4A/3A/2A/1A Football: Fralichs, Schaan power Cascade
The Cascade Christian football team wasted no time springing on Douglas Friday, but it was the Challengers’ defense that made their 28-point first-quarter lead insurmountable.
The Challengers held the Trojans’ offense to minus-1 yard and Cascade Christian, for the fifth-consecutive game, rolled up over 50 points with a 52-0 Class 3A District 2 victory at U.S. Cellular Community Park.
In the opening quarter, the Challengers scored in all three facets of the game. Kiegan Schaan scored the first two touchdowns — one through the air and another rushing — while Kristian Fralich came up with a fumble return for a TD before returning a punt 50 yards that put the Challengers up 28-0.
Ian Fralich hauled in both of Schaan’s touchdown passes. Schaan also ran for a pair of scores and finished 6-for-12 for 86 yards through the air and rushed for 38 yards on five carries.
The Fralich cousins, Ian and Kristian, had three interceptions apiece for the Challengers (6-1, 3-0 Dist. 2), who recorded two safeties — their third game in a row with at least one safety. Cascade Christian also stuffed the ground attack for Douglas (0-7, 0-3) to minus-61 yards on 31 attempts.
The Challengers’ Luke Smith used six carries to rush for 82 yards and a touchdown.
At halftime, Cascade Christian was presented with the Class 3A Oregonian Cup award by the OSAA. The award is based upon the Challengers’ success in athletics, academics, music and choir for the 2017-18 school year.
CC — I. Fralich 20 pass from Schaan (Hoffman kick)
CC — Schaan 3 run (Hoffman kick)
CC — K. Fralich 12 fumble return (Hoffman kick)
CC — K. Fralich 50 punt return (Hoffman kick)
CC — Schaan 8 run (Hoffman kick)
CC — Smith 1 run (Hoffman kick)
CC — Safety
CC — I. Fralich 27 pass from Schaan (conversion failed)
CC — Safety
ST. MARY’S 49, BROOKINGS-HARBOR 7: At Brookings, Aliiloa Kaeo-Wailehua threw four touchdown passes and ran for a score, Alex Heycke busted off a 98-yard touchdown run and the St. Mary’s defense had two goal-line stands as the Crusaders steamrolled the Bruins in a battle of District 2 unbeatens at Brookings-Harbor High School.
After Kaeo-Wailehua threw a touchdown pass to Josh Covington, St. Mary’s denied Brookings-Harbor on four straight plays after a long run by the Bruins gave the home team a first-and-goal from the 1.
Moments later Heycke broke free for his long touchdown to put the Crusaders (5-2, 3-0 Dist. 2) ahead 13-0.
Kaeo-Wailehua then threw back-to-back touchdown passes to Brady Eiler to give St. Mary’s a 28-0 cushion early in the second quarter.
The Crusaders, who have won five straight since starting the season 0-2, scored all their points in the first half and also got a fumble recovery by Eiler and an interception by William Heycke.
Brookings-Harbor (5-2, 2-1) had a four-game winning streak snapped.
SM — Covington 23 pass from Kaeo-Wailehua (Rajagopal kick)
SM — A. Heycke 98 run (Rajagopal kick)
SM — Eiler 25 pass from Kaeo-Wailehua (Rajagopal kick)
SM — Eiler 21 pass from Kaeo-Wailehua (Rajagopal kick)
SM — Kaeo-Wailehua 23 run (Rajagopal kick)
SM — Rajagopal 33 run (Rajagopal kick)
SM — Aldrich 21 pass from Kaeo-Wailehua (Rajagopal kick)
BH — Bonde 42 pass from Burger (Holler kick)
ROGUE RIVER 20, ILLINOIS VALLEY 13: At Rogue River, Derek Nelson threw the go-ahead touchdown pass to Cameron Hooker midway through the fourth quarter to break a 13-all tie and Rogue River captured its first Class 2A District 5 victory of the season.
It was the second touchdown connection between Nelson and Hooker — the first came in the first quarter to put the Chieftains up 7-0.
Nelson also posted 13 tackles and both Caleb Barnwell and Caden Tognoni added 11. Hooker and Aiden Canoe each turned in five tackles and an interception for Rogue River (3-4, 1-2 Dist. 5).
The Cougars dropped to 2-5 and 0-2.