No. 2 Silverton 44, No. 3 West Albany 14
The Foxes (11-1) scored touchdowns in all three phases of the game on the way to eliminating the Bulldogs (10-2) in a quarterfinal at McMinnville High School.
Austin Ratliff caught three touchdown passes from Jordan McCarty (who also ran for a score) for the Foxes, who beat the Bulldogs 28-21 in their Week 8 Mid-Willamette Conference meeting.
The Bulldogs’ DeMarcus Houston and Donavyn Weddle caught touchdown passes from Michael Cale. Houston was the Bulldogs’ top tackler with seven.
The Foxes’ Vandon Fessler returned one of the three interceptions Silverton made for a touchdown, and Nolan Meyer blocked a punt and returned the ball for another score.
Silverton’s margin of victory was the greatest against West Albany — which was making its third consecutive semifinal appearance — since the Bulldogs returned to Class 5A competition beginning with the 2018 season.
Photo by Dan Brood