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FRIDAY NIGHT FEVER: Churchill and Marist play for control of MWL

Churchill Lancers wide receiver Josh Hatten (#2) blocks Ashland Grizzlies defensive back DeMario Watson (#7) so his teammate wide receiver Myles Green-Richards (#14) can run the ball into the end zone for a touchdown. The Churchill Lancers defeated the Ashland Grizzlies 58 – 14 at home Friday night. Photo by Dan Morrison, Oregon News Lab

EUGENE, Ore. - As we approach the midway mark in the high school football season, the stakes get higher and the matchups get tougher.

On Friday night, the Marist Spartans will travel a few miles to face the Churchill Lancers, one of the hottest teams in the state through five games.

Both teams sit atop the Midwestern League standings with unbeaten records in league play, but the offensive firepower favors the Lancers heading into the game.

However, Churchill suffered a blow last week when star wide receiver, and Washington State commit, Myles Green-Richards left the game with an injury. At the moment, there is no word on whether or not he will play against Marist.

For the Spartans, quarterback Reow Jackson will be up against the vaunted Lancer defense, which has allowed just 68 points so far this year, good for third-best in the state.

The title for top-team in the Midwestern League is on the line, and for Churchill, the bid for an undefeated season is still in play.

Stay updated on scores from around the league on Twitter at #FridayNightFever, and make sure to tune in to Friday Night Fever on NBC 16 at 11:15 p.m. for headlines, highlights, scores and more.


Churchill 41, Marist 20:


Sheldon 63, South Eugene 6:


North Eugene 20, Springfield 19:

Thurston 63, Crater 40:

Lebanon 50, Willamette 34:


Harrisburg 49, Creswell 14:


Lowell 54, Mohawk 16:


Sweet Home 39, Junction City 0:


Elmira 34, Sutherlin 8:


South Umpqua 33, North Bend 6:


North Marion 20, Philomath 0:


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