards on the ground to turn back the Cardinals, who had 169 rushing yards.
Ellensburg 33, Pullman 14: At Pullman, the Bulldogs threw for 307 yards and finished with 399 yards of total offense to roll past the Greyhounds. Ethan Stockel threw four TD passes, three to Kramer Ferrell.
Quincy 13, Lakeside 6: The Eagles defense finally broke in the fourth quarter as the visiting Jackrabbits scored twice to pull out the victory at Nine Mile Falls.
Asotin 28, Orofino 21: The visiting Pirates jumped to a 28-0 lead as Ben Servatius passed for three touchdowns and ran for another before holding off the Maniacs.
LaCrosse-Washtucna 55, Salmon River 22: The defending 8-man champions won their 14th straight as Garrett Blauert led a punishing ground attack against the visitors from Idaho. Blauert ran for 251 yards and three touchdowns on 19 carries and Garrett Whitney added 203 yards and three scores on just 12 carries.
Selkirk 40, Valley Christian 0: Two teams playing an independent schedule squared off with the visiting Rangers having no trouble with the Panthers.
Bonners Ferry 13, Lethbridge 13: Taylor Thompke scored two touchdowns as the Badgers earned a tie with the visitors from Alberta. The coaches agreed to the tie because of fatigue. BF only has 24 players, including six linemen, and one missed the game with the flu.
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