Oregon high school football Week 5 recap: Top stars, best games, biggest wins

The Oregon high school football season continued with Week 5 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.

Bjorn Bergstrom (Sherwood) photo by Taylor Balkom

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No. 1 Tualatin 49, No. 2 West Linn 14 

The Timberwolves’ defense pitched a shutout, Jackson Jones returned from a shoulder injury to pass for four touchdowns, and top-ranked Tualatin made an emphatic statement with the win at Wilsonville High School over the host Lions. 

Cole Prusia caught three touchdown passes for the Timberwolves (5-0, 1-0 Three Rivers League), who trailed 7-0 and 14-7 in the first quarter after the Lions (4-1, 0-1) turned fumble recoveries into touchdowns. 

Earl Ingle ran one fumble 60 yards for a 7-0 Lions lead barely three minutes into the game. After Prusia’s first touchdown catch tied the score, Zeke Viuhkola went 38 yards with another Timberwolves fumble to stake the Lions to a 14-7 lead. 

The Timberwolves closed with 42 unanswered points as they posted a season high in points. As a program, Tualatin also ended some frustration with the victory. 

As noted on OSAA Today, each season from 2017 to 2019, the Timberwolves took an undefeated record into their matchup with West Linn, only to lose. Not this time. 

“The better team won,” Lions coach Chris Miller said in a text. “We tip our hats.”

Prusia had eight catches for 188 yards. Jones was 18 of 27 for 377 yards with touchdowns to Prusia (two), Kellen Hale and Peter Burke.

Hale also made two interceptions of Lions quarterback Chase Harmon, who was 13 of 22 for 182 yards. The Lions’ Mark Hamper had five receptions for 43 yards. 

CJ Hazelett and Richie Anderson recovered fumbles, and Will Wilson had seven tackles and a sack as the Timberwolves held the Lions to their fewest points since they lost 9-0 to Tigard in Week 6 of the 2017 season. 

Malik Ross (12 carries, 58 yards) ran 25 yards for a score that made it 14-14 in the second quarter. Jack Wagner, who filled in at quarterback in Jones’ absence, threw a 24-yard pass to Prusia for Tualatin’s first touchdown and scored on a 49-yard run late in the third quarter. 

Jones suffered his injury in the Timberwolves’ Week 2 win over Silverton. He missed each of the team’s previous two games. 

No. 3 Central Catholic 54, Reynolds 6 

Jordan King and Riley Williams caught two touchdown passes each, Cru Newman completed all 10 passes he threw, and the Rams defeated the Raiders of Troutdale at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham. 

King had three catches for 58 yards. Williams picked up 68 yards on three receptions for the Rams (5-0, 4-0 Mt. Hood Conference), who exceeded 40 points for the fourth game in a row. 

Newman, a sophomore in his first full season as the starting quarterback, passed for 174 yards and a career-high six touchdowns. He rushed for 57 yards and another score. 

Zachary Grisham and Ellis Bynum also had scoring catches, and Gavin Jackson ran for a touchdown. 

The Rams held the Raiders (0-5, 0-4) to less than 75 yards of total offense. In three games against Oregon opponents — all from the Mt. Hood Conference — the Rams have allowed a total of eight points. 

No. 4 Lake Oswego 35, Tigard 0  

Jack Layne passed for another four touchdowns, Gabe Olvera scored three touchdowns, and the Lakers (5-0) opened Three Rivers League play by defeating the Tigers (2-2, 0-1 Three Rivers) in Lake Oswego. 

Gavin McGuire recovered two fumbles and had an early tackle for a loss for the Lakers’ defense. The Lakers posted their first shutout since Nov. 10, 2017, a 45-0 victory over Sherwood in the second round of the OSAA Class 6A playoffs. 

Olvera, who entered the game with 10 touchdowns combined rushing and receiving, got the Lakers rolling with a run from inside the 5-yard line for a 7-0 lead. Layne connected on a short touchdown pass to Dylan Layne and then hit Olvera with two scoring passes to stake the Lakers to a 28-0 halftime lead. 

Justius Lowe was on the receiving end of Layne’s final touchdown pass, which made it 35-0 early in the fourth quarter. 

Layne has passed for 18 touchdowns this season with four four-touchdown games. He entered the game tied for second in touchdown passes among Class 6A and Class 5A players.

No. 5 Clackamas 47, David Douglas 0 

Miles Williams and Luke Ash scored three touchdowns apiece, Blake Baker passed for three scores, and the Cavaliers posted their second consecutive shutout with the win over the host Scots (3-2, 3-2 Mt. Hood Conference) in Southeast Portland. 

Williams scored on a five-yard run and a 26-yard pass from Baker as the Cavaliers (5-0, 4-0) took a 14-0 first-quarter lead. 

In the second quarter, Baker hit Williams for a 20-yard touchdown and Ash scored twice from inside the 5-yard line for a 34-0 halftime lead. 

Baker’s third touchdown pass went to K.J. Johnson-Gibson, and Ash closed the scoring with a 12-yard run in the third quarter.  

Blake Baker (Clackamas) photo by Ken Waz

No. 6 Sunset 39, Heritage 2 

The Apollos of Northwest Portland used an efficient offense to defeat the visiting Timberwolves (0-5) of Vancouver, Wash. 

Caleb Kim rushed for 173 yards and three touchdowns on nine carries for the Apollos (4-1). Grady Newsom was 7 of 12 for 230 yards and two touchdowns, and Hayden Hurley had two catches for 90 yards and a touchdown. 

The Apollos piled up 401 yards of offense, averaging more than 11 yards per play.  

Heritage scored first when an Apollos snap went over the punter’s head and into the end zone for a safety.  

No. 7 Lakeridge 41, Oregon City 8 

Jake Reichle rushed for two touchdowns and 177 yards for the Pacers in the victory over host Oregon City at Pioneer Memorial Stadium. 

Cade Heitschmidt stood out on offense for the Pioneers (2-3, 0-1 Three Rivers League) with multiple receptions. 

Zack Larson returned a kick 79 yards for a touchdown and Lucas Burken and Nui Tovey each had a receiving touchdown for the Pacers (5-0, 1-0), who held the Pioneers scoreless until late in the fourth quarter. 

Reichle has 12 rushing touchdowns this season. He entered the game leading the Three Rivers League and tied for second in Class 6A with 10. 

No. 8 Jesuit 49, Southridge 0 

All three of Jacob Hutchinson’s completions went for touchdowns, and the Crusaders of Beaverton posted their first shutout since 2017 with the Metro League victory over the host Skyhawks (0-5, 0-3) of Beaverton. 

Hutchinson (3 of 6) threw 33 yards to Jace Burton and 29 yards to Michael Rincon on plays separated by 21 seconds in the first quarter. Hutchinson connected with Noah Staley on a 59-yard catch-and-run touchdown for a 35-0 lead in the second quarter. 

Rincon (six carries, 75 yards) and Staley (two carries, 51 yards) also ran for touchdowns for the Crusaders (4-1, 2-0). 

Before Friday, Jesuit’s last shutout was a 48-0 win over Westview in Week 9 of the 2017 season. The Crusaders limited the Skyhawks, who committed three turnovers in the first quarter, to an unofficial 154 yards of total offense. 

No. 10 Roseburg 56, Grants Pass 14 

Quarterback Colton Marsters ran for four touchdowns — including scores of 82 yards and 69 yards in the first half — as Roseburg blitzed the host Cavemen (1-4) in the Southwest Conference opener for both teams. 

Roseburg (5-0) won its sixth game in succession, dating to the spring season, after losing the previous 11, and has a 5-0 start for the first time since 2013 (finished 6-5). 

Marsters entered the game with six rushing touchdowns this season and wasted little time in adding to his total. He opened the scoring with a five-yard run, and after the Cavemen turned the ball over on downs, he raced 69 yards for the touchdown that made it 14-0. 

A mishandled snap on a Cavemen punt attempt led to Roseburg getting a safety for a 16-0 lead, and Cayden Eckel added to the Roseburg lead with a 14-yard run at the end of a 58-yard drive. 

Before the first quarter was over, Landyn Dupper scored on a 39-yard pass from Marsters.  

Logan Klopfenstein intercepted a pass in the end zone to set up Marsters’ 82-yard touchdown run, which led to a 36-0 score. The 82-yard run was a season long for Marsters, surpassing a 79-yard gain he had last week against McMinnville. 

The teams combined for four touchdowns in the final minute of the first half and the first play of the second half. The scoring spree was set up with Josh Hart’s interception for the Cavemen. Jace Blanchard ended that possession when he passed nine yards to Hart for the Cavemen’s first score, with 52 seconds left in the half. 

Roseburg answered with Marsters’ fourth scoring run, a 53-yard play, and the Cavemen answered on the final play of the half on a 36-yard pass from Blanchard to Jackson Tunick. 

After Grants Pass’ homecoming ceremony at halftime, Klopfenstein had a little trouble fielding the kickoff but found a seam on the right side and then angled to the left for a 92-yard touchdown return. 

Marsters and Dupper connected on another touchdown pass for Roseburg’s final touchdown. 

Sherwood 23, Newberg 17 

Seth Glenn ran for the go-ahead score with less than 30 seconds left, and the Bowmen held on against the Tigers’ final offensive bid and won the Pacific Conference game against their Highway 99W rivals. 

Cody Hall had 14 catches for more than 100 yards for the host Bowmen (1-4, 1-0 Pacific Conference), including two touchdown catches. Hall’s first scoring catch put the Bowmen up 10-7 in the second quarter, and his second scoring reception gave the Bowmen a 17-10 lead in the third. 

The Tigers (0-5, 0-1) got two touchdown runs from Hudson Davis, the second making the score 17-17 early in the fourth. 

The matchup between preseason conference favorites involved stakes disproportionate to the teams’ winless records entering the game. 

“It’s a league-championship game,” first-year Bowmen coach Kevin Hastin said.  

Hastin singled out Bjorn Bergstrom, who played quarterback and full time at strong safety on defense, as the linchpin to the win. 

“He led us to victory,” Hastin said. “He had an unbelievable night throwing the ball. He played great on defense.” 

After Glenn’s go-ahead score, the Tigers drove into Bowmen territory, reaching about the 25-yard line with five seconds left, before the threat ended. 

Hastin has ties to both programs, having left Newberg for the Sherwood job after the spring season. The Tigers went 2-7 in Hastin’s first season at Newberg and 8-3 and 5-1 in his final two.

“I loved all 22 players on the field,” Hastin said, reflecting on his first game against his former team. 

Friday’s game was the Tigers’ fourth loss by six points or fewer.

Seth Glenn (Sherwood) photo by Taylor Balkom

Liberty 56, Glencoe 21 

Quarterback Hiro Diamond carried 18 times for 269 yards and four touchdowns and passed for another score, pacing the Falcons to the win over the visiting Crimson Tide in a Pacific Conference game between Hillsboro teams. 

Ethan Jones caught a 20-yard scoring pass and returned one of his two interceptions 30 yards for a score. Cade Hammond led the defense for the Falcons (3-2, 1-0) with 10 tackles, two sacks and two tackles for loss. 

Vincent Cabezudo had two rushing touchdowns for the Falcons, who led 35-7 at halftime. The Crimson Tide (3-2, 0-1) got their first touchdown on an 85-yard kickoff return by Trevor O’Leary.

The Crimson Tide’s Royce Fasel carried 31 times for 162 yards and two touchdowns. 

Diamond has rushed for 13 touchdowns this season. He has run for multiple touchdowns in four of the five games. 

Mountainside 38, Beaverton 28 

The Mavericks scored the final 28 points to rally from a 28-10 hole and defeat the visiting Beavers in a matchup of Beaverton School District teams. 

A 90-yard kickoff-return touchdown by Kyron Albright and touchdown catches by Albright and Cristian Gonzalez (nine catches, 118 yards) helped the Beavers (2-3, 2-1 Metro League) to their 28-10 lead three minutes into the third quarter. 

The Mavericks (2-3, 1-1) started their comeback with Caleb Paler’s two touchdown runs, the second pulling Mountainside within three points, 28-25. Bowen Stinson ran for the go-ahead score midway through the fourth quarter, and Aaron Simpson added an insurance touchdown late in the fourth. 

The Beavers’ Hunter Borter passed for 245 yards with two touchdowns and four interceptions. The Mavericks’ Brian Mannion passed for 122 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Paler carried 17 times for 180 yards and the two touchdowns. Brayden Boe made two interceptions for the Mavericks. 

Nelson 27, Centennial 12 

Max Kirsch caught three touchdown passes from Avirey Durdahl to power the Hawks (1-4, 1-4 Mt. Hood Conference) of Happy Valley to the first victory in school history, over the host Eagles (2-3, 1-3) in Gresham. 

The Hawks never trailed and extended a 13-6 halftime lead with two quick scores after the break. 

“I’m proud of our kids for playing a disciplined football game,” Hawks coach Aaron Hazel said in a text. “The veer is always tough to handle, and our kids did a great job of playing assignment football. I’m just super happy for the kids. … I couldn’t be prouder of them or happier for our school and community.” 

Nelson is a first-year school in the North Clackamas School District that, despite having few seniors, is playing a varsity football schedule. 

The Eagles played well, coach Butch Self said in a text, but were without 11 players (in quarantine) and had at least eight freshmen and sophomores in uniform. 

“We played hard and gave everything we had,” Self said. “Nelson won. Congratulations to them. We get our kids back Tuesday. Our focus is on who is up next.” 

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Barlow 48, Gresham 0

Hunter MacDonald and Jake Fay each rushed for three touchdowns as part of a running game that amassed 348 yards in the Bruins’ home-field victory over their Gresham rivals. 

Austin Stalwick had 11 tackles for the Gophers (1-4, 1-4 Mt. Hood Conference). Jaxon Doving passed for 170 yards. 

MacDonald gained 147 yards on 13 carries. Fay picked up 119 yards on 16 rushes. Dakota Pillster caught a 45-yard touchdown pass for the Bruins (4-2, 3-2).  

West Salem 55, Mountain View 20 

Hudson Giertych had an 86-yard touchdown run as part of a 134-yard game, helping the host Titans (4-1, 2-0 Mountain Valley Conference) defeat the Cougars of Bend. 

Sayre Williamson rushed for 142 yards and two touchdowns for the Cougars (2-3, 1-2). Jakoby Moss was 12 of 19 for 103 yards, including a touchdown to Nick Hopper.  

Johnny Withers ran nine times for 96 yards for the Titans, who got 91 yards receiving from Brody McMullen (five catches). 

Titans defensive end Wyatt Jenks had three pass deflections — turning one into an interception — and Josh Pikl blocked a point-after kick. 

Hudson Giertych (West Salem) photo by Ken Waz

Sprague 21, McNary 17 

Logan Smith completed a 65-plus-yard touchdown pass in the final 30 seconds to send the Olympians of Salem to the victory over the Celtics of Keizer. 

The Olympians (3-2, 1-2 Mountain Valley Conference) took a 7-0 lead when Drew Rodriguez returned a punt more than 70 yards early in the first quarter. 

The Celtics (4-1, 1-1) tied the score in the first quarter, and it remained 7-7 heading to the fourth. Smith ran for a touchdown in the fourth for the Olympians, and McNary took a 17-14 lead with 1:05 left. 

The Celtics’ Tyler Copeland passed for 168 yards and two touchdowns — both to Gunner Smedema, who made two interceptions on defense. Zane Aicher rushed for 145 yards.

Summit 38, South Salem 6 

Ryan Powell ran for two touchdowns, Hogan Carmichael passed for one score and ran for another, and the Storm defeated the visiting Saxons in northwest Bend. 

The Storm (4-1, 3-0 Mountain Valley Conference) won their fourth in a row. They have allowed no more than seven points in any of their victories. Their only loss was 23-7 against Roseburg (5-0). 

Javier Ramirez-Perez ran for a fourth-quarter touchdown for the Saxons (3-2, 1-2), who got 246 yards passing from Daschel Smith. 

The Storm’s Charlie Ozolin had an interception for the second week in a row and had three passes defended. Carmichael’s touchdown pass was to Charlie Crowell. Powell rushed for 126 yards. 

North Medford 25, Bend 21 

Ty Pugliano forced a fumble with about two minutes left and finished the ensuing possession with a short touchdown run with 24 seconds left to lift the Black Tornado to the victory over the Lava Bears at Spiegelberg Stadium in Medford. 

The Lava Bears (2-3) had taken a 21-18 lead on an interception-return touchdown by Austin Baker barely two minutes into the final quarter. 

Bend forged a 14-0 first-quarter lead on scoring runs by quarterback Seve Castillo and Jack Sorenson. Mason Warren ran for one touchdown and passed for two (to AJ Pugliano and Connor Cesaro) to spring the Black Tornado (3-1) to an 18-14 lead midway through the third quarter.  

Sandy 47, Franklin 13 

Teague Clemmer passed for 315 yards and four touchdowns (two to Ashton Turin), three Sandy players ran for touchdowns, and the Pioneers (4-1) defeated the visiting Lightning (0-5) of Southeast Portland. 

The Pioneers’ Leithan Thompson had four catches for 70 yards and a score, and Ethan Lucore caught three balls for 60 yards and a touchdown. 

The Lightning’s Samuel Silverio and Joel Beltran Martinez caught touchdown passes from Zander Garner. 

Sheldon 54, South Medford 37 

Quarterback Brock Thomas passed for four touchdowns and ran for two for the Irish, who built a 20-0 lead and then came back from a 37-34 hole to defeat the visiting Panthers in Eugene. 

Luke Leighton caught two of Thomas’ touchdown passes, and Zach McEwen and Grafton Robinson each had a scoring catch for the Irish (4-1, 1-0 Southwest Conference). 

The Panthers’ Deacon Edgar ran for two touchdowns — including a 58-yard score to open the second half — and passed to Andrew Walker and Ty Henry for scores. Henry’s scoring catch put the Panthers (0-5, 0-1) ahead 37-34 late in the third quarter.  

Edgar totaled nearly 425 yards of offense.  

Isaack Valdez returned an interception for a touchdown that gave the Panthers their first lead, 21-20. 

The cumulative record of the Panthers’ five opponents, discounting their wins over South Medford, is 15-5. 

Luke Leighton (Sheldon) photo by Leon Neuschwander

Roosevelt 62, Wells 22 

Quarterback Imarion Kelly made sizable impacts passing and running, Lindell Betts had multiple long gains — including a memorable 70-yard, tackle-breaking run — and the host Roughriders (4-1, 2-0 Portland Interscholastic League) of North Portland downed the Guardians (0-5, 0-3) of Southwest Portland. 

Jefferson 55, McDaniel 0 

Dondrae Fair passed for three touchdowns and ran for another, Jeremiah Matthews ran for two scores and was a force with his tackling on defense, and the visiting Democrats of North Portland shut out the Mountain Lions (2-2, 1-2) in a Portland Interscholastic League game in Northeast Portland. 

Trejon Williams made five catches, including one for a touchdown, and Jeray Mott had a 75-yard touchdown run and a scoring catch. 

The Democrats (3-2, 3-0) amassed more than 300 yards rushing in winning their third consecutive game. 

McMinnville 37, Century 36 

The Grizzlies (3-2) eked out the victory over the host Jaguars (0-5) in Hillsboro in the Pacific Conference opener for both teams.  

Of the Grizzlies’ three wins, two have been by two points or fewer. The loss was the Jaguars’ second in a row by six points or fewer. 


No. 1 Thurston 42, Eagle Point 21 

Jacob Newell, who caught five touchdown passes through two games, caught two more and ran for two scores in the Colts’ victory over the Eagles in Eagle Point. 

After the Colts (3-0, 3-0 Midwestern League) took an 8-0 lead two minutes in on a touchdown pass from Darien Witham to Lombel Doreen, Isaiah Hill’s two-yard run pulled Eagle Point within one, 8-7. 

Newell ran for two scores in the second quarter, turning an 8-7 lead into a 22-7 advantage. Newell, who has committed to Nevada, caught one scoring pass from each of Alex Boring and Witham in the fourth quarter. 

The Eagles’ Caiden Lacey (127 passing yards, two touchdowns, three interceptions) threw to Jimmie Copeland to pull the Eagles within 22-14 two minutes before halftime, but the Colts pulled away from there. 

Doreen, Nehemia Mmari and Jacob Baez made interceptions for the Colts, who allowed 177 yards of total offense to the Eagles (2-3, 2-2). 

Jacob Newell (Thurston) photo by Leon Neuschwander

No. 3 Silverton 48, Crescent Valley 8

Alex Briseno ran for three touchdowns for the second week in a row, Vandon Fessler caught 10 passes for 161 yards and two scores, and the host Foxes (4-1, 3-0 Mid-Willamette Conference) downed the Raiders (1-4, 0-3) of Corvallis. 

The Foxes’ Jordan McCarty completed 15 of 27 passes for 226 yards and two touchdowns with one interception. He ran 11 times for 95 yards, including a one-yard touchdown for the game’s first points. McCarty intercepted two Raiders passes, returning one for a touchdown on the first possession of the second half. 

Silverton led 27-0 before the Raiders scored three minutes before halftime on a pass from Rocco McClave to Jake Leibelt. Raiders coach Andrew McClave praised Landen Parker for his defense in the passing game and said his players competed hard but were just outplayed. 

Briseno carried 17 times for 185 yards and the three scores, a week after he gained 141 yards in his first time in a front-line ball-carrying role. 

“We played aggressive and ran well,” Foxes coach Josh Craig said in a text. “Our offensive line really got after it tonight.” 

No. 4 West Albany 21, Central 14 

Chase Barnes led the defense and Michael Cale passed for a touchdown and ran for two more to drive the visiting Bulldogs past the Panthers in Independence. 

Cale passed to Brysen Kachel for a 61-yard touchdown to open the scoring. Chase W Nelson tied the score for the Panthers (1-4, 0-3 Mid-Willamette Conference) with a short touchdown run in the first quarter. 

Cale ran for two one-yard touchdowns after halftime for a 21-7 lead. Nelson, who threw for about 200 yards, scored from five yards with 1:31 left to make it a seven-point game.  

The Bulldogs (5-0, 3-0) ran out the clock after the Panthers drew within 21-14. 

Panthers coach Joel Everett said his team dropped two would-be touchdown passes and an interception that could have been returned for a touchdown. 

Anthony Vestal carried 26 times for 124 yards for the Bulldogs, who have three wins by seven points or fewer. 

No. 5 Canby 52, McKay 12 

Tyler Konold returned the opening kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown, and that set the template for the Cougars in their victory over the visiting Royal Scots of Salem. 

The Cougars (4-1, 3-0 Northwest Oregon Conference West) raced to a 33-6 first-quarter lead en route to the win. 

Konold rushed for two touchdowns, and Mikey Gibson threw touchdown passes to Joe Brauckmiller, Parker Ackerman and Matt Soles. 

The Royal Scots (2-2, 1-2) got two touchdown passes and 200 yards through the air from sophomore quarterback Kyrin Fuimaono but had problems slowing the Cougars. 

Bryce Oliver and Cam Lee also ran for Cougars touchdowns. Konold carried 12 times for an unofficial 189 yards. 

No. 6 Pendleton 70, The Dalles 6 

Brock Mackey scored four times on six carries, Collin Primus completed all six of his passes, and the host Buckaroos (4-1, 3-0 Northwest Oregon Conference East) handled the Riverhawks (1-3, 1-2) at the Pendleton Round-Up Grounds. 

Kyle Liscom scored one touchdown rushing and one receiving for the Buckaroos. Liscom was in on eight tackles and had two sacks, as did Tre Williams. 

Benito Jennings returned an interception for a touchdown in the third quarter for the Buckaroos. 

The Riverhawks made the score 28-6 in the second quarter on Jaxon Pullen’s 73-yard catch-and-run on a pass from Riley Brock. 

Mackey responded on the next snap with a 67-yard run — the longest of his touchdown plays — for a 35-6 advantage. 

No. 7 Hood River Valley 44, Redmond 29 

Trenton Hughes ran for four touchdowns, passed for two, blocked two extra points and had an interception to lead the Eagles (4-1, 2-1 Northwest Oregon Conference East) over the host Panthers (2-2, 2-1). 

Trailing 30-7 after the Eagles’ first possession after halftime, the Panthers rallied and closed within 30-23 about midway through the fourth quarter.  

The teams traded touchdowns after that, and after the Panthers made it 37-29, they were unable to recover an onside kick, and the Eagles added an insurance touchdown. 

No. 8 Scappoose 41, Hillsboro 32 

Touchdown runs by Calvin Perkins and Preston Echeverria staked the Spartans to a 14-0 second-quarter lead before Scappoose came back to post the Northwest Oregon Conference West victory at Hare Field in Hillsboro. 

After the Spartans (1-5, 1-2) went on top by two touchdowns, Luke McNabb scored the first two of his three rushing touchdowns to draw Scappoose (3-2, 2-1) even.  

Five minutes into the third quarter, McNabb returned a Spartans fumble 80 yards for a touchdown to give Scappoose the lead, 21-14, for good. Perkins passed to Collin Rickis to pull the Spartans within 21-10, and then to Nahum Chavez to make it 34-26 in the fourth, but Scappoose fended off the Spartans’ challenges. 

Trey Dieringer ran for two scores for Scappoose, which got six catches for 117 yards from Malcolm Harrison, who filled in with Colin Stoddard — Class 5A’s leader in receiving yards entering Week 5 — out after suffering an injury last week. 

Ayden Patterson and Quorey Bays made interceptions for Scappoose’s defense, which was led by Dieringer, McNabb and Austin Verbout. 

Echeverria carried 26 times for 102 yards, and Perkins finished with three touchdown passes. 

Luke McNabb (Scappoose) photo by Taylor Balkom

No. 9 Dallas 35, South Albany 12 

Logan Person ran 24 times for 137 yards and three touchdowns, powering the Dragons past the RedHawks (3-2, 1-2 Mid-Willamette Conference) in Albany. 

Brock Dunkin and Corey Miller ran for scores for the Dragons (2-3, 1-2), who scored a season high in points.  

Kolby Johnson-Sallee had three catches for 62 yards and Ashton Foster threw for 79 yards, completing 4 of 7 passes. 

No. 10 Crater 28, Willamette 7 

The Comets forced four turnovers — including Caden Lasater’s second interception-return touchdown of the season — and Crater pulled away from a 7-7 halftime score to defeat the visiting Wolverines (0-5, 0-4) of Eugene in a Midwestern League game at Dutch Meyer Field in Central Point. 

Quarterback Javon Smith ran for two touchdowns and Lasater had a touchdown run for Crater.

The Comets (4-1, 4-0) blocked a punt, recovered a muffed punt by the Wolverines and got big returns by Lasater to give the offense advantageous field position. 

“We had some miscues on special teams that hurt us,” Wolverines coach Kevin Leonard said in a text. “Defense was solid in a great effort.” 

Lebanon 37, Corvallis 27 

Brayden Burton rushed 20 times for 189 yards and three touchdowns to power Lebanon’s offense in the home-field win over the Spartans (3-2, 2-1 Mid-Willamette Conference), who turned the ball over on downs on two first-half possessions after piercing the Lebanon 10-yard line. 

The Spartans’ Ashton Carter threw touchdown passes to Carson Wright and freshman Truman Brasfield. Toby Worsch ran for two touchdowns. 

Andreus Smith completed 7 of 10 passes for one touchdown for Lebanon (2-3, 2-1). Brayden Curry made five catches for 141 yards and a score. 

Churchill 51, North Bend 0 

The Lancers forced six turnovers, Chace Pence and Riley Van Camp connected for four touchdowns, and Churchill defeated the visiting Bulldogs (1-3, 1-2) in a Midwestern League game. 

The shutout was the Lancers’ second in a row. 

The Bulldogs suffered their second consecutive loss, but coach Gary Prince said Sidon Green made big plays at linebacker and senior Tanner Henderson did a great job on the offensive line. 

Austin Mills rushed for two touchdowns and returned an interception for a touchdown for the Lancers (3-2, 3-1) of west Eugene. Will Dau returned a kickoff for a touchdown. 

“Proud of the kids for their improvement,” Lancers coach AJ Robinson said in an email. “We are a fun team to watch when we cut down our mental mistakes. North Bend is a great program that we have a lot of respect for, so it was a good performance by our team.

Forest Grove 41, St. Helens 12 

Kaden Hale passed for four touchdowns, James Oberhelman returned an interception for a touchdown, and the host Vikings (3-2, 1-2) won the Northwest Oregon Conference West matchup over the Lions (1-3, 0-3) going away. 

Putnam 24, Parkrose 0 

Zack Creswick had two touchdown catches, Konnor Bickford threw two touchdown passes, and the Kingsmen (2-3, 1-2 Northwest Oregon Conference East) shut out the visiting Broncos (1-5, 1-2) of Northeast Portland in Milwaukie. 

Myles Barton had a rushing touchdown for the Kingsmen.  

Broncos assistant coach Spencer Mayhew said Michael Scott (interception), Kevin Interian, Jaden Brown, Joe Iongi and Gino Shirai made big plays on defense.

Ridgeview 35, Madras 12

Jeremiah Schwartz had two receiving touchdowns for the Ravens (5-1) of Redmond in the home-field win over the White Buffaloes (2-2).

Aiden Brenneman had three passing touchdowns and Nathen Benz returned an interception for a touchdown for the Ravens, whose one loss this season was by one point.


No. 1 Marshfield 57, Stayton 0 

The Pirates (5-0) matched their season high in points and posted their first shutout of the season in defeating the Eagles (1-4) at Pete Susick Stadium in Coos Bay. 

A defense that received strong performances throughout the lineup held the Eagles to 103 yards. The Pirates allowed eight points or fewer for the fourth game in a row. 

Dom Montiel passed for 368 yards and six touchdowns with no interceptions. Four of his touchdown passes were on plays of 48 yards or more. The Pirates’ offensive line kept Montiel upright, allowing no sacks. 

Miguel Velasquez carried seven times for 82 yards and two scores and caught a touchdown pass.  

DJ Daugherty had three touchdown receptions, and Maddux Mateski made two scoring catches.  

Dom Montiel (Marshfield) photo by Taylor Balkom

No. 2 Marist Catholic 56, North Eugene 14 

Lucas Tuski rushed for 125 yards and three touchdowns and scored on a blocked punt to help the Spartans of Eugene defeat the visiting Highlanders (1-2, 0-1 Sky-Em League). 

Drew Prickel rushed for 113 yards and a score, and the Spartans (5-0, 1-0) got interceptions from Brendon Hauck and Conner Chase, who was perfect on all eight point-after kicks. 

No. 3 Cascade 64, Woodburn 0 

The Cougars registered their third shutout of the season, holding the visiting Bulldogs (3-2, 0-1) to three first downs in the Oregon West Conference game in Turner. 

Blake Lewis surpassed 150 yards rushing and ran for three scores for the Cougars (5-0, 1-0). Jacob Hage rushed for 110 yards and two touchdowns and passed for another score. 

The Cougars have scored more than 60 points three times — including two games in a row — heading to next week’s game in Eugene against No. 2 Marist Catholic. 

The Bulldogs shut out three of their first four opponents. 

“They’re the most disciplined team we’ve seen this year,” Bulldogs coach Ken Mace said in a text, referring to the Cougars. “I felt like our effort was there from our guys. Execution needs to get cleaned up and that’s on me. But take nothing from Coach Bennett, his staff and players. They’re a darn good team.” 

No. 4 Estacada 43, Gladstone 18 

Tough defense and strong running staked the Rangers to a 30-0 halftime lead in the Tri-Valley League victory over the visiting Gladiators (1-4, 0-1). 

Cory James and Jake Behrman both surpassed 100 yards rushing and scored two touchdowns on the ground for the Rangers (5-0, 1-0), who are averaging 37.6 points per game. 

No. 5 Mazama 41, No. 8 Henley 14 

Tyson Van Gastel passed for three touchdowns and rushed for another, Trevor Anderson ran for a score, and the Vikings limited the host Hornets (4-1, 0-1 Skyline Conference) to 135 yards of offense in a matchup of Klamath Falls teams. 

Van Gastel connected with Brody Hubble, Brendon Montieth and Savien Burk on his scoring passes. 

The Hornets’ Shaw Stork threw touchdown passes to Austin Fitts and Owen Cheyne. 

Anderson ran 20 times for 86 yards and his touchdown. Aidan Kindt (12 rushes, 62 yards) ran for a touchdown, and Van Gastel (17 carries, 67 yards) and Brandon Gailey (seven for 46 yards) also contributed to the ground game. 

On defense, Anderson had five solo tackles and a sack. Burk forced a fumble on the Vikings’ first punt, Treyce Horton forced and recovered a fumble on the kickoff after the Vikings went ahead 14-0, and Nate Tramp recovered a fumble. 

No. 6 Banks 42, Astoria 17 

Trey Woodrich’s 22-yard field goal with 25 seconds left in the first half pushed the Fishermen to a 17-14 lead, but Banks pulled away in the second half for the victory at CMH Field in Astoria. 

Banks coach Cole Linehan said brothers Michael and Daevon Vereen spearheaded strong play along the defensive line in the second half. Quarterback Cooper Gobel rushed for more than 100 yards. 

The Fishermen (3-2, 0-1 Cowapa League) used two big-play touchdowns in the first half to tie Banks (3-1, 1-0) before Woodrich’s go-ahead field goal. 

Daevon Vereen (Banks) photo by Leon Neuschwander

No. 7 Seaside 69, Valley Catholic 0 

Carson Kawasoe passed for three touchdowns, and the Seagulls (3-1) defeated the Valiants (0-5) of Beaverton at Broadway Field in Seaside in the Cowapa League opener for both teams. 

No. 9 Hidden Valley 45, Phoenix 0 

Noah Stone passed for three touchdowns, ran for one and returned a punt 45 yards for another, and the Mustangs shut out the visiting Pirates (0-4, 0-1 Skyline Conference) in Grants Pass.  

Austyn Klinger caught two scoring passes for the Mustangs (3-1, 1-0), Zach Alderman caught the other, and Patrick Baker had a 10-yard touchdown run. Spencer Fiske was 6 for 6 on point-after kicks. 

The Mustangs intercepted a pass and recovered three fumbles on defense.

No. 10 La Grande 35, Burns 20 

Brody MacMillan ran for more than 100 yards and scored twice to lift the Tigers (3-1, 3-0 Greater Oregon League) over the visiting Hilanders (3-1, 2-1).  

Tillamook 42, Milwaukie 28 

Tanner Hoskins threw for a touchdown and had a punt return for a touchdown for the Cheesemakers (3-2, 1-0 Cowapa League) in the victory over the host Mustangs (2-3, 0-1), who got three touchdown passes from Kaden Harris. 

Tillamook’s Trent Buchler also threw for a touchdown, and he ran for a score. 

The Mustangs’ Sean Lachapelle caught two touchdown passes, and Sean O’Neill returned an interception for a touchdown. 

Crook County 55, North Marion 12 

Defense and special teams played a big role as the Cowboys of Prineville defeated the visiting Huskies (0-4, 0-1 Tri-Valley League) of Aurora.

The Cowboys’ Trent West forced and recovered a fumble on a sack for a touchdown. Josh Knight had a kickoff return for a touchdown and an interception for the Cowboys (2-3, 0-1), and Brayden Duke forced two fumbles, including one on a sack. 

The Huskies struck first, taking a 6-0 lead on a 60-yard catch-and-run connection between quarterback Landon Fowler and Jaiden Nanez. 

“Defense played well despite what the scoreboard says,” Huskies coach Michael Bicknell said in a text. “We keep improving every week, and the kids are responding well to the adversity we face every week. I could not be prouder of them for how they have handled themselves.” 

Baker 35, Nyssa 14 

Gauge Bloomer rushed for four touchdowns, and Baker (2-3, 1-0 Greater Oregon League) exploited advantageous field position resulting from two turnovers by Nyssa (1-3, 1-1) to post the home-field win. 

Vale 41, Ontario 6 

The Vikings conceded the first score but then tightened up to defeat the visiting Tigers (0-4, 0-3 Greater Oregon League). 

Nathan Kimball rushed for 117 yards on 17 carries and had two touchdowns for the Vikings (4-1, 1-1). Sophomore Colten Stepleton made two catches for 84 yards, and Tanner Steele was 9 of 19 for 193 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. 

The Vikings held the Tigers to minus-10 rushing yards in the second quarter, allowing the team’s offense to find its stride.  

Ethan Hendrickson rushed for Ontario’s touchdown. Tigers quarterback Ruben Hernandez passed for 144 yards and ran for 70 yards.

Santiam Christian 23, Elmira 8 

Ian Drago ran for a touchdown and Troy Anderson caught six passes for 88 yards, but the host Falcons (1-3) lost touch after trailing 3-0 at halftime in the loss to the Class 3A Eagles (3-1) of Adair Village, north of Corvallis. 

North Valley 48, Creswell 7 

Nate Love had two touchdowns rushing and one receiving, and the host Knights (4-1) of Grants Pass rolled over the Bulldogs (4-1).

The Knights limited the Class 3A Bulldogs to 107 yards of total offense.

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