The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Pullman falls to Clarkston in GSL shootout.

Carter Steinwand led the way for the Bantams, bouncing back from a late mistake
Pullman+DB+Gavin+Brown+bends+over+while+Rogers+huddles+before+a+play%2C+Sept.+22%2C+in+Pullman%2C+Wash.+
BRANDON WILLMAN
Pullman DB Gavin Brown bends over while Rogers huddles before a play, Sept. 22, in Pullman, Wash.

The Pullman Greyhounds (2-5) dropped a close road battle to the Clarkston Bantams (4-1) by a score of 34-27, Friday night. 

The game was back and forth all night, with the score being 13-13 at the half, and 20-20 at the end of the third quarter. 

Clarkston quarterback Carter Steinwand bounced back from a fourth-quarter pick and was the catalyst for a gutsy drive resulting in a go-ahead score for the Bantams at the end of the fourth quarter.

Steinwand found senior wideout Nathan Somers on a huge fourth-down conversion in Pullman territory, which set up a 22-yard touchdown pass from Steinwand to Clarkston wideout Hayden Line for the lead. 

Pullman got the ball back with about 20 seconds left in the contest, finishing the game on an incomplete Hail Mary attempt, with the ball bouncing off of the hands of a Pullman receiver in the endzone. 

Steinwand finished the game with 275 passing yards and added 92 yards with his legs. 

Clarkston running back J.J. Di Sarno had 109 rushing yards and a touchdown on the ground. 

Despite the loss, Pullman has a lot to hang their hat on from the contest. 

Pullman quarterback Caleb Northcroft threw for 234 yards on the night, finding wideouts Gavin Brown and Champ Powaukee consistently. 

Brown finished with 138 yards receiving and Powaukee added 93 yards. 

Clarkston came into the matchup ranked No. 15 in the WIAA 2A RPI rankings and will remain idle at that spot heading into next week. Pullman entered at the No. 41 spot and is now at the 40 spot after the game. 

Pullman will travel to Spokane next Friday to face the East Valley Knights at 7 p.m. at East Valley High School. This is the first of the last two GSL regular-season games for the Greyhounds. Next Friday’s game will be available on the NFHS stream on their website starting just before kickoff. 

More to Discover
About the Contributors
Zach is a junior multimedia journalism major from Clarkston, Washington. He likes football and grew up going to Cougar football games.
BRANDON WILLMAN, Multimedia editor
Brandon Willman is a junior multimedia journalism student from Vancouver, Washington. He started working as a sportswriter for the Daily Evergreen in Fall 2022 and worked as copy editor in spring 2023. Brandon was elected to be the Editor-in-chief starting in summer 2023 and served in the position from May 2023 to February 2023 before transitioning to the role of multimedia editor. He enjoys watching sports, backpacking, and watching horror movies.