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Oct. 6 2021 2A football coaches poll

OSAAtoday presents its 2021 statewide 2A 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 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 (8) [1] 5-0 87

2. Kennedy (1) [2] 4-1 85

3. Lakeview (1) [3] 4-1 56

4. Creswell [5] 4-1 44

5. Bandon [9] 4-1 43

6. Coquille [6] 1-2 40

7. Regis [10] 4-1 30

8. Knappa [nr]3-1 26

9. Toledo [nr] 2-3 25

10. Gaston [nr] 3-1 22

Dropped out:

Former No. 4 Weston-McEwen 3-1

Former No. 8 Monroe 4-1

Former No. 9 Oakland 1-3

First-place votes in parentheses              

Last ranking in brackets

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

Others receiving significant votes: Weston-McEwen 3-1 14; Glide 3-1 13

Week 5 highlights: Adan Diaz rushed for 161 yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries as 3A Sutherlin outlasted previously unbeaten Lakeview 30-27. The Bulldogs led 24-7 at half and withstood a late rally, sealing the win on Ely Palm's interception in the end zone in the final minute. …Toledo stopped a two-point conversion attempt with 55 seconds left to hold on for a 22-20 win over Oakland. The Boomers broke a 14-14 tie midway through the fourth quarter when quarterback Gunner Rothenberger scored on a seven-yard run and they added a two-point conversion. Oakland's Baker Brooksby rushed for 185 yards on 21 carries. … Heppner handed Weston-McEwen its first defeat, holding the TigerScots to 51 total yards in a 39-0 win. Brock Hisler rushed for 101 yards and two touchdowns and Caden George scored on a run and an interception return for the Mustangs, who have won 23 in a row. .. Reef Berry ran for a touchdown and threw a 45-yard scoring pass to Cooper Lang in Bandon's 14-7 win over Reedsport.