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Prep football: Jack Prka helps Coeur d’Alene pull away from Mead late

UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 13, 2019

Coeur d’Alene's Jake Brown, left, looks back at Mead’s Kaden Gardner en route to a touchdown during the Vikings’ victory over the Panthers on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. (Cheryl Nichols / For The Spokesman-Review)
Coeur d’Alene's Jake Brown, left, looks back at Mead’s Kaden Gardner en route to a touchdown during the Vikings’ victory over the Panthers on Friday, Sept. 13, 2019, in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. (Cheryl Nichols / For The Spokesman-Review)
From staff reports

Jack Prka went 24 of 33 for 427 yards with three touchdown passes and Coeur d’Alene outlasted visiting Mead 42-28 in a nonleague game on Friday.

Prka’s 23-yard TD pass to Tyson Pottenger gave the Vikings (2-1) a 35-28 lead midway through the fourth quarter. On Mead’s next possession, Colbey Nosworthy took an interception return 41 yards to seal it.

Jake Brown had 10 catches for 266 yards and two TDs for Coeur d’Alene, which bounced back from its 45-13 loss to Gonzaga Prep last week.

Mead’s Ryan Blair went 16 of 25 for 171 yards and a touchdown. Caleb Shawen rushed 26 times for 159 and two touchdowns for the Panthers (1-1).

The teams took a while to get started and Coeur d’Alene had the lone score of the first quarter, a Gunnar Guilio 1-yard run.

Mead scored twice in the second quarter on runs by Hunter Marler and Shawen sandwiched around a Prka 58-yard strike to Jake Brown and the teams were tied at 14 intermission.

Shawen busted an 18-yard TD run at the start of the third but CdA answered with a pair of scores, a Brennan Crawford 1-yard plunge and a 58-yard connection from Prka to Brown.

Mead tied it at 28 early in the fourth when Blair hit Evan Wiersma on a 24-yard touchdown completion before Coeur d’Alene pulled away.

Wiersma finished with six catches for 51 yards, while Marler had two interceptions for Mead.

Crawford led Coeur d’Alene in rushing with six carries for 23 yards. Nosworthy added three catches for 35 yards.

Mead faces Lewis and Clark in its first Greater Spokane League game of the season at Albi Stadium on Friday while Coeur d’Alene travels to Eisenhower for a third-straight interstate state game.

Post Falls 48, University 12: Derek Pearse threw for four scores on 299 yards and the visiting Trojans (2-1) downed the Titans (0-3) in a nonleague game.

Pullman 49, North Central 0: Evan Strong ran for 108 yards and three touchdowns while adding an 84-yard kick return touchdown and the Greyhounds (2-0) shut out the visiting Indians (0-2) in a nonleague game.

Okanogan 33, Medical Lake 6 : Kaedn Daling scored three times and the visiting Bulldogs (1-1) topped the Cardinals (0-2) in a nonleague game.

Riverside 40, Bonners Ferry 0: Sammy DeRoches ran for 158 yards with three touchdowns to lead Rams (2-0) past the visiting Badgers (0-3) in a nonleague game. Parker Gallinger added a running score and a pair of touchdown passes for Riverside.

Deer Park 21, St. Maries 13: Chaz Bird threw two touchdown passes with 132 passing yards and the visiting Stags (2-0) downed the Lumberjacks (2-1) in a nonleague contest. Eli Gibson earned 122 rushing yards in 25 attempts for St. Maries.

Timberlake 46, Moscow 36: Joey Follini threw four touchdown passes and ran for a touchdown to lead the Tigers (2-0) over the visiting Bears (1-2). Lane Hanson threw four touchdown passes for Moscow.

Lewis and Clark 37, Davis 14: Keel Potter ran for 124 yards with two touchdowns and the visiting Tigers (1-1) beat the Pirates (1-1) in Yakima.

Ferris 41, Lake City 27: The visiting Saxons (2-0) beat the Timberwolves (1-2). Details were unavailable.

Cheney 35, Rogers 0: The Blackhawks (2-0) shut out the visiting Pirates (0-2). Details were unavailable.

Lakeland 46, East Valley 0: The visiting Hawks (2-1) shut out the Knights (0-2). Details were unavailable.

Lakeside at Omak: Score was unavailable.

Northeast 2B

Reardan 6, Davenport 0: Tyler Sprecher ran in an early 76-yard touchdown and the Indians (2-0) shut out the visiting Gorillas (1-1).

Liberty 35, Chewelah 13: Jacob Holling caught two touchdown passes with an interception return for a touchdown and the Lancers (1-1) defeated the visiting Cougars (0-2). Jake Jenneret piled up 254 scrimmage yards and scored twice for Chewelah.

Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 36, Northwest Christian 6: Austin Thompson had 165 all-purpose yards with three touchdowns and the Broncos (2-1) beat the visiting Crusaders (0-2).

Northeast 1B

Springdale 28, Curlew 14: William Adams ran for 86 yards with three scores and the visiting Chargers (1-1, 1-0) beat the Cougars (0-1). Bradley Singer had a 46-yard touchdown run for Curlew.

Cusick 56, Wellpinit 36: Colton Seymour ran for five touchdowns and the visiting Panthers (1-1) beat the Redskins (0-1). William Dick led Wellpinit with 275 total yards and two touchdowns.

Northport 62, Columbia 28: Tanner Malcolm ran for two scores and threw two touchdowns and the Mustangs (1-0) defeated the visiting Lions (0-1).

Selkirk 80, Inchelium 6: Ty Taylor rushed for 110 yards with two touchdowns and the visiting Rangers (1-1) beat the Hornets (0-1) at Kettle Falls High School. Jay Link added 182 yards and threw for two touchdowns for Selkirk.

Freshman Dayton Seymour scored a late touchdown for Inchelium.

Central Washington 1B

Odessa 88, Bridgeport 6: Camden Weber turned four first-half touches into three touchdowns on 157 scrimmage yards and the Tigers (2-0) raced past the visiting Mustangs (1-1). Daeton Deife ran for 116 yards and four scores for Odessa.

Southeast 1B

Lyle-Wishram 54, St. John-Endicott/LaCrosse 54.

DeSales 62, Colton 26.


Wenatchee 56, Lewiston 21.

Sandpoint 35, Connell 9: Jaxon Pettit threw three touchdown passes and the Bulldogs (2-1) beat the visiting Eagles (0-2). Tag Benefield rushed for two touchdown for Sandpoint.

Kellogg 46, Orofino 0: Brandon Miller ran for four touchdowns with one touchdown pass and the Wildcats (1-2) shut out the visiting Maniacs (0-3).

Mullan 52, Victor 6.

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