3A football coaches poll

3A football coaches poll: Week 1

A look at the top teams in the state
by Jerry Ulmer, OSAAtoday

Week 1 Statewide Football Coaches Polls Class 3A

OSAAtoday presents its weekly Class 3A Football Coaches Poll. Thanks to all the coaches who took the time and had the expertise to contribute their opinions to this endeavor.

Please note: these polls are for generating interest and discussion only and have no impact on the OSAA’s RPI and Colley ratings that form the basis of the OSAA’s rankings for playoff purposes.

Class 3A

1. Clatskanie (2) [7] 1-0 88

2. Cascade Christian (4) [2] 1-0 85

3. Rainier (2) [3] 1-0 74

4. Santiam Christian (3) [1] 1-0 65

5. Vale [9] 1-0 56

6. Amity [10] 1-0 52

7. Harrisburg [6] 1-0 40

8. Scio [4] 0-1 27

9. Burns [nr] 1-0 24

10. Dayton [5] 0-1 23

First-place votes in parentheses

Last ranking in brackets

Record listed is what’s posted on www.osaa.org

Others receiving significant votes: La Pine 13, Nyssa 12

Notes: Reigning state champion Cascade Christian blanked Phoenix 28-0 as Luke Smith ran for 116 yards and three touchdowns. … Rainier’s defense forced six turnovers and had five sacks in a 58-6 win at Umatilla. Joey Tripp ran for 154 yards and two touchdowns for the Columbians. … Vale blitzed past Parma (Idaho) 46-6, rushing for 320 yards. Colton Kesey threw two touchdown passes to Kade Haueter and ran for two scores. … Santiam Christian outlasted No. 5 Dayton 20-13. … Clatskanie rolled 46-0 over Heppner by holding the Mustangs to 108 yards. … Harrisburg’s Gabe Knox rushed for 241 yards and two touchdowns and Jonathan Lettkeman added 196 yards and five scores in a 60-29 win over Taft.

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