MEDFORD, Ore.—The No. 4 Cascade Christian Challengers extended their winning streak against 3A schools to over a calendar year on Friday night and ousted the defending champion No. 12 Harrisburg Eagles 46-8.
Cascade Christian overcame a slow start offensively and was ultimately powered by the legs of quarterback Haiden Schaan in storming to its eighth win in a row.
Schaan rushed for a pair of touchdowns, while the Challengers defense and special teams forced a pair of safeties.
The Harrisburg loss means a new champion will be crowned in Class 3, while Cascade Christian returns to the semifinals for the first time since 2013—the year in which it won the state title.
The Challengers will leave Medford for the first time in six games next Saturday, as they travel north to take on top-seeded Scio.
Just like Cascade Christian, Scio’s one loss this year was at the hands of a 4A team.