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Mustangs' trio tramples Lakeview, 55-14

Prep football


-- Nick Mason, Matt Kennedy and Willy Isley provided a potent triple-threat attack Friday night, with the talented trio confounding Lakeview all night in a 55-14 romp.

Mason rushed for 214 yards and four touchdowns on 24 carries, while Kennedy and Isley hooked up for three touchdowns in helping the Mustangs keep pace in the Skyline Conference.

Hidden Valley improved to 3-1 overall and 1-1 in Skyline play. Lakeview (0-4) dropped to 0-2 in the conference.

Kennedy connected with Isley for a 16-yard touchdown to give Hidden Valley a 28-7 lead, then added a second TD with 32 seconds remaining in the half from 40 yards out. Isley hauled in an 8-yard pass from Kennedy for their third score.

Kennedy closed the game with 208 yards passing on a 12-for-18 effort.

Dereck Horning added Hidden Valley's final touchdown on a 52-yard interception return in the fourth quarter.

Lakeview scored its first points of the season on a 72-yard pass from Mitchell Brown to Chad Longacre in the second quarter.


.................0 7 7 0 -- 14 Hidden Valley

.....14 21 7 13 -- 55

HV -- Mason — run (Combe) HV -- Mason 38 run (Combe kick) Lak -- Longacre 72 pass from Brown (Hadley kick) HV -- Mason 4 run (Combe kick) HV -- Isley 16 pass from Kennedy (Combe kick) HV -- Isley 40 pass from Kennedy (Combe kick) Lak -- Hadley 15 pass from Brown (Hadley kick) HV -- Isley 6 pass from Kennedy (Combe kick) HV -- Mason 8 run (kick failed) HV -- Horning 52 interception return (Combe kick)

HENLEY 47, NORTH VALLEY 0-- At Merlin, Greg Conover rushed nine times for 93 yards and four touchdowns in leading the Hornets to a Skyline Conference victory.

Henley limited North Valley to minus-30 yards of total offense, with the only positive yards coming on a seven-yard pass reception by John Harper. The Hornets notched 235 yards of total offense.

Henley improved to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in Skyline play, while North Valley (1-3) dropped to 1-1 in conference.


...........21 14 12 0 -- 47 North Valley

.........0 0 0 0 -- 0

H -- Thede — run (kick failed) H -- Townsend — run (Simmons pass from Gauntz) H -- Conover 18 run (Frost kick) H -- Conover 27 run (Frost kick) H -- Cunningham 2 run (Frost kick) H -- Conover — run (kick failed) H -- Conover 28 run (PAT failed)

MAZAMA 48, ROGUE RIVER 7-- At Rogue River, Mazama's rushing attack proved too much for the Chieftains (1-3) as the Vikings ran away with a Skyline Conference victory.

Jarrod Garwood provided Rogue River's lone touchdown on a quarterback sneak in the fourth quarter. Erica Galer notched the point-after for the Chieftains, who dropped to 1-1 in Skyline play.

Rogue River hindered its own cause several times in the game, fumbling twice to stop drives and tossing three interceptions.

Mazama (4-0) improved to 2-0 in Skyline play.


..............20 7 14 7 -- 48 Rogue River

................7 0 0 -- 7

GOLD BEACH 38, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 6-- Tyler McGinnis rushed for two touchdowns, caught a pass for a third and tacked on a pair of two-point conversions as Gold Beach won for the first time in four tries.

Cascade Christian dropped to 1-3 heading into next Friday's Southern Cascade League opener at home against Chiloquin.

Joe Aranda staked Gold Beach to a lead with a 1-yard dive in the first quarter and McGinnis hauled in an 11-yard pass from Jaime Bechtold as Gold Beach took a 16-0 halftime advantage.

Cascade Christian was limited to 167 yards in total offense, but closed to within 16-6 early in the third quarter.

The Challengers got in the scoring column when Jordan Ferrell intercepted Bechtold's pass and returned it 10 yards to the Panther 45.

Five plays later, Brian Edwards hammered into the end zone from 4 yards out.

Cascade Christian

........0 0 6 0 -- 6 Gold Beach

...............8 8 6 16 -- 38

GB -- Aranda — run (McGinnis pass from Bechtold) GB -- McGinnis 11 pass from Bechtold (McGinnis run) CC -- Edwards 4 run (run failed) GB -- Zuber 29 pass from Bechtold (pass failed) GB -- McGinnis 27 run (Aranda run) GB -- McGinnis 20 run (Aranda run)

Skyline A League

POWERS 46, BUTTE FALLS 6-- At Butte Falls, not many teams have gone the distance with the Powers Cruisers in recent years.

But the young Loggers managed to hang around until the bitter end, avoiding the 45-point knockout Powers usually delivers Skyline A League opponents.

Powers quarterback Tommy Blanton completed 16 of 24 passes for 135 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Cruisers to their fourth win of the season.

Seth Fandel, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound sophomore, caught seven passes for 98 yards and three TDs. He also ran for a two-point conversion.

Powers led 34-0 at the half before Butte Falls got on the scoreboard with a 66-yard pass and run from Travis Smeltz to Tyler Smith. Smeltz finished 20 of 35 for 281 yards and one interception.

Freshman safety Isaac Stephenson had 12 solo tackles and junior end Tyler Smith seven stops.


................16 18 6 6 -- 46 Butte Falls

............... 0 0 6 0 -- 6

Pow -- Rector 10 pass from Blanton (Davis pass from Blanton) Pow -- Fandel 40 pass from Blanton (Rector from Blanton) Pow -- Fandel 5 pass from Johnson (Griffith run) Pow -- Safety (Lunsford tackled in end zone) Pow -- Fandel 30 run (Fandel run) BF -- Smith 66 pass from Smeltz (run failed) Pow -- Clauson — run (run failed) Pow -- Clauson 6 run (run failed)

ELKTON 42, PROSPECT 26-- At Prospect, Elkton charged back from a 26-0 deficit after one quarter behind the sterling play of quarterback Seth Williamson and a running attack that improved after a couple of Cougar linebackers were injured.

Prospect's prospects diminished when linebackers D.J. Wood and Zack Coble left the game with injuries. Wood returned, Coble didn't, said coach Mike Gordon, adding that Elkton rallied by ramming it down our throats.

The Elks also benefitted from four Prospect interceptions.

The Cougars are 1-1 in the Skyline A League, 1-2 overall.