Braeden Slamp’s 33-yard field goal with six seconds to play gave the Prairie Falcons a 36-33 win over Kelso in a 3A Greater St. Helens League game Friday at District Stadium in Battle Ground.
The Falcons (1-4, 1-0 3A GSHL) avoided its first 0-5 start in a non-COVID year since 2016.
Kelso (1-4, 0-1) had scored three straight touchdowns — one toward the end of the third quarter and two quick short-yardage runs in the fourth by Tucker Amrine — to take a 33-25 lead with 5:49 to play.
With 1:03 left to play, Prairie tied the game on a 31-yard touchdown pass from Isaac Watson to Alex Juhl. Pierson Lemah then ran in for the two-point conversion, reversing field from one side of the field to another to get in the end zone.
Prairie then got the ball back after recovering a fumble at midfield with 45 seconds to go. Slamp then pulled ina 24-yard reception to the Kelso 16-yard line, setting up Slamp’s winning field goal.
PLameh had a huge game with 333 yards rushing on 28 carries and a touchdown. Watson was 13 of 21 passing for 180 yards and three TDs with no interceptions and he also ran for a score.
Kelso’s Aden Mintonye rushed for 178 yards on 19 carries and a TD.
PRAIRIE 36, KELSO 33
Kelso 7 7 6 13—33
Prairie 12 0 13 11—36
P — AJ Burke 6 pass from Isaac Watson (PAT failed)
K — Aden Mintonye 16 run (kick good)
P — Pierson Lameh 72 run (PAT failed)
K — Easton Marshall 39 pass from Tucker Amrine (kick good)
P — Burke 20 pass from Watson (PAT failed)
P — Isaac Watson 5 run (kick good)
K — Blake Parsons 8 run (2-pt PAT failed)
K — Amrine 1 run (2-pt PAT failed)
K — Amrine 1 run (kick good)
P — Alex Juhl 31 pass from Watson (Lemah run)
P — Braeden Slamp 35 FG
RUSHING — Kelso: Mintonye 19-178, Parsons 3-39, Amrine 7-32, Hanson 10-30. Prairie: Lameh 28-333, Preston Hill 5-20, Watson 1-5, Slamp 1-2.
PASSING — Kelso: Amrine 7-12-0-86; Prairie: Watson 13-21-0-180.
RECEIVING — Kelso: Marshall 2-46, Bryce Collins 3-27, Hunter Williams 1-8, Bryar Iddings 1-5. Prairie: Burke 5-70, Juhl 3-59, Slamp 5-51.