Ending their 2012 season in the second round of playoff, the Rainier High School football team lost 21-30 to third-ranked Scio on Friday, Nov. 16, at North Salem High School.
Senior running back Derek King lead the Columbians in scoring and rushing with 190 yards gained on 17 carries and two touchdowns scored.
Parker Dean gained 49 yards and scored one touchdown on 10 carries.
Coach Mike King said the offense played well, gaining about 400 yards total.
“Ultimately it came down to Scio playing a little better last Friday,” said Coach King.
He credited Sala Clark and Oliver Bolden as defensive stand-outs.
Rainier won the Lewis and Clark League championship title this year and Coach King stated, “I want to say how proud I am of the seniors and thank the coaching staff.”
King said he was looking forward to next year.
Winter sports at Clatskanie Middle/High School (CMHS) are getting into full swing next week with girls basketball and wrestling events scheduled.
Clatskanie Middle School (CMS) girls basketball, which has seen action for several weeks, will host Vernonia Monday, Nov. 26; travel to Astoria on Tuesday, Nov. 27, and take on Ilwaco at home on Thursday, Nov. 29.
Seventh grade play begins at 4 p.m., while the eighth grade team takes the court at 5 p.m., except for Astoria when both games begin at 4 p.m.
A home wrestling match is scheduled for CMS on Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 4 p.m. in the CMHS main gym. CMS wrestlers travel to Rainier on Thursday, Nov. 29, for a 4 p.m. match.
Clatskanie High School (CHS) wrestles at Knappa on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 4 p.m.
On Thursday, Nov. 29, CHS junior varsity (JV) girls and boys JVII boys basketball takes on Seaside in the Clatskanie Elementary School gym. The girls game starts at 5:45 p.m. while the boys play at 7 p.m.
In Rainier, the Columbian swim team opens its season on Wednesday, Nov. 28, against Valley Catholic at home at 4 p.m.