MURPHY — Javan Gail put on an aerial show to lead Phoenix to its first Skyline Conference football victory, 48-0 over Hidden Valley Friday.
Phoenix erupted for 35 points in the second quarter in improving to 3-2 overall and 1-1 in league. Hidden Valley is 1-4 and 0-2. All the scoring was in the first half.
Gail completed 18 of 27 passes for 292 yards and four touchdowns without an interception. His longest scoring strike was 50 yards to Chase Courtney at 5:48 of the second quarter.
Gail, who ran 7 yards for Phoenix’s first score, also had scoring passes of 1 yard to Jonathan Halligan, 20 yards to Dalton Samis and 4 yards to Jacky Hawkins.
Courtney corralled seven passes for 129 yards, while Dylan Knudson, who ran 1 yard for a touchdown, had five catches for 102 yards.
On defense, the Pirates’ Mason Firestone had five solo tackles, and Nik Goff and Hawkins had interceptions.
P — Gail 7 run (Espana kick)
P — Knudson 1 run (Espana kick)
P — Halligan 1 pass from Gail (Espana kick)
P — Walker 5 run (Espana kick)
P — Samis 20 pass from Gail (pass failed)
P — Courtney 50 pass from Gail (Espana kick)
P — Hawkins 4 pass from Gail (Espana kick)
SPRAGUE 56, GRANTS PASS 27: At Grants Pass, Noah Mellen ran for 247 yards and five touchdowns and Spencer Plant passed for 300 yards to lead Sprague in the nonconference contest.
The loss was the first of the season for Grants Pass after four wins. Sprague is 4-1.
Mellen had scoring runs of 18, 1, 29, 2 and 9 yards and helped the Olympians rack up 638 yards.
For the Cavemen, Vincent Washington had a 91-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and rushed for 42 yards, including an 8-yard score.
ASHLAND 21, SPRINGFIELD 14: At Ashland, Ashland took a 21-0 lead and Anthony Swanson’s interception late in the fourth quarter stymied Springfield’s comeback as the Grizzlies secured their first Midwestern League victory.
DaMario Watson rushed for 74 yards and two touchdowns and also had 59 yards receiving, and Detlef Laughery had 11 tackles and a sack to lead the Grizzlies (2-3, 1-2 MWL).
Springfield (0-5, 0-3) was led by quarterback Bryson Bresee, who passed for 102 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 131 yards.
Also for Ashland, Cade Swenson threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Gabe Ekwall in the second quarter.
CASCADE CHRISTIAN 49, PARADISE 42: At Paradise, Calif., quarterback Haiden Schaan had six touchdowns passes but Cascade Christian needed a goal line TD plunge by Joel McLemore with 14 seconds remaining to push the Challengers past Paradise.
Schaan, who finished 21 of 31 for 318 yards, connected for two scores with both Ben Dunn and his brother, Kiegan Schaan.
Haiden Schaan’s second TD toss to his brother went for 64 yards and gave the Challengers a 42-35 lead with 7:41 remaining in the contest. Paradise, however, answered three minutes later to tie the score at 42-all.
Kiegan Schaan had five catches for 98 yards and Dunn hauled in seven for 93 yards as Caleb Jordan rushed for 48 yards on 10 attempts.
P — Thurman 4 run (Galla kick)
CC — H. Schaan 36 pass to Dunn (Dunn kick)
P — Thurman 1 run (Galla kick)
CC — K. Schaan 9 pass from H. Schaan (Dunn kick)
P — Thurman 3 run (Galla kick)
CC — J. Fralich 9 pass from H. Schaan (Dunn kick)
CC — I. Fralich 18 pass from H. Schaan (Dunn kick)
CC — Dunn 16 pass from H. Schaan (Dunn kick)
P — Cline 11 run (Galla kick)
P — Weldon 1 run (Galla kick)
CC — K. Schaan 64 pass from H. Schaan (conversion failed)
P — Thurman 15 run (Galla kick)
CC — McLemore 1 run (Dunn pass from Schaan)
ROGUE RIVER 28, CROW 0: At Rogue River, Jacob Tambellini rushed for 129 yards and two touchdowns and Rogue River’s defense did the rest in a shutout of Crow.
Ethan Canoe set the tone for the Chieftains’ defense with a sack for a safety in the first quarter and, in the third, reeled in a 27-yard touchdown pass from freshman Caden Tognoni.
Cameron Hooker added a 60-yard touchdown on a wide receiver reverse for Rogue River (4-1).
RR — safety, E. Canoe tackle in end zone
RR — J. Tambellini 10 run (J. Tambellini run)
RR — J. Tambellini 40 run (run failed)
RR — E. Canoe 27 pass from Tognoni (run failed)
RR — Hooker 60 run (run failed)
ELKTON 62, PROSPECT 0: At Elkton, Elkton scored all its points in the first half of the District 2 contest.
Prospect (0-3, 0-2 Dist. 2) twice got inside the 2 -yard line but didn’t come away with points.
Cougars quarterback Michael Cripps had 100 yards passing and 50 yards rushing. Brendan Rains added 94 yards rushing and Shane Lawler 76.
BUTTE FALLS 69, CHILOQUIN 20: At Chiloquin, Isaac Tiry rushed for 229 yards and three touchdowns to go with 129 yards passing and a TD, powering Butte Falls past Chiloquin to remain undefeated.
Tiry ripped off a 51-yard touchdown run and connected with Dalton Lester on an 80-yard throw for a score.
Lester added two interception returns for touchdowns and Jordan Davis returned a fumble 95 yards for a score and chipped in a rushing TD for the Loggers (3-0).