Loggers rush for over 500 yards in rout

BUTTE FALLS — Even on a day when the offense didn't click for Butte Falls, it clicked.

The Loggers, who lacked the crispness of earlier games — they had scored at least 60 points in each Mountain Valley League contest — nevertheless ran for a season-high 531 yards and pummeled Gilchrist 52-6 Friday.

Coach Randy Stephenson, noting flaws in his team's execution, attributed the gaudy rushing numbers to the hard running and speed of his skill players, who repeatedly broke into the open field.

Josh Dyck galloped for 229 yards on 15 carries, scoring on runs of 80, 65 and 5 yards. Harley Casillas had 178 yards on 20 totes, scoring from 34 and 15 yards. Chase Ellis carried three times for 139 yards and tallies of 68 and 18 yards.

"Harley and Josh were running the ball harder than they have in the past," said Stephenson, whose team improved to 4-1 overall, 4-0 in league. "A lot of those long runs are just our backs improvising on plays and getting out in the open and going. Harley and Josh bounce outside real well, and Chase also. Once they get around the end, they're hard to catch because all three are fast."

Codey Myers supplemented the ground attack with 60 yards passing. He completed 4 of 6 passes, including an 8-yard touchdown to Josh McGonagle. Myers was intercepted once.

The defense was paced by Josh Sutfin. Three times the Grizzlies had first down inside the Butte Falls' 10-yard line and were denied points.

The Loggers have allowed only 32 points in four league games. Twice they've shut out their foes.

Gilchrist 6 0 0 0 — 6

Butte Falls 8 26 12 6 — 52

G — Erwin 20 pass from Stinson (run failed)

BF — Ellis 18 run (McGonagle pass from Myers)

BF — Ellis 68 run (run failed)

BF — McGonagle 8 pass from Myers (pass failed)

BF — Casillas 15 run (Dyck run)

BF — Casillas 34 run (run failed)

BF — Dyck 80 run (run failed)

BF — Dyck 5 run (run failed)

BF — Dyck 65 run (run failed)

Sunset League

CASCADE CHRISTIAN 52, BANDON 6 — At Bandon, Cascade Christian's offensive and defensive lines dominated.

A crowded Challengers backfield piled up 377 rushing yards and six touchdowns.

Connor Kirkpatrick carried the ball 14 times for 87 yards and a touchdown, and Austin Wipf had 53 yards on nine touches and a pair of TDs.

The Challengers' Tyler Stickler added 60 yards and a TD on 10 carries and scored on an 82-yard kick return. Brandon Grissom put the Challengers on the scoreboard first with a 24-yard TD run.

Cascade Christian's defense allowed six yards through the air and 51 yards on the ground, anchored by defensive tackle Matt Bohn.

Ben Joffer made his fifth interception of the season and led the Challengers (2-2, 2-0 Sunset) with four solo tackles.

Cascade Christian 14 21 7 10 — 52

Bandon 0 0 6 0 — 6

CC — Grissom 24 run (Davis kick)

CC — Stickler 7 run (Davis kick)

CC — Kirkpatrick 2 run (Davis kick)

CC — Wipf 6 run (Davis kick)

CC — Kirkland 7 run (Davis kick)

B — Mack 4 run (run failed)

CC — Stickler 82 kick return (Davis kick)

CC — FG Davis 33

CC — Wipf 20 run (Davis kick)

MYRTLE POINT 38, ROGUE RIVER 2 — At Rogue River, Rogue Burman carried 15 times for 77 yards to pace Rogue River before being sidelined by injury in the Sunset League loss.

Jon Humphries was 9-for-15 passing for 67 yards and an interception, while Brandon Schoner came on in relief of Burman to rush five times for 35 yards for the Chieftains (0-4, 0-2 Sunset).

Myrtle Point led 12-2 at halftime, with John Jessee pressuring the Bobcats' quarterback into an intentional grounding in the end zone for a safety.


BLANCHET 45, ST. MARY'S 0 — At Salem, turnovers did in St. Mary's in the nonconference game at Willamette University.

The Crusaders (1-3) lost six fumbles and threw three interceptions. Twice they got inside the Cavaliers' 20 and didn't manage points.

St. Mary's 0 0 0 0 — 0

Blanchet 26 13 0 6 — 45

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