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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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.
ASHLAND, Ore. — SOU suffered its first loss of the season on Saturday, but the Raiders are still very much in contention for a postseason run, and a good reason for that is the improvement on defense. A team known for its offense is starting to turn heads on the other side of the ball. … Continue reading »