One Redmond football team has already equaled its victory total for 2018 in Sept. 20 action, while the other is still looking for its first win.
Redmond 38, North Eugene 21
Redmond (2-1) had more than 200 yards in both passing and rushing in defeating North Eugene 39-21. Quarterback Austin Carter completed 10-of-14 passes for 207 yards, including a 14-yard first-quarter touchdown pass to Henry Chambers.
That touchdown helped Redmond build a 24-0 lead in the second quarter before North Eugene cut the lead to 24-21 in the third quarter.
But Colt Folston added his second and third touchdown runs of the game in the fourth quarter to secure the victory.
Folston finished with 81 rushing yards on 10 carries. Brendan Powell led the Panthers in rushing yards, with 131 on 16 carries, including a 42-yard touchdown run that opened scoring on the fourth play of the game in the first quarter.
Blaine Aamodt finished with four catches for 113 yards, while Cooper Browning had two catches for 67 yards. Chambers caught two passes for 33 yards, including the touchdown.
Defensively, Folston led Redmond with 10 tackles, while Kole Davis had six tackles, two of them for losses. Jax Cummings had four tackles, including two quarterback sacks.
Andrew McKague made a 31-yard field goal in his only attempt for Redmond and also converted on all five extra point tries.
The victory avenged a 29-19 Redmond loss at North Eugene in 2018.
The Panthers play host to 3-0 Ashland, which has defeated its opponents by a combined score of 165-33, at 7 p.m. Friday.
Ashland 60, Ridgeview 6
Ridgeview (0-3) was the latest team to fall to No. 2 Ashland, losing 60-6 on a night that started with an emotional field-naming ceremony for late former Ridgeview player Reece Rollins.
The Ravens twice drove deep into Ashland territory in the first half before turning the ball over in the end zone.
Ridgeview kept the score within 6-0 in the first quarter, before the Grizzlies extended their lead late in the second quarter to go up 25-0 at halftime.
Gannon Jeter led Ridgeview with 18 rushes for 74 yards and the Ravens’ only touchdown. Beau Haugen had 57 yards on 18 carries, while J.J. Gonzalez had two runs for 14 carries. Cody Wood had two carries for six yards, while Matthew Mathis and Jorge Ortiz each had two yards on one carry.
Ridgeview quarterback Bryce DeMars completed 8-of-18 passes for 120 yards, with an interception. Kevin Edmondson had two catches for 60 yards, Eli Millington had four catches for 25 yards, Nathen Benz had one catch for 30 yards and Jeremiah Schwartz had one catch for five yards.
The Ravens play host to Churchill at 7 p.m. Friday in their final tune-up before the Oct. 4 showdown at Redmond.