Three Generations of La Pine Family Vying to Make History on Friday Night

The community of La Pine, Oregon is buzzing about tonight’s football game, when the La Pine High School Hawks will host a first-round playoff game with their perfect 9-0 record on the line.

For one longtime La Pine family with three generations coaching or playing on the team, this history-making season is about more than just winning a state championship. It’s about leaving a legacy for the entire community.

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom looks at what’s at stake tonight.

Mountain View and Bend High Tackle 39th Annual Civil War Game

Before Mountain View High School opened in 1979, the original “Civil War” was between Bend Senior High School and Redmond High School. But during the Cougar’s first season of play, the Bend varsity players were split up between the two schools and a rivalry was born.

Central Oregon Daily’s Austin Reed looks at what that rivalry means to both teams as they clash for the 39th time Friday night.

Madras Girls Soccer Team Fights for a Playoff Spot

The Mountain View/Bend High School Civil War football game wasn’t the only big sports matchup in Central Oregon on Friday. The girls soccer team at Madras High School hasn’t been to the playoffs since 2003, but this year they put themselves in contention for a spot in the postseason.

On Friday afternoon, it was “win or go home” for the Lady Buffaloes in a play-in game versus Yamhill-Carlton.

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom has the story.

***UPDATE – Madras White Buffaloes lose a heartbreaker to end their season. After being up 1-0 at Halftime, Madras gave up the tying goal in the 71st minute and after two scoreless periods of Extra Time, the game went to penalty kicks and Yamhill-Carlton outscored Madras 3-2 to win the game 4-3 and advance to the 4A Playoffs. Congrats to the Lady Buffaloes on a hard-fought season.***

The Center Foundation Player of the Game: Jonah Yunker

Opening holes for his backs, disrupting Ridgeview’s rush game, recovering two fumbles, and blocking a pass, Jonah Yunker did it all in Summit High School’s key 34-12 Intermountain Conference football victory over host Ridgeview High School Friday night.
 
For his effort, the junior lineman earned The Center Foundation Player of the Game honors to help keep the Storm’s post-season aspirations alive.

Top-Ranked Teams in 5A and 3A Win Big on Friday Night

Mountain View High School and La Pine High School showed why they are ranked number one in the state in their respective classes with impressive wins on Friday night.

The Cougars scored 48 unanswered points to kickoff the first half of their Homecoming Night on their way to a 62-6 victory over the Ridgeview Ravens to prove their record to 7-0 on the season in 5A play. Meanwhile, the Hawks went on the road to Harrisburg and beat the Eagles 34-15 to improve their record to 7-0 in 3A play.

When Monday’s OSAA state rankings came out, both Mountain View and La Pine were ranked #1 in their respective classes.

In other Central Oregon high school football action, Summit High School kept their playoff hopes alive with a 31-17 Homecoming victory over Redmond. Bend lost a close one on the road in Hermiston 35-32. In 4A play, the Sisters Outlaws beat Elmira 28-7.

The Center Foundation Player of the Game: Ben Graziani

Catching four of his six receptions for first downs, Ben Graziani helped key Summit High School’s 31-17 victory over visiting Redmond High School in a Special District 1 football game Friday evening.

With 83 yards receiving, including a four-yard touchdown pass, the senior receiver earned The Center Foundation Player of the Game honors in the Storm’s third win of the season.