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Nov 1, 2013 | 7 Comments
By Robert Husseman
Of the News-Register
The McMinnville Grizzlies left nothing to chance in their Class 6A state play-in game against McKay on Friday.
Gage Gubrud completed 14 of 17 passes for 306 yards and five total touchdowns -- all in the first half -- and Zach Silver had 148 total yards and three touchdowns as the Grizzlies stifled the Royal Scots, 62-14, before an excited and soaked home crowd at Wortman Stadium.
McMinnville (6-4 overall) scored touchdowns on each of its first eight possessions while McKay (1-9 overall) committed two turnovers and struggled to gain traction.
Scots wide receiver Kris Williams caught a tipped pass and ran it in for a 50-yard touchdown in the second quarter to bring the score to 21-7, but the Grizzlies scored on their next possession and recovered a McKay fumble.
The Royal Scots struggled to prevent big plays, as three of McMinnville's touchdowns went for 30 yards or more.
"The line stepped up big," Silver said. "They had a great game. It was just nice all around."
The Grizzlies will travel to Oregon City to face the Pioneers on Nov. 8.
Read more about the game in Tuesday's News-Register.
Dayton 55, Colton 8
DAYTON -- The rain fell and the Pirates scored.
That was the only story left to tell after Dayton defeated Colton Friday night at Gubser Field, formally wrapping up the Class 3A West Valley League title.
"I'm proud of our guys tonight," Pirates coach Brodie Unger said. "Finishing the season undefeated is a very good thing, no matter how you look at it, and this week at practice they just approached things differently. They were focused, they were relaxed. The look in their eyes was just different."
Seven different Dayton players tallied eight touchdowns in the first half. Running back Tyler Clark scored on a short touchdown run minutes into the first quarter, then added a 25-yard touchdown run later. Jarred Ashley returned a pair of punts for Pirate touchdowns, one for 54 yards and another for 44 yards.
Later in the first quarter, Zach Spink blocked a punt that Chance Bowlin recovered in the end zone to give Dayton (9-0 overall, 6-0 West Valley) a 35-0 lead.
After Bowlin's touchdown, Unger pulled his players in around him.
"I just told them to keep playing," he said. "I learned never to let the score dictate how we play. We're always playing hard, we're always playing tough no matter what else is going on."
Little changed in the second quarter. Pirates running back Connor Spivey scored on a 7-yard run, and Oscar Rosas picked up a fumble and returned it 27 yards for a touchdown. Minutes later, Chance Bowlin broke off a 15-yard run, bounced off a referee and recovered to score Dayton's final touchdown of the game.
"We've grown a lot since the beginning of the year," Unger said. "We're a better team, we're a family and we know what we're good at."
Colton finished in second place in the West Valley League with a 4-2 record (5-4 overall).
Read more about the game in Tuesday's News-Register.
Horizon Christian 55, Willamina 18
Willamina dropped to 0-6 in Class 3A West Valley League play (1-8 overall) with a defeat Friday night in Tualatin against the Hawks.
Gervais 28, Amity 14
The Warriors lost their third game in their past four outings in a road defeat at Gervais in Friday night's Class 3A West Valley League game. Amity drops to 3-5 overall and 2-4 in the West Valley League standings.
Sheridan 28, Corbett 18
Penalty after penalty wasn't enough to keep the Class 3A Spartans down Friday night.
Sheridan (2-6 overall, 2-4 Class 3A West Valley League) used a decisive second half to beat Class 2A Corbett (2-6 overall). Spartans coach Brice Ingram, however, thought the first half wasn't so smooth.
"We started out flat," Ingram said. "They scored on the third play of the game and we just weren't playing football. Finally, we settled down and started to play. I could say a lot of things, but we just didn't play football in the first half."
The score was tied, 6-6, at halftime. In the second half, Sheridan's Boone Meyer caught two touchdown passes to put the Spartans over the top.
"I'm proud of our kids," Ingram said. "I'm looking forward to next season."
St. Paul 62, Perrydale 38
Troy Trembly passed for 339 yards and three touchdowns, and Kellen Schwebs caught two touchdown passes and ran for another, but it wasn't enough for the Pirates on the road against Class 1A Casco League rival St. Paul on Friday night.
The Buckaroos (6-4, 4-0 Casco) scored 28 points in the second quarter and 20 points in the fourth quarter in clinching the Casco League title over Perrydale (5-4 overall, 3-1 Casco).
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