Both Redmond high school football teams fell Sept. 13 in their first games of the season against Class 5A Special District 2 competition.
Eagle Point 29, Redmond 27
Redmond High (1-1) made a much closer game of it than the teams’ 2018 meeting, but still fell 29-27 at Eagle Point.
Quarterback Austin Carter completed 13-of-19 passes for 174 yards in the defeat, also throwing two touchdowns and two interceptions. Carter ran four times for eight yards, adding a rushing touchdown.
Henry Chambers caught four of those passes for 48 yards, while Cooper Browning had two catches for 60 yards, including a 46-yard fourth quarter touchdown catch that cut the Eagle Point lead to two. Kole Davis had three catches for 15 yards, including a touchdown, while Andrew McKague had one catch for 16 yards.
With 12 rushes for 61 yards and a touchdown, Brendan Powell led the Panthers in rushing, narrowly beating out Colt Folston, who had 10 carries for 60 yards. Folston also led the Panthers with eight solo tackles, as well as three assists.
Mason Nonato had five tackles, while Dylan Moss and Blaine Aamodt had four each.
The Panthers fell 40-8 against Eagle Point last season, when current Redmond coach Seth Womack was on the opposing sideline. Redmond opens North Division play Friday in its first home game at 7 p.m. against North Eugene.
South Eugene 34, Ridgeview 12
Josh Biever led Ridgeview with 91 rushing yards on 10 carries in a 34-12 loss against South Eugene. Biever also caught five passes for 27 yards.
Kevin Edmondson made his one run count, jaunting 36 yards for a touchdown. He also added 5 catches for 47 yards.
Gannon Jeter ran five times for 24 yards, Cody Wood had four rushes for 20 yards and Matthew Mathis ran four times for nine yards, including a touchdown.
Quarterback Bryce DeMars completed 10 of 30 passes for 64 yards in the loss.
The Ravens will play host to Ashland Friday. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:20 p.m.
Correction: The first name of Redmond’s Blaine Aamodt was incorrect in an earlier version of this story. The Spokesman regrets the error.