Aliiloa Kaeo-Wailehua passed for 258 yards and three touchdowns, Gavin Rajagopal rushed for 123 yards and two scores and St. Mary’s will head into league play on a high note after beating Gold Beach/Pacific 49-6 Friday at U.S. Cellular Community Park.
Kaeo-Wailehua threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Jake Reynolds to start the scoring, and found Reynolds again on a 23-yard scoring strike in the second quarter as the Crusaders took a 42-0 lead into intermission.
“I think (Kaeo-Wailehua) is starting to come into his own as a quarterback and is starting to make good decisions,” St. Mary’s head coach Jamie Young said.
Rajagopal had touchdown runs of 8 and 65 yards in the first quarter, when St. Mary’s (2-2) scored 28 points.
The Crusaders executed their second-longest play from scrimmage right before halftime when Kaeo-Wailehua threw a 58-yard touchdown pass to Trevahn Foster.
“We had a lot of people step up and make plays for us, and defensively we played outstanding,” Young said. “(Foster) was all over the field defensively. It was just a great team effort.”
Gold Beach (0-4) avoided the shutout when Trenton Storns scored on a 20-yard run in the fourth quarter.
Gold Beach/Pacific 0 0 0 6—6
St. Mary’s 28 14 7 0—49
SM — J. Reynolds 15 pass from Kaeo-Wailehua (Rajagopal kick)
SM — Rajagopal 8 run (Rajagopal kick)
SM — W. Heycke 9 run (Rajagopal kick)
SM — Rajagopal 65 run (Rajagopal kick)
SM — J. Reynolds 23 pass from Kaeo-Wailehua (Rajagopal kick)
SM — Foster 58 pass from Kaeo-Wailehua (Rajagopal kick)
SM — Kaeo-Wailehua 17 run (Rajagopal kick)
GB — Storns 20 run (run failed)
CASCADE CHRISTIAN 52, PLEASANT HILL 13: At Pleasant Hill, quarterback Kiegan Schaan ran for four touchdowns and passed for two more as Cascade Christian amassed 493 yards in offense in the nonconference victory.
Luke Smith got the Challengers off to a quick start by registering a safety by tackling Pleasant Hill quarterback Zachary Hart in the end zone, then broke a 52-yard touchdown run.
Schaan accounted for the next six touchdowns for Cascade Christian as the Challengers built a 49-6 third-quarter lead. The junior signal caller was 9-of-18 passing for 240 yards and rushed for 57 yards on seven carries.
Smith led the ground attack with 93 yards and also had three quarterback sacks.
Cascade Christian 16 14 19 3—52
Pleasant Hill 0 6 0 7—13
CC — Safety, Smith tackled quarterback in end zone
CC — Smith 52 run (Hoffman kick)
CC — Schaan 25 (Hoffman kick)
CC — Schaan 17 run (Hoffman kick)
PH — Parmenter 17 pass from Hart (kick failed)
CC — K. Fralich 70 pass from Schaan (Hoffman kick)
CC — Schaan 1 run (Hoffman kick)
CC — Schaan 1 run (kick failed)
CC — Lewis 24 pass from Schaan (kick failed)
CC — FG Hoffman 42
PH — Hylemon 18 pass from Smith (Trujillo kick)
MAZAMA 61, PHOENIX 13: At Klamath Falls, Phoenix pulled to within 14-7 early in the second quarter on Jacky Hawkins’ 8-yard touchdown catch, then host Mazama ran off 47 straight points in the Skyline Conference opener for both teams.
The Vikings rushed for 571 yards. Buddy Zakour led the Mazama ground game with 202 yards on 14 carries and two touchdowns.
Phoenix was limited to 154 yards in total offense.
Phoenix 0 7 0 6—13
Mazama 14 28 19 0—61
M — Wood 6 run (kick failed)
M — Zakour 60 run (Alexander run)
P — Hawkins 8 pass from Dungey (D. Samis kick)
M — Zakour 67 run (kick failed)
M — Wood 33 run (Gibson pass from Beck)
M — Alexander 2 run (Lease kick)
M — Wood 9 run (Lease kick)
M — Remstedt 31 run (kick failed)
M — Brosterhous 1 run (kick failed)
M — Gardner 23 run (Lease kick)
P — Walker 1 run (pass failed)
LA PINE 32, ROGUE RIVER 6: At La Pine, Rogue River (2-2) fell short in the nonconference game.
The Chieftains dropped to 2-2 overall, the same record as La Pine.
DAYS CREEK 44, BUTTE FALLS/CRATER LAKE 12: At Days Creek, junior quarterback Gerrit Wentland rushed for 81 yards and three touchdowns and passed for three more in the District 2 West opener for both teams.
Wentland ran in touchdowns of 21, 5 and 23 yards, then tossed touchdowns of 27 and 35 yards to help the Wolves (3-1) jump out to a 36-0 lead.
Tanner Thomson rushed for 103 yards and a touchdown on 18 attempts to lead Butte Falls (2-1).
The Loggers couldn’t overcome four turnovers — two lost fumbles and two interceptions.
Butte Falls/Crater Lake 0 0 12 0—12
Days Creek 6 30 8 0—44
DC — Wentland 21 run (kick failed)
DC — Wentland 5 run (Wentland run)
DC — Wentland 23 run (Williams run)
DC — Martin 27 pass from Wentland (Wentland run)
DC — Martin 35 pass from Wentland (Wentland pass failed)
BF — Thomson 4 run (run failed)
BF — Underhill 64 pass from Carlton (Thomson run failed)
DC — Jackson 32 pass from Wentland (Knutzen run)
CHILOQUIN 48, PROSPECT 14: At Prospect, Chiloquin sped away with the District 2 East Division victory.
Andrew Nelmes had a 49-yard touchdown run and finished with 76 yards rushing and 33 receiving for the Cougars (0-4, 0-1 Dist. 2), who received three sacks from lineman Austin Leopoldo.
Chiloquin 14 10 12 12—48
Prospect 0 8 0 6—14
C — Canfield 13 run (pass failed)
C — Canfield 5 run (Herrera run)
P — Ghirardo 5 run (Glover run)
C — Nigh 13 run (Jones pass from Herrera)
C — Safety, bobbled snap into end zone
C — Canfield 22 pass from Herrera (pass failed)
C — Vazquez 26 pass from Herrera (run failed)
C — Vazquez 13 run (Jones pass from Herrera)
P — Nelmes 49 run (run failed)
C — No. 10 2 run (pass failed)
C — Koon 25 run (run failed)