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PREP FOOTBALL: Frank shines, but Sandpoint falls to Homedale

| September 17, 2023 1:25 AM

HERMISTON, Ore. — Despite 105 total yards and four touchdowns from Sandpoint’s Max Frank, and the 4A Bulldogs taking the lead early in the fourth quarter, Sandpoint fell to 3A Homedale 44-35 in a neutral site game Saturday.

Homedale scored on its first two drives to lead 14-0 just five minutes into the game.

Sandpoint capped a 14-play, 79-yard drive with a 2-yard rushing touchdown from Frank to make the score 14-7 heading into the second quarter.

Sandpoint answered Homedale’s touchdown with a 4-yard run by Kody Brewster late in the quarter, and trailed 21-14 at halftime.

Frank scored both of the Bulldogs’ touchdowns in the third quarter, a 4-yard rushing touchdown and a 9-yard receiving touchdown from quarterback Drew Lehman, and the game was tied at 28 after three.

Homedale completed a 72-yard pass for a touchdown, but the extra point was blocked by Sandpoint. The Bulldogs responded quickly, capping off a long drive with another 10-yard rushing touchdown by Frank. After Reid Bradburn’s PAT, Sandpoint led for the first time in the contest, 35-34 with 9:35 remaining.

However, Homedale took back the lead with a 36-yard field goal. On the ensuing kickoff, the Bulldogs fumbled the ball, which led to another Trojan touchdown after a short 15-yard drive. Homedale would hold off the Bulldogs offense in the final minutes of the contest, resulting in a 44-35 victory for the Trojans.

Brewster led the Bulldogs with 17 carries for 115 yards and a touchdown. Jesse Turner had a team-high five receptions for 43 yards, most of those yards coming after the catch. Quarterback Drew Lehman went 12 for 23 for 125 yards, throwing one touchdown and an interception.

On defense, Wylie Wimmer, Van Lee, Kostas Bauck, Jorden Tyler and Tyson Hodges all made tackles for losses.

Homedale had 444 total yards of offense; Sandpoint had 420.

“We knew it was going to be a tall task defensively going into the game today,” Sandpoint coach Ryan Knowles said. “We had some great momentum and rhythm with our offense, but fell apart late. Drew (Lehman) is doing good running our offense. We’re happy to be back at home next week against Lewiston, a tough 5A squad, and get back on track.”

Sandpoint (1-3) will face Lewiston (2-2) at home Friday night.

Sandpoint 7 7 14 7 — 35

Homedale 14 7 7 16 — 44

First quarter

HOM — Unknown 25 pass, 9:54

HOM — Unknown 7 run, 7:52

SPT — Max Frank 2 run (Reid Bradburn kick), 0:23

Second quarter

HOM — Unknown 19 pass, 7:33

SPT — Kody Brewster 4 run (Bradburn kick), 2:13

Third quarter

HOM — Unknown 72 run, 9:07

SPT — Frank 9 pass from Drew Lehman (Bradburn kick), 5:22

SPT — Frank 4 run (Bradburn kick), 0:27

Fourth quarter

HOM — Unknown 72 pass (kick blocked), 11:47

SPT — Frank 10 run (Bradburn kick), 9:35

HOM — Unknown 36 FG, 6:15

HOM —Unknown 2 run, 2:33

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

(Sandpoint only)

RUSHING — Spt, Brewster 17-115, Frank 12-70, Lehman 8-74, Sherrill 3-18, Gomez 1-3; PASSING — Spt, Lehman 12-23-1-125.

RECEIVING — Spt, Frank 3-25, Brewster 1-12, Williams 1-29, Turner 5-43, Hindberg 2-16.

Bishop Kelly 45

Lake City 0

BOISE — Lake City had punts blocked on two of its first three possessions, and the host Knights used the resulting short fields to put away the Timberwolves early at Nick Ysursa Field.

The blocked punts led to scoring “drives” of 19 and 8 yards for Bishop Kelly (4-0), ranked No. 1 in 4A. The Knights scored on their first five possessions and led 31-0 at halftime.

The best scoring opportunity for 5A Lake City came late in the third quarter, starting at its 42, sparked by Avery Cherry completions to Jacob Hill, Michael Martindale, Travis Usdrowski and SingSing Zhu, and a couple runs by Ike Johnson.

But Cherry was sacked on fourth-and-4 at the BK 13.

Bishop Kelly outgained Lake City 315-93, moving the ball equally well on the ground (159 yards) and through the air (156). Lake City had all but 5 of its passing yards in the second half. At halftime, BK had outgained the Timberwolves 201-31.

Lake City plays host to Moscow on Friday.

Lake City 0 0 0 0 — 0

Bishop Kelly 10 21 14 0 — 45

Scoring plays not available.