Football: Hermiston vs. Marist preview capsule

November 8, 2012 

Hermiston Bulldogs at Marist Spartans

Class 5A first round

When, where: 7 p.m. today, Eugene

Records: Hermiston 6-3, Marist 8-1

Forecast: 42 degrees, showers

Last playoff appearance: Hermiston 2011 (lost in first round); Marist 2011 (lost in semifinals)

Playoff history: Hermiston 5-11 in 11 appearances (best finish: lost quarterfinals 2002, 2008); Marist 45-26 in 31 appearances (best finish: champions in 1973, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009).

Top players: Hermiston – QB Chase Knutz, so. (120-214-6—1,591, 18 TDs); RB Trenten Anteau, jr. (190-998, 5.3 ypc, 15 TDs); RB Cory Adams, so. (100-487, 4.9 ypc, 4 TDs); WR Alex Ortiz, sr. (41-554, 13.5 ypc, 8 TDs); WR Jerod Munsterman, sr. (23-400, 17.4, 3 TDs); Marist – RB Austin Baird, sr. (71-810, 11.41 ypc, 10 TDs rushing; 32-468, 14.6 ypc, 7 TDs); RB Andrew Park, jr. (74-518, 7.0 ypc, 7 TDs); QB Kamerun Smith, sr. (112-170-3—1,777, 25); WR-DE Jason Harper, sr. (36-665, 18.5 ypc, 13 TDs).

Last week: Hermiston – Knutz threw for 259 yards and three TDs, and Anteau ran for 177 of the Bulldogs’ 245 yards in a 50-0 rout of Sandy; Marist -- Baird ran for 154 yards and three TDs on eight carries and also returned the opening kickoff 82 yards for another score as Marist won its seventh straight game, 56-13 over North Eugene. The Spartans, who have averaged 40 points a game during the run, rolled up 385 yards rushing on 37 carries.

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