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6A/5A Football: Crater overwhelms EP

CENTRAL POINT — Crater put together its best football game of the season and swamped rival Eagle Point, 65-20, Friday to remain in the thick of the Midwestern League championship hunt.

The Comets (5-2, 4-0 MWL) exhibited a dynamic offense and swarming defense in thoroughly overwhelming the Eagles (4-3, 1-3).

Crater is tied with Churchill for first place in the MWL heading into their meeting next Friday in Eugene.

“We started off fast, and that helped us,” said Comets coach Randy Waite. “We ran the ball well and contained their studs for most of the game. It was a good win.”

Crater has won four straight after dropping two of its first three nonleague games.

“I think we’re getting better every week,” said Waite. “We’re playing with a lot more confidence, our defense is getting better defending the pass and the run. Hopefully, it’s all coming together at the right time.”

Junior quarterback Trever Davis was a force on the ground and through the air for the Comets, and his primary target, Trevor Jaasko, had a monster game.

Davis was 14 of 23 passing for 179 yards and no interceptions. He tossed two touchdowns and added 96 yards rushing.

Jaasko caught both of Davis’ TD strikes and another from Ethan Scott. Jaasko’s scores were 17, 42 and 45 yards. He hauled in nine catches for 165 yards.

Eagle Point’s Devin Bradd was held in check except for one home run — a 99-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Bradd had 148 yards on 22 carries.

Eagles quarterback Cameron Morgan was 12 of 19 for 144 yards and an interception. Noah Page caught five passes for 99 yards and added 50 yards rushing on three carries.

ROSEBURG 42, NORTH MEDFORD 14: At Roseburg, North Medford struck first but Roseburg responded with six straight touchdowns en route to itsfirst Southwest Conference victory of the season.

Eli Spence galloped for 106 yards and both Black Tornado touchdowns on 25 carries.

The Indians’ Zack Mandera ran for 179 yards and three touchdowns, while Collin Warmouth went 8-for-9 through the air with a touchdown.

North Medford dropped to 3-4 overall and 1-2 in the SWC, and Roseburg moved to 2-5 and 1-2.

GRANTS PASS 42, WESTVIEW 14: At Grants Pass, Chase Coyle passed for 322 yards and three touchdowns to lead Grants Pass to the nonconference victory at Mel Ingram Field.

Coyle tossed scoring strikes of 13 and 63 yards to Randy Clark and 63 yards to Blain Hobbs to lead the Cavemen (5-2), which owned a 432-271 edge in total offense. Hobbs finished with six catches for 135 yards and Clark had five catches for 116 against Westview (2-5), which lost its fifth straight game.

Jaren Emptage returned from injury to mount three TD runs (1, 22 and 3) while finishing with 58 yards on 14 carries to complement backfield mate Jake Henricks, who ran 12 times for 73 yards.