Panthers dominate in SWC opener
EUGENE — The sixth-ranked South Medford football team dominated Willamette during a 41-7 victory in Southwest Conference action Friday night.
The Panthers (1-2, 1-0 SWC), who led 28-0 at halftime, finished with 445 yards of total offense while holding the Wolverines (0-3, 0-1) to 156 yards, including 31 passing.
Junior quarterback Robbie Patterson was 19-for-25 passing for 225 yards and a touchdown, junior receiver Chase Cota had nine catches for 144 yards and junior running back Jaylin Parnell finished with three first-half TDs.
Parnell rushed for two scores and hauled in a 15-yard grab in the end zone for South, which had to forfeit its first two games of the season after self-reporting use of an academically ineligible player in those contests.
The Panthers jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter on Kaleb Franklin's 18-yard scoring sprint.
"Our emphasis has been to get off to a fast start and control the game from the onset," South Medford head coach Bill Singler said. "I thought we did that tonight. We played good solid defense early and were very efficient offensively."
Trent Snyder's 13-yard rushing TD made it 35-0 South with 6:25 to go in the third. Brandon Salamanca's 9-yard touchdown capped the scoring for the Panthers.
Parnell finished with 67 rushing yards on 10 carries and five receptions for 51 yards. Salamanca had seven attempts for 64 yards and Franklin five carries for 45 yards.
GRANTS PASS 33, ROSEBURG 0: At Roseburg, Blain Hobbs threw three touchdowns, Alexander Jarvis rushed for two scores and Grants Pass’ defense stonewalled Roseburg.
Hobbs was 21 of 29 for 208 yards and Jarvis went for 119 yards on 26 totes.
Cameron Castle hauled in nine passes for 100 yards and Tayler Phillips added seven receptions for 61 yards and a touchdown for the Cavemen (3-0, 1-0 SWC).
The Indians (0-3, 0-1 SWC) totalled just 118 yards as a team.
ASHLAND 49, CHURCHILL 48, OT: At Ashland, Tucker Atteberry scored on a 7-yard run to open overtime for Ashland and a defensive stand on Churchill’s two-point conversion attempt allowed the third-ranked Grizzlies to deny the No. 10 Lancers in the Midwestern League opener at Walter A. Phillips Field.
Atteberry complete 17 of 32 passes for 145 yards, two touchdowns and one interception for Ashland (2-1, 1-0 MWL), which was outgained 600-327 but got a kickoff return for a TD by Nicky Weinberg and an interception return by Oliver Warren for a score to edge the Lancers (2-1, 0-1).
After Chad Andrews’ PAT kick following Atteberry’s overtime TD, Jacob Brothers connected with Lucas Schwin for a 17-yard Churchill touchdown. The Lancers then tried to run for a game-clinching two-point conversion but Dalton McDaniel was stopped short of the goal line by the Grizzlies.
CRATER 34, MARIST 20: At Eugene, sophomore quarterback Ethan Scott accounted for all four Crater touchdowns in the second half where the Comets rallied past Marist in the Midwestern League opener.
The Comets (2-1) were hampered by 105 penalty yards in the first half and gave up two big touchdown runs to fall behind Marist 13-0 at halftime.
Scott responded with a 32-yard touchdown to Austin Kramer and a 50-yarder to Cade Weaver before punching in two straight goal line TD runs to put the Comets in command.
Scott was 8-for-18 for 164 yards while Jace Godley rushed for 144 yards on 24 carries.
EAGLE POINT 52, SPRINGFIELD 0: At Eagle Point, Jaxson Jones rushed for 124 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries, Nate Page threw for three scores and Eagle Point won the Midwestern League opener to improve to 3-0 overall.
Page finished 9-for-14 passing for 143 yards with an interception for the Eagles, who led 40-0 at halftime. Bennett Rodgers carried the ball 10 times for 80 yards and a TD and made four catches for 58 yards and another score. Tanner Jostad rushed seven times for 43 yards and a touchdown and Noah Page, Jacoby Jackson and Preston Johnson also had TDs against Springfield (0-3, 0-1 MWL).
SOUTH UMPQUA 26, PHOENIX 23: At Phoenix, South Umpqua scored the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter to come from behind and beat Phoenix in the nonleague contest.
Kyle Sell scored in the third quarter to put the Pirates up 23-20 but the Lancers kept Phoenix out of the end zone in the fourth and capitalized with a 16-yard game-winning TD run by Cody Gray.
Gray also passed for three touchdowns — two to Johnathan Warner.
Chase Courtney threw a touchdown to Jonathan Halligan and caught a TD from Dylan Knudson for Phoenix (1-2).
SU — Warner 14 pass from Gray (kick failed)
P — Courtney 16 pass to Knudson (Bazan kick)
SU — Cockrell 7 pass from Gray (pass failed)
SU — Warner 22 pass from Gray (Gross run)
P — Halligan 19 pass from Courtney (Courtney run)
P — Sell 5 run (Halligan pass from Knudson)
SU — Gray 16 run (kick failed)
CASCADE CHRISTIAN 17, MAZAMA 14: At Klamath Falls, quarterback Haiden Schaan’s TD plunge with about 2½ minutes remaining put Cascade Christian ahead for good as the Challengers held off Mazama for the nonconference win.
Schaan’s touchdown came after the Vikings took a 14-10 lead with about nine minutes to play. The Vikings moved the ball to the Challengers’ 35-yard line but their fourth-down heave at the end zone fell incomplete.
Following a first-half stalemate, the Challengers (3-0) got on the scoreboard first with a Ben Dunn 29-yard field goal. After Mazama answered with a TD, Schaan found Carson Cochran for a 27-yard touchdown.
Schaan was 15 of 24 for 216 yards and he ran for 67 yards on 11 attempts. Cochran had four catches for 92 yards, and Matt Miller led the Challengers with 10 tackles.
CC — FG Dunn 29
M — Huitt 8 run (Beeson kick)
CC — Cochran 27 pass from Schaan (Dunn kick)
M — McLin 24 run (Beeson kick)
CC — Schaan 1 run (Dunn kick)
OAKLAND 69, ROGUE RIVER 8: At Rogue River, Derek Nelson had a 10-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter for Rogue River during nonleague play.
Oakland (3-0) led 41-0 at halftime against the Chieftains (0-3).
PROSPECT 70, NORTH LAKE 24: At Prospect, Tyler Davis rushed for 252 yards and four touchdowns on nine carries and Jarred Gaines had 216 yards and four scores on eight carries for Prospect in the nonleague contest.
Shane Lawler went for 112 yards and a TD on 10 attempts for the Cougars (2-0), who finished with 597 total rushing yards against North Lake (0-2).
P — Gaines 21 run (pass failed)
NL — Ward 20 run (run failed)
P — Davis 65 run (pass failed)
P — Gaines 77 run (Gaines run)
NL — Ward 37 run (run failed)
NL — Ward 51 pass from House (run failed)
P — Davis 40 run (Davis run)
P — Davis 46 run (pass failed)
P — Gaines 56 run (Hunsley pass from Davis)
P — Davis 35 run (Hunsley pass from Davis)
P — Gaines 75 punt return (run failed)
P — Lawler 2 run (run failed)
P — Combs-Cripps 3 run (Hunsley pass from Combs-Cripps)
NL — Vore 6 run