More records fall in Siuslaw's big win Friday


Sophomore Braydon Thornton is helping the Vikings rewrite the Siuslaw football record book

Friday's Siuslaw football victory over Harrisburg was another assault on the Vikings record book.

For starters, the Vikings totaled 673 yards in offense, breaking the record of 639 established during a 56-32 win over La Pine in 2003, according to school sports historian Don Hunt.

Junior quarterback Elijah Blankenship passed for 339 yards and sophomore Braydon Thornton had 307 receiving yards in Siuslaw's 64-8 dismantling of Harrisburg.

The two combined for four scoring passes.

"Thornton now has the greatest receiving game by far in Siuslaw history," Vikings coach Sam Johnson said. Lacouture has now rushed for more than 100 yards in four of five Vikings games this season.

"Blankenship broke the record again for yards in a game."

That overshadowed another great effort by sophomore running back Camp Lacouture, who rushed for 151 yards and three touchdowns.

"Lacouture continues to show his dominance with another 100-yard rushing game," Johnson said.

The Vikings' point total was the third-most in Siuslaw's long history, according Hunt.

The Vikings scored 68 in a 68-28 victory over Douglas in 2013 and 66 in a 66-14 win over Mapleton in 1968. The only other time the Vikings scored 60 or more points was in a 60-0 victory over Waldport in 1963.

Thornton's 307 yards broke the previous best of 201 by Everett May in 1968 in a 51-28 loss to eventual state champion Bandon.

Jared Kreil had 184 yards against La Pine in 2004, Trent Reavis 176 against Elmira in 2016 and Kreil 152 against Elmira in 2004.

Hunt says the school record for receptions in a game was 10 entering this season. Thornton had 14 against Newport and 13 against Harrisburg.

Thornton's four TD catches tied Collin Cram-Watkins's single-game mark set in a 48-38 loss to Marist in 2003.

Blankenship broke his own record for yards in a single game. He threw for 337 against Newport and 318 against Philomath, and now owns the top three single-game totals.

For the season, Blankenship is 76 of 114 for 1,285 yards and 10 TDS, Thornton has 46 catches for 770 yards and 10 TDs and Lacouture has 83 carries for 685 yards and 9 TDs.

OSAA 3A AND 4A FOOTBALL NOTES
By Jerry Ulmer, OSAAtoday
Santiam Christian rolled up 512 yards in a 63-20 win over Pleasant Hill as Marcus Fullbright rushed for 189 yards and six touchdowns on 31 carries and Ely Kennel passed for 232 yards. … Siuslaw held Harrisburg without a first down until the fourth quarter to win 64-8. … Nyssa overcame six turnovers to turn back Umatilla 22-7, handing the Vikings their first loss. … Brookings-Harbor improved to 5-0, overcoming a 14-0 deficit to beat South Umpqua 35-14. The Bruins forced five turnovers, four by interception. … Sutherlin outlasted La Pine 29-28 as Jake Merrifield rushed for 171 yards and two touchdowns. Merrifield's 20-yard scoring run and Reinaldo Alcantar's extra point put Sutherlin ahead late, and Mason Gill's red-zone interception sealed the win.
Marist Catholic throttled Cottage Grove 62-6 as Max Campbell completed 15 of 19 passes for 317 yards and four touchdowns. … Elmira's Cobyn Herbert went 15 for 22 for 182 yards and three touchdowns and ran for a score to propel his team past Junction City 34-7. … Jarred Evans had nine catches for 187 yards and two touchdowns as Banks thumped Astoria 49-7. Tanner Shook passed for 304 yards and three touchdowns for Banks. … Molalla forced four turnovers in a 13-7 win over Tillamook. Tied 7-7 in the fourth quarter, the Indians got a touchdown pass from Isaac Thomas-Klementis to Afanasy Kutsev, then a game-clinching interception from Kutsev. … Estacada dispatched Woodburn 30-20 as Isaiah Schaffer threw for two touchdowns and ran for 100 yards. … Tristan Lee and Charlie Baker each ran for three touchdowns in Mazama's 42-0 win over North Valley. … Henley rolled past McLoughlin 41-12 as Tim Orr passed for two touchdowns and John Tacchini ran for two scores.

SIUSLAW VIKINGS STATISTICS
Compiled by Sam Johnson
vs. Elmira, Sept. 6, at Elmira
PASSING — Elijah Blankenship 12-20-215-0, 1 TD.
RUSHING — Camp Lacouture 18-131, TD; Hector Garcia 20-102; Elijah Blankenship 11-101, TD.
RECEIVING — Brady Thornton 7-124; Isaac Garza 3-77; Rhys Fleming 2-14, TD.
vs. Philomath, Sept. 13, at Philomath
PASSING — Elijah Blankenship 20-32-318-0, 2 TDs; Camp Lacouture 1-1-5-1, TD.
RUSHING — Elijah Blankenship 14-129; Hector Garcia 14-59, TD; Camp Lacouture 8-48; Braydon Thornton 2-3.
RECEIVING — Braydon Thornton 9-145, 2 TDs; Camp Lacouture 5-75; Isaac Garza 1-65; Brady Libby 4-29, TD; Rhys Fleming 2-9.
vs. Newport, Sept. 20, at Hans Petersen Memorial Field
PASSING — Elijah Blankenship 23-31-337-0, 2 TDs; Camp Lacouture 1-1-41-0, 1 TD.
RUSHING — Camp Lacouture 15-101, 1 TD; Elijah Blankenship 11-75, 3 TDs; Hector Garcia 14-65; Braydon Thornton 1-2.
RECEIVING — Braydon Thornton 14-237, 3 TDs; Camp Lacouture 5-84; Brady Libby 3-19; Rhys Fleming 1-27; Avery Hart 1-11.
vs. McLoughlin, Sept. 28, at Madras High School
PASSING — Elijah Blankenship 5-10-76-1, TD.
RUSHING — Camp Lacouture 21-251, 4 TDs; Elijah Blankenship 11-85; Hector Garcia 5-45.
RECEIVING — Braydon Thornton 3-57, TD; Rhys Fleming 2-19.
vs. Harrisburg, Oct. 4, at Hans Petersen Memorial Field
PASSING — Elijah Blankenship 16-21-339-0, 4 TDs.
RUSHING — Camp Lacouture 21-154, 3 TDs; Hector Garcia 10-38, TD; Elijah Blankenship 8-71; Odin Smith 4-16, TD; Braydon Thornton 3-30; Beau Erickson 3-12; Brady Libby 2-8; Ian Sissel 1-5.
RECEIVING — Braydon Thornton 13-307, 4 TDs; Isaac Garza 2-24; Camp Lacouture 1-8.

2019 SIUSLAW VIKINGS SCHEDULE
Friday, Sept. 6
— at Elmira 30, Siuslaw 26
Friday, Sept. 13
— Siuslaw 28, at Philomath 19
Friday, Sept. 20
— at Siuslaw 42, Newport 20
Saturday, Sept. 28
— Siuslaw 48, McLoughlin 46, at Madras High School
Friday, Oct. 4 — at Siuslaw 64, Harrisburg 8
Friday, Oct. 11 — at Santiam Christian, 7 p.m., Adair Village
Friday, Oct. 18 — Pleasant Hill, 7 p.m., Hans Petersen Memorial Field
Friday, Oct. 25 — La Pine, 7 p.m., Hans Petersen Memorial Field
Friday, Nov. 1 — at Sutherlin, 7 p.m.

2019 SIUSLAW VIKINGS ROSTER
Information from school's OSAA web page
  1 TE/LB Rhys Fleming, sophomore, 6-3, 170
  3 QB/S Elijah Blankenship, junior, 5-8, 170
  5 RB/LB Camp Lacouture, sophomore, 6-0, 170
  7 RB/LB Ian Sissel, freshman, 5-10, 160
  8 WR/CB Braydon Thornton, sophomore, 6-2, 170
  9 TE/DE Avery Hart, sophomore, 6-3, 220
10 QB/S Beau Erickson, sophomore, 5-8, 140
11 WR/S Brady Libby, junior, 5-8, 170
12 RB/LB Hector Garcia, junior, 5-10, 175
13 RB/CB Hunter Petterson, freshman, 5-6, 140
14 RB/LB Mason Buss, freshman, 5-6, 130
15 WR/CB Jake Roberts, freshman, 5-8, 140
15 TE/DE Noah Dotson, freshman, 5-10, 160
22 RB/DB Odin Smith, freshman, 5-8, 150
23 WR/CB James Smith, sophomore, 5-11, 160
26 WR/LB Tyrone Krohn, junior, 5-10, 150
33 RB/LB Skyler Loomis, junior, 5-10, 170
41 WR/CB Jason Garcia, sophomore, 5-8, 150
50 OL/LB Victor Ayala, freshman, 5-8, 200
51 OL/DL Henry Rankin, sophomore, 6-0, 220
53 OL/LB Ethan Aaron, sophomore, 5-9, 170
53 OL/DL Ricky Loza, senior, 5-8, 170
54 OL/DL Julian Loftis, freshman, 6-2, 200
56 OL/DL John Corser, sophomore, 5-9, 180
62 OL/DL Joe Slaughter, sophomore, 5-9, 170
64 OL/LB Christian Newlan, junior, 5-11, 200
65 OL/DL Matthew Horillo, senior, 5-10, 240
67 OL/DE Dayson Foglio, senior, 6-5, 240
68 OL/DL David Spencer, senior, 6-2, 330
70 OL/DL Isaiah Jones, senior, 6-0, 180
70 OL/DL Tristan Stewart, freshman, 6-2, 170
76 OL/DL Zach Stinger, senior, 5-10, 220
80 WR/CB Isaac Garza, sophomore, 6-0, 160
87 WR/CB Colin Leland, junior, 6-0, 160
88 TE/DE John Rose, freshman, 6-3, 200
89 WR/DB Izaac Mattson, sophomore, 6-0, 140
Head coach: Sam Johnson (first year)
Assistant coaches: Andy Johnson, Billy Jones, Bob Teter, Dennis Davidson, Gerald Fleming, Jeff Gray, Nick Johnson, Tom Shinn.

OSAA Class 3A Special District 2 North Schedule
Friday, Oct. 4
at Siuslaw 64, Harrisburg 8
Sutherlin 29, at La Pine 28
at Santiam Christian 63, Pleasant Hill 20
Thursday, Oct. 10
Sutherlin at Harrisburg, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 11
Siuslaw at Santiam Christian (Adair Village), 7 p.m., Senior Night
La Pine at Pleasant Hill, 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 18
Pleasant Hill at Siuslaw, 7 p.m.
Harrisburg at La Pine, 7 p.m.
Santiam Christian at Sutherlin, 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 25
La Pine at Siuslaw, 7 p.m.
Harrisburg at Santiam Christian, 7 p.m.
Sutherlin at Pleasant Hill, 7 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 1
Siuslaw at Sutherlin, 7 p.m.
Pleasant Hill at Harrisburg, 7 p.m.
Santiam Christian at La Pine, 7 p.m.




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