Ashland Wins Pacific Rim Bowl 32-30

JAPAN – Ashland rode the legs and arm of Danial White to a 32-30 victory over Japan in the 25th anniversary of the Pacific Rim Bowl. The Grizzlies scored their first touchdown on a wide receiver pass to Sebastian Warren, and they scored their last touchdown on another trick play: a reverse to Shashi Penn. … Continue reading »

Watch the Pacific Rim Bowl Live Online

JAPAN – You can watch the 13th edition of the Pacific Rim Bowl tomorrow morning live online at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/rtv-sports. The Ashland football team will take on the Japanese All-Stars in Kobe, Japan. The broadcast begins at 1:30 am PT with kickoff slated for 2:00 a.m.      

Nagel to Make Pacific Rim Bowl Return

ASHLAND, Ore. — In 1986, Southern Oregon State was hosting Kwansei Gakuin University from Japan for an exhibition game. During the Japanese team’s stay, Akira Furakawa made his way over to Ashland High School to check out their practice. It was there that he me Grizzlies’ head coach Jim Nagel. The two got to talking … Continue reading »

Gold Beach Camp Turns 20

GOLD BEACH, Ore. — Twenty years ago this summer, Gold Beach High School held its first football camp. It was a simple affair, just a handful of teams. Two decades later, the camp has an impressive list of alumni. “Members of my 2007 team trade emails and text messages with Matt Barkley,” said Gold Beach … Continue reading »

Helfrich to be Named Head Coach Sunday

EUGENE, Ore. – Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports reported Saturday night that Oregon offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich will be announced as the team’s next head coach on Sunday. Helfrich has held that position since 2009. It’s been widely reported for a while that the 39-year-old would be the eventual successor to Chip Kelly. Helfrich was … Continue reading »

Challengers Come Up Short in Title Game

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. – Cascade Christian and Dayton solidified themselves as the two best teams in the 3A division, but it was the Pirates that end up victorious. Each team matched the other blow for blow, but the Challengers could not convert a 1st down late in the game, and Dayton finishes off an undefeated … Continue reading »

Josh Brite: Amateur AotW

MEDFORD, Ore. – Building a championship team in any sport takes more than star players, but perhaps no sport values the faceless athlete like football. As Cascade Christian prepares for the 3A state championship this Saturday, Coach Jon Gettman knows his team goes far deeper than the names in the  newspaper. “There are so many … Continue reading »

Panthers Hope to Build on Last Year

MEDFORD, Ore. – South Medford’s run through the state championship was nothing short of remarkable. Their 15-point win over Westview in the March 10th title game was their 30th win of the season. So I asked head coach Tom Cole when he got over the excitement and turned his focus to this year. “March 10th,” … Continue reading »

Cascade Christian in 3A Title Game

MEDFORD, Ore. – Cascade Christian won a semifinals game for the first time in its last five tries last week against Scio. The Loggers jumped out to an early 14-0 lead, but the Challengers responded with 29 unanswered points to win 29-14 and advance to the state finals where they’ll play Dayton. Like Cascade Christian, … Continue reading »

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