HIDDEN VALLEY FALL SEASON CLOSING
With the fall sports season coming to a close at Hidden Valley, HVTV1 decided to take a closer look at a historic opening act this school year.
The biggest accomplishment for the Mustangs this fall was winning the 4A OSAA Girls State Soccer Championship.
Hidden Valley (17-1) beat Valley Catholic (13-3-2) of Beaverton, 1-0.
The lady-stangs redeemed themselves after being awarded the 2nd place trophy with a loss to Valley Catholic last season.
This Mustang team was different however, led by Seniors Nyah Kendall, Megan Porter, and Bailey Hart as Hidden Valley took home their first state championship in 11 years.
The last state championship was also girls soccer in 2007 where Hidden Valley beat Marist 3-2.
Hidden Valley HS also ended another decade long drought with its first trip to the football playoffs since 2008.
Hidden Valley went 6-3 in the newly reclassified OSAA 3A Special District-2 league, and secured the 14th seed.
Hidden Valley prided themselves on a great defense led by Senior Dustin Brown, and Juniors Nate Bragg and Dylan Neill.
The Mustangs allowed just over 1,500 total yards all season.
Meanwhile, the offense was spearheaded by the young bunch of Sophomores Sam Vidlak, Jeremiah Noga, and Lawrence Matusik totaling nearly 3,100 yards on the season.
Vidlak broke multiple school records including ‘Most Completions’ in a season with 173, ‘Most Passing Yards’ with 2,294, and tied the school record with 15 touchdown passes.
Noga also broke the school record for single season receptions with 48.
The season ended in Burns where they met the #4 ranked Hilanders (9-2). Hidden Valley exited in the 1st round of the 3A OSAA football playoffs after the 28-21 loss.
Meanwhile, the Hidden Valley Lady ‘Stangs Volleyball squad added another trophy to their case.
With new head coach, Todd Lomica, Hidden Valley went undefeated to win their 10th straight Skyline Conference banner, and finished 23-5 overall.
The Mustangs were led by Seniors Halle Jesse, Grace Landis, and Olivia Jackson to a 4th place finish at the OSAA 4A state tournament.
The team also had the highest team GPA in the 4A with a 3.83 team average.
Overall, Hidden Valley High School finished the fall season with a 49-14-3 record from all teams. That is the best record of any Skyline team.
Hidden Valley also had fifteen ‘1st team All League’ athletes with 10 of them being seniors. Dustin Brown, Glenn Rossi, Spencer Simons, Grace Landis, Olivia Jackson, Halle Jesse, Josh Saunders, Megan Porter, Bailey Hart, and Nyah Kendall all graduate with the accolades in June.
The Winter athletic season has tipped off indoors with basketball and wrestling, and you can follow all the action on https://hvtv1.com/
HIDDEN VALLEY FALLS SHORT 28-21 IN OSAA PLAYOFF
HIDDEN VALLEY’S 2018 CAMPAIGN CAME TO A CLOSE, AND SO DID THEIR HOPE FOR A FIRST PLAYOFF WIN IN 10 YEARS FRIDAY NIGHT.
THE 13th RANKED MUSTANGS CAME INTO THE MATCHUP AGAINST #4 BURNS AS A CLEAR UNDERDOG, AND FELL JUST SHORT IN A 28-21 ROAD LOSS IN THE 1st ROUND OF THE OSAA ‘ON-POINT COMMUNITY CREDIIT UNION CHAMPIONSHIP’ PLAYOFFS..
THE BURNS HILANDERS TOOK THE EARLY ADVANTAGE AND SCORED ON THEIR FIRST TWO DRIVES OF THE GAME.
JUNIOR QUARTERBACK MICK WINN WALKED IN A 1 YARD RUSH FOR THE FIRST SCORE, FOLLOWED BY HIS 55 YARD TD COMPLETION TO SENIOR ZAYNE TAYLOR.
THE MUSTANGS WERE NOT DOWN FOR LONG, HOWEVER, AND ANSWERED BACK WITH 14 POINTS IN THE SECOND QUARTER.
SOPHOMORE QUARTERBACK SAM VIDLAK CONNECTED WITH LAWRENCE MATUSIK TWICE FOR SCORES OF 27 AND 11 YARDS.
HIDDEN VALLEY ALSO STRUCK FIRST IN THE THIRD QUARTER WHEN SOPHOMORE JEREMIAH NOGA CAUGHT A 3 YARD TD PASS TO PUT THE MUSTANGS UP 21-14.
THEN, NOT HAVING THE PLAYOFF EXPERIENCE LIKE BURNS, WHICH WON THE 2014 TITLE, HIDDEN VALLEY LOSTS ITS OFFENSIVE GROOVE.
TOBIAS POWERS FUMBLED ON THE NEXT DRIVE AND HIDDEN VALLEY FOLLOWED IT UP WITH A 3-AND-OUT GIVING BURNS ANOTHER SET OF DOWNS TO RUN THE CLOCK OUT FOR THE WIN.
MEANWHILE FOR THE HIDDEN VALLEY DEFENSE IT WAS BUSINESS AS USUAL. THE STANGS TOOK THE BALL AWAY THREE TIMES, BUT THE OFFENSE COULD ONLY CAPITALIZE ONLY ONCE.
JUNIOR TANNER NOBLE SACKED MICK WINN AND RECOVERED THE FUMBLE. SENIOR SPENCER SIMMONS GOT HIS FOURTH INTERCEPTION IN THREE GAMES. JUNIOR NATE BRAGG HAD A FUMBLE RECOVERY.
BURNS NOW ADVANCES TO THE SEMIFINALS AND MEETS LEAGUE RIVAL VALE ON SATURDAY, NOV. 10TH IN THE QUARTERFINALS.
BURNS BEAT VALE IN THE REGULAR SEASON, 26-6.
HIDDEN VALLEY FINISHES A COMEBACK YEAR WITH A 3-2 CONFERENCE MARK, AND 6-AND-4 OVERALL.
IT WAS THE FIRST 6-WIN SEASON IN OVER 5-YEARS, AND THE FIRST POSTSEASON APPEARANCE SINCE 2018.
WATCH REPLAY BROADCAST HERE:
THE MUSTANGS CRUSH THE BRUINS, 24-12
Hidden Valley has been on a mission the last three weeks, and faced a must-win game to clinch a playoff spot which they did Friday night beating Brookings, 24-12 on the road ending a 10-year playoff drought.
The last time Hidden Valley made the playoffs was 2008 losing to Gladstone 27-20 in overtime in a 1st round game.
Sophomore quarterback Sam Vidlak entered Friday nights game on the south Oregon coast on the cusp of two school records.
Vidlak needed only 12 completions to surpass the previous record set in 1992 by Chris Jostad.
Vidlak completed 13 passes setting the new mark with 157 on the season.
However, he fell short of the breaking the single-season passing yards record by just 31 yards. He has 2,037 while Jostad’s record remains at 2,068.
Sophomore running back Tobias Powers was also a big factor in clinching the postseason award as he rushed for 131 yards on 21 attempts.
Junior back Tanner Noble punched in 2 touchdowns, and Senior Glenn Rossi added a TD run.
The Hidden Valley defense made a statement, too, as they forced the Bruins Sophomore Quarterback Andrew Burger to be sacked 6 times.
The Mustang ‘D’ also picked off two passes with seniors Parker Wright, and Spencer Simons snatching them.
Hidden Valley (3-2/6-3) extends its season and advances to the OSAA On-Point Credit Union/Les Schwab Tires state 3A Playoffs.
The Mustangs currently are ranked 14th and could be matched up against either Burns, or Vale on Friday, November 2nd.
You can follow the Playoffs online at www.osaa.org, and WATCH a free replay of the Hidden Valley win at Brookings here:
HIDDEN VALLEY 7 0 17 0 24
BROOKINGS 0 6 0 6 12
THE MUSTANGS TOPPLED SOUTH UMPQUA 34-14
HIDDEN VALLEY CAME INTO WEEK-7 WITH THEIR BACKS AGAINST THE WALL HAVING LOST THEIR FIRST TWO LEAGUE GAMES.
THE MUSTANGS KEPT THEIR PLAYOFF HOPES ALIVE AS THEY SPOILED SOUTH UMPQUA’S HOMECOMING BEATING THE LANCERS, 34-14, SCORING THREE 4TH QUARTER TOUCHDOWNS.
IT WAS THE FIRST TIME IN 3 WEEKS WITH A COMPLETELY HEALTHY OFFENSE FOR HIDDEN VALLEY WHO HAS STRUGGLED TO FILL OFFENSIVE HOLES, BUT WELCOMED SOPHOMORE RUNNING BACK TOBIAS POWERS BACK AFTER MISSING THE PAST 3-GAMES WITH AN ANKLE INJURY.
POWERS GOT HIS FIRST TOUCH THREE MINUTES INTO THE GAME AND PUSHED IN A
HE HAD 18 RUSHES AND POUNDED OUT 66 YARDS, AND ALSO HAD A 2-YARD TD RUN.
MEANWHILE SOPHOMORE QUARTERBACK SAM VIDLAK COMPLETED 14 OF 25 PASSES FOR 164 YARDS AND TWO SCORES.
HE THREW 2 INTERCEPTIONS IN THE FIRST HALF, BUT ALSO TOSSED A TOUCHDOWN TO LAWRENCE MATUSIK FOR 24 YARDS.
VIDLAK HAS THROWN FOR 11 TD’S AND HAS 15 INTERCEPTIONS.
MATUSIK ALSO SNATCHED A 65-YARD INTERCEPTION FOR A TD IN THE 4TH QUARTER.
VIDLAK BOLSTERED HIS TEAMS WIN BY BOOTING A 32 YARD FIELD GOAL MIDWAY IN THE 2ND QUARTER TO GIVE THE STANGS A 10-ZIP LEAD.
AND, HE SPLIT THE UPRIGHTS FROM 37-YARDS WITH 6:35 TO PLAY IN THE 3RD QUARTER PUTTING HIDDEN VALLEY ON TOP, 13-7.
IN SPITE OF THREE TURNOVERS, HIDDEN VALLEY CHURNED OUT 269 OFFENSIVE YARDS WHILE SOUTH UMPQUA TOTALED 152 YARDS AND COUGHING THE BALL UP SIX TIMES..
HIDDEN VALLEY (1-2/4-3) PLAYS HOST TO THE DOUGLAS TROJANS (0-3/0-7) ON OCT. 19TH.
IT’S HOMECOMING AND SENIOR NIGHT AND YOU MAY TUNE IN FOR LIVE STREAMING VIDEO ONLINE AT ‘HVTV1.COM’
HIDDEN VALLEY 7 3 3 21
SOUTH UMPQUA 0 7 0 7
Mustangs can’t muster any momentum in 34-16 loss to Crusaders
Hidden Valley lost its second straight league game and falls to 0-2 in Special District- 2 Southern Division play after a crushing 34-16 defeat from St Mary’s Friday night in Medford, at U.S. Cellular Fields.
In the first meeting between the two schools, a mistake filled night for the Stangs allowed little room for error on the defensive side of the ball in which St. Mary’s, a 9-time State Champion, cashed in with 27 unanswered points in the second half.
The Crusaders started drives inside the ‘Red Zone’ four times which made it incredibly easy for Junior QB Aliiloa Kaeo-Wailehua, and Senior RB Gavin Rajagopal to take control of the game, and tear up Hidden Valley.
Aliiloa Kaeo-Wailehua, or ‘Brother’ as he is most commonly known, threw for 3 TD’s connecting with junior TE Trey Foster, Cobey Aldrich, and Brady Eiler.
Meantime, on the ground, Gavin Rajagopal left his footprint with a pair rushing TD’s with runs of 22 and 17 yards.
Hidden Valley scored their first points on a Sam Vidlak 30 yard field goal. Vidlak would then go on to toss a 5 yard TD pass to Senior Parker Wright giving the Mustangs an early 10-7 lead.
The Sophomore QB has thrown for 10 touchdowns on the season against 13 interceptions.
Hidden Valley drops to 3-3/0-2 on the year, and travels to meet South Umpqua (2-4) this week. St. Mary’s ups its record to 4-2/2-0 and visits Brookings (5-1).
St.Marys 7 7 7 13-34
Hidden Valley 3 7 0 6-16
THE MUSTANGS THUMPED BY #6 CASCADE CHRISTIAN 51-7
Friday night started optimistic for Hidden Valley. The Mustangs had won 3 straight and showed a lot of momentum and confidence entering their matchup against defending 3A State Champion Cascade Christian of Medford.
The Mustangs ranked 12th in the state and some may have bet on Hidden Valley upsetting the 6th ranked Challengers.
Cascade Christian shutdown hopes of a Hidden Valley victory very quickly. The Stangs started with a 6 play 76 yard drive, and capped it with a 20 yard TD pass to Sophomore Jeremiah Noga for his 5th score of the season.
Cascade Christian answered the challenge ending their first drive with a 5 yard pass to Senior Ian Fralich.
The game remained tied 7-7 until Junior quarterback Keigan Schann broke lose for a 59 yard TD run giving the Challengers a 14-7 lead.
Late in the 2nd quarter is when things unraveled in a big way for Hidden Valley.
Sophomore quarterback Sam Vidlak threw back to back Pick-6’s to Elijah Smith and Ian Fralich. The Mustangs found themselves down 28-7 at halftime.
Keigan Schann would add two more rushing TD’s on runs of 10 and 26 yards.
The ‘Stangs never got back on their feet and would allow one more TD late in the 4th quarter and lost 51-7.
Sam Vidlak threw 4 interceptions and just 1 touchdown for 222 passing yards when it was in the books.
His counterpart, Keigan Schann, passed for 151 yards with a TD and one interception and he pounded out 92 yards rushing.
Sophomore Jeremiah Noga caught a TD pass and had 78 yards receiving for HVHS.
Overall, Hidden Valley had 317 yards in total offense and Cascade Christian had 320.
The Stangs continue league play next friday in Medford as they battle with the Crusaders from St Mary’s (2-2).
St Mary’s plays Douglas (0-4) at 11am on Saturday Morning. As always, the game will be broadcast live on www.hvtv1.com
Hidden Valley thrashed Salem Academy 43-17 in final non-League game
Friday night in Salem was dominated by Hidden Valley from the beginning with explosive offense and an opportunistic defense which forced 5 turnovers.
The Stangs capped their first drive of the game with a 23 yard field goal from Sam Vidlak.
The next possession, the Stangs wasted little time finding the end zone in just two plays as Lawrence Matusik raced 52 yards for receiving score.
Scoring slowed down for the rest of the first quarter in a game interrupted with over 30 penalties.
Both teams had trouble crossing midfield until Jeremiah Noga caught a 17 yard touchdown pass giving Hidden Valley a 16-0 lead with 11:52 to play in the first half.
Hidden Valley continued to tack onto the lead with two more touchdown receptions from Noga of 12 and 19 yards.
Tanner Noble added a 4 yard touchdown run, and Senior Parker Wright had an interception which he followed up with a TD pass reception for a 54 yard score.
Sophomore quarterback Sam Vidlak finished the night with 5 TD passes and 386 yards.
Salem Academy did not score until they trailed 23-0, and got on the scoreboard with a 35 TD pass, then engineered a 9-play 58 yard drive to start the second half capped by a 27 yard field goal, and trailed 23-10.
The Academy added only one more 23 yard TD pass with 1:04 to play in the 3rd quarter, and trailed 29-17.
The Mustangs put the game away with two 4th quarter scores to win, 43-17.
Both teams had a touchdown called back at different times in the game. Titus Spangle of Salem Academy caught a 75 yard pass that was called back for a penalty, and Trey Bixler’s pick six was nullified for an illegal block on Hidden Valley.
The Stangs (3-1) open league play hosting the defending class 3A State Champion Cascade Christian (3-1) Challengers at Mustang Stadium for Evergreen Federal Bank Night.
THE KNIGHTS KNEEL TO THE MUSTANGS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 8 YEARS
HIDDEN VALLEY TOPS NORTH VALLEY IN A 29-28 NAILBITER.
Friday nights Civil War rivalry matchup was one for the books as the Mustangs inched out a one point victory against North Valley, beating the Knights, 29-28.
The win ended a 7-year losing streak in the cross-town clash.
The opening kickoff granted the first points of the game where sophomore Elias English returned the kickoff for 75 yards, and Hidden Valley dashed out to a quick 7-0 lead.
However, North Valley answered with an Austin Gray 7 yard rush that capped a 65-yard drive. The Knights went for a 2-point conversion try and led, 8-7.
From there it was off to the races. Hidden Valley’s Tobias Powers rushed for a 6 yard touchdown, and WR Jacob Tackett bolted 84 yards on a pass-run play which gave the Mustangs the lead back, 19-14 still in the opening quarter.
Sophomore HV quarterack Sam Vidlak threw for 191 yards (9-22) with the TD and one pick.
There were 6 lead changes on the night. Hidden Valley totaled 365 yards in Total offense and North Valley churned out 488 with 432 coming on the ground.
Gray rushed for 150 yards on 20 carries, while Powers pounded out 101 yards on 17 rushes.
Gray, a junior, averaged 7.5 yards per carry, and scored two touchdowns for the Knights on runs of 2 yards, and 28.
Eli Colas scored twice as well for the Knights with a 7 yard run, and 75 yard sprint.
It was Hall of Fame/Alumni night at Mustang Stadium which welcomed 5 new members, and former student-athletes into the HVHS Hall of Fame.
It includes Jarrod Love (1990), Nick Pipher (1991), Josh Shannon (1993), Jamie Diamond (1993), and Chris Jostad (1993).
Special contributors to HVHS enshrined include Don Carter, Peter Allen, Stephen Stark, Dar Benton, and Evergreen Federal Bank.
Hidden Valley improves to 2-1 while the Knights remain winless in 3-games.
Next week the Mustangs travel to Salem Academy (1-2). Kickoff is set at 7pm.
Meanwhile the North Valley Knights host winless (0-3) Junction City.
*credit stats-Kami Keith
Prior to the start of classes on Tuesday, September 11th, the Hidden Valley HS student body huddled around the American Flag and HVHS Principal Daye Stone to pay honor and respect to those that lost their lives on that fateful day in 2001.
Mr. Stone provided a short story as to the tragic events that unfolded that day, and what happened.
The students learned that the United States of America was attacked on its own turf by radical and violent terrorists who hijacked 3 planes to carry out the attacks on the twin tower buildings in New York City, the Pentagon, and the third plane was targeted for the Capitol building.
Essentially, the students learned that the terrorists intended to wipe out the executive, military, legislative, and financial headquarters of the USA.
It has been 364 days since Hidden Valley last secured a win, but Friday the Mustangs changed that in a big way as they shutout Pleasant Hill on the road, 36-0.
Hidden Valley scored the first of its 4 touchdowns on its first offensive series capping a 6-play 60-yard drive.
Runningback Tobias Powers scored 4 touchdowns and ended the night with 176-yards on 25-carries.
Hidden Valley totaled 256-yards in offense. Sophomore QB Sam Vidlak threw for 187 yards (12-21) and 1 Touchdown.
Meantime, the Stangs defense locked up senior left-handed Pleasant Hill (1-1) quarterback Zach Hart by sacking him 5-times, and pitching a shutout.
Hidden Valley (1-1) plays host to cross-town county rival North Valley on Friday night, September 14th with kickoff set for 7pm.
North Valley (0-2) lost at Elmira, 31-28.