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September 22 2021 3A football coaches poll

OSAAtoday presents its 2021 statewide 3A football poll following the conclusion of Week 3. 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. Rainier (4) [2] 3-0 89

2. Siuslaw (3) [3] 2-0 64

3. South Umpqua (1) [8] 3-0 58

4. Cascade Christian (1) [1] 1-0 56

5. Santiam Christian [5] 1-1 44

5. Vale [6] 2-1 44

7. La Pine [10] 1-1 40

8. Junction City [4] 1-0 36

9. Philomath (1) [nr] 3-0 34

10. Amity [9] 0-2 18

Dropped out:

Former No. 7 Dayton 2-1

Former No. 10 Warrenton 1-1

First-place votes in parentheses              

Last ranking in brackets

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

Others receiving significant votes: Warrenton 1-1 16

Week 3 highlights: Caj Simmons ran for five touchdowns, including a 97-yarder, and returned a kickoff 94 yards for a score to spark South Umpqua's 60-29 win over Corbett. … Siuslaw blanked Sisters 50-0 as Camp Lacouture ran for three touchdowns and Beau Erickson threw for three scores, two to Braydon Thornton. … Cascade Christian completed its first game of the season, dropping Yreka (Calif.) 44-0. Triston Wallace rushed for 113 yards and two touchdowns and starred on defense with three sacks and an interception. … Philomath's David Griffith rushed for 178 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries in a 32-12 win over Woodburn. … Rainier's Stone Ware rushed for 316 yards and five touchdowns on 16 carries in a 57-22 win over Amity.