Prospect breaks losing streak
From Staff Reports
CAMAS VALLEY -- The longest drought in Prospect football history cameto an end Friday.
Not only did the Cougars end a 15-game losing streak that stretched foralmost two years, but they did it in impressive fashion with a 51-12 SkylineA League victory over Camas Valley.
There was a feeling of elation for everybody, Prospect coachDon Alexander said. Our kids knew it was a long time. They informedme of that Wednesday night at practice.
Prospect's last victory was a 60-20 win over Paisley on Sept. 15, 1995.
The Cougars got off to a shaky start -- losing a fumble at midfield ontheir first offensive play -- but didn't do much wrong after that.
Prospect held the Hornets after the miscue, then drove 90 yards to takea 6-0 lead on Nick Setzer's 4-yard run.
Setzer added a 46-yard touchdown in the third quarter and rushed fora career-high 132 yards on 12 carries.
The Cougars put together a balanced attack -- 217 yards rushing and 205passing -- and held Camas Valley to 110 yards of offense.
Our kids were so much quicker than their kids, said Alexander.We beat them off the line offensively and defensively.
Prospect middle guard Chris Larson had a team-high nine tackles.
He was penetrating and getting in their backfield and causing ageneral disruption, said Alexander.
Prospect's dandy duo of quarterback Scott Roberts and receiver Pat Gordonalso put up impressive numbers.
Roberts completed 12-of-19 passes for 197 yards and three touchdowns.He also picked up a muffed punt and returned it 40 yards for a touchdown.
Gordon hauled in two of Roberts' touchdown passes and scored on a 29-yardrun.
Prospect14 16 6 15 -- 51
Camas Valley6 0 0 6 -- 12
P -- Setzer 4 run (kick failed)
CV -- Banks 10 run (run failed)
P -- Howard 12 pass from Roberts (Setzer run)
P -- Gordon 29 run (Gordon run)
P -- Gordon 30 pass from Roberts (Gordon run)
P -- Setzer 46 run (kick failed)
P -- Gordon 35 pass from Roberts (Roberts kick)
CV -- Ewing 13 pass from Quinn (run failed)
P -- Roberts 40 fumble recovery (Roberts run)
ETNA 13, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 0 -- At Etna, the Challengers fell to 0-2on the season with a second straight shutout loss to a Northern Californiateam.
Etna (1-2) opened the scoring in the first quarter when George Superbroke into the end zone from a yard out. The touchdown was set up by a 22-yardpass from Preston Harris to Brandon Hicks.
Harris hooked up with Hicks again in the fourth quarter for a 30-yardtouchdown pass.
Junior John Kraus rushed for 70 yards on 13 carries for Etna.
Cascade Christian opened its season with a 28-0 loss to Happy Camp.
Cascade Christian0 0 0 0 -- 0
Etna, Calif.7 0 0 6 -- 0
E -- Super — run (kick good)
E -- Hicks 30 pass from Harris (kick failed)
POWERS 44, BUTTE FALLS 28 -- At Butte Falls, senior running back JimmyAdamek and junior quarterback Ike Ellis powered the top-ranked Cruisersto a big lead early and Powers held on for the win.
Adamek ran for one touchdown and returned an interception for another,while Ellis threw for a score and scampered 25 yards for another to helpPowers improve to 2-0 in league play.
Clint Stockton led Butte Falls with 117 yards rushing and three touchdowns.He also threw for another when he hooked up with Terril Earl in the thirdquarter.
Running back Mark Lunsford rushed for 115 yards on 11 carries for theLoggers (1-1).
Powers22 22 0 0 -- 44
Butte Falls0 0 14 14 -- 28
P -- J. Adamek 25 run (J. Adamek pass from Ellis)
P -- S. Adamek 2 run (Hamlett pass from Ellis)
P -- Hamlett 15 pass from Ellis (pass failed)
P -- Ellis 25 run (Stallard run)
P -- Stallard 8 run (Stallard run)
P -- J. Adamek 30 interception return (run failed)
BF -- Earl 20 pass from Stockton (pass failed)
BF -- Stockton 4 run (Irwin pass from Stockton)
BF -- Stockton 15 run (Stockton run)
BF -- Stockton 20 run (game ended)