The Oregon high school football season continued with Week 2 action around the state.
Here’s a look at some of the best games, top stars and memorable performances.
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Class 6A No. 1 Tualatin 35, Class 5A No. 2 Silverton 28
Malik Ross made monumental plays at the beginning and the end of the game as the Timberwolves (2-0) built a lead and then had to repel a final drive by the Foxes (1-1).
Ross returned the opening kickoff 96 yards for a touchdown and quashed the Foxes’ final bid with an interception at the 1 with 30 seconds remaining to preserve the victory.
“It was a great battle,” Silverton coach Josh Craig said in a text. “We need to start better and be more sound to start the game. But I’m very proud of the way our guys never quit and scrapped it up and kept getting after it.”
Ross’ first score launched the Timberwolves to a lead they never lost and put the Foxes in catchup mode. After Ross’ return, Jackson Jones threw touchdown passes to Peter Burke and Cole Prusia to make the score 21-0 at halftime.
A 39-yard touchdown run by Jackson Pfeifer pulled the Foxes within 21-7 with 7:45 left in the third quarter.
Jack Wagner, playing at quarterback for Tualatin in the second half, scored on a 49-yard run to make it a three-score game, 27-7, midway through the third. The Foxes pulled within 27-14 on a 16-yard pass from Jordan McCarty to Vandon Fessler late in the third quarter, and McCarthy passed to Pfeifer for a touchdown that made it 27-21 about five minutes into the fourth.
Ross tore off a 63-yard touchdown run, and after a two-point conversion, the Timberwolves led 35-21 with four minutes left.
Two minutes later, McCarty scored from four yards to make it 35-28, which remained the score after Ross’ interception.
“We’re very excited to watch the film and see where we need to get better,” Craig said. “Tualatin is well-coached and very talented. I’m glad we played them and had a chance to win.”
Ross accumulated 140 of the Timberwolves’ 250 yards of rushing. Jones was 8 of 12 for 121 yards and the two scores. Kellen Hale had 11 tackles and Wagner had 10, and Prusia had an interception.
Malik Ross (Tualatin) photo by Dan Brood/SBLive Oregon
No. 2 Central Catholic 55, David Douglas 2
The Rams opened Mt. Hood Conference play with a win over the Scots (1-1, 1-1) at David Douglas High School in Southeast Portland.
Cru Newman’s three completions all went for touchdowns. Stryder Todd-Fields scored two touchdowns for the second week in a row, and Timmy Mitchell also scored.
Gavin Jackson rushed for two scores for Central Catholic (2-0) of Southeast Portland.
No. 3 Lake Oswego 48, Sherwood 20
Jack Layne passed for four touchdowns and ran for a fifth to drive the Lakers (2-0) past the Bowmen (0-2) at Sherwood High School.
Nolan Scott had a three-yard touchdown run to bring the Bowmen to 14-7, but the Lakers pulled away.
Gabe Olvera caught two touchdown passes, and Justius Lowe and Ethan Park each had a scoring catch.
Dylan Lane had an interception for the Lakers, who got three sacks and four tackles for loss from Gavin McGuire.
No. 4 West Linn 49, No. 9 North Medford 7
At Wilsonville High School, Earl Ingle led the Lions’ defense as they thumped the Black Tornado, who were making their season debut.
Chase Harmon passed for five touchdowns and in the range of 350 yards.
Mark Hamper had more than 150 yards receiving and three touchdown catches and intercepted an opponent’s pass for the second game in a row.
Barret Brundage had two touchdown catches and threw a scoring pass to Zeke Viuhkola. Koffi Kouame had a touchdown run for the Lions (2-0).
Ty Pugliano (nine carries, 28 yards, and two catches, 54 yards) scored the Black Tornado’s touchdown. Bruce Dyer made six catches for 56 yards.
No. 5 Sunset 45, Southridge 7
Grady Newsom had his second consecutive game with three touchdown passes, and the Apollos again held their opponent to fewer than 10 points with the victory over the visiting Skyhawks (0-2, 0-1 Metro League) of Beaverton.
Mason Ebenal had two receiving touchdowns and one on the ground for the Apollos (2-0, 1-0), who won their eighth in a row.
Sunset’s Caleb Kim extended his streak of games with a rushing touchdown to 13, scoring three times on the ground and once on a pass. Kim has at least two rushing touchdown in seven of his past eight games.
The Skyhawks scored late on a 62-yard catch-and-run pass from Cooper Weygandt to Stone Fowler.
Through two games, the Apollos have allowed one touchdown on special teams (in the opener against Tigard) and one on defense.
No. 6 Clackamas 38, Camas (Wash.) 30
Miles Williams made a tremendous impact on offense, defense and special teams to help lift the Cavaliers (2-0) past the host Papermakers (0-2).
Williams had a scoring catch and exceeded 100 yards through the air, returned a punt for a touchdown and made an interception at the end to seal the victory for the Cavaliers, who made their on-field season debut after their Week 1 game was called off on account of COVID issues with the scheduled opponent.
KJ Gibson scored the Cavaliers’ first touchdown of the season and turned in big plays on both sides of the line of scrimmage. Luke Ash and Brody Crowley powered the team’s running game.
Coach James Holan said the Cavaliers’ defense bent but didn’t break.
“We made some huge plays when we needed,” he said in a text.
Holan singled out Tyler King (making his first start), Kaden Ludwick, Logan Chastain and Kage Casey.
Miles Williams (Clackamas) photo by Ken Waz/SBLive Oregon
No. 7 Lakeridge 41, Jefferson 6
The visiting Pacers (2-0) of Lake Oswego held the Democrats (0-2) of North Portland to 83 yards of offense and forced three turnovers in the victory.
Jake Reichle had two interceptions and carried 21 times for 108 yards and one touchdown. Ethan Biondine had five rushes for 77 yards and a score.
No. 8 West Salem 42, Grants Pass 20
Hudson Giertych, Johnny Withers, Jimmy Lathen and Brooks Ferguson combined for six rushing touchdowns, and the Titans (2-0) pulled away after the host Cavemen (0-2) pulled within a point in the second quarter.
Asher Yriarte’s eight-yard run brought the Cavemen within 14-13, but Giertych answered with a six-yard score one second before halftime to up the Titans’ lead. West Salem scored three successive touchdowns after halftime to take command.
Jace Blanchard passed to Josh Hart for the Cavemen’s first touchdown, forging a 7-7 tie with 5½ minutes left in the first quarter.
Brock Strader had a forced fumble, which was recovered by Titans teammate Martin Trujillo. Giertych had a blocked extra point in the first half, and Strader and Tommy Slack combined for a key fourth-down sack early in the third quarter.
Giertych gained 157 yards on 17 carries and Withers had 117 on 11 rushes.
No. 10 Jesuit 17, Tigard 7
Payton Roth ran 73 yards midway through the first quarter for one touchdown and punched another in from five yards out to close the opening period as the Crusaders (1-1) defeated the visiting Tigers (0-2) at Cronin Field in Beaverton.
Jesuit’s Johnny Miller intercepted two passes, and Nick Ferraro and Jake Viteznik had one interception apiece.
The Tigers pulled within 14-7 on Luke Davis’ two-yard touchdown run with 10:38 left in the first half. A 37-yard field goal three seconds before halftime by Kadyn Butcher, who kicked both of Jesuit’s extra points, closed the scoring.
Roth finished with 128 yards on 11 rushes. His second touchdown was set up by a 65-yard punt return by Michael Rincon.
The Tigers gained 203 yards passing whereas the Crusaders did their damage on the ground, accumulating 167 yards on 36 rushes.
Westview 49, Mountainside 16
Jaydon McBreen scored three touchdowns — two on interception returns — to power the host Wildcats over the Mavericks in another high-scoring victory for the Northwest Portland school.
Westview (2-0, 1-0 Metro League) led 20-0 after the first quarter on the strength of two touchdown passes by Sam Leavitt — to Kaden Huppin and to McBreen — sandwiched around McBreen’s 36-yard return of an interception.
Mountainside (0-2, 0-1) of Beaverton closed to 20-10 in the third quarter on a touchdown pass from Brian Mannion to Keenan Speer-Johnson (six catches, 86 yards). The Wildcats then reeled off three consecutive touchdowns to take command.
The first of Jordan Fisher’s two touchdown runs made the score 28-10, Huppin’s second touchdown reception pushed the lead to 26 points, and a 35-yard interception return by McBreen made it 43-10.
Speer-Johnson returned the ensuing kickoff 93 yards for the Mavericks’ final touchdown.
Kadin Kingsbury had three catches for 50 yards for the Mavericks, and Mannion passed for 208 yards.
Huppin had three receptions for 65 yards with the two scores, Fisher racked up 156 yards on 19 carries with the two touchdowns, and Leavitt (12 of 19) passed for 184 yards. The Wildcats have scored 49 points in both of their games this season.
Beaverton 41, Aloha 18
Kyron Albright returned a kickoff 88 yards for a score and caught a 38-yard pass from Hunter Borter for another touchdown, helping the Beavers (1-1) down the visiting Warriors (0-2) in the Metro League opener for both teams.
The first of Hunter Gerard’s two touchdown runs, coming eight minutes into the first quarter, staked the Warriors to a 6-0 lead. Albright returned the kickoff for a touchdown, the first of six consecutive touchdowns for the Beavers. Beaverton took a 41-6 lead into the fourth quarter.
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.
Reid Gray (Nelson) photo by Fletcher Wold/SBLive Oregon
Sandy 45, Centennial 14
Juniors Garrett Willenberg and Hayden Thomas ran for two touchdowns apiece, and Payton Giusto also scored on the ground for the Pioneers (2-0, 2-0 Mt. Hood Conference) in the victory over the visiting Eagles (0-2, 0-2) of Gresham.
Willenberg, Hayden Thomas and Giusto combined to rush for more than 300 yards.
Glencoe 35, Hillsboro (5A) 0
Ben Thornbrue’s interception return for a touchdown with four minutes left in the first quarter launched the visiting Crimson Tide (1-1) to the win over the Spartans (0-2) in a matchup of the two original Hillsboro School District schools.
Royce Fasel ran for a score and passed to Gabe Chimal for another. Fasel carried 20 times for 212 yards.
Spartans quarterback Calvin Perkins was 15 of 36 for 196 yards with four interceptions.
Sheldon 44, Grant 27
Quarterback Brock Thomas accounted for five touchdowns for the second game in a row, and the Irish of Eugene pulled away from the Generals (0-2) of Northeast Portland.
Thomas ran for two touchdowns and passed to Keegan Line (63 yards), Luke Leighton (25 yards) and Zach McEwen (22 yards) for three. Grafton Robinson ran for a score, and the Irish (2-0) picked up two points with a safety.
Jae’Sean Pete led the Generals’ offense with 273 yards and three touchdowns on 24 carries. Junior quarterback Kellen Segal passed for 60 yards and ran for a score.
Thomas passed for 275 yards and rushed for 120.
McNary 17, Newberg 14 (OT)
Logan Ready’s 43-yard field goal — which had plenty of distance to spare — lifted the Celtics (2-0) of Keizer over the Tigers (0-2) at Newberg.
Sam Murphy had a touchdown catch and Price Pothier ran for a score to lift the Tigers to a 14-7 halftime lead.
The Celtics’ Tyler Copeland passed to Gunner Smedema for the game’s first score, and Copeland scored on a keeper to make the score 14-14. On the Tigers’ overtime possession, the Celtics blocked a field goal attempt.
Liberty 52, Lincoln 0
The host Falcons (2-0) scored touchdowns on their first three offensive plays and rolled to the win over the Cardinals (0-2) of Southwest Portland.
Quarterback Hiro Diamond ran for an 80-yard touchdown on the Falcons’ first snap, and he connected with Ethan Jones on touchdown passes of 30 and 48 yards on the next two.
Diamond (7 of 12, 174 yards) passed for four touchdowns for the second week in a row and ran for three touchdowns. In two games this season he has been responsible for 13 touchdowns.
The Cardinals, already beset by injuries, got 58 rushing yards from Brady Kopetz, who recovered a fumble on defense. Koosha Mirarabshahi made six solo tackles.
Michael Campos scored on a 27-yard connection with Diamond in the second quarter, and Smith caught his third touchdown pass of the game before halftime.
Parker Treloar led the Falcons’ defense with eight tackles, three of them for loss. Cade Hammond and Tanner Steinbach each had an interception for the second week in a row to help the Falcons post their second consecutive shutout.
South Salem 29, Lebanon (5A) 20
Daschel Smith passed for two touchdowns in the fourth quarter — connecting with Esteban Mendez and Javier Ramirez-Perez — as the Saxons (2-0) rallied to win at Lebanon (0-2).
Tyler Flores’ touchdown run and quarterback Andreus Smith’s 37-yard scoring connection with Brayden Currey gave Lebanon a 14-0 first-quarter lead. Two touchdown runs by junior Tini Tinitali III brought the Saxons within one at halftime.
Lebanon increased its lead to seven, 20-13, on Dakota Erickson’s 10-yard run before the Saxons’ fourth-quarter comeback.
Smith was 17 of 28 for 287 yards with the two scores and two interceptions. Mendez had 124 yards on five catches.
Tini Tinitali III (South Salem) photo by Rockne Andrew Roll/SBLive Oregon
Sprague 40, Century 14
Drew Rodriguez had an interception return for a touchdown for the second game in a row on top of two touchdown catches, spearheading the Olympians’ victory over the visiting Jaguars (0-2) of Hillsboro.
Riley Davis ran for three touchdowns for the Olympians (2-0) of Salem.
The Jaguars rolled up more than 400 yards of offense but undermined themselves with five turnovers (four of them interceptions). Century committed 10 penalties.
Roseburg 37, Mountain View 7
Sophomore Cayden Eckel ran for four touchdowns, all in the first half, to power Roseburg (2-0) to the victory over the Cougars (1-1) at Jack Harris Stadium in northeast Bend.
Dating to its final game of the spring season, Roseburg has won three games in succession after losing the previous 11 (dating to Week 3 of 2019).
The Cougars had won their previous eight games.
Eckel gained 122 yards as Roseburg forged a 37-0 halftime lead. The sophomore did not carry the ball in the second half. Quarterback Colton Marsters, who completed 8 of 10 passes, scored Roseburg’s first touchdown on a three-yard run.
Roseburg held the Cougars without a first down until their final possession of the first half. Mountain View got on the scoreboard in the fourth quarter on a 12-yard pass from Jakoby Moss to Nick Hopper. Roseburg held Cougars running back Sayre Williamson to 32 yards on 15 carries.
Class 5A No. 7 Dallas 34, Wells 6
Logan Person and Kolby Johnson-Sallee scored two touchdowns apiece, and the visiting Dragons (1-1) defeated the Guardians (0-2) in Southwest Portland.
Tom White threw a touchdown pass to Davis Dufort for the Guardians’ touchdown, a score set up by a 40-yard run into the red zone by Gus Johnson.
The Dragons’ Person, who exceeded 100 yards rushing in Week 1, did it again in Week 2, picking up 130 on the ground and adding 34 yards receiving. Quarterback Ashton Foster was 13 of 16 for 171 yards and two scores to Johnson-Sallee.
Forest Grove 24, McMinnville 21
David Johnson had a 70-yard interception return for a touchdown to stake the Vikings (2-0) to a 24-0 halftime lead, which was enough to hold on against the Grizzlies’ second-half rally.
Austin Rapp had three touchdown runs for the visiting Grizzlies (1-1).
David Johnson (Forest Grove) photo by Taylor Balkom/SBLive Oregon
Roosevelt 59, La Salle Prep (5A) 0
The Roughriders of North Portland ran out to a 40-0 first-quarter lead in the victory over the visiting Falcons (0-2) of Milwaukie.
MyQuis Fesser returned an interception for a touchdown for the Roughriders (1-1), who also got interceptions from DJ Rosemon, Lindell Betts and Demarius Branch. Jackson Flatner and Branch caught two touchdown passes apiece as Imarion Kelly threw for six scores.
Oregon City 48, Franklin 12
James Carter scored in the first quarter and finished the scoring with an 80-yard kickoff-return touchdown to power the Pioneers (1-1) over the visiting Lightning (0-2) at Pioneer Memorial Stadium.
Barlow 44, Central (5A) 28
The Panthers’ Chase W. Nelson passed for four touchdowns — his second consecutive four-touchdown game — but the host Bruins (2-0) had enough for the win in Gresham.
Myles Crandall caught two touchdown passes for the Panthers (1-1) of Independence.
No. 3 Wilsonville 35, No. 8 Pendleton 19
The Wildcats (2-0) pulled away from a 21-19 score to defeat the host Buckaroos (1-1), who never led but were always within striking distance.
Cooper Hiday caught three touchdown passes, including a long ball that stretched the Wildcats’ lead to 28-19. Chase Hix, who passed for two touchdowns in Week 1, had four scoring passes Friday and added a rushing touchdown. Jack Johnson had the Wildcats’ other scoring catch.
Wilsonville coach Adam Guenther said Nick Cooper, Rochne Beecham, Tristan Davis and Johnson were the team’s defensive leaders.
The Wildcats led 7-6, 14-12 and 21-12 at halftime.
No. 5 West Albany 17, No. 4 Canby 14
Quarterback Michael Cale’s one-yard touchdown run gave the host Bulldogs the lead, and Bryce Bowers intercepted a pass in the end zone with 42 seconds left to ice the win over the Cougars (1-1).
The Bulldogs (2-0) took a 10-0 lead on a 12-yard touchdown catch by DeMarcus Houston and a 31-yard field goal by Juan Zaragoza. The Cougars’ Mikey Gibson passed to Koby Kessler for one score and ran for one himself to stake Canby to a 14-10 halftime lead.
Cale’s go-ahead score came midway through the third quarter. The Cougars’ final drive reached the West Albany 30 before Bowers’ interception wrapped things up.
DeMarcus Houston (West Albany) photo by Leon Neuschwander/SBLive Oregon
Hood River Valley 39, No. 6 Scappoose 21
Shaw Burns scored three touchdowns, Trenton Hughes ran for two scores and passed for another, and the host Eagles (2-0) pulled away from a halftime tie to defeat Scappoose (1-1).
Scappoose’s Trey Dieringer rushed for two touchdowns and made an interception for the second game in a row, and Luke McNabb ran for a touchdown.
Class 4A No. 1 Marshfield 57, Class 5A No. 9 Churchill 6
An offensive line comprising Hayden Murphy, Josh Giacomini, Luke Parry, Toby Johnston, Gilbert Hernandez and Caden Stewart allowed only one sack and paved the way for the Pirates (2-0) to gain more than 500 yards of total offense in the victory over the host Lancers (1-1) of West Eugene.
Aaron Hutchins made two interceptions for the Pirates of Coos Bay.
Dom Montiel passed for 422 yards with five touchdowns and one interception, which was returned for a touchdown by the Lancers’ Danny Womack that made the score 25-6 midway through the second quarter.
DJ Daugherty caught three touchdown passes and Maddux Mateski had two scoring receptions. Miguel Velasquez rushed for two touchdowns.
Class 4A No. 6 Mazama 42, Class 5A No. 10 Crater 14
Senior running back Zeke Heaton rushed for 247 yards and four touchdowns for the Vikings (1-1), who pounced on miscues by the host Comets (1-1) for the cross-classification victory at Dutch Meyer Field in Central Point.
Heaton ran for three scores in the first half (34, one and two yards) to stake the Vikings of Klamath Falls to a 21-0 lead. The Comets got on the scoreboard on a 30-yard run by Caden Lasater a minute before intermission.
On the first snap of the third quarter, Trevor Anderson returned a Comets fumble 30 yards for a touchdown to restore a 21-point lead. On the kickoff, Lasater ran the ball back 85 yards for a touchdown to pull the Comets back within 14 points.
“We got outclassed tonight by a really good program,” Comets coach Berk Brown said in a text. “Hats off to their staff and kids.”
Brody Hubble, who had a fumble recovery, and Savien Burk, who returned an interception 55 yards, also contributed to the Vikings’ defense.
The Air Quality Index barely ducked below 100 before game time, allowing it to be played as scheduled.
Eagle Point 24, Springfield 7
Jimmie Copeland led the receiving game, Caiden Lacey passed for two touchdowns, and the Eagles pounced on their opponent’s mistakes in the win over the Millers (0-2, 0-1 Midwestern League) in Springfield on Thursday.
Copeland finished with 132 yards on six catches, including a touchdown catch in the first quarter. Lacey also hit Kaden Huff on a scoring pass, and David Brown ran in from the 2 in the fourth quarter for the final points for the Eagles (1-1, 1-1).
Sophomore quarterback Caeleb Kasperek threw 12 yards to senior wide receiver Jordan Vega for a touchdown for the Millers, who ran for 200 yards but committed six turnovers.
“It felt like we competed for 48 minutes but are still learning some of the little things that lead to winning,” Millers coach Miles Haley said in a text.
North Bend 27, Ashland 6
Grizzlies freshman Jojo Harrower connected with Caden Negra on a touchdown pass for an early first-quarter lead, but the Bulldogs (1-1, 1-1) got four touchdowns from running back Sidon Green in the Midwestern League victory at Walter A. Phillips Field.
Nathan Schrader recovered a fumble to set up the Grizzlies’ touchdown. Ashland (0-2, 0-1) got strong play on the interior lines from senior Colson Abel.
South Albany 48, North Salem 21
Tyler Seiber scored three touchdowns for the RedHawks (2-0) in the nonconference victory over the visiting Vikings (1-1).
North Salem’s Erick Gonzalez made two interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown. Micah Richter ran for a touchdown, and Nevin Zellar had a touchdown catch.
South Albany kept the pressure on Vikings sophomore quarterback TC Manumaleuna II, who passed for about 70 yards with no touchdowns and one interception.
RedHawks co-coach David Younger said his team’s defense played great and the offense was in rhythm.
“Our O-line did a great job of playing physical, hard-nosed football,” Younger said in a text.
Tyler Seiber (South Albany) photo by Taylor Balkom/SBLive Oregon
Ridgeview 33, Crescent Valley 12
The Ravens (2-0) of Redmond pulled away from a 7-6 halftime score to defeat the host Raiders (1-1) of Corvallis.
Eric Pendergrass, who gained 175 yards and scored two touchdowns in Week 1, again approached the 200-yard mark for Ridgeview.
Corvallis 20, Willamette 3
Carter Steeves passed for two touchdowns, Toby Worsch amassed about 200 yards from scrimmage and ran for a score, and the Spartans (1-1) defeated the Wolverines (0-1) in Eugene.
Carson Wright and Nate Thompson caught Steeves’ touchdown passes. Worsch’s touchdown run, which followed a bad snap on an attempted punt deep in Wolverines territory, came on the final play of the first half and pushed the Spartans to a 13-3 lead.
Putnam 23, Milwaukie 21
Zack Creswick caught two touchdown passes and the Kingsmen’s defense forced a turnover on a goal-line stand in the fourth quarter to eke out the win over the host Mustangs (1-1) in a matchup of Milwaukie schools.
Zane Garvey eclipsed 100 yards rushing for the Mustangs, who led 21-7 after the first series of the second half. The Kingsmen (1-1) took the lead early in the fourth quarter.
Mustangs coach Tim Price disputed the decision of a turnover on the fateful drive, saying his ballcarrier crossed the goal line and a sideline official raised his hands to signal a touchdown. Price said in a text that officials then huddled and ruled that the Kingsmen had recovered a fumble.
No. 7 Estacada 33, No. 2 Banks 7
Waylon Reidel led Estacada in tackles, had a sack and rushed for a touchdown to highlight the home-field victory by the Rangers (2-0), who piled up more than 400 yards of offense.
Banks (1-1) scored on Cooper Gobel’s pass to Charlie White.
Waylon Reidel (Estacada) photo by Noah Peterson/SBLive Oregon
No. 3 Cascade 74, Elmira 0
Senior Blake Lewis ran for three touchdowns and surpassed 150 yards, and the Cougars (2-0) of Turner posted their second consecutive shutout with the victory over the visiting Falcons (0-1).
Lance Van Hoose also surpassed the 100-yard barrier and scored two touchdowns, and quarterback Jacob Hage had more than 100 yards with two touchdowns as the Cougars scored on every offensive drive.
Rogue Newton returned a punt for a touchdown.
“We didn’t quit,” Elmira coach Justin Peeler said in a text. “I felt like we tried hard, just were overmatched.”
No. 4 Marist Catholic 42, Tillamook 6
Lucas Tuski ran the ball 13 times for 274 yards and four touchdowns, driving the Spartans (2-0) of Eugene to the victory over the Cheesemakers (1-1) in Tillamook.
All four of Tuski’s scoring runs covered more than 25 yards. His first two were 58 and 55 yards. His first three were all in the first 8½ minutes of the first quarter.
Trent Buchler threw a five-yard touchdown pass to Marshall Allen to account for the Cheesemakers’ points.
The Spartans’ Kaiden Ayoma scored the game’s final two touchdowns.
No. 5 Hidden Valley 36, Molalla 0
The Mustangs (1-0) of Grants Pass led 30-0 at halftime en route to the win over visiting Molalla (0-2).
No. 8 La Grande 70, McLoughlin 0
The Tigers opened their season with a win over the host Pioneers (0-2, 0-1 Greater Oregon League) of Milton-Freewater.
No. 9 Gladstone 21, Astoria 20
The Gladiators (1-1) recovered an onside kick late and ran out the clock to deny the visiting Fishermen (1-1).
Quarterback Rocky Rub and Colton McMaster combined on a 59-yard scoring pass and on a two-point conversion to draw the Fishermen within one point. That set up the onside kick, which the Gladiators fielded on the way to a clock-draining possession.
Tate Brechbiel rushed for more than 200 yards, including a 50-yarder that allowed Gladstone to seal the win. Jase Karp made two interceptions for the Gladiators.
Tate Brechbiel (Gladstone) photo by Taylor Balkom/SBLive Oregon
No. 10 Henley 44, Yreka (Calif.) 0
Shaw Stork and Tyler Harper ran for scores, and Coltin Smith, Colby Schols and Austin Fitts caught scoring passes to power the Hornets (2-0) of Klamath Falls past the Miners (0-2) at U.S. Cellular Field in Medford.
Seaside 48, Newport 0
Lawson Talamantez rushed for three touchdowns, Kaleb Bartel and Cooper Rogien had interceptions, and the Seagulls (2-0) handled the Cubs (0-2) at Broadway Field in Seaside.
Cubs coach Dan Schaffeld praised his team for its effort in a short-handed situation. Wing back Kaden Bruns started at quarterback because of injury and endured despite what Schaffeld called a vicious hit.
Bruns “did a great job showing our team and the county what heart really looks like,” Schaffeld said in a text.
Senior running back Carson Braxling didn’t have many yards but was “another one of the guys who stepped up on defense and made some great plays,” Schaffeld said.
Sweet Home 35, North Marion 0
The Sweet Home Huskies (1-1) defeated the North Marion Huskies (0-2) in Aurora, giving 24-year-old coach Ryan Adams his first victory.
Crook County 32, Cottage Grove 7
Dakota Humphreys had an interception return for a touchdown to highlight the Cowboys’ win over the host Lions (0-2).
Brayden Duke and Trent West had strong games for the Cowboys (1-1) of Prineville, and the team’s rushing offense drew praise from coach Pard Smith.
Burns (3A) 35, Klamath Union 14
The Hilanders opened their season with a home win over the Pelicans (0-2).
Madras 16, Sisters (3A) 7
Johan Poland made two interceptions, returning one for a touchdown, to lead a White Buffaloes defense that kept the visiting Outlaws (0-1) contained most of the night.
The White Buffaloes (1-0) created four turnovers and scored on a safety, building a 16-0 halftime lead. The Outlaws’ score, on a short pass, was set up by a 70-yard run in the third quarter.
Woodburn 54, Valley Catholic 0
Sophomore running back Carter Pickett had an interception and recovered a fumble in the end zone to lead the defense of the Bulldogs (2-0) in the victory over the visiting Valiants (0-2) of Beaverton.
Senior running back Tomás Veliz had an interception, ran for a touchdown and scored another one receiving. Junior running back Ty Beyer had two rushing touchdowns and a blocked punt for a touchdown.
“We are still a long way from where we want to be, but we are working in the right direction,” Bulldogs coach Ken Mace said via text.
Valiants senior quarterback Ryoma Lane had eight carries for 102 yards and passed for 74 yards. Junior wide receiver Henry McCarthy had 52 yards rushing and had a 10-yard catch. Freshman Jackson Farris and sophomore Noah Holub each had three tackles for loss.
“The team looked a lot better (this week) and took a step forward,” Valiants coach Michael Snyder said in a text. “Just a lot of mental mistakes that can be fixed.”
Homedale (Idaho) 56, Baker 6
Gauge Bloomer scored late on a one-yard run for the young Bulldogs (0-2), who struggled moving the ball consistently against the Trojans (3-0).
Siuslaw (3A) 48, North Valley 13
The Vikings (1-0) of Florence defeated the visiting Knights (1-1) of Grants Pass.
Vale 20, La Pine 14
Tanner Steele ran 88 yards on a quarterback keeper with just less than two minutes left to give the host Vikings (2-0) the lead for good in a victory over the Hawks (0-1), whose fourth-quarter touchdown made the score 14-14.
Steele finished with 136 yards on 11 carries and passed for 117 yards and two scores. John Wolfe had all four of the Vikings’ receptions, and he added 74 yards in punt returns.
Melba (Idaho) 56, Nyssa 6
The Mustangs (1-2) defeated the visiting Bulldogs (0-2).