The high school football season continued Friday with Week 6 action around the state.
Here’s a quick look at some of the best games, top stars and memorable performances.
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Photo: The McMinnville Grizzlies celebrate their 30-0 win over Forest Grove in the Pigeon Bowl. (Taylor Balkom/SBLive Oregon)
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No. 1 West Linn 33, No. 3 Newberg 7 (PHOTOS)
Clay Masters caught two touchdown passes and intercepted two passes as the Lions defeated the visiting Tigers in a matchup of unbeatens.
Linebackers Cole Peters and Earl Ingle and linemen Zach Holmes, Kannan Huffman and Mitchell Duea were instrumental in a West Linn defense that held Newberg to almost 30 points below its season scoring average.
After the Lions (6-0) went ahead 7-0, the Tigers answered with a touchdown pass from Levi Durrell to Sam Murphy, but from there, West Linn pulled away.
Gavin Haines ran for a touchdown and returned an interception for another. Blake DeBisschop passed for two scores, and Aiden Scott caught a 50-yard touchdown pass.
Newberg (5-1) lost running back/linebacker Hudson Davis on the first snap with an apparent neck injury. The game was delayed more than 20 minutes while an ambulance was called to the field to take him to a local hospital.
Tigers coach Kevin Hastin said in a text after the game that X-rays came back normal and the family was still waiting on the results of an MRI study. Davis was still experiencing numbness in his left foot.
The Tigers’ Alec Love had two sacks and Owen Hawley had an interception.
Gavin Haines (West Linn) photo by Ken Waz
No. 4 Sunset 38, No. 2 Central Catholic 31 (OT)
Caleb Kim’s one-yard touchdown, his third scoring run of the game, lifted the Apollos to the overtime victory over the reigning OSAA Class 6A champion Rams at Hillsboro Stadium.
Sunset (6-0) of Northwest Portland took a 31-13 lead with 3:40 left in the third quarter on Kyle Jaekel’s 47-yard touchdown pass to Owen Stark.
The Rams (5-1) of Southeast Portland closed within 31-20 with 8:10 remaining on Luke Johnson’s first touchdown pass, and they made it a three-point game on Johnson’s second scoring pass, with 4:52 to play.
The Rams tied the score and forced overtime with a 33-yard field goal with seven seconds left.
Kim finished with 26 carries for 156 yards. Jaekel (12 of 26, 245 yards) passed for two touchdowns (both to Stark) without an interception, giving him 16 scoring passes and no interceptions this season.
No. 7 Lake Oswego 36, No. 6 Tualatin 7
Gabe Olvera had three touchdowns and nearly 200 all-purpose yards by halftime, and the host Lakers (3-1) had little trouble in defeating the Timberwolves (4-2).
Olvera added a 60-yard touchdown catch that made it 36-0 in the third quarter.
Tualatin’s streaks of victories and 30-point games ended at four.
No. 8 West Salem 35, Sprague 21
Nate Garcia ran for all five West Salem touchdowns in the Titans’ victory over the host Olympians in a matchup of unbeaten Salem teams.
Garcia’s scoring runs covered nine, six, 43, 15 and 38 yards. His first score came in the final minute of the first quarter and gave the Titans (6-0) a lead they never lost.
Ethan Bullock’s one-yard run pulled the Olympians (5-1) within 14-7 in the final minute before halftime, and Logan Smith’s one-yard pass to Carson VanKempen made it 21-14 with four minutes left in the third.
Smith’s second touchdown pass, a seven-yarder on fourth down to Drew Rodriguez, made it 28-21 with five minutes to play. The Titans responded and kept the upper hand, putting the game away on Garcia’s 38-yard scoring run with 1:24 left.
Nate Garcia (West Salem) photo by Leon Neuschwander
Tigard 47, No. 10 Clackamas 28
Spencer Kuffel gave the Tigers the lead for good with a dexterous touchdown catch at the back of the end zone, Hewitt Sullivan ran for five touchdowns, and the Tigers (2-3) defeated the visiting Cavaliers (3-3).
With the Tigers trailing 7-6, Kuffel had his heels near the end line and kept them on the ground as he fell backward to collect a halfback pass and lift Tigard to a 13-7 lead with 2:16 left in the first quarter.
The Cavaliers closed within 19-14 midway through the second quarter, but Sullivan made it a two-score game with a 61-yard sprint down the right sideline just before halftime.
Luke Ash had his fourth consecutive 100-yard rushing game and scored three touchdowns for Clackamas.
Keenan Speer-Johnson also caught a touchdown pass for the Tigers, who posted five sacks on defense.
The five touchdowns were a season high for Sullivan, who ran for four scores in Tigard’s season-opening victory at Oregon City in Week 2.
No. 10 Mountainside 17, Grant 7
Ty Adewumi ran for one touchdown, Justin Hughes caught a touchdown pass from Brian Mannion, and the Mavericks (3-3) of Beaverton downed the visiting Generals (3-3) of Northeast Portland.
Andrew Simpson and Landon Sherman had interceptions among four takeaways for Mountainside. Simpson entered Week 6 leading Class 6A in interceptions with five.
Grant scored on Logan Going’s 38-yard pass to Luke Borchardt.
Carson Willner led the Mavericks’ running game with 108 yards.
Carson Willner (Mountainside) photo by Rockne Andrew Roll
Mountain View 44, Bend 7
At Bend High School’s Punk Hunnell Stadium, the Cougars rolled over their northeast Bend rivals in the teams’ second meeting of the season.
Luke Roberts piled up close to 300 yards on the ground for the Cougars, but coach Brian Crum said the other side of the line of scrimmage was the linchpin.
“The story of the night was defense,” Crum said in a text. “Stop after stop.”
Jacob Winchester returned a kickoff 82 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter for the Lava Bears.
In the teams’ first meeting, the Cougars won 33-21 over the Lava Bears, who finished the season 1-4.
“Great way to finish. 4-0 in Bend,” Crum said, alluding also to two wins over Summit of northwest Bend. “6-0 vs. who was put in front of us.”
Glencoe 39, Franklin 0
Royce Fasel ran for four touchdowns and passed to Zack Schlottman for two in the Crimson Tide’s victory over the host Lightning (4-2) in Southeast Portland.
Cayden Mack and Gabe Chimal had four unassisted tackles each for the Crimson Tide (3-3) of Hillsboro, who held the Lightning to 197 yards of total offense and got interceptions from Ryan Giard and Mack.
Franklin’s Diego Galvez had eight unassisted tackles.
Glencoe’s Jackson Kind had 24 carries for 200 yards. Fasel gained 121 yards on 15 carries and was 7 of 14 for 111 yards passing.
Liberty 42, Southridge 20
Touchdowns by Robert Marquez and Dom Menegas helped the Skyhawks take a 14-13 halftime lead, but the Falcons (2-4) of Hillsboro controlled the second half in the victory at Southridge in Beaverton.
Falcons senior Xanden Unciano returned from a broken collarbone suffered in the season opener, and he scored two touchdowns, including a 42-yard fumble return in the third quarter. Quarterback Hiro Diamond ran for three touchdowns and passed for one.
Marquez added a second rushing touchdown for the Skyhawks (2-4).
Hiro Diamond (Liberty) photo by Taylor Balkom
Aloha 49, Beaverton 13
Adrian Mashia Jr. strengthened his reputation as a breakaway threat with two more touchdowns of more than 50 yards, and Tanner Volk passed for two scores and ran for two in the Warriors’ home-field win over the Beavers (1-5).
Mashia Jr., who scored three touchdowns of more than 50 yards in Week 5 and had an 84-yard kickoff-return touchdown in Week 3, scored on a 70-yard punt return and a 66-yard catch-and-run connection with Volk as the Warriors (4-2) ran away from their Beaverton School District rivals.
Volk passed 28 yards to Zak Hurley for a touchdown, and he had scoring runs of four and 66 yards.
Lincoln 25, Century 14
Mario Ambrose and Justius Lowe connected on two touchdown passes and the Cardinals’ defense registered seven sacks in the victory over the visiting Jaguars of Hillsboro at Wilson High School in Southwest Portland.
Brady Kopetz carried 17 times for 98 yards and two touchdowns for the Cardinals (5-1) of Southwest Portland. Lowe finished with five catches for 147 yards, and Ambrose completed 7 of 11 passes for 171 yards.
Jaguars quarterback Zach Boehler passed for a touchdown and had nearly 200 yards of total offense. Century’s Preston Springer and Brendan Parrish caught touchdown passes. Elijah Garcia threw the Jaguars’ other touchdown pass.
Century (4-2) was without two-way senior lineman Brody Reese, a first-team all-Pacific Conference selection on defense last season. Reese hurt his foot last week against Madison and wasn’t able to play in the season finale.
North Medford 48, Sheldon 16
Colby Neron passed for three touchdowns, Devin Bradd ran for three scores, and the Black Tornado (4-2) ran away from the host Irish (2-2) of Eugene, who trailed 20-3 at halftime before Brock Thomas’ touchdown pass to Larson Helikson.
South Salem 44, McNary 43 (OT)
The Saxons (2-4) rallied out of a 10-point hole at the start of the fourth quarter and defeated the host Celtics (3-3) in Keizer. The score was 36-36 at the end of regulation.
CLASS 6A vs. CLASS 5A
5A No. 1 Wilsonville 24, Barlow 20
Chad Overholt rushed for two touchdowns, Payton Dart caught a touchdown pass, and the Wildcats made a key defensive stand to deny the Bruins (3-3) in Gresham.
With the Wildcats (6-0) leading 21-14, the Bruins reached third and goal at the Wilsonville 1. On fourth down, the Wildcats intercepted a pass to preserve the seven-point lead.
Wilsonville increased its lead to 10 on Joey Friedman’s 35-yard field goal with eight minutes to play.
The Bruins closed to 24-20 midway through the fourth. The Wildcats ran out the clock on the ensuing possession, which included a fourth-and-one conversion at midfield with 3:30 left.
“Lucas Graves was the workhorse that last drive, following great blocks by Overholt (as a blocking back) and the entire offensive line,” Wilsonville coach Adam Guenther said in a text, praising also the defensive play of safety Colby Guenther and Overholt at linebacker.
The Bruins’ first two touchdowns came on passes from Cyle Calcagno to Jackson Kane.
Summit 10, 5A No. 10 Pendleton 7
Brogan Biggerstaff connected with Tyasin Burns on a touchdown pass in the second half, but it wasn’t enough for the Buckaroos (4-2) in the loss to the host Storm (3-3) of northwest Bend.
Summit held an opponent to seven points or fewer for the third time this season. The Storm scored on Hogan Carmichael’s 29-yard pass to Reece Judish and Soren McKee’s 47-yard field goal.
McMinnville 30, Forest Grove 0
Preston Ginter rushed for three touchdowns in the Grizzlies’ victory over the visiting Vikings (0-6).
Shane Parrow had four tackles for loss to lead Forest Grove’s defense.
Ginter piled up 153 yards on 18 carries. Austin Rapp got 67 yards and a touchdown on four carries for McMinnville (2-4).
The Grizzlies’ defense allowed fewer than 150 yards of offense.
Preston Ginter (McMinnville) photo by Taylor Balkom
Grants Pass 42, North Bend 13
Coleman Compton’s 44-yard touchdown run staked the Bulldogs to a 7-0 lead, but the visiting Cavemen (4-2) scored the next 42 points in the win on the Oregon coast.
Hunter Gonzalez passed for four touchdowns, giving the Grants Pass senior 13 in his last three games. Four receivers caught scoring passes from Gonzalez, and Jayden Brown and David Ruiz ran for touchdowns.
Dante Haven, who led the Cavemen with seven solo tackles, and Jayce Jordan had interceptions.
The Bulldogs (3-3) closed their season with a touchdown — a 27-yard pass from Coleman to Kevin Jones on the final play.
Roseburg 42, Springfield 0
Roseburg (1-4) ended an 11-game losing streak with the victory over the Class 5A Millers (0-6) in Springfield.
Roseburg’s last win had been in Week 2 of 2019, over McMinnville — also by a 42-0 score.
No. 2 Thurston 42, No. 7 Dallas 0
Thurston’s offensive line helped the Colts average more than 10 yards per rush in the victory over the visiting Dragons (5-1) in Springfield.
The Colts carried the ball 27 times for 292 yards, led by Gavin Knights’ 219 yards on nine carries. Knights had touchdown runs of 56, 57 and 56 yards — after he returned the opening kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown. Thursday’s game was the fourth this season in which Knights ran for three touchdowns.
After winning the past two OSAA Class 5A championships, the Colts were 5-1 this season, the loss coming on a last-second field goal to Class 4A No. 1 Mazama of Klamath Falls. In Thurston’s other five games, opponents scored a total of 49 points (31 by Class 6A Sheldon of Eugene). Every Class 5A opponent Thurston played scored six points or fewer.
On Thursday, Vaun Halstead had 6.5 tackles, including 4.5 tackles for loss, as he played a leading role in the team’s only shutout of the season.
No. 3 West Albany 37, South Albany 6
Michael Cale and T.J. Zimmermann connected on two touchdown passes, Zack Cehrs had two short scoring runs, and Chris Buker ran for a touchdown and intercepted a pass as the Bulldogs defeated the host RedHawks.
The Bulldogs (4-1) totaled 430 yards of offense and held the RedHawks (0-6) to 83.
Cale was 12 of 20 for 198 yards with the two touchdowns and no interceptions. He threw for nine touchdowns without any interceptions this season.
Cehrs had a season-low 13 carries and picked up 89 yards in his third game this season with multiple rushing touchdowns.
Michael Cale (West Albany) photo by Leon Neuschwander
No. 5 Crater 20, No. 6 Canby 14
The Cougars (3-3) drove to the Comets’ 6-yard line with a minute left but came up short in Central Point in a game they trailed 13-0 and were missing key offensive players.
Crater (4-2) led 20-7 at halftime.
Quarterback Zach Markell, in place of injured starter Mikey Gibson, led both Canby scoring drives, finishing one with a touchdown run and the other with a touchdown pass.
“We came up short but I am really proud of how this group fought and played all night,” Cougars coach Jimmy Joyce said in a text. “We played without QB Mikey Gibson, WR Chance Miller and RB Tyler Mead — three huge playmakers. Guys really stepped up.”
Joyce praised his team’s defense, which shut out the Comets in the second half.
“After allowing a few big plays, guys settled down and played sound, aggressive defense,” he said, “which caused a lot of problems.”
No. 9 Redmond 44, The Dalles 0
Hayden Parrish passed for 250 yards and the Panthers (5-1) got another 250 yards on the ground in defeating the visiting Riverhawks (2-3).
Senior running back Austin Carter scored two touchdowns.
The Panthers, who allowed an average of fewer than eight points per game, posted their third shutout in their last four games and their fourth shutout of the season.
“I really wish we had more games because we feel our kids could compete with anyone in the state,” Redmond coach Seth Womack said in a text.
Hood River Valley 58, Hillsboro 14
Tanner Fletcher ran for six touchdowns — the most by any Oregon Class 5A or 6A player this season — to drive the visiting Eagles (4-2) past the Spartans (2-3), who got touchdowns from Slade Shufelt and Jackson Godsey at Hare Field.
An interception and a turnover on downs in Hillsboro territory set up Fletcher’s first two touchdowns. Eagles kicker Ethan Rivera then recovered his onside kick at the 50. After a penalty on the first snap gave Hood River Valley a first down at the Spartans’ 41, Fletcher carried seven times in a row, the final time from the 3, for a 22-0 lead on the last play of the first quarter.
Fletcher ended up carrying 33 times for 247 yards, his second consecutive game and third this season with at least 200 yards. He had an interception on defense, as did Ryles Buckley — who entered the game tied for the Class 5A lead with four interceptions.
Shufelt led the Spartans’ running game with 76 yards on 17 carries. Godsey’s touchdown came on a 31-yard connection with Calvin Perkins, which made the score 22-6 early in the second quarter. Godsey led the Spartans with six unassisted tackles.
La Salle Prep 42, Ridgeview 40
Niko May deflected a pass on fourth and long with 1:04 left to preserve the Falcons’ victory in Milwaukie over the Ravens of Redmond.
After falling behind 21-0, the Ravens (2-4) clawed back and made it a two-point game in the final two minutes before May’s play sealed the win for the Falcons (4-2).
Ridgeview’s Gannon Jeter and Josh Biever each rushed for 125 yards, and the Ravens’ Jeremiah Schwartz made big plays in the passing game.
Falcons quarterback Ryan Rosumny passed for five touchdowns: two apiece to Riley Peterson and Will Curran and one to Brody Crowley.
It was Rosumny’s second game in his last three with five touchdown passes. Whereas two weeks ago his scoring passes came in a 55-0 win, each score was vital Friday against the Ravens.
Ryan Rosumny (La Salle Prep) photo by Ken Waz
Willamette 34, Eagle Point 26
Gabe Esquibel returned a fumble for a touchdown and Eagle Point got three touchdowns from its running game, but the Wolverines (4-2) of Eugene rallied in the third quarter Thursday for the home-field win.
After Esquibel’s 29-yard scoring return brought the Eagles (1-5) within 13-7, Isaiah Hill and David Brown scored on one-yard runs to stake Eagle Point to a 20-13 lead.
Willamette led 21-20 at halftime before Anthony Milian’s four-yard run sprung the Eagles back in front, 26-21, in the third quarter.
Bryce Indell scored to give Willamette the lead for good, and Griff Bushnell’s second touchdown gave the Wolverines some breathing room as they finished the season on a three-game win streak.
Hill finished with 73 yards on 12 carries, and on defense he made seven solo tackles and assisted on seven others. Josh Jackson was the Eagles’ top receiver with 64 yards on four catches.
“Eagle Point may have been the best tackling team we saw,” Willamette coach Josh Wolfram said in a text. “They played hard, and we struggled getting yards after contact.”
Bushnell, Cody Prom and Connor Bendele scored first-half touchdowns for the Wolverines.
North Salem 29, McKay 21
Josiah Davis scored two touchdowns and made an interception that sealed the Vikings’ comeback win over the host Royal Scots in an all-Salem matchup.
The Royal Scots (0-6) built a 21-10 lead late in the third quarter as senior quarterback Ui Ale passed for a touchdown and ran for one and freshman Justice Anthony returned an interception for a touchdown. On defense, McKay had five takeaways.
The Vikings (3-3) got a kickoff return for a touchdown from Erick Gonzalez. Anthony Valdez also scored for North Salem. Davis gobbled up 175 yards on the ground.
The win marked the second double-digit comeback victory for Vikings freshman quarterback TC Manumaleuna, who had about 50 yards passing.
The game pitted Manumaleuna under center on one side and Ale, one of his cousins, at quarterback on the other. In a direct message to SBLive, Manumaleuna said the matchup drew more than 50 family members.
“It was fun,” said Manumaleuna, who received a scholarship offer from Oregon before his freshman season. “Ui played lights out for McKay tonight.”
TC Manumaleuna (North Salem) photo by Leon Neuschwander
CLASS 5A vs. CLASS 4A
4A No. 8 Estacada 28, Lebanon 26
Andrew Turner blocked a punt and Devin Gotchall returned the ball for a touchdown to break a 20-20 tie on the first snap of the fourth quarter of the Rangers’ win at Lebanon (1-5).
Lebanon built a 20-8 halftime lead, but Estacada (5-1) pulled even thanks to its running game and big plays on defense. Waylon Riedel sealed the win with an interception with 45 seconds left.
Putnam 18, Milwaukie 6
Myles Barton rushed for two touchdowns, Jason Crowe caught a pass from Jackson Brown for a 70-yard touchdown, and the host Kingsmen (2-4) defeated the Mustangs (1-5) in a matchup of Milwaukie schools.
The Mustangs’ Kaden Harris rushed for a touchdown early in the fourth quarter.
No. 5 Hidden Valley 45, Sweet Home 6
The Mustangs of Grants Pass rolled up 525 yards of offense and bottled up the Huskies (2-4) in Sweet Home on Thursday.
Nate Vidlak was 29 of 42 and passed for 306 yards. Jeremiah Noga had 14 receptions for 168 yards, and Tobias Powers carried 15 times for 180 yards for Hidden Valley (4-0).
Noga and Jacob Tackett had interceptions for the Mustangs. Coach James Powers said linebackers Matt Iwamizu, Blake Schubert and Tobias Powers turned in a great performance, while linemen Aidan Moon-Reed, Chris Woods and Ayden Kanott kept pressure on the Huskies’ quarterback.
No. 6 Banks 56, No. 7 Cascade 28
Cooper Gobel (20 of 30, 260 yards) passed for five touchdowns, pacing Banks (5-1) to the home-field victory over the Cougars (3-3) of Turner.
Charlie White caught 10 passes for 154 yards and three touchdowns, and Ramsey Hering and Tyler Exline turned in impactful play up front throughout the game.
Since a 38-0 loss to Mazama in a hastily arranged matchup in Week 3, Banks has averaged more than 53 points per game and allowed a total of 42 points.
Cooper Gobel (Banks) photo by Leon Neuschwander
No. 10 Henley 33, Crook County 14
Tim Orr passed to Gavin Graham for three touchdowns in the Hornets’ victory over the host Cowboys (3-2) in Prineville.
Dylan Sreniawski and Tulson Higgins each rushed for a touchdown for the Hornets (3-2) of Klamath Falls.
Woodburn 37, North Marion 28
Cole Beyer’s 31-yard touchdown run late in the game sealed the victory for the Bulldogs (2-4), who denied a comeback bid by the visiting Huskies (2-4) of Aurora.
Beyer rushed for two touchdowns, and Micah Nava, Tomás Veliz and Jordan Blem each ran for a score.
Woodburn coach Ken Mace praised Jackson Pickett, Santi Roque and Liua Falepapalangi as the leaders of a swarming, physical defense.
Baker 22, La Grande 7
The Bulldogs held the Tigers scoreless after halftime in the victory in La Grande.
The Tigers (3-1) capitalized with the first touchdown after Baker lost a fumble inside its 15-yard line.
Trailing 7-0 at halftime, the Bulldogs (3-3) reeled in the Tigers after intermission. Gabe Gambleton (two touchdown runs) and Gauge Bloomer (one scoring run) both rushed for more than 100 yards.
Klamath Union 38, North Valley 14
Quarterback Silas Dutra had a 55-yard touchdown run in the second half as the host Pelicans (2-3) pulled away from the Knights (1-3) of Grants Pass at Modoc Field.
North Valley struck first on a touchdown pass from Jaydon Twedell to Jaylin Jenkins.
CLASS 4A vs. CLASS 3A
Junction City 37, Elmira 28
Elmira’s Cobyn Herbert passed for three touchdowns and ran for another, but the Class 3A Tigers (5-1) rallied from a 20-15 halftime deficit Thursday to down the Falcons (2-4).
Herbert (15 for 24, 285 yards) connected with Blake Wigham on two long touchdown passes (57 and 75 yards) and with Bryson Forsman on a 13-yarder.
The Falcons got 110 yards rushing from Ayden Wolgamott.
Elmira coach Justin Peeler questioned two penalties in the first half that negated what appeared to be long touchdown passes. Without those scores, it was a five-point game at intermission. The Tigers came out after halftime, scored on their first possession and kept Elmira at arm’s length the rest of the way.
Douglas 40, Phoenix 0
The Class 3A Trojans (3-2) of Winston got rolling with touchdown runs from Leevi Brown and Seth Christian in the victory over the host Pirates (0-6).
CLASS 4A vs. CLASS 2A
McLoughlin 48, Riverside 0
Kiez White (24 carries, 327 yards) ran for five touchdowns and Cooper Yensen passed to Nicholas Doherty for two touchdowns in the visiting Pioneers’ victory over the Class 3A Pirates (0-4) of Boardman on Thursday.
The Pioneers (3-3) of Milton-Freewater led 35-0 at halftime. They closed the scoring on the last of White’s touchdown runs, a 87-yard carry early in the fourth quarter.
Yensen was 5 of 6 for 82 yards with the two touchdowns and one interception. On defense, Tregyn Quigg had five unassisted tackles.