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Grizzlies rebound, beat North Eugene 35-7

EUGENE— Sixth-ranked Ashland pulled away in the third quarter to get back on the winning track in the Midwestern League with a 35-7 win over North Eugene on Friday night.

The Grizzlies (7-1, 3-1 MWL) led 14-7 at halftime, then took advantage of a two second-half turnovers and a couple of fourth-down stops after the Highlanders got into Ashland territory in the fourth quarter.

Nolan Rinefort had the interception, and the Grizzlies recovered a fumble.

Rieger Sayre passed for three touchdowns, including two to Nathan Carter of 45 and 23 yards. Logan Sanford reeled in the other from 5 yards.

The senior quarterback also ran for a 5-yard score.

DaMario Watson added a rushing touchdowns of 9 yards.

Sayre was 13 of 22 for 196 yards. He wasn’t intercepted.

Watson ripped off 204 yards on the ground on 19 carries.

Carter had four catches for 108 yards.

Ashland140714—35

North Eugene0700—7

A — Watson 9 run (Rinefort kick)

A — Carter 45 pass from Sayre (Rinefort kick)

NE — Proudfit 7 run (Wyers kick)

A — Sanford 5 pass from Sayre (Rinefort kick)

A — Sayre 5 run (Rinefort kick)

A — Carter 23 pass from Sayre (Rinefort kick)

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