PREP ROUNDUP: Post Falls tops Mt. Spokane in OT; Lakeland wins big
MEAD, Wash. — Jake Bustamante capped a 148-yard night with 1-yard touchdown run in overtime to send the Post Falls Trojans past the Mt. Spokane Wildcats 23-17 in a nonleague game on Friday night at Union Stadium.
Mt. Spokane had the ball first in overtime, but Taycen Genetone of Post Falls intercepted a pass on third down, ending the Wildcats' possession. Bustamante scored on Post Falls' second play in OT.
“Our defense really did a great job tonight,” Post Falls coach Blaine Bennett said. “They played great tonight.”
Jordan Summers also had an interception for Post Falls, which led 10-3 at halftime. Bradley Runge took the opening kickoff of the second half 91 yards for a touchdown to tie the game at 10. Bustamante gave Post Falls a 17-10 lead on a 7-yard score in the fourth quarter before Jackson Hale scored to send the game to overtime.
Post Falls (4-2) returns home to host Lewiston to open 5A Inland Empire League play next Friday.
“I was really pleased with how the players worked at practice on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday,” Bennett said. “They were disappointed from the previous game (a 31-28 loss at Lakeland), but we just had to get better, execute and play hard all four quarters. And we did that tonight. We did a good job of cleaning things up at each position, which we had to do against a great time like Mt. Spokane.”
Mt. Spokane is 4-1.
Post Falls 7 3 0 7 6 — 23
Mt. Spokane 0 3 7 7 0 — 17
PF — Asher Bowie 4 pass from Isaac McKeown (Andon Brandt kick)
PF — FG Brandt 29.
MS — FG Hunter McKee 21.
MS — Bradley Runge 91 kickoff return (McKee kick).
PF — Jake Bustamante 7 run (Brandt kick)
MS — Jackson Hale 9 run (McKee kick)
PF — Bustamante 1 run (no conversion)
RUSHING — PF, McKeown 1-(-4), Bustamante 31-148, Burns 9-27, Ludwig 2-8, Triana 2-15, Miller 1-15. MS, Runge 3-3, Keene 7-32, Saccomanno 9-41, Hale 1-9.
PASSING — PF, McKeown, 19-28-0-139, Ludwig 0-3-0-0. MS, Haberman, 13-28-2-145.
RECEIVING — PF, Bustamante 4-5, Burns 1-1, Triana 2-15, Rutherford 4-30, Shields 1-6, Ostlund 3-28, Bowie 4-54. MS, Olson 1-35, Gardner 2-17, Keene 7-66, Saccomanno 1-5, Kelly 2-22.
SPIRIT LAKE — Ezra Benson caught two touchdown passes from Caysen Loutzenhiser, and ran for a third score, as the visiting Hawks rolled past their in-district rival Tigers in nonleague play at Van Tuinstra Memorial Field.
Gabe Means also blocked a punt and returned it 25 yards for a touchdown for Lakeland (6-1). The Hawks also blocked another punt.
“We started out a little bit slow, it took us a while … I think the kids were overlooking Timberlake,” Lakeland coach Mike Schroeder said. “As the game went on, we wore them down a little bit. It was a business game for us.”
Jacob Vallieres caught a 15-yard TD pass from Cole Meidinger in the fourth quarter for the lone score for Timberlake (3-2).
“Lakeland’s a good football team. We didn’t respond very well against a very good football team. Good football teams make opportunities, and they made opportunities,” Timberlake coach Kelly Amos said.
Next Friday is the game of the year in the 4A Inland Empire League — Sandpoint at Lakeland. The winner is all but certain to wrap up a top-eight seed and a home game in the first round of the state playoffs. The loser will have to travel in the first round.
Timberlake plays host to Lethbridge (Alberta) on Friday.
Lakeland 7 21 20 7 — 55
Timberlake 0 0 0 8 — 8
LL — Ezra Benson 16 run (Owen Forsman kick)
LL — Caysen Loutzenhiser 2 run (Forsman kick)
LL — John Cornish 4 run (Forsman kick)
LL — Benson 68 pass from Loutzenhiser (Forsman kick)
LL — Benson 31 pass from Loutzenhiser (Forsman kick)
LL — Hutton Hegbloom 14 pass from Loutzenhiser (kick failed)
LL — Gabe Means 25 blocked punt return (Forsman kick)
TL — Jacob Vallieres 15 pass from Cole Meidinger (Cooper Lenz run)
LL — Lovie Weil 64 run (Forsman kick)
Clark Fork 46
CLARK FORK — Junior Chase Sanroman had three touchdowns for the Wampus Cats, who jumped out to a 32-0 halftime lead to beat the Knights in a North Star League game.
Clark Fork (4-2, 4-1 NSL) hosts Mullan-St. Regis next Friday. The Tigers-Tigers handed Clark Fork its first league loss 60-42 on Sept. 2 at John Drager Field.
Lakeside (1-4, 1-4) travels to face Wallace next Friday at Sather Field in Silverton.
MULLAN _ Kaylee Lupo had four digs and Chloe Dorman had two blocks for the Warriors in a 25-17, 25-14, 26-24 loss to the Tigers in North Star League play at the Mullan Pavilion.
“(Chloe) had some great blocks and is becoming more confident in her ability to stop balls at the net,” Kootenai coach Lacey Bohannon said. “She has fantastic serves tonight. She did not let mistakes get to her tonight, she moved past them and fixed what needed to be fixed.”
Kootenai (0-10, 0-3 NSL) plays at Genesis Prep on Tuesday.
Mullan is 5-4, 2-1.