• Challengers' defense pins shutout on Rainier

  • COTTAGE GROVE — Stingy defense made the Cascade Christian football team's impromptu test against highly-touted Rainier an easy one at Cottage Grove High School on Friday.
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  • COTTAGE GROVE — Stingy defense made the Cascade Christian football team's impromptu test against highly-touted Rainier an easy one at Cottage Grove High School on Friday.
    The Challengers yielded just 142 total yards and leaned on Brandon Williams for early offense to pick up a 35-0 nonconference victory.
    The win was technically Cascade Christian's second of the week due to a forfeit by Creswell, which had been slated to host the Challengers on Friday. The Challengers (7-0), who were informed of the forfeit on Monday, seemed unfazed by the lack of preparation time for Rainier.
    "Any time we get a shot at a team at this level, it gives us a better shot in the next battle ahead," said Cascade Christian coach Jon Gettman. "I want us, and the kids want us, to be challenged.
    "I was definitely pleased with how we played and I liked how our guys responded up front. We had a good approach coming into it and we kinda took them out of their game plan."
    The defensive line, led by defensive end David Sellers, wreaked havoc by getting penetration and bottling up the run. Sellers recorded five tackles — one for loss — with two sacks and a forced fumble.
    Outside linebacker Dante Olson added nine tackles and Aaron Cesaro had four tackles, two of which were for negative yardage.
    With about 10 minutes left in the contest, Cody Parker scooped up a fumble and returned it 63 yards for a touchdown.
    The Challengers got their first three touchdowns from Williams. He punched the first in from 2 yards out in the first quarter and hauled in a 39-yard TD pass from Daniel Scottow in the second period.
    Williams made his final trip to the end zone by ripping off a 51-yard touchdown run, and Seth Knox snagged his first varsity TD from Scottow to cap the third quarter.
    Williams had 10 carries for 94 yards and two catches for 49 yards.
    Cascade Christian 7 7 14 7 — 35
    Rainier 0 0 0 0 — 0
    CC — Williams 2 run (Parker kick)
    CC — Williams 39 pass Scottow (Parker kick)
    CC — Williams 51 run (Parker kick)
    CC — Knox 21 pass from Scottow (Parker kick)
    CC — Parker 63 fumble return (Parker kick)
    ST. MARY'S 48 , CHEMAWA 7— At Salem, Daniel Seus rushed for 142 yards and two touchdowns as St. Mary's (6-1) blew out Chemawa in the pouring rain.
    The Crusaders compiled 392 yards as a team, with Calvin Roberts contributing 123 yards and two touchdowns.
    St. Mary's 13 16 6 13 — 48
    Chemawa 0 7 0 0 — 7
    SM — Roberts 67 run (kick blocked)
    SM — Seus 49 run (VanValkenberg kick)
    SM — Bonsi 5 run (Lennon pass from Edwards)
    C — Chemawa 4 run (kick good)
    SM — Hough 8 pass from Edwards (Edwards run)
    SM — Seus 23 run (kick failed)
    SM — Bonsi 4 run (run failed)
    SM — Roberts 48 run (VanValkenberg kick)
    LOST RIVER 36, ROGUE RIVER 22 — At Merrill, despite a second-half surge, Rogue River fell to Lost River in nonconference play.
    Alex Valencia led the way for the Chieftains (2-4) with 16 carries for 54 yards and a touchdown. Andrew Smith had a 12-yard TD run and finished with 10 carries for 60 yards.
    Andy Valencia contributed 162 all-purpose yards for Rogue River including an 80-yard kick return that set up a score.
    Rogue River 0 0 8 14 — 22
    Lost River 14 7 7 8 — 36
    LAKEVIEW 52, ILLINOIS VALLEY 20 — At Cave Junction, Lane Hadley ran for 208 yards and three touchdowns for Lakeview in the SCH win.
    Illinois Valley (3-4, 0-1 SCH) scored 17 third-quarter points to make it 35-20, but Lakeview scored 17 unanswered in the fourth.
    James Thompson led Illinois Valley with 127 yards rushing on 20 carries, including a 65-yard touchdown run. The Cougars' CJ Manning completed 10 of 32 passes for 212 yards, including 141 to Mack Epple.
    Lakeview 14 14 7 17 — 52
    Illinois Valley 3 0 17 0 — 20
    L — Hadley 35 run (Cockrell kick)
    IV — FG Sanchez 28
    L — Hadley 10 run (Cockrell kick)
    L — Humphries 36 pass from Clemens (Cockrell kick)
    L — Vandenberg 25 pass from Clemens (Cockrell kick)
    L — Mainini 31 run (Cockrell kick)
    IV — Thompson 63 run (Sanchez kick)
    IV — FG Sanchez 37
    IV — Epple 63 pass from Manning (Sanchez kick)
    L — FG Cockrell 35
    L — Hadley 63 run (Cockrell kick)
    L — Cockrell 35 interception return (Cockrell kick)
    KLAMATH UNION 34, PHOENIX 21 — At Phoenix, Jonathan Munoz ran for 226 yards and five touchdowns to lead Klamath Union in the Skyline game.
    Munoz carried 32 times for the Pelicans (5-2, 2-1 Sky), who scored 20 straight points in the second half to pull away from a 14-14 halftime deadlock.
    Quarterback Andrew Reynoso ran for touchdowns of 20 and 7 yards for Phoenix (2-4, 0-3) and connected with Tyson Morris on a 29-yard TD pass.
    Reynoso's first score capped a nine-play, 52-yard drive with 3:25 left in the half. The Pirates got a punt return from Zach Kentner to the KU 35 before the Reynoso-Morris connection with 42 seconds left in the half to tie it.
    Reynoso carried 22 times for 84 yards and was 11 of 25 passing for 132 yards. Morris had five catches for 54 yards.
    Klamath Union 0 14 14 6 — 34
    Phoenix 0 14 0 7 — 21
    KU — Munoz 18 run (kick failed
    KU — Munoz 10 run (Munoz run)
    P — Reynoso 20 run (Deras kick)
    P — Morris 29 pass from Reynoso (Deras kick)
    KU — Munoz 58 run (kick failed)
    KU — Munoz 15 run (pass good)
    KU — Munoz 4 run (pass failed)
    P — Reynoso 7 run (Deras kick)
    NORTH VALLEY 34, HENLEY 12 — At Klamath Falls, quarterback Tristan Burke threw for four touchdowns as North Valley remained undefeated in the Skyline Conference.
    Burke completed 13 passes for 235 yards but had three interceptions. The senior also scored on a 6-yard second-quarter run that gave the Knights (6-1, 3-0 Sky) a 20-6 halftime advantage.
    North Valley rushed for 258 yards, with Austin Neil gaining 203 yards on 17 carries.
    Defensive end Cody Toller registered four of North Valley's seven sacks. The Knights defense limited Henley to 106 yards in offense.
    North Valley 14 6 7 7 — 34
    Henley 6 0 6 0 — 12
    NV — Rose 18 pass from Burke (Chirnside kick)
    H — Overstreet 1 run (kick blocked)
    NV — Rose 18 pass from Burke (Chirnside kick)
    NV — Burke 6 run (kick failed)
    NV — Neil 52 pass from Burke (Chirnside kick)
    H — Hilyard 1 run (kick failed)
    NV — Chirnside 8 pass from Burke (Chirnside kick)
    MAZAMA 38, HIDDEN VALLEY 20 — At Murphy, Hidden Valley seemed to be in control until three of its linemen were hit by injuries, opening the door for Mazama at Hidden Valley.
    Mustangs quarterback Tyler Gulbransen threw for 207 yards on 14 of 34 passing. His 25-yard touchdown pass to Joe Wardle in the second quarter put the Mustangs (5-2, 2-1 Skyline) up 20-8, but the Vikings responded with 30 unanswered points.
    Wardle had five catches for 82 yards and Bryce Ausland added five receptions for 72 yards.
    Vikings quarterback Joey Lancaster had three touchdown runs and threw for two more.
    Levi Huffenberger rushed for 185 yards on 16 carries and had a 38-yard touchdown run.
    Mazama 0 16 6 16 — 38
    Hidden Valley 7 13 0 0 — 20
    HV — Ottosen 5 run (Gulbransen kick)
    HV — Gulbransen 3 run (Gulbransen kick)
    M — Huffenberger 38 run (Lancaster run)
    HV — Wardle 25 pass from Gulbransen (kick failed)
    M — Lancaster 25 run (run failed)
    M — Smith 14 pass from Lancaster (Pollock pass from Lancaster)
    M — Lancaster 24 run (run failed)
    M — Wynne 36 pass from Lancaster (Lancaster run)
    M — Lancaster 16 run (Hall run)
    POWERS 60, BUTTE FALLS 24 — At Powers, Tye Jackson passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more in the first half as Powers scored 30 unanswered points to take a 38-8 halftime lead.
    Patrick Byrd hauled in a 43-yard TD pass from Jackson to begin the scoring, then Butte Falls (0-7, 0-6 Dist. 2) responded with a Luke Montgomery 20-yard TD pass to Colton Hanson to tie the game 8-all at the end of the opening quarter.
    Clayton Stallard caught two TD passes and scored on a 19-yard third-quarter run for the Cruisers (3-4, 1-5).
    Alex Hunsaker, a sophomore running back, rushed for 95 of the Loggers' 193 yards and scored two touchdowns.
    Freshman quarterback Montgomery passed for 79 yards but had four interceptions.
    The Loggers also lost four fumbles.
    Butte Falls 8 0 16 0 — 24
    Powers 8 30 14 8 — 60
    P — Byrd 43 pass from Jackson (Stallard run)
    BF — Hanson 20 pass from Montgomery (Hunsaker run)
    P — Jackson 9 run (Stallard run)
    P — Stallard 8 pass from Jackson (pass failed)
    P — Jackson 18 run (Stallard run)
    P — Martinez 1 run (Stallard run)
    P — Byrd interception return (pass failed)
    BF — Hunsaker 57 run (Hanson pass from Montgomery)
    P — Stallard 19 run (Martinez run)
    BF — Hunsaker 14 run (McGonagle pass from Montgomery)
    P — Stallard 11 pass from Jackson (Jackson run)
    CAMAS VALLEY 60, PROSPECT 8 — At Prospect, Eli Wolfe ran for 322 yards and four touchdowns on 17 carries for Camas Valley in the District 2 triumph.
    One of Wolfe's TD runs was 97 yards, coming in the second quarter when Camas Valley scored 36 points.
    Prospect (4-3, 2-3 Dist. 2) was held to 204 yards. Boston Ehlers passed for 86 and ran for 46. He connected with Kyle Roe for a 38-yard scoring pass in the first quarter.
    Camas Valley 6 36 12 6 — 60
    Prospect 8 0 0 0 — 8
    CV — Wolfe 8 run (run failed)
    P — Roe 38 pass from Ehlers (Baker pass from Ehlers)
    CV — Garcia 17 run (Mattox run)
    CV — Wolfe 97 run (run failed)
    CV — Wolfe 20 run (Mattox run)
    CV — Wolfe 47 run (Tilton pass from Mattox)
    CV — Lindsey 30 pass from Mattox (run failed)
    CV — Garcia 30 run (run failed)
    CV — Wolfe 3 run (run failed)
    CV — Melson 23 run (run failed)
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