ECHO Ray Harris rushed for four touchdowns as the Echo Cougars closed out Special District 3 play with a 34-24 win over the Ione Cardinals Friday.
Harris had 153 yards rushing on 20 carries, plus a 40 yard reception, but did not lead his team in rushing yards. That honor went to Ethan Marcum, who had 200 yards and a touchdown on 26 carries. The Cougars (4-6, 3-2 SD3) had a total of 361 yards on the ground.
The Cardinals (4-6, 1-4 SD3) were led by Alex Rietmann with 102 yards rushing and a touchdown on 17 carries.
Rietmann got Ione on the board first with an 80 yard touchdown run in the first quarter, but the Cardinals would not score again until the fourth quarter.
HEPPNER 53, IRRIGON 8 In Irrigon, the Mustangs completed another sweep of their Blue Mountain Conference opponents with the win over the Knights Friday.
Alex Pickles led the Mustangs (7-2, 5-0 BMC) with 109 yards on six carries. He scored three touchdowns in the game. All seniors on the Heppner squad carried the ball in the game, including linemen.
Im pleased at the progress of the team, Heppner coach Greg Grant said. They have come a long way for a team with just two returning starters.
Irrigon (0-7, 0-6 BMC) was led by the passing of Cisco Nunez, who was 10-of-24 for 97 yards.
STANFIELD 62, PILOT?ROCK?18 In Pilot Rock, the Stanfield Tigers ended their regular season strong with a romp over the Pilot Rock Rockets Friday night.
This is the first time the Tigers have made the playoffs two years in a row since the 1950s.
Quin Grogan and Phillipe Pena led the charge, combining for 300 yards rushing and two touchdowns.
Even Stanfields starting center Jordan Hayden got to carry the ball, rushing for 22 yards on four carries.
Hayden, a senior this year, has started every game since his freshman season and coach Jay Zwiefelhofer said Hes the anchor of our offensive line.
Quarterback Derek Monkus also threw for a touchdown and was 3-for-4 for 26 yards.
WESTON-MCEWEN 21, ENTERPRISE?8 In Athena, Elliott Salter ran the ball well rushing for 146 yards on 23 hard carries for Weston-McEwen.
Dallas Reich was the workhorse for the offense, scoring all three touchdowns for the TigerScots.
Reich threw for 236 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 42 yards and one touchdown.
Reich hit seven receivers in the game.
Matt McGill received the ball three times for 51 yards and one score and Aaron Speed caught two passes for 21 yards and one touchdown.
Our defense played well tonight,?TigerScots coach Kenzie Hansell said, We have reached the playoffs two of the last three years. Were the number two seed and are proud of our coaching staff, players and our community.