Cross Country Border Clash
Florence’s Mitchell Butler finished in seventh place overall at the prestigious Nike Border Clash Saturday evening in Beaverton. The individual 4A State Cross Country Champion finished with a blazing time of 13:55. Butler was 12-seconds ahead of his teammate, Mack Marbas, who was 14th with a time of 14:07.
Pac 12 Football
Marcus Mariota threw his first interception of the season in the opening drive Saturday afternoon. Things just went down hill from there for Oregon as the Arizona Wildcats beat down the Ducks 42-16 in Tucson. Ka’Deem Carey ran for 206 yards and four touchdowns while the ‘Cats took advantage of numerous Oregon miscues. Oregon plummeted from number five in the BCS rankings to 13th… seemingly putting a fifth straight BCS game out of reach.
If you thought that was the poorest performance of the day in the college football circuit, you didn’t stick around for the ‘beat-down’ of the Beavers by the Huskies. Washington thumped Oregon State 69-27 Saturday night in Corvallis for the Beavers’ fourth straight loss. A month ago Oregon State was six-and-one… they’re now six-and-five.
On the basketball court… Elgin Cook scored 18 points to lead number 17 Oregon to a 100-82 victory over San Francisco yesterday afternoon at Matthew Knight Arena.