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North flexes muscles against Mountain View

BEND ' North Medford, guarding against a lapse on the road following a big opening win last week, needn't have worried.

The Black Tornado football team rolled to a 50-8 nonconference victory over Mountain View on Friday night.

North led 43-0 at halftime and substituted liberally.

We came out right from the start and wanted to make a statement that we weren't going to have a mental letup after last week's pretty good win over Jesuit, said Tornado coach John Beck. We wanted to send a message that it wasn't going to happen like it did after some games last year. The kids executed that real well.

— North ran for 212 yards and six of its seven touchdowns, and quarterback Beau Hovland had an efficient game passing, completing all five of his attempts for 120 yards.

The only Tornado score that wasn't a product of the rushing game was a 62-yard punt return by Sammy McHenry.

We were pretty effective executing our game plan, said Beck. The score got out of hand pretty early, so we didn't throw the ball much.

Rob Folsom had touchdown runs of 35 and 18 yards and led with 66 yards on only four carries.

Will Brown added 59 yards and a score from 18 yards out.

I thought our offensive and defensive lines dominated the line of scrimmage, said Beck. Defensively, we were in their backfield constantly. They couldn't get anything going offensively.

Mountain View was at minus — yards rushing entering the fourth quarter and finished with 28 yards on 30 attempts.

Trent Driskell, who also had a 22-yard scoring run, caught three of Hovland's passes for 76 yards.

CENTRAL CATHOLIC 47, GRANTS PASS 19 ' At Portland, Central Catholic bolted to a 28-0 lead in the first quarter as Grants Pass fell to 0-2 on the season in a game of big plays.

There were five touchdowns of 54 yards or longer by the two teams.

Grants Pass' Jason Geith scored on a 66-yard pass from Nolan Morgan, and Spencer Holland had touchdown runs of 15 and 37 yards for the Cavemen.

Andrew Flemming had scoring catches of 58 and 65 yards for the Rams.

Grants Pass.......................................0 6 6 7 ' 19

Central Catholic.............................28 7 6 6 ' 47

CC ' Flemming 58 pass from Showalter (Showalter kick)

CC ' Showalter 14 pass from Moore (Showalter kick)

CC ' Parker 18 run (Showalter kick)

CC ' Moore 54 run (Showalter kick)

GP ' Geith 66 pass from Morgan (kick failed)

CC ' Flemming 65 pass from Moore (Showalter kick)

CC ' Valdez 24 run (kick failed)

GP ' Holland 15 run (pass failed)

GP ' Holland 37 run (Lindquist kick)

CC ' Parker 60 run (kick failed)

EAGLE POINT 23, SUMMIT 16 ' At Eagle Point, Nate Idrogo scored the winning touchdown with just under a minute to play as Eagle Point rallied to win its non-conference season-opener.

Idrogo's 4-yard option run erased a 16-15 lead held by Summit of Bend. He set the Eagles up moments earlier with a 30-yard scamper on a fourth-and-five.

Eagle Point had taken over at its own 40 with 1:35 remaining.

Jason Rullamas ran in the final conversion for the seven-point cushion.

Idrogo carried eight times for 58 yards, and quarterback Jared McClellan completed 10 of 19 passes for 98 yards, two interceptions and a 4-yard touchdown to Sam Ringrose. Ringrose had four catches for 39 yards.

A.J. Nichols scored on a 15-yard run for Eagle Point's other score.

ROSEBURG 42, BEND 16 ' At Roseburg, Austin Shoptaw ran every which way for four rushing touchdowns and mixed in a 72-yard interception return to propel Roseburg to a non-conference rout.

The victory was the 254th of coach Thurman Bell's career, moving him past Medford High legend Fred Spiegelberg into fourth place on the all-time state win list.

The Indians (2-0) rushed for 352 yards, led by Shoptaw's 252 on 18 carries.

Backup tailback Aaron Buxton needed just eight attempts to rush for another 98 yards.

Roseburg built a 35-0 lead by halftime.

Bend (0-1), out of the Intermountain Conference, gained 186 yards on the ground but was outgained 464-321 overall.