Kiegan Schaan put up a game’s worth of statistics in the first half for Cascade Christian in 3A District 2 football Friday.
Schaan, a first-year starting quarterback, passed for five touchdowns and ran for one — all before halftime — as the Challengers romped to a 59-20 victory over Brookings-Harbor at U.S. Cellular Community Park.
Defending Class 3A state champion Cascade Christian (7-1, 4-0 Dist. 2) led 52-7 at halftime, marking the sixth straight game the Challengers have scored at least 50 points.
Schaan was 15-for-24 passing for 297 yards and ran seven times for 41 yards. The junior did not play in the second half.
“(Schaan) definitely got into a great groove,” said Cascade Christian coach Jon Gettman. “He was delivering the ball on time and he spread the ball to a number of different guys.”
Luke Smith was the Challengers’ workhorse rushing. The senior running back ran for 105 yards on 13 carries, scored one touchdown and ran for three two-point conversions.
“(Smith) has been active for us all year and it was good to see him break out and make some plays,” said Gettman.
Senior receivers Ian Fralich and John Fralich accounted for six catches, a pair of touchdowns each and 158 yards.
Cascade Christian totaled 488 yards in offense
The Challenger defense limited the Bruins (5-3, 2-2) to 131 yards and just one offensive touchdown.
“I thought the offense got into a nice groove tonight and the defense really played well,” said Gettman. “They just had one deep pass that they beat us over the top with but other than that we did a lot of good things.”
Cascade Christian plays crosstown rival St. Mary’s for the league championship next Friday at U.S. Cellular.
Brookings-Harbor 7 0 7 6—20
Cascade Christian 22 30 7 0—59
CC — L. Smith (L. Smith run)
CC — Schaan 11 run (pass failed)
BH — Bonde 54 pass from Burger (Holler kick)
CC — I. Fralich 11 pass from Schaan (Schaan run)
CC — Lewis 18 pass from Schaan (L. Smith run)
CC — J. Fralich 46 pass from Schaan (pass failed)
CC — I. Fralich 15 pass from Schaan (Schaan run)
CC — E. Smith 29 pass from Schaan (L. Smith run)
CC — J. Fralich 29 pass from Martin (Quintero kick)
BH — Clay 19 interception return (Holler kick)
BH — Clay 42 fumble return (kick failed)
NORTH VALLEY 42, PHOENIX 0: At Phoenix, North Valley scored 28 points in the second quarter of the Skyline Conference contest, ending Phoenix’s season without a win.
The Pirates (0-8, 0-4 Sky) suffered their third shutout of the season against the Knights (2-5, 2-2).
Mateo Lopez carried 15 times for 74 yards to lead the Phoenix offense. Jacky Hawkins had six catches but for 17 yards.
North Valley’s Trae Stephens ran for 106 yards on only six carries, including a 62-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.
North Valley 7 28 7 0—42
Phoenix 0 0 0 0—0
NV — Gray 13 run (Bergquist kick)
NV — Stephens 14 pass from Tuttle (kick failed)
NV — Gray 4 run (Rossiter pass from Tuttle)
NV — Colas interception return (Bergquist kick)
NV — Tuttle 1 run (Bergquist kick)
NV — Stephens 62 run (Bergquist kick)
ST. MARY’S 56, SOUTH UMPQUA 24: At Myrtle Creek, Aliiloa Kaeo-Wailehua threw three touchdowns — two to Alex Heycke — and Gavin Rajagopal, after dislocating his finger midway through the contest, returned for his second touchdown run in St. Mary’s rout.
The victory sets the stage for a battle of the 3A District 2 unbeatens with a St. Mary’s-Cascade Christian matchup for the league championship next Friday at U.S. Cellular Community Park.
Jonah Hadley returned a fumble for a touchdown and Sean Snyder had a pick-six for the Crusaders (6-2, 4-0 Dist. 2), while offensive lineman Nate Thickett rushed for a goal-line touchdown on a dive play before halftime.
South Umpqua (2-6, 0-4) got a pair of rushing touchdowns from Josh Deister.
St. Mary’s 28 14 14 0—56
South Umpqua 0 12 12 0—24
SM — Rajagopal 2 run (Rajagopal kick)
SM — Heycke 65 pass from Kaeo-Wailehua (Rajagopal kick)
SM — Covington 59 pass from Kaeo-Wailehua (Rajagopal kick)
SM — Snyder 7 interception return (Kaeo-Wailehua kick)
SU — Deister 15 run (kick failed)
SM — Hadley fumble recovery in endzone (Kaeo-Wailehua kick)
SU — Deister 18 run (kick failed)
SM — Thickett 1 run (Kaeo-Wailehua kick)
SU — Wilsey 65 run (kick failed)
SM — Rajagopal 48 run (Kaeo-Wailehua kick)
SU — Ferguson 37 run (kick failed)
SM — Heycke 30 pass from Kaeo-Wailehua (Kaeo-Wailehua kick)
LOST RIVER 23, ROGUE RIVER 9: At Merrill, Derek Nelson’s quarterback keeper put Rogue River up 9-0 midway through the third quarter but Lost River scored 23 unanswered and rallied for the 2A District 5 victory.
The Chieftains dropped to 3-5 overall and finished league play with a 1-3 record. Lost River, meanwhile, moved to 4-3 and 2-1.
RIDDLE 54, BUTTE FALLS/CRATER LAKE 24: At Riddle, after Butte Falls/Crater Lake traded a couple of touchdowns with Riddle, the Irish had four straight rushing touchdowns to scurry away with the victory.
The Loggers (4-3, 2-3 Dist. 2) will face a team-to-be determined next week in a 1A District 2 crossover game with a team from the East Division, which will factor into playoff seeding.
Kai Hansen had a 22-yard touchdown run for the Loggers and totalled 126 yards from scrimage — 76 receiving on five catches and 50 yards rushing. He also came up with five tackles.
The Loggers’ Dylan Bridges finished 8-for-15 for 126 yards and had nine tackles defensively, three for a loss.
Levi Underhill added a 65-yard kickoff return while Warren Whitlock put the Loggers on the scoreboard first with a rushing touchdown.
Butte Falls/Crater Lake 8 8 8 0—24
Riddle 0 22 32 0—54
BF — Whitlock 1 run (Whitlock run)
R — Hopkins 64 run (Hargraves run)
BF — Hansen 22 run (run failed)
R — Hackett 32 run (run failed)
BF — Safety, snap out of back of end zone
R — Hopkins 20 pass from Jenks (Hackett run)
R — Hackett 1 run (Hackett run)
R — Hopkins 35 pass from Jenks (Hackett run)
R — Hackett 50 run (Hackett run)
BF — L. Underhill 65 kickoff return (Hansen kick)
R — Hackett 52 kickoff (Hackett kick)
NORTH LAKE 42, PROSPECT 20: At Prospect, Nathan Glover’s 60-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown cut Prospect’s deficit to 14-6 in the third quarter but the Cougars could get no closer in the 1A District 2 East loss.
Prospect senior Andrew Nelmes had 111 yards receiving on three catches, including a 60-yard TD from Nick Strahan.
James Lawler led the rushing attack for the Cougars (0-8, 0-5 Dist. 2) with 78 yards and one touchdown. Michael Combs-Cripps’ 70-yard fumble recovery set up Lawler’s TD run.
Sophomore nose guard Jadon Taylor paced the Prospect defense with 10 tackles and one interception.
North Lake 8 6 20 8—42
Prospect 0 0 12 8—20
NL — Ward 9 pass from Cooper (Vore run)
NL — Cooper 2 run (run failed)
P — Glover 60 fumble return (run failed)
NL — Ward 1 run (run failed)
P — Nelmes 60 pass from Strahan (pass failed)
NL — Vore 15 run (run failed)
NL — Rafini 23 pass from Vore (Waldron run)
P — Lawler 2 run (Lawler run)
NL — Ward 60 run (Waldron run)