By Randy Parks
The Burns Hilanders started the 2010 football season in fine fashion, scoring on their first five possessions, rolling up more than 350 yards of total offense and holding their opponent to just one score in a 46-6 win over La Pine on Friday, Sept. 3.
Burns wasted no time in scoring their first touchdown of the season. After forcing the Hawks to punt on their first possession, the Hilanders had the ball first-and-10 at the La Pine 49-yard line. The handoff went to Landon Hanner who broke to the right and outran the defense to the end zone. Hanner also ran in the first of his five two-point conversions to put Burns up 8-0 with a little more than three minutes gone in the game.
The Hilanders upped the lead to 16-0 on their next possession when quarterback Cole Potter capped off a 65 yard drive with a 36-yard touchdown run.
Burns’ defense forced the Hawks to punt for the third straight time and the Hilanders had the ball at the La Pine 47. The scoring drive included a 23-yard run by Potter and a 14-yard scamper by Cody Bennett, and ended with a 15-yard touchdown pass from Potter to Nolan Stampke.
On the ensuing kick off, the Hilanders’ Casey Thein stripped the ball from La Pine’s Deion Mock and Burns recovered at the Hawks’ 19-yard line. Five plays later, Hanner powered his way in from the two to give Burns a 32-0 lead.
La Pine was finally able to pick up some first downs on their next possession but ended up turning the ball over on downs at the Burns 35-yard line.
The Hilanders moved the ball right back down the field and took a 40-0 lead on Potter’s second score of the game, a 33-yard run.
With less than three minutes to play in the half, the Hawks put together their lone scoring drive of the game. They went 90 yards in 10 plays, with Spencer Wilson covering the final two yards as time expired.
The extra point kick was blocked and the two teams headed to the locker rooms with Burns ahead 40-6.
La Pine’s second possession of the second half ended with an interception by Casey Heinz that set up the Hilanders’ final score of the game, a 1-yard sneak by Potter.
Potter led the Burns rushing attack, gaining 148 yards on 17 carries. Hanner added another 92 yards on 14 attempts.
The Burns defense was stingy all game long, allowing just 107 rushing yards on 36 carries and 84 yards through the air.
The Hilanders travel to Sisters on Friday, Sept. 10, for a non-conference game with the Outlaws at 7 p.m.
1 2 3 4 Final
La Pine 0 6 0 0 6
Burns 16 24 0 6 46
Burns — Landon Hanner 49 run (Hanner run) 9:57
Burns — Cole Potter 36 run (Hanner run) 3:40
Burns — Potter 15 pass to Nolan Stampke (Hanner run) 10:16
Burns — Hanner 2 run (Hanner run) 8:35
Burns — Potter 33 run (Hanner run) 2:57
La Pine — Spencer Wilson 2 run (kick failed) :00
Burns — Potter 1 run (run failed) 11:03
RUSHING—La Pine, Mock 10-25, Carriker 4-5, S. Wilson 3-1, J. Wilson 1-(-4), Pajunen 9-43, Manley 4-1, Derosiers 3-14, Pentor 3-22. Burns, Hanner 14-92, Potter 17-148, Bennett 6-29, Heinz 3-20, Stampke 4-27, Yaryen 1-1.
PASSING—La Pine, J. Wilson 1-1-0 7, Manley 4-12-1 77. Burns, Potter 3-7-0 56.
RECEIVING—La Pine, S. Wilson 2-15, Pajunen 1-14, Ewing 1-33, Searcy 1-22. Burns, Thein 1-31, Bennett 1-10, Stampke 1-15.