Tuesday, September 10, 2002
HOOD RIVER — It was billed as the biggest game in a decade — a renewed rivalry between two long-time Mid Columbia foes.
Hood River Valley versus The Dalles. For many, the next best thing to Ducks-Beavers.
But when the final gun had sounded, the game was billed as more of a blowout, as the HRV Eagles dismantled The Dalles Indians by a score of 69-36.
“Frankly, we would have been disappointed if we hadn’t beaten them handily,” said Eagles head coach Mitch Sanders. “The Dalles actually played better than we thought they would. They’re going to be a good football team, but we simply overpowered them on the lines.”
HRV’s offensive and defensive lines were positively dominant, punishing the smaller, less-experienced Indians front seven throughout the game.
The Eagles totaled 543 yards of offense on the night, scoring on 10 of 12 possessions, and allowed 393 yards — 239 of them through the air by The Dalles senior quarterback Cory Carpenter.
“Every team is going to give up some yards, and I feel like we did a good job of containing them for the most part,” Sanders said. “Carpenter is one of the best QB’s we’re going to see all season, and with a new secondary like we have, there are plenty of positives to take away from this game.”
Sanders said he was most impressed with the overall team effort — especially on the lines — and also pointed to a few stellar individual efforts at the skill positions.
Senior wing back Jacobe Krizman rushed for 136 yards and three scores, and also caught an 81-yard TD pass from Jarrod Fogle in the first quarter. He also shined on defense, snaring an interception, forcing a fumble, and contributing to the team’s seven sacks.
Fogle was also spot-on in his first game as a senior, connecting on all three of his pass attempts for 164 yards and three scores — two to sophomore tight end Dominic Buttaccio, who finished the night with 83 yards.
“I was very happy with Fogle’s accuracy,” Sanders said. “He was on the money every time and executed our plays to perfection. The work he’s put in since last year really shows.”
Another individual star for the Eagles on Friday was sophomore wing back Adam Brown, who scored his first two varsity touchdowns in the second half.
Junior wing backs Rocky Level and Ryan Flory also added rushing touchdowns to complete the rout, while junior fullback Nigel Bond rushed for 71 yards. Not to be forgotten, junior kicker Nolan Johnson was on the mark all night as well, connecting on seven of eight extra points.
Sanders felt that the Eagles could have won by a larger margin, but was mostly concerned with the ‘W’ to start the season.
“I felt that we let down a bit after we got up 21-0,” he said. “We let them hang around a bit in the second quarter, but I think we were able to turn it on when we needed to. That was evidenced when we pulled away before half.”
After allowing The Dalles to narrow the deficit to 27-14 with eight minutes left in the first half, the Eagles went on a tear to go into the locker room up 49-14.
Immediately following an Indians’ TD, Buttaccio caught a 70-yard TD pass from Fogle at the 7:45 mark and rumbled past the entire Indian defense in what many fans saw as the play of the game. Krizman added two more TD’s before the half to eliminate any doubt.
Sanders and the Eagles are preparing this week for another home match-up against PIL powerhouse Benson. The conference season begins on the road Sept. 20 against Summit of Bend.
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Parkdale third graders sing "12 Disaster Days of Christmas"
Welcome to your sing-able Christmas gift list. What follows is an emergency rendition of “12 Days of Christmas” – for outfitting your home or car in case of snow storm, earthquake, flood or other emergency. Read it as a simple list, or sing it to the tune of “12 Days” – you know, as in “ … and a partridge in a pear tree…” Not to make light of it, but the song is a familiar framework for a set of gift ideas that you could consider gathering together, even if the recipient already owns items such as a bunch of coats, tire chains and flashlights. Stores throughout the Gorge are stocked up on all these items. Buying all 12 days might be prohibitive, but here are three ideas for checking any of the dozen off your list (notations follow, 1-12.) The gift items needed to stay warm, dry and safe are also coded to suggest items in your abode (A) in your car (C) or both (B). 12 Gallons of Water (A) 11 Family meals (B) 10 Cans of propane (A) 9 Hygiene bags (B) 8 Packs of batteries (A) 7 Spare coats (B) 6 Bright red flares (C) 5 Cozy blankets (B) 4 Tire chains (C) 3 Flashlights (B) 2 cell phone chargers (B) 1 And a crush-proof first aid kit (B) Price ranges? Here’s a few quotes for days Three, Two, Four and Nine: n A family gift of flashlights (three will run $15-30, Hood River Supply, Tum-A-Lum) n Cell phone chargers (two will run $30-60) n Tire chains (basic set, $30, Les Schwab, returnable if unused for the winter) n Family meals ($100 or so should cover the basics for three or four reasonably well-fed days) n The home kit should be kept in a handy place near an exit, and remember that water needs to be replenished every few months. If you have a solid first aid kit already, switch out the gift idea with “and-a-sto-o-u-t- tub-for it-all …” Otherwise, it’s a case of assembling your home or car kits and making sure all members of the family know what the resources are and how to use them (ie flares and propane). Emergency situations are at worst life-threatening, at best deeply uncomfortable if you and your family are left without power for an extended period, or traveling and find yourself in a situation where you need to wait out a storm, lengthy traffic delay, or other crisis. Notes on the 12 gift ideas: 12 – Gallons of water: that’s one per person in a four-member family to last for three days, the recommended minimum to be prepared for utility outages. 11 – Easy-open packaged goods, energy bars, dried food and nuts are good things to include for nutrition. Think of what your family of four needs for three days to stay fortified and hydrated (see number 12). Can-opener also recommended 10 – If you have a propane camping stove, keep extra fuel handy. 9 – Hygiene bags: put packaged moistened towelettes, toilet paper, and plastic ties in large garbage bags (for personal sanitation) Resource list courtesy of Hood River County Emergency Management, Barbara Ayers, manager/ 541-386-1213. The county also reminds residents to Get a Kit, Make A Plan to connect your family if separated, and Stay Informed. See www.co.hood-river.or.us to opt-in for citizen alerts. Enlarge