6 October 2014
The Viking defense held strong against the number two North Bend Bulldogs, making several stops early, and scoring first on a Billy Jones 35-yard fumble return for a touchdown; but ultimately the Bulldogs were able to grind out a 34-21 victory in Florence. It was Siuslaw’s second straight loss for only the first time since 2009.
Elsewhere in the Far West, South Umpqua beat Brookings-Harbor 48-22; Marshfield demolished Douglas 46-nothing.
Mapleton Improves to 3-1
In Mapleton, Tucker Ford and Hunter Simington each scored five times and the Sailors downed Alsea 78-30. At 3-1 overall and 2-1 in Mountain West League play, Mapleton is in a three-way tie for third. Lowell and Yoncalla are tied at 2-0 at the top of the standings.
Viking Cross Country Finds Success in Philomath
Celie Mans led the pack for the girls, winning the Paul Mariman Invitational Cross Country meet in Philomath in a time of 19:42.82 Saturday afternoon. But Molalla was able to edge the Viking girls by one point, 59-60 for the team title.
On the boys’ side of things, Seth Campbell finished second behind Sweet Home’s Jakob Hiett, but the Vikings outscored Philomath 55-81 to bring home the trophy. Jack Pickell and Jonathan Griffes were 13th and 14th; Drew Rannow 16th, and Isaac Griffes rounded out the scoring in 18th.
Beavers and Mannion Recover in Colorado
Terron Ward ran for 102 yards and two touchdowns, including a ten-yard score with just over five minutes remaining, and Oregon State’s defense turned away Colorado’s last-gasp drive as the Beavers hung on to beat the Buffaloes 36-31 Saturday afternoon in Boulder.
Sean Mannion bounced back from a rough outing in a loss last week at Southern Cal to complete 27-of-37 passes for 278 yards. The Beavers have this weekend off as they prepare for a Thursday night game, October 16th against Utah.
Ducks put Wildcats behind them… look to the Bruins
The Oregon Ducks are looking up again… following last week’s loss to Arizona they’ve dropped from number two to number 12 in the rankings. Oregon will be at UCLA this weekend.
Tonight’s prep schedule
Prep volleyball… Siuslaw will host South Umpqua at six.