Both Redmond football teams fell Sept. 7 in their first games against league opponents.
Ridgeview is 0-1 in Class 5A Special District 2 (0-2 overall) after a 34-20 loss against South Eugene, while Redmond fell to 1-1 overall (0-1 SD2) with a 40-8 loss against Eagle Point.
Junior Colt Folston led the Panthers with 71 yards rushing on 18 carries against Eagle Point, adding 10 tackles on defense, while senior Clayton Elrod had nine carries for 14 yards and three tackles. Junior quarterback Cooper Browning ran for 31 yards on nine carries, including Redmond’s only touchdown, while also completing 1-of-4 passes for three yards and adding four tackles. Junior Brendan Powell ran for 14 yards on six carries while junior Christopher Marshall had one carry for one yard.
Senior Tony Spinelli had Redmond’s lone reception.
Other defensive standouts included junior Henry Chambers, who had five tackles and an interception, junior Jack McKenzie (six tackles), senior Gabe Caudell (six tackles), as well as junior Andrew McKague, senior Dillon Young and sophomore Jax Cummings, who each had five tackles.
Both Redmond and Ridgeview play away from home for the first time this season Friday. The Panthers are scheduled to play at North Eugene (0-0 SD2, 0-2 overall), while Ridgeview is at Ashland (0-0, 1-1). Both games are scheduled for 7 p.m.
The Ravens play host to the showdown between the two Redmond schools at 7 p.m. Sept. 21.