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Everything falls in place for Prairie as Falcons beat Heritage 50-0

Prairie, Evergreen, Mountain View will play three-way tiebreaker on Monday

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BATTLE GROUND — The situation entering the last week of the regular season was as clear as it gets for Prairie. The Falcons needed a win and needed Kelso to defeat Evergreen to force a three-way tie for second place in the 3A Greater St. Helens League.

And that’s exactly what happened.

Prairie thumped the Heritage Timberwolves 50-0 at District Stadium. The Falcons, the Plainsmen and the Mountain View Thunder all finished the regular season with 2-2 records in league play.

A Kansas tiebreaker on Halloween night at Doc Harris Stadium between the three teams will determine who will get the league’s second and final playoff spot.

The Prairie offense, without its leading passer Braeden Slamp and leading rusher Alexander Ford, started off slowly but caught fire in the second quarter putting up 27 points to take a 40-0 lead into the locker room at halftime. Sophomore Isaac Watson threw for two of his three touchdown passes in the quarter and Pierson Lameh added a 40-yard run for the Falcons.

Watson threw for 203 yards on the evening for Prairie, who improved to 6-3 overall on the season. Braedan Petrowski caught two of the three touchdown passes and both Colby Majewski and Ernesto Espinosa rushed for a touchdown each.

Heritage ended its season with a 0-4 record in league play and 0-9 overall.

PRAIRIE 50, HERITAGE 0

Heritage 0 0 0 0—0

Prairie 13 27 3 7—50

First Quarter

P — Aidan Miller 75 pass from Isaac Watson (Ashton Fergason kick)

P — Colby Majewski 22 run (extra point blocked)

Second Quarter

P — Pierson Lameh 40 run (Fergason kick)

P — AJ Burke 16 pass from Watson (Fergason kick)

P — Braedan Petrowski 6 pass from Watson (Fergason kick)

P — Ernesto Espinosa 3 run (run failed)

Third Quarter

P — Fergason 36 FG

Fourth Quarter

P — Petrowski 27 pass from Crousore (Fergason kick)

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING — Heritage: Evan Buckman 8-6, Aeven Napoleon 2 (minus-5), Nathaniel Vega 2 -(minus-17), Cody Howell 3 -(minus-21), Team 3-(minus-33). Prairie: Majewski 9-65, Lameh 2-48, Espinosa 2-(minus-2), Miller 2-(minus-5), Braden McMoil 1-(minus-1), Noah Green 1-2, Nathan Phong 1-0, Fergason 1-(minus-3), Team 3-(minus-17).

PASSING — Heritage: Howell 3-6-48, Vega 3-10-26. Prairie: Isaac Watson 9-20-203-3, Nicholas Crousore 3-6-28-1.

RECEIVING — Heritage: Buckman 2-15, Luke Melvin 2-5, Jackson Graham 1-43, Ramek Sterling 1-11. Prairie: Miller 2-92, Phong 2-44, AJ Burke 2-34, Braedan Petrowski 2-33, Ethan Cabral 1-17, Samuel Alanis 1-10, Mekhi Rhone 1-6, Noah Johnson 1-(minus-5).

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