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Santiam Keeps Playoff Hopes Alive

Looking to keep playoff hopes alive, The St Paul Buckeroos welcomed The Santiam Wolverines into the fairgrounds arena on home coming night, and provided one heck of a ball game, in one heck of a small high school venue. What a beautiful place to watch a match between two small, yet tight knit communities.

2015 Premature Playoff Predictions, Week 6

Hi. I’m Jeff. I do spreadsheets. Not for a living, or anything, but…well, I just do.

 

With 3 weeks (1 for 4A) left in the regular season, I’m back to make a stab at the following question:  So, where we playing in the playoffs?

 

Here’s what I did.

 

I used the website www.calpreps.com to semi-educatedly guess who’s going to win every game for the next 3 weeks, plug in all those results and see what my sheets spew out at the end. That having been said, there are probably some boo-boos I need to catch over the next 3 weeks, but I’ll do my best.

 

And now, for your entertainment purposes, I present a table. It’s what calpreps is thinking.

2015 Premature Playoff Predictions, Week 4

Hi. I’m Jeff. I do spreadsheets. Not for a living, or anything, but…well, I just do.

 

With 4 weeks left in the regular season, I’m back to make a stab at the following question:  So, where we playing in the playoffs?

 

Here’s what I did.

 

I used the website www.calpreps.com to semi-educatedly guess who’s going to win every game for the next 4 weeks, plug in all those results and see what my sheets spew out at the end. That having been said, there are probably some boo-boos I need to catch over the next 4 weeks, but I’ll do my best.

 

And now, for your entertainment purposes, I present a table. It’s what calpreps is thinking. (just 4A this week – we’ll include all classes next time)

North Marion Makes Swiss Cheese Out Of Tillamook

Huskies Roll To 30 Point Win In Home Opener

 

Aurora – The North Marion Huskies came back home looking to get into the win column, and that is exactly what they did as they cruised to a 37-7 victory over The Tillamook Cheese Makers. After visiting two of the top programs in all of 4A to open the season, The Huskies looked sharp on both sides of the ball to seal the first victory of the season for the home crowd out in Aurora.

 

Tillamooks Zach Macias, received the opening kickoff from North Marions Jr QB/Kicker Tanner Scanlan, advancing it to the Tillamook 33 yard line after a short return and a horse collar penalty was added to the end of the short run. The Huskies Defense came out very aggressive, and forced Tillamook into a punting situation deep in their own territory, on 3 straight stuffs. On 4th and 12, The Tillamook long snap was a bit off, forcing Kaler Moore to scramble for his life around the end where The Huskies stopped the progress to set up shop for their first drive of the night, 35 yards away from pay dirt.

 

North Marion, then began their first scoring drive of the night, with Scanlan at the controls of the good ol’ multi-faceted  Wing T. Junior Ammon Suchanski got the call on the first two carries, rambling for 18 yards combined before Senior Brian Westman was called upon adding another 12 yard carry and a 1st and Goal from The Tilly 6 yard line. Senior Austin Ledesma, was stopped for no gain on 1st down, and then The Huskies struck gold. Scanlan took the snap, and dropped back looking for Senior WR Josiah Ramon, on a beautiful fade to the deep corner that could not have been thrown any prettier for the opening score. Setting up for The PAT, Ramon mishandled the snap, but picked up the ball in a scramble before letting a pass go to Senior Noah Norris, and at the 8:39 mark of the 1st Qtr, NM is up 8-0. 

Scio Breaks Away From Blanchet

 Anthony Johnson DSC02519Loggers Run To Early Lead And Hold Off Cavaliers

 

Scio – In an early showdown in the first week of PacWest Conference action, 4th ranked Scio ran through suspect tackling for four long touchdown runs early on, and then held on for a 42-20 win over visiting 3rd ranked Blanchet.

 

Anthony Johnson, left, and Dillion Robinson alternated making sweeps to the right and left, and breaking multiple tackles, for 78 and 71 yard touchdown romps in the first quarter, and followed that up with 55 and 31 yard arm tackle breaking cutback runs for 2 more second quarter scores to put the Loggers up 28-0 before the middle of the second period.

 

Nathan Yoder added another Scio score with just over a minute left before halftime, set up by consecutive runs for 17 and 13 yards by Johnson, before Blanchet finally rallied to get on the scoreboard 13 seconds before the break.

 

Freshman quarterback R.J. Veliz completed 15 and 16 yard passes on the drive, and capped the series with a sprint in from 3 yards out, making it 34-6.

 

MWL/SWC Week 2

 

Happy Anniversary!

 

What anniversary is that, you ask?

 

This blog is now 10 years old! I started this thing as a Midwestern League blog on WordPress during the 2005-06 season, and here we are now, ten years later. What’s changed?

 

Well, it’d be easier to say what hasn’t changed.

#2 Cascade Overwhelms Seaside 47-10

 John Schirmer Cam Molan DSC02464

Turner – Second ranked Cascade, the favorite in the Oregon West League, moved to 2-0 in the Cowapa Conference, backing up their opening night 47-34 win over Scappoose with 47 more points, and a better defensive showing, that produced a 47-10 win over an undermanned Seaside squad.

 

Cascade’s John Schirmer (11) found Cam Molan (8) repeatedly to torch Seaside.

 

A combination of John Schirmer passes to Cam Molan, 3 of which went for touchdowns, and an endless swarm of defensive players from a rotation that went 2 or 3 deep at each position overwhelmed a Seaside squad that struggled to matchup, and that was before the Gulls lost their quarterback, Otto Hoekstre, shortly before halftime.

 

Things got off to a rough start for Seaside when Dawson Blanchard muffed a fair catch attempt on a short opening kickoff, and Cascade’s Dakota Wakem recovered the ball at the Gull’s 31 yard line.

 

Staked to a short field, Cascade jumped to a 7-0 lead just over 3 minutes into the game, on a 1 yard Garrett Coffey run.

 

Seaside got good field position when the ensuing Cascade kickoff went out of bounds, and quickly drove into the Cougars’ red zone. But the Cascade defense stiffened once Seaside got inside the 10 yard line, forcing a 26 yard field goal. A blocking break down led to a blocked field goal that kept the score 7-0, but only briefly.

 

Schirmer found Michael Biddington over the middle for a 58 yard completion on the next play, and a 30 yard sweep by Hunter Thomas put Cascade in position to extend their lead after a couple of Coffey carries. Molan’s sweep on the conversion made it 15-0 Cascade, and that was still the score as the first quarter came to an end.

2015 1A Football Polls

Poll courtesy of PrepTalkEugene

 

1A Coaches / Media Poll – 10/13/2015

 
1 Adrian (5-0) (11) 110
2 Crane (5-1) 67
3 Powers (6-0) 66
4 Hosanna Christian (5-1) 63
5 Perrydale (6-0) 60
6 Yoncalla (6-0) 57
7 Wallowa (4-1) 51
8 Dufur (4-2) 43
9 Triad (5-0) 31
10 North Douglas (5-1) 16
  Others: Lowell 9, Sherman 9, Camas Valley 6, Days Creek 1, Powder Valley 1.  
 

2015 2A Football Polls

Poll courtesy of PrepTalkEugene

 

2A Coaches / Media Poll – 9/9/2015

 
1 Heppner (1-0) (7) 79
2 Burns (0-1) (2) 70
3 Regis (1-0) 66
4 Kennedy (1-0) 58
5 Knappa (0-1) 45
6 Central Linn (1-0) 32
7 Toledo (1-0) 26
8 Lost River (1-0) 25
9 Vernonia (1-0) 24
10 Oakland (0-1) 16
  Others: Stanfield 12, Culver 11, Reedsport 8, Irrigon 7, Myrtle Point 6, Santiam 4, Union 4, Gold Beach 2.  
 

2A Coaches / Media Poll – PRESEASON (last year’s records)

 
1 Burns (13-0) (5) 89
2 Heppner (12-1) (4) 85
3 Knappa (10-2) 65
4 Regis (7-4) 64
5 Gold Beach (10-1) (1) 51
6 Oakland (8-3) 40
7 Union / Cove (8-2) 31
8 Central Linn (6-4) 27
9 Kennedy (7-3) 25
10 Lost River (7-3) 16
  Others: St Paul 13, Toledo 11, Imbler 10, Vernonia 6, Myrtle Point 4, Weston-McEwen 4, Stanfield 3, Monroe 2, Nestucca 2, Culver 1, Oakridge 1.  

2015 3A Football Polls

Poll courtesy of PrepTalkEugene

 

3A Coaches / Media Poll – 9/9/2015

 
1 Santiam Christian (1-0) (5) 82
2 Vale (1-0) (3) 74
3 Blanchet Catholic (1-0) 62
4 Scio (1-0) 58
5 Dayton (1-0) (1) 53
6 Cascade Christian (0-1) 44
7 Harrisburg (0-1) 43
8 Coquille (1-0) 29
9 Rainier (1-0) 18
10 Salem Academy (1-0) 13
  Others: Portland Christian 9, St Mary’s 4, Amity 1, Glide 1, Horizon Christian 1, Nyssa 1.  
 

3A Coaches / Media Poll – PRESEASON (last year’s records)

 
1 Harrisburg (10-3) (5) 81
2 Santiam Christian (11-1) (2) 76
3 Vale (12-0) (2) 69
4 Cascade Christian (8-3) 56
5 Blanchet Catholic (10-2) 49
6 Scio (9-2) 43
7 Dayton (7-3) 37
8 Nyssa (6-4) 18
9 Amity (5-4) 14
10 Clatskanie (6-3) 13
  Others: Horizon Christian 12, Coquille 11, Pleasant Hill 6, Taft 6, Rainier 3, Salem Academy 1.  
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