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North Marion 2019 4A Special District 2 League Champs!

| October 26,2019

North Marion 2019 4A Special District 2  League Champs!

How big was Friday night for The North Marion Huskies? Well let’s start with the first outright league Football title, in at least 60 years. 

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2018 Premature Playoff Predictions, Week 4

Jeff Drumm | September 28,2018

2018 Premature Playoff Predictions, Week 4

It's time for another season of Premature Playoff Predictions. Much has changed about Oregon high school football in the past year, but I got my spreadsheets adjusted, and (assuming I didn't make any typos) I'm ready to start guessing at what will happen.   Game predictions are based on the Freeman rankings...

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NM/Woodburn- It's Back!

| September 13,2018

NM/Woodburn- It's Back!

What is Football without a great rival? One of the best ever is back in Northern Marion County! Photo Brent DeLaPaz Woodburn Independent Fall 1986- Pictured Woodburns Kit Cummings, and North Marions Kevin Pearson. Two good friends, who simply wore different uniforms.    The Woodburn/ North Marion rivalry, is one that stretches...

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Baker Bites Stayton 49-15

The Bulldogs' QB Brad Zemmer passes for 2 TDs and runs for 2 more as Baker's efficient offense and timely defense powers Baker into the first round of the 4A playoffs.

 

Zemmer passBaker, the Greater Oregon League co-champs, used a strong running game that amassed 190 yards on the ground and a defense that turned 3 interceptions into excellent field position to push their way past the Oregon West co-champion Stayton Eagles 49-14 on a beautiful Saturday afternoon in Stayton.

 

The Bulldogs' QB Brad Zemmer (left) was 5-9 with 151 yards passing and two touchdowns.  Zemmer also rushed 11 times for 67 yards and two touchdowns.  Marcus Plumley led the Bulldogs with 75 yards on the ground and two touchdowns.  Stayton's Jerry Daniels led the Eagles with 72 yards rushing on 18 carries while QB Aidan Hill completed 9 of 19 passes for 98 yards and two touchdowns.

 

The game looked to be a struggle early on, as evidenced by Baker's slim 7-6 lead after the first quarter which featured fourth down TD passes by each team.  Baker's defense made two crucial interceptions in the second quarter, though, which led to drives of 14 and 6 yards for two of Baker's three touchdowns in the quarter.  Baker's other score in the quarter came after stopping the Eagles on 4th and 1 just outside the Eagles' red zone and then converting a 70 yard pass play to the 1 yard line which led to another Bulldog score.  If not for that crucial stretch in the second quarter, this game may have been much closer as these teams were more evenly matched than the final score would indicate.

 

With the win, the Bulldogs (7-2) travel to take on South Umpqua next Saturday.  The Eagles finish the season at 4-4.  

 

Regis Takes The 2A Tri-River Title

 

Always a wonderful setting for high school football, there was a ton on the line out at The St Paul Rodeo Grounds, as the top ranked team in the state The Regis Rams, brought their squad in to town to face The Buckeroos of St Paul. With automatic bids from the 2A Tri-River on the line, and a possible three way conference title with a St Paul and Kennedy win at Santiam, the table was set.

2016 Premature Playoff Predictions, Week 8

Michael Biddington DSC08614I'm back again trying to figure out who will be making the OSAA football playoffs, and where they might be playing in the first round. Game predictions are based on the Freeman rankings found on calpreps.com. Historically, that site is about 90% accurate when predicting winners and losers, and that's good enough for me.

 

At the end of the article is a summary of what went down with 4A during the last week of their regular season as the play-in games are now finalized.  

 

Qualification rules for all classifications can be found at the OSAA website.

 

I'm not going to bore you with the numbers my spreadsheet puts out. If you would like a copy of the spreadsheet (it's a .xlsx file), you can email me at jdrumm1 at Comcast.net.  I can also be found on Twitter via @jdrummcghs.

 

So let's start with a league-by-league breakdown for each class.

Mid-Willamette League crown on line Friday night

The Dragons seem to be peaking in time for their stiffest challenge of the season—a showdown at home against the Lebanon Warriors for the Mid Willamette Conference championship.

 

Lebanon was ranked No. 2 in the 5A media poll before falling to South Albany last week, while Dallas has been inching its way into the top 10 since losing to Central in week five. Both teams have 7-1 and (4-1 in league) records.

 

Dallas head coach Tracy Jackson said the players are “definitely improving each week … especially on defense.”

 

Since the 20-21 loss at Central, the Dragons have given up 14, 0 and 12 points in their last three games.

 

“Our defense is rock solid, and has given up the least amount of points (143, 18 per game) in the MWC so far,” he said.

 

Lebanon has been nearly as stingy, surrendering 157 or nearly 20 per game.

 

The Dallas defense got stronger last week with the return of junior linebacker Treve Earhart, who had been out all season with an injury sustained at the state wrestling tournament.

 

John Bennett, a safety and punter, will miss the Lebanon game, but otherwise the team is at virtual full strength.

 

Tanner Earhart, Treve’s older brother, is having an outstanding season on both sides of the ball, leading 5A runners with 1544 yards and bringing great quickness and tackling ability at middle linebacker.

 

Dallas scores 36 points per game, second only to Lebanon’s 38 per game in MWC, with a strong, versatile running game. The Dragon’s average 379 rushing yards per game and only 25 via passing.

 

4A Football Playoff Scenarios

What's the current landscape of the 4A football playoffs after week 8?

 

NOTE: Edited to reflect updated tiebreaker information for Cowapa League.

With the Astoria-Scappoose game postponed until Saturday due to a power outage, let's review the possible scenarios for the 4A football playoffs.

 

I've calculated the Colley and RPI ratings under both scenarios (Astoria wins, Scappoose wins).  My only caveat is that I don't know the tiebreaker procedures for the Cowapa in the event that Astoria wins and creates a 3-way tie for 2nd place between Scappoose, Banks, and Valley Catholic.

 

The playoff qualifiers regardless of the outcome of the Scappoose/Astoria game are as follows:

Cowapa - Astoria/Scappoose  3. Banks At-large = Valley Catholic (Astoria/Scappoose winner is #1, loser is #2)
Tri-Valley - 1. Estacada 2. Gladstone 3. Molalla
Far West - 1. North Bend 2. South Umpqua 3. Marshfield  At-large = Douglas
Oregon West - 1. Cascade 2. Stayton 3. North Marion (OSAA ranking is tiebreaker and ranking doesn't change with Astoria-Scappoose result)
Sky-Em - 1. Cottage Grove 2. Sisters 3. Sweet Home
Skyline - 1. Mazama 2. North Valley 3. Henley  At-large = Klamath Union
Greater Oregon - 1. Ontario 2. La Grande 3. Baker

The highest ranked teams to miss the playoffs are #23 Elmira and #24 Junction City.  Both of these teams tied with Sweet Home for 3rd in the Sky-Em but lost the tiebreaker.

 

Cascade Forces A Tri-Championship in OWL

 

What a huge night in so many ways out at North Marion High School. The regular season came to an end as The Huskies celebrate their Homecoming, while honoring all we love who are fighting or surviving breast cancer and last but not least, The Oregon-West League Title was on the line.

 

2016 Premature Playoff Predictions, Week 7

Michael Biddington DSC08614I'm back again trying to figure out who will be making the OSAA football playoffs, and where they might be playing in the first round. Game predictions are based on the Freeman rankings found on calpreps.com. Historically, that site is about 90% accurate when predicting winners and losers, and that's good enough for me.

 

4A is just a mess entering the last week before the play-in games.  I will finalize on twitter Friday night. I am @jdrummcghs on twitter.

 

Qualification rules for all classifications can be found at the OSAA website.

 

I'm not going to bore you with the numbers my spreadsheet puts out. If you would like a copy of the spreadsheet (it's a .xlsx file), you can email me at jdrumm1 at Comcast.net

 

So let's start with a league-by-league breakdown for each class.

2016 Premature Playoff Predictions, Week 6

Michael Biddington DSC08614I'm back again trying to figure out who will be making the OSAA football playoffs, and where they might be playing in the first round. Game predictions are based on the Freeman rankings found on calpreps.com. Historically, that site is about 90% accurate when predicting winners and losers, and that's good enough for me.

 

Qualification rules for all classifications can be found at the OSAA website.

 

I'm not going to bore you with the numbers my spreadsheet puts out. If you would like a copy of the spreadsheet (it's a .xlsx file), you can email me at jdrumm1 at Comcast.net

 

So let's start with a league-by-league breakdown for each class.

2016 Premature Playoff Predictions, Week 5

Walsh rushI'm back again trying to figure out who will be making the OSAA football playoffs, and where they might be playing in the first round. This week I will be doing everyone except 1A. The 8-man predictions will start next week.

 

Game predictions are based on the Freeman rankings found on calpreps.com. Historically, that site is about 90% accurate when predicting winners and losers, and that's good enough for me.

 

Qualification rules for all classifications can be found at the OSAA website.

 

I'm not going to bore you with the numbers my spreadsheet puts out. If you would like a copy of the spreadsheet (it's a .xlsx file), you can email me at jdrumm1 at Comcast.net

 

So let's start with a league-by-league breakdown for each class.

2016 Premature Playoff Predictions, Week 4

I'm back again trying to figure out who will be making the OSAA football playoffs, and where they might be playing in the first round. This week I will just be doing a 4A edition, because their season ends one week earlier than everyone else's does.

 

Game predictions are based on the Freeman rankings found on calpreps.com. Historically, that site is about 90% accurate when predicting winners and losers, and that's good enough for me.

 

Qualification rules for 4A can be found at the OSAA website.

 

I'm not going to bore you with the numbers my spreadsheet puts out. If you would like a copy of the spreadsheet (it's a .xlsx file), you can email me at jdrumm1 at Comcast.net

 

So let's start with a league-by-league breakdown.