Wilson, Ferguson spur Mustangs over Henley
GRANTS PASS -- Hidden Valley's Tim Orr rushed through Henley for a school record 280 yards and five touchdowns in last year's game.
No. 6 Henley kept Orr in check Friday night in the late game of a Skyline Conference doubleheader at the Josephine County Fairgrounds, but the Mustangs unleashed two other weapons that proved too much for the Hornets.
Flanker Ryan Wilson hauled in two of quarterback Matt Kennedy's three completions for touchdown catches of 21 and 61 yards. He also rushed six times for 56 yards.
Fullback Ned Ferguson carried the ball nine times for 101 yards, including a 50-yard burst, as Hidden Valley totaled 246 yards rushing to Henley's 184.
Henley drove 70 yards in six plays to pull within 21-20, but a botched PAT attempt left the Hornets trailing with 6:22 to play.
Hidden Valley responded three plays later when Kennedy hit Wilson on a quick slant over the middle that turned into a 61-yard pass and run.
Orr, the Skyline offensive player of the year in 1997, was sidelined early by a deep back bruise in the Mustangs' 37-6 season-opening win at Coquille. He missed last week's 32-7 loss to Brookings. Orr gained 78 yards yards on 26 carries against Henley and scored the Mustangs' third TD on a 1-yard plunge.
Henley .................................7 7 0 6 -- 20 Hidden Valley ..................14 7 0 6 -- 27
HV -- Wilson 21 pass from Kennedy (Sakraida kick) H -- Juhl 87 kickoff return (Cunningham kick) HV -- Ferguson 50 run (Sakraida kick) HV -- Orr — run (Goodrich kick) H -- Warnick 7 pass from Thede (Cunningham kick) H -- Juhl 16 run (kick failed) HV -- Wilson 61 pass from Kennedy (kick failed)
MAZAMA 31, PHOENIX 7 -- At Phoenix, Mazama broke open a close game with three unanswered touchdowns in the second half as the Vikings came away a winner in its Skyline Conference debut.
Mazama became a four-year school in 1979 and competed in the Class 4A Southern Oregon Conference before joining the Skyline this season.
Mazama scored first on Chad Hickel's 20-yard TD reception from Tyler Starkey and Chris Valala countered with a 1-yard run for Phoenix. Mazama took a 10-7 advantage on Mike Moresi's 37-yard field field with three seconds left in the half.
In the third quarter Bryan Monical recovered a fumble and the Pirates drove to the Mazama 4 before turning the ball over on downs.
Mazama responded with a 96-yard drive capped by Starkey's 17-yard keeper with 5:25 left in the quarter.
The Vikings rushed for 340 yards, including 99 on 11 carries by Willie Wallace.
Phoenix tailback Nick Metcalf ran for 99 yards on 19 carries.
Mazama .....................0 10 14 7 -- 31 Phoenix ............................0 7 0 0 -- 7
Maz -- Hickel 20 pass from Starkey (Moresi kick) P -- Valavala — run (Gervais kick) M -- FG Moresi 37. M -- Starkey 17 run (Moresi kick) M -- Fast 5 run (Moresi kick) M -- Hickel 2 run (Moresi kick)
ILLINOIS VALLEY 36, ROGUE RIVER 14 -- At Rogue River, wingback Mike Melton rushed 19 times for 239 yards and one touchdown, while returning an interception for a 35-yard score in the Skyline Conference opener for both teams.
Illinois Valley outgained Rogue River 341-221 in total offense. The Cougars accounted for all of their offense on 46 carries as they improved to 3-0 overall. Illinois Valley was 0-for-3 passing, but made up for it by picking off five Rogue River passes. The Chiefs turned over the ball six times.
Melton had two interceptions, while Jared Larsen, Ryan Stohlman and Jason Lewis had one apiece.
Jared Garwood completed a 10-yard pass to Ron Wessels and Jesse Smith tacked on a 2-point conversion to give the Chiefs an 8-7 advantage. But IV responded with 22 straight points, including Melton's 68-yard TD dash.
Rogue River dropped to 1-2 overall.
Illinois Valley ...............15 0 14 7 -- 36 Rogue River ....................8 0 6 0 -- 14
IV -- Ju. Pope 24 run (Ju. Pope kick). RR -- Wessels 10 pass Garwood (Smith run). IV -- Melton 68 run (Larsen run). IV -- Lewis 25 run (kick failed). IV -- Pope — run (Melton run). RR -- Smith 2 run (run failed) IV -- Melton 35 interception return (Ju. Pope kick).
NORTH VALLEY 17, LAKEVIEW 0 -- At Grants Pass, after two subpar losing performances in non-conference games to begin the season, North Valley successfully opened Skyline Conference play in the first game of a doubleheader at the Josephine County Fairgrounds.
Ryan Shelander sparked North Valley on both sides of the line of scrimmage. Shelander caught a 55-yard touchdwon pass from quarterback Luke Godfrey to open the scoring in the second quarter. The senior strong safety also intercepted three passes.
North Valley (1-2, 1-0 Skyline) rushed for 260 yards, with junior Chuck Milburn leading the way with 132 yards on 27 carries and one touchdown.
Jeff Reese added 58 yards on the ground for the Knights and kicked two extra points and a 40-yard field goal.
Lakeview .............................0 0 0 0 -- 0 North Valley ......................0 7 — 7 -- 17
NV -- Shelander 55 pass from Godfrey (Reese kick) NV -- FG Reese 40 NV -- Milburn — run (Reese kick).
GLENDALE 32, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 8 -- Justin DeKrueger led the Pirates in a non-league thumping of Cascade Christian with three touchdowns.
Brian Hammers scored the Challengers only TD on a 1-yard run in the fourth quarter.
Cascade Christian .............0 0 0 8 -- 8 Glendale .........................12 8 12 0 -- 32
G -- DeKrueger 15 run (kick failed) G -- Cline 22 pass from Foster (run failed) G -- DeKrueger 28 run (Cline pass from Foster) G -- DeKrueger 43 run (kick failed) G -- Foster 2 run (kick failed) CC -- Hammers — run (Hammers run)
PAISLEY 32, BUTTE FALLS 18 -- Charlie Zarosinski had 12 carries for 167 yards and three touchdowns rushing for the Broncos.
Butte Falls ..........................0 6 12 0 -- 18 Paisley .................................6 12 8 6 -- 32