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Hay rallies Pirates past Henley

KLAMATH FALLS — In a game full of big plays, no one made more than Phoenix’s Triston Hay.

Hay rallied the Pirates from a 14-point, second-half deficit as Phoenix defeated Henley 34-27 in an important Skyline Conference football contest Friday.

The victory moves Phoenix (5-1, 2-1 Sky) into a second-place tie with North Valley in the league standings, while Henley (3-3, 1-2) drops into a tie for fourth place.

Hay, the Pirate senior quarterback, ran for three touchdowns and passed for two more. Hay found Ty Mahaffey for two fourth-quarter touchdowns to pull out the victory.

The winning touchdown came with 28 seconds left in the game. An interception by Brazden Herrick set up the final score.

On the 26-yard TD pass to Mahaffey to give Phoenix the final margin of victory, Hay was forced to scramble in the pocket before finding Mahaffey open on the 12-yard line. The senior receiver avoided a Henley defender and went untouched into the end zone.

Not only did Hay account for 364 of the Pirates’ 400 yards in total offense, he played safety for the first time this season.

“We had to have his speed on the field,” said Phoenix coach Toby Walker. “We needed him to match their speed.”

The game was tied 13-all at halftime, then Henley responded with a 29-yard TD pass to Gary Jantzer and Jarrod Anderson’s 20-yard interception return for a touchdown.

“We picked up a huge win,” said Walker. “The biggest thing was we dug deep and made big plays when we needed to.”

Phoenix;7;6;7;14;—;34

Henley;6;7;14;0;—;27

H — Rasica 65 pass from Noonan (kick blocked)

P — Hay 37 run (Bazan kick)

P — Hay 35 run (kick blocked)

H — Andress 34 run (Parton kick)

H — Jantzer 29 pass from Noonan (Parton kick)

H — Anderson 20 interception return (Parton kick)

P — Hay 67 run (Bazan kick)

P — Mahaffey 80 pass from Hay (Bazan kick)

P — Mahaffey 26 pass from Hay (Bazan kick)

NORTH VALLEY 14, KLAMATH UNION 7: At Klamath Falls, North Valley running back Jordan Hannah charged into the end zone for the winning score with about three minutes remaining to cap a rally against host Klamath Union.

Following a scoreless first half and third-quarter touchdown by the Pelicans (2-4, 2-1 Skyline Conference), Aaron Hobgood found the end zone to tie things up at 7-all for the Knights (3-3, 2-1 Sky).

North Valley;0;0;7;7; —;14

Klamath Union;0;0;7;0; —;7

MAZAMA 54, HIDDEN VALLEY 14: At Murphy, Hidden Valley fell to 1-5 overall and 0-3 in the Skyline Conference, while undefeated and third-ranked Mazama improved to 7-0 and 3-0 in Skyline.

MARIST 32, EAGLE POINT 0: At Eagle Point, Eagle Point limited Marist to seven second-half points after a rough first half during Midwestern League action.

Jordan Castro made two interceptions for Eagle Point (0-6, 0-2 MWL), which held Marist (4-2, 2-0) scoreless in the final quarter.

Eagles quarterback Ra’eed Sowell was 11-for-19 passing for 83 yards with one interception. Bryan O’Neil carried the ball eight times for 59 yards and Ryan Lorenz made four catches for 49 yards.

Marist;6;19;7;0; —;32

Eagle Point; 0;0;0;0; —;0

M — Enseki-Frank 1 run (kick blocked)

M — Tyner 40 pass from Cota (conversion run)

M — Safety

M — Tyner 38 pass from Cota (kick good)

M — Safety

M — Thoreson 3 run (kick good)

HOSANNA CHRISTIAN 32, PROSPECT 18: At Prospect, Will Hatley scored three touchdowns for Prospect but four turnovers proved costly as Hosanna Christian rallied for 26 unanswered points in the District 2 contest.

Prospect (4-2, 2-1 Dist. 2) led 18-6 in the third quarter after Hatley caught a 15-yard TD pass from quarterback Darren Stillwagon.

Stillwagon completed 11 of 25 passes for 141 yards and tacked on 104 yards rushing on 15 carries.

Hatley caught seven passes for 80 yards and added 54 on the ground and a pair of first-half TDs.

Prospect’s Roo Driskell had four catches for 61 yards.

The Cougars rushed for 173 yards and added 141 through the air. Hosanna Christian (4-1, 2-1) amassed 409 yards in offense.

Hosanna Christian;6;0;12;14;—;32

Prospect;6;6;6;0;—;18

P — Hatley 23 run (run failed)

HC — M. Cole 44 run (run failed)

P — Hatley 10 run (pass failed)

P — Hatley 15 pass from Stillwagon (run failed)

HC — M. Cole 29 run (run failed)

HC — W. Cole 20 pass from Trumbly (run failed)

HC — Trumbly 2 run (run failed)

HC — M. Cole 5 run (Trumbly run)