The Oregon high school football season continued with Week 4 action around the state.
Here’s a look at some of the best games, top stars and memorable performances.
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No. 1 Tualatin 41, No. 10 West Salem 7
Malik Ross rushed for three touchdowns, Jack Wagner passed for 247 yards and ran 81 yards for a touchdown in his second game starting in place of Jackson Jones, and the Timberwolves (4-0) posted a convincing victory over the visiting Titans (3-1).
Quarterback Brooks Ferguson scored on a keeper in the fourth quarter for West Salem.
Wagner completed 16 of 19 passes, including a touchdown to Griffin Biggs. Cole Prusia had 44 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Kellen Hale racked up 72 yards receiving and had five tackles and a sack for the Timberwolves’ defense.
“They’re a very impressive squad,” Titans assistant Damien Ramirez said in a text. “Good athletes, coached well and played with class.”
No. 2 Central Catholic 41, Sandy 0
Ellis Bynum ran for three touchdowns, Cru Newman passed for two scores and Jordan King caught two scoring passes for the Rams in the Mt. Hood Conference victory over the Pioneers (3-1, 3-1) in Sandy.
The Rams (5-0, 3-0) of Southeast Portland held the Pioneers to 48 rushing yards and 88 yards passing. Central Catholic posted its first shutout since Week 2 of the spring season, when the Rams defeated the Pioneers, also 41-0.
Pioneers coach Josh Dill said his team moved the ball between the 20-yard lines with some effectiveness but never got into the red zone.
“They are really good and have no weaknesses,” Dill said in a text. “They are disciplined, play mistake-free for the most part and capitalize on mistakes you make. They have some legit guys out there and use them well.”
After missing the first two games of the season with an injury, Bynum has rushed for five touchdowns in the two games he has played. He had four carries for 135 yards Saturday.
King totaled five receptions and 92 yards in his second consecutive game with two touchdown catches. Newman completed 6 of 9 passes for 135 yards and rushed for 52 yards. A sophomore in his first season as the varsity starter, Newman has passed for at least two touchdowns in all four games with a total of 10.
No. 3 West Linn 24, Camas (Wash.) 14
Mark Hamper had a touchdown catch and intercepted a pass — his fourth interception of the season — to help the Lions (4-0) defeat the Papermakers (0-4), Washington’s reigning Class 4A champion, at Wilsonville High School.
Chase Harmon threw touchdown passes to Hamper and Lucas Reininga, and Jake Holmes returned a short punt for a touchdown to help send the Papermakers back across the Columbia River winless against Oregon Class 6A powers.
The Papermakers’ early-season schedule has consisted of games against Oregon No. 2 Central Catholic, No. 5 Clackamas, No. 8 Jesuit and, on Friday, West Linn.
Lions coach Chris Miller, alluding to the Papermakers’ traditionally strong program, said, “We knew they were going to come in and scrap and claw. We knew we were going to be in a dogfight.”
Camas led 7-0 before the Lions scored the next 24 points. West Linn had a chance to go up 31-7 but a holding penalty on an apparent touchdown run from the 1 followed by a turnover quashed that opportunity.
Hamper caught nine passes. Harmon has thrown for at least two touchdowns in all four games this season and has a total of 12.
No. 4 Lake Oswego 48, Sheldon 17
Jack Layne threw the first of his four touchdown passes on the Lakers’ first snap — a 65-yard connection with Cade Waller — and Lake Oswego (4-0) pulled away from the Irish (3-1) for the victory in Eugene.
Layne posted his third game of the season with four touchdown passes. He also ran for a score as the Lakers, who are averaging 44.3 points per game, matched their season high in points.
Dylan Layne made two interceptions for the Lakers, who held the Irish 19 points below their previous season low in points.
The Lakers’ Gabe Olvera ran for two touchdowns — his second consecutive game with multiple rushing touchdowns — and caught a scoring pass. Justius Lowe caught two touchdown passes.
Olvera’s first scoring run made it 13-7 near the end of the first quarter. After the teams exchanged touchdowns, the Irish kicked a field goal for a 20-17 score midway through the second quarter.
The Lakers then scored 28 unanswered points.
No. 5 Clackamas 52, Nelson 0
Blake Baker passed for a season-high three touchdowns and KJ Johnson-Gibson and Luke Ash scored two touchdowns apiece for the host Cavaliers (4-0, 3-0), who defeated the Hawks (0-4, 0-4) in a Mt. Hood Conference game.
The game was a matchup between North Clackamas School District teams. Nelson of Happy Valley, populated in part with students who used to attend Clackamas, is in its first academic year as a school and has jumped directly into varsity football competition with a roster that, according to the OSAA website, has one senior.
Ash got the Cavaliers started with a 37-yard run two minutes into the game, and Baker and Johnson-Gibson completed a 62-yard catch-and-run touchdown for a 14-0 lead midway through the first quarter.
Ash’s second touchdown and Baker’s second touchdown pass to Johnson-Gibson staked the Cavaliers to a 28-0 lead after the first quarter.
“The guys played super hard and won with class,” Cavaliers coach James Holan said.
KJ Johnson-Gibson (Clackamas) photo by Dave Ball
No. 6 Lakeridge 30, South Medford 7
Jake Reichle ran for three touchdowns and backup quarterback Danny Johnson stepped in to engineer the Pacers’ victory over the Panthers (0-4) in Medford.
Deacon Edgar threw a nine-yard pass to Colton Samis to pull the Panthers into a 7-7 tie midway through the second quarter. Another Panthers possession reached the Pacers’ 28 before South Medford turned the ball over on downs.
Johnson connected with Joey Olsen on a 65-yard pass to stake the Pacers (4-0) of Lake Oswego to a 14-7 halftime lead. Johnson was playing because junior Ryan Oliver was sidelined before the game with what coach Spencer Phillips called “injury/illness.”
Edgar completed 9 of 13 passes for 66 yards.
The Pacers limited the Panthers to 75 rushing yards as they lowered their points-allowed average to 11.8 per game.
No. 7 Sunset 49, Aloha 0
The Apollos of Northwest Portland posted their third shutout in their past 10 games with the Metro League victory over the Warriors (0-4, 0-2) at Aloha High School.
Sunset (3-1, 2-0) held the Warriors to 149 yards of total offense, including 17 on the ground. The Apollos totaled 478 yards, 311 of them on the ground. Sunset is allowing 10.3 points per game and has held three of its four opponents to seven points or fewer.
Caleb Kim had 15 carries for 140 yards and a touchdown and had a receiving touchdown, one of three scoring throws for Grady Newsom (all in the first half).
Qaidin Tottenham ran for two touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
No. 8 Jesuit 44, No. 9 Westview 42
The Crusaders of Beaverton trailed 21-0 in the first quarter and 28-21 in the third but surged ahead and held off the visiting Wildcats (3-1, 2-0 Metro League) at Cronin Field, thanks in large part to Michael Rincon’s four touchdowns.
The Crusaders (2-2, 1-0) overcame two interception-return touchdowns by Westview’s Drew Bennett to win their Metro opener. Matthew Rincon’s 93-yard return of the second-half kickoff pulled the Crusaders even, 21-21, and after Jordan Fisher’s 10-yard run put the Wildcats back ahead at 28-21, the Crusaders scored 16 points in succession to take the lead for good.
Michael Rincon started the decisive scoring run with a seven-yard run, and the Crusaders collected two points on a safety when the Wildcats punter stepped out of the end zone. Rincon then scored on a 16-yard run for a 37-28 lead.
Bennett’s second interception-return touchdown made it 37-35 in the fourth. After the Crusaders forged a 44-35 lead on Rincon’s 34-yard run, Brock Jolie scored on a five-yard pass from Sam Leavitt for the game’s final points with 3:24 left.
Rincon finished with 173 yards on 28 rushes. Payton Roth added 94 yards on 15 carries.
The Wildcats eclipsed 40 points for the fourth time in four games this season.
Leavitt passed for a season-high 305 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions — his first two of the season. In addition to Jolie, Darrius Clemons (four catches, 76 yards) caught a touchdown pass. Aaron Jones was in on 11 tackles to lead the Wildcats’ defense.
Michael Rincon (Jesuit) photo by Taylor Balkom
Roseburg 41, McMinnville 0
Landyn Dupper threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Hayden Horton on a trick play to help launch Roseburg (4-0) to the victory over the Grizzlies (2-2) at Finlay Field in Roseburg.
In Roseburg’s home opener, it posted its first shutout since Sept. 13, 2019 — also against McMinnville, with a final score (42-0) nearly identical to Friday’s.
Colton Marsters passed to Logan Klopfenstein and to Dominic Tatone for touchdowns in the first half, and Marsters ran 19 yards for a score that made it 28-0 at halftime. That touchdown came at the end of a 99-yard drive highlighted by a 50-yard run by Tatone.
After halftime, Cayden Eckel had a four-yard touchdown run, and Marsters ran 79 yards for Roseburg’s final score.
Carson Dunn made a leaping interception to account for Roseburg’s only takeaway.
Mountainside 28, Sherwood 14
Quinn O’Connor returned an interception for a touchdown, and the Mavericks set season bests for scoring and points allowed in the road win over the Bowmen (0-4).
Caleb Paler rushed for 175 yards and a touchdown and Brian Mannion ran for a score and passed to Keenan Speer-Johnson for another to drive the offense for the Mavericks (1-3), whose first three opponents have a combined record of 9-2.
The Bowmen have played a similarly difficult schedule, facing four teams with a combined record of 12-3.
Tigard 27, Newberg 23
Austin Goetz caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Cameron Masters-Doble early in the fourth quarter for the fourth lead change of Tigard’s home-field win over Newberg (0-4).
Sam Murphy ran for two scores (including a 50-plus-yard touchdown for Newberg’s first touchdown) and quarterback Levi Durrell had a short scoring run to give Newberg its final lead, 23-20, early in the third quarter.
Karson Boschma, who caught Masters-Doble’s first touchdown pass and gave Tigard (2-2) a 7-0 lead, intercepted a pass on Newberg’s final drive on a fourth-and-13 play with about a minute left.
Konner Grant (100 yards rushing) and Luke Davis (70) each ran for a touchdown for Tigard.
The loss was Newberg’s second by four points or fewer. The combined record of Newberg’s opponents is 12-4.
Glencoe 28, Reynolds 7
Zack Schlottmann had seven catches — some of them highlight-reel quality — for 143 yards and a touchdown, Cayden Mack returned a punt for a touchdown, and the Crimson Tide (3-1) defeated the visiting Raiders (0-4) of Troutdale at Hare Field in Hillsboro.
“I was extremely proud of our defense,” Raiders coach Kelly Murphy said in a text. “They gave us every opportunity to win this game.”
Dre’Quan Williams had a fourth-quarter touchdown for the Raiders, who were limited to 114 yards of offense.
Royce Fasel carried 25 times for 95 yards and two touchdowns and was 8 of 17 passing for 166 yards and the touchdown to Schlottmann. The Crimson Tide blocked two punts, creating a safety on one of them.
“Reynolds played a VERY tough game defensively,” Crimson Tide coach Ian Reynoso said in an email.
Zack Schlottmann (Glencoe) photo by Leon Neuschwander
South Salem 42, Mountain View 35
Jaxon Watson caught a touchdown pass in the second quarter and returned a fumble 70 yards in the fourth quarter for the Saxons’ final score in their home-field victory over the Cougars of Bend.
Daschel Smith passed for 314 yards and four touchdowns with two interceptions for the Saxons (3-1, 1-1 Mountain Valley Conference). Smith scored on a 22-yard run in the third quarter to break the game’s only tie score and push the Saxons ahead 28-21.
The Cougars’ Sayre Williamson ran for three touchdowns and caught a pass from Jakoby Moss for another. His final touchdown, a 23-yard run in the fourth, brought Mountain View within 35-28.
The Cougars’ final touchdown was a 34-yard pass from Moss to Sam Larson.
Tini Tinitali III caught two touchdown passes and Braedy Vogt had the Saxons’ other scoring catch.
Williamson, who has 10 rushing touchdowns this season, gained 188 yards on 24 carries for the Cougars (2-2, 1-1).
McNary 41, Bend 21
Tyler Copeland passed for 334 yards and three touchdowns, Braiden Copeland caught two scoring passes, and Zane Aicher ran for two scores for the Celtics in the win over the Lava Bears at Punk Hunnel Stadium at Bend High School.
After the first Copeland-to-Copeland scoring connection, Malakai Nutter’s four-yard run pulled the Lava Bears (2-2, 0-2 Mountain Valley Conference) within 7-6.
McNary (4-0, 1-0) then scored 20 consecutive points to take command.
Logan Malinowski had a one-yard touchdown to pull the Lava Bears within 27-14 early in the third, Nutter finished with two touchdown runs (giving him eight this season), and Jack Sorenson piled up 111 yards on 13 rushes.
Summit 26, Sprague 6
Charlie Ozolin returned an interception for a touchdown to highlight the defense for the visiting Storm, who held the Olympians of Salem to a season low in points.
Hogan Carmichael ran for a score and passed for another to power the offense of the Storm (3-1, 2-0 Mountain Valley Conference) of Bend. Summit has won three games in a row and allowed a cumulative 13 points in that stretch.
The Olympians (2-2, 1-1) scored at least 28 points in each of their previous three games.
North Medford 31, Liberty 27
Bryce Dyer caught two touchdown passes and made two interceptions — including a clinching takeaway at the goal line with less than 30 seconds left — as the Black Tornado (2-1) downed the host Falcons (2-2) in Hillsboro.
The Falcons committed four turnovers — two of them inside the Black Tornado’s 20-yard line — compared with North Medford’s one.
Mason Warren had three touchdown passes for North Medford, the other going to AJ Pugliano for the go-ahead score in the fourth quarter. Pugliano had five catches for 124 yards, and Dyer piled up 123 yards on six catches.
The first of quarterback Hiro Diamond’s three rushing touchdowns staked the Falcons to a 7-3 lead. The Black Tornado went ahead 24-7 in the fourth before Diamond (22 of 31, 242 yards, two interceptions) ran for two more touchdowns and threw a scoring pass to spring the Falcons to a 27-24 lead.
North Medford responded with a 52-yard scoring connection between Warren and Pugliano followed by Dyer’s interception.
Cade Hammond was in on 11 tackles to lead the Falcons’ defense. Ethan Jones and Landon Webber each caught five passes, for 74 and 61 yards, respectively.
Lineman Brandon Dominguez, linebacker Hana Wailehua and defensive back Ty Pugliano turned in strong performances for the Black Tornado’s defense.
Bryce Dyer (North Medford) photo by Leon Neuschwander
Beaverton 56, Southridge 28
Hunter Borter passed for six touchdowns — three to Cristian Gonzalez — and the Beavers won at home over fellow Beaverton school Southridge, which got big games rushing from Cypress Albright and Jackson Powell.
Hayden Eiguren, Will Brown and Tyler Budke also caught scoring passes for the Beavers (2-2, 2-0 Metro League), who have averaged 48.7 points in their past three games.
Albright carried 29 times for 228 yards and a touchdown for the Skyhawks (0-4, 0-2). Powell scored two touchdowns and picked up 151 yards on 21 carries.
Oregon City 30, Century 24
Joey Shaw’s first-quarter touchdown catch got the Pioneers rolling toward a 30-10 lead, and Oregon City held on to defeat the visiting Jaguars (0-4) of Hillsboro at Pioneer Memorial Stadium.
Luke Kelly led the running game for the Pioneers (2-2), who have averaged 33 points in their past three games.
Centennial 34, Gresham 21
The Eagles’ offensive line did the work to spring Haiden Taylor to 205 yards rushing — including a 98-yard run — and quarterback James Hubbard operated the offense with precision in the victory over the host Gophers.
Gresham’s Jaxon Doving, playing in place of senior Zack Kaufman (possible concussion in the first quarter), threw touchdown passes to Ryan Redford and Brody Booze. Luke Fahner led the defense for the Gophers (2-2, 2-2 Mt. Hood Conference).
Defensive back Sef Bautista and linebacker Jack Poirier were stalwarts on defense for the Eagles (2-2, 1-2) with their tackling.
Grant 70, Franklin 7
Jae’Sean Pete scored four touchdowns, Donald “Chili” Stephens scored two, and the Generals of Northeast Portland defeated the Lightning (0-4, 0-2) in a Portland Interscholastic League game at Franklin High School in Southeast Portland.
Andrew Gray intercepted two passes and Marshune Waters also had an interception for the Generals (2-2, 2-0).
Beckett Parker-Lisk caught a touchdown pass from Zander Garner for the Lightning’s score.
Kellen Segal completed 6 of 10 passes for 206 yards and three touchdowns — one of them to Pete, a senior who also carried the ball eight times for 76 yards and three scores. Stephens had seven rushes for 98 yards and a touchdown and two catches for 78 yards and another score.
Jefferson 34, Lincoln 14
Brady Kopetz’s second touchdown run brought the Cardinals into a 14-14 tie in the second quarter, but the Democrats (2-2, 2-0 Portland Interscholastic League) pulled away in the second half at Jefferson High School in North Portland.
After the Democrats took a 6-0 lead on a touchdown pass by Dondrae Fair, Kopetz’s six-yard run and Dillon Mangus’ point-after kick put the Cardinals (1-3, 0-1) ahead 7-6.
The Democrats reclaimed the lead on a touchdown run by Fair before Kopetz (19 carries, 97 yards) bulled in from 18 yards for the touchdown that made the score 14-14.
Fair finished with two touchdown passes, one touchdown run and two interceptions on defense. Jeray Mott also made two interceptions for the Democrats.
Kopetz, who entered the game second in the PIL in rushing touchdowns, now has six this season.
Gus Togni led the Cardinals in tackles, registering five solo stops and four assists, and recovered a fumble. William Bosworth and Reece Summers also recovered fumbles, and Dylan Iwanaga intercepted a Democrats pass.
Trejon Williams was on the receiving end of Fair’s second scoring pass, and Zavier Russell ran for a touchdown in the third that made it 28-14.
Williams had two scoring catches and made an impact with his tackling on defense, as did Jeremiah Matthews (15 tackles) and Anthony Lamberth (10).
Russell surpassed 100 yards rushing and finished with two touchdown runs.
Dondrae Fair (Jefferson) photo by Taylor Balkom
Roosevelt 22, Milwaukie 14
Defensive ends Saya Takau and Lio Takau brought steady pressure from the outside, Izaya Laguardia had a timely sack on a third-and-goal play to prevent a score shortly before halftime, and Charles Simmons also contributed impact defense for the Roughriders in their victory over the Mustangs (2-2) in Milwaukie.
Roosevelt (3-1) of North Portland scored on its first snap when Lindell Betts took a swing pass from Imarion Kelly and turned it into a 60-yard touchdown. Kelly also connected with Dominique McDonald-Barber on a long touchdown pass.
Milwaukie’s Kaden Harris passed for one touchdown and Zane Garvey ran for the other in a game matching Mustangs coach Tim Price against a team he was in charge of from 2017 to 2019.
The Mustangs’ Antonio Aguilar had two sacks. Marquise A’Au made five solo tackles, Jake Cooper and Garvey made four apiece, and Sean Lachapelle intercepted a pass.
Grants Pass 28, Shasta 20
Trevor Reeves ran 12 yards for the go-ahead touchdown late in the third quarter as the Cavemen (1-3) defeated the Wolves (2-2) of Redding, Calif., at Grants Pass Stadium.
Shasta, which has an enrollment of about 1,500 students, led 14-13 before Reeves’ touchdown. The Wolves pulled within 21-20 two minutes into the fourth quarter before Jace Blanchard threw his second touchdown pass, this one to Jayce Jordan, for an insurance score with 4:31 left.
McDaniel 20, Wells 12
The Mountain Lions of Northeast Portland, who lost 16 of their last 17 games when they were known as the Madison Senators, improved to 2-1 with the victory over the host Guardians (0-4, 0-2 Portland Interscholastic League) of Southwest Portland.
James Bell had two touchdown runs, and Japreece Isom had a forced fumble that led to a 60-yard scoop-and-score by Elijah Martin to seal the victory for McDaniel (2-1, 1-1). Mountain Lions coach Joe Salvador said Lane Shaffer (three sacks, two forced fumbles), Lakota Bailey and Quintyn Salvador also delivered big plays.
No. 1 Thurston 46, Willamette 0
The Colts (2-0, 2-0 Midwestern League) of Springfield held the Wolverines (0-4, 0-3) of Eugene to three rushing yards in the home-field victory.
Quarterbacks Alex Boring (two), Darien Witham (two) and Jake Wilson-Spear (one) each threw touchdown passes. Tight end Jacob Newell, who has committed to Nevada, caught 11 passes for 138 yards and two touchdowns, giving him five receiving touchdowns in two games.
Griffen Bushnell led the Wolverines with seven catches for 80 yards. Quarterback Ryan Prescott was 9 of 20 for 125 yards.
Lombell Doreen rushed for 71 yards and a touchdown, and Grayson Starck had four receptions for 88 yards and a touchdown. Kellen Humphries and Parker Saunders also caught touchdown passes.
Saunders had two interceptions and Witham had another as part of a pass defense that allowed the Wolverines 120 yards through the air.
No. 2 Wilsonville 52, No. 9 Scappoose 41
Rochne Beecham ran for two first-half touchdowns and the Wildcats rode a 28-0 first-quarter lead to the victory at Scappoose, which got three touchdowns passing and three more rushing from Luke McNabb.
Chase Hix passed for 219 yards and two first-quarter touchdowns for the Wildcats (4-0, 2-0 Northwest Oregon Conference West), connecting with Cooper Hiday and Tristan Davis for scores. Hix, who threw one interception, also ran for a touchdown.
Wildcats kicker Joey Friedman was 7 for 7 on point-after kicks and made the team’s only field goal try, from 42 yards.
McNabb passed for a season-high 316 yards for Scappoose (2-2, 1-1). The three touchdown passes matched his season high, his three rushing touchdowns matched his career high (from Week 6 of the spring season), and he set a career high by accounting for six touchdowns.
Scappoose’s Colin Stoddard caught two touchdown passes, giving him five in the past two weeks. Ben Rentoul caught Scappoose’s other scoring pass. Scappoose’s defense was led by Johnny Clothier, with his second interception of the season, as well as Austin Verbout and Trey Dieringer.
“The defense played great in the first quarter but then we gave up some big plays and had some discipline issues,” Wildcats coach Adam Guenther said in a text. “We had way too many penalties — not our style of ball.”
Chase Hix (Wilsonville) photo by Dan Brood
No. 3 Silverton 42, No. 8 Dallas 7
Alex Briseno, a backup who entered with fewer than 10 carries all season, ran 15 times for 141 yards and three touchdowns to lift the Foxes (3-1, 2-0) to the Mid-Willamette Conference victory over the Dragons (1-3, 0-2) in Dallas.
“He’s been our backup running back for the season,” Foxes coach Josh Craig said in a text, “but we knew he had a ton of potential and could really turn it on if given the opportunity. He did that.”
Briseno, a 5-foot-9, 150-pound junior, filled in for Jackson Pfeifer, who was held out after suffering an ankle injury last week. Briseno scored on runs of four, 53 and 11 yards.
“He’ll get carries going forward,” Craig said.
After three weeks, Pfeifer was Silverton’s leading rusher and was averaging 5.9 yards per carry. Craig said Pfeifer’s injury isn’t serious and that he is expected to be ready next week against Crescent Valley.
Austin Ratliff (four receptions, 115 yards) caught two touchdown passes from Jordan McCarty in the first quarter. The Foxes led 35-0 midway through the second quarter.
Kolby Johnson-Sallee caught a pass from Ashton Foster and turned it into a touchdown of nearly 50 yards for the Dragons’ points, late in the second quarter. Johnson-Sallee finished with 108 yards receiving on two catches. Emilio Miranda gained 38 yards on five carries.
McCarty was 14 of 21 for 241 yards passing and picked up 108 yards — including a 67-yard touchdown — on six carries. Vandon Fessler, who entered as the Class 5A leader in receiving yards, added 96 yards on seven catches. Benjiman Roythorne was successful on all six of his point-after kicks.
No. 4 West Albany 42, Crescent Valley 20
Michael Cale matched his career high with four touchdown passes and ran for a score as the Bulldogs defeated the host Spartans in Corvallis.
After Cale’s first two touchdown passes — to Brysen Kachel and Riley Paxton — the Spartans (1-3, 0-2 Mid-Willamette Conference) closed to 14-6 on a 73-yard scoring pass.
Another touchdown pass by Cale to Paxton gave the Bulldogs (4-0, 2-0) a 21-6 halftime lead, and Cale ran in from two yards to make it 28-6 midway through the third.
The Bulldogs’ Anthony Vestal ran for 127 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries, and DeMarcus Houston had four catches for 79 yards and a score.
Cale first passed for four touchdowns in Week 4 of the spring season, a 28-0 victory over Lebanon.
No. 5 Canby 55, St. Helens 13
Tyler Konold rushed for more than 200 yards and scored three touchdowns in the Cougars’ victory over the Lions in St. Helens.
Konold scored on runs of 19, 39 and 56 yards, complementing a passing game engineered by Mikey Gibson, who passed for three touchdowns.
Gibson, in his second consecutive three-touchdown game, connected with Koby Kessler, Matt Soles and Jacob Strand for scores and powered the Cougars (3-1, 2-0 Northwest Oregon Conference West) to victory.
The Lions fell to 1-2 overall and 0-2 in the NWOC West.
No. 6 Pendleton 35, No. 7 Hood River Valley 21
The Buckaroos scored 29 unanswered points in the second half to defeat the Eagles in Hood River Valley.
Trenton Hughes passed for a touchdown and ran for another to help stake the Eagles (3-1, 1-1 Northwest Oregon Conference East) to their 21-6 halftime advantage.
The Buckaroos (3-1, 2-0) found their stride in the second half. Assistant coach Jacob Hales said in a text that two inexperienced offensive linemen — thrust into action because of injuries to starters — found their footing after intermission, and Collin Primus — who split time at quarterback through three games — moved under center from wide receiver to try to spark the offense.
That move paid off, as Primus completed 4 of 5 passes for 114 yards and a touchdown. Running back Brock Mackey, featured more than usual on account of an in-game injury, rushed for the Buckaroos’ first two touchdowns of the second half.
Mackey’s second touchdown made it 21-21, and Primus hit Benito Jennings on a 23-yard pass for the go-ahead score.
Payton Lambert led the Buckaroos with 88 yards from scrimmage. Patrick Simpson had four tackles for loss.
“I am really proud of our kids for not giving up when things weren’t going our way,” Hales said.
No. 10 Crater 28, Springfield 6
The Comets’ defense pitched a shutout, sophomore Justin Brehm scored a touchdown on a fumble recovery, and Crater (3-1, 3-0) downed the Millers (1-4, 1-3) in a Midwestern League game in Springfield.
Caden Lasater scored one touchdown rushing and one receiving, Javon Smith ran for a score and passed for another, and Jimmy Jordahl made an impact on defense with a forced fumble and a sack for the Comets of Central Point.
Caden Lasater (Crater) photo by Leon Neuschwander
South Albany 21, Lebanon 19
Tyler Seiber scored on an interception return and denied a conversion try to seal the RedHawks’ win at Lebanon.
Brady Crenshaw caught a 35-yard scoring pass with two seconds left, but the RedHawks (3-1, 1-1 Mid-Willamette Conference) repelled the two-point attempt.
Waylon Wolfe stood out on defense for Lebanon (1-3, 1-1), which also got a receiving touchdown from Brayden Curry.
Corvallis 19, Central 14
Toby Worsch ran for two touchdowns, Carter Steeves threw a fourth-down touchdown pass to Carson Wright, and the Spartans (3-1, 2-0 Mid-Willamette Conference) had three takeaways in the victory over the visiting Panthers (1-3, 0-2) of Independence.
The Spartans protected their lead at the end, driving to the Panthers’ 15-yard line when the game ended.
Churchill 32, Ashland 0
Austin Mills racked up 156 yards and two touchdowns rushing, and the Lancers of Eugene downed the host Grizzlies (0-3, 0-2 Midwestern League) at Walter A Phillips Field.
Chace Pence passed for 184 yards and a touchdown to Riley Van Camp for the Lancers (2-2, 2-1).
“We improved in all aspects of the game this week,” Churchill coach AJ Robinson said. “We still need to improve our discipline and reduce mental mistakes. We are happy that our kids got to feel some success (Friday night).”
The Grizzlies received solid two-way play from Patrick Latham, Ronin Kimbrough and Colson Abel.
The Lancers made their second consecutive trip to southern Oregon, having traveled the week before to Central Point to face Crater. The two games entailed about 700 miles of round-trip travel.
McKay 31, Forest Grove 28
Octavio Quevedo kicked a 28-yard field goal as time expired to lift the Royal Scots of Salem to the home-field win over the Vikings.
Sophomore quarterback Kyrin Fuimaono passed for approximately 270 yards and four touchdowns — three to Chansse Lee (150 yards receiving) and one to Justice Anthony (70 yards) — for the Royal Scots (2-2, 1-1 Northwest Oregon Conference West), who had four takeaways.
The Vikings (2-2, 0-2) trailed 21-6 in the third quarter. Quarterback Kaden Hale connected with David Johnson on a long touchdown pass, and Trevor Cannon and Hunter Frohnert also stood out at receiver.
North Salem 47, Hillsboro 20
Josiah Davis ran for 180 yards and three touchdowns, Jerrik Wangler picked up 130 yards on the ground with two scores, and the Vikings handled the visiting Spartans (1-4, 1-1 Northwest Oregon Conference West).
Sophomore quarterback TC Manumaleuna II was 6 of 9 for 100 yards and a touchdown. Anthony Craven and Erick Gonzalez also scored touchdowns for the Vikings (2-2, 1-1).
Josiah Davis (North Salem) photo by Leon Neuschwander
The Dalles 76, La Salle Prep 44
Sophomore Anthony Jara and senior Jaxon Pullen were among the players who had big performances for the Riverhawks (1-2, 1-1 Northwest Oregon Conference East) in the win over the host Falcons (0-4, 0-2) in Milwaukie.
Zach Frazier scored four touchdowns and had more than 150 yards from scrimmage for La Salle Prep.
Ridgeview 21, Putnam 13
Quinton Colton made an interception in the end zone in the late going to preserve the Ravens’ victory over the host Kingsmen (1-3, 0-2) in a Northwest Oregon Conference East game in Milwaukie.
The Kingsmen got a 65-yard scoring pass from Konnor Bickford to Tyler Creswick on their first play.
The Ravens of Redmond are 3-1 overall and 1-1 in the NWOC East.
Redmond 77, Parkrose 7
The Panthers scored on offense, defense and special teams in defeating the host Broncos (1-4, 1-1) in a Northwest Oregon Conference East game in Northeast Portland.
Quarterback Hayden Parrish passed for three touchdowns and ran for another, and Aiden Gebhard had a touchdown catch and a touchdown on a punt return. Kyle Littlejohn, who rushed for five touchdowns last week, had two more rushing touchdowns and about 150 yards on the ground for the Panthers (2-1, 2-0).
Joseph Olmeda returned an interception for a touchdown, and freshman Eli Pupo returned a punt for another special-teams score.
No. 1 Marshfield 55, North Bend 6
The Pirates of Coos Bay had little trouble in defeating their south coast rivals at Pete Susick Stadium in Coos Bay.
Dom Montiel passed for four touchdowns and ran for two to spearhead the Pirates’ offense. Maddux Mateski and DJ Daugherty caught two touchdown passes each as the Pirates (4-0) took a 55-0 lead.
For the Bulldogs (1-2), Craig Edera and Kevin Jones connected on a 75-yard catch-and-run touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter.
Mitchell George, Ezra Waterman, Cobin Bouska, Miguel Velazquez, Hayden Murphy, Luke Parry, Toby Johnston and Sebastian Gabriel-Kutch drew praise for their play on defense in helping the Pirates match their season best for points allowed.
No. 2 Marist Catholic 41, Cascade Christian 16
Senior quarterback Carter Greene accounted for four touchdowns, three passing and one rushing, to spark the Spartans of Eugene to the victory over the Class 3A Challengers (1-1) of Medford at US Cellular Field in Medford.
The Spartans (4-0) led 41-0 at halftime, helped in part by Josh Rodriguez’s 87-yard interception return for a touchdown. Senior running back Kaiden Ayoma ran for a touchdown and caught a pass for another.
Challengers quarterback Keith Reed was 15 of 23 for 256 yards and a touchdown.
No. 3 Cascade 62, Tillamook 20
The Cougars rolled up 586 yards and eight touchdowns rushing in defeating the visiting Cheesemakers (2-2) in Turner.
Blake Lewis had 14 carries for 210 yards and four touchdowns for the Cougars (4-0), Jacob Hage ran four times for 101 yards and a touchdown, and Lance Van Hoose had seven carries for 97 yards and a score.
Cheesemakers quarterback Trent Buchler had 174 yards of total offense, and sophomore Tanner Hoskins had four catches for 89 yards and a touchdown.
Cascade’s Isaac Schnepp returned a blocked punt for a touchdown, and Rogue Newton gained 93 yards and had a touchdown on two carries.
Blake Lewis (Cascade) photo by Leon Neuschwander
No. 4 Estacada 44, No. 8 La Grande 14
The Rangers (4-0) rushed for 373 yards, highlighted by quarterback Cory James’ 86-yard touchdown in the third quarter, in defeating the Tigers (2-1) at Community Stadium in La Grande.
Waylon Riedel and Jake Berhman both ran for two scores for the Rangers, who have scored at least 30 points in all four games — three of them against teams in this week’s SBLive media poll top 10.
The Tigers pulled within 14-7 on a short touchdown run by quarterback Logan Williams. James’ long score pushed the Rangers to a 30-7 lead.
Brody MacMillan scored the Tigers’ other touchdown on an eight-yard run early in the fourth quarter.
No. 5 Mazama 21, Eagle Point 20
Aidan Kindt ran in for the tying touchdown with three seconds left, and Treyce Horton’s point-after kick gave the Vikings the lead as Mazama (2-2) squeezed past the visiting Eagles (2-2) in Klamath Falls.
Kindt’s touchdown came at the end of an 80-yard drive that chewed up more than seven minutes of game clock. On a fourth-and-six play at the Vikings’ 46, Tyson Van Gastel threw a 19-yard completion to Tyler Aguiar. With 1:34 left, an apparent touchdown by Brandon Gailey was negated by a holding penalty.
After trailing 14-13 at halftime, the Eagles went ahead 20-14 in the third quarter on Isaiah Hill’s four-yard touchdown run. Kindt’s tying score was the only touchdown in the fourth.
Caiden Lacey (13 of 22, 229 yards) passed to Anthony Millian and Jimmie Copeland for touchdowns for the Eagles. Hill finished with 70 yards on 19 carries.
The Vikings’ Trevor Anderson rushed 30 times for 102 yards and a touchdown. Kindt had 10 rushes for 59 yards and two touchdowns, including the tying score.
On defense, Daniel Yancey had five solo stops and five assists for the Vikings. Savien Burk had four solo tackles, and Trevor Anderson had two solo tackles and six assists.
No. 7 Henley 16, La Pine 14
Coltin Smith caught a touchdown pass and made two interceptions to lead the Hornets, who traveled 110 miles north from Klamath Falls and defeated the host Hawks (1-2).
Tulson Higgins ran for a Hornets touchdown, and Shaw Stork passed for a touchdown for Henley (4-0).
Luke Bennett (interception) and Colby Schols (fumble recovery) also had takeaways, and Owen Cheyne kicked a field goal.
No. 10 Hidden Valley 36, Sweet Home 16
Daniel Iwamizu scored three touchdowns, Noah Stone ran for one score and passed to John Kossow for another, and the Mustangs (2-1) of Grants Pass won at Sweet Home (2-2).
Stone and Zach Alderman made interceptions for the Mustangs, who got strong contributions from linemen Aiden Moon-Reed and Ayden Kanott and linebackers Blake Zehe and James Elmore.
Siuslaw 15, Gladstone 7
The Vikings (3-0), a Class 4A school playing at the Class 3A level, traveled from Florence and defeated the host Gladiators (1-3).
Siuslaw led 7-0 at halftime, and the Gladiators tied the score on a 30-yard passing connection between Brayde Owen and Hayden Smith with 9:44 left.
The Vikings scored and added a two-point conversion with 5:58 remaining.
Astoria 8, Stayton 7
Rocky Rub connected with Mikai Tapec on a fourth-down pass and then threw to Luke Cummings for the two-point conversion with less than a minute left to lift the Fishermen (3-1) over the Eagles (1-3) in Stayton.
The Eagles, who scored on their first drive of the second half (a two-yard run by Easton Hughes), got 177 yards on 29 carries from Eli Brown.
The Fishermen’s touchdown capped a six-minute, 70-yard drive.
Woodburn 21, North Marion 0
The Bulldogs (3-1) posted their third shutout of the season in the win over the host Huskies (0-3) in Aurora.
Huskies coach Michael Bicknell said his entire defense played well, citing a goal-line stop before halftime and lauding the effort of Collin Elliott and Charlie Medina on the line. The Huskies set a season best for points allowed.
“Offensively, Landon Fowler made great improvements at quarterback,” Bicknell said in a text, “and Marcus Ledesma was our driving force at running back with key yardage and crucial first downs.”
The Bulldogs’ Carter Pickett ran for two touchdowns and Austin Ramirez ran for another behind an offensive line led by Eric Torralba and Carlos Trujillo. Ty Beyer and Tomás Veliz also contributed physical ball-carrying.
Torralba, Beyer and Santi Roque anchored the Bulldogs’ defense.
“They all worked hard and seemed to be in every play to keep them off the scoreboard,” Bulldogs coach Ken Mace said in a text.
North Valley 35, Elmira 12
Brady Huff made two touchdown catches in the first half, and the Knights (3-1) of Grants Pass defeated the visiting Falcons (1-2), who scored on their first possession.
North Eugene 35, Crook County 14
Devon Anderson threw touchdown passes to wide receiver Jack Lemley (six yards) and tight end Brady Morris (15 yards) and ran for a touchdown to power the Highlanders (1-1) to the home win over the Cowboys (1-3) of Prineville.
Senior running backs Kai Lindskog and Michael Warren each had a five-yard touchdown run. Senior Cade Johannsen was perfect on his point-after-touchdown kicks and averaged 43 yards per punt.
Senior wide receiver Kyree Williams had four receptions and 100 yards for the Cowboys.
Cottage Grove 27, Valley Catholic 19
The Lions (1-3) rallied from a 13-0 halftime deficit to defeat the host Valiants (0-4) in Beaverton.
The Valiants got touchdowns from Luke Howes (rushing) and Danny Paz (interception return) in the first half and from Hank McCarthy (45-yard pass from Ryoma Lane) in the second half.
Gus Hendrickson led Valley Catholic in tackles. Jackson Farris, Cooper Moisant, Noah Holub and Zach Wesselman had tackles for loss for the Valiants, who held the Lions to negative yards of total offense in the first half.
Vale 12, New Plymouth (Idaho) 6
The Vikings (3-1) defeated the Pilgrims (2-2) in Vale’s homecoming game.
Tanner Steele rushed for 114 yards on 14 carries and was 14 of 28 passing for 130 yards with two touchdowns to John Wolfe (seven catches, 77 yards).
The Pilgrims’ touchdown came on an 85-yard pass.
Modoc 42, Klamath Union 36
Silas Dutra compiled 219 yards of total offense, Lincoln Peterson rushed for 105 yards, and Wehawk Crain gained 75 yards on the ground for the Pelicans (0-3) in the home-field loss to Modoc (1-2) of Alturas, Calif.
Burns 37, Ontario 14
The Hilanders (3-0, 2-1 Greater Oregon League) defeated the host Tigers (0-3, 0-2), who achieved a season high in points.
Ruben Hernandez accounted for both Ontario touchdowns — one on a run, and one on a pass to Ethan Hendrickson.
Baker 41, Newport 0
Gauge Bloomer and Dylon Freeman combined for more than 300 yards rushing and four touchdowns, and the Bulldogs (1-3) defeated the Cubs (0-4) in a game at Sisters High School.