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    FOUR - Heppner Gazette-Times, Heppner, Oregon Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Heppner cross-country makes Undefeated Mustangs #2 in 2A
good showing in inaugural
district meet
The Heppner Mustang
football team continued
its winning ways with a
61-14 victory over the Ir-
rigon Knights last Friday.
The Mustangs (8-0, 4-0)
have worked their way up
to number two in the latest
OSAA 2A state football
Heppner got the ball
to start the game. On only
the fourth play from scrim-
mage, Tommy Bredfield
took a handoff and powered
in for a touchdown from
11 yards out to make the
score 6-0. The Mustang
defense then stood strong
and forced an Irrigon punt.
CJ Kindle fielded the ball
and sprinted 75 yards for
another Heppner touch-
down. Kindle then ran the
two-point conversion in
and the Mustangs led 14-0
just three minutes into the
The Mustang cross-country team placed eighth out of 12 in its first district meet. (Front L-R):
After another Irrigon
Hunter Nichols, Reno Ferguson and Jimmy Adams. (Back L-R): Coach Alaina Lemmon, Head punt the Mustangs went on
Coach Toni Nichols, Trent Smith, Gibson McCurry, Skyler Palmer, Hayden Qualls and Head
a nine-play drive that cov-
Coach Russ Nichols. –Contributed photo
ered 83 yards. It ended with
The Mustang boys’ Umatilla, Vale, Weston- 11. Hunter Nichols
a touchdown when Kaden
cross country team attend- McEwen, Stanfield and
Clark ran the ball in from
ed the 3A/2A/1A Special Burns but beating out En- 31. Trent Smith 18:52.76
four yards out. Logan Grieb
District 5 meet Oct. 23 at terprise, Elgin, Griswold 47. Skyler Palmer
kicked the extra-point and
McKay Park in Pendleton, and Grant Union.
the lead was now 21-0. Ir-
The individuals also 60. Hayden Qualls
making a good showing at
rigon turned the ball over on
the team’s inaugural meet. made a good showing in
downs and the Heppner of-
S D 5 i n c l u d e s 2 1 the field of 117, all but one 93. Gibson McCurry
fense wasted no time scor-
schools, only 12 of which of the Heppner athletes run-
ing another touchdown. Just
have complete teams. The ning with personal record 104. Reno Ferguson
four plays later, Bredfield
Heppner boys placed eighth times. Individual places and
powered in from eight yards
out of that field of 12, com- times for the team in the 105. Jimmy Adams
out to make the score 27-0.
ing in behind Union, Nyssa, 5,000M race were:
Once again the Mustang
defense forced a three-and-
out by the Knights and got
the ball back near midfield.
Six plays later Kindle ran
the ball up the middle of
the field for a 23 yard touch-
Heppner was repre-
down. That made the score
sented by Madelyn Nichols
33-0 early in the second
and Hannah Palmer at the
PDXC State Middle School
The next Irrigon drive
Championship Oct. 25 at
when Grieb inter-
Hidden Creek Polo Club in
pass and ran it back
West Linn, OR.
line of the
The girls were among
1,300 runners of all levels
of 19
who attended from around
the state. Nichols and Palm-
er, both seventh-graders,
threw the ball to Weston
competed against other
Putman for the two-point
seventh and eighth graders.
Despite the rainy, mud-
dy and windy conditions,
both girls made a good
showing at their first state
Nichols placed 19 th
in a field of 157 in the
3,000M Super Champs with
a personal record time of
Palmer had a time of
16:02.84 in the 3,000M Madelyn Nichols (right) and Hannah Palmer at the rainy,
Champs Heat 1.
muddy and windy state cross country meet in West Linn. –
Heppner girls rise to challenge in
state cross country meet
Contributed photo
Heppner High School presents
‘Drama Shorts’
The Heppner High
School Drama Club will
present “Drama Shorts”
Tuesday, Nov. 3, and Thurs-
day, Nov. 5, at the high
school cafetoriom at 7 p.m.
Admission is free but dona-
tions are welcome. Dessert
will be available for $1.
Drama students will
provide a variety show with
short scenes, skits, piano
duets, jokes and singing.
Participating are Ryan Ce-
cil, Caitlynn Bailey, Ryan
Smith, Kaelyn Lindsay,
Kane Sweeney, Cara Ar-
bogast, Olivia Schmidt,
Meranda Lemmon, Emily
Cecil, Trevor Chamber-
lain, Justice Petzoldt, Angel
Matthew, Genevieve Smith,
Gracie DeLoach, Brinley
Dompier, Lexi Cutsforth,
Leo Waite, Nicole Proph-
eter, and Hannah and Madi-
son Palmer.
conversion to make the
score 41-0 at halftime.
On the first drive of the
second half for the Mus-
tangs, Kindle ran the ball in
from 33 yards out for anoth-
er touchdown. That made
the score of the game 47-0
with seven minutes left in
the third quarter. The game
clock would continue to run
The Mustang offensive
line, which consisted of
Patrick Collins, Saul Erick-
son, Weston Putman, Kevin
Murray, Kolby Currin and
Wyatt Steagall dominated
the game. They blocked so
well that the Mustangs were
able to run for an amazing
424 yards in the game.
Kindle carried the ball 12
Logan Grieb crashes through an opening made by the Mus-
tang offensive line last Friday. The game against the Irrigon
Knights was mostly a ground game, dominated by Mustang
offense. –Photo by Sandra Putman
the rest of the game because
of the 45-point rule. The
Mustangs have seen this
rule come into play many
times this season.
On the next Irrigon pos-
session, Putman intercepted
a pass to give the Mustangs
the ball. On the very next
play, Caden Hedman took
the handoff and scampered
34 yards for a touchdown.
Kaden Corbin took a pitch
and raced into the end zone
for the two-point conver-
sion to make the score 55-0.
The dominating Mustang
defense forced another Ir-
rigon turnover. Grieb inter-
cepted a pass and ran it all
the way back for a 39-yard
touchdown. That made the
score 61-0 with a little over
a minute left in the third
Reserves from both
teams played most of the
remainder of the game. Irri-
gon scored two touchdowns
in the fourth quarter to
make the final score 61-14.
times for 195 yards and two
touchdowns. Grieb gained
86 yards on six carries and
scored one touchdown.
Bredfield packed the ball
eight times for 60 yards and
two touchdowns. Clark fin-
ished with 35 yards on sev-
en carries and scored one
touchdown. Hedman had 34
yards and one touchdown
on his one carry. Corbin ran
for 23 yards on two carries
and Coby Dougherty had
two rushes for one yard in
the game.
With the running game
working so well, Clark only
threw the ball five times in
the game. He completed
one pass for 12 yards to
Overall the Mustangs
had 436 yards of total of-
fense. They held Irrigon
to 165 yards on the night.
Heppner had 19 first downs
to 10 for Irrigon.
On the defensive side
of the ball, Putman led
the team with 13 tackles
and an interception. Col-
lins, Murray and Tim Jaca
each recorded eight tackles
and a quarterback sack in
the game. Bredfield and
Currin followed with six
tackles each and Kindle
had five. Steagall had four
tackles and Grieb finished
with three. Grieb also had
two interceptions and ran
one back for a touchdown.
With two tackles each in the
game were Clark, Erickson,
Corbin and Tre Cimmiyotti.
Finishing the game with
one tackle each were Hed-
man, Jake Lindsay, Peyton
Lehmen, Beau Wolters,
Derek Howard, Jacob Wal-
lace, Keegan Gibbs and
Hunter Nichols.
This week the Mus-
tangs travel to Athena to
take on the Weston-McEw-
en TigerScots in their final
Mustang Quarterback Kaden Clark looks for any opening in game of the regular season.
Game time is 7 p.m.
Friday’s game against Irrigon. –Photo by Sandra Putman
Team members: #2 Kaelyn Lindsay, #4 Sophie Grant, #7/5 Onna DeLoach, #8 Riane Dompier,
#10 Jacee Currin, #11 Sydney Maben, #12 Morgan Correa, #15 Jessica Kempken, and #17
Rylee Wagonor. Head Coach Dieter Waite and JV Asst. Coach Terri Gentry
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