BEAVERTON – Ninth-ranked Westview scored two touchdowns in their first four scrimmage games and kept the pressure on Friday with a 42-7 victory.
South Medford junior quarterback Deacon Edgar helped his side avoid a shutout with a one-yard touchdown run with about 8.5 minutes remaining in a second half played entirely on a stopwatch.
Friday’s game marked the fifth time South Medford (1-7) has faced a Top 10 team this season.
Unofficially, Edgar completed 11 of 20 passes for 118 yards and ran 11 times for 40 yards on his return after a week of absence due to injury.
South Medford senior Carson Joe also carried his team with nine carries for 62 yards, and Brycen Guches had five catches for 40 yards while Andrew Walker made three passes for 55 yards.
The Panthers managed to break into Westview territory on each of their first four records, but had no points to show for it. A scrambled Edgar touchdown pass to Phillips was overturned by a penalty, and South returned the ball downs on two more drives near the red zone.
Westview (7-1) had no such problems, using a 71-yard pass from Sam Leavitt to Brock Jolie in the Wildcats’ first play set the tone for the night. Leavitt found Drew Bennett for 10 yards moments later to cap a three-play drive, then joined Darrius Clemons for a 62-yard TD on the first play of their second drive.
Jordan Fisher added a 7-yard touchdown rush to start a 21-point second quarter for Westview which saw Leavitt connect with Jolie for a 20-yard score before Fisher hit 1 yard in the final 15 seconds half-time for a 35-0 lead.
Even when South Medford had Westview on his heels, it didn’t matter, with Clemons carrying a one-handed jump ball effort for a 25-yard TD in the third and 10 to put the Wildcats ahead 42- 0 after the first workout in the third trimester.
Leavitt had 398 yards and Clemons, who is the state’s top rookie, finished with six catches for 169 yards.
Due to the lack of available bus drivers, South Medford was forced to caravan north for a match which was rescheduled for 5pm to accommodate travel plans.
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F – Bennett 10 assists from Leavitt (Mahin kick)
F – Clemons 62 pass from Leavitt (Mahin kick)
W – Fisher 7 run (Mahin kick)
F – Jolie 20 passes from Leavitt (Mahin kick)
W – Fisher 1 run (Mahin kick)
F – Clemons 25 pass from Leavitt (Mahin kick)
SM – Edgar 1 run (Parker kick)
EAGLE POINT 41, NORTH CURVE 6: At Eagle Point, Isaiah Hill made his way to 155 yards and four touchdowns in 20 carries en route to a near shutout for Eagle Point on senior night.
Hill’s touchdowns all came in the first half where the Eagles (4-4, 4-3 Midwestern League) established a 27-0 halftime lead.
In the second half, quarterback Caiden Lacey connected with Jimmie Copeland for the Eagles’ two third quarter touchdowns, the first at 3 yards and the second at 20.
Copeland finished with eight catches for 114 yards and Lacey went 15 for 21 for 183 yards and two touchdowns with an interception.
The Eagle Point defense limited North Bend (2-5, 2-4) to 137 total yards of attack and didn’t give up any runs until a fourth quarter TD led by Sidon Green.
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EP – Hill climb 1 (rope kick)
EP – Hill Run 6 (Rope Kick)
EP – Hill Run 2 (Rope Kick)
EP – Hill Run 18 (missed kick)
EP – Lacey’s Copeland 3 Pass (Rope Kick)
EP – Lacey’s Copeland 20 Passes (Rope Kick)
NB – Green 6 run (failed kick)
THURSTON 44, ASHLAND 6: In Springfield, second-placed Thurston proved too much for Ashland as the Grizzlies went winless at 0-7 overall and 0-6 in the Midwestern League.
The unscathed Colts took their record to 6-0 overall and 6-0 in the MWL, winning at least one tie for the conference title.
MAZAMA 68, PHOENIX 6: In Klamath Falls, fifth overall Mazama returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown, added safety, scored on a one-play disc and then, after a defensive position, added a return of punt by Aidan Kindt to build a 23-0 lead in the first four minutes of play.
The Vikings (6-2, 4-0 Skyline) led 50-0 midway through the second quarter against Phoenix (0-7, 0-4) and 62-6 at halftime.
Phoenix’s only first-half score came on a 2-yard run from Will Greenwood.
Due to a lead of at least 35 points, the second half was played against the clock.
Pirates quarterback Ryan Watts was 8-for-19 for 121 yards with an interception.
ST. MARY’S PACKAGES: Due to injuries leaving St. Mary’s without enough players to compete safely, the Crusaders were forced to forfeit Friday’s game against Sutherlin in a decision announced Thursday night by athletic director Jamie Young.
“We’re very disappointed with that and it’s not a decision we take lightly, but it wouldn’t be a safe situation for us to (play),” said Young, who is also the football coach of St. Mary’s.
With the forfeit, St. Mary’s fell to 4-4 overall and 0-3 in the Far West League and Sutherlin moved up to third in the league with 5-2, 1-1.
Young said the Crusaders hope to pick up a few players next week so they can play their final game at Douglas.
EDDYVILLE 54, PERSPECTIVE 0: At Eddyville, Prospect failed to do anything on offense against undefeated Eddyville in what will be the Cougars’ final game of the season unless they are able to fill an open date on their schedule. next week.
The prospect fell to 3-5 with the loss, while Eddyville improved to 6-0 in six-a-side football.
Close-up of an American football on the field, players in the background