MOSCOW, ID - The Clarkston High School football team kicked off its 2019 season Friday night when they traveled up to Moscow to take on the Bears.
Clarkston fumbled on the opening drive, it was scooped up for a 65 yard touchdown. But the Bantams bounced back quickly. Bantam quarterback Kaeden Fraizer started the game hitting seven of his first eight passes, including a 27 yard touchdown strike to Tru Allen. To even the score at 7 late in the first quarter. After another score from Moscow, Frazier and Allen connected yet again for another long touchdown score to tie it up at 14. Another fortunate bounce went the way of Clarkston on a punt return right before the half. It gave them an opportunity to take the lead before halftime, which they did. A short touchdown run gave Clarkston the 21-14 lead at the half. As it turned out, the first half fireworks from both teams were far from over. A score on Moscow’s opening drive of the second half brought the Bears back within one. But, a bad snap on the extra point kept the score 21-20. After a slow start to the second half, Frazier did what he does best and that’s find Allen for their third touchdown connection of the night to expand the lead to 28-20. The score came on a fourth and eight play where the Bantams were lined up just outside of field goal range and decided to push the envelope. Moscow came out and dominated the third quarter, racking up 150 yards of total offense compared to just 45 for Clarkston. They were able to put the ball in the end zone right at the start of the fourth quarter, and a successful two point conversion attempt tied the game up at 28 all. Less than four minutes later, Frazier and the Bantams answered back, with Frazier throwing his fourth touchdown pass of the night and effectively putting the Bears down for good. Another touchdown run was added by the Bantams late in the fourth, and they ultimately came away with the 42-28 road victory to begin its season. Frazier completed 20 of his 28 passes for 220 yards and four touchdowns. Three of those went to stud receiver Allen, who caught eight balls for 120 yards and those three scores. Next week the Bantams will have its home opener against the Bulldogs from Grangeville (1-1).