Upper Rogue White Eagles win state; Raiders second
EUGENE — The Upper Rogue White Eagles captured the Pop Warner Football PeeWee Division state championship with a 20-0 win over the Willamette Valley Redskins Sunday at Autzen Stadium.
In the Junior PeeWee title game, the Medford Black Raiders fell to Sheldon of Eugene, 24-21.
The Eagles were made up of fifth- through seventh-graders from Eagle Point. They completed a 10-0 season, in which they allowed only 12 points.
In the championship game, Tyren Wolfe scored two touchdowns — including an 87-yard run on the first play from scrimmage — and Tate Cowden had a touchdown catch, a conversion catch and an interception.
Wolfe's long TD run was a championship-game record.
Quarterback Tristen Holmes passed for two TDs and directed the Eagles to 440 yards of total offense, and running back/linebacker Chase Wager spearheaded a defense that limited the Eugene-based Redskins to 180 yards.
The Rogue Valley champion Eagles advanced to the game with a 28-0 victory over the Medford Saints.
In the Junior PeeWee contest, also at Autzen Sunday, the Medford Black Raiders (10-1) were stopped on a run at the Sheldon 2 on the game's final play.
Cedrick Mobley scored Medford's first TD and Jacob Morrell had a 65-yard kickoff return to pull the Raiders within 24-21.
A Bobby Chaney-to-Morrell 25-yard pass took the ball to the Sheldon 1 in the final minute. A dive play was stopped short, and when attempting to spike the ball on the next play, the Raiders were penalized 5 yards.
On another run, Mobley was tackled at the 2 as time ran out.
The Raiders claimed the Rogue Valley crown with a 6-0 victory over Upper Rogue Blue Eagles.