Eagles get first playoff win in grand fashion

Think the Hood River Valley Eagles were pumped for their Friday playoff opener against Lakeridge?

A look at the scoreboard told the whole story. 84-50.

The high-octane HRV offense racked up an ungodly number of yards -- more than 700 at last count -- while the opportunistic HRV defense had five takeaways to slow an equally effective Pacers' attack.

But the Jacobe Krizman factor was too great. The senior state record holder broke free for another 300-yard performance (official stats not yet available) and scored six more touchdowns -- one on a 30-yard pass play from Jarrod Fogle. He crossed the 2,700-yard plateau and will go for an unimaginable 3,000-yard season next Friday at seventh-ranked Canby, which won 35-19 over Glencoe on Friday night.

Chris Searles and Nigel Bond also had dominating nights running the football, as the Eagles won their sixth straight game and raised their season record to 9-1. The win was also HRV's first 4A playoff victory, and the 84 points scored were also a school record (70, Summit, Sept. 20)..

"We're not done yet," said Bond, a junior fullback. "We've got a long way to go."

For a full report of Friday's game and a preview of the Nov. 15 second-round match-up with Canby, see the Nov. 13 edition.

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