Challengers roll to big win
SUTHERLIN — Cascade Christian used a crushing ground attack and forced five turnovers in rolling to a 56-6 season-opening victory over Sutherlin Friday.
Tyler Stickler paced the Challenger rushing offense with 152 yards and two touchdowns. Cascade Christian finished with 349 yards on the ground and tacked on another 44 through the air. Brandon Grissom added 68 yards rushing and Tyler Beard had 55 yards on seven carries.
Wes Litton's interception at the Sutherlin 13 set up Cascade's first touchdown. It took just three plays for Grissom to finish the drive from 7 yards out. Tyler Beard converted the first of eight extra-point kicks.
Early in the second quarter, the Challengers put together a 79-yard scoring march. Stickler broke loose for a 41-yard TD run to give Cascade a 14-0 lead.
After the Bulldogs cut their deficit to 14-6 four minutes before halftime, the Challengers took the kickoff and went 58 yards in nine plays for a touchdown. Stickler completed the drive with a 9-yard run.
Then Cascade scored seconds later when Tyler Marshall scooped up a fumble on the kickoff return and went 16 yards for a TD as the Challengers grabbed a 28-6 advantage with 1:42 remaining before halftime.
That was the first of two touchdowns on fumble recoveries on kickoff returns. Michael Mann completed the scoring for the Challengers with a 22-yard TD on a fumble recovery in the fourth quarter.
While the Challenger offense was churning out big yardage, Cascade's defense limited Sutherlin to 146 total yards. Grissom, a senior linebacker, excelled on defense with one sack and two forced fumbles.
Cascade Christian 7 21 14 14—56
Sutherlin 0 6 0 0—6
CC — Grissom 7 run (Beard kick)
CC — Stickler 41 run (Beard kick)
S — Andry 5 run (kick blocked)
CC — Stickler 9 run (Beard kick)
CC — Marshall 16 fumble recovery (Beard kick)
CC — Beard 28 run (Beard kick)
CC — Litton 29 pass from Marshall (Beard kick)
CC — T. Gettman 2 run (Beard kick)
CC — Mann 22 fumble recovery (Beard kick)
ROGUE RIVER 18, YONCALLA 6 — At Rogue River, Rogue Berman rushed the ball 11 times for 145 yards and two first-half touchdowns to lead Rogue River to the victory.
Christian Reyes also scored a rushing touchdown in the first half, and finished with 134 yards on 27 carries.
Rogue River (2-0) held the Eagles to approximately 20 yards of total offense.
Yoncalla 0 0 0 6 —6
Rogue River 6 12 0 0 —18
RR — Berman 75 run (run failed)
RR — Berman 38 run (run failed)
RR — Reyes 5 run (run failed)
Yon — Tuttle 25 pass from Kingery (kick failed)
DEL NORTE 6, HIDDEN VALLEY 0 — At Crescent City, Brandon Kakitsuka scored the game's only touchdown on a 1-yard run with 9:30 left in the game.
Hidden Valley (1-1) drove inside the Del Norte 10-yard line late in the game. On a fourth-and-five from the 6, Taylor Bars' completion to Singeon Gotfried came up inches short with one minute to go.
Hidden Valley had 113 yards on the ground and 78 through the air. Del Norte combined for 279 yards of offense in the defensive battle.
The Mustangs' defense came up with three goal-line stands in the game.
Hidden Valley 0 0 0 0—0
Del Norte 0 0 0 6—6
DN — Kakitsuka 1 run (run failed)
NORTH VALLEY 13, GOLD BEACH 9 — At Merlin, quarterback Ryan Anderson connected with Nick Dechenne for a touchdown pass with 28 seconds remaining as North Valley rallied for the victory.
The Knights (1-1) fell behind Gold Beach 9-6 on Travis Wood's 62-yard TD run on a reverse with 7:47 left in the game.
North Valley forced the Panthers to punt later in the quarter to set up the winning 55-yard drive. Anderson was forced to scramble out of the pocket and found Dechenne open in the side of the end zone for the 11-yard scoring strike.
After trailing 3-0 at halftime, North Valley scored on the opening possession of the third quarter when senior Marcel Hogan, a transfer from Willamette in Eugene, broke loose on a trap play for a 71-yard TD run.
The Knights rushed for 216 yards, with Dechenne, a senior wingback, gaining a team-high 102 yards on 15 carries.
Ryan Anderson was 12-of-21 passing for 117 yards. Dane Anderson caught five passes for 53 yards and Dechenne had four receptions for 28 yards.
Gold Beach rushed for 247 yards and had 40 yards through the air.
Gold Beach 0 3 0 6—9
North Valley 0 0 6 7—13
GB — FG Martin 41
NV — Hogan 71 run (kick failed)
GB — Wood 62 run (run failed)
NV — Dechenne 11 pass from R. Anderson (Benetti kick)
PLEASANT HILL 38, ILLINOIS VALLEY 17 — At Cave Junction, Derek Smith scored five touchdowns, four running and one passing, for Pleasant Hill.
Illinois Valley quarterback Roger Hults was 18-of-34 passing for 238 yards and two touchdowns.
Hults connected with Jon Anderson for a 9-yard scoring strike in the second quarter and found Curtis Paulson for an 18-yard TD in the third.
Paulson had five catches for 68 yards to lead the Cougars. T.J. Parker had four receptions for 68 yards and rushed for 44 yards on eight carries for IV (0-2).
Pleasant Hill 16 0 16 6—38
Illinois Valley 0 11 6 0—17
PH — Smith 46 run (Smith run)
PH — Smith 53 run (Smith run)
IV — Anderson 9 pass from R. Hults (R.Hults pass to F. Hults)
IV — FG Kendal 29
PH — Smith 25 run (Smith run)
PH — 40 pass from Smith (Smith run)
IV — Paulson 18 pass from R. Hults (run failed)
PH — Smith 16 run (kick failed)
RIDDLE 22, ST. MARY'S 14, 2 OT — At Riddle, Austin Gill rushed for the game-winning 25-yard touchdown and the two-point conversion in the second overtime to lead Riddle.
Connor O'Boyle rushed for both of St. Mary's touchdowns, including a 3-yarder in the first overtime to give the Crusaders an early advantage.
Gill then tied the game with an 8-yard rushing score to send the game into double overtime.
St. Mary's lost three of its six fumbles.
St. Mary's 8 0 0 0 6 0 —14
Riddle 0 0 8 0 6 8 —22
St.M — O'Boyle 9 run (Martin run)
Rid — Barron 2 run (Barron run)
St.M — O'Boyle 3 run (run failed)
Rid — Gill 8 run (kick failed)
Rid — Gill 25 run (Gill run)
BUTTE FALLS 71, NORTH LAKE 6 — At Butte Falls, Harley Casillas touched the football only eight times yet scored six touchdowns to lead the Loggers to the league-opening victory.
Casillas rushed the ball five times for 89 yards and four touchdowns. He also returned a punt 75 yards for a score and an interception 55 yards to the end zone.
Teammate Chase Ellis rushed for a pair of touchdowns and Josh McGonagle added both a receiving and rushing touchdown for Butte Falls, which extended its league winning streak to 20 games.
The Loggers (2-0, 1-0 Dist. 2) held the Cowboys to 1 rushing yard and only 138 yards of total offense.
North Lake 0 6 0 0 —6
Butte Falls 28 14 14 15 —71
BF — Casillas 45 run (Gower pass from Myers)
BF — Casillas 75 punt return (Ellis run)
BF — Casillas 2 run (run failed)
BF — Ellis 42 run (run failed)
BF — Casillas 8 run (McGonagle pass from Myers)
NL — Bryant 17 pass from Defender (run failed)
BF — McGonagle 19 run (run failed)
BF — Casillas 26 run (kick failed)
BF — Casillas 55 interception return (Gower run)
BF — McGonagle 38 pass from Gower (Gower run)
BF — Ellis 12 run (Mallory kick)
TRIAD 60, PROSPECT 6 — At Prospect, Dakota Clark caught a pair of touchdowns in the first quarter, when Triad scored 46 points through offensive, defensive and special teams scores.
Jake Ovgard and Lauren Meeker each returned a punt for a touchdown, and Kris Hirschbock scored the first of his two touchdowns on a 22-yard fumble return.
Wyatt Forgey scored Prospect's lone touchdown on a 63-yard run in the fourth quarter.
Triad 46 14 0 0—60
Prospect 0 0 0 6—6
T — Ovgard 70 punt return (run failed)
T — Meeker 32 punt return (Trumbull pass from Hirschbock)
T — Clark 58 pass from Ovgard (Ovgard, run)
T — Clark, 4 pass from Hirschbock (Balin pass from Hirschbock)
T — Hirschbock 22 fumble recovery (Meeker, run)
T — Hirschbock 37 pass from Ovgard (Balin run).
T — Meeker 20 run (run failed)
T — Trumbull 23 pass from Ovgard (Wirth run)
P — Forgey 63 run (run failed)