Sprague knocks McMinnville out of the ranks of undefeated

Sprague knocks McMinnville out of the ranks of undefeated

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Sprague knocks McMinnville out of the ranks of undefeated

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Sprague's Spencer Plant passes the ball as the Olys take on the McMinnville Grizzlies in Greater Valley Conference game on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, in McMinnville.

Sprague’s Spencer Plant passes the ball as the Olys take on the McMinnville Grizzlies in Greater Valley Conference game on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, in McMinnville.

MCMINNVILLE — Sprague High School’s football team harassed McMinnville quarterback Wyatt Smith all night and disrupted him on their way to a 49-27 Greater Valley Conference win Friday night.

Smith was 24 of 36 passing for 262 yards and three touchdowns, but was intercepted twice and sacked six times.

Sprague’s Nick Brotton and Michael Murphy intercepted passes from Smith, Dane McKinney sacked him three times, Teagan Quitoriano sacked him twice, Spencer Nofziger sacked him once and McKinney recovered a fumble and returned it 55 yards for a touchdown to put Sprague up 14-0 in the first quarter.

The Olympians improve to 3-1 in the GVC while dropping McMinnville to 2-1 in the GVC and 3-1 overall.

Sprague quarterback Spencer Plant was 18 of 23 passing for 256 yards and rushed for a 37 yard touchdown to put the Olympians up 21-6 at halftime.

Noah Mellen rushed for 54 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries, McKinney rushed for 49 yards and two touchdowns on 10 carries and Brotton rushed for a 49-yard touchdown on a fly sweep in the third quarter to put Sprague up 35-13.

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Sprague 49, McMinnville 27

SPR 14 7 21 7-49

MCM 0 6 14 7-27

-First quarter

SPR- Noah Mellen 2 run (Will Deloretto kick) 3:40.

SPR- Dane McKinney 55 fumble return (Deloretto kick) 1:10.

-Second quarter

MCM- Cedric Agcaoili-Ostrom 4 pass from Wyatt Smith (kick failed) 7:51.

SPR- Spencer Plant 37 run (Deloretto kick) 4:56.

-Third quarter

SPR- McKinney 17 run (Deloretto kick) 10:10.

MCM- Agcaoili-Ostrom 1 run (Colton Ramos kick) 7:55.

SPR- Nick Brotton 49 run (Deloretto kick) 6:13.

MCM- Mason Wennerstrom 4 pass from Smith (Ramos kick) 3:13.

SPR- Mellen 1 run (Deloretto kick) :46.

-Fourth quarter

MCM- Tyler Sitton 12 pass from Smith (Ramos kick) 7:39.

SPR- McKinney 4 run (Britton Hemmert kick) 4:24.

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