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Henley puts away Pirates in second half

KLAMATH FALLS -- After opening the season with two impressive non-conferencevictories, the Phoenix Pirates had high expectations entering the SkylineConference portion of their schedule.

But those hopes have been dashed as the Pirates suffered their secondconsecutive conference loss on Friday night.

Henley's Rick Warnick rushed for a career-high 159 yards and scored twotouchdowns as the Hornets defeated Phoenix 31-10.

Phoenix trailed just 13-10 entering the fourth quarter, but the Hornetsexploded for 18 points in the final period to put the game away.

We came out and re-established the line of scrimmage right fromthe get-go in the second half, Henley coach Jess Schefstrom said.We felt we could run against them. We decided to stuff it right atthem.

Henley took the second half kickoff and marched inside the Phoenix 5-yardline. The drive stalled without Henley scoring any points, but it gave theHornets excellent field position.

After holding Phoenix, the Hornets went on a second time-consuming driveand this time scored at the beginning of the fourth quarter on the firstof two Warnick short touchdown runs.

We wanted to play conservative, field-position football,said Schefstrom, and drive down methodically.

Henley held a 13-3 lead late in the second quarter when Josh Sims ofthe Pirates scooped up a blocked punt and raced 66 yards for a touchdownswith 36 seconds left before halftime.

We were just trying to get out of the half, said Schefstrom.We had a 10-point lead and felt real good.

Henley rushed for 295 yards and gained another 125 through the air. BesidesWarnick's big effort, Ryan Juhl gained 123 yards on 20 carries.

Grant Puhl picked up 91 of the Pirates' 112 yards rushing and quarterbackEric Esselstrom was 8-of-19 for 49 yards and one interception passing.

We did a better job of containing Esselstrom in the second half,said Schefstrom. He got outside of us a couple of times and that hurtus. That's what kept their drives alive.

Phoenix0 10 0 0 -- 10

Henley7 6 0 18 -- 31

H -- Juhl 10 pass from Hansen (Juhl kick)

P -- FG Grantland 25

H -- Juhl 95 kickoff return (kick failed)

P -- Sims 66 blocked punt return (Grantland kick)

H -- Warnick — run (run failed)

H -- Warnick 2 run (pass failed)

H -- Clements 6 pass from Hansen (pass failed).

HIDDEN VALLEY 42, ROGUE RIVER 0 -- At Rogue River, junior running backTim Orr scored two touchdowns and went over 100 yards rushing for the thirdtime in four games as Hidden Valley improved to 4-0 on the season.

The Mustangs amassed 310 yards from the line of scrimmage and held SkylineConference opponent Rogue River to a mere 110 yards in offense.

Hidden Valley primarily kept the ball on the ground, with Orr gaining108 of the team's 279 rushing yards.

The Mustangs' defensive line dominated Rogue River, allowing the Chieftainsonly six first downs.

Hidden Valley14 14 14 0 -- 42

Rogue River0 0 0 0 -- 0

HV -- Orr 2 run (Callaway kick)

HV -- Orr 30 run (Callaway kick)

HV -- Callaway 2 run (Callaway kick)

HV -- Isley 19 pass from Jiron (Callaway kick)

HV -- Ferguson 41 interception return (kick failed)

HV -- Ferrel 31 run (Isley pass from Jiron)

NORTH VALLEY 35, ILLINOIS VALLEY 0 -- At Grants Pass, the ninth-rankedNorth Valley Knights jumped on the back of running back Brad Kudlac androde him to victory.

Kudlac rushed for 223 yards and three touchdowns, scoring on runs of13, 5 and 7 yards, to help North Valley improve to 2-0 in Skyline Conferenceplay.

North Valley finished with 350 yards in total offense.

Illinois Valley0 0 0 0 -- 0

North Valley14 0 14 7 -- 35

NV -- Himbauch — run (Wheelock kick)

NV -- Kudlac 13 run (Wheelock kick)

NV -- Kudlac 5 run (Wheelock kick)

NV -- Kuhnert — run (Wheelock kick)

NV -- Kudlac 7 run (Wheelock kick)

SOUTH UMPQUA 26, LAKEVIEW 20 -- At Tri City, Ronnie Slater hit Dane Williamson a 75-yard touchdown pass with just over a minute remaining as defendingSkyline Conference champion South Umpqua notched its first win of the season.

Lakeview's Kyle Morris scored on a 9-yard touchdown run and Jeremy Butleradded the PAT kick that enabled the Honkers (3-1, 1-1 Skyline Conference)to tie the game at 20-20 with 2:33 remaining.

But just when it looked like the game was headed to overtime, Slaterlofted a long pass down the sideline. The ball was tipped by a Lakeviewdefender but Williams caught it, picked up a nice block from fellow widereceiver Matt Matson and raced the distance for the score.

Earlier, Slater had touchdown runs of 42 and 40 yards. The South Umpquaquarterback finished with 102 yards rushing on 17 carries and completed4 of 10 passes for 139 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

South Umpqua (1-3, 1-1 Skyline) finished with 301 yards in total offensewhile Lakeview rambled for 270 yards rushing and 294 total yards.


ROSEBURG 75, KLAMATH UNION 0 -- At Klamath Falls, Mike Cory rushed for165 yards and five touchdowns in two quarters of action as Roseburg annihilatedthe Pelicans.

Cory scored on runs of 4, 6, 17, 9 and 27 yards to help the fifth-rankedIndians improve to 3-0 in league play, setting up a showdown with top-rankedAshland next Friday at Roseburg's Finlay Field.

Along with Cory, 12 other Roseburg runners helped amass 516 yards rushingas a team.

The Indians held Klamath Union to 57 total yards.

Big Fir League

OAKLAND 22, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 6 -- At Oakland, Ethan Devitt rushed for103 yards and two touchdowns to lead Oakland over Cascade Christian in theBig Fir League game.

Sonny Garcia led the Oakers defensively with 12 tackles, three sacksand a fumble recovery.

Damon Prins led Cascade Christian with 103 yards rushing and a touchdown.Mark Huttema carried nine times for 70 yards.

The Challengers' attack was severely hurt by six lost fumbles.

Cascade Christian0 6 0 0 -- 6

Oakland0 22 0 0 -- 22

O -- Devitt 72 run (run failed)

O -- Taylor 10 pass from Frable (Slimak pass from Frable)

CC -- Prins — run (run failed)

O -- Devitt — run (M. Young run)

Sky A

PROSPECT 47, NORTH LAKE 22 -- At Silver Lake, senior quarterback ScottRoberts and junior running back Josh Hulsey each rushed for over 100 yardsas Prospect was forced to primarily keep the ball on the ground becauseof windy conditions in the Skyline A League game.

The Cougars (2-1) responded with 419 yards rushing and five touchdownson the ground. Roberts led the attack with 112 yards on 13 carries and Hulseyhad a career-high 101 yards. Roberts also accounted for two touchdowns passing.

Prospect kept the North Lake (0-4) offense in check except for speedysophomore running back Kico Villagrana, who scored three touchdowns andgained 162 of the Cowboys' 238 yards on the ground.

Prospect8 20 12 7 -- 47

North Lake0 8 6 8 -- 22

P -- Hulsey 55 run (Roberts run)

NL -- Villagrana 44 run (Herndon run)

P -- Setzer 44 run (run failed)

P -- Roberts 63 run (Hulsey run)

P -- Howard — run (run failed)

NL -- Villagrana 69 run (run failed)

P -- Gordon 58 run (run failed)

P -- Howard 8 pass from Roberts (kick failed)

NL -- Villagrana 5 run (Villagrana run)

P -- Gordon 14 pass from Roberts (Roberts kick)

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