Reyes gains 184 yards in Chieftain win
ROGUE RIVER — A blend of potent offense and stingy defense was just the formula for Rogue River in its quest for its first football victory.
The Chieftains rode the powerful running of Christian Reyes, who scored three touchdowns, and a defense led by linebacker Anton Hall and end Josh Anderson to a 42-0 nonconference victory over Chiloquin Friday.
"Our offense really controlled the clock," said Rogue River coach Marvin Grover, whose team is 1-2 overall. "And defensively, they had three three-and-outs in the first half, so our defense only had nine plays in the half. That's been a focus of ours, to get the defense going. It feels real good to pitch a shutout."
Reyes carried 15 times for 184 yards and scored on runs of 20, 4 and 20 yards in the first quarter.
The Chieftains had five TDs called back, including two runs by Reyes totaling 90 yards.
Rogue River rushed for 377 yards, getting 88 from Andy Valencia, 62 from Levi Girardot and 43 from Daniel Varela.
Girardot completed 6 of 12 passes for 89 yards and one TD. He was intercepted once.
"We played well," said Grover. "I'm proud of the kids for going out and playing hard. It's much easier once you get that first win of the season done and over with."
Chiloquin 0 0 0 0 — 0
Rogue River 22 14 6 0 — 42
RR — Reyes 20 run (Reyes run)
RR — Reyes 4 run (pass failed)
RR — Reyes 20 run (Reyes run)
RR — Gomez 25 pass from Girardot (Reyes run)
RR — Girardot 17 run (run failed)
RR — Varela 4 run (run failed)
SANTIAM CHRISTIAN 46, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 7 — At Corvallis, Tyler Stickler ran in a 59-yard, first-quarter touchdown for Cascade Christian but was later injured and had to be taken to the hospital.
The running back stayed down for several minutes and was later immobilized after attempting a carry with about two minutes remaining in the game. No further information was available at press time. He finished with 166 rushing yards on 23 carries. Tyler Beard added 17 carries for 80 yards.
The Challengers (1-2) fumbled four times and turned the ball over three times on downs. Santiam Christian also recovered an onside kick.
Santiam Christian quarterback Grant Schroeder connected with wide receiver Jeff Hendrix on four touchdown passes.
Cascade Christian 7 0 0 0 — 7
Santiam Christian 25 14 7 0 — 46
SC — Hendrix 37 pass from Schroeder (kick failed)
SC — Stutzman 59 fumble return (kick failed)
CC — Stickler 59 run (Beard kick)
SC — Hendrix 61 pass from Schroeder (kick failed)
SC — Hendrix 17 pass from Schroeder (Hendrix kick)
SC — Stutzman 4 run (Hendrix kick)
SC — Stutzman 13 run (Hendrix kick)
SC — Hendrix 19 pass from Schroeder (Hendrix kick)
ILLINOIS VALLEY 24, COQUILLE 18, OT — At Coquille, Tyler Robbins' 25-yard touchdown reception from Roger Hults in overtime helped Illinois Valley snap a 15-game losing.
On Coquille's overtime possession, Curtis Paulson made an interception on the Red Devils' second play to end the game.
Paulson's 91-yard interception return for a touchdown in the fourth quarter sent the game into overtime.
Cougar quarterback Hults tossed three touchdown passes and rushed for 126 yards. Gabe Miller added 96 yards on the ground for Illinois Valley (1-2), which rushed for 229 yards and had 340 yards in offense.
Coquille was limited to 141 total yards.
Illinois Valley 0 6 6 6 6 — 24
Coquille 6 6 0 6 0 — 18
C — Harris 58 punt return (kick failed)
C — Harris 24 run (kick failed)
IV — Anderson 6 pass from R. Hults (kick failed)
IV — F. Hults 38 pass from R. Hults (kick failed)
C — Huffman 92 blocked punt return (kick failed)
IV — Paulson 91 interception return (kick failed)
IV — Robbins 24 pass from R. Hults (kick failed)
TRIANGLE LAKE 22, PROSPECT 20 — At Prospect, Hunter Gallagher's two second-half touchdowns helped Prospect take a fourth-quarter lead, but Triangle Lake scored with less than two minutes remaining and ran in the two-point conversion for the victory.
Gallagher's 45-yard touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter gave the Cougars (1-2) a 20-14 lead.
But Jordan Scruggs scored on a 4-yard run and went off tackle for the conversion to provide the Lakers the final margin of victory.
Prospect rushed for 268 yards, with Gallagher gaining 180 on 21 carries.
Triangle Lake 0 6 8 8 — 22
Prospect 0 6 8 6 — 20
TL — Gonzalez 50 run (run failed)
P — Bailey 10 run (run failed)
P — Gallagher 25 run (Linson run)
TL — Gonzalez 45 run (Gonzalez run)
P — Gallagher 45 run (run failed)
TL — Scruggs 4 run (Scruggs run)