EUGENE — South Medford got five touchdown passes from Jack Singler in the first half and took care of business in setting up the football game of the year next week in the Southwest Conference.
The third-ranked Panthers routed winless South Eugene, 62-0, remaining undefeated in advance of a home showdown next Friday against top-ranked Sheldon. Both teams are 8-0 overall and 6-0 in the SWC.
Adrian Garcia pulled in two of Singler's scoring strikes, covering 6 and 30 yards. The others were caught by Max Farthing (26 yards), Christian Bowley (80 yards) and Matt Retzlaff (9 yards).
"We started out fast and had a few nice drives to start the game," said South Medford coach Bill Singler. "We were very efficient offensively.
"Jack threw the ball well and our receivers went up and made some nice catches. It was a nice all-around effort in the first half."
The 80-yarder to Bowley followed an interception by Daniel Jimenez on South Eugene's first pass attempt.
Jimenez also returned a punt 55 yards for a score 38 seconds before halftime, and reserve quarterback Eric Wallan had a 53-yard TD run in the fourth.
The Panthers scored on each of their seven first-half possessions.
South Medford 17 28 0 17 — 62
South Eugene 0 0 0 0 — 0
SM — Farthing 26 pass from Singler (Lupton kick)
SM — Bowley 80 pass from Singler (Lupton kick)
SM — FG Lupton 26
SM — Garcia 6 pass from Singler (Lupton kick)
SM — Retzlaff 9 pass from Singler (Lupton kick)
SM — Garcia 30 pass from Singler (Lupton kick)
SM — Jimenez 55 punt return (Lupton kick)
SM — FG Harrington 42
SM — Lines 1 run (Lupton kick)
SM — Wallan 53 run (Lupton kick)
CRATER 27, GRANTS PASS 7 — At Central Point, senior defensive back Corey Wynant returned two interceptions for touchdowns to highlight a sterling defensive effort by Crater, which defeated Grants Pass for the first time since 1985.
He also scored on a 24-yard pass from Matt Cooper to lead the Comets (5-3, 3-3 SWC).
Crater, which moved into a tie for fourth place with Thurston in the conference, stymied Grants Pass into minus-22 yards rushing and six turnovers. With Comet linebacker Garrett Alner leading the way, the Cavemen fumbled eight times, losing four, and were picked off twice.
Wynant put the Comets on top 7-0 with a 27-yard return. His receiving TD made it 14-0 in the first. He also ran back an interception 45 yards in the fourth quarter.
Derrick Turituri scored Crater's other TD on a 13-yard run.
NORTH VALLEY 63, PHOENIX 20 — At Phoenix, North Valley scored the first six touchdowns of the game with Tristan Burke and Jesse Guthrie doing most of the damage.
Burke threw three touchdown passes and scored on an 85-yard run to put the Mustangs (5-3, 3-1 Sky) up 14-0. Burke was 7-for-12 for 176 yards and ran for another 96 yards.
Guthrie had three touchdown runs, his longest a 65-yarder in the third. He rushed for 153 yards on just nine carries.
The Mustangs' Austin Neil caught the game's first touchdown from Burke from 73 yards out and finished with two receptions for 99 yards.
The Pirates' Andrew Reynoso churned for 141 yards on 37 carries and scored twice. He also led Phoenix in receptions with six for 44 yards.
North Valley 21 21 14 7 — 63
Phoenix 0 0 12 8 — 20
NV — Neil 73 pass from Burke (Roberts kick)
NV — Burke 85 run (kick failed)
NV — Dean 8 pass from Burke (Guthrie pass from Burke)
NV — Guthrie 11 run (Jackson kick)
NV — Rose 51 pass from Burke (Jackson kick_
NV — Roberts 22 interception return (Jackson kick)
P — Reynoso 5 run (kick failed)
NV — Guthrie 65 run (kick good)
P — Reynoso 1 run (Reynoso run)
NV — Beard 85 kickoff return (kick good)
KLAMATH UNION 32, HIDDEN VALLEY 7 — At Murphy, Chris McGahan ran for two touchdowns and Alex Stork ran for one and passed for another for Klamath Union (5-2, 4-0 Sky).
Josh Marshall ran for 86 yards on 11 carries to lead the attack for Hidden Valley (3-5, 2-2 Sky).
Klamath Union 0 19 0 13 — 32
Hidden Valley 0 0 0 7 — 7
KU — Montgomery 35 interception return (kick failed)
KU — Bell 19 pass from Stork (kick failed)
KU — McGahan 20 run (Kuhlman kick)
KU — Stork 2 run (Kuhlman kick)
KU — McGahan 9 run (kick failed)
HV — Howard 24 run (Gulbransen kick)
ST. MARY'S 42, CHILOQUIN 27 — At Chiloquin, sophomore running back Anthony Bonsi rushed for 180 yards and a touchdown as St. Mary's won for the third time in its last four games.
Glen Alvarez added 140 yards rushing and three touchdowns for the Crusaders (4-4), who can finish above .500 with a win over Waldport in their season finale next week.
Also for the Crusaders, Calvin Roberts rushed for 55 yards, and defensive tackle Dan Leavens returned an interception 25 yards for a second-quarter touchdown.
POWERS 58, PROSPECT 12 — At Powers, Carl Martinez scored two touchdowns and threw for two others for Powers (5-2, 5-0 Dist. 2).
Jake Bliss scored both touchdowns for Prospect (1-6, 0-5). He returned an interception 40 yards in the second quarter and tallied on a 14-yard run in the third, making it 36-12.
The Cougars turned the ball over six times, with four interceptions and two fumbles.
Prospect 0 6 6 0 — 12
Powers 16 12 14 16 — 58
Pow — Rivueno 6 run (C. Martinez run)
Pow — Allred 50 pass from C. Martinez (C. Martinez run)
Pow — C. Martinez 80 run (run failed)
Pow — Higson 45 pass from C. Martinez (run failed)
Pro — Jake Bliss 40 interception return (run failed)
Pro — Bliss 14 run (run failed)
Pow — Rivueno 47 run (pass failed)
Pow — Rivueno 1 run (S. Martinez run)
Pow — C. Martinez 12 run (Stallard run)