An old football rivalry is being renewed tonight. The Madras High School White Buffaloes are in La Pine to play the Hawks in a 3A match up. Both teams started their season in spectacular fashion and both hope to keep the early season momentum alive. Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom joins us from the field at La Pine High School with more on tonight’s match up.
Local High School Hopes New Tech Will Protect Football Players
Parents across the country have been pulling their kids out of football leagues after recent studies showing the dangers of head injuries caused by hard tackles. Summit High School in Bend is hoping to protect their players and save the sport they love by trying out some new helmets that could help coaches keep their players safe on the field.
Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom has more from the field at Summit High School.
Death of College Football Player Brings Safety Concerns to Forefront
A University of Maine football player died after collapsing on the field during the first practice of his freshman year. The incident has put the spotlight back on safety for players across the sport.
Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom got a chance to talk to a local high school coach about how this tragedy and this summer’s heat and haze are affecting his football team.
So far this summer the Madras High School football team has had six days of full practices and at least three of those days, including today, have been spent inside because of the air quality.
Central Oregon Student-Athletes Make Final Choices Among College Scholarship Offers
It’s that time of the year where student athletes all over Central Oregon are getting ready to make one of the biggest decisions of their lives – where to go to college.
Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan caught up with one of the most heavily-recruited football players in Bend, Mountain View High School’s Riley Straly, to see how he is weighing his options.
Riley says he is hoping to make a decision by the end of the week and as soon as he does, we will let all of you know so you know which team to root for this Fall!
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 La Pine High School Hawks head into their homecoming game with a perfect 5-0 record as they host the perennial powerhouse of the Mountain Valley Conference, Coquille, in a battle of two undefeated teams on Friday night.
Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom spent time on the practice field with the Hawks this week as they try to break their three-year losing streak against the Red Devils.
***SATURDAY UPDATE – La Pine beat Coquille 8-6 on Friday night to remain undefeated at 6-0 on the season.***
Up until last week, the date of September 19, 2014 was a significant one for the football players at Madras High School, because it was the last time they had won a varsity football game.
Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom looks at the emotional victory that ended the White Buffalos’ three-year losing streak.
Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan caught up with the team as they prepared for the big game, and met the largest player on the field who also packs the biggest punch.
***FRIDAY NIGHT UPDATE – Mountain View beats Hermiston 28-7 at home to go 3-0 for the season.***