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Blackhawks overcome miscues, down Clarkston 28-19 in finale

Cheney in postseason for second straight season, play first round game with top-ranked, 10-0 Othello


Terry Mills

Cheney’s Austin Kautzman (14) finds running room and grinds out some of the 107 yards he gained in Cheney’s 28-19 victory at Clarkston. The win, along with losses by other GNL teams, earned the Blackhawks a berth in the playoffs.

Normally, teams committing five turnovers and over 100 yards in penalties don’t find themselves in the win column when the game is over.

But the Cheney football team isn’t normal. The Blackhawks overcame these obstacles with a three-touchdown performance from quarterback Andrew Graham and a defense that created opportunities by intercepting Clarkston quarterback Austin Hansen five times for a 28-19 win in Clarkston.

Cheney’s win combined with East Valley’s 35-24 victory over Deer Park and Colville’s 26-20 upset of Great Northern League leader Pullman forced a four-way tie between...

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