A narrow loss evened the St. Maries JV football team’s record at 1-1 heading into a matchup with Bonners Ferry next week.
The team traveled to Timberlake Sept. 24, where four turnovers sunk the Jacks in a 14-18 loss.
“It was definitely one of those games you wish you could have back,” Coach Jim Buckler said. “We played them hard, but at the end of the day four turnovers were too much to withstand, especially at their place.”
Trey Gibson got St. Maries on the board during its first possession of the contest, rushing for a 42-yard touchdown to give his team its only lead of the game.
Down 6-12 at the half, the Lumberjacks would allow one additional Tiger score before Trace Wicks caught a pass and beat his man to the end zone to cap the scoring at 14-18.
The team opened its season Sept. 19 at Priest River.
St. Maries got touchdowns from Dillon Holder (3), who returned the opening kickoff for a score. He would make two more trips to the end zone in the 60-6 win.
Coach Buckler credited Gavin Wemhoff for his defensive efforts. Gavin also recorded a pair of touchdowns for the St. Maries offense.
Trey Gibson intercepted a Priest River pitch and found pay dirt to get the Lumberjack defense on the board. Ethan Kolar, Cole Darnold and Trace each scored for the Jacks as they opened their season with a win.
“We made many mistakes, typical of a first game, but when you can score on offense, defense and special teams it is a great team win,” Coach Buckler said.
The team hosts Bonners Ferry Friday, kicking off at 4 p.m.