• Phoenix opens on high note

  • PHOENIX — Phoenix opened its season on a different tone from last year's one-win season.
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  • PHOENIX — Phoenix opened its season on a different tone from last year's one-win season.
    The Pirates jumped out to a big halftime lead and coasted to a 41-23 victory over Coquille at Jack Woodward Stadium Friday.
    Phoenix accounted for all 373 yards in offense on the ground.
    Andrew Reynoso spearheaded the Pirate attack with 140 yards on 13 carries. The junior quarterback's 35-yard TD run finished the first-half scoring with Phoenix leading 35-7.
    "The kids played hard and fast," Phoenix coach Toby Walker said. "Offensively we were able to establish a running game. Our offensive line absolutely opened up holes tonight and Reynoso made some great reads running the option."
    Tyson Morris carried 19 times for 92 yards with two touchdowns and Aaron Pankowski added 84 yards on 12 attempts and a pair touchdowns to bolster the Pirates' ground game.
    Coquille rushed for 199 yards and passed for 19 more. Much of the Red Devils' offense came late in the game against the Phoenix reserves.
    "They didn't have much chance to sustain a drive," said Walker. "We made some big plays on defense."
    Coquille 7 0 0 16 —23
    Phoenix 20 15 0 6 —41
    P — Morris 6 run (Deras kick)
    P — Pankowski 17 run (Deras kick)
    P — Morris 6 run (kick failed)
    C — Mast 28 pass from Faith (Hagen kick)
    P — LaBelle 35 interception return (Morris run)
    P — Reynoso 32 run (Deras kick)
    P — Pankowski 10 run (kick failed)
    C — Yates 13 run (Dixon run)
    C — Miranda 5 run (Bowen pass from Arrant)
    HIDDEN VALLEY 28, BROOKINGS-HARBOR 21 — At Brookings, Hidden Valley quarterback Tyler Gulbransen passed for 263 yards and ran for 80 more in leading the Mustangs to the road victory.
    Gulbransen completed 10 of 21 passes with two touchdowns and two interceptions and ran the ball 12 times for 80 yards before getting hurt in the fourth quarter. The Mustangs (2-0) amassed 416 total yards — 155 on the ground — and limited Brookings-Harbor to 78 yards passing and 209 overall.
    Hidden Valley 7 7 7 7 —28
    Brookings-Harbor 7 0 6 8 —21
    BH — Helme 5 run (Murray kick)
    HV — Wardle 12 pass from Gulbransen (Gulbransen kick)
    HV — Ausland 85 pass from Gulbransen (Gulbransen kick), 9:41
    HV — Gulbransen 40 run (Gulbransen kick)
    BH — Chandler 45 run (kick failed)
    HV — Hults 3 run (Gulbransen kick)
    BH — Paxton 12 pass from Helme (Helme run)
    NORTH VALLEY 53, SOUTH UMPQUA 31 — At Tri City, North Valley quarterback Tristan Burke rushed for two touchdowns and teammate Austin Neill ran for 176 yards and two touchdowns in nonleague play.
    Burke finished 7-for-11 for 131 yards passing and he carried the ball seven times for 88 yards for the Knights, who led 32-18 at halftime before blanking South Umpqua 21-0 in the third quarter.
    Kyler Smith turned in two rushing TDs and Cole DeCourcey had six catches for 52 yards for North Valley, which racked up 383 yards on the ground.
    North Valley 19 13 21 0 — 53
    South Umpqua 6 12 0 13 — 31
    NV — Neill 97 run (Chirnside kick)
    NV — Burke 1 run (kick failed)
    SU — Senger 53 pass from Holloway (kicked failed)
    NV — Smith 28 run (kick failed)
    SU — Johnson 11 run (kick failed)
    NV — Burke 61 run (kick failed)
    SU — Evans 3 pass from Holloway (run failed)
    NV — Neill 35 run (Chirnside kick)
    NV — Rose 85 kickoff return (Chirnside kick)
    NV — Smith 7 run (Chirnside kick)
    NV — LaFlamme 3 run (Chirnside kick)
    SU — Kennedy 1 run (pass failed)
    SU — Loper 80 pass from Johnson (Ramirez kick)
    CASCADE CHRISTIAN 58, HENLEY 7 — At Klamath Falls, trailing for a mere 19 seconds, Cascade Christian opened the flood gates after Henley struck first in a nonconference rout.
    Challengers running back Brandon Williams compiled 335 total yards and four touchdowns — six carries for 205 yards and three TDs to go with four catches for 130 yards and a TD.
    Williams' first score came on a 72-yard pass from Daniel Scottow, which knotted the score at 7-all just after Jesse Hilyard scored on a 78-yard run for Henley.
    With the Challengers (2-0) already up comfortably, Williams broke back-to-back 80-yard touchdown runs in the third quarter to increase the margin to 45-7.
    Cascade's Levi Girardot had nine carries for 81 yards and Cody Parker six carries for 88 yards. Both had rushing TDs.
    Scottow was 5-for-11 for 143 yards for the Challengers, who had 614 yards of total offense compared to Henley's 209 yards.
    Challengers outside linebacker Dante Olson had seven tackles and scored a rushing touchdown on offense.
    Defensive end David Sellers had four tackles — two for loss — while Williams and Stephen Joffer each added five tackles for the Challengers.
    Cascade Christian 13 18 14 13 — 58
    Henley 7 0 0 0 —7
    H — Hilyard 78 run (Hilyard kick)
    CC — Williams 72 pass from Scottow (Parker kick)
    CC — Williams 13 run (kick blocked)
    CC — Girardot 6 run (Sellers from Scottow)
    CC — Scottow 2 run (Parker kick)
    CC — Parker 24 FG
    CC — Williams 80 run (Parker kick)
    CC — Williams 80 run (Thomas kick)
    CC — Parker 25 run (kick failed)
    CC — Olson 5 run (Thomas kick)
    WEED 36, ILLINOIS VALLEY 10 — At Weed, Calif., Weed held Illinois Valley scoreless in the first half of the nonconference game.
    The Cougars (0-2) scored all their points in the third quarter.
    PROSPECT 70, DAYS CREEK 20 — At Prospect, senior quarterback Boston Ehlers passed for 185 yards and three touchdowns and ran for 175 and one score in the lopsided District 2 win.
    Ehlers was 8 of 10 passing and had 13 carries for the Cougars, who gained 513 yards of total offense, including 328 on the ground.
    Scotty Kennedy scored four touchdowns and also carried 13 times, gaining 124 yards.
    Sophomore Darren Stillwagon had two catches and both went for touchdowns, of 40 and 85 yards.
    Days Creek 0 14 6 0 — 20
    Prospect 22 32 8 8 — 70
    P — Stillwagon 40 pass from Ehlers (pass failed)
    P — Kennedy 11 run (Baker pass from Ehlers)
    P — Reynolds 30 fumble return (Kennedy run)
    P — Ehlers 55 run (Stillwagon run)
    P — Stillwagon 85 pass from Ehlers (Kennedy run)
    P — Kennedy 18 run (Kennedy run)
    DC — Eichmann 24 pass from Fuller (Eichmann pass from Fuller)
    P — Kennedy 41 run (Ehlers run)
    DC — Orrison 50 run (pass failed)
    P — Kennedy 6 run (Kennedy run)
    DC — Fuller 10 pass (pass failed)
    P — Munsell 20 pass from Ehlers (Sheile run)
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