Big first half leads Ridgeview over Burns

staff report / The Bulletin /

REDMOND — Ridgeview scored 42 points before halftime in rolling to a 49-22 nonconference football victory over Class 3A Burns.

David Lacock threw for three touchdowns, all to wide receiver Jack Bowman, for Class 4A Ridgeview (3-2 overall), which led 20-0 after the first quarter and increased its lead to 42-14 at intermission. Ravens running back Boomer Fleming scored on a 75-yard touchdown run against Burns (3-2), which had defeated a pair of other 4A programs from Central Oregon in Sisters and La Pine.

“Our kids came out and played tough. They really bounced back well after last week,” Ridgeview coach Andy Codding said of his team’s effort following a loss to Cottage Grove.

The Ravens, who had relied mainly on a ground attack early in the season, found success through the air with Lacock under center.

“We’ve got kids who can throw, and kids who can catch, and kids who can protect, and they all did that tonight,” Codding said.

Ridgeview faces Class 5A The Dalles Wahtonka, Codding’s former team, next Friday.

In other prep action on Friday:


Hermiston 36

Bend 6

HERMISTON — Bend scored on the second play from scrimmage on a 1-yard touchdown run by Duke DeGaetano that was set up by a long hook-and-lateral play, but little went the Lava Bears’ way the rest of the night in their Class 5A nonconference road contest. Bend was leading 6-3 early in the second quarter when momentum swung Hermiston’s way, as the Bears were flagged for an untimely penalty that nullified the recovery of a Hermiston fumble deep in Bulldogs territory. The hosts went on to score three touchdowns in the period for a 23-6 halftime lead, and Bend struggled to answer. DeGaetano finished with 134 rushing yards on 27 attempts for the Lava Bears. Bend quarterback Jonah Koski completed 12 of 22 passes for 154 yards with one interception. Cody Connell had six receptions for the Bears for 75 yards. Bend (1-4) opens Intermountain Conference play at home next Friday against Summit.

Wilsonville 49

Mountain View 33

WILSONVILLE— Untimely mistakes took their toll on the Cougars early as the Wildcats padded their lead enough to withstand a late charge from Mountain View. Wilsonville’s Ryan Walsh returned an interception 16 yards for a touchdown on the third play of the game as the Wildcats opened hot to build a 21-0 lead in just six minutes. Two red zone fumbles from Mountain View’s Kyler Ayers didn’t help matters as the Cougars trailed 35-5 at halftime. Fourth-quarter scores from Kyle Johnson, Justin Glembocki and Ayers closed the gap, but wasn’t enough to make up for the Cougars’ rough start. Ayers ended the night with 193 yards and two touchdowns on 33 carries and quarterbacks Toby Webb and Conor Nehl added TD strikes of 5 and 23 yards, respectively. Shipley and Walsh each had three scores for Wilsonville (4-1). Mountain View (2-3) visits Pendleton next Friday.

Crook County 54

Madison 21

PORTLAND — Brandon Zemp recorded 155 rushing yards and four touchdowns, leading the Class 4A Cowboys to 409 yards on the ground and a nonconference win against the Class 5A Senators. Marcus Greaves ran for 109 yards and a score, while Joe Saenz found the end zone twice during a 79-yard rushing performance. Crook County (4-1) plays host to Redmond High next Friday.

Junction City 45

La Pine 12

JUNCTION CITY — The host Tigers scored five touchdowns on long runs and pulled away from La Pine in the Class 4A Sky-Em League opener for both teams. Quarterback Justin Wilson figured in both of the Hawks’ touchdowns, including a 42-yard run early in the second quarter that got La Pine within 13-6. Wilson’s 1-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Marklund-Pope pulled the visitors to 25-12 late in the third period, but it was all Junction City the rest of the way. The Hawks (2-3 overall, 0-1 Sky-Em) are at home next Friday against Cottage Grove.

Sweet Home 61

Sisters 20

SISTERS — Two touchdown runs by Ethan Luloff helped Sisters stake a 20-6 lead midway through the second quarter. But the rest of the night belonged to Sweet Home, and the visiting Huskies outscored the Outlaws 43-0 in the second half in the Class 4A Sky-Em League opener for both teams. Sisters grabbed its first lead on a 5-yard touchdown pass from Tristen Lewis to Nate Kaping to go up 6-0. Luloff, who finished with 129 yards on 26 carries, scored on runs of 2 and 8 yards in the second quarter. The Huskies rallied with long plays, including touchdown passes of 70, 67 and 85 yards, and capped the scoring with a 60-yard interception return for a touchdown in the game’s closing seconds. Sisters (2-3 overall, 0-1 Sky-Em) is at home again next Friday night to play Junction City.

Vernonia 50

Culver 0

CULVER — The young Bulldogs kept things close in the first quarter before a missed tackle allowed Vernonia to tack on the first of its many scores. Culver (0-3) threw a an interception for a touchdown on its next offensive possession as the Loggers (3-1) went on to build a 33-0 halftime lead. The Bulldogs host Regis next Friday.

Camas Valley 72

Gilchrist 6

CAMAS VALLEY — The Grizzlies tried to follow up their first win of the season last week, but Camas Valley overpowered Gilchrist to pick up the Class 1A Special District 2 victory. Gilchrist (1-3 SD2, 1-3 overall) welcomes Klamath Falls’ Triad on Friday for a conference matchup.


Trinity Lutheran 25-25-28

Triad 17-13-26

KLAMATH FALLS — The Saints muscled through Triad to earn the Class 1A Mountain Valley League victory. Trinity Lutheran (4-2 MVL) continues conference action today, when the Saints host Butte Falls.

Hosanna Christian 25-25-25

Gilchrist 18-16-15

GILCHRIST — Courtney James collected five aces and four kills, but the Grizzlies fell to Hosanna Christian in a Class 1A Mountain Valley League matchup. Ashley James recorded five kills, three blocks and seven digs, while Denise Gordon registered 10 digs. Gilchrist (2-5 MVL) takes on Burns to open up play in the Mountain View JV Tournament today.


Irrigon 4

Culver 1

CULVER — After a start that eighth-year Culver coach Tim Kirk said was “the best Culver has looked in several years,” the Bulldogs faded in the second half of the Class 3A/2A/1A Special District 4 match. Kirk praised the play of defenders Kyle Belanger, Arturo Vasquez, Misael Morales and Dustin Amunrud, who helped goalie Chandler Honeywell blank the visiting Knights in a scoreless first half. Gerson Gonzales broke the scoreless tie for Culver 10 minutes into the second half with a goal off a cross from Jairo Portillo. But Irrigon, which had played reigning 3A/2A/1A state champion and league-leading Riverside close in a 3-1 loss on Tuesday, countered three minutes later to turn the tide. The Knights scored the game’s final three goals to improve to 2-2 in district play. The Bulldogs (1-4-2 overall, 1-2 SD4) host Central Christian of Redmond today.


Ridgeview places third

THE DALLES — A first-place showing by Dakota Steen anchored Ridgeview at the Bridgitte Nelson Invitational in The Dalles. Steen’s time of 22 minutes, 7 seconds, helped the Ravens clamp down the third spot as a team for the girls. James Seeley paced the boys, running the 5,000-meter course in 19:28 to finish seventh overall. “Overall, even though we had a tougher course, we had better times than last week,” Ridgeview coach John Albrecht said. “Some of them were (personal bests).” Ridgeview competes in the Oxford Classic at Bend’s Drake Park on Friday.

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