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Roseburg rallies to edge North Medford

ROSEBURG — Grant Ronk’s two-point conversion with about 27 seconds to go gave Roseburg the lead for good as the Indians edged North Medford, 36-35, during Southwest Conference football action at Finlay Field on Friday.

Will Reddekopp’s 1-yard scoring plunge set the stage for Ronk’s decisive run and capped a long, grinding final drive by Roseburg.

Greyson Wolff’s 5-yard TD strike to Mason Barone in the fourth quarter put North (1-2, 0-1 SWC) ahead, 35-28.

The Black Tornado’s final drive came up short.

“It was a game where you can’t fault the effort,” North Medford head coach Mike Mitchell said.

The Indians led 28-22 at halftime.

Running backs Will Spence and Wyatt Westfall both had big days on the ground for the Black Tornado.

Spence sprinted for a 56-yard TD in the first quarter to help North retake the lead, and Westfall punched in a 3-yard score in the third.

In the first quarter, Barone broke off an 81-yard kickoff return for a score to help North take a 8-7 lead.

Tucker Barry caught 48-yard TD pass from Wolff in the second quarter.

“Our offense responded with some big scores,” Mitchell said.

The Indians (1-2, 0-1) finished with 404 total yards.

SHELDON 38, GRANTS PASS 24: At Grants Pass, Grants Pass quarterback Dylan Hanley was 15-for-26 for 212 yards with a pair of rushing touchdowns in the Southwest Conference opener at Mel Ingram Field.

Kadin Lopez made seven catches for 121 yards, including a 22-yard TD grab, for the Cavemen (1-2, 0-1 SWC), who trailed 24-14 at halftime. Jake Stoffel carried 24 times for 83 yards for Grants Pass.

Justin Herbert went 18 of 28 for 290 yards with two touchdowns for Sheldon (2-1, 1-0).

ASHLAND 15, SUMMIT 14: At Ashland, Tucker Atteberry’s third-quarter touchdown pass to Haydon Layton provided No. 4 Ashland the winning points in the tight nonconference game .

Fifth-ranked Summit (2-1) led 14-7 before Garon Rigsby was tackled in the end zone by the Grizzlies (3-0) for a safety. Then Ashland went 34 yards on three plays, with Layton catching a 5-yard TD pass from Atteberry to give the Grizzlies a 15-14 lead.

BEND 34, EAGLE POINT 16: At Eagle Point, Eagle Point led at halftime but Cole Rixe scored three second-half touchdowns and seventh-ranked Bend shutout the Eagles after intermission.

Rixe rushed for 273 yards to pace a powerful Lava Bear (3-0) ground attack that gained 332 yards.

Jaxon Jones and Jordan Castro each scored in the first half for the Eagles (2-1).

CRATER 41, MOUNTAIN VIEW 37: At Bend, Cavin Gillispie’s 13-yard touchdown with 1:42 left gave Crater the go-ahead score and kept the Comets undefeated during nonconference action.

Gillispie finished with 128 yards on the ground, three rushing touchdowns (including one for 77 yards) and a TD reception for the Comets (3-0), who trailed 28-14 at halftime.

Quarterback Matt Struck was 12 of 27 for 349 yards and two touchdown passes with no interceptions. He also ran in a 23-yard score.

Garret Dey, who was on the receiving end of an 80-yard TD strike from Struck, finished with six grabs for 189 yards.

QB Mike Irwin passed for 271 yards and rushed for 140 for Mountain View (0-3).