MEDFORD, Ore. – The Cascade Christian Challengers won 20 games over the last two years. They’ve had success, but not against Santiam Christian. Out of the Challengers’ six losses between 2010 and 2011, four have come at the hands of the Eagles. In fact, the Challengers made the 3A semi-finals each of the last two years, but Santiam Christian knocked them out both times.
The Eagles are the defending state champions, but the Challengers can dethrone them right away in Week 1. Cascade Christian’s hoping that the fifth time will bring them that elusive victory against the Eagles. With a large number of seniors feeling the effect of the four losses, Coach Jon Gettman shouldn’t have much trouble motivating his team for Friday’s game.