Moving onto the quarter-finals, the Rainier Columbians dominated Horizon Christian Friday, Nov. 8, winning 42-6.
Horizon scored in the first quarter to lead 6-0. Nick Hanks answered with the first of his two touchdowns of the game. Hanks made 14 carries for 214 yards.
After the first quarter, Rainier’s defense shut down Horizon, holding them to only 130 total yards for the game.
Jordan Brittain gained 142 yards and a touchdown, carrying the ball 11 times. Cody Gellatly had a touchdown run and Adam Langley received a pass from Wes Tripp for a touchdown.
Rainier rushed for 426 yards. Coach Mike King credited Hanks and Brittain for their great play in muddy conditions.
On defense, Tristan Inman had an interception. Jesse Hutchins, Jeff Tripp, Jason Larson and Dillon Taylor made strong defensive contributions.
For the second round of the Oregon School Athletics Association playoffs, the Columbians travel to Medford on Saturday, Nov. 16, to play third-ranked Cascade Christian at 1 p.m. on Cascade’s home field.
The Lewis and Clark League announced all-league honors for the 2013 football season, with Clatskanie High School’s (CHS) Cedet Bailey named offensive player of the year and Rainier High School’s (RHS) Jason Larsen named defensive player of the year.
CHS and RHS all-league offensive players are: Sawyer Weldon, offensive line (OL), CHS; Troy Welter, OL, CHS; Jesse Hutchins, OL, RHS; Colten Puzey, wide-receiver (WR), CHS; Cody Gellately, WR, RHS, Nick Hanks, running back (RB), RHS; Bailey, RB, CHS; Nick Donaldson, quarterback (QB), CHS, and Wes Tripp, Kicker (K), RHS.
Defensive all-league players are: Weldon, defensive line (DL), CHS, Dylan Taylor, DL, RHS; Jeff Tripp, linebacker (LB), RHS; Larsen, LB, RHS, and Jordan Brittain, defensive back (DB), RHS.
The second team all-league players are: Adam Crape, OL, RHS; Brandon Heacock, OL, RHS; Seth Makinson, tight end, CHS, Wes Tripp, QB, RHS; Mica Karber, LB, CHS; Adam Langley, DB, RHS; Mica McLeod, DB, CHS, and Austin Robb, punter, RHS.
David Adkinson of CHS received honorable mention as a kicker.
Pictures of the Clatskanie all-league players were printed in this week’s issue of the Clatskanie Chief. Pictures of the Rainier all-league players were requested but were not available by The Chief’s presstime.
The Knappa High School Loggers continued their winning season Saturday, Nov. 8, with a 42-7 victory over Weston-McEwen in Athena Ore., near Hermiston.
With a 7-2 record for the year, Knappa had been ranked eighth in the Oregon School Activities Association 2A bracket and played the number nine TigerScots to move to the quarter-finals.
Knappa will face undefeated, top-ranked Portland Christian on Friday, Nov. 15, at the David Douglas Stadium in Portland. The Royals defeated the Loggers 33-6 on Oct. 18, when they met earlier this season.
Clatskanie Middle School girls’ basketball started its 2013-14 season with home court victories over Warrenton Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Madeline Moravec and Zoie Baker led the Tigers red team with 10 points each, Olivia Warren scored seven, Maris Jackson had four and Jaydon Heath added two.
Warren made three steals and Macy Simmons made one.
“Our posts worked very hard under the hoop,” said Coach Lori Simmons. “Our wings did a great job getting them the ball.”
Coach Simmons credited Shelby Stettler for a great defensive game.
The Clatskanie white team dominated Warrenton’s seventh graders, winning 38-4.
Maris Jackson scored 14 points, Lita Blodgett had 9, Chloe Davidson added five and Sierra Bechdolt added four. Macy Simmons and Marissa Candela had two points each.
“Maris Jackson and Lita Blodgett had great success offensively,” said Coach Simmons. “This game was a great start to our season,” she concluded.
The following captions were printed with their corresponding photos in the November 14, 2013 issue of The Clatskanie Chief.
TAKING THIRD PLACE IN THE STATE, the Clatskanie High School cheerleaders’ stunt team participated in the Ore-gon Cheerleading Coaches Association all-state stunt team competition on Saturday, Nov. 9.
The team qualified to perform its stunt routine at the Oregon School Activities Association state cheerleading competition in February.
Team members picture (from left) are: Tana Johnson, Kateland Waterman, Danielle Shockley, Breanne Hendricks and McKenna Clappé. Photo Courtesy of Chris Boothe
TURNING THE TIDE FOR THE COLUMBIANS, Nick Hanks runs in a 40-yard touchdown late in the first quarter of the playoff game Friday, Nov. 8. Horizon Christian scored its only touchdown of the game earlier in the quarter. With Hanks’ run Rainier took over and dominated the rest of the game, shutting Horizon down and winning 42-6. The Columbians move on to the second round of playoffs this Friday, Nov. 15, to play third ranked Cascade Christian. Chief Photo by Adam J. Wehrley
GAINING YARDS AGAINST VALE, senior wide receiver Trevor Berg carries the ball for the Clatskanie Tigers Saturday, Nov. 9.
The Clatskanie High School Tigers ended their winning 7-3 season with a 0-46 loss to Vale, which moves on to the quarter-finals.
The Tigers had been ranked 10th in the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) ranking system and took second in league, behind Rainier. Photo Courtesy of Kelli Puzey