OSAA Board approves 1A 8-man football districts, includes three Washington teams

WILSONVILLE  – We at easternoregonsports.com believe players will be on the football field in the fall and with the recent meeting of the board for the Oregon School Activities Association, we will be looking at some new teams.

The board met Monday, May 4 via teleconference. In the course of the meeting, an item discussed and voted for approval was the new district teams for the 1A Special District 2. The changes in the districts takes place this fall.

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1A Special District 2

Adrian – The Antelopes finished a perfect 13-0 last season and grabbed the state championship while playing in a cooperative with the Jordan Valley Mustangs. The continuation of the co-op was denied for the upcoming season by the OSAA.

Arlington – The Honkers played to a 2-6 finish last year while playing in a cooperative with Ione. Like the Lopes and Mustangs, the Honkers will now take the field against last season’s teammates when Arlington and Ione play.

Cove – The Leopards will look to improve on a 0-7 finish last year.

Crane – The Mustangs played to a runner-position to Adrian/Jordan Valley last year, finishing at 10-2 with both losses coming against the Antelopes.

Dufur – The Rangers wrapped up their season at 7-4 last season, placing second in the 1A Special District 3-West league.

Elgin – The Huskies finished with a positive 5-4 season last year.

Enterprise – The 2A Outlaws remain in the 1A ranks for football after finishing with a 2-5 record last season playing in the 1A Special District 3-West league.

Imbler – The Panthers recorded a single victory last year and finished at 1-6.

Ione – The Cardinals take the field in the fall without last year’s teammates from Arlington. Playing together, the two teams combined for a 2-6 record.

Jordan Valley – Unofficially, easternoregonsports.com continues to receive information the Mustangs will not have the number of players for a team this fall. As this is only May, we are praying for two or three families with high school boys to make a move this summer and become a Mustang.

KlickitatHermiston made the move to Washington high school athletics so turnabout is fair play. The Oregon 1A ranks welcomes the Dragons this fall. Last year, Klickitat played in a three team cooperative, finishing with a 9-3 record and falling in the state quarterfinals.

Lyle – The second of the Washington schools making the jump to Oregon, the Cougars took the field last year as teammates of Klickitat.

Nixyaawii – The Golden Eagles, in a cooperative last year with Pilot Rock, grabbed the league title in the 1A Special District 3 East with a 6-3 record. Like other teams this upcoming season, Nixyaawii and Pilot Rock will separate.

Powder Valley – The Badgers played to a 7-4 record last season, but played .500 ball in league, finishing at 3-3.

Union – The 2A Bobcats remain in the 1A for football after wrapping up a 4-4 season.

Wallowa – The Cougars look to rebound after a 2-6 season last year.

Wishram – The Indians complete the trio of three Washington schools making the switch to Oregon. Wishram was part of the cooperative of Klickitat and Lyle for football last season.