• Williams, defense pave way for Challengers

  • With as smothering as its defense has been thus far, for whatever reason, the Cascade Christian football team can't seem to keep opposing teams out of the end zone on their opening drives.
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  • With as smothering as its defense has been thus far, for whatever reason, the Cascade Christian football team can't seem to keep opposing teams out of the end zone on their opening drives.
    No matter. All that minor hitch has done is kept the Challengers from recording two straight shutouts.
    The Challengers used big plays on offense from Brandon Williams to overwhelm Brookings-Harbor in a 41-6 romp at U.S. Cellular Community Park on Friday.
    Led by Daniel Grissom, Dante Olson and Dane Scott, the Challengers (3-0) yielded only 83 yards of total offense in the contest, giving up just 35 in the first half.
    The Bruins' C.J. Paxton returned the game's opening kickoff 96 yards. The Challengers also allowed a quick opening drive score last week to Henley.
    Cascade Christian's star running back Williams had a mere two carries in the game but he made them count as they both went for touchdowns — the first was a 17-yard scamper to pay dirt in the second quarter. Williams took his next tote to the house as well, streaking 50 yards to the end zone.
    Williams finished his night off with an 88-yard kickoff return in the third quarter that put the Challengers up 35-6.
    Quarterback Daniel Scottow was an efficient 9-for-11 for 127 yards and two touchdowns.
    Scottow connected with Tim Martin for a 26-yard TD and had a 38-yard scoring strike to Cody Parker.
    Josh Brite also scored for the Challengers on a 16-yard run in the second quarter.
    Levi Girardot pitched in with 10 carries for 65 yards.
    Grissom had six tackles — three for loss — with a pass deflection while Olson led the Challengers with eight tackles, two for loss, and Martin had six tackles.
    Cascade Christian 14 14 7 6 — 41
    Brookings-Harbor 6 0 0 0 — 6
    BH — Paxton 96 kickoff return (kick failed)
    CC — Martin 26 pass Scottow (Parker kick)
    CC — Williams 17 run (Parker kick)
    CC — Williams 50 run (Parker kick)
    CC — Brite 16 run (Parker kick)
    CC — Williams 88 kickoff return (Parker kick)
    CC — Parker 38 pass form (kick failed)
    YREKA 14, PHOENIX 0 — At Yreka, Phoenix lost seven fumbles in the nonconference game and dropped to 1-1 on the season.
    The Pirates gained 284 yards rushing, led by Tyson Morris' 133 on 27 carries and Kyle Bradfield's 67 on six carries.
    But the fumbles — one inside the 5-yard line and another inside the 15 — were too much to overcome.
    The Pirate defense played well but was hurt by two big pass plays.
    Phoenix 0 0 0 0 — 0
    Yreka 0 6 0 8 — 14
    Y — Culp 2 run (kick failed)
    Y — Culp 2 run (Wilson run)
    NORTH VALLEY 34, DOUGLAS 28 — At Merlin, Tristan Burke passed for four touchdowns and North Valley held off a comeback attempt by Douglas to gain the nonleague victory.
    Burke completed 16 of 31 passes for 240 yards and was intercepted for the first time this season. Austin Neil had TD catches of 55 and 34 yards, the latter proving crucial because Douglas scored with 1:53 to go to close the gap.
    Douglas recovered an onside kick after its final TD but four incomplete passes halted any hopes of a dramatic rally.
    Curtis Roberts and JJ Chirnside also caught TD passes, with Chirnside adding field goals of 47 and 24 yards for the Knights (3-0).
    Douglas 0 13 7 8 — 28
    North Valley 3 21 3 7 — 34
    NV — FG Chirnside 47
    NV — Neil 55 pass from Burke (Chirnside kick)
    D — Simmons 35 run (Duncan kick)
    D — Labin 29 pass from Shaffar (kick failed)
    NV — Roberts 59 pass Burke (Chirnside kick)
    NV — Chirnside 2 pass from Burke (Chirnside kick)
    D — Simmons 2 run (Duncan kick)
    NV — FG 24 Chirnside
    NV — Neil 34 pass from Burke (Chirnside kick)
    D — Shaffer 1 run (Watson pass from Shaffer)
    HIDDEN VALLEY 42, SOUTH UMPQUA 20 — At Murphy, Hidden Valley senior quarterback Tyler Gulbransen passed for three touchdowns and rushed for 112 yards and one TD in the nonconference victory.
    Hidden Valley jumped out to a 28-6 second-quarter lead.
    Gulbransen was 13 of 20 passing for 184 yards and had two interceptions. Joe Wardle hauled in TD receptions of 6 and 70 yards from Gulbransen.
    Bryce Ausland accounted for two Hidden Valley touchdowns — one rushing and one receiving.
    The Mustangs (3-0) totaled 410 yards in offense, while South Umpqua had 280.
    South Umpqua 6 6 8 0 — 20
    Hidden Valley 14 14 7 7 — 42
    HV — Hyatt 1 run (Gulbransen kick)
    SU — Loper 53 pass from Johnson (kick failed)
    HV — Ausland 13 run (Gulbransen kick)
    HV — Ausland 20 pass from Gulbransen (Gulbransen kick)
    HV — Joe Wardle 6 pass from Gulbransen (Gulbransen)
    SU — Evans 17 pass from Johnson (kick failed)
    SU — Singer 5 run (conversion good)
    HV — Wardle 70 pass from Gulbransen (Gulbransen kick)
    HV — Gulbransen 2 run (Gulbransen kick)
    GLIDE 40, ROGUE RIVER 16 — At Glide, Rogue River's Andrew Smith rushed for a 15-yard touchdown and Jarrid Hopkins added a 20-yard rushing TD in the second half of the nonleague game.
    Chris Campbell carried the ball seven times for 63 yards for the Chieftains.
    Garret Short led Glide with 106 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries.
    Rogue River 0 0 8 8 — 16
    Glide 12 14 14 0 — 40
    G — Short 4 run (kick failed)
    G — Lumis 10 run (run failed)
    G — Short 12 run (run failed)
    G — Lumis 22 run (run)
    G — Finlay 6 run (pass failed)
    G — Lewis 16 run (Brown run)
    RR — Smith 15 run (Campbell run)
    RR — Hopkins 20 run (Mathews run)
    ILLINOIS VALLEY 38, NORTH DOUGLAS 8 — At Cave Junction, Illinois Valley put up big rushing numbers to gain its first victory in nonleague play.
    The Cougars (1-2) got 81 yards from Gabe Miller on 10 carries, while Logan Miller had four totes for 77 yards and James Thompson three for 65.
    Each scored a rushing touchdown, and Logan Miller added a fumble recovery in the end zone for a score.
    The Cougars scored 24 third-quarter points, in part by recovering two onside kicks.
    C.J. Manning was 7 of 17 passing for 102 yards, and he hit Brandon Parker with a 39-yard score.
    Jovany Sanchez, who also plays on the school soccer team, had a 36-yard field goal and five PATs.
    North Douglas 0 0 0 8 — 8
    Illinois Valley 0 7 24 7 — 38
    IV — Parker 39 pass from Manning (Sanchez kick)
    IV — G. Miller 4 run (Sanchez kick)
    IV — Thompson 45 run (Sanchez)
    IV — FG Sanchez 36
    IV — L. Miller fumble recovery in end zone (Sanchez kick)
    IV — L. Miller 25 run (Sanchez kick)
    ND — Lundeen 2 run (Black run)
    PROSPECT 62, GILCHRIST 18 — At Gilchrist, quarterback Boston Ehlers passed for three touchdowns and rushed for 228 yards as Prospect posted its first District 2 victory.
    The Cougars (3-0, 1-0 Dist. 2) gained 532 yards on the ground. Senior running back Scotty Kennedy added 149 yards and three touchdowns rushing.
    Ehlers was 9 of 14 passing for 151 yards and one interception.
    Prospect 30 12 20 0 — 62
    Gilchrist 6 6 6 0 — 18
    P — Roe 27 pass from Ehlers (Stillwagon pass from Ehlers)
    P — Roe 13 run (run failed)
    P — Baker 17 pass from Ehlers (Kennedy run)
    G — Koch 33 run (run failed)
    P — Kennedy 1 run (Kennedy run)
    G — Koch 22 pass from Heitzman (run failed)
    P — Kennedy 35 run (run failed)
    P — Hatley 80 punt return (run failed)
    P — Baker 10 pass from Ehlers (Kennedy run)
    G — McGregor 70 run (run failed)
    P — Kennedy 4 run (run failed)
    P — Stillwagon 61 run (run failed)
    TRIAD 63, BUTTE FALLS 12 — At Butte Falls, Triad's Gabe Ovgard ran for three touchdowns, passed for one and returned two interceptions for scores.
    Butte Falls had eight turnovers, including six interceptions.
    For Butte Falls, James Ramirez rushed for 132 yards and two touchdowns.
    Sophomore linebacker Tyler Ulrey registered 11 tackles for the Loggers (0-3, 0-2 Dist. 2).
    Triad 22 34 7 0 — 63
    Butte Falls 6 0 0 6 — 12
    T — Ovgard 8 run (run failed)
    BF — Ramirez 35 pass from Givens (run failed)
    T — McCarty 35 pass from Ovgard (McNerney pass from Ovgard)
    T — Ovgard 28 run (Ovgard run)
    T — Ovgard 60 interception return (run failed)
    T — Ovgard 57 interception return (McCarty run)
    T — Ovgard 77 interception return (Dentinger run)
    T — Ovgard 23 run (Trumbull run)
    T — McCarty 73 run (kick failed)
    T — Trumbull 58 pass from McNerney (McCarty kick)
    BF — Ramirez 64 run (run failed)
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