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Oct. 6 2021 3A football coaches poll

OSAAtoday presents its 2021 statewide 3A football poll following the conclusion of Week 5. 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 (7) [1] 4-0 95

2. Siuslaw (2) [2] 4-0 92

3. South Umpqua (1) [3] 5-0 55

4. Cascade Christian [3] 1-2 51

5. Vale [5] 4-1 48

6. Junction City [7] 3-0 45

7. La Pine [9] 2-2 40

8. Warrenton [8] 3-1 33

9. Santiam Christian [6] 3-1 29

10. Philomath [10] 4-1 15

Dropped out: None

First-place votes in parentheses              

Last ranking in brackets

Record listed is what’s posted on

Others receiving significant votes: Dayton 4-1 13; Amity 2-2 11

Week 5 highlights: Siuslaw rallied from a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat Cascade Christian 38-34. Beau Erickson connected with senior Camp Lacouture for a 38-yard touchdown pass to give the Vikings the lead with 37 seconds to go. Lacouture rushed for 127 yards and one touchdown on 31 carries. ... Dayton rolled Willamina 44-6 behind three 100-yard rushers in Justin deSmet (107), Zach Smith (106) and Nate Arce (101). … Nate Kimball rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries and Tanner Steele passed for two scores in Vale's 41-6 win over Ontario. … Jace Johnson threw three touchdown passes, two to Kade Johnson, in South Umpqua's 55-6 win over St. Mary's. Kade Johnson also returned an interception for a touchdown. ... Hordie Bodden Bodden completed 15 of 18 passes for 268 yards and three touchdowns and ran for a score as Warrenton blanked Clatskanie 41-0. Josh Earls caught seven passes for 132 yards and two touchdowns and Dylon Atwood ran for two scores for Warrenton.