Tigers Fall 16-35 to Santiam Christian, but Gain Playoff Berth
The Clatskanie Tiger football team fell 16-35 to Santiam Christian in the final home game of the regular season Friday, Nov. 2, in non-league play.
Quarterback Nick Donaldson completed nine of 13 passes for 92 yards and one touchdown to Kyle Sharek in the first quarter. Kyle caught five passes for 57 yards. Colten Puzey and Shaine Warren led the team in rushing with 49 yards apiece, with 33 of Puzey’s yards came on a fourth quarter touchdown run.
“We were plagued by four turnovers, which led to Santiam Christian scores.” said Coach Tim Warren. “They are a very talented team that we could not afford to give them extra opportunities.” he added.
On defense, Shaine Warren led the team in tackles with 10. “Tyler Sherwin had a great game on the defensive line.” noted Coach Warren.
The Tiger’s 3-1 league record puts them at second in the Lewis and Clark league with a berth in the 3A playoffs. They will play Scio on Friday, Nov. 9, at North Salem High School at 7 p.m.
Flowers ‘N Fluff, Salisbury and Colvin’s Pub and Grill held tight to first, second and third place again this week in the Bowling Bags women’s bowling league.
Flowers ‘N Fluff has topped the roster for seven weeks straight, and Salisbury and Colvin’s Pub and Grill have settled into second and third for the last four weeks.
West Mart bowled over Johnson Logging 4-0, and Clatskanie Mini Mart cut down Split Enz 4-0.
Close matches were played by Bling Gals and Flowers ‘N Fluff, scoring 2-2. Salisbury and Colvin’s Pub and Grill bowled a tight match, each winning two games.
Hope McGill bowled the high game score of 216 and the high series of 569.
As of the ninth week of play team standing are:
|Flowers ‘N Fluff||24||12|
|Colvin’s Pub and Grill||20||16|
|Clatskanie Mini Mart||19||17|
Scores by game were:
West Mart: Linda De- Gandi, 476; Crystal Boothe, 453; Laura Laytham, 415; Markreta “Sam” Brandt, 549.
Johnson Logging: Bev Turner, 309; Earla Johnson, 452; Lisa Roman, 401; Melody Jacobson, 399.
Clatskanie Mini Mart: Trina Kynsi, 423; Marty Hooper, 478; Gloria Ahrens, 387; Diane Grumbois, 430.
Split Enz: Laura Jenkins, 335; Brenda Cottrell, 288; Mary Wheeler, 347; Julie Moore, 429.
Bling Gals: Vickie Kazeck, 287; Hope McGill, 569; Wilma Sartin, 467; Alice Lindahl, 408.
Flowers ‘N Fluff: Carol Smith, 411; Julie Haskins, 451; Clella Johnson, 450; Gloria Crape, 443.
Salisbury: Norma Mitchell, 381; Tammy Saltmarsh, 369; Jenny Warren, 407; vacancy, 360.
Colvin’s Pub and Grill: Melissa Greer, 357; Patty Battaglia, 334; Toni Davidson, 400; Darlene Brown, 435.
The Clatskanie/Rainier girls varsity soccer team lost to Oregon Episcopal School 5-1, in the final match of the season
Team co-captain and senior Jubilie Jefferson scored the combined team’s only score.
Senior goalie and co-captain Holly Burghardt was credited with 15 saves during the game.
Other seniors honored during the game were co-captain Amanda Paul, Alexandria Rasmussen, team manager Joy Gartman amd foreign exchange student Anika Rengshausen.
“We would like to thank our parents and fans for all their support during the season,” said head coach Erin Fox.
Rainier, Clatskanie and Warrenton high schools will represent the Lewis and Clark league in the Oregon School Activities Association’s (OSAA) 2012 varsity football playoffs starting Friday, Nov. 9.
Berths in the playoffs are assigned based on league play, with the Lewis and Clark League receiving three slots this year out of the 16 schools in the bracket.
Rainier was undefeated in league play, finishing 4-0. Clatskanie lost to Rainier, and finished 3-1. Warrenton lost to both Rainier and Clatskanie for a 2-2 season.
Rainier will play Blanchet Catholic at Hare Field in Hillsboro at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9. On Sept. 28 Rainier defeated Blanchet 22-8.
Clatskanie faces third ranked Scio at North Salem High School on Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. Scio was undefeated in the PacWest Conference and 9-1 overall.
Wins for both Rainier and Clatskanie this week would result in them facing each other on Friday, Nov. 16.
Rushing 322 yards, the Rainier High School football team dominated on offense, while the defense shut out Valley Catholic completely in Friday night’s home game, Nov. 2.
Running backs Parker Dean and Clay Wimmer ran for two touchdowns apiece in the Lewis and Clark 3A League finale for both teams.
Dean, who carried the ball four times in the first quarter for 105 yards, scored two touchdowns on 52 and 30 yard runs. Wimmer and Charlie Vestal also each had a touchdown run in the opening period as Rainier led 26-0.
Wimmer, who had five carries for 48 yards, added a nine-yard scoring jaunt to open the second quarter. Wes Tripp threw a 52-yard scoring pass from Sala Clark, and Ethan Langley and Oliver Bolden scored on runs taking Rainier to a 53-0 lead at halftime.
“Our varsity played in the first half,” Rainier Coach Mike King said. “I’m very proud of my JV (junior varsity) team. They won the second half 8-0.”
Jordan Brittain added a 24- yard touchdown in the third quarter.
Rainier rushed for 322 of its 384 yards. The Columbians’ defense held Valley Catholic to four total yards. “We were aggressive and tackled well on defense,” King said.
Rainier ended their regular season 7-3 overall and 4-0 in league. The Columbians will host Blanchet Catholic in the opening round of the Oregon Class 3A state playoffs this Friday at Hare field in Hillsboro at 7:30 p.m.