Chris Leone and Brandon Kamerman go over the big storylines in the 2014 high school football season.
Courtesy: Southern Oregon University Athletics ATHERTON, Calif. – Upstaging the Southern Oregon University football team’s offense is never an easy task. Especially on a day when Austin Dodge adds five touchdowns to his résumé. SOU’s defense did the closest thing to that with a shutout through three quarters in the season-opener Saturday at Menlo, where … Continue reading »
PORTLAND, Ore. — An Oregon college athlete is fighting to stay on his team after he says his coach forced him to choose between religion and football. Vincent Johnson plays for the Portland State football team, but he hasn’t played since the Spring when he went to his coach with a problem. According to Johnson he … Continue reading »
ASHLAND, Ore. – On Friday NewsWatch 12′s Chris Leone and Brandon Kamerman faced the biggest challenge of their sports journalism careers: coaching in the SOU Spring Game. Leone’s White Team snuck by Kamerman’s Red Team 26-19, and after the game they asked each other and the players about their first experience coaching college football.
Head Coach Mark Helfrich: Quarterback Marcus Mariota: Wide Receiver Johnathan Loyd: Wide Receiver Devon Allen: Quarterback Jake Rodrigues: Quarterback Taylor Alie: Wide Receiver Darren Carrington: Defensive Back Tyree Robinson:
ASHLAND, Ore. – NAIA schools often get overlooked by NFL scouts so in the case of Southern Oregon head coach Craig Howard, that means fighting for attention. “When you have good players and they have success on the field,” Howard says, “my obligation as a coach is to spread the word, and I get on … Continue reading »
EAGLE POINT, Ore. – The Eagle Point football team finished 5-5 this season. The Eagles failed to reach the state tournament. The basketball team, however, is destined for greater things. After defeating Ashland on Friday night, the Eagles are 20-3. Jorge Quintero’s been on the football field and basketball court for three full seasons. His … Continue reading »
ASHLAND, Ore. A proposed rule change in college football would deliver a significant blow to up-tempo offenses like Southern Oregon and the University of Oregon. If approved, the change would force offenses to wait 10 seconds after the play clock starts running before they can snap the ball. Typically the SOU offense snaps the ball … Continue reading »
EAGLE POINT, Ore. – In 2013, Crater football players Derrick Turituri and RJ Morgan signed letters of intent to play for the University of Arizona. Comets head coach John Beck reflected on the challenges those athletes faced. “The University of Arizona coaches said Northern California and Southern Oregon are the most under-recruited areas in the nation,” Beck said. … Continue reading »
SAN ANTONIO, TX – In Nick Aliotti’s final game as Oregon defensive coordinator, it was the Ducks’ defense that carried them to victory. Oregon limited Texas to 236 total yards and forced two turnovers (both interceptions returned for touchdowns) as the Ducks beat the Longhorns 30-7 in the Valero Alamo Bowl. Marcus Mariota shed the … Continue reading »