Brody Johannesen

Brody Johannesen and West Albany High travel to West Salem Friday night for a big Greater Valley Conference matchup. 

Mark Ylen, Mid-Valley Media

Here is a look at Friday’s prep football action. All games begin at 7 p.m.  

West Albany at West Salem

Records: West Albany 4-1, 3-1 6A Greater Valley Conference; West Salem 4-1, 4-0 GVC

West Albany bounced back from its first GVC loss with a 46-14 home thrashing of McKay last week.

Quarterback Nick Fleetwood, who passed for 264 yards and three touchdowns in the win, left the game with a knee injury. Fleetwood is day-to-day and questionable to play at West Salem, coach Brian Mehl said Thursday.

The Titans have outscored conference foes 174-41 this season.

Willamette at Lebanon

Records: Willamette 2-3, 1-2 6A Southwest Conference; Lebanon 3-2, 1-2 5A Mid-Willamette Conference

Following a pair of one-point home losses to Crescent Valley (25-24) and Silverton (31-30), the Warriors responded with a 50-7 rout of Corvallis last Friday.

The defending MWC and 5A state champions rolled up nearly 500 yards on the ground.

Lebanon blasted the Wolverines 63-7 a season ago in Eugene.

South Albany at Dallas

Records: South Albany 2-3, 2-0 MWC; Dallas 2-3, 0-2 MWC

The Rebels and Crescent Valley (5-0, 3-0) are the only teams with a perfect MWC record.

Three turnovers hurt South Albany in last week’s 42-20 nonconference loss to Glencoe. The Rebels outgained the Crimson Tide 352-305 but were undone by two special teams scores and an interception returned for a touchdown.

Dallas, which opened the season with consecutive shutouts, enters on a three-game losing streak.

Junction City at Sweet Home

Records: Junction City 2-3, 2-0 4A Sky-Em League; Sweet Home 4-1, 1-1 Sky-Em

Cottage Grove knocked Sweet Home back to reality last Friday, handing the visiting Huskies a 53-12 defeat. The Lions sit atop the OSAA 4A power rankings. 

Sweet Home had allowed just 20 points all season entering the game.

After an 0-3 start in nonconference play, Junction City is sitting atop the Sky-Em standings with Cottage Grove.

Santiam Christian at Cascade Christian (Medford)

Records: Santiam Christian 4-1, 2-1 3A West Valley League; Cascade Christian 4-1, 0-0 3A Southern Cascade League

Santiam Christian will take a break from WVL play to head down Interstate 5 for a matchup with the Challengers.

Top-ranked SC dropped a 37-19 WVL decision at Dayton last week for its first loss of the season. The Pirates (4-1, 2-0) are seventh in the 3A power rankings.

Cascade Christian’s lone blemish was a 42-20 defeat at 4A Mazama in Week 3.

Scio at Colton

Records: Scio 4-1, 3-0 3A PacWest Conference; Colton 3-2, 1-1 PacWest

Scio is riding a three-game win streak entering Friday’s showdown in Colton.

The Loggers have the PacWest’s top scoring offense at 42 points per game.

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Colton is coming off a 20-6 loss against Blanchet.

Willamina at Jefferson

Records: Willamina 4-1, 1-1 WVL; Jefferson 0-5, 0-3 PacWest

The winless Lions are still searching for a breakthrough performance.

Willamina could be looking ahead to next week’s matchup with WVL rival Dayton.

Harrisburg at Creswell

Records: Harrisburg 2-3, 1-0 3A Mountain Valley Conference; Creswell 0-3, 0-1 MVC

Harrisburg opened conference play last Friday with a 41-13 victory over visiting Pleasant Hill.

Struggling Creswell has been outscored 143-26 this season.

Central Linn at Regis (Stayton)

Records: Central Linn 2-3, 0-1 2A Tri-River Conference; Regis 1-4, 0-0 Tri-River

Regis, the defending Tri-River and 2A state champion, compiled a 1-4 record while navigating a brutal nonconference schedule.

Central Linn is looking to snap a two-game skid.

— Bob Lundeberg,


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