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Oct. 27 2021 3A football coaches poll

OSAAtoday presents its 2021 statewide 3A football poll following the conclusion of Week 8. Thanks to all the coaches who took the time and had the expertise to contribute their opinions to this endeavor.

Look for the 3A football poll every Wednesday during the fall regular season.

Please note: these polls are for generating interest and discussion only and have no impact on the OSAA’s RPI and Colley ratings that form the basis of the OSAA’s rankings for playoff purposes.

If there are any varsity football head coaches who would like to vote in 3A coaches polls going forward but did not receive notice to vote in this one, please email [email protected]

1. Rainier (4) [1] 7-0 82

2. South Umpqua (2) [3] 8-0 80

3. Siuslaw (3) [2] 7-0 71

4. Vale [6] 7-1 55

5. La Pine [7] 4-3 53

6. Warrenton [8] 5-2 39

7. Dayton (1) [9] 7-1 36

8. Cascade Christian [4] 3-3 34

9. Junction City [5] 5-1 28

10. Amity [nr] 4-3 24

Dropped out:

Former No. 10 Santiam Christian 3-4

First-place votes in parentheses              

Last ranking in brackets

Record listed is what’s posted on www.osaa.org (No more than eight results through eight weeks).

Others receiving significant votes: None

Week 8 highlights: Nathan Kimball rushed for 131 yards on 10 carries to lead Vale past Nyssa 20-14. … Warrenton quarterback Hordie Bodden Bodden completed 14 of 22 passes for 235 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 155 yards and two scores on 11 carries as the Warriors beat Blanchet 32-0. … South Umpqua defeated Cascade Christian 28-26, sealing the win when Loudon Cole intercepted a two-point conversion attempt with 1:29 left. Jace Johnson ran for a score and threw two touchdown passes, one to Kade Johnson, who had seven catches for 110 yards. The Lancers had lost the previous three meetings to Cascade Christian 149-0. … La Pine handed Junction City its first defeat, dropping the Tigers 40-8 as Dawson Cook ran for two touchdowns. … One week after setting a state record with seven touchdown catches, Siuslaw's Brayden Thornton caught two more from Beau Erickson in a 21-14 win over Santiam Christian. The Vikings led 21-0 at half. … Quarterback Kenney Tripp rushed for 203 yards and two touchdowns and Stone Ware ran for 131 yards and two scores as Rainier defeated Onalaska (Wash.) 28-14.