Raiders Advance to NAIA Quarterfinals

ASHLAND, Ore. — The seesaw affair at Raider Stadium tipped fully in Southern Oregon’s favor in the 2nd half of a 44-26 win over MidAmerica Nazarene in the First Round of the NAIA Football Championship Series on Saturday. It started strong for SOU. After a 85-yard kickoff return touchdown by JJ Latu shortly before the … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz, November 21st

The last Friday Night Blitz of the 2014 season features only one Southern Oregon team in action. The Grants Pass Cavemen try to fight off West Salem in the 6A quarterfinals. Meanwhile, the NewsWatch 12 Sports team previews a busy day of football on Saturday.

SOU Will Host Opening Round

Courtesy: Southern Oregon University Athletics Complete Playoff Pairings KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For the first time in 12 years, the NAIA Football Championship Series is returning to Raider Stadium next Saturday for round one of the 16-team playoff. Southern Oregon University (9-2 overall) woke up Sunday to a No. 8 ranking in the NAIA top … Continue reading »

Raiders Fall to Mounties 31-27

ASHLAND, Ore. — For the second straight season, Southern Oregon lost to Eastern Oregon in its final home game of the regular season. The Raiders could not find a way to slow down the Mountaineers’ running game, specifically junior Jace Billingsley. Billingsley carried the ball 45 times for 245 yards and two touchdowns leading EOU … Continue reading »

Youth Sports Holds Concussion Seminar

MEDFORD, Ore. — Concussions, and measures taken to prevent them, are an increasingly popular topic as injury rates rise in contact sports. An average of 2 million concussions occur every year in the United States, according to the Sports Concussion Institute. While football is the sport most commonly known for concussions, soccer and ice hockey … Continue reading »

Retzlaff Carries SOU Past Montana Tech

Courtesy: Southern Oregon University Athletics BUTTE, Mont. – The fifth-ranked Southern Oregon University football team escaped early trouble Saturday afternoon with the help of receiver Dylan Young (Salem, Ore./North Salem)’s milestone day and toppled Montana Tech, 45-33, at Alumni Coliseum. The Raiders (9-1 overall, 8-1 Frontier Conference) matched three other SOU squads for the program … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz, November 7th

The intensity ramps up in the first playoff edition of the Friday Night Blitz. Highlights include a doubleheader at Spiegelberg Stadium featuring Lake Oswego/South Medford and Wilson/North Medford, Barlow/Grants Pass, Ashland/Hillsboro, Pleasant Hill/Cascade Christian and Sweet Home/Phoenix.

Raiders Knock Off Battlin’ Bears 45-28

ASHLAND, Ore. — The Southern Oregon offense continues to find its groove late in the regular season as the 5th ranked Raiders took down 21st ranked Rocky Mountain College at Raider Stadium on Saturday. NAIA record holder Austin Dodge threw for 350 yards on 21-31 passing with four touchdowns and one interception. Dodge spread the … Continue reading »

Dodge, Raiders Rout College of Idaho

Courtesy: Southern Oregon University Athletics CALDWELL, Idaho –Fans at College of Idaho’s Simplot Stadium were introduced to the right arm of Austin Dodge (Vancouver, Wash./Skyview) on Saturday afternoon. After seventh-ranked Southern Oregon’s 66-16 win, the good news is they’ll never have to see it again. The Raiders (7-1 overall, 6-1 Frontier Conference) got loose in … Continue reading »

Friday Night Blitz, October 24th

North Medford beats South Medford 49-22 in the Black and Blue Bowl. Grants Pass blows out South Eugene, Crater, Ashland and Eagle Point all lose. Mazama crushes Phoenix for the Skyline conference championship.

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