Last week was dedicated as the "zero week" for Oregon high school football teams, meaning schools could participate in jamborees or play an entire football game.

Many schools around the state elected to wait until this Friday to open the season and while last week's schedule was minimal, the schedule this week is a full slate.

Riverside at LaSalle

After a season-opening win over Yoncalla 39-0 last Saturday at home, Riverside will face LaSalle for its first road test of the season at 7 p.m. Friday in another nonleague contest.

Dustin Swindler led the Riverside Pirates with 250 yards rushing, including five touchdowns, but starting quarterback Shawn Dirksen will miss the game because of an ejection against Yoncalla.

Stanfield at Grant Union

The Stanfield Tigers visit Grant Union at 7 p.m. Friday for a nonleague game.

Stanfield will host Mac-Hi next week prior to Columbia Basin Conference play against Heppner Sept. 24. The Tigers will lean on the arm of Tyler Gabriel and feed running backs Jerrad Little, Nate Dick and Trevor Baros.

Grant Union comes off a 7-0 win over La Grande.

Reedsport at Heppner

The Class 2A defending champion and No. 1-ranked Amity Warriors handed the Heppner Mustangs a 27-14 nonleague loss last week.

The No. 6-ranked Mustangs welcome No. 8-ranked Reedsport this week prior to visiting Willamina Sept. 17.

Heppner head coach Greg Grant said he was pleased with his team's overall effort against Amity and said his team will again be challenged by Reedsport.

Umatilla at Enterprise

The Umatilla Vikings had an opportunity to even things up against Illwaco last week, but were unable to do so, resulting in a 14-8 nonleague loss.

The Vikings hope to turn things around at 7 p.m. Friday, visiting Enterprise. Enterprise did not play last week.

Union at Weston-McEwen

Weston-McEwen will kick off the 2004 season at 7 p.m. Friday, hosting Union for a nonleague game.

After just missing the playoffs last season, having placed third in the CBC, the Weston-McEwen TigerScots are hungry for playoff action.

Ione at Triangle Lake

Ione pounded Jewell in the Dufur 8-man Classic last week 42-24, and the Cardnials hope for the same performance at 7 p.m. Friday at Triangle Lake.

Ione's Kelly Thompson led the Cardinals last week with 227 yards rushing.

McKenzie at Condon

Condon opens the season hosting McKenzie at 7 p.m. Friday for a nonleague football game.

Condon third-year head coach Dave Marker has said his team will be small, but fast.

Wallowa at Echo

The Echo Cougars dropped a nonleague contest to Mapleton 64-40 last week in the Dufur 8-man Classic.

Echo is hampered by numbers, but will host Wallowa at 7 p.m. Friday and Easton (Wash.) Sept. 24. to prepare for the Big Sky Conference.

Elgin at Pilot Rock

Pilot Rock suffered a 36-0 nonleague loss to perennial powerhouse DeSales (Wash.) last week and welcomes Elgin at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Kyle Humphrey scored the only touchdown for the Rockets.

Elgin handed Waitsburg (Wash.) a 38-28 nonleague loss last week.


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