The high school football season continued Friday with Week 4 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 email@example.com. We will be updating this post throughout the weekend.
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No. 1 West Linn 42, No. 4 Lake Oswego 7
The Lions achieved a season high in points and mounted a starting defense that again didn’t allow any points in defeating the visiting Lakers (1-1).
Linebackers Cole Peters and Zyion Nelson, lineman Zach Holmes and defensive backs Thomas McNamara and Clay Masters drew praise from coach Chris Miller for their play. Mitchell Duea and Kaanan Huffman were strong at defensive end, Miller said.
Peters had double-digit tackles and an interception and ran for a touchdown on offense. Masters also had an interception, his third of the season.
Gavin Haines gained 90-plus yards and scored on the ground. Masters, Duea, Huffman and Aiden Scott (a 50-plus-yarder) caught touchdown passes from Blake DeBisschop.
As OSAAtoday’s Jerry Ulmer noted, West Linn’s victory was its first over Lake Oswego since 2016, when the Lions defeated the Lakers in the regular season and in the second round of the OSAA Class 6A playoffs.
No. 3 Newberg 56, McMinnville 9
Five players scored touchdowns in the first half as the Tigers (4-0) raced to a 42-6 lead on the way to the victory over the visiting Grizzlies (1-3) on senior night at Newberg High School.
Seniors Owen Hawley (143 yards and two touchdowns receiving) and Armen Tarakhchyan (seven tackles) led the way for Newberg.
Levi Durrell passed for 222 yards and three touchdowns. Price Pothier piled up 136 yards and three touchdowns rushing.
On defense, the Tigers’ Charlie Evans had an interception (his third of the season), and Alec Love and Kyle Kelley each recorded a sack.
Owen Hawley (Newberg) photo by Rockne Andrew Roll
No. 4 Sunset 63, Beaverton 31
Kyle Jaekel matched his season high with four touchdown passes as the visiting Apollos of Northwest Portland handled the Beavers (0-4).
Jaekel was 14 of 20 for 292 yards. Chase Limbocker caught two of Jaekel’s scoring passes, and Nick Molitor and Connor Stevens caught one apiece. Jaekel also ran for a touchdown.
Sunset (4-0) rolled up 589 yards of total offense, nearly evenly split between pass and run. Caleb Kim got 231 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries. Kim has rushed for at least two touchdowns in all four games this season.
Nic Janati and Connor Byrnes had interceptions for Sunset.
Beavers quarterback Jay Keuter was 25 of 38 for 348 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.
Koffi Kouame carried 11 times for 155 yards and two touchdowns — both season highs. Cristian Gonzalez had 144 receiving yards and a touchdown catch, which brought the Beavers within 14-10 late in the first quarter.
No. 6 Sherwood 34, Glencoe 10
Clay Peden raced 65 yards for a touchdown on the first snap, launching the Bowmen (3-1) to the victory over the Crimson Tide in Sherwood.
Royce Fasel carried 28 times for 85 yards and Jackson Kind (19 rushes, 70 yards) scored in the fourth quarter for the Crimson Tide (1-3) of Hillsboro. Fasel had eight unassisted tackles and assisted on two others.
Peden added a 23-yard touchdown run and finished with 108 yards on seven carries.
The Bowmen’s Jackson Hughes and Cody Hall intercepted passes, Hall returning his for a touchdown.
Lakeridge 34, No. 7 Tigard 17
Ryan Oliver passed for 316 yards and a season-high five touchdowns to drive the Pacers (2-2) of Lake Oswego to the victory over the visiting Tigers (1-1).
Bryce Caufield caught two of Oliver’s touchdown passes, giving him consecutive games with multiple scoring catches.
No. 9 Jesuit 21, No. 8 Mountainside 14 (OT)
Michael Rincon’s 24-yard touchdown run lifted the Crusaders (2-2) in overtime against the visiting Mavericks (2-2) at Cronin Field in Southwest Portland.
After Rincon’s touchdown, Jesuit’s defense held on Mountainside’s possession, securing the victory in the game between Metro League rivals.
The second Brian Mannion-to-Andrew Simpson touchdown connection, with about 8½ minutes left in the fourth quarter, pulled the Mavericks into a 14-14 tie.
The Crusaders had gone ahead 14-7 on the preceding possession on Tyree Blake’s second touchdown run.
The teams went into halftime with the score 7-7, Jesuit scoring first on Blake’s first-quarter touchdown.
Simpson had two interceptions for Mountainside of Beaverton, the first of which he returned to set up a short field and led to his first scoring catch from Mannion. Landon Sherman and Bowen Stinson had 12 tackles apiece for the Mavericks.
Rincon had 30 carries for a season-high 222 yards. Jesuit amassed 317 yards on the ground.
The Mavericks’ offense was a stark contrast. Simpson finished with six receptions for 133 yards as Mannion (16 of 26) passed for 214 yards.
Michael Rincon (Jesuit) photo by Alex Tam
No. 10 Tualatin 43, Oregon City 13
Malik Ross rushed for 126 yards and two touchdowns, Cole Prusia caught two of Jackson Jones’ four touchdown passes, and the Timberwolves (3-1) downed the Pioneers (0-4) at Pioneer Memorial Stadium.
The win was the third in a row for Tualatin since its season-opening loss to West Linn and the third consecutive game the Timberwolves reached 40 points.
Logan Payton got the Pioneers on the scoreboard with a five-yard touchdown run, making it 34-6 with nine minutes left in the third quarter, and Trey Martin passed to Cade Heitschmidt for another touchdown and a 40-13 score at the end of the third.
Tualatin’s Michael Harris had five tackles and a fumble recovery and Noah Ogoli broke up three passes to highlight the defense.
Jones finished 19 of 27 for 317 yards. Jake Alton and Peter Burke also caught touchdown passes.
Aloha 19, Southridge 14
Tanner Volk scored two touchdowns and had an interception, pacing the host Warriors (2-2) to the victory over the Skyhawks (1-3) of Beaverton.
Volk returned a punt 53 yards for a 7-0 lead with 5:12 left in the first quarter. The Warriors increased the lead to 13-0 on Logan Moore’s 24-yard run early in the second quarter.
After Cypress Albright scored the first of his two touchdowns for Southridge, Volk ran four yards for another touchdown and a 19-7 lead midway through the second.
Albright closed the scoring with a two-yard touchdown run with 2:32 left.
Southridge was unsuccessful on an onside kick but regained possession and mounted one final drive. The Skyhawks had a long gain negated by an illegal blocking penalty and then had a downfield pass intercepted by Volk to end their hopes.
Clackamas 35, Sandy 0
Strong play in the defensive backfield by Miles Williams and Kemeatrous “KJ” Johnson-Gibson helped the Cavaliers (3-1) shut out the Pioneers (1-3) at Sandy.
Pioneers senior Tanner Brewster had four catches for 61 yards and on defense had an interception. Quarterback Teague Clemmer was 13 of 28 for 136 yards.
Clackamas’ Luke Ash rushed for about 100 yards, including a touchdown of more than 50 yards. Jake Spitulski also ran for a score, and Nick Kennewell had two touchdown catches.
In addition to his defense, Williams returned a punt in the neighborhood of 70 yards for a touchdown.
Clackamas has not allowed more than 20 points in any game this season and is allowing 11.8 points per game.
Liberty 32, Century 28
Hiro Diamond scrambled 18 yards for the winning touchdown with 36 seconds left to lift the Falcons — who didn’t trail until the final three minutes — over the visiting Jaguars in a matchup of Hillsboro schools.
The Falcons (1-3) took a 25-13 lead with less than a minute left in the third quarter on Ethan Jones’ 87-yard fumble return.
The Jaguars (3-1) set the stage for a thrilling fourth quarter when Emilio Hernandez raced 54 yards on the final snap of the third to pull Century within 25-20.
With less than three minutes to play, Zachary Boehler’s second touchdown pass to Tyler Mahlman (followed by a two-point conversion) put the Jaguars ahead 28-25, setting up the dramatic finish.
Boehler ran 23 yards for Century’s first touchdown. His first scoring connection with Mahlman covered 62 yards.
In addition to his defensive touchdown, the Falcons’ Jones caught two touchdown passes from Diamond.
Ethan Jones (Liberty) photo by Taylor Balkom
West Salem 28, McNary 20
Nate Garcia rushed for 240 yards and two touchdowns and the Titans (4-0) kept the visiting Celtics (2-2) of Keizer at bay.
The Titans’ Jackson Lowery passed for touchdowns to Jack Bennett and John Kenny, who had two pass break-ups on defense.
Tyler Copeland had seven catches for 95 yards and a hard-earned first-half touchdown for the Celtics. On his scoring reception, Copeland caught the ball on a slant pattern and dragged two would-be tacklers several yards before breaking free for a 35-yard score.
Coleman Young had three tackles for loss and a sack for McNary.
Mountain View 7, Summit 3
Jake Hatch intercepted a pass in the end zone to preserve the victory for the host Cougars (4-0), who got everything they could handle from the Storm in a rematch of a Week 1 game Mountain View won 33-3.
The Storm (2-2) took a 3-0 lead in the third quarter at Jack Harris Stadium on a 41-yard field goal.
Mountain View coach Brian Crum said his offense finally got some rhythm on its last drive and capitalized on “some big catches and big throws.” Luke Roberts punched the ball in from the 1 with 31 seconds left.
Summit then drove to the Mountain View 15, and the game wasn’t decided until Hatch’s interception with three seconds left.
“It was a great high school football game,” Crum said in a text. “I’m proud of our kids and coaches. So glad they got that moment.”
South Medford 56, Grants Pass 55
Jude Pannell’s point-after kick was the difference in the third overtime as the Panthers (3-1) defeated the host Cavemen (2-2).
Each team scored a touchdown and was successful on the point-after kick in the first two overtimes.
The Cavemen, getting the ball to start the first and third overtime periods, scored on a short run by David Ruiz and a 15-yard pass from Hunter Gonzales to Jett Hood.
The Panthers’ first two overtime touchdowns came from Carson Cota (a 23-yard pass from Deacon Edgar) and on an 11-yard run by Colton Samis.
In the third extra session — with the offenses starting at the 10 instead of the 25 — Jayden Brown scored from the 2 to put the Cavemen up 55-49, but the point-after kick hit the left upright. Garrett Henderson’s short scoring run for South Medford set up Pannell for the winning kick.
Dante Haven (eight catches, 204 yards) caught three touchdown passes from Gonzales, including the tying score with 1:38 left in the fourth quarter.
Grants Pass’ two losses have been by a combined eight points.
North Medford 35, Roseburg 0
A 79-yard interception-return touchdown early in the first quarter by Devan Blankenship got the Black Tornado (3-1) started in the victory over visiting Roseburg (0-3) at Spiegelberg Stadium.
Colby Neron passed for a season-high three touchdowns.
CLASS 6A vs. CLASS 5A
5A No. 2 Wilsonville 35, David Douglas 6
Rochne Beecham returned a fumble for a touchdown on the second play, setting the pattern for a stifling defense in the Wildcats’ victory over the Scots on Thursday.
Wilsonville coach Adam Guenther lauded Beecham (a linebacker), lineman Jake Moore and linebackers Jack Kimball and Chad Overholt as the leaders of a unit he called “lights out” against a team making its season debut.
Cal Szueber, coach of the Scots of Southeast Portland, acknowledged the offensive hiccups but was impressed with the team’s defense. He said linebackers Malosi Laban, Caleb Clardy and Blake Wade stood out and helped the defense make some “great stops.”
Five players carried the ball for the Wildcats (4-0) and six caught passes. Overholt had a rushing touchdown, and Payton Dart, Colby Guenther and Josh McKenzie caught touchdown passes from Jayce Knapp.
David Douglas’ delay in playing tackle football was related to the school’s lack of in-person instruction while Multnomah County was deemed as having extreme/high risk for COVID-19.
Sheldon 27, Churchill 7
The Lancers amassed more than 300 yards passing but were stung by mistakes in the loss to the visiting Irish, who got 285 yards of total offense from sophomore quarterback Brock Thomas.
Thomas was 18 of 27 for 187 yards with two touchdowns and an interception, and he gained 98 yards on 17 rushes for the Irish (2-0) of northwest Eugene.
Larson Helikson (six catches, 88 yards) and Keegan Line caught Thomas’ touchdown passes. Helikson also returned an interception for a touchdown.
Connor Quinney and Carter Neuman also intercepted passes for Sheldon. Quinney recovered a fumble, and Neuman filled the stat sheet with eight tackles, two sacks and a tackle for a loss.
Churchill quarterback Camdyn Stiegeler, a transfer to the west Eugene school from Sheldon, had 133 yards of total offense. Chace Pence was 13 of 21 for 210 yards. Riley Van Camp racked up 159 yards receiving.
Traejon Roberts had an interception and Danny Womack and Nick Bedgood recovered fumbles to spearhead the Lancers’ defense.
“We made too many mental mistakes to beat a good team like Sheldon,” Lancers coach AJ Robinson said. “We did some really positive things, too, and this will be a great opportunity to learn and improve for our team.”
North Salem 41, South Salem 30
Josiah Davis scored five touchdowns and freshman quarterback TC Manumaleuna ran 30 yards for the go-ahead touchdown to highlight the Vikings’ victory over the host Saxons (1-3) in the Mayor’s Cup game.
Davis ran for three scores, had a scoring catch and returned a kickoff for another touchdown, helping the Vikings (2-2) reach their highest point total since they scored 52 in Week 5 of the 2018 season. Friday night’s scoring total represents 41 percent of the points North Salem scored in the entire 2019 season.
Davis’ touchdown catch was a 60-yard play that was the first high school touchdown pass for Manumaleuna, whose scholarship offer to Oregon has been confirmed by SBLive Oregon.
“Mayor’s Cup coming home with us!” Manumaleuna said in a Twitter direct message.
The Mayor’s Cup, a competition between the two oldest high schools in Salem, hadn’t been contested since 2017.
Josiah Davis (North Salem) photo by Leon Neuschwander
Parkrose 12, Madison 6
The host Broncos (1-3) defeated the visiting Class 6A Senators (1-3) in a matchup of schools separated by a few miles in Northeast Portland.
The Broncos’ Michael Scott piled up considerable yards after the catch, scoring on one of those receptions, and had an interception and a hand in many tackles on defense. Freshman quarterback Kenji Johnson led important drives for the Broncos’ offense, which benefited from the outside running of Dee Cunningham.
Two-way lineman Ty Delgado had an impact on both sides of the line of scrimmage for the Broncos, making big stops against the Senators’ offense.
Madison junior wide receiver Moses Farmer had more than 100 yards receiving, including an over-the-shoulder grab in the end zone. Senior running back/linebacker Leo Johnson displayed hard running on offense and had multiple tackles for loss on defense.
Senators coach Joe Salvador praised senior quarterback Marcus Holden for his gritty performance and said he continues to improve each week. Junior lineman Anthony Arcos drew praise from Salvador for his gutsy game and his athletic versatility — demonstrated on a successful onside kick with less than a minute left.
The victory was the first at Parkrose for first-year coach Brian Jackson.
Sprague 46, McKay 20
Drew Rodriguez and Carsen VanKempen caught touchdown passes from Logan Smith to pace the Olympians (4-0) to victory over the host Royal Scots (0-4) in a matchup of Salem teams.
McKay’s Kyrin Fuimaono passed for touchdowns to Chansse Lee and Justice Anthony, and Ui Ale scored on the ground.
Redmond 28, No. 3 Pendleton 0
The Panthers (3-1) posted their third shutout of the season and got three touchdown passes from Hayden Parrish, handing the Buckaroos (3-1) the loss at Redmond.
Parrish connected on scoring passes of 48 and 31 yards to Nathan Wachs — whose touchdown catches opened and closed the scoring — and 17 yards to Kole Davis, a nephew of Pendleton coach Erik Davis (himself a Redmond High School graduate).
After the first Parrish-to-Wachs connection made it 7-0, Austin Carter’s two-yard touchdown run pushed the Panthers to a 13-0 lead in the second quarter. Carter also had two of the Panthers’ three interceptions.
No. 4 West Albany 28, Lebanon 0
Caeden Zamora caught three of Michael Cale’s four touchdown passes in the Bulldogs’ victory over visiting Lebanon (1-3).
Cale (11 of 17, 189 yards) connected with Zamora on scoring plays of 58, 29 and 19 yards. Gavin Miller, on a 15-yard play, was on the receiving end of Cale’s other scoring pass, which made the score 21-0 midway through the fourth quarter.
Cale’s four touchdown passes matches the single-game high by a West Albany quarterback over the past three seasons.
Zamora had six receptions for 118 yards and on defense had an interception. Zack Cehrs carried 24 times for 135 yards for the Bulldogs (3-1).
No. 5 Crater 28, Eagle Point 7
David Brown’s 43-yard touchdown run led to the host Eagles (1-3) taking a 7-0 first-quarter lead, but the Comets (2-2) of Central Point took over from there.
Blake Eaton passed for three touchdowns for the Comets, whose first score was on a fumble return.
No. 6 Silverton 35, Central 0
Caden Smith ran for four touchdowns, and the Foxes (3-1) rolled to the win over the host Panthers (1-3) of Independence.
Smith has seven rushing touchdowns in Silverton’s past two games.
Jordan McCarty eclipsed 200 yards passing for the second week in a row, threw for a touchdown and added 30 yards rushing.
Vandon Fessler, who entered Week 4 leading Oregon Class 5A and Class 6A in receiving yards with 438, added about 150 yards and a scoring catch to his season totals. Fessler also had an interception on defense.
No. 7 Canby 42, No. 8 Scappoose 27
Tyler Mead scored six touchdowns — on the ground, through the air and on an interception — to highlight the Cougars’ home-field victory over Scappoose (2-2).
Cougars quarterback Mikey Gibson left in the fourth quarter with an apparent lower-body injury serious enough to call into question his availability for next week’s game against No. 2 Wilsonville. Coach Jimmy Joyce said in a text, “We are optimistic. We will see how it looks over the weekend.”
Mead had 17 carries for 207 yards, a touchdown catch of 35 yards and a 77-yard interception return for the Cougars (3-1). Jackson Valdrow added 76 yards on 10 carries. Gibson eclipsed 200 yards of total offense.
In addition to Mead, Joe Brauckmiller and Theo Netter had interceptions for the Cougars, whose loss was to Class 6A Clackamas.
The Cougars learned this week that wide receiver Chance Miller, who has been accepted into the Air Force Academy and was SBLive Oregon’s preseason favorite for Class 5A offensive player of the year, has been lost for the season.
Scappoose’s Deacon Smith ran for two scores and Colin Stoddard caught a touchdown pass from Luke McNabb, who also ran for a score. Brett Krieger was Scappoose’s leading tackler.
Tyler Mead (Canby) photo by Rockne Andrew Roll
No. 9 Dallas 62, Crescent Valley 0
John Hofenbredl and Jace Grillo returned interceptions for touchdowns for the Dragons (4-0) in the victory over the host Raiders (1-2) of Corvallis.
Logan Person, Aiden Henrickson and Ashton Foster rushed for touchdowns for Dallas.
Ridgeview 46, No. 10 Hood River Valley 26
Tanner Fletcher scored two touchdowns, but that wasn’t enough as the Eagles (2-2) lost to the visiting Ravens (2-2) of Redmond.
Jeremiah Schwartz had two touchdown catches for Ridgeview, which scored more points Friday against the Eagles than Hood River Valley had given up in its other three games this season combined.
St. Helens 26, Forest Grove 24
The Lions (1-2) ended a seven-game losing streak with the win over the visiting Vikings (0-4).
St. Helens, which totaled 20 points in its first two games of the season, scored its most points since the Lions’ previous victory, a 56-49 win over Wilson of Southwest Portland in Week 4 of 2019.
Corvallis 29, South Albany 8
Junior quarterback Carter Steeves and senior wide receiver Brady Hankins connected on four touchdown passes, and the Spartans (2-2) downed the visiting RedHawks (0-4).
Eric Wise was in on 12 tackles for the Spartans.
Willamette 42, Springfield 7
Fittingly on the Wolverines’ senior night, seniors contributed mightily to the win over the visiting Millers (0-4) in west Eugene.
Seniors Dane Woodcock and Connor Bendele each had an interception. Junior Braeden Derrickson also intercepted a Springfield pass.
Willamette (2-2) led 20-7 at halftime and held the Millers scoreless after the break.
The Wolverines’ offensive line cleared the path for Bryce Indell and Griff Bushnell to break off big runs, and Woodcock delivered important passes.
Kasey Robinson had a five-yard touchdown catch and recorded a sack for Springfield.
CLASS 5A vs. CLASS 4A
4A No. 2 Mazama 23, 5A No. 1 Thurston 21
Colby Anderson kicked a 31-yard field goal as time expired Thursday to lift the Vikings (4-0) of Klamath Falls over the host Colts (3-1) in Springfield.
Mazama’s winning drive started at its 15 with 1:21 left and stayed alive thanks to several key plays. Tristan Lee completed passes of 32 yards to Cole Brosterhous and 17 yards to Aidan Kindt, and the senior quarterback had a 14-yard gain on the ground.
Thurston struck first, taking a 7-0 lead after Jeremy Foss’ 29-yard touchdown run. Kindt returned the subsequent kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown to make it 7-6.
The Colts’ Gavin Knights then returned the kickoff after that touchdown 88 yards for a touchdown and a 14-6 lead midway through the first quarter.
Knights scored again, on a 48-yard run, less than a minute into the second quarter for a 21-6 Thurston lead.
The Vikings’ Zeke Heaton scored from one yard out midway through the third, and Kindt’s conversion run made the score 21-14.
With three and a half minutes to play, Lee and Brosterhous connected on a 14-yard touchdown pass to draw the Vikings within 21-20. This time, Mazama’s two-point try failed, and the Colts retained the lead.
Thurston had given up six points in each of its first three games, whereas Mazama had held its first three opponents scoreless.
Zeke Heaton (Mazama) photo by Leon Neuschwander
4A No. 3 Marshfield 40, North Bend 7
The host Pirates (4-0) gave up a touchdown on the Bulldogs’ first drive but held them scoreless after that in the south coast rivalry victory at Pete Susick Stadium in Coos Bay.
Pirates quarterback Dom Montiel was 20 of 33 for 245 yards and four touchdowns in addition to running for a score, and Noah Niblett got Marshfield started by throwing a touchdown pass on the first snap.
Pierce Davidson had seven catches for 122 yards and two scores, and DJ Daugherty (five catches, 75 yards) also caught two scoring passes.
Ezra Waterman was strong on defense for the Pirates, who got interceptions from Ben Mahaffy and Niblett.
Coleman Compton’s short touchdown run in the first quarter produced a 7-7 tie.
North Bend defeated Marshfield 51-6 in last season’s Civil War.
No. 1 Marist Catholic 34, Elmira 14
Hagan Stephenson caught three touchdown passes from Joey Laing, Lucas Tuski and Lucas Patterson ran for scores, and the Spartans (3-1) of Eugene downed the Falcons (1-3) in a game at Elmira High School west of Eugene.
Cobyn Herbert threw two touchdown passes to account for Elmira’s scores. He connected from 50 yards with Bryson Forsman and with Blake Wigham on a 22-yard play.
Marist Catholic, a two-point loss to Class 5A No. 6 Silverton from an undefeated record, led 27-0 at halftime.
No. 5 Gladstone 60, Molalla 21
Sabastian Peiffer ran for five touchdowns and Jude Ashpole had a touchdown catch to lead the Gladiators (4-0) to the home-field victory over Molalla (1-3).
No. 6 Cascade 52, Stayton 0
David Kanoff, Blake Lewis, Ariel Tobiasson and Jacob Hage scored first-half touchdowns for the Cougars (2-2) of Turner in the victory over the host Eagles (1-3).
No. 7 Banks 55, Milwaukie 6
Banks scored on offense, defense and special teams in defeating the Mustangs (1-3) in Milwaukie on Thursday.
Junior running back Jamar Flippen carried 11 times for 78 yards and two touchdowns. A third-year varsity player, Flippen also ran back two punts for two touchdowns.
Tyler Exline returned an interception 22 yards for a touchdown in addition to registering four tackles and 2.5 sacks.
Chuck White had one catch, which he turned into a 58-yard score. On defense, White had six tackles and 2.5 sacks.
Eliott King also stood out on defense with seven tackles, one sack and two tackles for loss as Banks (3-1) rebounded from last week’s shutout loss to Mazama.
Jamar Flippen (Banks) photo by Leon Neuschwander
Tillamook 18, No. 8 Seaside 14
The Cheesemakers (2-2) held on defense when the visiting Seagulls (2-1) had a first-and-goal situation from the 9 with less than a minute to play and collected their second consecutive victory.
Miquel Niemi returned from a two-week injury and ran for 145 yards and a touchdown for Tillamook.
No. 9 Estacada 36, Astoria 6
Corey James scored on special teams, defense and offense, and the Rangers made a big first-half lead stand up against the Fishermen (2-2) at CMH Field in Astoria.
James returned a kickoff for one touchdown, ran back an interception for another and ran one in on offense for the Rangers (3-1), who led 22-0 at halftime.
Michael Moore was strong running the ball and scored the only touchdown for the Fishermen, who had drives kept alive with timely catches by Colton McMaster and Dylan Junes. Sophomore Luke Cummings contributed to the rushing game as well for Astoria.
Daniel Emerson-Palmer was a standout on the Fishermen’s defense with important tackles.
No. 10 North Eugene 40, Phoenix 0
Anthonee “A.J.” Anderson threw three touchdown passes — all to different receivers — and Nathaniel Cook returned an interception 26 yards for a score as the host Highlanders (2-2) defeated the Pirates (0-4) on Thursday.
Dylan Coughran caught a 55-yard touchdown pass — the longest of Anderson’s scoring throws — and ran for a touchdown. Nolan Wyers and Cole Plum-Kazmierczak also caught touchdown passes, and Devon Anderson ran 15 yards for another score.
North Eugene posted its first shutout since a 61-0 win over Colton (a Class 3A school under the current classification) in 2015, when the Highlanders played an independent schedule.
Woodburn 15, Sweet Home 8
The Bulldogs exploited four Huskies turnovers and a solid defensive front to win in Sweet Home.
Jordan Blem ran for one touchdown and passed to Micah Nava for another touchdown for the Bulldogs (1-3).
The Huskies (2-2) got a six-yard touchdown run and a two-point conversion by Daniel Luttrell, who finished with 122 yards on 14 carries and had an interception on defense. Cade Gaskey added 64 yards on 10 rushes as Sweet Home piled up 222 yards on the ground.
Bulldogs coach Ken Mace said pressure on the Huskies quarterback was an important part of the game, praising linebackers Nava and Jackson Pickett and linemen Liua Falepapalangi and Santi Roque. Mace also lauded the running of Nava, Cole Beyer and Tómas Veliz.
“It was a great team and culture win for our program against a very good and talented Sweet Home program,” Mace said in a text.
The victory ended an eight-game losing streak for the Bulldogs and was the first at Woodburn for first-year coach Mace.
Baker 41, Ontario 8
Senior quarterback Gabe Gambleton broke off a 55-yard touchdown run on the first snap, and the Bulldogs (2-2) were never threatened in the win over the visiting Tigers (1-3) in Baker City.
Gambleton finished with two touchdown runs and 169 yards and another three scores passing.
Carlos Dela Rosa had five catches for 91 yards and two touchdowns, and Kaden Meyer accumulated 90 yards receiving with a scoring catch.
North Marion 34, Valley Catholic 7
Marcus Ledesma ran for two touchdowns for the Huskies (1-3) of North Marion, who handled the visiting Valiants (0-4) of Beaverton.
Tanner Saucedo (20 carries, 120 yards) and Tommy Cousins also ran for touchdowns as North Marion reached double digits in points for the first time this season.
Will French’s 25-yard run accounted for Valley Catholic’s score. Nathan Lulay and Will Droessler made an impact on the Valiants’ defense.
Crook County 28, Madras 6
Hogan Smith ran for three touchdowns and passed for another to power the Cowboys to the win over the visiting White Buffaloes (1-3) in Prineville.
Smith’s scoring runs covered 49, 34 and three yards. He passed to Trevyn Smith for a 25-yard touchdown.
Trevyn Smith and Dakota Humphreys had interceptions for the Cowboys (3-1), who also scored on a safety by Jubal Brumble.
The Cowboys tied their season high in points, matching their output from a 28-0 win over Molalla in Week 2. Friday’s game was Crook County’s third in which it allowed seven points or fewer.
CLASS 4A vs. CLASS 2A
Stanfield 46, McLoughlin 19
The Pioneers (1-3) of Milton-Freewater allowed a season high in points in the loss to the Class 2A Tigers (2-2) at McLoughlin High School.