SEVERE WX : Wind Advisory View Alerts

The Struck era begins

The Trent Banner era in Southern Oregon only lasted for one regular-season week. On Saturday, new starting quarterback Matt Struck will take control of the Raider offense.

Posted: Sep 9, 2021 10:22 PM

ASHLAND, Ore--- The Trent Banner era in Southern Oregon only lasted for one regular-season week. On Saturday, new starting quarterback Matt Struck will take control of the Raider offense.

Coming off a 42-28 loss to Rocky Mountain, Southern Oregon (0-1) will take on Montana State-Northern (1-0) for the SOU home opener. The only thing is, the game won't be in Ashland. The game will instead be played at Autzen Stadium in Eugene as wildfire smoke continues to fill the Rogue Valley.

It's going to be cool. At my previous schools I have played in some big venues like that too," said the Raiders' new leader. "So, I hope that as an offense and a team, we can and appreciate it and admire it, then also stay level headed and execute the task at hand."
The 6'4" senior did not start against Rocky Mountain. However, he did throw for 259 yards and a touchdown while completing 14 of his 30 passes.

"He has got a really good arm. He has a great head on his shoulders," said head coach Charlie Hall. "He has been at different programs that play at a high level. I think he is going to get better and better as he gets more snaps."

Struck made stops at Riverside Community, Idaho State, and Missouri State before transferring to SOU. His hopes are to bring all of that experience to the Raiders. Struck says this week will be about getting the team back to the basics.

"Really just back to the basics. Just getting in and diving into the gameplan the coaches have provided for us and watch the tape. We don't have a lot of tape to go off, obviously. It is early in the year. The spring season was limited as well. But I don't know, same old same old. Get into it and try to find a way to scheme these guys up."

This chapter will likely be the end of Matt Struck's football story. He is looking to take advantage of it. He is also coming to terms with what it means.

"I mean I feel like it's a lot of people's dream to get out of the valley and explore different places, and I did, which I am very grateful for. This is how my chapter or my story is ending for football. So, I am grateful for that."

Struck and the Raiders will take on Montana State-Northern at Autzen Stadium on Saturday. Kick is set for 12:00 p.m. Fans will not be permitted at the game.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 354681

Reported Deaths: 4235
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah55528700
Washington38530317
Marion36621448
Clackamas29551307
Lane27511300
Jackson22911308
Deschutes20066125
Umatilla14401146
Linn12732127
Douglas12019243
Josephine9334196
Yamhill8645111
Klamath7898116
Polk729981
Malheur559576
Benton543531
Coos498094
Columbia378143
Jefferson370752
Union317348
Lincoln317238
Wasco286540
Crook283546
Clatsop243229
Baker201528
Tillamook195929
Hood River191637
Morrow184023
Curry179825
Harney112126
Grant99513
Lake91812
Wallowa68312
Gilliam1534
Sherman1503
Wheeler1121
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 4835022

Reported Deaths: 71032
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles148065626473
Riverside3708005020
San Diego3656704178
San Bernardino3577115627
Orange3237885538
Sacramento1589272303
Kern1455891632
Fresno1455032073
Santa Clara1452251898
Alameda1204021391
San Joaquin1024051721
Ventura1008821166
Contra Costa997401004
Stanislaus858701326
Tulare79709958
San Francisco54299645
San Mateo54046622
Monterey50815583
Solano45958341
Santa Barbara45074522
Merced42144580
Sonoma40895402
Placer39222424
Imperial35906764
Kings32708322
San Luis Obispo29863332
Madera23761285
Butte23726268
Shasta23637349
Santa Cruz20962218
Yolo20275248
Marin17674244
El Dorado17123149
Sutter13873174
Napa12871100
Yuba1003382
Tehama9448108
Humboldt9195108
Nevada912990
Mendocino760087
Lassen754347
San Benito742772
Tuolumne685589
Lake6593104
Amador542964
Siskiyou447046
Glenn435233
Calaveras387280
Del Norte357642
Colusa303318
Inyo208040
Mono16673
Plumas16198
Mariposa132815
Trinity87211
Modoc6795
Unassigned2260
Sierra1840
Alpine1030
Out of CA00
Medford
Cloudy
72° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 72°
Brookings
Cloudy
55° wxIcon
Hi: 63° Lo: 49°
Feels Like: 55°
Crater Lake
Cloudy
72° wxIcon
Hi: 47° Lo: 30°
Feels Like: 72°
Grants Pass
Cloudy
72° wxIcon
Hi: 61° Lo: 45°
Feels Like: 72°
Klamath Falls
Cloudy
58° wxIcon
Hi: 58° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 58°
Soggy & windy tonight
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events