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Football recaps

Springfield 51, South Eugene 0

The Millers were led by the usual suspects, with junior QB Caeleb Kasperek throwing for 201 yards and 4 TDs. Two of those TD passes were to senior Dwayne Fotta, who ended with 100 yards receiving. Fotta also scored on a 70-yard punt return. While junior Connor Dye has been the featured running back, sophomore Jakori Richardson led Springfield with 79 yards rushing and 2 TDs on only 8 carries. Dye finished with 56 yards and a TD, but carried the ball only 5 times in the win. On defense, the Millers forced South Eugene into 4 turnovers. Junior DB Dylan Schifferdecker was responsible for 2 INTs, junior Jackson Babbitt had 1 INT, and junior Nate Williams forced and recovered a fumble. Springfield (3-1) now heads to rival Thurston (2-2) this week.

Millers top performers:
Caeleb Kasperek
, 16/24, 201 yards, 4 TD; Dwayne Fotta, 7 catches, 100 yards, 2 TDs, 70-yard PR for TD; Jakori Richardson, 8 carries, 79 yards, 2 TD; Connor Dye, 5 carries, 56 yards, 1 TD; Isaiah Navarrete and Zach Sherman, 1 TD catch each; Dylan Schifferdecker, 2 INTs

Creswell 40, Elmira 32

The Bulldogs earned a league victory in a game with each team scoring five offensive TDs. The decider was a 25-yard INT return for a TD by Creswell senior Cade Dimmick. On offense, the Bulldogs were led by seniors Connor Hanson and Jack Nguyen. Hanson threw for 104 yards and a touchdown, while also rushing for 58 yards and a score. Nguyen touched the ball 12 times on offense, amassing 190 yards and 4 TDs, 3 rushing and 1 receiving. While Elmira was able to move the ball and make big plays, the defense held up enough with the help of 11 tackles from Nguyen and 2 INTs from Dimmick.

Quotable: “Was nice to get a big league win Friday night. It was a battle all game long. A lot of back and forth scoring … Overall, it was a great team win.  I’m proud of the guys and where we are at,” said head coach Scott Worsham.

Bulldogs top performers:
Connor Hanson, 8-for-12, 104 yards, 1 TD, 16 rushes, 58 yards, 1 TD; Jack Nguyen, 9 rushes, 154 yards, 3 TDs, 3 catches, 36 yards, 1 TD, 11 tackles; Cade Dimmick, 2 INTs, Juan Beltran and Maysen Scovil: 4 tackles each; Cayden Cox, 2.5 



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