West wins Shrine game to even series

By Gerry Steele / The Baker City Herald

BAKER CITY - The West scored early and late to claim a 33-23 victory in the 61st annual East-West Shrine All-Star Football Game Saturday at Bulldog Memorial Stadium.

The win evens th eoverall series at 29-29-3.

After spotting the East a 7-0 lead when Baker's Dane Bachman ran the opening kickoff back 99 yards for a touchdown, the West scored 19 straight points to lead 19-7 after one quarter.

Santiam Christian quarterback Grant Schroeder, who will play at George Fox this fall, connected on three first-quarter touchdown passes. Two of those passes, for 72 yards and 50 yards, were caught by Madras' Devin Ceciliani, who will play at Western Oregon this fall.

The third TD aerial was caught by Zach Olson of Banks.

The East then answered, using scoring runs by Brandon Williams of Cascade Christian and Cascade's Cody Crawford, and a field goal by Williams to take a 23-19 lead early in the fourth period.

Then, it was all West. Forrest Garcia scored twice on runs to give the West the lead for good.

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