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Top-ranked Challengers shatter regular-season scoring record in 82-0 rout

There might not be a football team in the state at any level with a hotter hand than undefeated Cascade Christian — and Friday night may have cemented its status as such.

Top-ranked in the Class 3A coaches’ poll, Cascade Christian shattered the school’s regular-season scoring record with an 82-0 Far West League victory over Phoenix at Lithia & Driveway Fields.

“I’m pleased with how they came out from the start,” said Challengers coach Jon Gettman of his squad. “I thought it was a great atmosphere and was a fun night for them.”

The Challengers previously hit the 82-point mark before in a 2009 playoff game, but the school’s prior scoring high in the regular season was set in 2017 in a 70-14 win over St. Mary’s.

On Friday, Cascade Christian’s offense rolled up 498 yards of total offense with 12 touchdowns. It’s defense, meanwhile, forced a third shutout of the season, forcing five turnovers while limiting the Pirates 24 total yards.

“The defense played really strong, physical football,” said Gettman. “It was really good to see.”

“They closed really well on the ball-carrier and when you have that ability to create pressure and play attack football, good things happen.”

Sophomore running back Kameron Rague found paydirt three times in the first quarter for the Challengers (6-0, 6-0 FWL).

Less than 30 seconds after Tyler Almasy hauled in a 23-yard touchdown from Ashton Moody to give the Challengers a 7-0 lead on their opening drive, Rague dashed 30 yards for a TD on the ground before hauling in a 10-yard score from senior quarterback Keith Reed.

With less than 10 seconds remaining in the opening period, Rague rumbled 41 yards for his third and final trip to the end zone.

“He’s just a dynamic player and a kid that has a chance to break it every time,” said Gettman of Rague, who has filled in nicely for injured senior Triston Wallace in the backfield.

Rague paced the Challengers with 121 yards on four carries while Reed was 4-for-5 for 128 yards and tossed his second touchdown of the night — 51 yards to Luke Wilson — to put Cascade Christian up 62-0 with 27 seconds left before halftime. The outing was the first of the season for Reed, who was last year’s starter but suffered a preseason injury.

Wilson led the Challengers in receiving with 81 yards on two catches while Cole Shields and Caleb Scaglione churned out 50 rushing yards apiece. Shields was also able to get into the end zone on a 25-yard run in the first quarter.

Brody Sample came up with back-to-back scores for the Challengers in the second quarter. Following a 16-yard touchdown run, and a defensive stop by the Challengers, Sample returned a Phoenix punt 53 yards to the end zone.

On the defensive end, Sample came up with two sacks and Moody added 1.5 sacks for the Challengers, who have allowed just 22 points over six games.

The Pirates (0-6, 0-6), whose last win was against McLoughlin/Griswold during a 2-6 campaign in 2019, were led by Jair Ramirez on the ground with 20 yards on nine carries.

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CC — Almasy 23 pass from Moody (kick failed)

CC — Rague 30 run (Reed run)

CC — Rague 10 pass from Reed (Hoffman kick)

CC — Shields 25 run (kick failed)

CC — Rague 41 run (Hoffman kick)

CC — Nering 4 run (Hoffman kick)

CC — Sample 16 run (Hoffman kick)

CC — Sample 53 punt return (Hoffman kick)

CC — Wilson 51 pass from Reed (Hoffman kick)

CC — Hall 30 interception return (Hoffman kick)

CC — Farmer 2 run (run failed)

CC — Padilla 13 run (Hoffman kick)

Reach reporter Warren Blenkush at 541-776-4492 or wblenkush@rosebudmedia.com

PHOTO BY: Larry Stauth JrCascade Christian RB Kameron Rague (5) attempts to push his way past Phoenix defender Cory Cunningham (68) at Gary Wheeler Field on Friday.

PHOTO BY: Larry Stauth JrCascade Christian’s Kristofer Fralich (1), Kameron Rague (5), along with help from teammates, bring down Phoenix High’s Jackson Selden at Gary Wheeler Field on Friday.

PHOTO BY: Larry Stauth JrCascade Christian’s linebacker Mason Hoffman blocks the pass attempt by Phoenix High’s Julian Montez at Gary Wheeler Field on Friday.

PHOTO BY: Larry Stauth JrCascade Christian QB Ashton Moody sets to fire the ball downfield against Phoenix at Gary Wheeler Field on Friday.

PHOTO BY: Larry Stauth JrCascade Christian’s Drew Hall stuffs Phoenix High’s Alberto Gonzalez at Gary Wheeler Field on Friday.

PHOTO BY: Larry Stauth JrCascade Christian WR Tyler Almasy races through Phoenix defenses, with the blocking assist from teamamte Kristofer Fralich at Gary Wheeler Field on Friday.

PHOTO BY: Larry Stauth JrCascade Christian teammates celebrate around Daniel Nering after his second quarter touchdown against Phoenix at Gary Wheeler Field on Friday.

PHOTO BY: Larry Stauth JrCascade Christian RB Kameron Rague races past Phoenix High’s Sidney McQueeen at Gary Wheeler Field on Friday.

PHOTO BY: Larry Stauth JrCascade Christian WR Brody Sample races through the Phoenix High defense at Gary Wheeler Field on Friday.

PHOTO BY: Larry Stauth JrPhoenix High lineman Aaron Clark brings down Cascade Christian senior Cole Shields at Gary Wheeler Field on Friday.

PHOTO BY: Larry Stauth JrCascade Christian’s Cole Shields attempts to run past the reach of Phoenix High defender Wyatt Dean at Gary Wheeler Field on Friday.

PHOTO BY: Larry Stauth JrCascade Christian QB Keith Reed scrambles through the Phoenix High defense at Gary Wheeler Field on Friday.

PHOTO BY: Larry Stauth JrPhoenix High QB Julian Montez attempts to fight off the sack attempt by Cascade Christian’s Ashton Moody at Gary Wheeler Field on Friday.

PHOTO BY: Larry Stauth JrCascade Christian’s Daniel Nering celebrates his second quarter touchdown against Phoenix at Gary Wheeler Field on Friday.

PHOTO BY: Larry Stauth JrCascade Christian’s Cole Shields shucks Phoenix High defender Jackson Selden on the goal line at Gary Wheeler Field on Friday.

PHOTO BY: Larry Stauth JrCascade Christian lineman turned running back Daniel Nering trots through Phoenix High’s defense en route to a second quarter touchdown at Gary Wheeler Field on Friday.





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