Heppner continues domination, downs TigerScots

ATHENA – The Heppner football team holds down third place in the most recent state rankings. This comes after Friday night’s road win against league opponent, Weston-McEwen, 52-0.

Before discussing the most recent Mustang win, consider the following:

  • The Mustangs are a perfect 7-0 this season.
  • In the last four games, the Heppner defense has held opponents to only eight total points.
  • In the last four games, the Mustang offense has put up 183 total points.
  • Heppner has not scored less than 27 points in any one game this year and has allowed no more than 20 points.

The victory over the TigerScots was, for this year, typical Mustang football. Heppner jumped out early, putting up 29 points in the first half and came out strong in the second half, putting up 21 points in the third quarter while adding a safety in the final quarter.

Heppner quarterback Jayden Wilson finished the night 4-for-9 for 110 yards and three scores. Wilson also carried five times for 23 yards. The bulk of the ground game for the Mustangs came on the shoulders of Blake Wolters, handling the ball 12 times for 76 yards. Wolters found the end zone twice in the win.

The Lehmans accounted for three scores. Jackson Lehman had two catches for 22 yards and one score while Mason Lehaman had two catches for 88 yards and two scores including a 78-yard score.

Blake Wolters led the defense, pounding out seven tackles. Matt Orem finished the game with six tackles and Kason Cimmyotti, Gavin Hanna-Robinson, and Jason Rae each added five tackles.

Heppner kicker Kannon Wilkins was 4-for-5 on point after touchdowns.

For Weston-McEwen, quarterback Blane Peal was 3-for-16 for eight yards. Peyton Sincleir carried eight times for 19 yards.

Photo credit Robert McLean

The TigerScots (3-3 overall, 1-2 2A Special District 6) attempt to rebound with a non-league game versus Portland Christian (2-5 overall) on Friday in Athena.

Heppner (7-0 overall, 2-0 league) goes for eight straight on Friday in Grant Union with a league game versus the Propectors (2-5 overall, 2-0 league).