>Baker City Herald | Baker County Oregon's News Leader

Baker news NE Oregon Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

Follow BakerCityHerald.com

AP Sports Video

To view this site, you need to have Flash Player 8.0 or later installed. Click here to get the latest Flash player.

AP Sports Headlines

  • Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks
    BOSTON (AP) -- Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's resilience in the face of a terror attack....
  • Obama has silent moment for Boston bombing
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is paying tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing on its first anniversary with a moment of silence in the Oval Office....
  • MLB marks 67th anniversary of Robinson debut
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past two decades....
  • Clippers beat Nuggets 117-105 for record 57th win
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Blake Griffin won't be playing in Portland, regardless of whether his 16th technical of the season is rescinded....

Recent article comments

Powered by Disqus

Home arrow Sports arrow Local Sports arrow Siuslaw stops Bulldogs

Siuslaw stops Bulldogs

Defense and ball control wins football games. Top-ranked Siuslaw proved that Saturday, defeating Baker 35-18 in the Class 4A state quarterfinals at Florence.

The Vikings’ defense all but shut down Baker’s passing game. Baker quarterback Braden Phillips finished 10-of-16 for only 65 yards. he had three passes intercepted. Siuslaw’s secondary covered Baker receivers like a blanket, with no reception longer than 15 yards.

And, Baker’s Colten Richards ran for 81 yards on the ground, but the Bulldogs finished with just 91 yards rushing overall.

Then, trailing 18-14 with 4:20 left in the third quarter, Siuslaw went to its running game to take control of the second half.

The Vikings (11-0) ran 22 plays after halftime, all on the ground, scoring three touchdowns.

Baker actually scored first in the first quarter, following a Siuslaw fumble at its own 47.

Seven plays later Phillips connected on his longest pass of the day, a 15-yard touchdown to Dane Bachman. The conversion attempt was no good leaving Baker up 6-0 with 8:28 left in the quarter.

Siuslaw answered following the ensuing kickoff, marching 72 yards on eight plays. Sony Tupua, the Far West League offensive player of the year, did the honors on a 5-yard TD run. The conversion kick was good and Siuslaw led 7-6 with 5:19 left in the first quarter.

Special teams set Baker up for its second score with about three minutes left in the period.

Jake Grammon blocked a Siuslaw put with Baker recovering the ball on the Viking 3. Two play slater Phillips scored from a yard out. The conversion pass failed leaving Baker up 12-7.

That’s where the score remained until midway through the second quarter.

Siuslaw then regained a 14-12 edge when quarterback John Johnson connected with Ryan Smith on a 52-yard touchdown pass. On the play, Smith appeared to be stopped for about an 11-yard gain, but busted free and outran the Baker defense to the end zone.

The teams then traded turnovers with Siuslaw leading 14-12 at halftime.

Baker opened the second half with one its longest — in terms of time — drives of the season. The Bulldogs marched 65 yards on 17 plays — eight running plays by Richards — culminating in a 2-yard touchdown run by Richards. The drive consumed 10 minutes and 40 seconds.

That 18-14 lead would be Baker’s last.

Siuslaw stayed on the ground the rest of the half, getting scoring runs from Neal Larson, Alex Snow and Johnson.

The Vikings defense, meanwhile, limited Baker to just 30 yards the rest of the game.

Baker (8-3) finished the game with 156 yards on offense, Siuslaw 291.


Baker    12    0    6    0    — 18

Siuslaw    7    7    7    14    — 35

B — Bachman 15 pass from Phillips (Kick failed)

S — Tupua 5 run (Sotello kick)

B — Phillips 1 run (Pass failed)

S — Smith 52 pass from Johnson (Sotello kick)

B — Richards 2 run (Run failed)

S — Larson 19 run (Sotello kick)

S — Snow 11 run (Sotello kick)

S — Johnson 2 run (Sotello kick)


Individual statistics

Rushing — Baker: Richards 22-81, Phillips 15-5, Elwanger 2-5. Siuslaw: Tupua 21-92, Snow 4-28, Larson 2-24, Johnson 15-19, Alameda 2-9.

Passing — Baker: Phillips 10-16-3-65. Siuslaw: Johnson 7-12-0-119.

Receiving — Baker: Bachman 2-19, Taylor 2-10, Hamilton 2-9, Richards 1-9, Averett 1-7, Osborn 1-6, Dolby 1-5. Siuslaw: Alameda 3-26, Smith 2-81, Egan 1-13, Thompson 1-(-1).

 

 
blog comments powered by Disqus
News
Local / Sports / Business / State / National / Obituaries / Submit News
Opinion
Editorials / Letters / Columns / Submit a letter
Features
Outdoors / Go Magazine / Milestones / Living Well
Baker Herald
About / Contact / Commercial Printing / Subscriptions / Terms of Use / Privacy Policy / Commenting Policy / Site Map
Also Online
Photo Reprints / Videos / Local Business Links / Community Links / Weather and Road Cams / RSS Feed

Follow Baker City Herald headlines on Follow Baker City Herald headlines on Twitter

© Copyright 2001 - 2014 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use