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Crescent Valley High's Sawyer Cleveland pushes South Albany's Joe Dunn out of bounds last week. The Raiders open the 5A state playoffs against Marist. 

Here is a look at Friday’s prep football state round of 16 matchups. All kickoff times are listed below.


No. 12 Marist at No. 5 Crescent Valley

Records: Marist 5-4, 5-2 Midwestern League (third); Crescent Valley 8-1, 5-1 Mid-Willamette Conference (tied first)

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Crescent Valley captured a share of the MWC title for the first time since 2010.

The Raiders finished in a tie atop the conference standings with South Albany, which upset CV 21-7 last Friday at Field of Dreams to close the regular season. It was the Raiders’ first loss of the year.

Marist wrapped up Midwestern League play with consecutive victories over Springfield (43-19) and Eagle Point (49-16) to secure a postseason bid.

The Spartans will be without star quarterback and defensive back Reow Jackson, who is out for the year with a shoulder injury. CV’s Talanoa Hufanga, the MWC defensive player of the year, also has a shoulder injury and is questionable to play.

CV and Marist are making their first playoff appearances since 2014. The winner will face No. 4 Churchill or No. 13 Pendleton in the quarterfinals.


No. 15 Colton at No. 2 Santiam Christian

Records: Colton 5-4, 3-2 PacWest Conference (third); Santiam Christian 7-2, 4-1 West Valley League (tied first)

Time: 7 p.m.

Santiam Christian, which shared the West Valley League title with Dayton, enters the postseason on a three-game winning streak.

The Eagles closed WVL play with a 48-27 home rout of Amity and ended the regular season with a 28-18 win at Washougal (Washington).

Amity helped SC clinch a share of the league title by defeating Dayton 42-34 last Friday. The Pirates took down SC 37-19 in Week 5.

Colton finished PacWest Conference play with two wins to land a playoff bid.

Friday’s winner advances to meet No. 7 Clatskanie or No. 10 Vale in the quarterfinals.


No. 15 Stanfield at No. 2 Monroe

Records: Stanfield 2-5, 2-1 Columbia Basin Conference (second); Monroe 7-1, 4-0 Mountain View Conference (first)

Time: 6 p.m.

In a rematch from last Friday, Monroe will host Stanfield to open the state playoffs.

The Dragons, who have won six straight games, rolled to a 55-27 road victory over the Tigers a week ago.

Monroe has fallen in the round of 16 in each of the past two seasons. The Dragons did reach the state quarterfinals in 2014.

Stanfield, last year’s state runner-up, is 0-4 against nonconference opponents this fall.

With a victory, Monroe would play No. 7 Enterprise or No. 10 Kennedy in the quarters.

— Bob Lundeberg,


Sports Reporter

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