Oct. 27 2021 2A football coaches poll
OSAAtoday presents its 2021 statewide 2A 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 2A 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.
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1. Heppner (9)  8-0 100
2. Kennedy (1)  7-1 96
3. Coquille (1)  4-2* 86
4. Lakeview  7-1 70
5. Knappa  6-1 48
5. Toledo  5-3 48
7. Bandon  5-2 42
8. Oakland  4-3 35
9. Gaston  6-1 26
10. Weston-McEwen  7-1 15
10. Santiam [nr] 6-2 15
*Both losses by forfeit
Dropped out: None
First-place votes in parentheses
Last ranking in brackets
Record listed is what’s posted on www.osaa.org (maximum eight results through eight weeks).
Others receiving significant votes: None
Week 8 highlights: Jace Coe scored touchdowns rushing, receiving and on a punt return to lead Heppner past Irrigon 41-6. The Mustangs led 41-0 at half en route to their 26th consecutive victory. … Oakland thumped Monroe 34-0 behind Baker Brooksby, who rushed for 182 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries. … Benny Alves threw three touchdown passes, two to Collin Markus and ran for a score to lead Lakeview past Glide 32-0. … Toledo dispatched Lowell 42-18 behind the running of Gunner Rothenberger (12 carries, 168 yards) and Rayden Taylor (16 carries, 184 yards). ... Kennedy blitzed to a 33-0 lead in the first quarter and defeated Culver 47-0. Elijah Traeger rushed for 168 yards and two touchdowns on nine carries and caught a scoring pass. ... Blane Peal threw for 217 yards and two touchdowns to lead Weston-McEwen past McLoughlin 31-0. ... Knappa handled Vernonia 65-0, owning a 541-28 edge in total yards. Tanner Jackson ran for 144 yards and three touchdowns on eight carries and passed for 141 yards and one score. Josh Bangs and Trevor Ogier had interceptions. ... Brandon Clowdus scored touchdowns rushing, receiving and on a kickoff return for Gaston, which downed Sheridan 44-0. Dylan Tallent passed for two scores.