Oregon high school football Week 3 recap: Top stars, best games, biggest wins

The Oregon high school football season continued with Week 3 action around the state.

Here’s a 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.

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No. 1 Tualatin 43, Aloha 0

Malik Ross had another explosive touchdown and Jack Wagner passed for four touchdowns in relief of the Timberwolves’ usual starter, powering Tualatin (3-0) past the Warriors (0-3) in Aloha. 

With Jackson Jones sidelined with a shoulder issue, Wagner connected on scoring passes with Peter Burke, Kellen Hale, Ross and Cole Prusia. 

Burke’s score was a 45-yarder, and Ross’ was an 85-yard catch-and-run touchdown. Last week, Ross scored on a kickoff return of 86 yards and a 63-yard run

No. 2 Central Catholic 42, Tumwater 35

Cru Newman had three touchdown passes — including a go-ahead strike in overtime to Jordan King, King’s second touchdown of the night — and the Rams (4-0) traveled to Tumwater, Wash., and outlasted the Thunderbirds (2-1). 

Timmy Mitchell intercepted a fourth-down pass by Brady Prothero inside the 10-yard line on the Thunderbirds’ overtime possession to seal the victory. An interception at the goal line with 41 seconds left in regulation by Stryder Todd-Fields preserved a tie score and set up overtime. 

The game matched Oregon’s reigning 6A champion and Washington’s reigning 2A champion.  

Riley Williams caught Newman’s other touchdown pass, Ellis Bynum ran for two scores, and Jacob Hardeman also had a touchdown run for Central Catholic. 

Bynum, sidelined the first two games by injury, had 80 yards on eight carries and added 69 yards receiving. 

The 35 points allowed was a season high for the Rams of Southeast Portland, but coach Steve Pyne said that statistic might be misleading, given how hard it is to prepare for a wing-T offense — “especially against a team that runs it as well as Tumwater” — and especially when the Rams had less than 24 hours to prepare. 

The game was set on short notice after Nelson of Happy Valley, the Rams’ scheduled opponent, forfeited the game because of COVID issues. 

Newman was 16 of 21 for 320 yards with the three scores and one interception. King finished with 140 yards on seven catches. 

Cru Newman (Central Catholic) photo by Vince Miller/SBLive Oregon

No. 3 West Linn 28, No. 6 Sunset 14

The visiting Lions (3-0) got three touchdown passes from Chase Harmon and defeated the Apollos (2-1) of Northwest Portland in a matchup of teams that finished 6-0 in the abbreviated, no-postseason spring campaign. 

Barret Brundage, Mark Hamper and Gus Donnerberg caught touchdown passes, and Jaxon Steinhauer rushed 19 times for 100 yards and a touchdown that put the Lions up 21-0 midway through the second quarter. 

The Apollos got past midfield three times in the first half, but each time West Linn’s defense held. 

Padraig Owens picked up a fumble and returned it 47 yards for a touchdown that brought Sunset within 21-7 late in the third quarter. Grady Newsom’s 35-yard pass to Hayden Hurley (three catches, 56 yards) with four minutes left accounted for the Apollos’ final score. 

Harmon was 23 of 28 for 266 yards. Newsom completed 15 of 24 passes for 142 yards. 

No. 4 Lake Oswego 41, South Medford 14 

Gabe Olvera scored four touchdowns in the first half (three on the ground, one on a pass), and the Lakers (3-0) pulled away from the visiting Panthers (0-3) at Cobb Field in a game delayed on account of the closure of Interstate 5 resulting from a possibly suicidal individual on an overpass in Salem. 

The Lakers posted a 34-7 halftime lead, with Calvin Macy also scoring. In the second half, Jack Layne, who entered with eight touchdown passes through two games, connected with Dylan Layne for a long score. 

South Medford scored on an 84-yard catch-and-run pass from Deacon Edgar to Andrew Walker and a four-yard run by sophomore Ryder Scheid, who was filling in for injured Brycen Guches.

No. 5 Clackamas 56, Reynolds 7 

Keontae Johnson-Gibson returned an interception for a touchdown, Noah Pruitt had two sacks, and the Cavaliers (3-0, 2-0 Mt. Hood Conference) handled the Raiders (0-3, 0-3) of Troutdale.  

The game was the first on-field competition of the season for the Raiders, who forfeited their first two contests because of COVID issues. 

“I was very proud of our team,” Reynolds coach Kelly Murphy said. “First game out and we just missed several opportunities in this game. We will be better.” 

Murphy said the Raiders started slowly on offense and had issues on special teams. He singled out Dre’Quan Williams for his play on offense, defense and special teams. 

Miles Williams, who scored on a long pass and a punt return last week, also scored for the Cavaliers. 

Keontae Johnson-Gibson (Clackamas) photo by Leon Neuschwander/SBLive Oregon

No. 7 Lakeridge 42, Liberty 13

Dallas Kuenzi made two first-half interceptions to highlight a Pacers defense that kept the high-scoring Falcons in check. 

Jake Reichle ran for two touchdowns, caught a scoring pass and returned an interception for a touchdown for the host Pacers (3-0) of Lake Oswego. Joey Olson had a 45-yard receiving touchdown in the first quarter. 

The Falcons (2-1) of Hillsboro, who averaged 54 points through two games, trailed 28-10 at halftime, with their points coming on a field goal by Kane McNabb and a four-yard run by Hiro Diamond, who entered having accounted for 13 touchdowns in two games. 

The Pacers have eclipsed the 40-point mark in all three games this season. 

No. 8 Jesuit 20, Camas (Wash.) 10

Tyree Blake had two touchdowns of more than 50 yards, and Payton Roth ran for 181 yards and a score for the Crusaders (2-1), who defeated the host Papermakers (0-3). 

Camas struck first and led 3-0 before Roth scored from 26 yards for a 6-3 Crusaders lead with 30 seconds left in the first quarter. Blake took a pass from Jacob Hutchinson 52 yards for a score and a 13-3 lead. 

Midway through the third quarter, Jairus Phillips’ one-yard run brought the Papermakers within three points, but Blake’s 60-yard return of an interception with 2:22 left pushed the lead back to 10. 

No. 9 West Salem 36, South Salem 28

An interception in the end zone by Martin Trujillo with five minutes left allowed the host Titans (3-0) to finally deny the Saxons (2-1) in the Mountain Valley Conference opener for both teams.  

West Salem stretched a 33-28 lead to eight points on a field goal by Jeremiah Pinkerton with 11 minutes to play. South Salem had pulled within five on Daschel Smith’s 26-yard pass to Jaxson Watson midway through the third quarter.  

After the Titans took a 7-0 lead, the Saxons tied the score on a pass to Tini Tinitali III. Although the Saxons never pulled even again, they repeatedly came back to turn it into a one-score game, on a touchdown run by Javier Ramirez and an interception return by Tinitali III that made it 26-20. 

West Salem’s Johnny Withers had 18 carries for 164 yards and three touchdowns. Quarterback Brooks Ferguson ran for 90 yards and a touchdown and was 9 of 12 for 144 yards. 

No. 10 Westview 55, Century 7 

Sam Leavitt passed for five touchdowns — three to Darrius Clemons — and the Wildcats (3-0) of Northwest Portland cruised past the host Jaguars (0-3) of Hillsboro. 

Clemons had five catches for 138 yards, including a 44-yard reception late in the second quarter that sent the Wildcats to a 48-0 lead. 

Leavitt completed 11 of 18 passes for 263 yards with no interceptions. Jordan Fisher had a 62-yard touchdown run in the second quarter — his second score of the game — and finished with 125 yards on eight carries. 

Junior linebacker Jonny Collyer led the Wildcats with 10 total tackles and one tackle for loss. 

Westview has scored at least 49 points in all three games this season and has allowed a total of 23 points.  

Tigard 30, Mountainside 13 

Konner Grant and Luke Davis led a Tigers running game that gobbled up about 300 yards in the victory over the host Mavericks (0-3) in Beaverton. 

Grant scored twice and Davis once as the Tigers (1-2) took a 20-7 lead with seven minutes left in the first half. The Mavericks, who got on the scoreboard on Brian Mannion’s pass to Quinn O’Connor, had a late first-half drive reach the Tigers’ 1-yard line before a fumble, recovered by Kellen Jolley, ended the threat. 

Jolley’s recovery was one of two for the Tigers, and Austin Goetz blocked a Mavericks punt in the third quarter. 

Mannion was 21 of 48 for 254 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. Zac Brown was on the receiving end of the other scoring throw, which brought the Mavericks within 10, 23-13, seven seconds into the fourth quarter. 

Bowen Stinson was in on 14 tackles and Kadin Kingsbury intercepted a pass for the Mavericks, who got 97 yards receiving on seven catches from Keenan Speer-Johnson, who transferred from Tigard in the offseason. 

Grant ran the ball 24 times for 180 yards and three touchdowns. Davis carried 24 times for 145 yards and one touchdown.

Konner Grant (Tigard) photo by Dan Brood/SBLive Oregon

Glencoe 50, Beaverton 49 

Royce Fasel’s fifth rushing touchdown, a three-yard score with 14 seconds left, and ensuing conversion pass powered the Crimson Tide of Hillsboro over the host Beavers (1-2). 

Beaverton led 42-28 after three quarters and 49-34 midway through the fourth. 

Fasel passed five yards to Lucas Anthony with 1:54 left and ran in the conversion to pull the Crimson Tide (2-1) within 49-42. Glencoe recovered the ensuing onside kick and drove for the winning score. 

Fasel carried 31 times for 241 yards. He was 10 of 14 for 142 yards passing, with the one touchdown and two interceptions. Zack Schlottmann had seven receptions for 104 yards in addition to the catch on the go-ahead conversion pass. 

Hunter Borter (24 of 28, 378 yards) passed for five touchdowns, including two each to Cristian Gonzalez (seven catches, 127 yards) and Kyron Albright (eight catches, 111 yards). Gonzalez also ran one yard for a touchdown.

Sheldon 42, Newberg 28 

Brock Thomas threw for three touchdowns, ran for two and caught a scoring pass for the Irish (3-0) of Eugene, who rallied from a 21-14 third-quarter deficit to defeat the Tigers (0-3) in Newberg. 

The Tigers’ Levi Durrell connected with Christian Buck on a scoring play of more than 60 yards to break a 14-14 halftime tie. 

Thomas was on the receiving end of a pass form Cade Welch. Thomas entered the game with six rushing touchdowns and four passing, and he has now been responsible for 16 touchdowns in three games. 

Zach McEwen and Luke Leighton caught touchdown passes for the Irish. 

Newberg’s Price Pothier ran for more than 100 yards and a touchdown, and Hudson Davis had two scoring catches. 

North Medford 28, Sherwood 21

The Black Tornado (1-1) took a 28-7 lead at Spiegelberg Stadium and held on at the end in defeating the visiting Bowmen (0-3). 

Bryce Dyer caught two touchdown passes from Mason Warren, the final one with some deft footwork near the sideline that made it 28-7 late in the third quarter. 

The second of Seth Glenn’s three touchdown runs, a 29-yard burst, brought the Bowmen within 14 points, and after Sherwood recovered an onside kick, Glenn scored again to make it 28-21. 

AJ Pugliano (four receptions, 111 yards) caught a 50-yard touchdown pass from Warren, and Ty Pugliano (13 carries, 140 yards) ripped off a 71-yard touchdown run late in the second quarter for the Black Tornado. Warren finished 9 of 13 for 172 yards with the three scores and one interception. 

The Black Tornado totaled 354 yards — nearly equally split between rush and pass — and allowed 263 to the Bowmen. 

Bryce Dyer (North Medford) photo by Leon Neuschwander/SBLive Oregon

David Douglas 58, Gresham 30 

The Scots (2-1, 2-1) of Southeast Portland led 39-6 en route to the Mt. Hood Conference win over the visiting Gophers (1-2, 1-2).  

Jaden Poulschock rushed for 252 yards and one touchdown on 17 carries, had a touchdown catch and 88 yards receiving, and had an interception and eight tackles on defense for the Scots. 

Gophers quarterback Zack Kaufman ran for three scores and passed for another. Brody Booze stood out in the passing game with nine receptions for 83 yards and a touchdown. 

The Scots rushed for 421 yards as part of their 530 yards of total offense.  

Lopaki Laban had a 54-yard interception return for a touchdown for David Douglas.

Grant 42, McDaniel 0 

Andrew Gray intercepted a pass as part of a Generals defense that shut out the Mountain Lions (1-1, 0-1) in a game between Portland Interscholastic League teams from Northeast Portland played at the Marshall Campus in Southeast Portland. 

Jae’Sean Pete ran for two touchdowns and had a scoring catch in his second consecutive game with three touchdowns. Kellen Segal was 3 of 7 with three scores, and the quarterback ran for a touchdown for the Generals (1-2, 1-0 PIL). 

McDaniel coach Joe Salvador said Hank Kern, Moses Farmer and Quintyn Salvador stood out offensively for their ability to get open against Grant’s secondary.

Jefferson 16, Wells 12 

Zavier Russell had 15 carries for 118 yards and a touchdown, Sanborne Melson had a 48-yard scoring catch, and freshman quarterback D’Marion Gates threw a touchdown pass to spark the Democrats (1-2, 1-0) to the win over the host Guardians (0-3, 0-1) of Southwest Portland in a Portland Interscholastic League game.  

The Democrats of North Portland were without six starters owing to contact tracing.  

Wells quarterback Tom White ran for a score and had a touchdown pass to Davis Dufort.

Roosevelt 42, Franklin 21 

The Roughriders (2-1, 1-0) made three interceptions on defense and overcame Zander Garner’s three touchdown passes to post the Portland Interscholastic League win over the host Lightning (0-3, 0-1) of Southeast Portland. 

Beckett Parker-Lisk had two scoring catches and Zech Peterson had another for the Lightning, who got interceptions on defense from Diego Galvez and Joel Beltran-Martinez. 

Sandy 14, Barlow 7 

Leithan Thompson scored both Sandy touchdowns — including an 83-yard catch-and-run play late in the fourth quarter — and intercepted a pass at the end to preserve the Pioneers’ lead in the win over the visiting Bruins (3-1, 2-1 Mt. Hood Conference) of Gresham.  

Teague Clemmer passed nine yards to Thompson to stake the Pioneers (3-0, 3-0) to a 6-0 lead in the second quarter. Barlow went ahead 7-6 on a 16-yard pass from Gavin Dow to Cole Gallant and led until Thompson’s second touchdown. 

Jake Fay had 13 carries for 56 yards for the Bruins. Dow was 3 of 9 for 58 yards with the touchdown and an interception. Dakota Pillster had two catches for 42 yards. Silas Bjugan made an interception midway through the third quarter to quell a Pioneers drive that had just pierced Barlow territory. 

It had been 21 years since Sandy last defeated Barlow.

Leithan Thompson (Sandy) photo by Rockne Andrew Roll, for The Oregonian/OregonLive

Mountain View 31, Sprague 28 

Blaine Causey kicked a 20-yard field goal with 12 seconds left to lift the Cougars (2-1) to victory over the visiting Olympians (2-1) in northeast Bend in the Mountain Valley Conference opener for both teams. 

The Cougars took their first lead, 21-14, on the second of Sayre Williamson’s three rushing touchdowns. They expanded the advantage to 28-14 on Jakoby Moss’ 29-yard pass to Sam Larson in the fourth quarter.  

The Olympians of Salem missed the extra point after their next touchdown, making the score 28-20. After regaining possession, Sprague converted two fourth downs on a drive that ended with a five-yard touchdown run and a two-point conversion, producing a 28-28 tie with 1:40 left.  

Despite a penalty, the Cougars drove inside the Olympians’ 10 and made the go-ahead field goal. 

Williamson finished with 214 yards and the three touchdowns on 24 carries. 

Summit 20, Bend 0 

Jack Clemans had two touchdown catches and led the Storm’s defense in the shutout win over the host Lava Bears (2-1) at Punk Hunnell Stadium in northeast Bend in the Mountain Valley Conference opener for both teams. 

Hogan Carmichael was 10 of 15 for 182 yards and three touchdowns for the Storm (2-1) of northwest Bend, who have allowed seven points combined in their past two games. 

The shutout was the first for the Storm since Week 2 of the spring season, when they won 17-0 at Bend. 

Roseburg 34, Southridge 12 

Colton Marsters ran for three touchdowns and connected with Landyn Dupper on a 60-yard scoring play to lead Roseburg (3-0) to the victory over the host Skyhawks (0-3) of Beaverton. 

After Marsters’ first score — a 59-yard run — JC Klee passed to Nathan Aviles for an 18-yard score that made it 6-6 with 10:39 left in the half.  

Marsters’ second score was set up when Eli Jacobs intercepted a fourth-down pass that materialized from a bad punt snap. On the first snap after that turnover, Marsters ran in from the Skyhawks’ 14. 

Later in the second quarter, Dupper jumped to catch a short pass from Marstens and outraced his pursuers for his 60-yard score and a 20-6 lead. 

Marsters (13 carries, 177 yards) scored on a 45-yard run in the third, and after Klee and Aviles connected on a 35-yard touchdown on the first play of the fourth quarter to make it 26-12, Cayden Eckel ran 28 yards for Roseburg’s final score. 

Dupper had an interception two minutes before halftime, and Jacobs nabbed his second on the final play of the game. 

McMinnville 23, Oregon City 21 

Bryan Blank kicked a 19-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to send the Grizzlies (2-1) to the victory over the Pioneers (1-2) in McMinnville. 

The go-ahead kick was Blank’s third field goal of the game, all of them in the second half. 

He gave the Grizzlies a 20-14 lead with two third-quarter field goals before the Pioneers went ahead in the fourth quarter on Camdyn Stiegeler’s 17-yard run. 

The score was 14-14 at halftime. The Grizzlies’ Ky Hoskinson ran for a touchdown and passed to Mason Yochum for another, and Stiegeler passed to Joseph Shaw for two touchdowns in the first half. 

McNary 41, Grants Pass 0

The Celtics of Keizer allowed fewer than 100 yards of offense, and Tyler Copeland passed for four touchdowns — two each to Braiden Copeland and Gunner Smedema — in the victory over the visiting Cavemen (0-3).  

Zane Aicher got the Celtics (3-0) going with an interception that set up his one-yard scoring run midway through the first quarter. Copeland threw his first two scoring passes in the second quarter, and Dakota Dunagan ran in from the 1 with 1:26 left in the half for a 27-0 lead. 

Copeland was 15 of 20 for 228 yards.  

The Cavemen’s Jayce Jordan had three catches for 25 yards. 

The Celtics’ defense allowed four first downs and was led by Rudy Garcia, who had four tackles for loss. Smedema broke up three passes, Aicher made four tackles and two tackles for loss, and Jake Paton had three tackles for loss.

Tyler Copeland (McNary) photo by Taylor Balkom/SBLive Oregon

Centennial 32, Hillsboro 18 

The Eagles (1-2) got six takeaways — including an interception return for a touchdown by Jack Poirier — in the victory over the host Spartans (1-3) at Hare Field. 

Akari Harris, Haiden Taylor and Taevin Danner ran for touchdowns for the Eagles of Gresham, who also scored on a 19-yard pass from James Hubbard to Hayden Boyd.  

Preston Echevarria ran for two touchdowns for Hillsboro.

Lincoln 34, Fort Vancouver (Wash.) 0

Brady Kopetz, Connor Gough, Koosha Mirarabshahi, Emmett Togni and Riley Spangler rushed for touchdowns for the Cardinals (1-2) against the host Trappers (0-2).

Gus Togni led the Lincoln defense with three tackles and two sacks.


No. 1 Thurston 58, Springfield 0

The Colts, playing their first game in the third week of the season, displayed midseason form in the victory over the host Millers (1-3, 1-2 Midwestern League) in a contest between Springfield teams. 

Jacob Newell had four catches for 137 yards and three touchdowns. 

Bryce Indell, an offseason transfer from Willamette of west Eugene, had four solo tackles and one sack. On offense, Indell had seven rushes for 94 yards and two touchdowns. 

Three Colts quarterbacks — Alex Boring, Cael Stewart and Darien Witham — threw touchdown passes. 

The Colts went into quarantine shortly before their scheduled season opener on account of COVID issues. 

No. 2 Silverton 14, South Albany 2 

Jordan McCarty passed for the go-ahead score in the third quarter and ran for an insurance touchdown to lift the host Foxes (2-1) over the RedHawks (2-1) in the Mid-Willamette Conference opener for both teams. 

The RedHawks scored on a safety when the Foxes attempted a punt, producing a 2-0 halftime score. 

McCarty hit Keegan Walter for a 12-yard touchdown with 8:46 left in the third quarter to give the Foxes the lead. 

The RedHawks held the Foxes to 14 points below their previous season scoring low. 

“Our defense played lights-out,” RedHawks co-coach David Younger said. “With that defensive effort, we’re going to win a lot of games this year.” 

Younger said the RedHawks’ comeback was hurt by an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty after they achieved a first-and-goal situation. An interception set up the Foxes with good field position for their second touchdown, he added. 

“Our kids played great,” Younger said. “I’m super pleased with their effort and intensity.” 

No. 3 Wilsonville 50, McKay 13 

The Royal Scots (1-2) forced and recovered three fumbles, Kyrin Fuimaono threw a touchdown pass to Juan Chavez, and Joehl Garcia ran 30 yards for a score, but the Wildcats had another big offensive showing and won in Wilsonville. 

Jack Johnson caught two touchdown passes, and Cooper Hiday and Judah Lesh each had a scoring catch as the Wildcats (3-0) extended their win streak to nine games. Wilsonville has scored at least 35 points in all three games this season. 

In the Northwest Oregon Conference West opener for both teams, the Royal Scots of Salem trailed 43-0 at halftime, but the team’s effort picked up after intermission, coach Brandis Piper said. 

“We moved the ball well throughout the game,” Piper said in a text, “but turnovers and drops hurt us and forced us to stall out early.” 

The Wildcats’ Jacob Ogden (four carries, 133 yards, two touchdowns) and Jay Rummell-West ran for scores. Quarterback Chase Hix was 9 of 12 for 207 yards and three touchdowns and didn’t play in the second half. 

Linebackers Rochne Beecham and Nick Cooper, Johnson (at defensive back) and defensive end Tristan Davis drew Wilsonville coach Adam Guenther’s praise for their play on the Wildcats’ stop unit, which forced multiple turnovers. 

No. 4 West Albany 21, No. 6 Dallas 9 

Ashton Foster’s one-yard touchdown run gave the visiting Dragons (1-2) a 9-7 lead in the second quarter, but the Bulldogs (3-0) scored twice more before halftime and won the Mid-Willamette Conference opener for both teams. 

Michael Cale’s 61-yard pass to Tyler McNally put West Albany up 14-9 midway through the second quarter, and DeMarcus Houston’s eight-yard run four minutes before halftime made it 21-9. 

Cale passed to Riley Paxton for a 45-yard touchdown to give the Bulldogs a 7-3 lead in the first quarter.  

Foster was 20 of 28 for 160 yards. The Dragons’ Kolby Johnson-Sallee had eight catches for 72 yards.

Gavin Miller was in on 10 total tackles for the Bulldogs, who were outgained 274 to 229. 

Michael Cale (West Albany) photo by Leon Neuschwander/SBLive Oregon

No. 5 Canby 42, North Salem 13 

Mikey Gibson passed for three touchdowns to power the host Cougars (2-1, 1-0 Northwest Oregon Conference West) to the victory over the Vikings (1-2, 0-1), who got 120 yards and a touchdown rushing from Erick Gonzalez. 

Kyler Hammond scored the Vikings’ other touchdown. Jerrik Wangler contributed 50 yards on the ground, and sophomore quarterback TC Manumaleuna II was 3 of 9 and had 60 yards of total offense. 

The Cougars’ Bryce Oliver ran for two touchdowns and caught a pass for another, and Tyler Konold had a touchdown run. 

No. 7 Hood River Valley 27, Ridgeview 26 

Trenton Hughes factored in all four of the Eagles’ touchdowns and batted away a pass on a two-point conversion try in overtime to preserve the victory over the host Ravens (2-1, 0-1 Northwest Oregon Conference East) in Redmond. 

The Eagles (3-0, 1-0) had possession first in overtime and took a seven-point lead. The Ravens scored on a pass from Aidan Brenneman to Quinton Colton on their possession and went for the win with the two-point try. 

Brenneman passed to Ryder Parazoo for one score and Eric Pendergrass ran for another to stake Ridgeview to a 14-0 lead. On the final play of the first half, two Ravens defenders collided trying to intercept a pass and the Eagles’ Mason Spellecy made the catch for a 14-7 score. 

A touchdown pass from Brenneman to Jeremiah Schwartz put the Ravens ahead 20-7 before Hughes threw two more touchdown passes to Spellecy — the second coming just before the end of regulation. 

Hughes passed for three touchdowns — all to Spellecy — and ran for another. Spellecy also made two interceptions for the Eagles, who have won five in a row dating to the spring season. 

No. 8 Pendleton 47, Putnam 6 

Payton Lambert rushed for two touchdowns and had another on a reception, helping launch the Buckaroos (2-1) past the Kingsmen (1-2) of Milwaukie at Pendleton High School. 

Lambert ran for one score and caught a touchdown pass from Jack Lieuallen in the first quarter of the Northwest Oregon Conference East opener for both teams. Lambert finished with 94 yards on 31 carries. 

Kyle Liscom and Brock Mackey also scored rushing touchdowns for the Buckaroos. 

Lieuallen was 8 of 9 for 93 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Collin Primus also threw a touchdown pass.  

Liscom and Luke Bensching were in on six tackles apiece and Aiden Gunter had three tackles for loss for the Buckaroos, who are scheduled to travel to Hood River Valley next Friday. 

No. 9 Crater 15, Churchill 13 

Caden Lasater and Javon Smith ran for touchdowns and the Comets’ defense knocked away a potential tying two-point conversion pass to help seal the victory over the Lancers of Eugene at Dutch Meyer Field in Central Point. 

With the Lancers (1-2, 1-1 Midwestern League) trailing 9-0 in the fourth quarter, Chace Pence passed to Riley Van Camp for a touchdown and a 9-7 score. Smith scored on a two-yard run, but after the point-after try failed, Crater’s lead remained eight points, 15-7. 

Austin Mills ended a long Lancers drive with a two-yard run with about a minute left. Churchill attempted a two-point pass that was batted away. 

Lasater recovered the onside kick to lock down the win. 

“Lasater put our team on his back,” Comets coach Berk Brown said in a text. “The kid is really special. Javon Smith moved to QB and played a hell of a game with only four days to learn position.” 

Crater (2-1, 2-0) got two red zone stops and a goal line stand in addition to the crucial play on the two-point try. 

“Our young team showed some real grit tonight,” Brown said.  

No. 10 Scappoose 35, Forest Grove 6 

Luke McNabb passed to Colin Stoddard for three touchdowns, Trey Dieringer and Austin Verbout led the defense, and Scappoose pinned the host Vikings with their first loss of the season in the Northwest Oregon Conference West opener for both teams. 

Malcolm Harrison and McNabb intercepted passes for Scappoose (2-1). McNabb and Ashtin Kauffman scored rushing touchdowns, and Trey Fuller handled the team’s point-after kicking. 

Forest Grove, which averaged 32 points through two games, fell to 2-1.  

“We got beat by a better football team,” Vikings coach Dominic Ferraro acknowledged.

Lebanon 32, Central 21 

Brayden Burton had 14 carries for 194 yards and three touchdowns, including an 85-yard scoring run down the sideline that cemented Lebanon’s win over the host Panthers (1-2, 0-1 Mid-Willamette Conference) in Independence. 

Central’s Kohler Hernandez rushed for about 170 yards and three touchdowns. Chase W. Nelson passed for 235 yards with an interception. 

Hernandez’s third touchdown put the Panthers up 21-12 in the third quarter, but that was Central’s final score. 

“Defense was awesome all night,” Lebanon coach Troy Walker said in a text, mentioning a defensive stop in the fourth quarter. 

Waylon Wolfe led Lebanon (1-2, 1-0) in tackles and had a sack. Colton Vandetta had an interception. Dre Smith had 85 yards rushing as part of Lebanon’s 285 yards on the ground.

Brayden Burton (Lebanon) photo by Leon Neuschwander/SBLive Oregon

Eagle Point 13, Willamette 6 

Isaiah Hill gave the Eagles (2-1, 2-1 Midwestern League) a spark in the victory over the host Wolverines (0-3, 0-2) in west Eugene. 

Hill contributed to the Eagles’ defense with his many tackles and a fumble recovery and gained 106 yards on 13 carries.  

Jermaine Richards’ 76-yard reception accounted for the Wolverines’ points. 

Willamette’s Griffen Bushnell had three catches for 50 yards. The Wolverines, whose first scheduled game was wiped out by COVID issues, have given up 33 points in two games.  

“Our defense was solid but gave up a couple of plays,” Willamette coach Kevin Leonard said in a text. “But they hung in there like champs. The kids played hard and I couldn’t be more proud of them with their effort.” 

Milwaukie 48, Parkrose 20 

Davyn Tuel returned an interception for a touchdown to highlight the defense in the Mustangs’ victory over the visiting Broncos (1-3) of Northeast Portland. 

Parkrose quarterback Kenji Johnson passed for two touchdowns and ran for another and made an impact on defense with multiple tackles and a sack from his safety position. 

The Broncos’ Michael Scott had 165 yards receiving with touchdowns of 65 and 75 yards and led the team in tackles. Jelani Scott exceed 50 yards from scrimmage and returned a kickoff 35 yards.  

Kaden Harris of Milwaukie (2-1) passed for three touchdowns. Marquies A’Au had six solo tackles. 

Redmond 76, The Dalles 12 

The Panthers (1-1) scored 11 touchdowns in collecting the road victory over the Riverhawks (0-2) in the Northwest Oregon Conference East opener for both teams. 

Kyle Littlejohn rushed for 236 yards and five touchdowns, Ayden Mills added two touchdown runs, Hayden Parrish threw for 129 yards and two touchdowns, and Nathan Wachs had two touchdown catches for Redmond.

Corvallis 40, Crescent Valley 15

Toby Worsch rushed for four touchdowns, Carter Steeves passed for two (both to Carson Wright), and the Spartans (2-1, 1-0 Mid-Willamette Conference) pulled away for a victory against the host Raiders (1-2, 0-1) in Corvallis.

Crescent Valley coach Andrew McClave said Jake Leibelt (tight end/defensive end), Landen Parker (wide receiver/defensive back) and Rocco McClave (quarterback/safety) stood out with their play on both sides of the ball.

“We are getting better each week and I am seven weeks into this with this group,” Andrew McClave said via text message. “Numbers are up and we have 60 kids in the program now, which is 100 percent increase.”


No. 1 Marshfield 18, Prairie (Wash.) 8

DJ Daugherty was on the receiving end of two of Dom Montiel’s three touchdown passes in the Pirates’ victory over the Falcons (2-1), a WIAA Class 3A school in Vancouver, Wash. 

Pierce Davidson caught Montiel’s other touchdown pass, helping the Pirates (3-0) of Coos Bay to the victory at Sheldon High School in Eugene. 

The Pirates led 18-0 before the Falcons scored in the third quarter. 

Montiel was 18 of 35 for 210 yards and the three scores. Daugherty made eight catches for 99 yards, and he and Ben Mahaffey each intercepted a Falcons pass. 

Marshfield held Prairie to 145 yards of offense. 

No. 2 Marist Catholic 42, Gladstone 14

Carter Greene passed for three touchdowns and ran for another, Lucas Tuski scored the first two touchdowns, and the Spartans (3-0) of Eugene eclipsed 40 points for the third time this season in defeating the visiting Gladiators (1-2). 

Greene finished 11 of 14 for 210 yards and the three scores. Tuski scored on runs of 12 yards and one yard to stake the Spartans to a 14-0 first-quarter lead. 

The Gladiators’ Tate Brechbiel rushed for 168 yards and a fourth-quarter touchdown. 

Greene’s touchdown passes went to Ryan Cary, Kaiden Amoya and Conner Chase. 

No. 3 Cascade 31, No. 4 Mazama 28

Jacob Hage ran for three touchdowns — including an 86-yard score on fourth down — and the Cougars (3-0) survived a battle with the host Vikings (1-2) in Klamath Falls. 

Hage’s long touchdown run put the Cougars of Turner ahead 21-7. The Vikings closed within seven points before Hage passed to Colin Smittle for a 30-yard score and a 28-14 lead just before halftime. 

Smittle kicked a field goal early in the third to make it 31-14, but the Vikings weren’t done. After allowing 310 yards in the first half, Mazama held the Cougars to 76 after intermission.  

Zeke Heaton scored the second of his three touchdowns with two seconds left in the third to bring the Vikings within 31-21.

At the start of the fourth, Savien Burk recovered a fumble by Hage, and Burk had a 31-yard reception on third down in a drive that ended with Heaton’s final touchdown, a one-yard run with 6:56 left that made it a three-point game. 

Heaton finished with 210 yards on 37 carries. The Vikings’ Trevor Anderson had six solo tackles, two tackles for loss and seven assists. 

Jacob Hage (Cascade) photo by Leon Neuschwander/SBLive Oregon

No. 5 Estacada 30, No. 10 Seaside 14 

Cory James ran for two touchdowns and passed to Caleb McDonald for a third to launch the Rangers (3-0) to the victory over the Seagulls (2-1) in Estacada. 

The Rangers took a 30-0 lead in the third quarter on Jake Behrman’s five-yard run before the Seagulls got on the board with Lawson Talamantez’s two-yard run in the fourth quarter. Carson Kawasoe added a touchdown pass to Jarred White for Seaside.

No. 7 Banks 35, No. 6 Hidden Valley 0 

Charlie White returned a fumble for a touchdown to highlight Banks’ defense, which posted its second shutout in three games this season in the victory over the host Mustangs (1-1) in Grants Pass. 

Jamar Flippen gained 154 yards rushing for Banks (2-1). 

No. 8 Henley 38, Crook County 14 

Eddie Freuaff had two touchdown catches for the Cowboys (1-2) of Prineville, but the host Hornets (3-0) of Klamath Falls remained undefeated. 

Freuaff’s scores went for 60 and 30 yards. 

The game was a rematch of the teams’ spring finale, won by the Hornets 33-14 in Prineville. Henley has won each of its games by at least 21 points this season. 

No. 9 La Grande 37, Vale 12 

John Wolfe had five catches for 121 yards and both Vikings touchdowns, but the Tigers (2-0) exploited their size and speed to post the home-field win. 

Vale (2-1) limited La Grande to 31 yards of offense in the third quarter. 

Tillamook 21, Stayton 7 

Tyler Moncrief had two interceptions, Dillon Stein returned a fumble for a touchdown, and Trent Buchler passed to Tanner Hoskins for a score for the host Cheesemakers (2-1) in their win over the Eagles (1-2) in a game affected by increasing rainfall. 

Astoria 12, Molalla 7 

The Fishermen (2-1) overcame Chase Martin’s strip-sack fumble return for a touchdown to defeat Molalla (0-3) in a rainy game in Astoria. 

Luke Cummings, Tucker Golightly and Aiden Giles had big nights on both sides of the line of scrimmage for the Fishermen. 

Philomath 32, Woodburn 12 

Carter Pickett and Austin Ramirez ran for touchdowns for the Bulldogs (2-1), but the Warriors (3-0) exploited their physical nature to post the home-field win. 

Santi Roque blocked a punt to give Woodburn good field position on one possession, but it wasn’t enough. 

“All the credit in the world to Philomath,” Bulldogs coach Ken Mace said in a text. “They were physical at the point of attack on both sides of the ball. I thought our guys played hard but lacked in execution.” 

North Valley 41, Cottage Grove 14 

Jaydon Twedell had three touchdown passes and scored on a 53-yard run to power the Knights (2-1) of Grants Pass to the win over the Lions (0-3), who hurt themselves with two early turnovers in Cottage Grove. 

Junior Chris Tucker had a good game running the ball and Brayden Crump was strong passing, but the Lions found defensive stops difficult to come by. 

Knights tight end Brady Huff had two touchdown catches, and Nate Love ran for 75 yards and a touchdown.  

Chris Currier rushed for 50 yards and a score and intercepted a Lions pass, and Matt Scharpen made an interception and a touchdown catch. 

Sweet Home 14, Madras 13 

Heath Nichol and Daniel Luttrell ran for touchdowns, Nathan Aker made an interception and ran it back 65 yards, and the visiting Huskies (2-1) defeated the White Buffaloes (1-1). 

Weiser 48, Baker 12 

Sophomore wide receiver Malaki Myer had two touchdown catches — including an 80-yard connection with sophomore Paul Hobson in the third quarter — but the Wolverines (4-0) of Weiser, Idaho, downed the host Bulldogs (0-3). 

Sutherlin 48, Valley Catholic 18 

Luke Howes ran for one touchdown, had a 40-yard reception for another score and totaled about 160 yards from scrimmage in the Valiants’ loss to the host Bulldogs (3-0). 

Ryoma Lane had a touchdown pass for the Valiants (0-3) of Beaverton, who were scoreless through two games. Hank McCarthy had a rushing touchdown to account for the Valiants’ other score, and Gus Hendrickson recovered two fumbles. 

Elmira 36, Phoenix 30 

Dylan Wigham rushed for more than 160 yards, Seth Drago went over 140 on the ground, and the Falcons (1-1) defeated the Pirates (0-3) in Elmira. 

The Pirates, who totaled six points through two games this season and 16 in six games in the spring, got impact play from Jair Ramirez, including two two-point conversions and a crucial sack from his linebacker position. 

Trevor Sharrar had an 80-yard run with five minutes left to bring Phoenix within six points, but the Falcons were able to keep possession on the ensuing drive and run out the clock.  

Nyssa 38, Ontario 6 

The Bulldogs (1-2) rebounded from a 50-point loss last week to defeat the visiting Tigers (0-2). 

“The kids set some goals after talking about last week’s game,” Nyssa coach Lance Lovitt said in a text. “Cleaned up offensive issues. Kids did a great job executing.” 

Lovitt praised his team’s defense, even while acknowledging the Tigers pulled off some big plays. 

“But we locked in and did a great job of getting the ball back and playing the field-position game,” Lovitt said. 

Yamhill-Carlton 20, Newport 12 

The Tigers (1-1) traveled to the coast and defeated the host Cubs (0-3). 

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