Oregon high school football Week 5 recap: Top stars, best games, biggest wins (Friday games)

The high school football season continued Friday with Week 5 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.

Sunset vs. Jesuit photo by Taylor Balkom

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No. 1 West Linn 40, Oregon City 13

Receiver Clay Masters, running back Gavin Haines and quarterback Blake DeBisschop had some of the biggest games on offense for the Lions in their win over the Pioneers (0-5) at Pioneer Memorial Stadium in what was billed as the 100th meeting between the schools. 

Masters eclipsed 100 yards receiving and had a scoring catch. Haines caught two scoring passes and ran for a touchdown while gaining about 175 yards from scrimmage. DeBisschop had three touchdown passes and about 250 yards passing. 

Sophomore outside linebacker Earl Ingle was in on double-digit tackles, Thomas McNamara returned an interception for a touchdown and was in on at least eight tackles, and Cole Peters stood out at inside linebacker (and ran for a touchdown on offense). Coach Chris Miller also said Zach Holmes played excellent on the offensive and defensive lines. 

No. 3 Newberg 34, No. 10 Mountainside 28

Owen Hawley’s interception with 1:15 left sealed the Tigers’ nail-biting victory over the host Mavericks (2-3) in Beaverton. 

Price Pothier (299 yards and three touchdowns rushing) led the Tigers (5-0) to a 34-14 lead in the third quarter.  

Mountainside stopped a Newberg drive on fourth and goal and exploited the defensive stand on Andrew Simpson’s 99-yard touchdown connection with Brian Mannion. Simpson got behind the Tigers’ defense, hauled in the pass at midfield — meaning Mannion threw it more than 50 yards — and ran it into the end zone from there. 

Another scoring pass from Mannion, this one on a fourth-and-goal play, pulled the Mavericks within six points with eight minutes to go. 

The Tigers then worked the clock to under two minutes before punting, and they snuffed the Mavericks’ last hopes with Hawley’s interception. 

Hudson Davis had 72 yards rushing and a touchdown, and Conner Croskrey had five tackles and a sack for Newberg’s defense.  

Mannion passed for 331 yards and four touchdowns, two to Sammy Cohen and one to Parker Groth. 

“It was an excellent high school game,” Mavericks coach John Mannion said in a text. “Credit to an excellent Newberg team.” 

No. 4 Sunset 31, No. 8 Jesuit 14 

The Apollos (5-0) of Northwest Portland built a 21-0 halftime lead and ended up scoring on five of six drives in the win over the visiting Crusaders (2-3) on Thursday night. 

Kyle Jaekel was 14 of 17 for 204 yards and three touchdowns, two of them to Chase Limbocker (six catches, 146 yards). Limbocker had his second game in a row with two touchdown catches. 

The Crusaders’ Michael Rincon carried 23 times for 115 yards. Tyree Blake and Matt Irwin had scoring runs for Jesuit of Southwest Portland. 

Caleb Kim led the Apollos in rushing with 75 yards and a touchdown. Nic Janati had a touchdown catch, and Sam Harker kicked a 33-yard field goal with four minutes left. 

Junior defensive back Hayden Hurley sealed the Apollos’ win with an interception (the only turnover for either team) with two minutes left, allowing Sunset to run out the clock. 

The Apollos held their opponent to 14 points or fewer for the fourth time in five games this season and are allowing 11 points per game. 

Kyle Jaekel (Sunset) photo by Taylor Balkom

No. 5 Sherwood 62, Liberty 20

Clay Peden rushed for five touchdowns and the Bowmen (4-1) handled the visiting Falcons (1-4) of Hillsboro. 

Peden’s five rushing touchdowns match the most by any Oregon Class 5A or 6A player this season. The senior had 10 carries for a career-high 213 yards, posting his third consecutive 100-yard rushing game. 

The Bowmen amassed 477 yards (375 on the ground) and thwarted the Falcons’ offense with five sacks. 

No. 6 Tualatin 34, Tigard 10

Jackson Jones passed for three touchdowns, Cole Prusia had two scoring catches, and Malik Ross ran for two touchdowns to pace the Timberwolves to the home-field win over the Tigers (1-3). 

Jones was 17 of 28 for 234 yards and has passed for 10 touchdowns in his past three games. Jake Alton had one of Tualatin’s scoring catches. 

The Tigers made the score 7-7 three minutes before halftime on a pass from Zach Chesler to Keenan Speer-Johnson. 

Spearheading the Timberwolves’ defense were Mikey Hebda (six tackles), Kellen Hale (two interceptions) and Junnie Belisile (two tackles for loss). 

Since a Week 1 loss to No. 1 West Linn, Tualatin (4-1) has averaged 40 points per game and has an average margin of victory of 19 points. 

No. 7 Lake Oswego 35, No. 9 Lakeridge 21

Joey Olsen caught three touchdown passes from Ryan Oliver — including a one-handed catch in the end zone — but the Pacers (2-3) fell to the host Lakers (2-1) in a matchup of Lake Oswego teams. 

The last of Olsen’s touchdown catches led to a 21-20 Pacers lead before Gabe Olvera scored his second and third touchdowns for the Lakers. Olvera put Lake Oswego on the scoreboard in the first half with a 61-yard touchdown catch. 

Olvera finished with 137 yards on 19 carries and five catches for 100 yards. 

Lakers quarterback Jack Layne completed 15 of 23 passes for 223 yards and two touchdowns.

Zach Mahan and Garett Roach had fumble recoveries for the Lakers. Freshman Hayden Kavanaugh and senior Julian Kavanaugh led Lake Oswego with five solo tackles apiece. 

Gabe Olvera (Lake Oswego) photo by Rockne Andrew Roll

Beaverton 14, Westview 7 

Hunter Borter’s touchdown pass, an eight-yarder in the third quarter, broke a 7-7 tie and lifted the visiting Beavers (1-4) over the Wildcats (2-3) of Northwest Portland. 

Jay Keuter also had a touchdown pass for Beaverton.

Westview’s Drew Bennett caught six passes for 109 yards, including a nine-yard touchdown from Brayden Libby that made the score 7-7 in the second quarter. 

Matt Lesowski and James Crane had four unassisted tackles apiece for the Wildcats. After allowing 33.3 points per game through three games, Westview has allowed 20 in its past two. 

Libby was 17 of 41 for 193 yards with the touchdown and two interceptions. 

Glencoe 42, McMinnville 7

Senior running back Jackson Kind rushed for 157 yards and two touchdowns in his final game at Hare Field, leading the Crimson Tide to the win over the visiting Grizzlies. 

The home-field finale had special meaning for Kind. His father, Kevin Kind, was on the Crimson Tide’s 1994 OSAA championship team. Kevin Kind died two years ago. 

“This last game at Hare Field was very important to him,” Glencoe coach Ian Reynoso said. 

Royce Fasel, who has taken over as the Crimson Tide’s quarterback after moving from running back, completed 8 of 11 passes for 119 yards with three touchdown passes and gained 36 yards and scored a touchdown on the ground for Glencoe (2-3) of Hillsboro. 

“He did a great job managing the game,” Reynoso said in a text. “Completed passes when we need him to.” 

Tyler Cox caught two touchdown passes from Fasel and Carson McGlasson caught the other. 

The Grizzlies (1-4) scored on a pass from running back Preston Ginter to Tony Johnson to make the score 28-7 in the third. 

South Medford 35, North Medford 34

Sophomore quarterback Deacon Edgar ran for two touchdowns in the final two minutes, Lucas Rivera recovered the onside kick to set up the decisive drive, and Jude Pannell kicked the winning extra point with 29 seconds left as the host Panthers completed their comeback from a 20-0 hole to tip the Black Tornado in the 35th Black and Blue Bowl. 

North Medford (3-2) went up 20-0 in the second quarter on the first three of four touchdown runs by Devin Bradd, who piled up 306 yards on 38 carries at Spiegelberg Stadium. 

Bradd’s final touchdown run, a 58-yarder, put the Black Tornado ahead with 6:05 left, per the Mail Tribune account by Kris Henry.  

The Panthers (4-1) responded with an 80-yard drive highlighted by a 60-yard pass from Edgar to Carson Cota. That led to a two-yard scoring run by Edgar, who passed for two touchdowns in addition to running for two. 

After Pannell’s extra point made it 34-28 with 1:53 left, he executed a successful onside kick. That led to a 62-yard drive, capped by Edgar’s seven-yard touchdown run and followed by the go-ahead extra-point kick by Pannell. 

The Black Tornado’s final drive reached the Panthers’ 36 before Cota got a sack to squelch North Medford’s hopes. 

Asher Johnson intercepted a North Medford pass deep in South Medford territory in the third quarter. The Panthers scored on the ensuing drive to stay in contact. 

Century 48, Madison 6

The Jaguars of Hillsboro blocked a punt, blocked an extra point and recovered a surprise onside kick in the victory over the visiting Senators (1-4) of Northeast Portland. 

Quarterback Zachary Boehler ran for two touchdowns and was 10 of 17 for 96 yards and a touchdown passing. Tyler Mahlman also passed for a touchdown. 

Emilio Hernandez gained 83 yards and scored a touchdown on 13 carries. Preston Springer and Ethan Wedel caught touchdown passes for the Jaguars (4-1). 

“The defense played lights-out and the offense moved the ball consistently,” Jaguars coach Danny Kernan said in a text.  

Zachary Boehler (Century) photo by Taylor Balkom

Sprague 63, South Salem 28

Logan Smith passed for four touchdowns, two to Drew Rodriguez, and the Olympians (5-0) raced to a 42-13 halftime lead in defeating the host Saxons (1-4) in an all-Salem matchup. 

The Olympians have won each of their past four games by at least 26 points. 

Bend 15, Summit 5

The Lava Bears capitalized on great field position after a bad snap on a punt attempt to score a touchdown and then held off the Storm (2-3) at Summit High School in northwest Bend. 

The score was 3-3 at halftime.

Bend (1-3) took an intentional safety with less than five minutes to play, and after the free kick, the Storm drove to the Lava Bears’ 20 before Bend’s defense stiffened. 


No. 10 West Salem 49, McKay 6

The Titans (5-0) got three touchdown passes from Jackson Lowery and important contributions on defense and special teams in defeating the visiting Royal Scots (0-5) of Salem. 

Lowery finished 13 of 21 for 230 yards. In addition to the three scoring passes, he ran for a touchdown. 

Brooks Ferguson (95 yards on three receptions), Wyatt Jenks and Miciah O’Connor had scoring catches.  

Nate Garcia (10 carries, 85 yards) ran for a score and returned a kickoff 93 yards for another touchdown. 

Andrew Bulgin and Martin Trujillo had interceptions, and Ferguson recovered a fumble. 

Ui Ale rushed for 110 yards and McKay’s touchdown, and Josiah Garibay led the Royal Scots’ defense.  

The game was competitive until the Titans capitalized after forcing a fumble when McKay reached the West Salem 2-yard line. 

Jackson Lowery (West Salem) photo by Amanda Loman

5A No. 3 Thurston 45, Sheldon 31 

After trailing by seven entering the fourth quarter, the Colts (4-1) outscored the visiting Irish (2-1) of Eugene 28-7 — thanks in part to two 60-plus-yard touchdowns — in the final 12 minutes. 

Colts quarterback Darien Witham pulled his team even, 24-24, with a short scoring run 90 seconds into the fourth quarter.  

The Irish went back ahead, 31-24, with 7½ minutes left, but Gavin Knights raced 80 yards for a touchdown as the Colts of Springfield tied the score again, 31-31, less than 15 seconds later. 

The Colts took the lead for good on Jeremy Foss’ 64-yard run with 3:08 remaining, and Knights added an insurance touchdown — his third score of the game — on a four-yard run with two minutes to go. 

Knights finished with 25 carries for 288 yards — the third-highest yardage total of the season among Oregon Class 5A and 6A players. Witham was 14 of 17 for 120 yards and one touchdown and one interception.  

Kellen Humphries had six solo tackles, a tackle for loss and an interception for the Colts.  

5A No. 6 Crater 42, Roseburg 7

Dawson Douglas and Payton Anhorn caught two touchdown passes each for the Comets (3-2) of Central Point in the win at Finlay Field in Roseburg.

Logan Klopfenstein returned a kickoff for a touchdown for Roseburg (0-4). 

Grants Pass 49, Eagle Point 24

Devik Chiang caught three touchdown passes from Hunter Gonzales and Jett Hood caught two, sparking the Cavemen (3-2) to the win over the visiting Eagles (1-4). 

Eagle Point sophomore David Brown had 21 carries for 139 yards and two touchdowns. 

Gonzales was 18 of 21 for 330 yards with no interceptions. His five touchdown passes match the second-most in a game this season by an Oregon Class 6A or 5A player. 

Chiang gained a career-high 196 receiving yards on eight catches, and he matched his career high with the three scoring receptions. 

McNary 47, North Salem 0 

The Celtics scored on their first six possessions in defeating the host Vikings (2-3). 

Jack McCarty was 19 of 27 for 230 yards and four touchdowns, helping the Celtics (3-2) of Keizer achieve a season high in points. 

McNary’s defense made it tough for the Vikings’ offense, which committed four turnovers. Freshman quarterback TC Manumaleuna passed for 20 yards and threw an interception. Josiah Davis gained about 50 yards on the ground. 

The Celtics’ Dyami Rios, who has committed to Princeton, carried 10 times for 50 yards and a touchdown.  

Kyler Grass had two fumble recoveries, three tackles and a sack for McNary.

Mountain View 48, Ridgeview 16 

The Cougars (5-0) of Bend, who have frequently ridden their running game to success this season, got a career-high four touchdown passes from Jakoby Moss in defeating the Ravens (2-3) in Redmond. 

Moss was 17 of 26 for 368 yards. Luke Roberts, who ran for five touchdowns in Week 2, had two scores on the ground, and Sayre Williamson also ran for a touchdown. 

Gannon Jeter approached 100 yards rushing for the Ravens, whose offensive high points included a 60-yard scoring connection from quarterback Aidan Brenneman to Jeremiah Schwartz. 


No. 1 Wilsonville 37, No. 4 Canby 14 

Jayce Knapp’s five touchdown passes highlighted the offense and Jackson Dean led the defense in tackles for the Wildcats (5-0) in the victory over the visiting Cougars (3-2). 

Mikey Gibson, the Cougars’ usual starting quarterback, had limited playing time after suffering an injury last week. Running back Tyler Mead, who scored six touchdowns last week, was lost to injury late in the first half, further depleting an offense that was already without Air Force-bound Chance Miller. 

Wildcats coach Adam Guenther said his defense was dialed in, praising linebacker Chad Overholt, defensive backs Colby Guenther and Shane Tacla and lineman Jake Moore.  

Payton Dart and Josh McKenzie had two touchdown catches, and Jack Kimball had one scoring catch to complement a running game spearheaded by the hard running of Lucas Graves at tailback.  

No. 7 Dallas 50, South Albany 6

The Dragons’ offensive versatility and depth were on display in the win over the visiting RedHawks (0-5). 

Ashton Foster passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, piling up 250 yards of total offense for the Dragons (5-0). Chase Brushe caught a touchdown pass, and John Hofenbredl had a touchdown catch and a touchdown run. 

Jace Grillo rushed for more than 100 yards and two touchdowns, and Aiden Henrickson also scored on the ground as the Dragons scored at least 40 points for the third week in a row. 

Jace Grillo (Dallas) photo by Taylor Balkom

No. 8 Scappoose 48, St. Helens 0

Deacon Smith caught one of Luke McNabb’s three touchdown passes and returned an interception for a touchdown, and Scappoose (3-2) defeated the Lions (2-3) at St. Helens. 

D’Angelo Macedo-Becker ran for two touchdowns, and Colin Stoddard and Logan Johnson caught McNabb’s other touchdown passes. 

McNabb, a junior, has had multiple touchdown passes in four of five games this season.  

Hood River Valley 24, The Dalles 6

Tanner Fletcher scored two touchdowns and gained more than 150 yards on the ground as the Eagles (3-2) defeated the Riverhawks (2-2) in Hood River. 

Jaxon Pullen scored The Dalles’ touchdown on a 61-yard run and exceeded 100 yards from scrimmage. On defense, the junior defensive back had two interceptions and forced and recovered a fumble. 

Hillsboro 28, Forest Grove 16

The Spartans (2-2) got three touchdown runs from Slade Shufelt in the victory over the Vikings (0-5) in Forest Grove. 

Ayden Case gave the Vikings the lead on a 46-yard run with 2:49 left in the first quarter. Shufelt’s first touchdown, on a 34-yard run, brought the Spartans within 8-6 at Hendricks Memorial Stadium. 

Five minutes before halftime, Case connected with Sage Gustafson on a 25-yard touchdown pass for a 16-6 lead. 

The 10-point lead shrank when Adonai Nava-Perez returned the kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown. Shufelt had two more scoring runs (four and 29 yards) to power the Spartans to a victory that ended a two-game losing streak. 

Case, who had five catches for 80 yards, finished with 154 yards from scrimmage. Vikings quarterback Kaden Clute was 13 of 21 for 249 yards with an interception. 

Shufelt piled up 128 yards on 20 carries. Jackson Godsey recovered two fumbles for the Spartans’ defense. 

Corvallis 28, Central 22

Carter Steeves’ fourth touchdown pass, a 53-yard connection with Solomon Wolfe, closed the Spartans’ scoring with 1:47 left in their victory over the visiting Panthers (1-4) of Independence. 

Wolfe finished with five catches for 122 yards and three touchdowns. Carson Wright (five catches, 120 yards) combined with Steeves on a 67-yard scoring play to give the Spartans (3-2) a 14-0 first-quarter lead. 

Steeves had his second consecutive game with four touchdown passes. He was 13 of 19 for 286 yards with one interception. 

Central, which has scored seven points or fewer in three games, achieved its second-highest point total this season. 

Willamette 21, Churchill 7

Junior running back/linebacker Bryce Indell sparked the Wolverines (3-2) on both sides of the line of scrimmage in the victory over the host Lancers (2-3) in a matchup of schools on the west side of Eugene. 

Chace Pence connected with Jake Trone on a 65-yard scoring pass for the Lancers, who, coach AJ Robinson said, had multiple apparent scoring plays negated by penalties. 

“We are so thankful for getting to play,” Robinson said in a text, “and we are proud of our kids for their discipline and sacrifices this season.” 

North Bend 40, Lebanon 34

Coleman Compton’s short touchdown pass to Bridger Holmes in the final 30 seconds lifted the visiting Bulldogs (3-2) to the victory over Lebanon (1-4). 

North Bend led 32-20 with 6½ minutes left after a touchdown run by Compton. Lebanon’s rally started with a touchdown run by Dane Sipos, and a Cole Weber-to-Waylon Wolfe touchdown pass (and a two-point conversion) made it 34-32 in Lebanon’s favor. 

Lebanon’s Brayden Burton ran for two touchdowns. Sipos sparked the Lebanon defense as he had a hand in 13 tackles. 

Coleman Compton (North Bend) photo by Leon Neuschwander


No. 10 Pendleton 49, Baker 26

Brogan Biggerstaff passed for 297 yards and four touchdowns, Tyasin Burns and Zaanan Bane ran for scores, and the Buckaroos (4-1) handled the Class 4A Bulldogs (2-3). 

Burns caught five passes for 128 yards and a touchdown and ran 12 times for 79 yards (and recovered a fumble on defense). Payton Lambert, Kyle Liscom and Blake Swanson also caught touchdown passes from Biggerstaff, who was 20 of 29. 

Samuel Coleman had seven unassisted tackles for the Buckaroos, and Liscom had six.  

4A No. 9 North Eugene 35, Springfield 14 

Anthonee “A.J.” Anderson passed for three touchdowns for the second week in a row, and the Highlanders (3-2) dropped the visiting Millers (0-5). 

Jack Lemley, Cole Plum-Kazmierczak and Nolan Wyers caught Anderson’s touchdown passes. Wyers and Plum-Kazmierczak also ran for touchdowns.


Dayton 21, Putnam 7

The Class 3A Pirates (2-3), led by former Newberg assistant coach Jacob Peterson, defeated the visiting Kingsmen (1-4) of Milwaukie.


No. 1 Mazama 60, Klamath Union 8

Zeke Heaton and Colby Anderson rushed for two touchdowns apiece, and the host Vikings (5-0) cruised to victory over the Pelicans (1-3) in the Canal Bowl matchup between Klamath Falls schools at Viking Field.  

Alex Hayden recovered a fumble, blocked a punt and ran for a 30-yard touchdown for the Vikings. 

Mazama’s Tristan Lee and Cole Brosterhous connected on a 56-yard touchdown pass.  

Brody Hubble, usually a JV player, broke free for a 50-yard touchdown run as the Vikings reached the 60-point mark for the second time this season.  

The Vikings’ victory was a series-record seventh in a row in the matchup.

Cole Brosterhous (Mazama) photo by Leon Neuschwander

No. 4 Hidden Valley 17, No. 10 Henley 16

Spencer Fiske’s 42-yard field goal in the final second lifted the Mustangs of Grants Pass to the victory over the host Hornets (3-1) in a game Hidden Valley coach James Powers called a “once-in-a-lifetime” experience. 

Henley of Klamath Falls led 10-7 at halftime after Tim Orr’s 10-yard touchdown pass to Joe Northcutt and Micah Rasmussen’s field goal. 

After the Mustangs (3-0) went ahead 14-10, Tulson Higgins scored to push the Hornets to a 16-14 lead. 

Chris Woods caused the fumble that set up the Mustangs’ winning kick, and Blake Schubert and Lawrence Matusik had interceptions for Hidden Valley. 

“The defense played great as a team,” Powers said. 

Hidden Valley had 227 yards of total offense and got its two touchdowns from Nate Vidlak. Tobias Powers piled up 191 yards.  

No. 5 Gladstone 32, Madras 6

Brayde Owen passed to Jude Ashpole for three touchdowns to power the Gladiators (5-0) past the White Buffaloes (1-4) in Madras. 

Cohen Daves had an interception for Gladstone, which held an opponent to eight points or fewer for the third time this season. 

Owen and Sabastian Peiffer ran for touchdowns for the Gladiators. 

No. 6 Banks 49, Tillamook 8

A 61-yard touchdown catch by Aaron Brown was among Cooper Gobel’s three scoring passes in Banks’ road victory over the Cheesemakers (2-3). 

Gobel was 17 of 21 for 293 yards. Charlie White accumulated 112 receiving yards and had a scoring catch. Jamar Flippen had more than 100 yards from scrimmage and scored two touchdowns. 

Banks’ Jack Lyda had five tackles and contributed what coach Cole Linehan called great defense from his cornerback position. 

Jack Lyda (Banks) photo by Leon Neuschwander

No. 7 Cascade 71, Sweet Home 12 

Six players scored touchdowns for the Cougars (3-2) of Turner, who rolled up about 500 yards of offense in defeating the visiting Huskies (2-3).  

“Have to give Cascade credit,” Sweet Home coach Dustin Nichol said in a text. “They are a tough, downhill-running team, and they have an aggressive, sure-tackling defense. We had some opportunities passing but failed to connect.” 

No. 8 Estacada 46, Crook County 19

Quarterback Isaiah Schaffer rushed for 172 yards and two touchdowns and passed for a score, and the Rangers (4-1) pulled away from a 22-13 halftime lead to defeat the visiting Cowboys (3-2) of Crook County. 

Hogan Smith passed for one touchdown and ran for another for the Cowboys. 

Astoria 8, Seaside 0

Luke Cummings had a touchdown run of about 60 yards and Dylan Junes blocked a punt for a safety as the Fishermen (3-2) got a victory over the Seagulls (2-2) in Seaside, about 15 miles south of Astoria on U.S. 101. 

Rocky Rub had an interception for the Fishermen, whose running game was led by Michael Moore.  

Moore also had a late interception that sealed the win.  

North Marion 41, Molalla 0

Marcus Ledesma gained 120 yards and scored four touchdowns rushing, paving the way for the Huskies (2-3) of Aurora to defeat host Molalla (1-4). 

North Marion’s Bryce Anderson intercepted two passes, one of which he returned for a touchdown. 

After not eclipsing eight points in any of their first three games, the Huskies have averaged 37.5 in their past two. 

La Grande 54, Ontario 6 

Braden Carson scored three touchdowns, Maxon Huxoll ran for two, and Cesar Rodriguez excelled at linebacker for La Grande (3-0), which defeated host Ontario (1-4). 

Jace Schow had an interception as part of a performance in pass defense that coach Rich McIlmoil called great. All nine of Anton Evans’ kickoffs went for touchbacks. 

Elmira 29, Woodburn 21

Ayden Wolgamott exceeded 200 yards rushing, and the Falcons (2-3) survived a late comeback bid by the Bulldogs (1-4) to win in Woodburn. 

The Bulldogs intercepted five passes, and Santi Roque spearheaded a stout defensive line. 

Woodburn trailed 29-8 with three minutes left. Cole Beyer ran for a score to make it 29-15, and after an unsuccessful onside kick, the Bulldogs forced a turnover and scored on a 50-yard pass from Jordan Blem to Beyer with less than two minutes left. 

Trailing 29-21, Woodburn tried another onside kick, but Elmira recovered and ran out the clock. 

North Valley 21, Phoenix 7

Ryan Watts passed to Jair Ramirez for a touchdown for the visiting Pirates (0-5), but the host Knights (1-3) of Grants Pass pulled away from a 7-7 score for the victory. 


Amity 36, Milwaukie 0

The Class 3A Warriors (5-0) shut out the Mustangs (1-4) in Milwaukie, posting their second shutout of the season and their fifth game of 2021 allowing eight points or fewer. 


Weston-McEwen 38, McLoughlin 12

Kiez White carried 13 times for 127 yards and caught a scoring pass, but the Pioneers (2-3) of Milton-Freewater lost to the TigerScots (4-1) of Athena in a matchup of schools in far northeast Oregon. 

Freshman Tregyn Quigg had a 40-yard touchdown catch for the Pioneers. 


Vale 29, Nyssa 8

The Vikings (2-3) bottled up the Bulldogs (1-3) in Nyssa, allowing minus-2 yards in the final three quarters until Vale went to a conservative prevent defense. 

Vikings quarterback Tanner Steele was 16 of 19 for 187 yards and a touchdown, and he ran for another score.  

Vale running back Nathan Kimball had 124 yards on 21 carries. Wide receiver John Wolfe had eight catches for 104 yards and returned a punt 35 yards for a touchdown. 

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