Grizzlies Lose to Sherwood in Semifinals

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EUGENE, Ore. — The last two unbeaten teams in 5A football met at Autzen Stadium on Saturday, and when the game was over, there was no doubt about who the better team was. The Sherwood Bowmen scored early and often as they beat the Ashland Grizzlies 57-12.

The Grizzlies had some chances early, but failed to convert on a fourth and goal situation trailing 8-0. Shashi Penn was a bright spot for the Grizzlies on Saturday, catching two touchdown passes, including an incredible grab in the end zone that he tipped to himself while on his back.

The loss was the only one of the season for Ashland, who finished the 2013 season with a 12-1 record. Sherwood advances to play West Albany in the 5A Championship game next weekend.