Knights knock off Huskies 45-6

By Observer Upload October 22, 2012 12:42 pm

ELGIN — Irrigon handed Elgin its sixth loss of the season Friday in a 45-6 victory in Blue Mountain Conference action.

The game was scoreless after the opening quarter, but Irrigon racked up 29 second-quarter points and added 16 more in the second half for the win.

The Huskies finished with 272 yards of offense for the game, including 206 through the air and 66 on the ground.

“We had one of our better offensive performances this game, which is surprising since we had only one out of five of our starting offensive linemen this game,” coach Brock Eckstein said.  

“The passing game really broke open this game, we actually had two additional touchdowns called back from penalties and another dropped in the endzone.”

Gavin Christianson had 200 yards receiving and a touchdown for the Huskies.

“A couple key injuries to some of our starters allowed Irrigon to really open up in the second quarter, but we made some halftime adjustments and got them back under control,” Eckstein said.

The loss drops Elgin to 0-6 for the season. The Huskies are 0-5 in the BMC with two games left to play.

“Still really proud of these kids.  Not everyone could go out and face varsity teams with 75 percent of your team freshmen.  They are showing a lot of class and big hearts,” the coach added.

Irrigon entered Friday having lost four straight games.

The win improves the Knights to 3-5 overall and 1-4 in conference.

Elgin will play host to Enterprise Friday.

The Outlaws (5-2, 3-2) lost to Pilot Rock 25-20 Friday.

Stanfield is in a tie with Heppner at the top of the Blue Mountain Conference after the Tigers lost to Weston-McEwen Friday (42-21).

Both Stanfield and Heppner are 4-1, while Enterprise, Grant Union and the TigerScots are all 3-2.

Stanfield still has contests with the Outlaws and Prospectors this season.