Thurston handles Dallas, advances to semifinals

COTTAGE GROVE – The Thurston Colts football team beat the Dallas Dragons 27-14 in the Class 5A quarterfinals on a cold, foggy Friday night in Cottage Grove. The Colts led the entire game, and despite a late comeback attempt by the Dragons, held on to advance to the state semifinals next week.

“I'm just proud of them; they made some big plays offensively and the defense played great the whole time,” said Justin Starck, Thurston head coach.

The big plays on offense started early for the Colts as they scored on the first offensive . . .