It was a long bus trip home for the Enterprise football team Friday night as they were toppled by the Potlatch Loggers 41-6 in non-league gridiron action.
Potlatch jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead on their first play from scrimmage on a halfback option pass play from Brandon Larson to wide receiver Cody Morgan for a 71 yard score.
EHS quarterback James Huffman threw an interception on the Red and Blacks first possession of the game that turned into the Loggers second score of the first quarter. A 55 yard run by halfback Cory Moon plus a two point conversion gave the Loggers a 15-0 advantage with seven and a half minutes remaining in the opening period.
Enterprise's fortunes were no better in the second quarter as the Loggers scored 19 unanswered points on three scoring drives. The Loggers first score of the quarter came on a pass reception from quarterback Rob Kerns to Morgan. Potlach tacked on two additional scores on a 54 yard run from scrimmage and a 55 yard punt return by Brandon Larson. The scores gave Potlatch a commanding 34-0 lead at the half.
The Loggers tacked on their final score of the contest on an 11 yard pass play from Kerns to Scott Pettibone. the score gave Potlatch a commanding 41-0 lead at the end of the third quarter.
EHS picked up their only score of the game on a 19 yard pass play from Grady Rawls to Tony Swart to conclude the scoring at 41-6.
Rawls entered the game at the quarterback position after Huffman aggravated an ankle injury that he received in last week's game against Mac-Hi.
Enterprise coach Randy Morgan said that the team never really got acclimated to the game. "Our bus broke down four times going over Rattlesnake Pass so we got to Potlatch with only 20 minutes to get ready," he said.
Morgan said that the team also had problems with the fundamentals of the game that they will need to address before going up against a tough Pine Eagle team at home on Friday. The contest will be Enterprise's first Wapiti League game of the season.
Score by quarter:
Potlatch: 15 - 19 - 7 - 0 = 41
Enterprise : 0 - 0 - 0 - 6 = 6
EHS Stats : Rushing 36/132; Passing 6/17/49 - 1-TD.
Individual: Rushing, Gerner 12/31; C. Swart 4/13; T. Swart 6/31; Rawls 5/29; Bridges 1/4; Beck 2/23. Receiving: Rawls 2/9; Gilbert 2/18; T. Swart 1/19; Bridges 1/3. Passing: Huffman 5/11/30, 2 - Int.; Rawls 1/6/19, 1-TD.