Redmond High and Ridgeview both won their Oct. 18 football games. The Panthers improved their playoff position, while a Raven running back achieved a milestone.
Redmond 36, North Bend 24
Like Ridgeview last year, No. 17 Redmond (2-1 division, 4-3 overall) picked up a key late season victory against No. 9 North Bend (1-2, 4-3), with the Panthers winning 36-24.
Brendan Powell had two touchdowns for the Panthers, including a 67-yard run on Redmond’s first play from scrimmage.
Redmond plays its last home game of the season at 7 p.m. Friday in another key playoff contest, this time against No. 13 Willamette (2-1 league, 4-3 overall). The teams are tied for second place in the division (and a guaranteed playoff spot) with two games to play.
Ridgeview 35, Springfield 13
Josh Biever crossed the 1,000-yard rushing mark just seven games into the season in a 35-13 victory for No. 26 Ridgeview (1-2 Class 5A Special District 2 North Division, 2-5 overall) against No. 28 Springfield (0-3 division, 0-5 overall). Biever ran for 158 yards on 21 carries, including two touchdowns, to give him 1,010 yards in 2019. Biever also had three catches for 58 yards. The junior was coming off a 241-yard rushing game the previous week against Willamette.
Quarterback Bryce DeMars completed 11-of-24 passes for 206 yards, throwing two touchdown passes and an interception. Kevin Edmondson led receivers with 82 yards on three catches with a touchdown. DeMars also threw a touchdown to Nathen Benz.
The Ravens play their final away game of 2019 at 7 p.m. Friday at North Bend.