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Panthers struggle past Touchet
Once again, the Cusick Panthers were involved in a 1B- 8-man playoff game against the Touchet Indians that came down to the final minutes, and once again the Panthers came out on top, this time with a hard-earned 34-28 road victory over a rugged opponent.
âWhenever we play Touchet itâs that way,â said CHS head coach Sonny Finley. âWe were expecting a close game the whole wayâŠwe really didnât expect it to come down to the final possession again, but it did.â
in Spokane Friday
Quarterback Aaron Fritts and the twinsâseniors Alex and Angelo Riveraâall ran for more than 100 yards to lead streaking Republic (10-1) to a 56-0 smashing of Pomeroy in a State 1B (eight-man) playoff game last Friday night at frozen Kettle Falls.
The playoff game had been moved from Republic because of alleged issues with the Tigersâ home field (no press box and no fence around the perimeter of the field).
Cornwell, âCarpâ Coaches of the Year for Indians
Colville High (9-0) dominated this yearâs Northeast A League All-League selections that were announced on Monday.
The second-ranked Indians, who drew a first round bye this week and wonât know their first state playoff opponent until likely at least Nov. 8 or 9, got considerable respect from fellow NEA coaches during the selection process.
As they should have.
Chewelah or DP
Colville High split a pair of Northeast A League volleyball match-ups to end the regular season last week. The Indians (9-5), the leagueâs third seed to this weekâs District 7 1A Tournament at Lakeside and Freeman, eased past visiting Deer Park, 25-9, 25-23, 26-24, back on Oct. 28 before losing on the home court last Thursday to NEA co-champion Lakeside, 25-10, 25-16, 28-26.
until next week
Colville High (9-0), mostly untested to date this fall, clinched the outright Northeast A League football championship last Friday night by bull-rushing outclassed Lakeside, 46-14.
The Indians were led by NEA Offensive MVP, Colton Vining. The 5-7, 175-pound senior rushed for a career high 257 yards (27 carries) and scored four touchdowns.
The Indians dominated up front from the outset and managed to rush for a season high 438 yards. The previous high was 379 yards on the ground against Medical Lake.
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over top-ranked Freeman
Sometimes final scores can be deceiving. So it went last Friday night in front of a packed house at Colville High School, where the ninth-ranked Indians dominated from the outset in a convincing 28-7 rout of top-ranked and defending State 1A champion Freeman.
The game wasnât that close.
Colville (6-0) simply dominated the Scotties, who came in riding a 19-game winning streak. The only hiccup for the Indians was a 35-yard Freeman touchdown on the first play from scrimmage of the second half. That cut the CHS lead to 14-7.
Bluff scores four
TDs for Cats
In an early Northeast 1B football matchup between playoff contending teams, the Cusick Panthers rode an incredible 50-point opening quarter to a 70-30 victory over the Selkirk Rangers last Friday night in Cusick.
Cusick head coach Sonny Finley was impressed with his teamâs offensive explosion and school record.
âThey came out and scored on us first, but we were able to put up 50 points and I was pretty impressed with our offensive output,â Finley said of the fast break onslaught.
Cougars lose two
Chewelah went into their Homecoming game against Riverside last Friday night looking for a Northeast A League victory. But injuries and inconsistent play by the hosts let the Rams pull away in the second half for a 34-6 road win over the struggling Cougars.
Chewelah found itself behind the eight ball before the game started after the loss of starting quarterback Blake Owens to a broken left (throwing) hand on Wednesday. Early in the game, Chewelah also lost Andrew Hansen to a rib injury.
Scotties mirror images
One of the stateâs most significant high school football games to date in 2014 will be played Friday night when unbeaten, defending State 1A champion Freeman brings its veteran cast to Colville to face the unbeaten Indians.
Game time for one of the most important regular season football games in recent CHS memory is 7 p.m.
Colville (5-0, 3-0) and Freeman ((5-0, 3-0) are familiar protagonists over the years. The Indians and Scotties, if they arenât vying for a Northeast A League title, always seem to be on each otherâs non-league schedules.