• Burke, North Valley down Phoenix

  • MERLIN — Tristan Burke has become the consummate playmaker for the North Valley football team.
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  • MERLIN — Tristan Burke has become the consummate playmaker for the North Valley football team.
    The senior quarterback ran for one touchdown and passed for two more as North Valley clinched at least a share of the Skyline Conference championship with a 29-13 victory over Phoenix at the Knights Coliseum Friday.
    It's North Valley's first conference crown since 2008 and the Knights (7-1, 4-0 Sky) can claim the title outright with a win over rival Hidden Valley next Friday.
    The Knights took the opening kickoff and drove 65 yards in eight plays, capped by Burke's 25-yard touchdown pass to Jesse Guthrie.
    Burke finished another 65-yard drive in the second quarter with a 20-yard TD run that sent the Knights into halftime with a 15-0 lead.
    Phoenix answered in the third quarter on junior quarterback Andrew Reynoso's 30-yard scoring run. But the Knights answered back when Burke found Kyle Rose behind the Pirates' secondary for a 72-yard touchdown.
    "We ask a lot of (Burke)," said North Valley coach Todd Willaman. "He threw the ball well when he needed to. We have a lot of playmakers and he has some good options to go to."
    Burke ran nine times for 65 yards and was 10-of-15 passing for 154 yards and no interceptions.
    Austin Neil was the Knights' leading rusher with 71 yards on 14 carries.
    Reynoso accounted for 101 of 173 rushing yards for Phoenix.
    "(Reynoso) is a tough runner," said Willaman. "They ran the veer well. I was worried coming into the game because they're so young and they get better every week."
    Phoenix 0 0 7 6 — 13
    North Valley 8 7 7 7 — 29
    NV — Guthrie 25 pass from Burke (Burke run)
    NV — Burke 20 run (Chirnside kick)
    P — Reynoso 30 run (Deras kick)
    NV — Rose 72 pass from Burke (Chirnside kick)
    P — Morris 6 run (run failed)
    NV — Neil 1 run (Chirnside kick)
    KLAMATH UNION 42, HIDDEN VALLEY 12 — At Klamath Falls, Klamath Union built a 35-0 lead before Hidden Valley got on the scoreboard in the fourth quarter of the Skyline game.
    Jonathan Munoz ran for 153 yards on 15 carries and scored on runs of 16 and 9 yards for the Pelicans (6-2, 3-1 Sky).
    Ben Mitchell completed 6 of 10 passes for 158 yards and TDs of 60 yards to Mitch Mirande and 45 yards to Jack Bell.
    For Hidden Valley (5-3, 2-2), Johnny Gerson gained 78 yards on 16 carries and scored both Mustang touchdowns on runs of 3 and 5 yards.
    Hidden Valley 0 0 0 12 — 12
    Klamath Union 20 9 6 7 — 42
    KU — Mirande 60 pass from Mitchell (Hernandez kick)
    KU — Montgomery 44 interception return (Hernandez kick)
    KU — Munoz 16 run (kick failed)
    KU — Safety
    KU — Bell 45 pass from Mitchell (Hernandez kick)
    KU — Munoz 9 run (kick failed)
    HV — Gerson 3 run (kick failed)
    KU — Daibes 17 run (Hernandez kick)
    HV — Gerson 5 run (kick failed)
    CASCADE CHRISTIAN 63, ILLINOIS VALLEY 13 — Brandon Williams compiled 242 yards from scrimmage and four total touchdowns in the first half alone as Cascade Christian breezed to the SCH win at U.S. Cellular Community Park.
    The Challengers (9-0) allowed just 35 rushing yards and 115 yards overall, most of which came on the final drive of the game for Illinois Valley.
    Quarterback Daniel Scottow passed for 115 yards and three touchdowns for Cascade Christian, which led 49-10 by halftime.
    Illinois Valley 7 3 0 3 — 13
    Cascade Christian 21 28 14 0 — 63
    CC — Brite 6 run (Parker kick)
    CC — Martin 10 pass from Scottow (Parker kick)
    IV — Sanchez 8 run (Sanchez kick)
    CC — Williams 54 run (Parker kick)
    CC — Scottow 1 run (kick failed)
    CC — Olson 21 interception return (Williams run)
    CC — Williams 60 pass from Scottow (Parker kick)
    IV — FG Sanchez 39
    CC — Williams 80 run (Parker kick)
    CC — Main 10 pass from Scottow (Parker kick)
    CC — Brite 4 run (Parker kick)
    IV — FG Sanchez 30
    ROGUE RIVER 12, BONANZA 6 — At Rogue River, Seth Gretz caught a 14-yard pass from Andy Valencia as time expired to improve the Chieftains' record to 3-4 overall.
    Gretz had just three catches for 23 yards, but two of them went for touchdowns for Rogue River.
    Alex Valencia contributed 186 yards on 28 carries for the Chieftains, who rushed for 310 yards as a team.
    Bonanza 0 0 6 0 — 6
    Rogue River 0 6 0 6 — 12
    RR — Gretz 9 pass from An. Valencia (run failed)
    B — Bonanza 32 fumble return (kick failed)
    RR — Gretz 14 pass from An. Valencia
    ELKTON 46, PROSPECT 30 — At Elkton, Scotty Kennedy scored three touchdowns for Prospect but the Cougars couldn't hold onto a halftime lead.
    Kennedy, a senior running back, scored on runs of 55 and 8 yards in the first half as Prospect led 24-18 at intermission.
    Elkton outscored the Cougars 28-6 in the second half.
    Kennedy accounted for Prospect's only second-half touchdown on a 50-yard pass reception from quarterback Boston Ehlers.
    Kennedy rushed for 187 of Prospect's 310 yards on the ground. Ehlers gained 111 yards running and passed for 138 yards but had two interceptions.
    Elkton's John Evoniuk completed 15 of 27 passes for 277 yards and four touchdowns.
    Prospect 12 12 0 6 — 30
    Elkton 18 0 14 14 — 46
    P — Ehlers 2 run (run failed)
    — Bowen 65 run (run failed)
    P — Kennedy 55 run (run failed)
    • — Sky 17 pass from Evoniuk (run failed)
    • — Bowen 35 pass from Evoniuk (run failed)
    P — Stillwagon 5 run (run failed)
    P — Kennedy 8 run (run failed)
    • — Buell 34 pass from Evoniuk (run failed)
    • — Sky 27 pass from Evoniuk (Sky pass from Evoniuk)
    • — Buell 2 run (run failed)
    P — Kennedy 50 pass from Ehlers (run failed)
    • — Safety, Stillwagon tackled in end zone
    • — Staley blocked punt recovered in end zone (run failed)
    • GILCHRIST 70, BUTTE FALLS 8 — At Butte Falls, Coltin Hanson had four catches for 63 yards for Butte Falls, which fell behind 64-0 in the District 2 blowout.
    Freshman quarterback Luke Montgomery completed 5 of 16 passes for 153 yards and a touchdown for the Loggers (0-8).
    Gilchrist (2-5), which snapped a three-game losing streak, was led by running back Trinton Koch, who rushed for 179 yards and scored a touchdown on each of his carries.
    Gilchrist 22 22 20 6 — 70
    Butte Falls 0 0 0 8 — 8
    G — Heitzman 5 run (Heitzman run)
    G — Link 21 pass from Heitzman (Koch run)
    G — Heitzman 1 run (Koch run)
    G — Koch 25 run (pass failed)
    G — Koch 49 run (Link pass from Heitzman)
    G — Koch 40 pass from Heitzman (Koch run)
    G — Koch 65 run (McGregor run)
    G — Heitzman 40 run (run failed)
    G — Bernabe 21 run (Koch pass from Heitzman)
    B — Thompson 30 pass from Montgomery (Hanson pass from Montgomery)
    G — Link 50 pass from Bernabe (run failed)
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