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Badger JV crushes Priest River

October 15, 2018
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Quarterback Eli Richards looks out over the fray as he sizes up another pass against Priest River.
The Bonners Ferry Badgers JV football team crushed the Priest River Spartans 48 to 6 Friday, October 12, improving their record to 4-3. The boys started off on fire as quarterback Eli Richards connected with wideout Joel Cowley for a 65 yard touchdown pass on their first offensive play of the game.

The next offensive series for the Badgers, backs Kyle Smith, Wilson Newell and Mitch Falck drove the ball 40 yards before Mitch Falk ran the ball off tackle 25 yards for a touchdown and Richards connected with Brian Durrett for a two point conversion.

The Badgers got the ball back right away with a strong defensive stand to put the Badger offense on the field, driving the ball with a combo of run and pass plays culminating with Durrett taking a handoff around the end for a 15 yard score. The Badger defense quickly got the ball back with a 35 yard interception by Kaden Brewer, and Richards dialed in Connor Calahan for a 15 yard touchdown pass, putting the badgers up 26-0 just before the half.

But it wasn’t over yet.

The defense came alive, putting the Spartans back deep on their own 5 yard line. A hard hit by Bo Bateman and Hunter Carpenter jarred the ball loose and as it hit the ground Calahan was there to pounce on it in the end zone for a defensive touchdown.

The Spartans soon found themselves in trouble again deep on their own end. The Badgers scored a two point safety as a whole host of Badgers piled on the Spartan running back in the end zone to have a 34 to 0 lead at half-time.

The Badgers came back on the field with Smith taking the reins for the offense and the Badgers scored quickly on a 25 yard run by Cowley and Smith passing to Durrett for two-point conversion. The Badgers defense held strong with Brewer taking another pick to stop the Spartan offense and Cowley also getting an interception and returning it for touchdown to end the scoring for the Badgers.

"Awesome play by the whole Badger team," said coach Corey Richards. "The boys are really coming together both on defense and offense."

The Badgers had over 300 yards rushing with five different running backs and Richards threw for over 100 yards to four different receivers.

The Badger JV will take on a tough Timberlake team at home this Thursday at 6 p.m.
Badger JV Football
Wideout Joel Cowley was a wrecking crew, grabbing the pass and breaking tackles on the first offensive play for a 65-yard touchdown, one of two against Priest River Friday.

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