HS Football Preview: Lakeview eyes 2-0 league start



High school football begins again Friday, including two Klamath Falls Skyline teams playing at home. Mazama looks to parlay the momentum from its first win of the year – a 22-20 defeat of Phoenix last week – against Hidden Valley, while Henley hosts North Valley. Both the Valley schools are undefeated in league.

UPDATE: Spoke with Mazama head coach John Mathis and he said Friday’s Mazama game is actually in Murphy at Hidden Valley High School. The schedule on the OSAA website had it listed at Mazama.

Klamath Union goes to Phoenix. The broadcast can be heard around 6:35 on 960 the Sports Legend.

Meanwhile, Lost River hosts Rogue River, a team that Lakeview-Paisley defeated 49-0 last week.

Lakeview head coach Sean Radford

The Honkers are at Illinois Valley, which beat Bonanza 19-7 last week. Bonanza head coach Luis Idrogo says his team is focused their opponent tonight, Modoc, despite Lost River looming at the end of their schedule.

There is also a Chiloquin-Hosanna Christian match-up. Hosanna is 5-1 and has scored over 50 in its last three games. Because it is an inter-classification match-up, coach Jim Lockwood’s Hosanna team will be using 11 players the entire game.

Chiloquin coach Todd Pasche and his Panthers are game removed from their first win. He feels its time for his team to get better in specific areas in addition to just giving a solid effort.

The game is a 7:30 p.m. start from the Merrill Civic Center Field.

For 4A Mazama, the Vikings picked up their first win last week beating Phoenix 22-20 and now head to Hidden Valley.

Mazama head coach John Mathis

Friday Night Games

North Valley at Henley – 7 p.m.
Mazama at Hidden Valley – 7 p.m.
Klamath Union at Phoenix – 7 p.m. (960 the Sports Legend)
Rogue River at Lost River – 7 p.m.
Lakeview-Paisley at Illinois Valley – 7 p.m.
Bonanza at Modoc (Calif.) – 7 p.m.
Chiloquin at Hosanna Christian – 7:30 p.m.
Gilchrist at North Lake – 2 p.m.
Butte Falls at Powers – 3 p.m.
Triad at Elkton – 3:30 p.m.
Camas Valley at Prospect – 6:30 p.m.