Cheney Free Press 

Pirates pound Cardinals in shortened game


Last updated 9/7/2023 at 3:25pm

Paul Delaney

Josh Henry eyes the ball thrown from Aiden Suddeth that resulted in a big Medical Lake gain.

Hampered by limited numbers, Medical Lake's opening football game against Greater Spokane 2A Rogers was halted with 2 minutes, 5 seconds remaining in the first half Sept. 2 where the Pirates led 35-0.

The game, played at the Rogers' Harmon Field in Spokane, and in near 90-degree temperatures, saw the Cardinals bring just 22 players, but not all were able to participate having previously been in a junior varsity contest earlier that day.

As the game neared halftime and several ML players had suffered injuries, head coach Nick Puzycki asked that the game be stopped.

"This was due to practice...

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