Exploding Whale Sports
April 4, 2021, 4:22pm
By Jerry Ulmer, OSAAtoday
Representatives of 4A leagues voted on the final BCS-style rankings Saturday night, setting up showcase matchups for Week 6.
The April 10 schedule will feature No. 1 Mazama (5-0) vs. No. 2 Marist Catholic (4-1) and No. 3 Marshfield (4-1) vs. No. 4 Gladstone (5-0).
Mazama secured the top spot with a 60-6 win over Klamath Union in the Canal Bowl rivalry game Friday. Zeke Heaton and Colby Anderson each ran for two touchdowns for the Vikings.
Marist Catholic and Marshfield traded spots in the rankings after the Spartans defeated the visiting Pirates 39-21 on Saturday.
Marist Catholic led 18-13 after three quarters and pulled ahead 32-13 on touchdown runs by Lucas Tuski and Luke Patterson. It was a big day for Patterson, who ran for two touchdowns and caught two scoring passes from Joey Laing. Marshfield's Dom Montiel threw touchdown passes to DJ Daugherty, Pierce Davidson and Noah Niblett.
Gladstone beat Madras 32-6 on Friday as Jude Ashpole caught three touchdown passes from Brayde Owen.
The final rankings: 1. Mazama 80; 2. Marist Catholic 72; 3. Marshfield 59; 4. Gladstone 51; 5. Banks and Cascade (tie) 48; 7. Hidden Valley 23; 8. Estacada 22; 9. La Grande 15; 10. Henley 10.
The committee recommends No. 5 vs. No. 6, No. 7 vs. No. 8, and No. 9 vs. No. 10, but beyond the top four, teams are open to schedule their Week 6 opponents.