Oregon high school football Week 3 recap: Top stars, best games, biggest wins (Friday games)

The high school football season continued Friday with Week 3 action around the state.

Here’s a quick look at some of the best games, top stars and memorable performances.

Note: Entries are based on information provided by coaches, statisticians and high school football fans. Don’t see any details for your team’s game? Email some notes and/or stats to jd@scorebooklive.com. We will be updating this post throughout the weekend.

Lake Oswego vs. Oregon City photo by Taylor Balkom

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Class 6A | Class 5A | Class 4A

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Class 6A | Class 5A | Class 4A

CLASS 6A

No. 1 West Linn 35, No. 5 Tigard 15

The Lions’ balanced offense took over in the win over the host Tigers, who got a touchdown run of close to 80 yards from Hewitt Sullivan on their first snap. 

Blake DeBisschop passed for three scores and more than 200 yards for West Linn (3-0). Clay Masters caught two of the scoring passes, Mark Hamper caught the other, and both eclipsed 100 yards receiving. 

West Linn’s Gavin Haines ran for two touchdowns, his seventh consecutive game (dating to 2019) with at least two scoring runs. Haines entered Week 3 tied for the Oregon Class 6A lead with six rushing touchdowns. 

Henry Masters kicked a 23-yard field goal to end the half and bring Tigard (1-1) within 21-9, and Keenan Speer-Johnson had a scoring catch after the break. 

West Linn coach Chris Miller said his defense stiffened after Sullivan’s touchdown, mentioning safety Thomas McNamara, linebackers Zyion Nelson and Earl Ingle and defensive ends Mitchell Duea and Kaanan Huffman. 

Masters had an interception in addition to multiple passes defended. Cole Peters led the Lions in tackles. 

No. 2 Central Catholic 21, Barlow 7

The Rams got two touchdown passes from Luke Johnson in defeating the visiting Bruins (1-2) of Gresham at Hillsboro Stadium. 

Jordan King (six catches, 72 yards) and Stryder Todd-Fields caught touchdown passes for Central Catholic (3-0) of Southeast Portland, which scored its fewest points against an Oregon opponent since Week 5 of 2018. 

Gavin Jackson had 13 carries for 47 yards and a touchdown for the Rams. Zach Grisham had five catches for 41 yards and seven carries for 47 yards. 

Johnson was 14 of 27 for 147 yards with the two scores and two interceptions. 

No. 9 Sherwood 26, No. 3 Jesuit 7

A fumble recovery set up one touchdown and a defensive stand was the springboard to another as the visiting Bowmen (2-1) defeated the Crusaders (1-2) at Cronin Field in Southwest Portland. 

With the Bowmen leading 7-0, Quinn Corsetti recovered a fumble by the Crusaders. Sherwood capitalized with a 46-yard touchdown run by Tai Stormont, his second touchdown run of the game, for a 14-0 lead about eight minutes before halftime. 

Jesuit closed to 14-7 on Tatum Lewis’ touchdown pass to Spencer McKelligon and was within one score at the half. After intermission, Sherwood converted a fourth-down stop into an 81-yard touchdown pass from Bjorn Bergstrom — his only completion to Jacob Pollock late in the third quarter. 

Sherwood linebacker Bryan Cuthbertson left the game with an apparent elbow injury. Coach Greg Lawrence said in a text he was not sure about the injury but Cuthbertson “may have a fractured elbow.” 

Jesuit’s Michael Rincon gained 120 yards on 26 carries, part of the Crusaders’ 283 yards of total offense. 

Sherwood intercepted three passes, forced three fumbles and blocked a punt. 

No. 4 Newberg 41, Glencoe 0

Hudson Davis had seven tackles and a sack, and Sam Murphy and Conner Croskrey each had an interception for the Tigers (3-0) in the victory over the host Crimson Tide (1-2) at Hare Field in Hillsboro. 

The shutout was the first of this season and the fifth over the past two seasons for the Tigers, who led 34-0 at halftime thanks in part to two forced fumbles on kickoffs. 

Price Pothier had 129 yards and three touchdowns rushing. Owen Hawley had two scoring catches on passes from Levi Durrell. 

Hudson Davis (Newberg) photo by Rockne Andrew Roll

No. 6 Lake Oswego 42, Oregon City 20 

Gabe Olvera ran for three touchdowns, Zach Mahan rushed for two and Calvin Macy had a 79-yard scoring run to lift the Lakers over the visiting Pioneers in Lake Oswego’s season debut. 

Oregon City (0-3) pulled within 14-13 in the second quarter on Trey Martin’s second touchdown pass, a 16-yarder to Jahleel Heath. 

Lake Oswego scored the next four touchdowns to forge a 42-13 lead in the fourth quarter. Logan Peyton’s touchdown run closed the scoring and brought the Pioneers to 42-20. 

Olvera finished with 139 yards on 11 carries. Macy had 117 yards on five carries. 

No. 7 Clackamas 19, Grant 12

Three interceptions by the Cavaliers (2-1) highlighted the win over the visiting Generals (2-1) of Northeast Portland, who were held to their lowest point total since a 2018 OSAA Class 6A playoff loss to Jesuit. 

Sophomore Luke Ash ran for an important touchdown for the Cavaliers, who led 13-12 at halftime and after three quarters. 

The Cavaliers are allowing an average of less than 16 points per game this season. 

Grant quarterback Logan Going had touchdown passes to Luke Borchardt and Chili Stephens. The Generals defense had an interception (Jackson Montfort) and a fumble recovery (Ethan McLoughlin).

No. 8 Sunset 49, Westview 10

Caleb Kim scored five touchdowns to highlight the offense for the Apollos in their victory over the visiting Wildcats at Sunset High School in Northwest Portland. 

Kim (six carries, 74 yards) rushed for three touchdowns — giving him seven rushing TDs in three games this season — and had two catches — both for touchdowns from Kyle Jaekel — for 51 yards. 

Kaeden Ball also ran for a touchdown and had an 82-yard kickoff return for the Apollos’ final touchdown. 

A 28-yard field goal by Rayan Mahin got the Wildcats (1-2) on the board at 21-3 in the second quarter. Brayden Libby connected with Gabe Foster on a 48-yard passing touchdown in the fourth for a 42-10 score. 

Sunset (3-0) held its opponent scoreless for the first nine quarters of the season. 

Libby finished 13 of 24 for 128 yards, Matt Lesowski had 20 carries for 75 yards, and Riley Keppel had two tackles for loss among his nine total stops for Westview. 

No. 9 Mountainside 58, Southridge 2

The visiting Mavericks got their offense in gear a week after being shut out and made the host Skyhawks (1-2) pay for mistakes in the matchup between Beaverton schools. 

Brian Mannion passed for two touchdowns and ran for another. Mountainside (2-1) got two scoring catches and an interception return for a touchdown from Andrew Simpson.  

Sammy Cohen, Ty Adewumi, Justin Hughes and Bowen Stinson ran for touchdowns in helping the Mavericks, who are in their third season of varsity competition, set a school record for points. 

The Skyhawks scored when a high snap by Mountainside went through the end zone for a safety. 

Southridge threw two interceptions and fumbled three times. Two Skyhawks punt snaps went over the punter’s head, leading to a safety in one case and prime field position for Mountainside in the other.  

No. 9 Tualatin 42, Lakeridge 33

The Timberwolves came back from a 27-7 fourth-quarter deficit, scoring 35 points in the final 12 minutes to defeat the visiting Pacers (1-2) of Lake Oswego.

Tualatin (2-1) took a 28-27 lead on a 23-yard touchdown pass from Jackson Jones to Cole Prusia with about six minutes left and stayed on top from there.

Prusia finished with two touchdown catches, 109 receiving yards and two interceptions.

Pacers quarterback Ryan Oliver (27 completions on 37 passes) had 356 yards passing and three touchdowns — both season highs. He also initiated another of Lakeridge’s touchdown passes with a lateral throw to Andrew Oliver, who launched a 35-yard scoring pass to Leyton Richards.

Lakeridge’s Bryce Caufield had two touchdowns and 80 yards receiving, and Calvin Heimberg had an interception on defense.

Tualatin’s Jones finished with 241 yards and three touchdowns passing. Scott Wright (142 yards) scored twice on the ground.

Cole Prusia (Tualatin) photo by Taylor Balkom

Century 28, Aloha 13

Zach Boehler ran for three touchdowns, and the Jaguars (3-0) defeated the visiting Warriors (1-2) in Hillsboro. 

After Boehler’s first scoring run, Adrian Mashia Jr. returned the kickoff 84 yards for a touchdown, pulling Aloha within 7-6. Boehler scored again to make it 14-6, and Emilio Hernandez’s one-yard touchdown run after halftime made the score 21-6.  

Darion Stevens had a one-yard touchdown run to bring Aloha within 28-13 midway through the fourth quarter. 

Century has held all three of its opponents to 14 points or fewer this season. 

McMinnville 26, Liberty 14

The Grizzlies’ defense stiffened after allowing 14 points in the first quarter, and the running of Preston Ginter was decisive in the second half of the victory over the visiting Falcons (0-3) of Hillsboro. 

Ginter, who rushed for two touchdowns in Week 1, scored all four touchdowns and surpassed the 200-yard mark for the third time in the past two seasons for the Grizzlies (1-2).  

Sandy 33, Reynolds 26

Teague Clemmer’s touchdown pass to Ashton Turin followed by Simon Smith’s point-after kick broke a tie with 17 seconds left as the Pioneers (1-2) defeated the visiting Raiders (1-1) of Troutdale in a game that featured six touchdowns in the fourth quarter. 

Reynolds, which was scoreless at halftime, led 13-12 in the third quarter after Miles Wilson scored on a touchdown run.  

The Pioneers went back ahead 18-13 with 4:17 left. On the next possession, Emannuel Igbonagwam took a short toss from Brendan Lynch for a 79-yard touchdown and a 19-18 Reynolds lead. 

Sandy went ahead 26-19 before the Raiders tied the score on a 53-yard pass from Lynch to Miles Baldwin and Angelo Uribe’s point-after kick with 2:17 remaining. 

Clemmer was 13 of 19 for 156 yards and four touchdowns. Turin had seven catches for 114 yards and two touchdowns and ran for a score. The Pioneers’ Tanner Brewster (72 yards receiving) caught two touchdown passes. 

Mountain View 33, Bend 21

The host Cougars (3-0) pulled away from a 21-21 halftime tie to defeat the Lava Bears (0-3) in a matchup of northeast Bend schools at Jack Harris Stadium. 

Bend scored two touchdowns in the final two minutes of the second quarter to forge the halftime tie. 

Mountain View’s second touchdown after halftime came on a pass from Jakoby Moss to Jake Hatch on a second-and-goal play from the 41, and two takeaways helped seal the victory. 

The Cougars’ Luke Roberts, coming off a five-touchdown game in Week 2, scored three times on the ground and totaled 118 yards. Moss passed for 162 yards and two touchdowns. Hatch had 75 receiving yards and a scoring catch. 

Grants Pass 45, Roseburg 6

Jayden Brown ran for two touchdowns and Hunter Gonzales passed for two scores, helping the Cavemen (2-1) to victory over Roseburg (0-2) at Finlay Field in Roseburg. 

Dominic Tatone threw to Logan Klopfenstein for a 65-yard scoring connection to bring Roseburg within 7-6 in the first quarter. 

Grants Pass rolled up 533 yards of total offense and limited Roseburg to 201. 

The Cavemen’s Spencer Sloan carried 14 times for 128 yards and a touchdown. Devik Chiang (three receptions, 111 yards) and Noah Martinez had scoring catches.

Sprague 28, McNary 0

McNary’s Dyami Rios, Zane Aicher and Gavin Anderson were frequent visitors in Sprague’s backfield, but the Olympians (3-0) of Salem got the best of the front-line matchup and dominated time of possession in the win over the Celtics (2-1) of Keizer. 

Ethan Bullock ran for three touchdowns and Colton Herring caught a touchdown pass from Logan Smith for the Olympians, who posted their first shutout since Week 7 of 2016. 

CLASS 6A vs. CLASS 5A

Sheldon 48, Willamette 32

Sophomore Brock Thomas passed for three touchdowns and ran for three to lead the Irish, making their season debut, past the visiting Wolverines in a matchup of Eugene schools. 

Willamette (1-2) got two touchdowns receiving and one rushing from Griff Bushnell, and Bryce Indell was solid on defense. 

Thomas’ scoring runs covered 11, 26 and six yards. Grafton Robinson had a 79-yard touchdown run and caught a touchdown pass. 

North Medford 25, Class 5A No. 5 Crater 18

The Black Tornado scored 25 unanswered points after trailing 18-0 to defeat the Comets (1-2) at Dutch Meyer Field in Central Point. 

Blake Eaton kicked a field goal and threw two touchdown passes to Trevor Jaasko to stake the host Comets to their 18-0 lead. Jaasko had an interception to set up the first touchdown. 

Colby Neron’s short run, a field goal by Danny Cossette and two touchdown runs by Devin Bradd lifted North Medford (2-1) to the win. 

Jaasko left the game with an apparent knee injury. Crater’s Brady Eaton also left the game. Cameron Derby of KRDV-TV (Medford) tweeted that Crater’s athletic director labeled Eaton’s injury a stinger and “they hope his back is okay.”

West Salem 48, North Salem 0

The Titans (3-0) posted their second consecutive shutout in the victory over the Vikings (1-2) at North Salem. 

Jack Livengood intercepted a pass that was tipped by Rian Canini, and Adrian McConnell had a fumble recovery to highlight the Titans’ defense. 

Jackson Lowery passed for three touchdowns, including a 25-yard connection with tight end Jack Countryman. Nate Garcia rushed for 135 yards and a touchdown. 

Jackson Lowery (West Salem) photo by Amanda Loman

South Medford 34, Eagle Point 7

The Panthers (2-1) received strong offensive line play and held the visiting Eagles scoreless until the final three minutes in the victory at Spiegelberg Stadium. 

Carson Joe led South Medford’s running game with 174 yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries. Brycen Guches and Garrett Henderson also ran for touchdowns. 

Isaiah Hill scored on a one-yard run in the fourth quarter for the Eagles (1-2). 

Sophomore Deacon Edgar was 15 of 21 for 167 yards, including a 58-yard scoring connection with Garrett Smith. 

South Medford defensive standouts included Brody Lewis (on the line), Joel Tecmire (at linebacker) and Kaleb Barney (in the backfield). Tecmire had 10 tackles. 

South Salem 40, McKay 13

Freshman Kyrin Fuimaono threw two touchdown passes for the Royal Scots (0-3), but the visiting Saxons (1-2) used a strong pass rush to post their first victory in a matchup of Salem schools. 

Fuimaono’s scoring passes went to Chansse Lee and Wesley Gutierrez. On defense, McKay’s Brian Coburn created multiple negative-yardage plays. 

McKay committed five turnovers. South Salem scored a touchdown on defense and recorded a safety. 

Putnam 7, Cleveland 0

Myles Barton scored on a 43-yard run at the start of the second quarter, and the Kingsmen (1-2) of Milwaukie defeated the visiting Warriors (0-3) of Southeast Portland. 

Putnam registered its first shutout since October 2018, when the Kingsmen held Benson of Northeast Portland scoreless in a Week 7 matchup. 

CLASS 5A

No. 1 Thurston 47, Springfield 6

The Colts (3-0) blocked a punt for a safety and returned another punt for a touchdown in defeating the host Millers (0-3) in a matchup of Springfield schools. 

Thurston held Springfield to 59 yards of total offense, forced three fumbles and intercepted three passes. 

Colts quarterback Dawson Muggy was 4 of 7 for 35 yards and one touchdown, and Gavin Knights (15 carries, 137 yards) ran for three touchdowns for the second consecutive week. 

Millers quarterback Gavin Colter ran for 100 yards, including a 65-yard touchdown. 

No. 2 Wilsonville 59, Forest Grove 22

Quarterback Jayce Knapp had two rushing touchdowns and another passing in the Wildcats’ victory over the Vikings (0-3) at Wilsonville. 

The Vikings’ Ayden Case caught two touchdowns passes from Kaden Clute. 

Seven players scored for the Wildcats (3-0). 

No. 4 West Albany 42, Central 7

The Panthers (1-2) of Independence scored first, but the Bulldogs (2-1) took control after that and cruised to the victory. 

West Albany tied the score on a 73-yard touchdown run by Zack Cehrs — the longest of his four scoring runs. Cehrs carried 15 times for a career-high 219 yards, surpassing the 216 yards he gained in the Bulldogs’ 2019 first-round OSAA Class 5A playoff victory against Redmond. 

TJ Zimmermann was the Bulldogs’ leading tackler, Chris Buker and DeMarcus Houston had interceptions, and Houston caught a 21-yard touchdown pass from Michael Cale to make the score 21-7 in the first quarter. 

Gabe Jacques closed West Albany’s scoring with a three-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter. 

DeMarcus Houston (West Albany) photo by Leon Neuschwander

No. 9 Scappoose 47, Hillsboro 18

Luke McNabb had four touchdown passes, and five Scappoose players scored touchdowns in the win over the visiting Spartans at St. Helens. 

Logan Johnson and Dom Lite had two scoring catches apiece, and Colin Stoddard caught one. McNabb entered the game leading Class 5A with six touchdown passes

Deacon Smith ran for two scores and D’Angelo Macedo-Becker also had a scoring run for Scappoose. 

Brett Krieger and Cutter Sandstrom led Scappoose’s defense, and Trey Dieringer and Aidan McMullan each registered an interception. 

Slade Shufelt’s rushing touchdown got the Spartans on the scoreboard late in the first half. Adonai Nava-Perez scored on a long, tackle-breaking run, and freshman quarterback Calvin Perkins connected with Josiah Kuhlman on a touchdown pass. 

Hillsboro’s Ryan Benedict recovered fumbles on Scappoose’s first two drives of the second half. 

No. 10 Dallas 40, Corvallis 20

Ashton Foster passed for two touchdowns, and Logan Person scored one touchdown receiving and one rushing to power the Dragons (3-0) to the home victory over the Spartans (1-2). 

Person accumulated 191 yards from scrimmage for the Dragons, who built a quick 14-point lead and kept the Spartans at arm’s length. 

Chase Brushe and Jace Grillo each rushed for a Dragons score, and Conner Nash caught Foster’s other touchdown pass. 

Redmond 27, Ridgeview 0 

The Ravens came up empty on two red-zone possessions in the first quarter and couldn’t make up a 14-0 halftime deficit in the loss to the visiting Panthers (2-1) in an all-Redmond matchup. 

Austin Carter and Blaine Aamodt rushed for more than 100 yards apiece for Redmond, and the Panthers defense had four takeaways. Redmond posted its second shutout of the season. 

Standing out for Ridgeview (1-2) were sophomore defensive end Carl Bailey and sophomore fullback/linebacker Matt Mathis. 

La Salle Prep 41, The Dalles 6

The Falcons of Milwaukie pulled away from a 7-6 halftime score to defeat the Riverhawks (1-1) at The Dalles. 

La Salle Prep (2-1) hung 34 points in the third quarter with touchdowns from Will Curran, Brody Crowley and James Menor and two from Riley Peterson, who had three touchdown receptions a week ago. 

The Falcons capitalized on four consecutive third-quarter kickoffs that Riverhawks coach Andy Codding described as onside/pooch/squib kicks to take strong field position.  

Will Rakoz spearheaded La Salle Prep’s defense with his tackles and pass breakups. 

The Dalles’ Dusty Dodge ran for a touchdown in the second quarter. 

Lebanon 25, South Albany 0 

Brayden Burton ran for Lebanon’s first and last touchdowns in the shutout win over the host RedHawks (0-3).  

Lebanon, which lost its first two games by a combined 12 points, posted its first victory. 

CLASS 5A vs. CLASS 4A

Class 5A No. 6 Canby 28, Class 4A No. 8 Cascade 27 (2OT)

Tyler Mead scored on a 25-yard run and then on the two-point conversion for the winning points as host Canby (2-1) defeated Cascade (1-2) of Turner. 

Canby led 13-6 at halftime and later was up 20-14. Cascade then recovered an onside kick and drove for the tying touchdown with 10:04 left in the fourth quarter. 

Later, Cascade had an apparent go-ahead touchdown negated by an illegal motion penalty. 

In the first overtime period, each team lost a fumble. 

In the second overtime, Cascade took a 27-20 lead on David Kanoff’s catch of a pass from Jacob Hage. Canby won the game with the conversion after its first snap of the second overtime.  

“I have never seen a team play as hard as Cascade did tonight,” Canby coach Jimmy Joyce said in an email. “They have my upmost respect. What they do on both sides of the ball caused us problems, but our players showed character and battled and earned the ‘W.’ ” 

Canby’s Mikey Gibson threw one touchdown pass and rushed for another score. Mead’s overtime scoring run was his second touchdown of the game. 

Cascade’s Hage rushed for two touchdowns. Shawn Kuenzi piled up considerable rushing yardage and scored Cascade’s other touchdown. 

Class 5A No. 7 Silverton 35, Class 4A No. 1 Marist Catholic 33

Caden Smith rushed for three touchdowns, and the visiting Foxes (2-1) held on when a conversion pass by the Spartans (2-1) late in the fourth quarter was incomplete. 

The score was 14-14 at halftime, and Silverton led by eight with about two minutes left in the fourth. Facing a fourth-and-long, Marist Catholic quarterback Joey Laing connected with Hagan Stephenson on the sideline for a gain of about 40 yards. That drive resulted in a touchdown that accounted for the final score. 

Laing passed for three touchdowns for the Spartans of Eugene. Dylan Martin caught two scoring passes. 

Silverton took a 35-27 lead midway through the fourth on Smith’s final touchdown run.

Churchill 18, Class 4A No. 10 North Eugene 12

Camdyn Stiegeler passed for three touchdowns, two to Ty Weiskind, to power the Lancers (2-1) of Eugene over the host Highlanders (1-2). 

Stiegeler was 10 of 20 for 198 yards, and he picked up 53 yards on eight runs. 

Riley Van Camp had 64 yards receiving and the Lancers’ other scoring catch. Jake Trone caught six passes for 103 yards. 

Austin Mills carried 12 times for 81 yards, and John Peck had 10 carries for 41 yards. 

“I’m proud of the kids for battling and making some plays down the stretch,” Churchill coach AJ Robinson said via text. “We are a young team, and we showed it tonight. We have to improve. It’s always nice to win, though.” 

Camdyn Stiegeler (Churchill) photo by Leon Neuschwander

North Bend 48, Elmira 6 

Coleman Compton had three touchdown runs and a scoring pass to Liam Buskerud, Jake Posey rushed for two touchdowns, and the host Bulldogs (2-1) cruised past the Falcons (1-2), who scored on a four-yard run up the middle by quarterback Cobyn Herbert.

CLASS 4A

No. 7 Gladstone 31, Crook County 0

Sabastian Peiffer ran for four touchdowns for the second consecutive game, and the host Gladiators (3-0) defeated the Cowboys (2-1) of Crook County. 

Gladstone led 17-0 at halftime and 31-0 after three quarters. 

No. 10 Estacada 54, Molalla 7

Caleb McDonald returned an interception for a touchdown, Isaiah Schaffer ran for three scores, and the Rangers (2-1) won at Molalla (1-2). 

The Rangers’ Justin Lang forced a fumble and registered a sack against injury-thinned Molalla. 

Molalla coach Sean McElhaney said his team had difficulty passing in windy conditions and Estacada’s control of the middle of the line of scrimmage hampered the Molalla running game.  

Tillamook 34, Valley Catholic 6

Junior quarterback Trent Buchler ran for two touchdowns and passed for a third as the Cheesemakers (1-2) defeated the Valiants (0-3) in Beaverton. 

Ryoma Lane connected with Will French on a 40-yard touchdown for host Valley Catholic, which got big contributions on defense from French, Joe Ierardi, Alex Wesselman and Logan Howerton. 

Astoria 36, Milwaukie 7

Strong play from the offensive line helped Michael Moore rush for about 150 yards and score four touchdowns in the Fishermen’s victory over the host Mustangs (1-2). 

Moore and Dylan Junes each had an interception for the Fishermen (2-1). 

Madras 21, North Marion 0 

Tanner Saucedo had four sacks for the Huskies (0-2) of Aurora, but the White Buffaloes (1-2) collected the win at home. 

Klamath Union 20, Phoenix 9 

The Pirates (0-3) took a 3-0 lead, but the Pelicans (1-2) got going for the home victory at Modoc Field in Klamath Falls. 

Klamath Union quarterback Silas Dutra ran for one touchdown and passed for another. 

CLASS 4A vs. CLASS 3A

Class 4A No. 9 La Grande 20, Vale 19

The Tigers (2-0) got a touchdown and the decisive extra point midway through the fourth quarter to defeat the host Vikings (1-2), who led 13-6 after the first quarter and 19-13 in the third. 

After La Grande went ahead in the fourth, Vale forced a fumble and recovered at its 4 with 39 seconds left, but after gaining about 30 yards, the Vikings’ desperation fourth-down pass was incomplete. 

Vale’s Tanner Steele was 11 of 18 for 177 yards and two touchdowns, and he ran for a three-yard score. John Wolfe (five catches, 94 yards) caught both of Steele’s touchdown passes. 

Baker 28, Nyssa 22 (OT)

Baker (1-2) attained a season high in points and got its first victory of the season by defeating Nyssa (1-2) in Baker City. 

Gabe Gambleton did it all for the Bulldogs, rushing for two touchdowns, throwing a touchdown pass, catching a touchdown pass and intercepting a pass on the goal line.

Gambleton’s first touchdown run and subsequent two-point run tied the score with 47 seconds left in the fourth quarter, and his second touchdown run won it in overtime.

Nyssa quarterback Andrew Enders passed for 246 yards and two touchdowns and rushed 17 times for 109 yards and a touchdown. 

Sweet Home 36, Sisters 6

Aiden Tyler had 208 yards of total offense and the Huskies (2-1) had four takeaways in defeating the visiting Outlaws (1-2). 

CLASS 4A vs. CLASS 2A

McLoughlin 43, Irrigon 0 

Nick Herndon passed for three touchdowns and ran for another in the Pioneers’ victory over the visiting Knights (0-2-1). 

Nick Doherty caught two touchdown passes and freshman Tregyn Quinn also had a scoring catch for McLoughlin (2-1) of Milton-Freewater. Kiez White ran for two touchdowns.

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