It may be spring and his focus may be on Roseburg High’s chase for a Southwest Conference baseball championship, but football is never far from Zack Mandera’s mind.
Roseburg's Zack Mandera has been selected to play for the South team in the Les Schwab Bowl All-Star Football game.
Glide High School senior Dillon Towne was selected to the Class 2A football all-state first team on both sides of the ball in voting done by the coaches.
Yoncalla senior Dominic Aguilar and Camas Valley seniors Bryson Wolfe and Bridger Godfrey were named to the Class 1A all-state second team in a vote by the state’s coaches.
Oakland junior linebacker Wil Powell shared the defensive player of the year honor with senior back Zach Morey of Regis in the recent Class 2A Special District 3 football all-league voting by the coaches.
DUFUR — In a matchup between teams that have enjoyed stellar success in recent years, the No. 8-seeded Camas Valley Hornets had hopes of getting an upset win over the No. 1 Dufur Rangers Saturday in an OSAA Class 1A eight-man football quarterfinal playoff game.
Defensive back Bradley Chapman and returner Trevor Kostic of Douglas were first-team selections in the recent Special District 2 South football all-league voting.
Camas Valley seniors Bryson Wolfe and Bridger Godfrey each received player of the year honors in the recent Special District 2 West football all-league voting.
KLAMATH FALLS — Hosanna Christian handed Riddle a 56-30 loss in an OSAA Class 1A eight-man football first-round playoff game on Friday night.
ASTORIA — So what if Glide had to go overtime against Knappa in the first round of the Class 2A football playoffs on the artificial turf at CMH Field.
Chase Joyce ran for 157 yards and four touchdowns to lead Crane to a 50-6 victory over North Douglas in the first round of the Class 1A eight-man football playoffs on Friday at Valentine Field in Crane.
Roseburg senior linebacker Zack Mandera was selected the Southwest Conference football defensive player of the year in voting by the coaches.
CAMAS VALLEY — For the first time in a long time, the Elkton and Camas Valley eight-man football teams were not in the same league this season.
Senior Will Singleton and head coach Josh Gary received the highest honors for Sutherlin High School’s football team in all-league voting for Class 3A Special District 2 North.
Riddle’s football team took its first snap this season against Hosanna Christian. The Irish will now take their first snap in postseason against the Lions.
Greg Gibby hasn’t stepped on the floor or field in a Roseburg High uniform in his four years at the school, but the senior may have been the most influential member of both the football and boys basketball programs the school has had.
Roseburg High finished the regular season playing well, but it was the early part of the season that will keep RHS at home rather than playing in the Class 6A football playoffs.
RIDDLE — The Riddle High School football team is returning to the state playoffs for the first time in 23 years after defeating Triad, 42-14, in a 1A Special District 2 Crossover football game Friday night.
WINSTON — Douglas's Trojans will get South County football bragging rights after a 8-0 win over South Umpqua in Friday's 3A Special District 2 South game.