Summit airs it out to beat Ridgeview, create playoff logjam

REDMOND — Summit’s Henry Bledsoe passed for three touchdowns and Magnus Schmidt ran for two more as the Storm rolled past Ridgeview for a 34-12 Class 5A Special District 1 football win Friday night.

The Storm (4-4 overall) built a 34-0 lead in the first three quarters and improved to 3-3 in Special District 1, which keeps alive Summit’s hopes of reaching the postseason.

Cian Marderos scored the first touchdown of the game midway through the first quarter on a 4-yard pass from Bledsoe, who finished the game with 11-of-18 passing for 155 yards. Schmidt scored on a 5-yard run early in the second period and Bledsoe hit Konrad Collins with a 14-yard pass to give the Storm a 21-0 halftime lead. Bledsoe also found Collins for the first touchdown of the second half, this time on a 26-yard play.

The Storm host Hood River Valley in their final regular-season game next Friday, needing a win over the Eagles and a loss by Pendleton or Bend High for a chance at fourth place in Special District 1 and a spot in the state playoffs.

The Ravens (0-6 SD1, 0-8) nearly matched Summit in total offense, 291 yards to 315, and outgained the Storm on the ground 278 yards to 154. But Ridgeview did not get on the scoreboard until the final six minutes of the game, when Micah Cup ran 25 yards for a touchdown and Max Hopper followed with a 3-yard run to the end zone.

The Ravens will conclude their season at Redmond next Friday.