AUBURN, Wash. — Buoyed by 344 yards rushing, the Southern Oregon Renegades overcame a scare from the Valley Mustangs to improve to 4-0 with a 28-20 victory.

AUBURN, Wash. — Buoyed by 344 yards rushing, the Southern Oregon Renegades overcame a scare from the Valley Mustangs to improve to 4-0 with a 28-20 victory.

Alvin Thornton rushed for 172 yards on 22 carries and had three touchdowns, while Kris Butler added 88 yards on 12 attempts and Nate Ellis 84 on seven.

The Renegade defense held the Mustangs to minus-1 yard rushing. Kelley Kline had three interceptions and Francis Sespasara added five sacks.

S.O. Renegades 8 14 6 0 —28

Valley Mustangs 6 6 8 0 —20