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Pirates smother Knights to set up showdown

MERLIN — Chris Kammel passed for 303 yards and the Phoenix offense used the big play to put North Valley on its heels in a 56-20 rout for the Pirates on Friday in a Skyline Conference football game.

The Phoenix win, which moved the Pirates to 3-0 in Skyline play, sets up a key matchup next Friday with Henley. The Hornets will also enter the regular season-finale at Phoenix unbeaten.

The Pirates (5-2 overall) finished with 460 total yards and outscored the Knights 28-7 in the second half to pull away.

"We were able to get the ball to our playmakers in space and they were able to make the big plays after the catch," said first-year Phoenix coach Toby Walker.

North Valley (4-5, 2-2 Skyline) was able to rush for 200 yards but had to go primarily with the passing attack after falling behind big in the second half.

"Getting down like that definitely took us out of what we wanted to do," said North Valley coach Todd Willaman. "Give them credit, they had some big plays and played good defense against us."

Phoenix 7 21 14 14 —56

North Valley 0 13 0 7 —20

Pho — Kammel 14 run (Hernandez kick)

Pho — Bohn 81 pass from Kammel (Hernandez kick)

NV — D. Anderson 42 run (Benetti kick)

Pho — Toney 46 pass from Kammel (Hernandez kick)

NV — D. Anderson 9 pass from R. Anderson (kick failed)

Pho — Kammel 15 run (Hernandez kick)

Pho — Bohn 20 interception return (Hernandez kick)

Pho — Kammel 2 run (Hernandez kick)

Pho — Lapat 3 run (Hernandez kick)

Pho — Adams 18 run (Hernandez kick)

NV — Rusk 9 pass from R. Anderson (Benetti kick)

HENLEY 52, ILLINOIS VALLEY 13 — At Cave Junction, Henley overwhelmed and denied Illinois Valley its first victory of the season.

T.J. Parker scored both touchdowns for the Cougars (0-9, 0-4 Skyline Conference), one on a 15-yard pass from Roger Hults and the other was a 15-yard run.

Parker also registered nine tackles and a sack on defense. Brandon Foraker paced the Cougars with 16 tackles, Fred Hults added 10 with Andrew McLaughlin contributing seven tackles and a sack.

Sunset League

GOLD BEACH 52, ROGUE RIVER 18 — At Gold Beach, Hugo Rosa ran for three touchdowns to lead Gold Beach, which took a 34-6 lead into intermission.

Christian Reyes scored on runs of 63 and 42 yards for Rogue River, while Brendan Schoner added a 2-yard TD run in the fourth quarter.

Rogue River 0 6 0 12 —18

Gold Beach 6 28 8 10 —52

GB — Busko 10 run (kick failed)

GB — Smith 1 run (Rosa run)

GB — Rosa 20 run (Smith pass from Busko)

GB — Rosa 2 run (kick failed)

RR — Reyes 63 run (run failed)

GB — Rosa 16 run (run failed)

GB — Wallace 37 pass from Busko (Martin run)

GB — FG Martin 30

RR — Reyes 42 run (run failed)

GB — Wood 24 run (Martin kick)

RR — Schoner 2 run (run failed)

District 2

BUTTE FALLS 77, PROSPECT 0 — At Prospect, Butte Falls ran just 17 offensive plays in the game for 593 total yards to rebound from last week's first loss of the season.

Harley Casillas ran four times for 116 yards and three touchdowns and threw for another TD.

Chase Ellis ran for 153 yards and a pair of scores on only three carries for the Loggers (7-1, 6-1 Dist. 2).

Butte Falls 40 16 14 7 — 77

Prospect 0 0 0 0 — 0

BF — Casillas 25 run (McGonagle from Myers)

BF — Ellis 70 run (Casillas run)

BF — McGonagle 33 run (Myers run)

BF — Gower 50 pass from Myers (Casillas run)

BF — Dunham 82 pass from Casillas (Gower pass from Myers)

BF — Casillas 4 run (Myers to Gower)

BF — Ellis 91 run (Eller pass from Myers)

BF — Casillas 65 run (Goodman pass from Myers)

BF — Ellis 42 run (pass failed)

BF — McGonagle 25 run (Mallory kick)