Page powers Eagle Point to first triumph
KLAMATH FALLS — Noah Page did a little bit of everything in leading Eagle Point to its first football win of the season, 21-13 over Ridgeview in a nonleague game Friday.
The Eagles (1-1) scored three straight touchdowns after falling behind 7-0, and Page tallied two of the scores.
The junior found the end zone on a 60-yard punt return and an 11-yard run to give Eagle Point a 21-7 lead in the fourth quarter.
He ran 12 times for 96 yards and added an interception on defense.
David Banuelos notched the Eagles’ first score on a 10-yard run.
Devin Bradd added 66 yard rushing on 13 carries, and Banuelos 33 on just four totes.
Alex Carrillo led a defensive charge that held the Ravens to eight first downs and 217 yards. The junior inside linebacker had 10 tackles.
The game, originally scheduled to be a home contest for Ridgeview, of Redmond, was moved to Klamath Union High due to smoky conditions.
GRANTS PASS 42, ALOHA 28: At Beaverton, Grants Pass’ impromptu road game turned into its second straight victory to start the season behind a five-touchdown performance by Vince Washington.
The nonconference game was originally scheduled for Grants Pass, then moved because of poor air quality.
The Cavemen roared to a 28-0 lead early in the third quarter over the Warriors (1-1) as Washington churned out scores.
The senior punched it in from the 4 and 3 and added 10-yard run to start the scoring. He tallied from the 3 and 10 in the fourth.
He had 152 yards rushing on 26 carries.
The Cavers’ other score was a 3-yard pass from Blain Hobbs to Korbin Lopez.
CRATER 34, SOUTH ALBANY 21: At Albany, sophomore running back Gavin Acrey scored three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to help Crater secure the nonleague victory.
Crater (2-0) led 14-0 at halftime but South Albany rallied with a pair of touchdowns, including a 63-yard interception return by Anthony Pulido, to even the score in the fourth quarter.
Acrey returned the ensuing kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown to put the Comets ahead for good. He later cemented the lead with scoring runs of 15 and 20 yards.
Crater opened the scoring with a 56-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown by junior linebacker Logan Lowder in the first quarter.
Nate Horton, a junior receiver, caught a 28-yard touchdown pass from sophomore quarterback Trever Davis in the second to extend the Comets’ lead.
Cade Weaver, a senior running back, finished with 80 yards rushing on 15 carries, and Tony Flores, a junior running back, added 57 yards rushing on 10 carries for Crater, which overcame three interceptions and 11 penalties for 110 yards.