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.

The Center Foundation Players of the Game: Mtn. View Offensive Line

Dominating the line of scrimmage and opening holes to allow Jonas Larson to rush for four touchdowns, in what might be a first, the Mountain View offensive line earned The Center Foundation Player of the Game honors in leading the Cougars’ to a 35-13 victory over host Summit in a Special District 1 football game Friday night.

Congratulations to Ryan Martini, Rylee Ettinger, Brandt Waller, Reed Sehorn-Hurst and Riley Straly for their standout efforts in Mountain View’s fifth victory of the season.

Latest OSAA Proposal Would Place Bend Schools with Schools in Salem

After almost 12 months of meetings, public comments and spirited debate, the Classification and Districting Committee of the OSAA submitted their final recommendations to the executive board this week. From the beginning, it became clear that all three Bend high schools were not wanted by any of the current leagues, because of the travel involved. The final recommendation from the committee places Bend Senior High SchoolMountain View High School and Summit High School with five high schools from Salem in a 6A conference called the Greater Valley Conference.

Central Oregon Daily’s Eric Lindstrom spoke with a member of the committee, Dave Hood, who is also the athletic director for Mountain View High School, about the final recommendation.

Redmond’s high schools will remain in 5A in a different version of the Inter-Mountain Conference. The OSAA’s executive board will meet in Wilsonville on October 16th to make their final decision, and they could still make changes to the recommendation from the committee.

The Center Foundation Player of the Game: Haley Smith

In a clash of two of the top three teams in Class 5A, Haley Smith emerged as the difference in top ranked Summit High School’s 3-0 (25-23, 25-22, 25-22) victory over third ranked Bend Senior High School in a thrilling Intermountain Conference volleyball match at the westside campus Thursday evening.

For her efforts, the Storm senior earned The Center Foundation Player of the Game honors.