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Crippled Taft steamrolled in 37-6 league road loss to Yamhill-Carlton

(File photos by Lon French)

Playing without injured two-way starter JJ French, the Taft High football team couldn’t get much going on either side of the ball Friday night in a 37-6 league loss at undefeated Yamhill-Carlton.

Antonio Saurez

The Tigers, down 30-0 at halftime, scored their only points in the third quarter on a 24-yard pass from junior quarterback Antonio Saurez to senior wide receiver Trenton Fisher.

Yamhill-Carlton senior quarterback Jaime Garcia threw two touchdown passes to junior wide receiver Mikel Rivas, and sophomore running back Jacob Preston ran for two scores in the lopsided home win.

Trenton Fisher

French, a junior running back and linebacker who accounted for nearly 150 yards offense in leading the Tigers to victory last week, was lost for the game with bursitis in his left leg on Thursday.

Taft fell to 2-2, while Yamhill-Carlton improved to 4-0.

The Class 3A Tigers return to action for their Special District 1 West Division opener Friday, Oct. 4, at third-ranked Amity.

This post will be updated

Class 3A Special District 1 West Standings

League Overall PS PA Rank
 Rainier 0-0 4-0 114 12 1
 Amity 0-0 3-1 157 86 3
 Clatskanie 0-0 2-2 116 127 14
 Taft 0-0 2-2 62 82 9
 Dayton 0-0 1-3 61 147 25
 Willamina 0-0 0-4 16 163 27

PS=Points Scored; PA=Points Against

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