The high school football weekend gets underway Friday including a match-up of Skyline Conference favorites North Valley at Klamath Union at Modoc Field (6:30 p.m. – 960 the Sports Legend).
The KU Pelicans are off a 26-7 defeat of Henley in last week’s league opener. It was a slow start, however, as KU coach Tom Smith’s team only mustered six early points.
Klamath Union ended the game with 274 passing yards and junior quarterback Ben Mitchell threw 29- and 84-yard touchdown passes.
Both teams are 4-1 overall and 1-0 in Skyline play. North Valley’s confernece win came over Mazama and head coach John Mathis last week 56-22.
Mazama hosts 2-2 Phoenix Friday night at 7 p.m.
NSCIF: Regional Championship Re-match Tonight in Dorris
It’s a re-match of last year’s California north section championship when Dunsmuir visits Butte Valley. The home team Bulldogs used a late defensive score to beat Dunsmuir last season 40-34 in the sectional final and finish the season 12-0. That record included a 27-26 win in the regular season meeting between the two. Butte Valley head coach Jason Allen thinks a postseason re-match this year isn’t unreasonable.
Both teams are undefeated and neither has scored less than 40 in the last three games.
The Tulelake Honkers are at home this weekend as well, hosting Westwood Saturday at 1 p.m.
The Honkers switched to eight-man football this season and coach Shane Wood says his team has adapted nicely.
Thursday Junior Varsity Scores
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North Medford 56, Henley 42
Bonanza 34, Mazama 0
Friday Varsity Games
Henley at Hidden Valley – 7 p.m.
North Valley at Klamath Union – 7 p.m. (960 the Sports Legend)
Phoenix at Mazama – 7 p.m.
Illinois Valley at Bonanza – 7 p.m.
Lost River at Cascade Christian – 7 p.m.
St. Mary’s (Medford) at Chiloquin – 7 p.m.
Rogue River at Lakeview-Paisley – 7 p.m.
Dunsmuir at Butte Valley – 6 p.m.
Bandon at Myrtle Point – 7 p.m.
Gold Beach at Reedsport – 7 p.m.
Camas Valley at Elkton – 3:30 p.m. (541radio.com)
Triad at Gilchrist – 4 p.m.
North Lake at Prospect – 7 p.m.
Westwood at Tulelake – 1 p.m.
Butte Falls at Hosanna Christian – 6 p.m.