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Vikings leave South winless, 12-7

KLAMATH FALLS -- Junior running back Luke Schoneberger provided a rayof hope Friday night in what is shaping up to be a disappointing seasonfor the South Medford Panthers.

Schoneberger rushed for 116 yards on 18 carries and scored the Panthers'only touchdown in a 12-7 loss to Mazama at Viking Stadium. South Medfordremains winless three games into Southern Oregon Conference play.

The Vikings (2-1 SOC) jumped to a 12-0 lead in the first half beforethe Panthers' defense tightened and yielded only 51 yards in the secondhalf.

Mazama got its first score with 2 minutes, 43 seconds left in the firstquarter when Doug Neves intercepted a Steve Bechler pass and scampered 16yards for a touchdown.

The Vikings went up 12-0 with 11:33 to go in the second quarter whenTroy Fast broke loose on a 36-yard touchdown run.

With 9:25 remaining in the first half, Schoneberger found the end zonefrom 22 yards out and kicked the extra point to account for all of South'sscoring.

The two teams combined for just 378 yards of offense. South Medford musteredonly 132 yards -- 46 in the second half -- and five first downs. Bechlercompleted — of 18 passes and was sacked three times by Mazama's Marcus Landrum.

Fast finished with 80 yards on nine carries for Mazama, while Neves had42 yards on 15 attempts and Chad Hickel had 53 yards on 19 rushes.

ROSEBURG 34, EUREKA, CALIF. 7 -- At Roseburg, Eureka running back KyleLucas went 80 yards for a touchdown on the Loggers' first play from scrimmage,but after that it was all Indians.

Mike Cory rushed 17 times for 245 yards and a pair of touchdowns forfifth-ranked Roseburg (3-0). He scored on runs of 67 and 13 yards.

The Indians, who won their 31st straight game, racked up 492 yards againstEureka (1-1).

Lucas led the Loggers, rushing for 198 of the team's 256 yards.

Roseburg quarterback Thys Kuitert ran for a pair of scores and threwfor another. Kuitert scored from 11 and 2 yards out and hooked up with HaydenDorsey on a 56-yard scoring strike.

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