IRRIGON, Ore. — Weston-McEwen was victorious once again Friday night with a 55-20 win over Irrigon — its fourth win in a row and fifth in six games.
W-M (5-1 in the Blue Mountain Conference with the win) scored on every opportunity given them in the first half to lead 49-0 at the intermission.
W-M quarterback Erick Washburn was completed 6-of-6 passing attempts for 230 yards and three touchdowns.
“We competed fantastically,” W-M coach Kenzie Hansell said. “The O-line blocked great and gave Erick plenty of time to throw all night. They also opened some big holes for our runners. It was a great team win and I’m awfully proud of the kids. We are in the playoffs now and will take it one game at a time starting with Heppner coming to town this week.”
Versus Irrigon, the TigerScots amassed 137 rushing yards and were led by Reeve Betts with five carries for 41 yards.
Ethan Reger ran five times for 30 yards and a score.
Several W-M receivers had a good game. Colten Youncs caught a pass for 54 yards; Linton McAllister made a touchdown catch for 50 yards; Bobby McAllister had a reception for a touchdown from 60 yards away; and Lance Thacker had a touchdown catch to go with 43 total yards through the air.
“We are getting better every week,” Hansell said. “We love to play football and we’ve been on the road the last couple weeks. We look forward to coming home to play in front of our crowd Friday against a very good, undefeated Heppner team.”
W-M sits at No. 8 in the state rankings in Class 2A, and they have clinched one of the four playoff berths out of the BMC.
Heppner is fifth in state and unbeaten heading into Friday’s showdown in Athena.
A win for W-M could mean a three-way tie for first in BMC with Heppner and Grant Union.
Weston-McEwen 55, Irrigon 20
W-M 28 21 0 6 — 55
Irrigon 0 0 6 14 — 20
W-M — B. McAllister 2 run (2 pt. failed).
W-M — 50 pass L. McAllister from Washburn (2 pt. good).
W-M — Reger 15 rush (2 pt. good).
W-M — 60 pass B McAllister from Washburn (2 pt. failed).
W-M — 20 pass Thacker from Washburn (B. McAllister kick).
W-M — 60 int. return by Dedios (B. McAllister kick).
Irr — F. Vera 15 run.
W-M — Osborne 1 run (B. McAllister kick).
W-M — Albert 1 run (kick failed).
Irr — Zacarias 21 run.
Irr — 44 pass Timpy from E. Vera.
Rush yards 139 137
Pass yards 105 220
RUSHING — Reger 5-30-1, B. McAllister 4-10-1, Osborne 8-26-1, L. McAllister 1-8, Simpson 2-15, Betts 5-41, Albert 5-(-11), Cain 4-13, Washburn 4-7.
PASSING — Washburn 6-6, 230 yards, 3 touchdowns, no interceptions.
RECEIVING — Youncs 1-54, L. McAllister 1-50-1, Simpson 1-13, Thacker 2-43-1, B. McAllister 1-60-1.