Warrenton had to rally from a 7-6 halftime deficit to score a 20-7 win over Blanchet Catholic in a Coastal Range League football game in Salem on Friday.

The Warriors remain undefeated (3-0), while the Cavaliers drop to 0-3.

“Blanchet came ready to play and did a good job,” said Warrenton coach Ian O’Brien. “Sam Irwin, Triston Scott, Dylon Atwood and Joshua Earls all had outstanding defensive nights. Josh Earls had a big INT and caused a fumble,” he said.

In addition, “We had far too many penalties than normal,” O’brien said. “Proud of the kids to find a way to get a win on the road.”

Offensively, Warrenton quarterback Hordie Bodden Bodden passed for 174 yards and a touchdown, and rushed for 79 yards, including a 26-yard score in the third quarter.

Warrenton rolled up 350 yards in offense, but was penalized 10 times for 50 yards.

The Warriors host Yamhill-Carlton Friday.

In Northwest League action Monday, Gaston defeated Knappa 14-0.

Gary Henley is a sports reporter for The Astorian. Contact him at 503-861-8493 or ghenley@dailyastorian.com.