It was a battle between two teams on opposing ends of the spectrum, as the winless Bruins (0-7 overall, 0-4 conference) suffered a 50-6 thrashing at the hands of an undefeated Marshfield (7-0, 4-0) team on the road Friday night.
The Pirates scored three touchdowns apiece in the first two quarters to go up 43-0 at halftime. As they had all season, the Bruins attempted to run the ball up the middle, but to little avail.
Curiously, Marshfield attempted a field goal on second down from 45-yards out in the third quarter, most likely an attempt to invoke the mercy rule and start a running clock. Both teams struggled to find the end zone in the third, but the Pirates converted a touchdown to go up 50-0 with 15 seconds left in the quarter.
In the fourth, the Bruins managed to run the ball into the endzone in the game’s closing moments to avoid the shutout.
The Bruins will host Siuslaw in their final game of the season next week.
Special thanks to KURY Radio for providing game coverage.
The fourth-ranked Panthers (4-2, 3-0) handled Toledo (1-6, 1-2) in a 56-22 pummeling at home Friday night.
Senior quarterback Taylor Mather connected with junior wide receiver Brandon Seuser-Smith and senior wide receiver Alex Carpenter in the endzone to put the Panthers up 12-7 in the first quarter.
In the second quarter, the Panther offense ignited for three touchdowns, one of which included a 60-yard run by senior running back Yancy Rangel, for a 34-14 advantage at halftime.
In the second half, the Panthers put up five more touchdowns, three in the third and two in fourth, to go up 56-14. With three minutes remaining in regulation, Toledo made their way into the end zone one final time.
The Panthers will travel to Waldport next week.
Pilot correspondent Randy Robbins contributed to this report.