STANFIELD - Junior runningback Kyler Lovgren rushed for 142 yards and two touchdowns for Heppner in a 41-16 victory over Stanfield in both teams' last Columbia Basin Conference game of the year Friday.
The Mustangs end up with a 6-0 CBC and 8-1 overall record while the Tigers (0-6, 1-7) won their first game of the year and lost the rest. Heppner went undefeated in the CBC for the fourth straight year and will host a first-round Class 2A state playoff game next week.
Heppner had a 19-16 halftime lead and then blew the game open on a 69-yard touchdown run by Lovgren and a Tanner Britt interception return for a touchdown to give the Mustangs a 33-16 lead.
Heppner's Brad Adams ran for three touchdowns along with 110 yards and caught two passes from quarterback Britt for 30 yards. Britt was 6 of 8 passing for 140 yards passing and threw one interception.
Adams went over the 1,000-yard rushing barrier for the season, is averaging 6.1 yards a carries and has a teamhigh 16 touchdowns (13 rushing, 3 receiving).
Heppner ended the season with a league-leading 11.8 points allowed a game and posted three shutouts.
Nate Dick ran for 84 yards on 14 carries for rushing for Stanfield.
UMATILLA - Weston-McEwen closed out Columbia Basin Conference play with a 32-21 win over Umatilla Friday.
The Tiger Scots (4-2 CBC, 5-3 overall) took an early 13-0 first-quarter lead on a three-yard touchdown run by Jeremy Parker and a 32-yard touchdown run by Eric Delph.
The Vikings (2-4 CBC, 2-6 overall) came back in the second quarter with Tony Villanueva rushing for one score and passing to Andre Pharr for another.
The half ended with the TigerScots having a 19-14 advantage. The Vikings opened the third quarter recovering an onside kick and promptly scored, taking a 21-19 lead. That would be their last lead in the game.
"It was a great game," Umatilla head coach Arnold Wardwell said. "Both teams came ready to play."
Delph led the Tiger Scots with ran for 221 yards on 24 carries. Villanueva completed 11 of 25 passes for the Vikings for 152 yards and two touchdowns.
Wardwell praised the play of his seniors, many of whom had to play out of position.
"Jacob Gillson went from running back to offensive tackle and linebacker to defensive end," Wardwell said. "Jesse Womelsdorff had to play tight end."
Womelsdorff scored the Vikings' final touchdown on an eight-yard pass from fellow senior Villanueva.
"Brandon Cornia and Chadd Mace were solid," Wardwell said.
The Tiger Scots end the regular season in a three-way tie for the number two spot in the conference with Culver and Sherman County, and will rely on a coin toss, which will tell who will proceed into the playoffs.
Sherman County 63,
Pilot Rock 28
MORO - Sherman County scored a season-high 63 points to beat Pilot Rock 63-28 Friday in a Columbia Basin Conference football game.
The Huskies improved to 4-2 in the CBC, 5-3 overall and are in a three-way tie with Culver and Weston-McEwen for the second and final state playoff slot. The tie will be broken by a coin flip.
The Rockets finished the season 1-5 in the CBC and 2-6 overall.
Ione 66, So. Wasco Co. 40
MAUPIN - Andrew Rietmann scored five touchdowns in leading Ione to a 66-40 win over South Wasco County in Big Sky Conference football Friday.
The Cardinals (4-1 Big Sky, 7-1 overall) had 588 yards rushing and 218 yards passing. Rietmann rushed for 250 yards on 13 carries and caught four passes for another 80 yards.
In the first half, Ione held the Redsides to seven yards total offense and took 39-0 lead into the lockerroom. After halftime, both teams freely substituted.
"Our whole defense played the best game I've seen them play," Ione head coach Dale Holland said. "They really stepped up to defend the pass."
Ione quarterback Nick Christman was 14 of 23 passing for 195 yards with no interceptions and was "right on the money," according to Holland.
Mike Radie rushed for 166 yards on 11 carries and scored twice for the Cardinals, while Cayle Krebs had 80 yards on six carries and one touchdown.
The Cardinals will travel to Powder Valley next Saturday to take on the No. 1 ranked Badgers in the first round of the playoffs. Ione is making its first state playoff appearance since 1981. The Cardinals won state titles in 1978 and 1979.
Echo 52, Condon 44
CONDON - Echo ended its football season with a 52-44 Big Sky Conference win over Condon Friday.
The Cougars improved to 3-2 in the Big Sky, 6-3 overall while the Blue Devils finished 2-3 and 4-5.
The game was tied at 22 at halftime. Condon scored the first touchdown of the second half, but never led again in the contest.
"I thought that it was a heck of a ball game," Condon coach Dave Marker said. "Our kids never quit and keep fighting all night long. I was very proud at the way the kid tried to stay with them."
David Bednar ran for 159 yards on 28 carries for the Blue Devils. Bednar ran for two touchdowns and threw a touchdown pass to Kyle Barnett. Riley Anderson had 65 yards rushing and one rushing touchdown and teammate Zach Lantis also had one touchdown.
Burns 50, Riverside 0
BURNS - Riverside ended its football season Friday with a 50-0 Greater Oregon League loss to Burns.
The Pirates (0-6 GOL, 2-7 overall) could not contain the Hilander running attack, led by Chance Peila and Talon Hoffman. Each back scored two touchdowns with Hoffman scoring on runs of 37 and 65 yards and Peila scoring on two short carries. They combined for 264 yards on the ground.
"We came out slow and never recovered," Riverside head coach Dean Peck said. "We had a lot of guys hurt or banged up and they (Burns) just beat us."
The Pirates have been missing the services of sophomore running back Curtis Selz the last couple of games due to an injury, but Dustin Swindler has stepped up in his absence. Swindler rushed for 136 yards on 20 carries but could not get into the end zone. He was stopped on the one-yard line on one drive and that's as close as the Pirates could get to scoring
Riverside'sBrandon Beatty was 3 of 11 passing for 40 yards and two interceptions. Riverside committed four turnovers.
Baker 47, Mac-Hi 14
MILTONFREWATER - The Mac-Hi footbal team fell to Baker 47-14 in their last Greater Oregon League game of the year Friday.
The Pioneers ended the season 1-5 in the GOL, 1-7 overall while the Bulldogs are heading to the playoffs with a 4-2 league record. Baker finished third in the GOL behind Ontario and Vale.