Friday night football

DEARY - After dropping down a classification, last season, the Potlatch Loggers had a tough time adapting in their first year playing 8-man football. But following their Whitepine League baptism by posting just two wins in 9 tries, this year, this green and gold looking to make a statement.

Friday the Loggers took on Deary.

The Mustangs go-to-guy Brandon Eggers was out after suffering an injury on the first play. The Loggers would take advantage of the situation. On their first offensive possession of the season, Stephen Brent took the swing pass from QB-Dustin Shephard and raced 48-yards through the Deary defense to score.

Then, continuing their opportunistic ways, Brandon Woodinwent 52-yards to the house. The Mustangs converted the two-pointer to make it 14-nothing.

Later in the quarter, Woodin was reliving the dream with a 41-yard score. Despite cracking the century mark in the first quarter alone, Woodin, not even close to being finished. In all, he visited the endzone five times and carried the pigskin for 222 yards.

Potlatch announces their present with authority, beating Deary 52-to-8.

LAPWAI - Down in Lapwai, the Wildcats and Lewis Country were tied at 14 in the third. Ty Hillman hit the corner and finds the endzone, giving the Wildcats a 6-point advantage.

Moments later, after recovering an onside kick of their own, Nigele Williamson goes straight up the gut for the 18-yards scamper. The senior accounted for a game-high 149 rushing yards.

Trailing 28-14, Damon Leitch wouldn't let the Eagles go quietly into the night. He fights his way into the endzone to get within 8.

With 30 seconds to go in the fourth Lapwai needed to convert on fourth-and-three see seal the deal and who better to hand the ball off to than Williamson.

The Wildcats get the first down, along with their first win of the season 28-20.