HUNTERS FOOTBALL: Cusick remains unbeaten in NE 1B League

(STAFF REPORTS/Chewelah Independent)

Freshman Dylan Young tries to shed off a Cusick defender during 1B football action in Hunters. (Bobbi Ward photo)

TALL TASK: Panthers pull away in the second half to defeat Hunters 66-20 despite strong performances…

Hunters’ offense continues to get points on the board, but their third game of the year was a tall task for the young Lions squad as league-undefeated Cusick rolled into town. Considered by many to be the main challenger to Selkirk this season, the Panthers looked strong, jumping out to a 40-20 halftime lead.

In the second half, Cusick shut the Lions out to improve to 4-0 in the NE 1B North, while Hunters dropped to 1-2.

The Lions were led by quarterback August Wagner, who rushed for 118 yards with two touchdowns and passed for 90 yards with a touchdown pass for Hunters.

Wagner now has 328 rushing yards on the year and six rushing touchdowns total.

The Lions will travel to Ione to face Selkirk on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m.