The quarterback no one had heart of before the season has thrust himself into the spotlight with big plays in the biggest points of the season.
Cascade High School’s 5-11, 150 pound junior, Quinn Legner, threw touchdown passes of 34 and seven yards and broke free to run for a 36-yard Friday’s 34-21 win against South Umpqua in the quarterfinals of the OSAA Class 4A state playoffs.
Now the No. 15 seed Cougars (6-3) are in Saturday’s state semifinals where they will play No. 6 seed Cottage Grove at 5:30 p.m. at Hillsboro Stadium.
This is the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Mid-Valley weekly watch list:
Peter Mendazona, Central football: The junior quarterback was 22 for 30 passing for 396 yards and five touchdowns and ran for a touchdown in Friday’s 42-36 win against Redmond.
Tanner Earhart, Dallas football: The senior running back rushed for 239 yards and two touchdowns in Friday’s 29-28 win against Summit.
Grant Webb, Salem Academy football: The senior running back rushed for 57 yards and four touchdowns in Saturday’s 34-28 win against Santiam Christian.
Bishop Mitchell, Kennedy football: The senior running back rushed for 183 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries in Saturday’s 47-0 win against Toledo.
Caedmon Blair, Dallas football: The senior quarterback ran for a touchdown and the game-winning two-point conversion in Friday’s 29-28 win against Summit in the state quarterfinals.