by Randy Parks
The Burns offense was unstoppable in the first half, scoring on all six possessions, and the Hilander defense forced three turnovers and held Cascade Christian to a meager five yards rushing in a 46-19 win on Friday, Sept. 19, in La Pine.
The Hilanders’ Austin Feist accounted for 505 yards of offense and had a hand in all seven of the Burns touchdowns. Feist rushed for 256 yards on 21 carries and completed 14 of 18 passes for 249 yards and four scores, including three to Trace Tiller.
Jeff Davies also had a good night for Burns, rushing for 155 yards on 15 attempts.
Burns began their first possession at their own 20, and came out throwing. Feist completed short passes to Trey Recanzone and Ty Hueckman before picking up the first down on a 20-yard run. Following a 4-yard completion to Tiller, Feist found the junior receiver open down the left sideline for a 47-yard touchdown and a 7-0 Hilander lead.
The Challengers answered with a 95-yard kickoff return by Chase Wager, but the two-point conversion failed, and Burns led 7-6.
Facing a third-and two on their next possession, Feist broke through the Cascade Christian defense and raced 61 yards for the score and a 13-6 Hilander lead.
The Challengers put together a 13-play, 75-yard drive, tying the score at 13-13 on a 5-yard pass from Alec Furst to Carson Cochran.
The Hilanders recaptured the lead on a 1-yard run by Feist, set up by a 43-yard gain by Davies.
After forcing Cascade Christian out on downs, the Hilanders took over at their own 33, and went up 26-13 on a 5-yards scoring pass from Feist to Garrett Blackburn.
The Burns defense then forced a Challenger punt after sacking Furst twice for minus 19 yards, and took over at the Cascade Christian 45.
Once again, Feist found room to run, and ripped off a 45-yard score to put Burns up 32-13 with 6:34 left to lay in the half.
The Challengers’ next drive was halted by an interception in the end zone by Tiller, and the Hilanders went ahead 38-13 on a 42-yard touchdown pass from Feist to Tiller.
Cascade Christian scored with 15 seconds left in the half on a 36-yard pass from Furst to Dante Olson, making it 38-19 at the break.
The only score of the second half came on a 41-yard pass from Feist to Tiller midway through the third quarter.
The Hilanders improved to 3-0 with the win, while Cascade Christian dropped to 2-1.
Burns travels back to La Pine Friday, Sept. 26, to take on the La Pine Hawks at 7 p.m.
Bur 20 18 8 0 46
CC 13 6 0 0 19
Bur — Trace Tiller 47 pass from Austin Feist (Feist kick) 1:53
CC — Chase Wager 95 kickoff return (pass failed) 2:07
Bur — Feist 61 run (kick failed) 3:34
CC — Carson Cochran 5 pass from Alec Furst (Myka Thomas kick) 8:03
Bur — Feist 1 run (Feist kick) 9:55
Bur — Garrett Blackburn 5 pass from Feist (kick failed) 3:03
Bur — Feist 45 run (kick failed) 5:26
Bur — Tiller 42 pass from Feist (pass failed) 10:43
CC — Dante Olson 36 pass from Furst (kick failed) 11:45
Bur — Tiller 41 pass from Feist (Jack Van Tassel pass from Feist) 5:05
Rushing — Burns, Davies 15-155, Feist 21-256, Recanzone 1-9. Cascade Christian, Robbins 6-12, Furst 4-(-1), Wager 6-12, Hoppes 1-20, Olson 2-1, Schaan 6-(-29).
Passing — Burns, Feist 14-18-0 249. Cascade Christian, Furst 14-23-1 201, Schaan 5-14-1 57, Thomas 0-1-0 0.
Receiving — Burns, Blackburn 4-63, Recanzone 1-5, Tiller 4-134, Davies 2-25, Hueckman 3-22. Cascade Christian, Wager 4-41, Cochran 5-53, Olson 6-124, Robbins 2-0, Spence 1-23, Hoppes 1-17.