Leading 6-0 at the half last Friday against Wallace, Kootenai’s football team was not the one looking like it was two quarters into its first game.
The Warriors came out the hungrier squad Oct. 9 as they welcomed Wallace in a home opener that was six-weeks delayed due to low numbers.
And despite falling 6-12, giving up one touchdown in the third quarter and one in the fourth, Coach Doug Napierala, who has been waiting to coach a football game since 2018, said his group played well on both sides of the ball.
“Offensively we need to do a little better job with our execution and knowing our blocking assignments, but overall for our first game we did alright,” he said.
Brady McGann, junior back, took a direct snap in the first quarter and punched in a 15-yard touchdown to put the Warriors on the board.
Upcoming: Kootenai is scheduled to play at Clark Fork Friday. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m.
Kootenai 6, Wallace 12
KHS 6 0 0 0 6
WHS 0 0 6 6 12
B. McGann – 1 TD