AHS ROUNDUP: Sayre's 5 TD help Grizz maul Ridgeview
Rieger Sayre passed for five touchdowns, leading the Ashland High football team to a 60-6 nonleague triumph over host Rideview on Friday night in Redmond.
The Grizzlies, who established a season high in points, improved to 3-0 overall, while Ridgeview dropped to 0-3.
Ashland erupted for 40 points in the second and third quarters after taking a 6-0 lead after one period.
Sayre was 13 of 18 for 145 yards, with one interception. Three of his touchdowns came in the second quarter, covering 27 yards to Logan Sanford, 7 yards to Hayden Ellis and 20 yards to DaMario Watson.
Running back Watson enjoyed a big night as well, carrying 12 times for 200 yards. He scored two rushing touchdowns and one receiving. His longest scamper was a 74-yard scoring run just seconds into the third quarter.
Nolan Rinefort was the Grizzlies’ leading receiver, hauling in three passes for 70 yards and a touchdown of 55 yards from Ellis to cap the scoring.
Ashland amassed 265 yards rushing and 200 passing.
Rinefort had a big day on defense as well, leading Ashland with 10 solo tackles and two assists. Sanford had 8 1/2 tackles, including 3 1/2 for losses.
Eriq Rodriguez intercepted a pass for Ashland.
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A — Watson 21 run (kick failed)
A — Sanford 27 pass from Sayre (pass failed)
A — Ellis 7 pass from Sayre (Rinefort kick)
A — Watson 20 pass from Sayre (kick failed)
A — Watson 74 run (Rinefort kick)
A — Carter 6 pass from Sayre (Rinefort kick)
R — Jeter 6 run (pass failed)
A — Rodriguez 16 pass from Sayre (Rinefort kick)
A — Watson 5 run (Rinefort kick)
A — Rinefort 55 pass from Ellis (Rinefort kick)
The Ashland boys soccer team put the clamps on Willamette defensively and Davidson Graham provided an early goal as the Grizzlies took down Willamette on Friday with a 2-0 victory at Walter A. Phillips Field. Graham gave the Grizzlies (4-2, 2-0 Midwestern League) the lead in the seventh minute on a through ball from Noah Aguilar and carried a 1-0 lead into halftime. Sam Austin padded Ashland’s advantage in the 55th minute with an assist from Carson Pindell. The Grizzlies’ defense allowed just two shots on goal, both of which were tracked down by junior goalkeeper Gabe Giancarlo. Scott Gustafson played a key role in the Grizzlies’ stingy defense by controlling the midfield and was just as effective as a passer, helping set Ashland up for its 21 shots, 12 of which were on frame.
Willamette kept Ashland off the scoreboard to secure a 1-0 Midwestern League triumph.The Grizzles’ league record dropped to 1-1. They are 3-1-2 overall. Willamette (1-2-2) scored in the 18th minute when a corner kick eluded the Grizzlies, and the Wolverines capitalized on a scramble in front of the goal.