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Santiam scores big win vs. Gervais

Reporter for The Canyon Weekly

The Santiam High football team evened its record at 2-2 last Friday night with an emphatic 51-0 road win at Gervais.

The Wolverines are 1-1 in Tri-River Conference play, tied for third place with Regis and Culver. Willamina (2-0) and Colton (1-0) currently lead the league. The Tri-River receives three automatic playoff berths in Class 2A, with the highest-ranked fourth-place squad statewide earning an at-large berth.

Santiam visits Blanchet Catholic at 7 p.m. Friday night in Salem. The Cavaliers are 0-3 overall and 0-1 in Tri-River play.

Scio, meanwhile, took a 3-1 overall mark and a 1-1 record in Class 3A Special District 2 into its showdown with No. 2 Kennedy, which was played Thursday night after The Canyon Weekly’s presstime. Scio got back into the win column last Friday night with a 40-21 win at Salem Academy. The Loggers scored 26 points in the 2nd half to pull away from the Crusaders. 

Volleyball: Scio still is battling Santiam Christian and Sheridan for supremacy in Class 3A’s PacWest Conference. The Loggers are 10-3 overall, 4-1 in league play and ranked No. 9 in Class 3A. No. 5 Santiam Christian (7-2, 5-0) leads the league,  with No. 13 Sheridan (12-3, 4-12) tied with Scio for second. Dayton (6-7, 3-2) is fourth. The PacWest gets three automatic playoff berths, with one at-large berth up for grabs in the 20-team bracket. Scio has one match left with Santiam Christian and two with Sheridan.

Santiam, meanwhile, is ranked No. 13 in Class 2A and battling for playoff position in the Tri-River. The Wolverines are 4-3 in league, currently in 5th place. Top-ranked Salem Academy (8-0) leads the league with Blanchet at 5-1 and Culver and Gervais at 4-2. The league gets three automatic playoff berths, with three at-large berths available statewide.

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