Track and field

Eric Gustin's dominant performance sets new standard

When Eric Gustin brought in a pass for his first touchdown reception of the OSAA Class 2A state championship game, it set the tone for Regis High School’s football team.

Regis's Eric Gustin makes the catch as the Rams defeat Heppner 27-6 in the OSAA Class 2A state semifinals on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at Liberty High School in Hillsboro.

Regis’s Eric Gustin makes the catch as the Rams defeat Heppner 27-6 in the OSAA Class 2A state semifinals on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, at Liberty High School in Hillsboro.

When he brought in his fifth touchdown reception, it was an emphatic statement that the Rams were the best in the state.

The 6-foot-2, 195 pound senior caught seven passes for 136 yards and five touchdowns in Saturday’s 54-14 win against Stanfield in the OSAA Class 2A state championship game

He was voted the Statesman Journal’s athlete of the week by a poll of readers.

Gustin’s five receiving touchdowns in the state championship game is a new record for receiving touchdowns in an OSAA state championship game.

Beyond what he did on offense, he also made eight tackles in the game with 1.5 for loss.

Also a state champion in track and field last spring, Gustin also was the Moda Health Player of the Game for the 2A state championship game.

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