Neither team had played in two weeks.
It appeared the Central Valley Bears, though, took advantage the most of the down time.
The Bears scored multiple ways, handling the Ferris Saxons 48-7 in a 4A Greater Spokane League football game Friday at Albi Stadium.
CV (1-1) used two touchdowns in the third quarter to bring on the running clock.
CV quarterback Grant Hannan finished off a seven-play drive to start the third quarter, scoring on a 1-yard run to extend the Bears’ lead to 34-0.
The Bears cashed in on their second possession in the third quarter. The scoring drive was capped off when running back Hunter Chodorowski scored on a 21-yard fly play.
Ferris (0-2) scored when quarterback Tim Kirby hit Brock Bozett on a 74-yard connection late in the third.
CV finished the scoring when backup running back Jaren Thomas dashed 30 yards.
It was the strangest first half. Maybe it was because both teams lost games last week due to poor air quality.
CV scored twice off special teams, opening a 27-0 lead by halftime. So the Bears’ 111 total offensive yards was a bit deceiving.
The Bears scored first when Connor Caffrey recovered a botched snap on a Ferris punt attempt.
CV increased its lead to 13-0 when Hannan tossed a 4-yard pass to Josh Wilson.
Then the Bears had a strange possession.
CV used back-to-back 15-yard passes from Hannan to Austin Tomlinson to advance to the Saxons’ 27. That’s when the Bears began to go backward.
The Bears were called for holding and then the ball was snapped for a 17-yard loss, put CV at the Ferris 42 facing second and 42 yards.
Ryan Harper picked up 22 yards on a draw. Then facing fourth and 17 at Ferris’ 34, Hannan picked up 21 on a draw for a first down at the 13.
Two plays later, Hannan scored on a 13-yard draw to give the Bears a 20-0 lead with 8 minutes left before halftime.
After both teams exchanged turnovers, Tomlinson returned a punt 34 yards for a touchdown to give CV a 27-0 lead at halftime.
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