As of Tuesday, September 25, 2018
After a more than four-hour trip to Enterprise, the No. 5-ranked Dufur Rangers got off to a quick start and never looked back in a 52-16 triumph Friday in eight-man football action.
During their winning streak, the undefeated Rangers (4-0 overall) have outscored opponents by a 244-84 margin and have used a variety of weapons to put the opposition on their heels.
The Rangers scored on their first five possessions and enjoyed a 38-0 cushion after one quarter and 46-0 at the half.
Up next, Dufur hosts Ione (0-4, 0-3) at 7 p.m. Friday. The Cardinals have been outscored 178-48 in losses to Powder Valley, Enterprise, Pilot Rock and Imbler.
Redsides total 368 yards in win
MAUPIN – Tyler Smith scored three rushing touchdowns and Tanner Davis added 141 yards on 5 of 8 passing with three touchdowns to give South Wasco County a 65-12 win Friday in a six-man matchup versus Burnt River.
The Redsides led 30-0 through one quarter, the first two scores coming on a run and an interception return by Garrett Olson.
Davis then threw back-to-back touchdown passes to give the Redsides a 36-0 lead with seven minutes and 13 seconds left.
Zane Malefyt rumbled to the end zone from seven yards out and Smith capped a 75-yard drive with a 7-yard scamper, making it a 52-0 SWC advantage at the 3:18 mark.
Olson put up 50 yards rushing and a score, he caught two balls for 73 yards and a touchdown and made six tackles, two interceptions and an interception return in the first quarter.
Malefyt had an end zone trip and rushed four times for 44 yards, Smith tallied 36 yards on five carries and Nicolas Brunson had two rushes for 23 yards.
Brock Lafaver paced the passing attack with four receptions for 87 yards and two scores and Smith hauled in a 16-yard pass on his only catch.
Defensively, Zane Malefyt posted a pair of sacks, Eli Malefyt racked up six tackles, Brunson got five tackles, Davis had four tackles and Lafaver had two tackles and an interception.
SWC (4-0 overall) heads to Huntington (1-3) for a game at 1 p.m. Friday.
Late score lifts Union, 40-32
Union running back Brody Ray scored the game-winning touchdown with three minutes and 31 seconds left in the fourth quarter to help the Bobcats secure a 40-32 win in a varsity league football game played Friday at Union High School.
The Huskies trailed 20-8 at the half and 32-24 through three quarters of action.
Down by eight points entering the final period, Sherman’s Tyler Jones scored from one yard out and added the conversion run to tie the score at 32-all with 10:16 remaining.
Sherman (0-4 overall) put up 232 yards of offense, 198 on the ground, with Jones rushing 23 times for 99 yards and three touchdowns.
Starting quarterback Wade Fields chipped in 16 carries for 84 yards and a 65-yard third-quarter score.
Through the air, he had 34 yards passing on 2 of 9 pass completions.
Freshman tight end Clayton Reed accounted for all the team’s yards.
Fields also had two conversion runs, and both Jones and Kyle Larson tallied one each.
Due to a shortage of players from a combination of injuries and grades, the Sherman County School District and Sherman High School decided to cancel this Friday’s home game versus Enterprise.
Administrators will evaluate the injury report at the end of the week to see if there are enough players to get back on the field at Ione on Friday, Oct. 5.