HS Weekend: Butte Valley football’s road remains rough

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After playing two of the best teams in the entire division, the Butte Valley Bulldogs football team hosts Big Valley tonight (5:40 p.m. – Newstalk 1150 KAGO). 

The last two seasons, including Butte Valley’s sectional championship season in 2011, the Bulldogs have beaten Big Valley by a combined score of 94-6. However, Butte Valley head coach Jason Allen says the match-up with Big Valley this season doesn’t lessen the degree of difficulty for his team.

Butte Valley football head coach Jason Allen

At Modoc Field, the Klamath Union Pelicans celebrate Homecoming, and Senior Night, as the final home game occurs with three games left in the regular season. KU’s opponent is the Phoenix Pirates, who have lost two of their last three games after a 3-0 start. 

Link: Hear the KU-Phoenix game on The Sports Legend, ESPN 960 at 6:40 p.m.

Both teams lost last weekend. Klamath Union spoiled a 21-7 second quarter lead against North Valley to lose 41-35, while Phoenix lost 34-27 to Mazama. Only the top three teams from the Skyline Conference are guaranteed postseason games and four teams share 1-1 conference records: Phoenix, KU, North Valley and Henley. Tonight’s KU-Phoenix match-up, along with Henley’s road game at North Valley, will go a long way in determining the playoff teams.

Weekend High School Football Games

Friday
Henley at North Valley – 7 p.m.
Phoenix at Klamath Union – 7 p.m. (The Sports Legend, ESPN 960
Hidden Valley at Mazama – 7 p.m.
Lakeview at Lost River – 7 p.m.
Rogue River at Bonanza – 7 p.m.
Chemawa at Chiloquin – 7 p.m.
Hosanna Christian at Butte Falls – 3 p.m.
Happy Camp at Tulelake – 4 p.m.
Big Valley at Butte Valley – 6 p.m. (Newstalk 1150 KAGO

Saturday
Gilchrist at Triad (Modoc Field) – 1 p.m.

Other Weekend High School Scores/Games

Thursday

Volleyball
Phoenix 3, Klamath Union 0
Lakeview 3, St. Mary’s 2
Hidden Valley 3, Henley 1
Bonanza 3, Lost River 0

Friday

Volleyball
Hosanna Christian at Butte Falls – 5 p.m.

Saturday

Volleyball
Klamath Union, Mazama, Lakeview at North Valley Tournament
Gilchrist at Triad – 4 p.m.

Girls Soccer
Henley at North Valley – Noon
Klamath Union at Phoenix – Noon
Mazama at Hidden Valley – 10 a.m.
Lakeview at Illinois Valley – 1 p.m.

Boys Soccer
Phoenix at Klamath Union – Noon
Mt. Shasta at Butte Valley – 5 p.m.
Tulelake at Weed

Cross Country
Klamath Union, Triad in Portland