The North Bend Bulldogs claimed the Far West Football crown Friday night with a 42-14 win over the Siuslaw Vikings. North Bend’s defense prevented Siuslaw from gaining any traction early, limiting Siuslaw to only 134 yards total offense.
Action came to a halt midway through the third quarter when Viking Quarterback Joe Dotson was sacked, hitting his head on the turf. Medics quickly took precautions with him and he was transported to Bay Area Hospital where he was evaluated. According to one family member, a Cat Scan showed he did not suffer a concussion. But Dotson did tell doctors he briefly lost consciousness.
The loss left Siuslaw in second place… they’ll host the Sweet Home Huskies Friday night at Hans Peterson Field to open the post season.
Elsewhere in the Far West… South Umpqua beat Brookings-Harbor 59 – 14. Douglas downed Sutherlin 55-8. Crook County beat Marshfield 40 -32.
In Douglas County it was Reedsport over Glide 28 – 13 in a non-league contest. Siletz Valley ran by Mapleton 48 – 20 in the Mountain West.
The Oregon Ducks slipped past Florida in the BCS rankings, up from number three to number two after a 42-14 victory over #12 UCLA Saturday afternoon in Eugene. Byron Marshall ran for 133 yards and three touchdowns; Marcus Mariota threw for 230 yards and one score in the effort as Oregon remains undefeated. The Ducks will have this Saturday off. They’ll be back on the field Thursday, November 7th against #5 Stanford.
Tyler Gaffney ran for three touchdowns and Stanford held off Oregon State’s fourth quarter comeback bid in a 20-12 win Saturday night in Corvallis. OSU quarterback Sean Mannion, the national leader in yards passing and touchdown passes, was 41-of-57 for 271 yards and one touchdown. The Beavers trailed 20-9 with less than four minutes remaining and nearly forced overtime when they drove to the Stanford seven with 30 seconds remaining. But, four consecutive incomplete passes stopped the rally. Oregon State will host USC in a rare Friday night game this week at Reser Stadium.