PREP FOOTBALL: Gettman earns 100th win in playoff opener
On a night when Kiegan Schaan and the Cascade Christian football team sped away with a victory in their Class 3A state playoff opener, coach Jon Gettman’s milestone made the win that much sweeter for the Challengers Friday at U.S. Cellular Community Park.
Schaan accounted for five touchdowns and the Challengers defeated Sutherlin 54-28 to deliver Gettman his 100th victory at the helm.
“Kiegan is just a great player,” said Gettman. “Offensively, defensively, he’s just a competitor. He’s smart, intelligent, and does a great job executing our offense. He’s a great blessing to coach. He and Cade (Sample) stepped up big tonight.”
The win sends the Challengers (8-1) into the second round, where they’ll rendezvous with a familiar opponent in fellow Southern Cascade League foe, top-ranked and undefeated Hidden Valley, a 40-12 winner over Siuslaw.
The Mustangs beat Cascade Christian in early October, 42-14.
On Friday, Sutherlin grabbed a 14-7 lead in the second quarter but Cascade Christian’s defensive stop on fourth-and-1 with about four minutes left in the first half set up a two-play drive. It was capped by an 84-yard touchdown pass from Schaan to Sample that tied the score, 14-all.
Challengers linebacker Titus Miller forced a fumble on the ensuing kickoff that resulted in another quick drive finished off by Sample’s 35-yard touchdown run.
The Cascade Christian defense stood strong again before halftime, earning a three-and-out stop and went up 28-14 with 17 seconds before halftime on a Schaan TD run.
Schaan finished 9-for-15 for 235 yards and two touchdowns to go with a pair of rushing TDs. Schaan also led the team in tackles with 13 and had two interceptions, one of which he returned 30 yards for a score in the fourth quarter.
Sample had four catches for 145 yards and also hauled in the Challengers’ first TD.
“A hundred wins go to my name but it really goes to our coaching staff and the coaches before me,” said Gettman, whose win also tied him with longtime Challengers coach Andy Maurer, the only other coach in program history. “Andy Maurer, he’s the one that got it rolling. I’ve just been fortunate with the great coaches and players that have been here in this program.”
S — Wells 14 run (Alcantar kick)
CC — Sample 40 pass from Schaan (Knobloch kick)
S — Wells 7 run (Alcantar kick)
CC — Sample 84 pass from Schaan (Knobloch kick)
CC — Sample 35 run (Knobloch kick)
CC — Schaan 1 run (Knobloch kick)
CC — Schaan 22 run (Knobloch kick)
CC — Smith 1 run (conversion failed)
S — Diaz 40 run (Alcantar kick)
CC — Fralich 22 run (Knobloch kick)
CC — Schaan 30 interception return (Knobloch kick)
S — Merrifield 1 run (Alcantar kick)
NEWBERG 28, SOUTH MEDFORD 0: At Newberg, South Medford was unable to generate enough offense to keep up with Newberg and was eliminated from the Class 6A playoffs in the first round.
The Panthers, the No. 3 team from the Southwest Conference and the No. 20 seed in the playoffs, ended the season with a 6-4 record.
Newberg (8-2), the 13th seed, next visits No. 4 Central Catholic, a 63-21 winner over No. 13 Southridge.
Against South Medford, Newberg opened a 21-0 halftime lead and made it 28-0 with 8:46 left in the third quarter.
The Panthers’ best chance to score ended when quarterback Toren Tuttle came up just short of the end zone on fourth-and-10 play in the second half.
LAKE OSWEGO 55, GRANTS PASS 33: At Lake Oswego, despite a three-touchdown, 312-yard passing night from Grants Pass quarterback Chase Coyle, Lake Oswego took care of business in the first-round of the 6A playoffs.
The 8-2 Lakers gave up two touchdowns to Coyle on passes of 69 and 7 yards for GP (6-4), both to Joel Valadez in the first half. Then with two minutes left in the half, Caveman Spencer Sloan returned a kickoff 98 yards for another score.
Lake Oswego led at halftime, 35-21.
In the second half, the Lakers’ quarterback Casey Filkins (248 yards rushing) and running back Gabe Olvera (156 yards rushing) took control.
LO — Filkins 14 run (Dezay kick)
LO — Filkins 39 run (Dezay kick)
LO — Dukart 37 pass from Filkins (Dezay kick)
GP — Valadez 69 pass from Coyle (kick failed)
LO — Filkins 79 run (Dezay kick)
GP — Valadez 7 pass from Coyle (Sloan run)
LO — Filkins 1 run (Dezay kick)
GP — Sloan 98 kickoff return (Anderson kick)
LO — Miller 3 run (kick failed)
GP — Sloan 6 run (Anderson kick)
LO — Olvera 14 run (Dezay kick)
LO — Layne 6 run (Dezay kick)
GP — Haven 12 pass from Coyle (run failed)
ASHLAND 50, DALLAS 27: At Ashland, Rieger Sayre passed for five touchdowns and Ashland gradually pulled away in the first round of the Class 5A state playoffs at Walter A. Phillips Field.
Sayre, who threw 33 touchdown passes in nine regular-season games, added to his total with a sterling performance.
The senior was 11 of 18 for 283 yards. Included was an 86-yard touchdown strike to Gabe Ekwall in the second quarter.
Ashland (9-1), the No. 6 seed, visits No. 3 seed West Albany next week. The Bulldogs dispatched 14th-seeded Redmond, 56-13.
The Grizzlies led 21-6 at halftime against the 11th-seeded Dragons.
Austin Harris hauled in a 43-yard touchdown pass from Sayre, and Ekwall added a 27-yard scoring reception in the second.
After halftime, Sayre found Nolan Rinefort for 8 yards and Logan Sanford for 9 on his other TDs.
DaMario Watson scored on a 14-yard run, and Sayre chipped in with a 2-yard run to cap the Grizzlies’ scoring.
Watson gained 108 yards on 14 carries, and Sayre added 71 on 10 totes.
Ekwall had five receptions for 154 yards, and Rinefort made four catches for 77 yards.
Finn Hayes paced the Ashland defense with 11.5 tackles, including nine solos, four tackles for loss and two sacks.
D — Johnson 3 run (kick failed)
A — Harris 43 pass from Sayre (Rinefort kick)
A — Ekwall 86 pass from Sayre (kick failed)
A — Ekwall 27 pass from Sayre (Carter pass from Sayre)
D — Johnson 4 run (Hofenbredl kick)
A — Rinefort 8 pass from Sayre (Rinefort kick)
D — Ludin 33 run (run failed)
A — Watson 14 run (kick failed)
A — Sanford 9 pass from Sayre (Rinefort kick)
A — Safety
A — Sayre 2 run (Rinefort kick)
D — Johnson 4 run (Gardner run)
CLATSKANIE 56, ST. MARY'S 27: At Clatskanie, St. Mary’s quarterback Aliiloa Kaeo-Wailehua threw for 316 yards and four touchdowns, but it was not enough to deter Clatskanie from winning the first-round 3A playoff matchup.
Kaeo-Wailehua opened scoring with a 78-yard scoring toss to Tre Foster, but the Tigers answered soon after with one of their two 80-plus-yard kickoff returns.
Foster caught eight passes for 246 yards and three touchdowns for St. Mary’s (6-4).
Once the Tigers (8-2 and winners of the Coastal Range League) claimed a 36-14 halftime lead, they didn’t let up.
Crusader senior receiver Cobey Aldrich caught a 24-yard touchdown pass from Kaeo-Wailehua in the fourth quarter, and running back Brady Eiler rushed for 59 yards on 11 carries.
ADRIAN/JORDAN VALLEY 70, BUTTE FALLS 0: At Adrian, Butte Falls could not hold off a potent Adrian offense, forcing an end to their season in a first-round 1A playoff game.
The Antelopes (10-0) won the High Desert League. The Loggers finished 5-4.