YAKIMA, Wash. — Sometimes, you just don’t play your best, but still find a way.
As Coeur d’Alene coach Shawn Amos described it, that was Friday’s matchup with the Eisenhower Cadets.
Colbey Nosworthy scored on touchdown passes of 53, 45 and 42 yards from Jack Prka as the Vikings outscored the Cadets 20-2 in the fourth quarter to notch a 42-21 win.
“Overall, we played very poorly, but came out with a win,” said Amos, whose team faces Highland next Friday at Holt Arena in Pocatello. “We need to do a lot better than that next week. Sometimes, winning ugly just happens. It’s nice to get the win, but we’ve got to be more dialed in next week because Highland is a different monster.”
Prka threw for 377 yards and four touchdowns, also connecting with Brennen Crawford on a 10-yard score in the first quarter. Nosworthy finished with 176 yards for Coeur d’Alene (3-1), and Devon Johnson had two interceptions.
Gino Pallotta capped the scoring with a 14-yard fumble return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter for Coeur d’Alene.
Coeur d’Alene 14 0 8 20 — 42
Eisenhower 7 6 6 2 — 21
Cd’A — Colbey Nosworthy 53 pass from Jack Prka (DJ Wattam kick)
Eis — Malachi Spurrier 80 pass from Jaiden Corbray-Jaramillo (Thomas Oplinger kick)
Cd’A — Brennen Crawford 10 pass from Prka (Wattam kick)
Eis — Timothy Harrison 30 interception return (kick failed)
Eis — Spurrier 73 pass from Corbray-Jaramillo (kick failed)
Cd’A — Nosworthy 45 pass from Prka (Nosworthy run)
Cd’A — Prka 3 run (run failed)
Cd’A — Nosworthy 42 pass from Prka (Wattam kick)
Cd’A — Gino Pallotta 14 fumble return (Wattam kick)
Eis — Paco Sanchez safety
St. Maries 51
Priest River 14
ST. MARIES — Eli Gibson rushed for three touchdowns and passed for three more as the Lumberjacks (3-1) beat the Spartans (0-3) in nonleague play.
Gibson was 7 of 9 for 94 yards through the air, and ran for 97 yards on 12 carries. Dylan Larson ran for 106 yards on just five carries, Sam Martin ran for 75 yards on seven carries, and Cade Truscott’s lone carry was for a 60-yard touchdown.
Tristan Nelson had three catches for 35 yards and two scores.
St. Maries travels to Timberlake next Friday.
Priest River 7 0 7 0 — 14
St. Maries 20 12 12 7 — 51
SM — Eli Gibson 5 run (kick failed)
SM — Tristan Nelson 11 pass from Gibson (Braxden Colglazier kick
PR — 76 pass from Caden Brennan (Bradley O’Brien kick)
SM — Coleman Ross 80 kickoff return (Colglazier kick)
SM — Nelson 14 pass from Gibson (PAT failed)
SM — Jesse Harvey 10 pass from Gibson (kick failed)
SM — Cade Truscott 60 run (kick failed)
PR — Michael Johnson 21 pass from Brennan (O’Brien kick)
SM — Gibson 7 run (kick failed)
SM — Gibson 21 run (Colglazier kick)
Mullan/St. Regis 6
PLUMMER — Jayson (JJ) Hall ran for 148 yards and Vicent Howard added 100 yards on 23 carries for the Knights in a North Star League win over the Tigers.
“Defensively, we’ve been playing pretty physical and held them scoreless until the third,” Lakeside coach Chris Dohrman said. “Everyone did their job and showed great effort. Offensively, we did what we needed to do. It was just a team effort and I’m super proud of these guys.”
Tucker Sanchez threw for 96 yards and three touchdowns for Lakeside (2-0, 2-0 NSL), which faces Wallace next Friday at Sather Field in Silverton.
Mullan/St. Regis (3-1, 1-1) is scheduled to face West Yellowstone (Wyo.) next Friday at a site to be determined.
Mullan/St. Regis 0 0 6 0 — 6
Lakeside 8 22 0 8 — 38
LS — Alberto Arroyo 9 pass from Tucker Sanchez (Vincent Howard run)
LS — JJ Hall 19 pass from Sanchez (Arroyo pass from Sanchez)
LS — Howard 8 run (Lazarus Iron Cloud pass from Sanchez)
LS — Hall 5 run (pass failed)
M/SR — Luke Trogden 2 run (pass failed)
LS — Iron Cloud 25 pass from Sanchez (Hall run)
COEUR d’ALENE — Taylin Rowley had nine kills, six assists and five digs, Courtney Garwood 17 assists for the Vikings in a 25-21, 25-21, 25-14 loss to the Mustangs at Viking Court.
Maggie Bloom had seven digs and Elly Schraeder seven kills for Coeur d’Alene (10-4), which travels to Lewiston on Tuesday.
Cd’A Charter d.
COEUR d’ALENE — Megan MacKinney had 10 kills and four aces and Maddie Kociela added six kills as the Panthers topped the host Royals 25-21, 25-18, 25-11 at Holy Family Catholic School.
Quincy Rigg added 19 assists and four kills for Charter (6-2), which faces Wallace on Monday at Holy Family Catholic School.