Prep Roundup | Cougars, back at full strength, get on track

East Oregonian

Published on September 7, 2018 12:01AM

Last changed on September 7, 2018 11:36PM

Running backs Mason Smith and Devan Craig combined for seven touchdowns as the Cougars rolled to a 66-28 road win over Dayville-Monument on Friday in 1A Special District 5 (6-man) action.

“We had three guys ineligible last week,” coach Rick Thew said. “We were at full strength today. We were out of shape and tired last week. They owned up to it, worked hard and came out to play.”

Smith, a transfer from Stanfield, had four scores, while Craig had three.

“Mason is a heavy hitter,” Thew said. “He runs fast and hard. He gets to the outside and takes off. Devan is slippery. He only got tackled maybe twice today.”

The Cougars will have a bye next week.

CLATSKANIE 67, UMATILLA 0 — Umatilla was shut out on their home turf against Clatskanie on Friday night. The Vikings fell to the Tigers, 67-0.

Andrew Earl had 15 carries for 37 yards, Trent Durfey had seven carries for 34 yards, and Romero Alvarez had three carries for four yards.

“It’s back to the drawing board for next week,” said Umatilla coach Dan Durfey. “We need to get the starting freshman up to speed.”

Umatilla will move forward with a 0-2 record when they face Stanfield next week.

PORTLAND CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 48, RIVERSIDE 6 — The Riverside Pirates opened their season with a loss during their away game against Portland Christian Academy, 48-6.

“We played a decent team, and we’re not doing very good right now,” said Riverside coach David Boor. “There’s a lot to improve moving forward.”

Due to technical problems, individual statistics were not available at press time.

CENTRAL LINN 35, STANFIELD 6 — Stanfield added another loss to their record during their away game against Central Linn, losing 35-6. Central Linn came in hot after last week’s 24-8 win against Weston-McEwen. Stanfield will face Umatilla next week, who also have an 0-2 record. Central Linn will travel to Chemawa in Salem.

IRRIGON 20, WESTON-MCEWEN 14 — With less than two minutes to play, Josh Aguilera picked up a poorly punted ball at the TigerScots’ 3-yard line and ran it in for the game-winning touchdown Friday night.

The Knights (2-0) will play at Liberty Spangle (WA) next Friday.

SANTIAN 14, HEPPNER 8 — Mason Lehman ran for 108 yards and one touchdown, but the Mustangs fell short in a non-league game against the Wolverines.

“I thought our inexperience showed,” Heppner coach Greg Grant said. “Too many plays we didn’t get off the ground. We weren’t as smooth as we needed to be. I was pleased with how hard we played and the heart we play with.”

Jason Rae led the Mustangs with 16 tackles, while Tyler Carter had 11.


MAC-HI 3, UMATILLA 2 — Mac-Hi won in five sets during their away game in Umatilla on Thursday night. After winning the first set 25-21, the Pioneers faltered during the next two sets, losing 25-23 and 25-19. Returning to form to finish the game, Mac-Hi won the final two sets of the night 25-10 and 15-12. Mac-Hi’s Jessica Ruvalcaba had three back-row kills and seven digs. Britney Wells had eight kills and Sydney Dibble had five. Jadie Jackson had a strong night offensively and defensively, scoring six aces, six kills, and five blocks. Abby Richwine had four kills and seven blocks, and Anney Banek scored big with nine aces.

PILOT ROCK 3, GASTON 2 — Pilot Rock came out on top after a five-set game against Gaston. After winning the first two sets — 25-23 and 25-19 — they stumbled in the third and fourth sets, losing 25-20 and 25-23. However, they made a fifth-set comeback to win the game, 16-14.

Grace Austin led the night with 17 kills and eight aces, while Katie Evans had eight kills, Brooke Howland had seven kills and eight aces, and Brielle Howland had six and eight aces.. Jillian Adlard also landed eight aces.

“Tonight, our girls battled,” said Pilot Rock coach Elainna Howland. “They are really starting to find their groove, play tough, and play together.”

Pilot Rock will compete in the Neah-Kah-Nie tourney on Saturday.


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