Class 3A

State heads for football title games

Road wins highlight weekend games; five championships on tap Saturday
Nov. 25, 2012

For a change, home teams didn't dominate one sports bracket Friday. In fact, the quarterfinals of the Class 6A playoffs were all won by road teams.

In an odd twist, Jesuit, Sheldon, Lake Oswego and Tigard all played and won on the road Friday to earn spots in the semifinals Saturday at Jeld-Wen Field.

The wins in Class 6A, though, were nothing compared to the upheaval that happened in Class 4A, where North Bend and Baker, who were seeded No. 3 and 4, respectively in their half of the 16-team playoff bracket, reached the title game - each after winning at least one road game, or in Baker's case, a three-overtime game. The teams, each at least four hours from Portland, will meet Saturday in the championship game at Hillsboro Stadium beginning at 1 p.m.

Saturday's games include five championship games and the two Class 6A semifinals, which involve traditional state contenders. Tigard and Lake Oswego, which won last year, play at noon, while Jesuit and Sheldon, which lost in the final a year ago, play at 4.

The Class 5A, 4A and 2A title games will be played at Hillsboro Stadium.

Following the Baker-North Bend final, Class 2A's Portland Christian and Oakland - both seeded third, will suit up for a 4:15 p.m. contest.

At 7:30 p.m. No. 1 Sherwood will take on second-seed Marist int he Class 5A final.

 

 

Hoop playoff season in full swing

Class 3A, 2A, 1A tournaments begin
March 1, 2012

The annual rush to tournament glory began Wednesday with first-round games for Class 2A and 1A basketball teams in Pendleton and Baker, respectively.

Top seeds Regis and Scio won in the Class 2A girls bracket, while tiop seed McKenzie won in the Class 1A girls tournament in Baker.

The Class 3A tournament begins today in Coos Bay, while boys tournament games are scheduled for Pendleton and Baker.

All three tournaments end with championship games for both boys and girls Saturday night.

In boys action, Dayton will begin its drive for the Class 3A title after finishing second the past two seasons. McKenzie will aim for its first title, keeping up with the girls team, which is also aiming for its first title.

In Class 6A playoff games, only two boys teams won on the road among 15 first-round games played Wednesday. The McMinnville at South Medford game was postponed due to travel conditions.

Road teams won just one of 16 playoff games in Class 6A first-round games Tuesday.

Tournament qualification games for 6A, 5A, and 4A boys and girls teams are scheduled for Friday and Saturday night.

 

 

Late kick earns Santiam Christian 3A title

Eagles beat Dayton 31-28 on 47-yard field goal as time expires
By Cliff Pfenning, oregonsports.com

The legs of Jeff Hendrix carried Santiam Christian to the Class 3A football state title Saturday at Hillsboro Stadium.

Hendrix, a 6-foot senior, ran for a pair of touchdowns and kicked a 47-yard field goal as time expired to give the Eagles a 31-28 victory over Dayton.

Hendrix, who also had a team-high six tackles and recovered a fumble, capped a six-play, 28-yard drive that took the final 1:02 of the game after the Pirates had rallied from a 28-14 deficit to tie the game.

"That's my first game-winning field goal and my career long," Hendrix said. "I knew it had a chance when I kicked it, but I didn't know it was good until they signaled it because it was right at the right goalpost.

"This is such a great feeling to win and then win like that."

Santiam Christian, which lost the title game to Rainier last season, finished at 14-1 and with its first football championship. Junior quarterback Grant Schroeder passed for 211 yards and ran for 43 yards and a touchdown to lead the Eagles.

Dayton finished 12-2. The Pirates got 178 yards and a score from senior AJ Hedgecock, who also returned an interception for a touchdown.

The game featured 31 points scored in the fourth quarter, which began with the teams tied at 14.

 

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