A bad snap to the punter sailed through the back of the end zone for a safety and Pullman escaped with a 22-20 win over Cheney in a Great Northern League opener Friday night in Pullman.
The Greyhounds (3-1, 1-0) overcame a 17-7 halftime deficit to tie the game at 20 before the winning safety.
Pullman quarterback Justin Cillay threw for 184 yards and a touchdown and ran 21 times for 93 yards.
Cheney’s Eric Igbinoba ran for 94 yards and the game’s first touchdown. The Blackhawks (1-3, 0-1) other score came on a fumble recovery in the end zone in the second quarter.
East Valley 55, Clarkston 20: The Knights (4-0, 1-0) built a commanding first-half lead and eased past the visiting Bantams (1-3, 0-1). Issac Jordan ran for 188 yards on 22 carries and scored twice to lead East Valley, which led 41-7 after the first two quarters. Knights quarterback Taylor Watkins threw two touchdowns and ran for a score.
West Valley 20, Colville 0: Trevor Cooper ran for 106 yards on 17 carries and scored two touchdowns to guide the Eagles (3-1, 1-0) to a shutout of the visiting Indians (2-2, 0-1). WV’s Tyler Stavnes completed 10 of 15 passes for 196 yards.
Lake City 45, Post Falls 24: The Timberwolves (2-1, 1-0) ran for 305 yards, passed for 246 and their defense forced three turnovers in a rout of the visiting Trojans (1-3, 0-1). Lake City’s Bruce Shipley ran for two scores and threw two touchdown passes.
Freeman 42, Newport 7: Wyatt Smith threw for 190 yards and three touchdowns and Christian Dresbach ran for 133 yards and two scores as the Scotties (3-1, 1-0) routed the visiting Grizzlies (0-3, 0-2).
Medical Lake 42, Riverside 6: Micah Tappero ran for 161 yards on 24 carries and scored twice as the Cardinals (4-0, 2-0) dumped the visiting Rams (1-3, 1-1). Seth Hansen had two scores – one rushing and one receiving – and Elijah Farmen led Medical Lake’s defensive charge with three interceptions.
Lakeside (WA) 42, Kettle Falls 13: Keith Kovac completed 12 of 20 passes for 324 yards and five touchdowns and the Eagles (2-2, 1-1) routed the host Bulldogs (0-4, 0-2). Kovac threw three of his touchdown passes in the first half.
Wallace 58, Clark Fork 12: Levi Lemieux ran for 401 yards on 22 carries and scored three touchdowns to guide the Miners (3-2, 1-0) to a rout of the host Wampus Cats (2-3, 0-2). Brock Arthun added three touchdown receptions for Wallace.
Northeast 1B North
Republic 32, Northport 20: Alex Rivera ran for 229 yards on 24 carries and scored two first-quarter touchdowns to guide the Tigers past the Mustangs in Republic. Republic’s defense, led by Walker Baumbach, was crucial. Baumbach had 23 tackles, a sack and two fumble recoveries for the Tigers, who forced five turnovers. The Tigers’ Preston Hooper threw three touchdown passes, two of which went to Angelo Rivera.
Northeast 1B South
Wilbur-Creston 34, Entiat 28: Paul Hillman scored four touchdowns – three rushing and one receiving – to guide the Wildcats (1-3, 1-1) to a win over the visiting Tigers (2-2, 0-2). Hillman finished with 124 yards on 18 carries. Entiat’s Jeremy Davis scored two second-half touchdowns to keep the game close.
Odessa-Harrington 58, Pateros 20: Sam Schafer ran for 234 yards and three touchdowns and caught two touchdown passes to lead the Titans (2-2, 1-0) past the visiting Billygoats (2-2, 0-2). Justin Hunt also had a big game for the Titans. Hunt threw three touchdown passes and ran for the game’s first touchdown.
• Garfield-Palouse’s game at Colton was rescheduled for Monday because of poor air quality.
Highland 45, Coeur d’Alene 26: Thad Hansen and Michael Beseris ran for two scores apiece as Highland road a fast start to the victory at Coeur d’Alene. Highland led 35-6 at halftime, ending just about all doubt. Reece Mahaffy ran for 86 yards and three scores but Coeur d’Alene (3-2) couldn’t keep pace.
Sandpoint 19, Timberlake 14: A.J. Burrato scored from six yards out with a little more than 6 minutes left in the third quarter and the Bulldogs’ defense tightened up in a win over the host Tigers (1-3) at Spirit Lake. Burrato finished with 123 yards on 21 carries and scored two touchdowns for Sandpoint (1-3). Chase Rodriquez caught seven passes for 126 yards and a touchdown to lead Timberlake (1-3).
Lakeland 29, Deer Park 14: Troy Carr caught two touchdowns and ran for another to lead the Hawks (2-2) past the host Stags (3-1). Doug Denniston caught a touchdown pass and threw for a score to lead Deer Park.
Chewelah 55, Priest River 19: Led the by Derek Smith, the Cougars (3-1) routed the visiting Spartans (2-1). Smith ran for 109 yards and three scores and passed for 309 yards and three touchdowns. Cameron Riley had 225 passing yards and two touchdowns, but Priest River’s offense couldn’t keep pace with Chewelah. The Cougars racked up 528 yards of total offense.
Almira/Coulee-Hartline 68, Columbia-Inchelium 20: Drew Isaak threw for four touchdowns and ran for another as the Warriors (3-1) got out to a fast start and eased past the host Lions (2-2) in Hunters. Mike Evans caught two of Isaac’s touchdown passes and Mitchell Hunt also scored twice, including a 65-yard kickoff return. Dustin Wyborney carried 15 times for 145 yards and two scores to lead Columbia-Inchelium.
Liberty 44, Lake Roosevelt 13: Match Burnham threw for three touchdowns as the Lancers (2-2) jumped ahead early and raced past the visiting Raiders. Matt Marcure rushed for two touchdowns for Liberty, which led 32-6 at the half.
Lind-Ritzville/Sprague 21, Tri-Cities Prep 20: Cort Ruzicka’s 3-yard run in overtime proved to be the difference as the Broncos (3-0) beat the visiting Jaguars. Bailey Rivas scored on the ensuing overtime possession, but the two-point conversion was unsuccessful.
LaCrosse-Washtucna 50, Sunnyside Christian 6: Joey Duske threw for 237 yards and three touchdowns to guide the Tigercats (3-1) to a rout of the host Knights.
• Two nonleague games – Colfax at Moscow and Hermiston at Lewiston – were canceled by poor air quality.