Roy Williams

Roy Williams and the Corvallis High football team will host Lebanon on Friday night in a crucial Mid-Willamette Conference game. 

Here is a look at Friday’s prep football action. All games begin at 7 p.m.    

Lebanon at Corvallis

Records: Lebanon 2-2, 0-2 5A Mid-Willamette Conference; Corvallis 1-3, 0-2 MWC

Both teams are desperate to avoid a debilitating 0-3 start in conference play.

Lebanon, the reigning MWC and 5A state champion, is coming off consecutive one-point home losses to Crescent Valley (25-24) and Silverton (31-30). The Warriors squandered fourth-quarter leads in both contests.

Corvallis has dropped three consecutive games, including a 45-44 overtime loss at rival Crescent Valley last week. The Raiders converted a two-point conversion on the game’s final play.

Silverton at Crescent Valley

Records: Silverton 4-0, 2-0 MWC; Crescent Valley 4-0, 2-0 MWC

Crescent Valley is trying to move to 3-0 in MWC play for the first time since 2009.

Wild victories over Corvallis and Lebanon have lifted the Raiders to the top of the conference standings with South Albany and Silverton.

The Foxes, who also escaped Lebanon with a come-from-behind victory, own a five-game winning streak over CV. Silverton overcame an early 14-6 deficit last year in a 48-21 rout.

Philomath at Newport

Records: Newport 1-3, 0-1 4A Oregon West Conference; Philomath 1-3, 0-1 OWC

Playing at home for the first time since 2015, Philomath dropped a 30-28 decision to Stayton last week for its third straight loss.

The Warriors, who scored just 33 combined points in their previous three games, did show improvement on offense.

Newport fell at North Marion, 28-17, in its OWC opener.

Santiam Christian at Dayton

Records: Santiam Christian 4-0, 2-0 3A West Valley League; Dayton 3-1, 1-0 WVL

Santiam Christian, which sits atop the OSAA 3A power rankings, is looking to dethrone the Pirates.

Dayton routed the Eagles 41-14 last fall en route to the WVL title. Both programs made it to the 3A state quarterfinals.

SC has outscored the opposition 66-9 in league play. The Pirates, who opened their WVL slate with a 64-19 thrashing of Taft, dropped a 49-25 decision at Rainier a week ago.

Monroe, Alsea

Monroe (3-1) is competing in a noncounting eight-man game against Oakridge this week before returning to Mountain View Conference play next Friday at Oakland.

Alsea (0-2) has cancelled its matchup with Falls City. The Wolverines forfeited last week's game against Mohawk. 

— Bob Lundeberg,


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