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Happy birthday, Nick Kernaghan!

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#40 Nick Kernaghan

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2019 SOU Football Senior Day (part 4)

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Stanford Toloke

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August Forrest III

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Parker Randle

Football gameday

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Tra Forrest with the QB strip

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As mentioned last week, the Raiders 0-3 start does not mean postseason hopes are over. Although SOU isn’t ranked in the coaches’ poll, Massey moved the Raiders up in their rankings to #16 after the narrow loss on the road to #4 College of Idaho. Massey gives the Raiders at least a 42% chance (individually, not in total) of winning their remaining regular season games despite the 0-3 start.

For today’s game, even though it’s at Montana Tech who beat Eastern Oregon easily on the road, Massey favors SOU by 1 point. A win will go a long way to righting the ship and propelling the Raiders onward and upward as they begin an easier portion of their schedule–the hardest schedule in the NAIA according to Massey.

More details on today’s game here.

Congratulations to Rocky!

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Drew Korf passes with a shoe coming off

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Shoes, or no shoes, Rocky Mountain College is headed to the NAIA playoffs this year as the Frontier Conference representative. Massey Ratings has them as the #3 team in the country.


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Noon PDT kickoff. If you are in Ashland you can watch at RedZone, Oaktree, Northwest (all ages), or Omars.

Weekend sports in Ashland

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August Forrest III

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Ruth Hegstad

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Gonzalo Garcia

Holding pattern continues in NAIA football rankings

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Collin Crown and Masi Tunoa combined for one of SOU’s many sacks

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As mentioned a few weeks ago, SOU’s upward mobility in the rankings was coming to a near halt even if they continued to win. They have continued to win, but they have no hope of making the top four before the end of the regular season due to the easy schedules of several NAIA teams (Reinhardt, Lindsey Wilson, Morningside, Baker, and Grand Vew in particular). SOU remains at #7. Lindsey Wilson and/or Grand View may lose one of their last two games, but the others have very little chance of that happening.

A few of you have asked me if there is any chance SOU can (finally!!!) get more than one home playoff game. The Raiders best bet is to win out and move past Grand View and Lindsey Wilson in the rankings to #5. Then, if one of the top four teams is upset, at home, in the first round of the playoffs, Southern Oregon can earn a second home game. But that’s about the only way at this point.

Is it fair that Frontier Conference teams have to go out every year and win on the road in the playoffs? (Last year Eastern Oregon won at Doane and at Marian, the year before SOU won at Baker and at Morningside, and in 2014 SOU won at Carroll and at St. Xavier.) Morningside, Grandview (except last year), and Baker have been given home field throughout the playoffs each of the last three years, and none of them have won a national championship during those years. Only Baker has made it to the national championship game in those years (and that’s because Eastern Oregon knocked off the #1 seed Marian). So why will they, with their weaker schedules (and Grand View with a loss!), be given a higher ranking and home field advantage again?

Baker and Grand View are in the Heart of America Conference. Why are they both in the top six, when a Heart of America Conference team has won only one national championship in the past 15 years? By comparison, the Frontier Conference’s top two teams have the same records as Baker and Grand View and are ranked #7 and #11. Frontier Conference teams have won seven national championships over those same 15 years and finished as runner ups in three more of those years. Seems like the Heart of America Conference has been (is being) given unfair advantages that they can’t take advantage of. When will this stop?

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Ricky Te’o

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August Forrest III blocks field goal attempt and….

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…. Zay Taylor recovered the blocked kick