Skyview graduates storm way to honors

McDonagh, Dodge had big weekends at quarterback

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A pair of Skyview High School graduates received football honors on Monday following steller outings on Saturday.

Portland State freshman quarterback Kieran McDonagh was named the Big Sky Conference offensive player of the week and The Sports Network's national freshman of the week for the FCS level.

Southern Oregon sophomore quarterback Austin Dodge was named NAIA national football offensive player of the week as well as Frontier Conference offensive player of the week.

McDonagh accounted for six touchdowns in the Vikings' 77-10 win over Idaho State on Saturday.

He rushed for four touchdowns, passed for one touchdown, and caught a touchdown pass. McDonagh completed 15 of 23 passes for 280 yards, rushed 10 times for a career-high 66 yards and had a 22-yard reception for a total of 368 yards.

McDonagh led an offense that scored the most points by a Viking team in 32 years. PSU set a new school record for rushing yards (437).

Dodge had an equally impressive outing as the Raiders topped NAIA then No. 14 Eastern Oregon 68-22.

He led the Raiders to a 51-7 halftime lead over the Mountaineers on the strength of 468 passing yards and five touchdowns, completing 23 of 30 pass attempts in the opening 30 minutes. He didn't play in the second half because the game was well in hand.

His 468 passing yards gave him the fourth-highest single-game total in SOU history as he helped the Raiders surpass 700 yards for the first time in team history.

For the season, McDonagh has completed 102 of 183 passes for 1,375 yards. He has nine touchdown passes. He ranks third in the Big Sky Conference and 16th in the nation with 269.8 yards of total offense per game.

Dodge has accounted for 1,922 yards of total offense and 1,860 passing yards to lead the NAIA in passing yards per game (372) and total offense per game (384.4).

He is also completing exactly two-thirds of his pass attempts (140-of-210), and his 17 touchdown throws this season are already the fifth-most in SOU history.