HEPPNER — Mason Lehman scored four touchdowns — three rushing and one receiving — and the Heppner Mustangs ran away with a 38-2 homecoming night win over Irrigon on Friday.
A safety was the only thing that got Irrigon on Heppner’s scoreboard in the nonleague game. Heppner quarterback Jayden Wilson was 4-7 for 142 yards, threw for one touchdown, and rushed for another, and Lehman ran for 100 yards.
Irrigon running back Josue Auilera ran the ball 17 times for 59 yards.
“It was a typical homecoming game,” said Mustangs coach Greg Grant. “There was lots of energy and a lack of focus.”
Heppner (4-2, 1-0) will resume league play next Friday when they host Weston-McEwen, while Irrigon (3-3, 0-1) travels to Vale.
BURNS 38, UMATILLA 12 — Umatilla suffered a home loss to Burns on Friday night.
Quarterback Andrew Earl lead the Vikings, passing for 233 yards and two touchdowns. Running back Ramiro Alverez hauled in three passes for 59 yards and caught one touchdown.
“The kids keep improving on passing and running,” said Umatilla coach Dan Durfey. “We stopped Burns’ ball in the second half up until the last two minutes, when they put two touchdowns past us. We wait till we’re down to come alive.”
Umatilla (1-5, 0-2) will have a bye week before hosting Vale on Oct. 19.
ECHO 39, MCKENZIE 19 — The Cougars rallied from a 19-13 halftime deficit to hand the host Eagles their first loss.
“It was awesome,” Echo coach Rick Thew said. “It rained the whole night, but it was fun.”
Mason Smith ran for five touchdowns for the Cougars (4-1), while Devan Craig scored at the end of the game, taking the ball out of an opponent’s hands at the 1-yard line, and running 99 yards for a touchdown.
Defensively, Mychael Pointer was tasked with containing McKenzie’s Daniel Quirk.
“He played amazing,” Thew said of Pointer. “His job was to make sure he didn’t get loose.”
McKenzie (5-1), which was averaging 67 points a game, was held scoreless in the second half.
GRANT UNION 32, STANFIELD 8 — The Tigers led 8-6 at the half, but the second half belonged to the Prospectors (3-3, 1-0) in the Special District 6 matchup.
“We played good, and were putting together good drives, but we had some penalties and turnovers at the worst time,” Stanfield coach Davy Salas said. “We were playing good defense and moving the ball in the first half.”
AJ Keeney scored for the Tigers, who dropped to 0-2 in league play and 0-6 overall.