EUGENE — The California schools were the definite winners Saturday at Autzen Stadium, in the annual California-Oregon High School Football Showdown.

In three games at Autzen, schools from California went 3-0 against their Oregon competition.

Sutter High School opened with a 61-26 win over Cottage Grove; Central Valley of Shasta Lake followed with a 56-6 victory over Astoria; and Yreka capped the day with a 28-8 win over Mazama.

In the Falcons vs. Fishermen Showdown, Central Valley put up the first points of the game on the very last play of the first quarter, as Connor Silveria ran 19 yards as time expired.

And the Falcons picked up in the second quarter right where they left off, scoring on all four of their second quarter possessions.

Silveria had a 7-yard run, Tony Penta added a 6-yard scoring run, and Razi Lovett scored on a 33-yard run, then a 2-yard effort with 3:55 left in the first half.

Astoria’s Nick Strange had a 34-yard run late in the second quarter, but Astoria’s best drive of the first half stalled at the Falcon 17.

Central Valley’s high-speed offense didn’t slow down in the second half.

The Falcons went 52 yards on two plays on their first possession of the third quarter, with Silveria running 33 yards for the touchdown.

The Fishermen scored their first points of the game and the season with 6:47 left in the third, as Strange – on a broken play – tossed a long pass to Michael Johansen after the snap had gone over the quarterback’s head. The play resulted in a 28-yard score for Astoria.

But Central Valley answered right back, with Silveria returning the ensuing kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown.

Astoria will take on Molalla in its home opener Friday at John Warren Stadium.


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