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West Salem knocks off Grants Pass

GRANTS PASS — West Salem knocked Grants Pass out of the Class 6A state football playoffs on Friday behind a strong running game.

The Titans won 42-28 at Mel Ingram Field primarily on the strength of running back Kyle Terry and quarterback Cade Smith.

Terry ran for 219 yards and two touchdowns, while Cade Smith earned 125 yards and two scores on 22 carries.

Smith completed 11 of 18 passes for 214 yards and a 41-yard touchdown strike to Andy Armstrong in the first quarter.

Grants Pass (11-1) trailed by two scores midway through the fourth quarter when running back Zac Hannan broke free for a 51-yard gain. Three plays later, a fumbled handoff by Grants Pass was kicked more than 20 yards behind the line of scrimmage, where a West Salem player recovered.

The Titans (10-2) sealed the victory with the second of Terry’s scores, as the team took a 42-21 lead with 2:51 to go.

Hannan led Grants Pass with 110 yards on 12 carries, and caught three passes for 127 yards and three touchdowns.

Javan Appling went 10 of 21 passing for 230 yards.

West Salem will play Tigard next Friday in the semifinals.

West Salem 42, Grants Pass 28

At Grants Pass High

West Salem;14;7;7;14;—42

Grants Pass;7;7;7;7;—28

WS — Armstrong 41 pass from Smith (kick failed)

GP — Weiss 58 pass from Appling (Dinkins kick)

WS — Arritola 19 pass from Smith (Kizer pass from Smith)

WS — Smith 2 run (Chica kick)

GP — Hannan 71 pass from Appling (Dinkins kick)

GP — Hannan 42 pass from Appling (Dinkins kick)

WS — Terry 16 run (Chica kick)

WS — Smith 5 run (Chica kick)

WS — Terry 6 run (Chica kick)

GP — Dean 14 run (Dinkins kick)


;West Salem;Grants Pass

First Downs;27;12


Passing Yards;214;230


Total Yards;576;370






West Salem — Terry 37-219, Smith 23-135, Eight 1-10, Armstrong 1-8.

Grants Pass — Hannan 12-110, Dean 5-23, Castle 1-7, Appling 1-0.


West Salem — Smith 11-18-1 214.

Grants Pass — Appling 10-21-0 230.


West Salem — Armstrong 6-89, James 3-70, Kizer 1-36, Arritola 1-19.

Grants Pass — Hannan 3-127, Weiss 5-71, Bents 1-26, Hanley 1-6.