GLIDE — Klamath Union struck on a fourth-and-10, 38-yard touchdown pass in the final minute to pull out a 20-14 nonleague football victory over Cascade Christian Friday at Glide High School.
The game was scheduled to be a home contest for Cascade Christian, but unhealthy air quality forced it to be moved.
Xavier Arvizu found Darius Holmes on the winning score with 56 seconds left in the contest as the Pelicans improved to 1-1.
“They ran a vertical switch route and we just didn’t communicate well and left a guy open,” said Challengers coach Jon Gettman. “It was a good play call by them, and they beat us deep.”
Cascade Christian (1-1) scored both of its touchdowns in the fourth quarter and led 14-13 until the final minute.
Kiegan Schaan passed 33 yards to John Fralich for the Challengers’ first score 1?1/2 minutes into the fourth.
Elijah Smith gave Cascade Christian the lead with 3:49 to play on a 15-yard run.
“I loved their heart, there was lots of effort,” Gettman said of his players. “There are a lot of things to clean up. We had a lot of opportunities to win the game and we didn’t take advantage of it. You learn a lot more from a loss because it hurts a lot more.”
Schaan completed 22 of 41 passes for 248 yards. He was intercepted once.
Frahlich hauled in eight passes for 104 yards and Kristian Fralich six for 42.
Luke Smith led the Cascade Christian ground game with 54 yards on 13 carries and caught two passes for 54 yards.
KU — Arvizu 1 run (Hammersley kick)
CC — J. Fralich 33 pass from Schaan (Hoffman kick)
KU — Arvizu 1 run (PAT failed)
CC — E. Smith 15 run (Hoffman kick)
KU — Holmes 38 pass from Arvizu (Hammersley kick)
NEWPORT 34, PHOENIX 7: At Newport, Newport built a 21-0 lead in the third quarter in the nonconference contest.
Phoenix (0-2) pulled within 21-7 on Nik Goff’s 86-yard kickoff return with 8:08 in the third quarter.
Phoenix had minus-6 yards rushing.
Quarterbacks Zach Dungey and Dalton Samis shared duties for the Pirates. Dungey was 9 of 18 passing for 119 yards and an interception. Samis was 7 of 11 for 80 yards and no interceptions.
Jacky Hawkins caught seven passes for 93 yards to lead the Pirates.
Michael Walker was active on defense in the loss, making eight solo tackles and 10 assists.
N — Stottlemeyer 5 run (Plechtey kick)
N — Stottelmeyer 15 run (Plechtey kick)
N — Galen 1 run (Plechtey kick)
P — Goff 86 kickoff return (Samis kick)
N — Perry 8 pass from Losier (Plechtey kick)
N — Perry 6 pass from Losier (kick failed)
ROGUE RIVER 40, CULVER 18: At Culver, Carsen Smith churned out 191 rushing yards and two scores on just 12 carries to help Rogue River break a fourth-quarter tie by reeling off 22 unanswered points to pull away for the nonleague win.
Quarterback Derek Nelson passed for 87 yards and ran the ball 14 times for 63 yards and a touchdown for the Chieftains (2-0), who ran for 369 yards as a team.
DAYS CREEK 46, PROSPECT 0: At Days Creek, quarterback Gerrit Wentland passed for two touchdowns and ran for two more to lead Days Creek to the victory.
Wentland completed 11 of 19 passes for 233 yards and ran five times for 50 yards for Days Creek (2-0), which also got 109 yards rushing and one TD on 12 carries from Cade Martin.
Prospect (0-2) limited the Wolves to eight points in the first quarter.
DC — DeGroot 20 pass from Wentland (Jackson run)
DC — Wentland 1 run (run failed)
DC — Wentland 13 run (run failed)
DC — Martin 9 run (Jackson run)
DC — Jackson 22 run (run failed)
DC — Knutzen 33 pass from Wentland (run failed)
DC — Jackson 35 pass from Degroot (run failed)