Colville scores 49-6 victory over Riverside

Chris Rader
Staff Writer

Game summary
Riverside received the ball first, but turned it over on a Michael Fitzsimmons interception at their own 45. Colville scored quickly, going 45 yards on six plays, Jacob Larson capping the drive with an 11 yard run for the touchdown, and the Indians led 7-0.
“The kids did a good job capitalizing on that turnover,” said Cornwell.
The second scoring drive was almost a carbon-copy of the first one, this time Say pulled in an interception, setting CHS up at the RHS 29. Larson did all the work, carrying the ball three times and scoring from 21 yards out on fourth and two, and with the extra point the Indians led 14-0 barely five minutes in. After a Riverside punt Colville set up shop on the Rams 45 and scored on their first play. Knight hit Braxton Fitzsimmons for a 45-yard pass over the middle for the score.
“I thought Braxton made a nice catch and run on the play, that ball was humming,” complimented Cornwell.
Colville ended the quarter leading 21-0.
Riverside scored to open the second quarter on a 13-yard pass from Conner Campbell to Thaddeus Trepanier and cut the Colville lead to 21-6. The Indians answered quickly, going 70 yards in six plays, finishing the drive on Jacob Larson’s third rushing touchdown of the night, this time from 17 yards out, and Colville led 28-6.
CHS’ final score of the half came on an 87-yard drive, with Flugel scoring up the Colville sideline on a 75-yard pass from Knight, and the Indians led 35-6 at the half.
“I was really pleased with our offense those first five possessions, we were really efficient,” said Cornwell.
In the second half Flugel capped a 67-yard drive with a 12-yard touchdown catch from Knight and Michaliszyn’s 35-yard run finished a 71-yard drive, giving CHS a 49-6 lead which they would hold on to until the end.
This week the Indians (3-1, 2-0) will travel to face the Newport Grizzlies (3-0, 2-0) and coach Cornwell is preparing for a battle with NHS.
“We’ve got a bigger challenge this week, they are undefeated, only allowed six points all season, and it is at their place. It’ll be a good, hard fought contest.”
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. in Newport.