Pirates grind out win over Eagles
NORTH BEND — The Eagle Point football team took advantage of its opportunities against Marshfield on Saturday.
Unfortunately for the 10th-ranked Eagles, they didn't get quite enough.
Marshfield quarterback Dallas Milburn accounted for three touchdowns as the Pirates dominated time of possession in a 41-32 victory over nonconference opponent Eagle Point at North Bend High.
Eagles quarterback Shane Bluhm's 19-yard touchdown pass to Garrett Snow with 9:35 left in the game cut Marshfield's lead to three points, trailing 35-32. But about six minutes later, Ryan Scoville sealed the deal for the Pirates with a 6-yard rushing score.
Milburn finished with 20 carries for 105 yards for Marshfield (2-2), which had the ball for almost 32 minutes of the 48-minute game. He rushed for a 4-yard score, connected with receiver Kody Crook for a 50-yard touchdown and added an 8-yard interception return.
"We ended up punting the ball away or putting ourselves in a hole," Eagle Point head coach Jacob Schauffler said. "We were constantly playing catch-up."
Eagle Point's only lead came in the first quarter, when Brandon Seelye kicked in a 25-yard field goal.
Bluhm, who threw two interceptions, was 12-for-21 for 181 yards and three touchdowns, including strikes to Loren Nesberg and Daniel Morgan.
Eagle Point's Devon Adams had an 88-yard kickoff return and Marshfield's Matt Parrish ran a 90-yard kickoff back for scores.
The Eagles (2-2) host Marist (4-0) on Friday.
At North Bend High
Eagle Point 3 7 14 8 —32
Marshfield 7 7 21 6 —41
EP — FG Seelye 25
M — Scoville 4 run (Milburn kick)
M — Milburn 4 run (Milburn kick)
EP — Nesberg 32 pass from Bluhm (Seelye kick)
M — Parrish 90 kickoff return (Milburn kick)
EP — Morgan 13 pass from Bluhm (kick failed)
M — Crook 50 pass from Milburn (Milburn kick)
EP — Adams 88 kickoff return (Foster pass from Bluhm)
M — Milburn 8 interception return (Milburn kick)
EP — Snow 19 pass from Bluhm (Morris pass from Snow)
M — Scoville 6 run (kick failed)
First Downs 16 16
Rushes-Yards 23-96 52-218
Passing Yards 181 99
Comp-Att-Int 12-21-2 5-6-0
Total Yards 277 317
Punts 4-33.3 4-40.5
Fumbles-lost 2-1 1-0
Penalties-yards 7-67 5-50
Eagle Point — Snow 9-33, Bluhm 5-30, Foster 7-21, Ash 2-12.
Marshfield — Milburn 20-105, Scoville 19-68, Davidson 13-45.
Eagle Point — Bluhm 12-21-2 181.
Marshfield — Milburn 5-6-0 99.
Eagle Point — Foster 4-69, Nesberg 2-42, Morris 2-27, Snow 2-17, Shaffer 1-13, Morgan 1-13.
Marshfield — Scoville 3-31, Crook 1-50, Milburn 1-18.
ROGUE VALLEY CLASSIC — North Medford won three of its six pool play games to earn a spot in the 16-team championship bracket, then lost to Clackamas, 25-13, 25-23, in the first round.
The Black Tornado was one of just two local squads to qualify for the championship bracket. Hidden Valley also suffered a first-round loss, falling to Sunset, 25-11, 25-10.
Jesuit defeated Sunset, 25-23, 25-14, to claim the Rogue Valley Classic title.
Against Clackamas, North was led by junior outside hitter Mariah Williams, who had a team-high four kills. Junior middle blocker Kaitlin Barrie and sophomore right side hitter Emily Carlson added two solo blocks apiece.
In consolation play, Eagle Point and Ashland both suffered quarterfinals losses. The Eagles, who beat Grants Pass 25-21, 25-22 to reach the elite eight, fell to Oregon City 25-13, 25-17, while Ashland lost to Westview, 25-18, 25-23.
Oregon City won the consolation bracket with a 25-13, 25-20 victory over Marshfield.
ASHLAND BOYS, GIRLS WIN — At Eugene, Ashland's boys team gained three victories and the Grizzly girls won two of three against South Eugene, North Eugene and Marist.
Ashland's boys edged South Eugene 6-4, then secured a 16-12 win over North Eugene and 12-6 triumph over Marist.
Ashland's Forrest Kollar tallied six goals against Marist, four goals and three steals against North Eugene and three goals and four steals against South Eugene. Adam Good scored four times against Marist and North Eugene and twice against the Axemen, while Evan Westhelle-Grant totaled three goals and four steals against North Eugene.
Parker Masse scored once against South Eugene and James Compeau had two goals against Marist. Miles Fruicni made 10 saves in goal during each game to move Ashland to 3-0 in conference play.
The Ashland girls opened the day with a 17-6 loss to South Eugene, with Sarah Kasiah scoring three goals and Molly Cochrane adding two goals and five steals. Halie Haynes had nine saves in the match.
The Grizzlies followed with an 8-1 win over North Eugene that featured five goals and three steals by Sarah Kasiah and two goals and three steals by freshman sister Sadie Kasiah. Cochrane added one goal and four steals and Haynes had four saves.
Freshman Ada Lawson scored five goals and Sarah Kasiah added four to help Ashland wrap up play with a 14-9 win over Marist. Cochrane scored three times and Sadie Kasiah added two goals in the win as the Grizzlies moved to 3-0 in conference.