(BRANDON HANSEN/Chewelah Independent)
SPRINGDALE GRIT: In rainy downpour, boys of southern Stevens County achieve best start to season in recent memory…
Ethan Penland came prepared for a rainy 1B football battle between the Springdale Chargers and the Northport Mustangs on Friday night. The Charger running back was perhaps the only person ready for wet conditions, bringing a change of clothes and securing the football for three touchdown scores in a 46-20 1B football victory with Tom Sherry and KREM 2 in the house for Tom’s Tailgate. (Chewelah’s reporter, on the other hand, had to wear garbage bags)
“I’m soaked,” Penland, a senior, said. “I think I am one of the only players to bring an extra change of clothes.”
The win boosts Springdale’s record to 3-1, which is the best start for the school in recent memory.
“I only have about 15-16 years for a frame of reference, but we haven’t started out like this before, and this was a big part of moving to 1B independent so we would be more competitive,” Springdale Coach Mark Edwards said. More