SEASIDE - The Seagulls couldn't stop a Crow Saturday afternoon at Broadway Field.
Burns running back Sean Crow rushed for 245 yards on 25 carries (9.8 yards per carry) to lead the Hilanders to a 26-12 win over Seaside in a Class 3A first-round state playoff football game.
The loss ended Seaside's season at 6-4, while Burns - just 2-7 coming into the game - advances to the second round where the Hilanders will play at Marist.
The Gulls scored on their first possession of the day - a seven-play, 60-yard march capped by Dennis Olstedt's 8-yard run.
Burns scored on its first drive, which was highlighted by a 62-yard run by Crow on a fourth-and-one play from its own 33.
Seaside took a 12-6 lead with 3:22 left in the first half as Joe DeNotta finished off an 11-play, 72-yard drive with a 4-yard TD run.
Two straight offsides penalties on the Gulls on the ensuing kickoff helped the Hilanders start their next drive at their own 46.
From there, it took just six plays to reach the end zone, with Crow scoring on a 5-yard run.
The Hilanders opened the second half with the longest drive of the day, a 13-play, 65-yard march that took over seven minutes off the clock and resulted with Wyatt Shelley's 1-yard scoring run.
Burns picked up seven first downs in the third period, while the Gulls had just one possession in the quarter.
Seaside only had four possessions the entire second half - the first two ending in punts and the third with an interception by Burns' Zach Dunn.
Crow put the game away with 6:37 left, rumbling 46 yards for his second touchdown.
Olstedt led the Gulls with 110 yards rushing on 13 attempts, while Brian Crago had an interception.
Blanchet 12, Warrenton 0McMINNVILLE - It was a solid defensive effort, but struggles on offense led to a Class 2A state playoff loss for the Warrenton Warriors Friday night in McMinnville.
Facing Blanchet in a first-round game at Maxwell Field, the Cavaliers shut out the Warriors 12-0 - Warrenton's first scoreless game since the 2000 state playoffs (an 11-0 loss to Culver).
The Warriors forced key turnovers and made several key stops defensively, but in return the Warrenton offense had poor field position, starting every drive of the first quarter inside their own 10-yard line.
After just four yards rushing in the first half, Blanchet's Joe Jirges gained 140 in the second half. The Cavaliers racked up 388 yards on the ground, to Warrenton's 44.
After a scoreless first half, Blanchet took a 6-0 lead in the third quarter on a 3-yard run by Dan Welch. Justin Russell scored on an 8-yard run in the fourth period for the second touchdown.
Eric Gantenbein completed 11-of-21 passes for 146 yards, with Cody Mullins catching four for 74 yards.
Friday Harbor 60, Ilwaco 7EDMONDS, Wash. - Ilwaco finished the 2005 season against a tough Friday Harbor team Saturday afternoon, with the Wolverines defeating the Fishermen 60-7 in a first-round game of the Washington 1A state playoffs.
It was the fifth straight loss for Ilwaco, which opened the season with six straight wins.
VOLLEYBALLGulls 1-2 in pool playEUGENE - A great start turned into a negative finish for the Seaside volleyball team, at least on the scoreboard on the first day of action at the Class 3A state tournament.
The Gulls opened play early Friday morning at Lane Community College in Eugene, and showed that they were ready for a long day by defeating North Bend 25-19, 18-25, 15-11 in pool play.
That would be Seaside's only victory, however, as Henley downed the Gulls 25-16, 25-14, and La Grande got past Seaside 25-22, 25-20 to conclude the Gulls' stay in Eugene.
Jays win last matchSPRINGFIELD - The Jewell volleyball team salvaged its state tournament appearance with a two-game victory over Elkton (25-15, 25-18) in pool play Friday at Springfield High School.
The win over the Elks turned out to be Jewell's only win at the 1A state tournament. The Jays were downed by Wheeler (14-25, 25-11, 15-10) and Imbler (26-24, 12-25, 15-12) in earlier action.
As a result, Elkton and Wheeler advanced out of Pool 4 to compete in Saturday's championship bracket.
Elkton took fourth place, defeating Wheeler in the consolation final (20-25, 25-19, 15-7).
Comets two and outCHENEY, Wash. - Naselle's stay in the Washington Class B state tournament was a short one, as the Comets were swept in two matches.
Naselle opened play in the championship bracket against Mount Vernon, which swept the Comets 25-23, 25-21, 27-25.
Curlew finished off Naselle in the consolation bracket, 25-13, 25-20, 25-9.