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Last Second Field Goal propels Dodson Coached West squad to victory

A 42-yard field goal as time expired lifted the West squad to a 31-28 victory in the 60th annual Shrine East West Football All Star Game Saturday afternoon in Baker City.  The West, coached by Siuslaw’s Tim Dodson, got off to an early 28-7 lead, but three straight scores by the East squad tied things in the fourth quarter.

Dayton’s A.J. Hedgecock lined up for the game winning kick with just a few seconds left on the clock.  The last time he was in that position, his team was tied with Santiam Christian in the state 3A championship game.  But that time it was Santiam Christian that came out on top with a 47-yard kick to give the Eagles the championship.

Siuslaw’s John Johnson, Jacob Holloway and Sonny Tupua played in the game, their final high school football appearance.

Dodson and the 2012 Siuslaw Vikings open their prep season August 31st in Coos Bay against the Marshfield Pirates.


Ems Come Away Losers

The Vancouver Canadians handed the Eugene Emeralds their first losing sweep of the season over the weekend at PK Park.  The three losses, 3-1; 8-5 and 4-nothing, drop the Ems to second place in the West Division of the Northwest League, three games behind the Canadians.  Eugene is also very near the bottom as the other two teams in the division, Everett and Salem-Keizer, are tied for third, just a half game behind the Ems.

Eugene begins a five night stand in Yakima tonight.