Indians open season with rout of Lakeland

Chris Cowbrough
Sports Reporter

West Valley next

Colville High (1-0) opened the 2017 football season in impressive fashion Friday night, overpowering Lakeland (0-2) 35-7 at Rathdrum, Idaho.
The Indians, favorites to win another Northeast A League championship this fall, will face a rigorous non-league test when class 2A West Valley rolls into Colville Friday night. Game time is 7 p.m.
West Valley, the prohibitive favorite to win the Great Northern League title this fall, battered 4A Shadle Park of the Greater Spokane League 38-20 in their season opener last week. Athletic first-year quarterback Blake Transue, in his first start at the position, rushed for 102 yards and threw for 195 more and three touchdowns.
West Valley put up 21 unanswered first quarter points en route to a 45-18 win over Colville last September in Spokane.
Transue, a senior, took two snaps at quarterback for WV last season. In his debut against the Highlanders, the athletic 6-4, 195-pounder looked like a seasoned veteran. He completed his first seven passes.
CHS head coach Randy Cornwell was generally pleased with his team’s effort in the win at Lakeland.