Jaden Mitchell (3 TDs) leads Gresham to victory; Reid Gray scores 1st TD in Nelson Hawks history

Gresham 26, Nelson 6 

Jaden Mitchell scored three touchdowns, including an 86-yard kickoff return, and the Gophers opened their season with a victory over the visiting Hawks (0-2, 0-2 Mt. Hood Conference) of Happy Valley. 

Reid Gray scored the first touchdown in Nelson history on a kick return, and sophomore Sam Lewis had two interceptions. 

“Our defense played lights-out,” Hawks coach Aaron Hazel said, noting that two of the Gophers’ touchdowns were non-offensive scores and that his team had one drive stall at the Gresham 2. 

The Gophers’ Matthew Scott returned an interception 85 yards for a late touchdown. Mason Herman’s 13 tackles led the Gophers (1-1, 1-1), who forfeited their Week 1 game because of COVID issues. 

Photo by Fletcher Wold

Video: Nelson Hawks begin their journey in Oregon high school football

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Week 1 recap: Top stars | What we learned

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