Prep Football: Eagles cap season with win
EAGLE POINT — Cameron Morgan got the job done with his arm and legs for Eagle Point in a Midwestern League fourth-place crossover game Friday at Eagle Stadium.
The senior quarterback passed for four touchdowns and ran for three more as the Eagles continued their high-scoring pace — registering a 62-46 victory over Willamette in the matchup MWL North and South division teams.
Eagle Point defeated North Eugene last week 82-56, and finished the season with a 6-3 record.
Morgan passed for 292 yards on eight completions in 15 attempts, and added 114 yards on the ground.
“(Morgan) was able to put the ball where it needed to be,” Eagle Point coach Seth Womack said. “He faced a lot of man coverage and was able to exploit them that way too.”
The Eagles’ ground attack amassed 382 yards.
“Teams have to pick how to defend us,” said Womack. “Take our passing game away and that leaves them light in the box to defend the run. We were pretty efficient in our running game.”
Devin Bradd boosted the Eagles’ rushing attack with 110 yards and two touchdowns, and senior Jesse Cayo added 81 yards on 16 carries.
Eagle Point held a 28-24 second-quarter lead, then got some needed separation with the final two touchdowns of the period to take a 42-24 halftime lead. That was followed by Bradd’s 8-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to put the Eagles ahead by 25 points.
Senior receiver Noah Page had another impressive performance with four catches for 178 yards and two TDs. Page caught touchdown passes of 47 and 78 yards.
“Noah is a special player,” said Womack. “We’ve been explosive all year. Our defense has taken a nap the last few weeks. It has definitely made games interesting.”
SHELDON 56, GRANTS PASS 6: At Eugene, Grants Pass was unable to contain Sheldon quarterback Michael Johnson Jr. as the host Irish captured the Southwest Conference title.
The Cavemen (6-3, 2-2 SWC) finished as runners-up in the SWC, tied with South Medford, and will take on a team-to-be determined in the first round of the Class 6A playoffs next Friday.
Jaren Emptage rushed for the lone Grants Pass touchdown, finishing with 82 yards on 16 carries.
Johnson Jr. totaled five touchdowns — two passing and three rushing — for the Irish (7-2, 4-0).
ASHLAND 19, REDMOND 0: At Ashland, junior running back DaMario Watson rushed for 144 yards and a touchdown and junior quarterback Rieger Sayre threw for 212 yards and a score as Ashland closed out its season with a win at Walter A. Phillips Field.
Nolan Rinefort hit a pair of short field goals for Ashland’s first and final points in the game.
In between, Sayre connected with wideout Gabe Ekwall for a 75-yard touchdown pass down the Grizzlies (4-5) sideline to put Ashland ahead 10-0 late in the first quarter.
Watson made it 16-0 with 4:45 to go before halftime when he scored on a 6-yard run up the middle, capping a 10-play, 95-yard drive. Of the 95 yards, Watson recorded 85 of them on the ground.
Ekwall caught a pair of passes for 106 yards, while fellow wideout Nathan Carter caught two passes for 76 yards.
Ashland senior linebacker Isaac Evans led the way defensively, recording a game-high 17 tackles.
Redmond (2-7) recorded all but 11 of its 317 yards of total offense on the ground, with Brendan Powell rushing for 153 yards on 25 carries in the game.
ROGUE RIVER 49, REEDSPORT 8: At Rogue River, Rogue River was too much for Reedsport in a nonconference regular season-ender for both Class 2A squads.
The Chieftains finished 4-5 overall, while Reedsport dropped to 2-7.
PROSPECT 24, MYRTLE POINT 14: At Myrtle Point, Nathan Glover scored two touchdowns and rushed for over 100 yards as Prospect ended a 15-game losing streak and coach Jimmy Slaton recorded his first victory since taking control in 2017.
The Cougars (1-8) trailed 14-12 entering the fourth quarter before breaking touchdown runs by James Lawler (24 yards) and James Nelmes (45 yards).
Prospect rushed for 298 yards, with Glover going for a team-high 104 yards and Nick Strahan gaining 64.
The Cougars forced five turnovers. Strahan led the way with two interceptions while Matthew Nelson, Austin Leopoldo and Jadon Taylor each recovered a fumble.
P — Glover 9 run (pass failed)
MP — Jones 8 pass from Beyer-Smith (run failed)
P — Glover 36 run (pass failed)
MP — Parrish 62 run (Jones pass from Beyer-Smith)
P — Lawler 24 run (run failed)
P — Nelmes 45 run (run failed)
CHILOQUIN 40, BUTTE FALLS 22: At Butte Falls, in a District 2 crossover playoff tilt, Butte Falls lost its third game in the final four contests to finish 4-4 overall as its season came to a close.
Chiloquin moved to 5-4.