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Huskies keep homecoming fans happy
ELGIN — The Elgin football team made homecoming one to remember with a 60-16 victory over visiting Echo Friday night.
The Huskies snapped a two-game losing streak with the win and improve to 4-2 overall. Echo drops to 1-6 with the loss.
“Our offense was just firing on all cylinders,” Elgin head coach Brock Eckstein said. “We just couldn’t (be) stopped.”
The Huskies piled up 540 yards of offense in the win, led by Gage Little’s 200 yards passing and three touchdowns. Little added 56 yards recieving to go along with one score.
Gavin Christensen had 130 yards receiving and two touchdowns, while Jake Burgess finished with 125 all-purpose yards and three scores. Hayden Bershenyi had 100 yards rushing and a touchdown, and Chris Roberts had 102 yards rushing and a score.
“On the season, we’re averaging around 400 yards of offense a game,” Eckstein said. “So, we’ve always had big yards. We stayed disciplined. No big penalties, no fumbles, and we just finished drives off.”
The Huskies jumped out to a 30-0 lead in the first half, stopping Echo drives right when the Cougars would get going.
Elgin stretched the lead to 54-0 before Echo got on the board with 8:54 left in the fourth quarter. Elgin led 60-8 when Echo finished the scoring with 30 seconds left in the game.
“I have a whole handful of (playmakers),” Eckstein said. “I got about six running backs that I rotate through. Any one of them can score a touchdown.”
Elgin is in its first season at the 8-man level and started the season 3-0 before back-to-back losses to Arlington and Rosalia, Wash.
The Huskies have two games remaining this year. They host Ione Friday at 7 p.m. before hosting Wallowa Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.
Playing as an independent, Elgin will not be eligible for the postseason.
ENTERPRISE — The Enterprise football team won its second straight game with a 68-6 Blue Mountain Conference victory over Pilot Rock Friday night.
Enterprise led 13-0 after the first quarter and 42-8 at halftime.
Isaac Rowley led the Outlaws with 119 yards rushing on eight carries with two touchdowns. Will McCadden added 114 yards rushing on 10 attempts and one score, while Matthew Staigle had two rushing touchdowns.
Kyle Roepke completed 6-of-8 passes for 95 yards and two touchdowns. Tristan Moorehouse and Kaden Lathrop both caught touchdown passes.
Enterprise had 427 total yards.
The Outlaws improve to 3-4 overall and 2-3 in the BMC, while the Rockets drop to 0-7 overall and 0-5 in conference.
Enterprise plays at Union Friday at 7 p.m.
IRRIGON — The Union football team dropped its fifth straight Blue Mountain Conference contest, falling to Irrigon 34-0 Friday.
“We didn’t have our starting running back and our quarterback sprained his ankle in the second quarter,” Bobcats head coach Jon Reynolds said. “We’re a little banged up.”
Chris Ross rushed for 72 yards and Brooke Scantling finished with 74 all-purpose yards.
Union fell to 0-5 in the BMC and 2-5 overall. Irrigon improved to 2-3 in the BMC and 5-3 overall.