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September 8 2021 3A football coaches poll

OSAAtoday presents its 2021 statewide 3A football poll following the conclusion of Week 1. 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 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. Cascade Christian (7) [1] 0-0 95

2. Santiam Christian (2) [2] 1-0 77

3. Amity [3] 0-1 63

4. Junction City [4] 1-0 58

5. Rainier [5] 1-0 55

6. La Pine (1) [6] 0-0 40

7. Vale [9] 1-0 36

8. Warrenton [8] 1-0 31

9. Siuslaw [7] 0-0 27

10. Dayton [10] 1-0 20

Dropped out:

Former Co-No. 10 Burns 0-0

First-place votes in parentheses              

Last ranking in brackets

Record listed is what’s posted on www.osaa.org.

Others receiving significant votes: Burns 0-0 14; South Umpqua 0-0 10; Philomath 1-0 10

Week 1 highlights: Nate Arce and Justin deSmet combined for 241 rushing yards and Lucas Ashley returned a fumble for a touchdown to lead Dayton past Clatskanie 42-12. … Jace Johnson completed 16 of 21 passes for 246 yards and five touchdowns, two to Isaac Real, to propel South Umpqua past Springfield 39-7. … Thomas Mentes ran for three touchdowns and Adan Diaz returned a kickoff 100 yards for a score in Sutherlin's 46-6 win over Phoenix. … Stone Ware ran for three touchdowns and caught a scoring pass to lead Rainier past Salem Academy 46-7. ... Gabriel Ward scored five touchdowns as Junction City turned back North Eugene 39-13. Ward returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown, rushed for 165 yards and two scores and threw two touchdown passes.