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Blackhawks come up short in GNL battle

Goal-line stand in final seconds preserve's West Valley's 17-14 win


Last updated 10/25/2018 at 5:24pm

John McCallum

West Valley running back Marshall Meleney finds his way blocked by Cheney defensive end Skylar Bradley late in Friday night's Great Northern League football game at Tom Oswald Field.

Cheney High School football head coach Bobby Byrd knew his Blackhawks' showdown last Friday night with visiting sixth-ranked West Valley would be a battle.

And an epic battle it was.

With the time ticking rapidly away and no timeouts, the Blackhawks tried four times inside West Valley's 10 to punch in the winning touchdown - the last coming on fourth and goal at the four that was stopped two yards short as the Eagles preserved a hard-fought 17-14 win at Tom Oswald Field. The loss knocked Cheney from the 2A top-10 and set up a must-win game this Friday night in Pullman for a chance at making...

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