Colfax kept right on marching through its unbeaten season, blanking Northeast 2B foe Reardan 28-0 Friday in Reardan.
The Bulldogs (3-0, 1-0) opened the game by hammering away with quarterback Alex Teade, who converted a crucial third-and-17 with a 34-yard pass to Stetson Steiger and then hit Justin Berarducci in the end zone to start the scoring against the Indians (1-2, 0-1).
That drive set the tone for Colfax in its league opener as it moved the ball steadily against the Indians’ defense, while the defense kept the host squad out of sorts to preserve a shutout victory.
Teade threw for 217 yards and also ran in the Bulldogs’ third TD while Tyler McNanny rushed for 48 yards and the game’s final score.
Liberty 34, Republic 21: The host Lancers (1-2, 1-0) took control early with 26 consecutive points to start the game against the Tigers (0-3, 0-1). The Lancers’ Gus Simmons was on the receiving end of two TD passes from Devin Saywers, who also broke off a 65-yard TD run.
Davenport 28, Springdale 0: The host Gorillas (2-1, 1-0) held the Chargers (1-1, 0-1) to 193 total yards in the shutout win and Adam Kaiser scored the first TD of the game on the defensive side of the ball, taking an interception 80 yards for the score.
Timberlake 37, Priest River 7: On the road for a critical league opener, the Tigers (3-1, 1-0) applied a stalwart running game, totaling 287 with John Morris scoring twice on the ground and once on a 23-yard reception. Morris rushed for a game-high 153 yards in the effort for the Tigers.
The Spartans (3-1, 0-1), with 123 yards offense, were stymied by penalties and three turnovers. The Tigers applied pressure early, laying out some big hits, including a first-quarter safety and the Spartans could not recover.
Orofino 35, Kellogg 6: The Maniacs (2-2, 1-0) scored 28 first-half points against the Wildcats (0-4, 0-1) in Kellogg. Michael Welch ran for two TDs and passed for a third for the Maniacs in the first half.
Bonners Ferry 42, St. Maries 6: The Badgers (3-0, 1-0) scored 21 first-quarter points on their way to victory over the host Lumberjacks (0-4, 0-1). Taylor Tompke and Colt Telford combined to score the first three touchdowns on the ground and Tompke ran for 80 yards and passed for 26 with three total touchdowns.
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Wallace 70, Mullan 50: There was nothing wrong with the Miners’ (3-1, 3-1) offense, rolling up 70 points, but their defense could not hold down the Tigers (1-3, 1-3) in Mullan. Casey McKinnon put the Tigers on his back, rushing for 142 yards and three touchdowns while passing for 280 yards and adding five scores through the air. The Miners converted their conversions, though, which was a key difference in the game.
Kootenai 66, Clark Fork 22: The Warriors (5-0, 4-0) allowed the opening score to the host Wampus Cats (0-4, 0-4) and then flipped the switch, scoring 48 of the next 56 points to put the game out of reach by halftime. Jake Hall rushed for five first-half touchdowns, including a 62-yarder.
Cusick 63, Sprague-Harrington 14: The Falcons (1-1, 1-1) took a brief lead at home with two straight touchdowns, but it did not last as the Panthers (3-0, 2-0) scored 55 straight points. Spencer Shanholtzer threw four touchdown passes and tacked on 242 yards through the air, hitting his favorite target for the day, Tyler Edwards, 10 times for 153 yards and three trips to the end zone.
Columbia 44, Odessa 12: Eli Bear, Andrew Dick and Paul Larrew combined for 326 yards and six touchdowns on the ground for the Lions (3-1, 3-1) in a rout of the Tigers (1-3, 1-3) in Hunters. The Lions put the ball in the air only once while the ground game churned out 439 yards.
Almira/Coulee-Hartline 38, Curlew 21: The Warriors (4-0, 4-0) scored all 38 points in the first three quarters and their first-team defense held the Cougars (0-4, 0-4) to negative yards in ACH’s home win to stay unbeaten. Cody Jess ran the ball three times for 90 yards, scoring on two of those attempts.
Wilbur-Creston 60, Inchelium 42: The host Wildcats (3-1, 3-1) outlasted the Hornets (0-4, 0-4) in a shootout. The Wildcats scored the game’s first five touchdowns on four combined scoring runs by Dustin Taylor and Logan Jannot. Jannot paced the Wildcats with 188 yards on the ground and three TDs, while Taylor was not far behind with 164 yards and three scores.
Wellpinit 42, Pateros 26: The Redskins (2-1, 2-1) took a road win from the Billygoats (2-2, 1-2) in Pateros. No details were available.
Colton 60, St. John-Endicott 14: The Wildcats (3-0, 1-0) trailed by six after one quarter against the visiting Eagles (2-2, 0-1) but erased that deficit with 52 consecutive points. The Wildcats churned out 505 total yards and quarterback Josh Straughan threw for 368 yards and four TDs.
Asotin 25, Pomeroy 14: Trailing at the half, the Panthers (4-0, 1-0) scored 12 points in the third quarter against the host Pirates (1-2, 0-1), which proved to be the difference in the game as both teams played even in the final frame.
DeSales 35, Tekoa-Oakesdale/Rosalia 14: The Irish (2-2, 1-0) took their league opener against the Nighthawks (1-2, 0-1) thanks in large part to the play of quarterback Pat Richard who rushed for 58 yards and three TDs and passed for 196 yards and another score in the road victory. Richard had a hand in the first three Irish TDs and then punctuated the win with a 15-yard run in the fourth quarter.
Centennial 41, Coeur d’Alene 13: The Vikings (3-1) held tough early into the second quarter to pull within one of the Patriots, but 20 straight points by the visiting Pats put the host Vikings down three scores at the half and Ryan Dunton’s six-yard touchdown pass to Colin Comack in the second quarter was the last time the Viks would reach the end zone.
Post Falls 23, Sandpoint 20: The Trojans (3-1) scored the go-ahead TD with a minute remaining and the Bulldogs (3-2) could not convert a field goal from 38 yards out to try and send the game to overtime in Post Falls. PF’s Matt Lickfold threw two touchdown passes, including one to Marcus Colbert, who also ran for a touchdown.
Lewiston 28, Sunnyside 24: The Bengals (3-1) knocked off visiting Sunnyside with the winning touchdown on a 24-yard pass from Justin Podrabsky to John Rake in the fourth quarter. It was the second scoring connection for the Bengals’ duo, who also hooked up for a 15-yard catch and score in the second quarter.
Moscow 47, Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls) 0: The Bears (4-1) shut out the Eagles (0-4) in Moscow. No details were available.
Lakeland 28, Freeman 12: The visiting Hawks (2-3) scored four straight TDs and outgained the Scotties (0-3) 363 to 276 with Eric Cooper tallying almost half of the Hawks’ offense with 168 yards in the air.
Chewelah 34, Lind-Ritzville 14: The visiting Cougars (1-3) broke into the win column with a strong first half against the Broncos (1-2). The Cougars’ Calvin Connall rushed for 85 yards and three TDs and Logan Sulgrove provided a 93-yard kick return for a score to put the game out of reach in the third quarter.
LaCrosse-Washtucna-Kahlotus 64, Valley Christian 14: The host Tigercats (4-0) scored 58 first-half points against the Panthers (0-3). Jake Aune passed for 205 yards and five TDs.
Selkirk 42, Mansfield 8: Dallas Newman rushed for 87 yards and three TDs, while passing for 96 yards and another score for the Rangers (3-1) in their win over Mansfield in Ione.
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