HILLSBORO The miracle state playoffs run of Cascade High School’s football team came to a conclusion Saturday with a 48-20 loss to Cottage Grove in the semifinals of the OSAA Class 4A state playoffs at Hillsboro Stadium.
For a team that hadn’t been ranked since a loss in the first week of the season, last year’s 4A state champion Cascade (6-4) came back to win a share of the Oregon West Conference championship and road games in the first two rounds of the state playoffs as the No. 15 seed.
Cottage Grove quarterback Blake Sentman was 15 of 32 passing for 244 yards and five touchdowns, and Jacob Woods caught five passes for 160 yards and three touchdowns.
Cascade running back Shane Schnepp rushed for 133 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries.
Cottage Grove came out firing and led 13-0, but Cascade quarterback Quinn Legner found a wide-open Michael Biddington streaking down the middle of the field for a 43-yard touchdown pass for the Cougars to cut the deficit to 13-7.
In the third quarter Schnepp and Isiah Roniger ran for touchdowns of 18 and 14 yards, but the Cougars couldn’t overcome Cottage Grove’s passing attack.
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Cottage Grove 48, Cascade 20
CAS 0 7 14 0-20
CG 13 14 14 7-48
CG- Jacob Woods 64 pass from Blake Sentman (run rail) 11:43
CG- Kory Parent 2 pass from Sentman (Erick Giffen kick) 6:45.
CAS- Michael Biddington 43 pass from Quinn Legner (kick blocked) 4:59.
CG- Woods 41 pass from Hayden Glenn (Giffen kick) 1:57.
CG- Woods 52 pass from Sentman (Giffen kick) :15.
CG- Hayden Glenn 15 pass from Sentman (Giffen kick) 11:05.
CAS- Shane Schnepp 18 run (Schnepp run) 7:45.
CG- Zane Levings 2 run (Giffen kick) 5:48.
CAS- Isiah Roniger 14 run (pass fail) 3:43.
CG- Glenn 9 pass from Sentman (Giffen kick) 11:53.