Ashland halts losing streak at three
ASHLAND — Ashland quarterback Jake Scarminach threw for two second-half touchdowns and broke loose on a 40-yard quarterback keeper for another to lead the Grizzlies to a 24-7 homecoming win over Springfield.
Ashland (2-3) snapped a three-game skid and will play in Bend next weekend for their last tune-up before Southern Sky Conference play.
The only points of the first half came when Springfield snapped the ball out of the end zone on a punt in the first quarter for an Ashland safety.
The Grizzly defense held the Millers to 230 total yards of offense and forced two turnovers, the second a Mason Costantino fumble recovery on Springfield's 12-yard line on the first play from scrimmage of the third quarter.
Scarminach hit senior receiver Nick Hall streaking towards the sideline a few plays later for an 8-yard touchdown catch, and after a two-point conversion the Grizzlies led 10-0.
CHURCHILL 44, EAGLE POINT 8 — At Eagle Point, four different players rushed for a touchdown and Cody Kloehn tossed a pair of scores to lead Churchill to the nonleague win.
Aaron Ingram, who had 17 carries for 142 yards, started the Lancers' scoring with a 6-yard run to end the first quarter.
Churchill held the Eagles (1-4) to 91 rushing yards and 166 yards of total offense. The Lancers, who ended up with 450 yards of total offense, also held a 24-12 advantage in first downs.
MAZAMA 23, HENLEY 0 — At Klamath Falls, Darius Jackson caught a pair of touchdowns passes from Daniel Mathis to lead visiting Mazama to the nonleague win.
The Vikings forced three turnovers and held Henley to 143 yards of total offense.
Mazama's Dylan Carlson had 29 rushes for 115 yards, including a 4-yard score.
Mazama 0 7 0 16 —23
Henley 0 0 0 0 —0
M — Jackson 14 pass from Mathis (Garrard kick)
M — Safety
M — Jackson 29 pass from Mathis (Garrard kick)
M — Carlson 4 run (Garrard kick)
HIDDEN VALLEY 21, KLAMATH UNION 14 — At Murphy, Class 4A Hidden Valley used a trick play and stifling second-half defense to stun ninth-ranked Class 5A Klamath Union.
Taylor Bars threw the go-ahead touchdown to Daniel Wardle late in the third quarter and tossed the game-tying score to Caleb Krauss before the half.
Hidden Valley (2-2) took the lead in the first quarter when running back Nick Bellenbaum received a pitch from Bars and launched a 64-yard touchdown pass to Singeon Gotfried.
The Pelicans (3-1) took a brief lead with back-to-back rushing touchdowns in the second quarter before the Mustangs tied the game.
KU rolled up 141 yards on the ground, but just Hidden Valley allowed just 25 in the second half.
Klamath Union 0 14 0 0 —14
Hidden Valley 7 7 7 0 —21
HV — Gotfried 64 pass from Bellenbaum (Wardle kick)
KU — Fonseca-Fisher 22 run (Bell)
KU — Chavarria 1 run (Bell kick)
HV — Krauss 14 pass from Bars (Wardle kick)
HV — Wardle 5 pass from Bars (Taylor kick)
TUALATIN 17, GRANTS PASS 14 — At Tualatin, Nathan Suyematsu kicked the game-winning, 20-yard field goal with one second remaining for Tualatin in nonconference play.
Matt Yarbrough and Sean Acosta had first-half touchdown runs to give the Timberwolves a 14-0 advantage.
Grants Pass (2-3) answered with a pair of touchdown passes by Jordy Romick in the second quarter. Ronnie Fields caught an 18-yard score, and Brock Dean added a 7-yard touchdown reception to send the game into halftime tied at 14-all.
Tualatin capitalized late in the fourth quarter on a 7-yard punt and converted a fourth-and-12 to continue its game-winning drive.
Todd Woodrum had 21 rushes for 175 yards for the Cavemen.