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Triad snaps Butte Falls' District 2 winning streak

KLAMATH FALLS — Butte Falls' 22-game District 2 winning streak came to an end Saturday.

Kris Hirschbock ran for two touchdowns and passed for two more as Triad romped to a 42-14 victory in a battle of previously unbeaten football teams.

Triad (8-0, 7-0 Dist. 2) clinched the league's No. 1 seed in the Class 1A state playoffs and at least a share of the District 2 title.

Triad held the high-scoring Loggers scoreless in the first half and limited their productive running game to just 33 yards. Butte Falls (6-1, 5-1) was playing its first game since an Oct. 2 win at Gilchrist after two straight weeks of canceled games.

The Timberwolves used some trickery to register the game's first touchdown in the second quarter. Triad scored on a halfback pass from Jake Ovgard to Hirschbock that covered 25 yards.

Then, Logan Trumbull returned an interception 72 yards for a touchdown to give Triad a 16-0 halftime lead.

Butte Falls scored on a 35-yard pass play from Harley Casillas to Josh McGonagle in the third quarter to cut the deficit to 16-6. But that's the closest the Loggers would ever get.

The Timberwolves answered with a pair of touchdowns in the third period and built a 42-6 lead in the final quarter.

Casillas paced the Loggers with 37 yards on 16 carries and speedster Chase Ellis picked up 31 yards on 11 attempts.

Butte Falls quarterback Codey Myers was 9-of-17 passing for 118 yards but had three interceptions.

Triad totaled 337 yards in offense to 210 for the Loggers.

Butte Falls 0 6 0 8 —14

Triad 0 16 12 14 —42

Tri — Hirschbock 25 pass from Ovgard (Hirschbock run)

Tri — Trumbull 72 interception return (Clark pass from Hirschbock)

BF — McGonagle 35 pass from Casillas (run failed)

Tri — Clark 29 pass from Hirschbock (run failed)

Tri — Balin 20 run (pass failed)

Tri — Hirschbock 2 run (run failed)

Tri — Clark 17 pass from Hirschbock (Balin run)

BF — Myers 1 run (McGonagle pass from Myers)

SCL Football

BONANZA 31, ST. MARY'S 0 — Bonanza scored a couple of special teams touchdowns in the fourth quarter to cap off the Southern Cascade League victory at Spiegelberg Stadium.

The Antlers (3-2, 2-0 SCL) scored on their first drive of each half and tacked on a second quarter field goal to take a 17-0 lead into the final quarter. In the fourth, St. Mary's blocked another field goal attempt but the Antlers picked up the ball and ran it in for a touchdown.

Later in the fourth, the Crusaders went for an ill-advised fake punt inside their own 5-yard line and a Bonanza player fell on a loose ball in the end zone for another score.

Alex Lewellyn led St. Mary's with 12 tackles and added another 70 yards rushing, while Taylor Freeborn passed for 80 yards for the Crusaders (0-6, 0-3).

Bonanza 7 3 7 14 —31

St. Mary's 0 0 0 0 —0

Water Polo

ASHLAND BOYS, GIRLS PREVAIL — At Eugene, the Ashland boys and girls water polo squads both claimed the Southern Conference championship Saturday at Amazon Pool.

Wynn Michaels, who was named the tournament MVP, tallied five goals to guide the boys to a 10-5 win against Cottage Grove.

Forrest Kollar added four goals and, along with Michaels and teammate Lucas Opgenorth, was named to the all-conference team. Opgenorth was also the conference MVP.

For the Ashland girls, Smith Freeman was honored as the conference MVP after scoring five goals to lead the Grizzlies to an 11-5 victory against North Eugene.

Teammates Kallie Walker and Sarah Kasiah each had three goals.

Freeman and Walker were both members of the all-conference team, along with goalie Carlee Santee, who was the MVP of the conference tournament.

Both the boys and girls, who each won the Class 5A state titles last season, will play next Saturday for the opportunity to advance to the state tournament.