• Morris, Pirates run by Coquille

  • COQUILLE — Tyson Morris scored three rushing touchdowns and Phoenix held Coquille to 31 yards — including minus-23 rushing — in a 41-0 nonconference football romp Friday.
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  • COQUILLE — Tyson Morris scored three rushing touchdowns and Phoenix held Coquille to 31 yards — including minus-23 rushing — in a 41-0 nonconference football romp Friday.
    The Pirates (2-0) scored 30 second-half points.
    "In the first half, we had quite a few penalties that stopped our drives," said Phoenix head coach Toby Walker. "It was interesting, to say the least. I'm proud of the way the kids battled through some early adversity. They came out in the second half and believed in what we were doing and stuck to it."
    Morris led Phoenix on the ground with 81 yards on 13 carries. His scoring runs were 4, 15 and 5 yards. Running back Aaron Pankowski had a solid game as well, rushing for 76 yards on 12 carries and scoring from 6 yards out.
    Quarterback Justin McCreadie was a threat passing and running. He completed 11 of 19 passes for 140 yards and a 7-yard TD to Jose Deras, who caught seven balls for 89 yards. McCreadie added 57 yards rushing as the Pirates pounded out 247 yards on the ground.
    "Our offensive and defensive lines played great," said Walker. "The defense was lights out. Kids flew around."
    Nose guard Mao Masalosalo, a 350-pound junior, anchored the defense.
    "They had a tough time dealing with him," said Walker.
    Phoenix 3 8 16 14 — 41
    Coquille 0 0 0 0 — 0
    P — FG Bazan 28
    P — Morris 4 run (Morris run)
    P — Deras 7 pass from McCreadie (Bazan kick)
    P — Safety
    P — Morris 15 run (Bazan kick)
    P — Morris 5 run (Bonilla kick)
    P — Pankowski 6 run (Bonilla kick)
    NORTH VALLEY 40, SOUTH UMPQUA 20 — At Merlin, North Valley sophomore quarterback Gary Jantzer went off for 244 rushing yards, 108 passing yards and four touchdowns to lead the Knights in nonleague action.
    Jantzer had 24 carries for three scores and he completed 11 of his 17 passing attempts for another TD with an interception. His scoring runs were of 35, 24 and 4 yards. He found Austin Jackson for a 24-yard strike.
    Kyler Smith rushed for 58 yards on 13 carries with a 13-yard TD run for North Valley (2-0), which led 22-6 at halftime.
    Dakota Senger ran for all three of South Umpqua's scores.
    South Umpqua 0 6 6 8 — 20
    North Valley 8 14 13 5 — 40
    NV — Jantzer 24 run (DeCourcey run)
    NV — Smith 13 run (Jackson kick)
    SU — Senger 51 run (kick blocked)
    NV — Jackson 24 pass from Jantzer (Jackson kick)
    NV — Jantzer 35 run (Jackson kick)
    NV — Jantzer 4 run (kick failed)
    SU — Senger 20 run (run failed)
    SU — Senger 20 run (Senger run)
    NV — FG Jackson 23
    NV — Safety
    HIDDEN VALLEY 21, BROOKINGS-HARBOR 12 — At Murphy, Mike Hults played a part in all three touchdowns for Hidden Valley which nearly let Brookings-Harbor sneak back in the game after posting a shutout for the first three quarters.
    Hults threw a touchdown in the first quarter and ran for another in the third. Hidden Valley (1-1) also scored in the second quarter after Hults fumbled at the 2-yard line and the Mustangs recovered the ball in the end zone.
    Trailing the Mustangs 21-0 to start the fourth quarter, Bruins quarterback Izak Ehlers responded with two touchdown passes to trim the margin to 21-12 with under three minutes to play.
    Jackson Howard led the Mustangs with 83 yards on 19 carries.
    Brookings-Harbor 0 0 0 12 — 12
    Hidden Valley 6 8 7 0 — 21
    HV — Campbell 7 pass from Hults (kick failed)
    HV — Fumble recovery in end zone (Hults run)
    HV — Hults 8 run (Hain kick)
    BH — Darger 32 pass from Ehlers (run failed)
    BH — Hooper 10 pass from Ehlers (run failed)
    SIUSLAW 28, ILLINOIS VALLEY 13 — At Cave Junction, C.J. Manning threw two touchdown passes for Illinois Valley in the nonconference loss.
    Siuslaw built a 21-7 halftime lead over the Cougars (1-1).
    For Illinois Valley, James Thompson had 141 yards rushing on 22 carries, and Manning completed 13 of 29 passes for 166 yards. He was intercepted twice.
    The Cougars' Dakota Fortney caught a 33-yard TD strike and Logan Miller a 19-yarder. T.J. Hughey had five catches for 51 yards.
    Defensively, IV's John Britt had 10 tackles, one interception and one sack.
    Siuslaw 7 14 7 0 — 28
    Illinois Valley 7 0 0 6 — 13
    IV — Fortney 33 pass from Manning (Lewin kick)
    S — Dotson 1 run (Thrall kick)
    S — Johnson 55 pass from Dotson (Thrall kick)
    S — Tupua 3 run (Thrall kick)
    S — Dotson 1 run (Thrall kick)
    IV — Miller 19 pass from Manning (kick failed)
    CRESWELL 55, ROGUE RIVER 12 — At Creswell, Shawn Kounovsky ran for two touchdowns and caught another touchdown to lead Creswell in nonleague action.
    Austin Jones tossed two touchdown passes for the Bulldogs (2-0), including one to Cameron Davis, and Trevor Meyer rushed for a pair of touchdowns.
    Rogue River dropped to 0-2.
    POWERS 54, PROSPECT 18 — At Powers, quarterback Darren Stillwagon had a big day for Prospect, but it wasn't enough against Powers in District 2 action.
    Stillwagon was 18-for-30 passing for 199 yards and two touchdowns and ran 27 times for 196 yards and a TD.
    The Cougars (1-1, 0-1 Dist. 2) also got 10 catches for 133 yards and a touchdown from Will Hatley. He also had an interception on defense.
    For Powers (1-0), Clayton Stallard recorded three touchdown runs and had a team-best 15 tackles.
    Prospect 6 0 6 6 — 18
    Powers 20 12 16 6 — 54
    Pow — C. Stallard 73 run (run failed)
    Pow — MacKensen 1 run (MacKensen from Jackson)
    Pow — J. Stallard 10 pass from Jackson (pass failed)
    Pro — Stillwagon 72 run (pass failed)
    Pow — J. Stallard 28 run (pass failed)
    Pow — MacKensen 45 run (pass failed)
    Pow — C. Stallard 1 run (J. Stallard run)
    Pro — Driskell 15 pass from Stillwagon (run failed)
    Pow — C. Stallard 54 run (J. Stallard run)
    Pow — Pedrick 10 pass from J. Stallard (run failed)
    Pro — Hatley 29 pass from Stillwagon (run failed)
    DAYS CREEK 50, BUTTE FALLS 0 — At Days Creek, the Wolves had 160 yards rushing and 105 passing in the nonleague game.
    Butte Falls (0-2) had 148 yards rushing and 78 passing.
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