By News-Register staff • 

Grizzlies fail to tame Broncos

McMinnville was unable to corral the visiting Parkrose Broncos at Wortman Stadium in Friday night’s inter-classification matchup, falling 48-16 as the Grizzlies failed to get the job done in front of the goal.

"We ran the ball halfway decent. We mixed in some good timely passes. We had an 85 yard drive that stalled and ended in a field goal,” McMinnville coach Robin Hill said. "We had a couple of other times we were in the red zone and we just couldn’t punch it in. That part was really disappointing."

The Grizzlies had a brief lead in the second quarter after Noah Daugherty’s two yard running touchdown and a 28 yard field goal from Trent Kershaw, but Parkrose reeled five off unanswered TDs through the end of the third quarter to put the game on ice.

Mac quarterback Wyatt Smith threw for 214 yards and a fourth quarter score to Tanner Scanlon, but was picked off four times as the Grizzlies struggled to get the passing game going.

"I really felt like we should have put a lot more points on the board,” Hill said. "We had some turnovers and Wyatt wasn’t quite as sharp as he has been, but a lot of those mistakes that look like his are receivers not running their pattern correctly.”

McMinnville (1-7, 1-6 GVC) wraps up their season in Forest Grove on Halloween at 7 p.m.

In other action:

Yamhill-Carlton 46, Newport 25

YAMHILL -- The early class present from nine Yamhill-Carlton football seniors to the Tigers faithful was the school's first win in Class 4A Oregon West Conference play.

A sophomore playing in his third game at quarterback was sent to deliver it.

Wyatt Garrison had three rushing touchdowns and completed an 11-yard touchdown pass to Zack Perkins as Yamhill-Carlton defeated Newport at Laughlin Field.

Senior running back Austin Martin added two touchdowns to the Tigers' (2-6, 1-4 OWC) tally. Y-C had scored 87 points entering Friday night's game, including 52 in its previous four games. 

A major momentum shift occured in the middle of the third quarter. Yamhill-Carlton trailed the Cubs (2-6, 1-4 OWC), 19-16, but was driving before Garrison threw an incomplete pass on 4th-and-8 from the Newport 23-yard line. A Cubs defender appeared to successfully break up the pass amid permissible contact, but officials flagged the play and awarded Y-C a first down.

The Tigers took full advantage, as Garrison found Perkins on the next play from scrimmage. Newport -- down five starters due to suspensions for team rules violations -- responded with a 1-yard touchdown run by Chris Gutierrez to give the Cubs a 25-22 lead, but Garrison engineered a five-play, 64-yard drive that took a minute off the clock and ended in a 19-yard touchdown run for the sophomore. Newport attempted to score again before halftime, but Brendan Thurber-Blaser's pass was intercepted by Zack Rhodes.

Perkinds came up with a second critical defensive play late in the third quarter, recovering a Cubs fumble at the Y-C 11-yard line. At the beginning of the fourth quarter, the Tigers drove 73 yards in just over three minutes, with Garrison finishing off a 6-yard touchdown run to give Yamhill-Carlton a 38-25 advantage.

Amity 44, Willamina 14

WILLAMINA -- Lance Nelson threw three touchdown passes and Brady Baughman returned an interception 55 yards for a touchdown as the Warriors hammered the Bulldogs in Class 3A West Valley League play at Glen Larkin Field.

Colby Graham and Tyler Berrier added touchdowns on the ground for Amity (5-3, 3-2 WVL). Mark Mayes and Austin Howard each had touchdown runs in the fourth quarter for Willamina (1-6, 0-4 WVL).

The Warriors play at Dayton Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. The Bulldogs play at Sheridan Oct. 31 at 7 p.m.

Dayton 47, Taft 34

LINCOLN CITY -- The Pirates scored 22 consecutive points to outlast the Tigers in Friday night's Class 3A West Valley League game. 

Dayton (5-3, 3-3 WVL) hosts Amity Oct. 31 at 7 p.m.

Santiam Christian 46, Sheridan 0

SHERIDAN -- The Eagles held the Spartans scoreless for the third time in the past four games Friday night at Bill Chrisman Field.

Sheridan (2-5, 0-5 WVL) hosts Willamina Oct. 31 at 7 p.m.

Perrydale 40, Naselle (Washington) 38

PERRYDALE -- The Pirates eked out a win over the visiting Comets on Friday night to conclude their season at 4-3 overall. Perrydale is ineligible for state playoff competition.