The 2A Irrigon Knights defeated the 3A Riverside Pirates 26-18 on Friday, September 6, 2013.
It was the Knights' second win over a 3A in as many weeks in the early part of the fall football
season. The evening was cool with the temperature at game time around 72 degrees the day after
a major thunderstorm had moved through the area.
Picking up action at the start of the second half with Irrigon leading 12-0. Felipe Olvera of
Riverside took the opening kick off and ran it back around 80 yards for touchdown. The
two point conversion was missed cutting the Irrigon lead to 12-6.
The next scoring drive began for the Knights with about 7:40 to go in the third. The seven
plays took just over two minutes leading to one yard run for a touchdown. The two point
conversion was on a successful run by Fredy Vera. Irrigon led 20-6.
After the teams exchanged possession of the ball Riverside had the ball with 2:42 to go in
the third quarter. Riverside had the ball 2nd & 10 on their own 34 yard line. Riverside's
Shimer threw a pass over the middle that was picked off my Fredy Vera and ran back for
a Knights' touchdown. The two point conversion was not good giving Irrigon the 26-6 lead.
Riverside started off the fourth quarter with a six play touchdown drive. The Pirates
were 4th and 8 on the 9 yard line when Shimer threw a pass to Arik Corpus for a touchdown.
Riverside missed the two point conversion but Irrigon led by 14, 26-12 with 8:54 to go in
The next scoring drive began for Riverside 2:54 to go in the game when Irrigon gave up
the ball on downs. The seven play drive had eight runs and three passes including the 49
yard pass from Shimer to Gavin Roberts for a touchdown. The two point conversion was not
good. The touchdown cut Irrigon's lead to 8, 26-18.
Irrigon took kickoff with 1:41 to go in the game. The Knights moved the ball and worked time off
the clock in the closing minutes of the game. When the buzzer sounded Irrigon won 26-18.
LEFT - Irrigon sophomore Fredy Vera carries the ball on a run during the game with
Riverside on Friday, September 6, 2013.
RIGHT - Irrigon fans cheer on their team.
LEFT - The Irrigon fans relax during halftime of the game with Riverside.
RIGHT - Gavin Roberts of Riverside carries the ball for a nice gain during the game with
LEFT - Irrigon quarterback Nathan Verley throws a pass.
RIGHT - An Irrigon runner strethes over the goal line for a touchdown.
LEFT - Marvin Castillo of Riverside is surrounded by blockers during his run.
RIGHT- Eric Vera of Irrigon, number 26 in black, and Gavin Roberts of Riverside, number 20
in white, battle catch a pass that's up for grabs. Darin Chapman of Irrigon, number 2 in black,
helps with the double team on Roberts.
LEFT - Someone on the Irrigon sideline signals touchdown as Fredy Vera of Irrigon nears the
goal line after picking off a Riverside pass.
RIGHT - Gavin Roberts of Riverside, number 20 in white, catches a pass while surrounded by
Irrigon defenders Fredy Vera and A.J. Timpy.
LEFT - Gavin Roberts of Riverside, number 20 in white, comes upon an Irrigon defender.
RIGHT - Riverside quarterback Gregg Shimer carries the ball on sweeping run.
LEFT - Irrigon defenders swarm towards Riverside running back Gavin Roberts.
RIGHT - Irrigon freshman Carlos Zacarias, number 5 in black, is chased by two Riverside
LEFT - Alan Blackman of Irrigon, number 20 in black, waves to get the attention of Knights'
quarterback Nathan Verley.
RIGHT - Arik Corpus of Riverside, number 34 in white, tries to run through a group of
Irrigon defenders including Darin Chapman number 2, Jose Covarrubia number 88 and A.J. Timpy