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MOSCOW — The Oakley High School football team’s season came to end Friday in a 42-36 loss to Prairie in the 1A Division I state semifinals.

Oakley answered Prairie’s opening touchdown with an 83-yard return on the ensuing kickoff from Chandler Jones. Prairie responded with two more touchdowns to take a 22-8 lead after one quarter, but Oakley trailed just 28-22 at halftime. A Jones 55-yard punt return set up the second touchdown.

The Hornets took their first lead in the third quarter, in which they outscored Prairie 14-0. But the Pirates outscored Oakley 14-0 in the fourth. An interception in deep Oakley territory set-up Prairie’s game-tying touchdown midway through the fourth.

Jones accounted for four of the Hornets’ five touchdowns.

Oakley’s season ended with a 8-2 record.

Prairie 42, Oakley 36

Oakley 8 14 14 0 — 36

Prairie 22 6 0 14 — 42

First quarter

P – Jacob Stubbers 1-yard run (Spencer Schumacher run)

O – Chandler Jones 83-yard kickoff return (Jones run) 5:42

P – Stubbers 65-yard pass from Schumacher (Owen Anderson pass from Schumacher) 3:45

P – Caleb McWilliams 46-yard pass from Schumacher (pass failed) 2:03

Second quarter

O – Jones 1-yard run (conversion failed)

P – McWilliams 4-yard run (run failed) 4:21

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O – Jake Pulsipher 20-yard pass from Jones (Max Alves pass from Jones) 1:46

Third quarter

O – Sam Mitton 1-yard run (run failed)

O – Kobe Martin 15-yard pass from Jones (Alves pass from Jones)

Fourth quarter

P – Stubbers 4-yard run (Stubbers run) 10:34

P – Schumaker 1-yard run (run failed) 5:42


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