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No. 1 Summit beats No. 2 Ashland in high-octane rematch

No. 2 Ashland hung around until the final minute but couldn’t get enough defensive stops as No. 1 Summit won a rematch of the 2015 Class 5A state championship game, 35-21, in nonleague prep football action Friday at Summit High School in Bend.

Ashland’s Tucker Atteberry threw a 41-yard touchdown pass to Hakim Pries early in the fourth quarter and a subsequent point-after kick cut Summit’s lead to 28-21, but the defending state-champion Storm denied the Grizzlies’ fourth-and-8 try about four minutes later and drove 60 yards for the knockout score.

Atteberry completed 18 of 35 passes for 231 yards and two touchdowns, and Nicky Weinberg scored on an 85-yard sweep to pace the Grizzly offense, which gained 383 yards against one of the best defenses in the state. Weinberg also had five catches for 48 yards and a receiving touchdown.

Summit quarterback John Bledsoe completed 23 of 33 passes for 292 yards and two touchdowns, including a 75-yard strike to Brayden Durfee late in the third that allowed the Storm to open up a 28-14 lead. Summit also leaned heavily on its powerful run game, as Dawson Ruhl rushed for 170 yards on 32 carries. The Storm (1-1) finished with 560 yards of total offense.

Oliver Warren had an interception for Ashland (1-1), and McKane Ellis had five catches for 59 yards. Myles Montgomery led the Grizzlies with 11 tackles.

Ashland hosts Churchill next Friday in the Midwestern League opener for both teams.

Prep Volleyball

Ashland had difficulty with a potent Marist front row and suffered a Midwestern League straight-set loss Friday at Marist High in Eugene.

The Spartans swept the match, 25-17, 25-16, 25-16.

Alex Crane, an Ashland junior middle, led the attack with eight kills to go with four aces. Marina Tacconi, a senior outside hitter, added four kills and seven digs, while middle Lili Smith produced four blocks and four aces. Grizzly libero Julia Senestraro had a team-high 10 digs.

Ashland dropped to 1-2 in the MWL and overall.

Boys Soccer

The aggressive play of Ian Rinefort on both sides of the field set the tone for Ashland in a 4-1 nonconference victory over Henley, Friday at Walter A. Phillips Field.

The Grizzlies (3-1) led 4-0 at halftime.

Joseph Wallner-Sentle opened the scoring in the fourth minute by beating two defenders on an attack and placing a shot in the lower-right corner of the net.

Drew Kutcher scored on a header off Kai Cheval’s corner kick in the 25th minute. Then one-minute, later Bryce Rollins scored from 15 yards out to give Ashland a 3-0 lead.

Alexander Dryland completed the scoring for the Grizzlies.

Girls Soccer

Mary Wilson and Raisa Rich scored second-half goals for Ashland, which beat Hidden Valley 2-0 Friday in the nonconference game.

Ashland (2-2) outshot Hidden Valley, 17-6.