4A/3A/2A/1A FOOTBALL: Cascade Christian rolls past Bruins
BROOKINGS — With just one game remaining and a logjam atop the District 2 standings, Friday’s winner between the Cascade Christian and Brookings-Harbor football teams would gain considerable separation and the inside track to the second-place position behind undefeated Hidden Valley.
There was no contest as quarterback Kiegan Schaan accounted for five touchdowns and the Challengers’ defense was virtually immovable in a 49-0 rout over the host Bruins.
Kristian Fralich hauled in two of Schaan’s passes that found pay dirt in addition to blazing for a 74-yard touchdown on a punt return midway through the second quarter.
With less than a minute remaining in the first half and Brookings-Harbor backed up to its own 5-yard line, Challengers defensive lineman Christian Brehm scooped up one of his two fumble recoveries and rumbled into the end zone to give Cascade Christian (6-1, 2-1 Dist. 2) a 42-0 advantage heading into the intermission.
Brehm also added three tackles and a sack to lead a defense that yielded just 96 total yards to the Bruins (6-1, 2-1), recovered three fumbles and came away with an interception by Fralich.
The Challengers’ Matthew McPheeters reeled in Schaan’s other two TDs from 21 and 47 yards out. He finished with three receptions for 93 yards while Fralich caught four for 75 yards.
Schaan was 7-for-16 for 167 yards and rushed for 83 yards and a touchdown on eight carries. Elijah Smith paced the Challengers’ ground attack with 13 totes for 127 yards.
CC — McPheeters 21 pass from Schaan (Knobloch kick)
CC — Fralich 15 pass from Schaan (Knobloch kick)
CC — McPheeters 47 pass from Schaan (Knobloch kick)
CC — Fralich 74 punt return (Knobloch kick)
CC — Fralich 35 pass from Schaan (Knobloch kick)
CC — Brehm 5 fumble return (Knobloch kick)
CC — Schaan 1 run (Knobloch kick)
NORTH VALLEY 43, PHOENIX 42: At Merlin, Phoenix scored on the final play of the game, but a two-point conversion attempt was no good, giving North Valley the Skyline Conference win.
Trystan Norris caught a 28-yard touchdown pass from Zach Dungey with no time left. A conversion run came up short.
Phoenix’s Mike Walker returned a fumble 81 yards and scored on a 1-yard run.
Dungey also had a 71-yard scoring pass to Nik Goff.
Mateo Lopez, who scored on a 45-yard run, rushed for 111 yards for the Pirates. Dungey was 12 of 23 passing for 211 yards and an interception.
Goff had four catches for 106 yards.
The Pirates’ record fell to 2-6 overall and 0-4 in Skyline play, while the Knights improved to 5-3 and 2-2.
NV — Drew Hansen 63 run (Schnuerer kick)
NV — Hanson 1 run (Schnuerer kick)
P — Mike Walker 1 run (kick failed)
NV — Dylan Neufeld 1 run (Schnuerer kick)
P — Mateo Lopez, 45 run (Walker run)
NV — Cole Comyford 56 run (Schnuerer kick)
NV — Hansen 18 run (Schnuerer kick)
P — Walker 81 fumble return (Braun kick)
P — Lopez 22 run (Braun kick)
P — Nik Goff 71 pass from Zach Dungey (Dungey run)
NV — Tyson Garcia 50 pass from Nate Love (Comyford run)
P — Trystan Norris 28 pass from Dungey (run failed)
ST MARYS 58, SOUTH UMPQUA 20: St. Mary’s senior quarterback Aliiloa Kaeo-Wailehua went 15-for-17 for 287 yards passing and three touchdowns, scored one rushing touchdown and tacked on a 55-yard punt return for another score to secure the Far West League victory at U.S. Cellular Community Park.
Kaeo-Wailehua, who missed last week’s game against Brookings-Harbor due to injury, lit the scoreboard up early on senior night. He hit Cobey Aldrich for a 10-yard touchdown. After Cayden Aldrich ran one in from 11 yards out, Kaeo-Wailehua threw another touchdown to senior Trevahn Foster for 38 yards.
The Crusaders (6-2, 3-1 FWL) led 38-13 at the half.
Behind the dominance of its defensive line, St. Mary’s held South Umpqua to one score in the second half. Senior defensive linemen Sean Snyder and Nate Thickett, along with linebacker Cobey Aldrich, kept the South Umpqua rushing attack under wraps. Thickett also had an offensive touchdown in the game.
Foster had eight receptions for 125 yards and two touchdowns, and Cobey Aldrich added five receptions for 122 yards and one TD to lead the Crusader receivers.
SM — Co. Aldrich 10 pass from Kaeo-Wailehua (Holermann kick)
SM — Ca. Aldrich 11 run (kick failed)
SM — Foster 38 pass from Kaeo-Wailehua (kick failed)
SU — Simmons 4 run (kick failed)
SM — Foster 4 pass from Kaeo-Wailehua (kick failed)
SM — Hiko 7 run (kick failed)
SM — Kaeo-Wailehua 55 punt return (Holermann kick)
SU — 42 pass from Deister (Pires kick)
SM — Beattie 3 run (Holermann kick)
SM — Kaeo-Wailehua 1 run (kick failed)
SM — Thickett 2 run (Holermann kick)
SU — 12 pass from Deister (Pires kick)
LOST RIVER 24, ROGUE RIVER 0: At Rogue River, in its Class 3A District 5 finale and one nonleague game to play, Rogue River was unable to get anything going offensively and Lost River snapped the Chieftains’ two-game winning streak.
The loss dropped the Chieftains to 3-5 overall and 2-2 in District 5, outside playoff contention. Lost River moved to 5-3 and 2-1 with one District 5 game left.
DAYS CREEK 46, BUTTE FALLS 20: At Butte Falls, Butte Falls ended the 1A District 2 West Division season in third place and will vie for a berth to the Class 1A state playoffs in a crossover game next week.
Butte Falls (5-2, 3-2 Dist. 2) plays Triad, the second-place team in the East, with the winner advancing to state. The loser can still make the playoffs if its OSAA ranking is high enough for one of four at-large berths.
Against Days Creek (7-1, 4-1), No. 2 in the West behind unbeaten Camas Valley, Butte Falls racked up 343 yards of total offense, including 296 rushing.
Zack Genereux ran for 145 for the Loggers, scoring from 2 and 6 yards out.
Butte Falls’ other touchdown was a 57-yard jaunt by Kaleb Tiry, helping him to 93 yards on eight carries.
The Loggers’ defense was paced by Genereux, with 8.5 tackles, Chase Bailey with 5.5 and Jack Worman with 4.5.
DC — J. Williams 5 run (run failed)
DC — DeGroot 14 pass from J. Williams (pass failed)
DC — Martin 30 pass from Wentland (run failed)
DC — Martin 10 pass from Wentland (J. Williams run)
BF — Genereux 2 run (pass failed)
DC — DeGroot 54 pass from Wentland (Wentland run)
DC — Martin 11 pass from Wentland (run failed)
BF — Tiry 57 run (Underhill pass from Carlton)
DC — Wentland 2 run (pass failed)
BF — Genereux 6 run (run failed)