Burns to play Regis at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22 at Hermiston H.S.
by Randy Parks
Austin Feist completed all eight of his pass attempts for 147 yards and three touchdowns, and Jeff Davies rushed for 75 yards and three scores on seven carries to lead the Burns Hilanders to a 47-6 win over Union/Cove (U/C) in the Class 2A quarterfinals on Saturday, Nov. 15, at Burns High School.
After forcing the Wildcats to punt on their initial series, the Hilanders took over at their own 29. Five running plays netted 39 yards, and Feist then connected with Trace Tiller on a 32-yard touchdown pass to put Burns up 6-0.
On their next possession, Burns put together a six-play, 67-yard drive, capped off by a 9-yard TD run by Davies. Davies also ran in the two-point conversion to give the Hilanders a 14-0 advantage.
The Wildcats fumbled on their next punt attempt, giving the Hilanders a first down at the U/C 31. Three plays later, Davies scored from 10 yards out, and Burns led 21-0 at the end of the first quarter.
U/C started their next drive at their own 18, and on third-and-10, Derrick Murchison completed a 33-yard pass to Brooke Scantling to keep the drive alive. The drive then stalled and Burns took over on downs at their own 40.
The Hilanders went the 60 yards in five plays, getting the score on a 9-yard pass from Feist to Justin Lewellen.
The Hilanders’ Trey Recanzone intercepted a Murchison pass on the Wildcats’ next possession, and Davies scored from seven yards out to give Burns a 35-0 lead with 7:35 left in the half.
U/C went three-and-out, and Burns began their next drive at the Wildcats’ 45. On first down, Ty Hueckman hauled in a 45-yard scoring pass from Feist, and the half ended with Burns up 41-0.
The Hilanders made it 47-0 with 1:31 left in the third quarter on a 9-yard TD run by Garrett Blackburn.
The Wildcats’ only score came on their next possession as Scantling reeled in a short pass from Murchison, broke a tackle, and raced 38 yards down the sideline to the end zone.
Burns finished with 420 total yards, while holding U/C to 126 yards, including just 42 rushing yards.
Murchison finished 5-of-19 for 79 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions, and the Wildcats rushing attack was led by Aaron Clark with 47 yards on 19 attempts.
U/C 0 0 0 6 6
Bur 21 20 6 0 47
Bur — Trace Tiller 32 pass from Austin Feist (kick failed) 4:34
Bur —Jeff Davies 9 run (Davies run) 7:40
Bur — Davies 10 run (James Obradovich kick) 9:11
Bur — Justin Lewellen 9 pass from Feist (Obradovich kick) 3:13
Bur — Davies 7 run (Obradovich kick) 4:25
Bur — Ty Hueckman 45 pass from Feist (kick failed) 6:38
Bur — Garrett Blackburn 9 run (kick failed) 10:29
U/C — Brooke Scantling 38 pass from Derrick Murchison (pass failed) 2:46
Rushing — Burns, J. Davies 7-75, Feist 5-56, Recanzone 6-48, S. Davies 6-(-8), Blackburn 2-18, Van Tassel 2-3, Lewellen 1-11, Gunderson 2-4, Goss 5-14, Peasley 1-(-4). Union/Cove, Witty 4-10, Clark 19-47, Scantling 2-2, Loftis 2-(-15), Murchison 1-(-1), Stitzel 1-0, Kellogg 3-(-1).
Passing — Burns, Feist 8-8-0 147, Recanzone 2-4-1 52. Union/Cove, Murchison 5-19-2 79.
Receiving — Burns, Blackburn 1-12, Tiller 2-52, J. Davies 2-18, Hueckman 1-45, Van Tassel 1-11, Lewellen 2-56, Bailey 1-5. Union/Cove, Graves 1-7, Scantling 2-71, Loftis 2-1.
With the win, the Hilanders advance to the 2A semifinals, and will play Regis, a 29-9 winner over Gold Beach. Burns will play Regis at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, at Kenison Field at Hermiston High School.
The other 2A semifinal game features Heppner taking on Knappa.
The Burns-Regis game is the second game of a triple-header being played at Kenison Field on Nov. 22. The first game, at 11 a.m., features Vale taking on Blanchet Catholic in a 3A semifinal match-up. Then, at 6 p.m., Adrian plays Dufur in a 1A semifinal game.
Admission prices are $8 adults, $5 students, and each ticket is good for all three games.