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September 8 2021 2A football coaches poll

OSAAtoday presents its 2021 statewide 2A 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 2A 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 2A coaches polls going forward but did not receive notice to vote in this one, please email [email protected]

1. Heppner (6) [1] 1-0 95

2. Kennedy (1) [2] 1-0 90

3. Monroe (2) [4] 1-0 74

4. Coquille (1) [3] 1-0 71

5. Bandon (1) [5] 1-0 56

6. Oakland [nr] 0-1 43

7. Toledo [nr] 0-1 24

8. Weston-McEwen [10] 1-0 19

9. Jefferson [9] 1-0 18

10. Creswell [nr] 1-0 16

Dropped out:

Former No. 6 Regis 0-1

Former No. 7 Gaston 0-1

Former No. 8 Knappa 0-1

First-place votes in parentheses              

Last ranking in brackets

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

Others receiving significant votes: Lakeview 0-0 15; Lowell 1-0 14; Santiam 1-0 14; Salem Academy 0-1 12

Week 1 highlights: Caden George and Cameron Proudfoot returned interceptions for touchdowns as reigning 2A champion Heppner extended its winning streak to 19 with a 19-0 win over Toledo. … Brody Ballard rushed for 162 yards and two touchdowns and Trent Bateman caught six passes for 92 yards and two scores as Monroe topped Reedsport 26-8. … Weston-McEwen's Blane Peal completed 14 of 18 passes for 203 yards and three touchdowns, including a 75-yard strike to Theo White, to overwhelm Culver 43-6. … Jefferson beat Scio 36-20 behind Jace Aguilar, who threw two touchdown passes to Elisha Stelly and ran for two scores.