Fort Vancouver ran nearly twice as many plays as Prairie did and controlled the clock throughout the game, but it was the Falcons who prevailed in the 3A Greater St. Helens League matchup.
It took only two three plays for Prairie to put points on the scoreboard, as Jordan Marti ran for the first of two scores on the day with a 61-yard punishing run up the side.
It seemed as if the Trappers were in prime position to respond, as they got to the Falcons 2-yard line, but a failed option toss to the halfback resulted in a fumble and turnover. Three plays later, Prairie scored again, as Kyle Schulson scored the first of his three touchdowns.
The Falcon defense wavered, but never broke, as it allowed yardage to the quarterback and wide receiver tandem of Jordan Suell and David Bishop, but also forced seven turnovers, including two fumbles and an interception.
Prairie sophomore quarterback Kevin Aguirre completed both passes he attemped, including one that went for a 35-yard touchdown to Greg Bernash.
The Falcons finished with 362 yards rushing, 146 coming from Marti and 131 from Schulson. Alex Gawley had the other score, coming on a 44 yard run.
Fort Vancouver finished with 145 yards on the ground, with offensive weapon DJ Owens leading the team in that category.
PRAIRIE 49, FORT VANCOUVER 0
Fort Vanc. 0 0 0 0— 0
Prairie 21 21 7 0—49
P — Jordan Marti 8 run (Sullivan kick)
P — Kyle Schulson 39 run (Sullivan kick)
P — Schulson 1 run (Sullivan kick)
P — Greg Bernash 35 pass from Kevin Aguirre (Sullivan kick)
P — Alex Gawley 44 run (Sulilvan kick)
P — Marti 28 run (Sullivan kick)
P — Schulson 52 run (Sullivan kick)
Rushing — Prairie: Marti 7-145, Schulson 7-131, Gawley 3-52, Agurre 3-19, Hunter Cofer 3-12, Bryson Pena 1-7, Andrew Burris 1-3. Fort: D.J. Owens 10-46, Thomas Shields 1-43, Mitchell Cooper 7-28, Jordan Suell 6-9, Jeremiah Davis 4-9, Steven Brent 3-9,Cody Loyer-Hiebert 1-1
Passing — Prairie: Aguirre 2-2-0-55, Caleb Smith 0-2-0-0; Fort: Suell 8-18-1-88
Receiving — Prairie: Bernash 1-35, Reuvim Ponomarenko 1-20; Fort: Owens 2-30, David Bishop 5-53, Paul Martinez 1-5