HIGH SCHOOL GAMEDAY: Sheldon and South Medford play for SWC control

Sheldon Irish team captains Jared Banks (#7), Chris Collins (#22), Cameron Johnson (#23) and Zach Phillipo (#52) walk hand in hand to the coin toss. On a rainy Monday evening, Sheldon defeated West Salem 41 to 7 at their home field. The game had been postponed from Friday due to unhealthy levels of smoke in the atmosphere from nearby forest fires. Abigail Winn, Oregon News Lab

EUGENE, Ore. - Another Friday Night Fever is among us, and this time, a powerhouse matchup is brewing in the Southwest Conference.

A top-6 battle is taking place, with the SWC Title on the line tonight between Sheldon and South Medford.

The winner of the game remains undefeated in conference play and takes full control of the conference race. What makes this game so interesting, however, is the level of talent on both sides of the field.

The Irish roster is flooded with connections to the Ducks, led by one of the Nation's best dual threat quarterbacks in Michael Johnson Jr., who has 24 touchdowns in 6 games this year.

Patrick Herbert, younger brother of Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert, plays both ways and has seven touchdowns this year, and Raymond Woodie is quite possibly the best defensive player for the Irish this season.

For South Medford, the highest ranked recruit in this game belongs to them. Chase Cota, son of former UO defensive back Chad Cota, has offers from Oregon , Alabama and a number of other high-profile schools in the nation.

To catch all of the highlights of this powerhouse matchup, tune in to High School Gameday on KVAL News at 11:20 p.m. for headlines, highlights, scores and more.

South Medford 31, Sheldon 14:

Marist 43, Springfield 19:

Grants Pass 31, South Eugene 0:

Churchill 76, Eagle Point 26:

Sweet Home 14, Elmira 0:

Junction City 10, Sisters 7:

Roseburg 21, Willamette 20:

Thurston 39, Ashland 14:

Crater 54, North Eugene 19:

Santiam Christian 48, Amity 27:

Cottage Grove 63, Sutherlin 21:

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