Kautzman leads Cheney to 35-13 win at Sandpoint

Blackhawks end two-game skid, face East Valley in league showdown Friday


Contributed photo from Terry Mills

Cheney defensive back Calvin Berstler (11) hauls down a Sandpoint runner for one of his nine tackles in the Blackhawks 35-13 road win over the Bulldogs.

In all its preparation to take on Cheney last Friday night, the Sandpoint Bulldogs might have overlooked a key part of the Blackhawks offense – Austin Kautzman.

That was a crucial mistake because all the senior tailback did was rush for 151 yards and three touchdowns – including a 94-yard kickoff return en route to Cheney’s 35-13 road win. The win not only ended a two-game losing skid for the Blackhawks, moving them to 2-3 overall, but served as a reminder of what the team is capable of doing.

“We definitely can run the ball when we want to,” head coach Jason Williams said.


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