No. 1 Thurston 9, No. 10 Crater 0
Gavin Levesque kicked a 24-yard field goal in the second quarter, Brycen Indell scored on a one-yard run in the third, and the Colts prevailed in a defensive struggle with the visiting Comets. The game was a rematch of the 2019 OSAA Class 5A championship game, in which the Colts defeated the Comets of Central Point, 14-10.
The Colts (5-0, 5-0 Midwestern League) held the Comets (5-2, 5-1) to 75 yards of offense. Vaun Halstead had eight total tackles, and Indell had five. Parker Saunders, Miguel Perez and Lombel Doreen combined to make four INTs.
Indell finished with 60 yards rushing, and Gavin Knights added 73 yards on the ground.
The Comets limited the Colts to 173 yards and held Jacob Newell, who had seven toTD catches in four games entering the contest, to season lows of three catches and 12 yards.
“We did a great job neutralizing No. 88, but at the end they just grinded out a win,” Comets coach Berk Brown said in a text, referring to Newell, a tight end who has committed to Nevada.
“Our kids played so darn hard, and I'm very proud of them.”
Caden Lasater had 82 yards from scrimmage for the Comets.
Cascade Christian 28,Springfield 0
Quentin McDonald, Jordan Vega and Dylan Schifferdecker had interceptions for the Millers (3-5), who were hurt by mistakes in the home-field loss to the Challengers (3-2) of Medford. Dwayne Fotta had 70 yards receiving and Julian Gomez had 50 yards on the ground for the Millers, who lost four fumbles.
No. 4 Marist Catholic 56, Cottage Grove 16
Lucas Tuski scored three touchdowns and Kaiden Ayoma and Drew Pickel scored two apiece, helping the Spartans of Eugene defeat the Lions (1-6, 0-3 Sky-Em League) in a Class 4A game in Cottage Grove.
Tuski scored on runs of eight and 58 yards and recovered a fumble in the end zone after the Spartans (6-1, 2-0) blocked a Lions punt.
The Lions’ Parker Nelson ran for a touchdown and passed to Hadyn Petersen for another.
Nelson “carried the load for us,” Lions coach Joe Polamalu said in a text, adding, “I am proud of our players. … We are learning and understanding where we are at as a team.”
Girls soccer Thursday, Oct. 14
The Pleasant Hill girls varsity soccer team beat the Creswell Bulldogs 4-1 in their final regular season home game of the 2021 (Senior Night). Freshman Tessa Hammond scored her first two goals of the season. Emma Dyemartin contributed a goal and an assist. Tressa Geyer also added a goal. Rian Busby and Lydia Whitney also each had an assist. Senior goalkeeper Stella Hucka had 6 saves. The Billies are 6-0 in league play and ranked No. 3 overall in the 3A state conference.