The Oregon high school football season continued with Week 8 action around the state.
Here’s a look at some of the best games, top stars and memorable performances.
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No. 4 West Linn 31, No. 1 Lake Oswego 14 | full story, photos
Gage Hurych’s field goal in the third quarter broke a 14-14 tie and gave the Lions the lead for good, and West Linn held the Lakers scoreless after halftime in the Three Rivers League game in Lake Oswego.
Earl Ingle’s touchdown run gave the Lions (7-1, 3-1 Three Rivers League) a 7-0 lead, but the Lakers (7-1, 3-1) evened the score in the first quarter on a touchdown catch by Justius Lowe. Lake Oswego went ahead 14-7 on a 53-yard pass from Jack Layne to Gabe Olvera, who made a leaping catch at the 27, bounced off a defender and ran the rest of the way untouched to the end zone for a 14-7 Lakers lead.
The Lions made it 14-14 before halftime on Ingle’s touchdown pass to sophomore Wiley Donnerberg.
In the fourth, the Lions got touchdown runs by Mark Hamper and Jaxon Steinhauer to build on the three-point lead that Hurych’s field goal created. Hamper also made an interception to thwart a Lakers drive. Another second-half Lakers drive into Lions territory ended on downs.
Earl Ingle (West Linn) photo by Taylor Balkom
No. 2 Central Catholic 71, Gresham 0
Zach Grisham returned a punt 71 yards for a touchdown and caught two touchdown passes for the Rams in the Mt. Hood Conference win over the visiting Gophers (1-7, 1-6) at Hillsboro Stadium.
Jacob Hardeman scored touchdowns on both of his carries, and Ellis Bynum (six carries, 101 yards), Gavin Jackson and Ty Jones also ran for touchdowns.
Jordan King (four catches, 67 yards) and Blake Anderson caught touchdown passes. Cru Newman and Emerson Dennis threw two touchdown passes apiece for the Rams (9-0, 7-0) of Southeast Portland, who next week will play host to No. 5 Clackamas in a game to decide the Mt. Hood championship.
No. 3 Tualatin 47, Oregon City 8
Malik Ross carried 15 times for 208 yards and four touchdowns — all in the first half — and the Timberwolves (7-1, 3-1 Three Rivers League) defeated the visiting Pioneers (2-6, 0-4).
Tualatin amassed 476 yards on the ground. Jack Wagner had 82 yards on four carries, and Noah Ogoli scored an 81-yard touchdown on his only carry.
Pioneers coach Shane Hedrick said Oregon City got good performances in the running game from James Carter and Camdyn Stiegeler.
Timberwolves quarterback Jackson Jones was 8 of 13 for 128 yards and a touchdown to Peter Burke, who had three receptions for 49 yards.
Ogoli and Kellen Hale led the Timberwolves with six tackles apiece. Ogoli also made an interception, and Hale had two sacks, as did Brayden Michael.
No. 5 Clackamas 41, Sandy 6
Luke Ash ran for two touchdowns, Keontae Johnson-Gibson returned an interception 80 yards for a score, and the Cavaliers defeated the Pioneers in a Mt. Hood Conference game in Clackamas.
Quarterback Teague Clemmer ran for a touchdown in the fourth quarter for the Pioneers (6-2, 5-2).
Blake Baker passed for two scores — to Miles Williams and K.J. Johnson-Gibson — and Mateo Maehara had a touchdown run that pushed the Cavaliers (8-0, 7-0) to a 13-0 lead two minutes into the second quarter.
The Cavaliers will face No. 2 Central Catholic next Friday at Hillsboro Stadium for the Mt. Hood Conference championship.
Johnson-Gibson’s interception was his third of the season, two of which he has returned for touchdowns.
Ash’s two scores give him 15 rushing touchdowns this season. Thursday’s game was his sixth out of seven in which he has rushed for at least two touchdowns.
Luke Ash (Clackamas) photo by Dave Ball
No. 6 Lakeridge 21, Tigard 19
Jake Reichle rushed for 207 yards and three touchdowns, and the Pacers made a stop on fourth down late in the game to seal the win over the host Tigers.
The Pacers (6-2, 2-2 Three Rivers League) of Lake Oswego played their third consecutive game decided by three or fewer points.
Zac Waible had a long fumble recovery, and the Pacers denied two two-point conversion attempts by the Tigers (3-5, 1-3).
No. 8 Westview 42, South Medford 7
Sam Leavitt passed for 408 yards and four touchdowns and Darrius Clemons and Brock Jolie combined for more than 300 yards receiving as the Wildcats of Northwest Portland defeated the Panthers (1-7).
Leavitt completed 19 of 29 pass attempts. His first scoring pass went to Drew Bennett, and the junior quarterback connected with Clemons on a 62-yard scoring play later in the first quarter.
The Panthers moved the ball in the first quarter but had two promising drives come up empty. Deacon Edgar, who missed last week’s game with a back sprain, scored South Medford’s touchdown late in the game on a four-yard run.
Clemons caught six passes for 169 yards and Jolie had five catches for 143 yards — including a 20-yard touchdown and another grab that went for 71 yards.
Jordan Fisher carried six times and picked up 29 yards with two touchdowns.
Senior linebacker Matt Lesowski and junior linebacker Jonny Collyer led the Wildcats’ defense with 11 and nine total tackles, respectively.
The Wildcats were the fifth team the Panthers played this season who are in this week’s SBLive Class 6A top 10.
No. 10 Sheldon 49, No. 9 Roseburg 47 | full story, photos
The Irish’s Brock Thomas blocked a game-winning field goal attempt on the final play to finally subdue host Roseburg in a matchup of Southwest Conference co-leaders at Finlay Field.
The Irish (7-1, 3-0 Southwest) led 49-34 midway through the final quarter. Roseburg (7-1, 3-1) pulled within 49-41 with 5:34 left on Cayden Eckel’s one-yard run on fourth down.
On the Irish’s next possession, Colton Marsters made an interception at the Roseburg 23. That led to a 35-yard touchdown pass from Marsters to Dominic Tatone. On the scoring play, Marsters rolled left and hit Tatone at about the 23. Tatone dodged one tackler along the left sideline and crashed through another defender at the goal line to make it 49-47 with 1:53 left.
Thomas intercepted Marster’s two-point conversion pass, but Roseburg recovered the onside kick — being awarded the ball only after a huddle of officials. A 17-yard pass from Marsters to Logan Klopfenstein and an 11-yard run by Marsters moved Roseburg closer on a drive that eventually reached the 8.
On the field goal try, Thomas blazed in from the left side of Roseburg’s formation and smothered the kick.
The first quarter ended with the score 7-7, and the Irish led 28-21 at halftime. Marsters had two touchdown runs — of 44 and 64 yards — in the third quarter, and Grafton Robinson’s 18-yard run gave the Irish a 42-34 lead after three quarters.
Thomas ran for one touchdown and passed for three — to Zach McEwen, Isaac Peters (an 80-yard connection one snap after Roseburg made it 14-14) and Luke Leighton. Robinson ran for two scores, and Keegan Line went seven yards on an end-around for the final touchdown for the Irish of Eugene.
Brock Thomas (Sheldon) photo by Leon Neuschwander
Sunset 41, Beaverton 22
Grady Newsom passed for four touchdowns and the Apollos totaled 451 yards of offense in defeating the visiting Beavers (3-5, 2-3 Metro League), who got two touchdown passes from Hunter Borter and one from Jay Keuter.
The Apollos’ Caleb Kim picked up 210 yards and scored a touchdown on 28 carries. Kim, Hayden Hurley, Chase Limbocker and Aiden Timbo were on the receiving end of Newsom’s touchdown passes.
Blake Hurley returned an interception 23 yards for a touchdown for the Apollos (5-3, 3-2) of Northwest Portland.
Trevon Hamilton, Cristian Gonzalez and Kyron Albright had scoring catches for the Beavers.
Southridge 21, Aloha 7
Alisjah Tucker had two touchdown catches and Cypress Albright gave Southridge a 7-0 lead in the first quarter as the Skyhawks (1-7, 1-5) of Beaverton defeated the visiting Warriors (0-8, 0-5) in a Metro League matchup.
JC Klee threw both touchdown passes — covering 50 and 30 yards — to Tucker.
The Skyhawks’ defense made five sacks and their defensive backs were effective in pass coverage.
Both teams posted season bests for points allowed — the Skyhawks by six points and Aloha by 20 points.
Newberg 36, McMinnville 22
Hudson Davis rushed for three touchdowns, and the Tigers built a 30-7 halftime lead en route to the Pacific Conference win over the host Grizzlies (3-5, 1-3), who got two touchdown passes from Ky Hoskinson.
The Tigers (2-6, 2-2) won their second in a row as Charlie Evans ran for a score and Gavin Korkeakoski passed to Sam Murphy for another touchdown.
Davis had a three-touchdown game for the second week in a row. He has run for multiple touchdowns in six of eight games this season.
Liberty 46, Century 28
Five players scored touchdowns for the Falcons, who gave up the first touchdown but then reeled off 21 consecutive points in the victory over the host Jaguars (1-7, 1-3) in a Pacific Conference game between Hillsboro schools.
Cade Hammond (85 yards receiving), Tanner Steinbach, Michael Campos and Keenan Frye caught touchdown passes for the Falcons (6-3, 4-0).
Quarterback Hiro Diamond passed for 177 yards and three touchdowns and had 24 carries for 117 yards and two scores. In addition to his touchdown catch, Steinbach carried nine times for 84 yards and a touchdown.
Mitch Mahlum had a sack and a tackle for loss, and Zain Kiser made an interception for the Falcons’ defense.
Sherwood 49, Glencoe 23
Seth Glenn ran for two touchdowns and more than 200 yards, and the Bowmen (4-4, 4-0 Pacific Conference) bounced out of a 17-13 hole to defeat the host Crimson Tide (3-5, 0-4) at Hare Field in Hillsboro.
With the Bowmen down 17-13, Bjorn Bergstrom passed to Cody Hall for one of his three touchdowns to put Sherwood on top for good, 21-17.
The Bowmen have won four in a row and will play Liberty in Hillsboro next week for the Pacific championship.
After the Bowmen took a 28-17 lead, the Crimson Tide fumbled the kickoff, leading to a short field and a quick Bowmen touchdown. The Crimson Tide’s next possession ended with an interception, which two plays later turned into another Bowmen touchdown and a 42-17 lead.
Glenn’s touchdown runs covered 80 and 82 yards.
Royce Fasel carried 26 times for 197 yards and a touchdown, and Trever O’Leary ran for two Glencoe touchdowns.
Seth Glenn (Sherwood) photo by Taylor Balkom
Reynolds 24, Centennial 18
The Raiders downed the visiting Eagles (2-6, 1-6 Mt. Hood Conference) of Gresham for their first win of the season.
First-year coach Kelly Murphy said the Raiders (1-7, 1-6) of Troutdale had a strong passing game, highlighted by quarterback Cam Raymond throwing to seniors Miles Baldwin and Shawn Taylor.
“It all starts up front with our line and they did a great job,” Murphy said in a text after the game at Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham. “Hats off to our defense for keeping us in the game.”
The Raiders nearly doubled their previous season high in points (13, last week).
“I couldn’t be more proud of our kids and coaches,” Murphy said. “This one was for our seniors, and they will never forget this one.”
West Salem 34, Bend 28
Brooks Ferguson and Hudson Giertych ran for two touchdowns apiece, and the Titans recovered an onside kick after the Lava Bears’ final touchdown to seal the Mountain Valley Conference win at Punk Hunnell Stadium in Bend.
After Seve Castillo’s third touchdown pass of the game (and his seventh in the past two games) — an eight-yard throw to Sam Armstrong — brought the Lava Bears (2-6, 0-5) within six points, the Titans collected the onside kickoff and gained a first down to ice the victory.
Johnny Withers also ran for a touchdown for the Titans (7-1, 5-0), who overcame three turnovers.
Jackson Bishop made an interception and had a touchdown catch for the Lava Bears.
North Medford 51, Grants Pass 7
Ty Pugliano racked up 180 yards and two touchdowns rushing and returned an interception for a score to lead the Black Tornado (4-3, 1-2 Southwest Conference) past the visiting Cavemen (1-7, 0-3) at Spiegelberg Stadium.
Trevor Reeves ran for a 12-yard touchdown with 2:32 left in the first half to make the score 20-7, but the Black Tornado pulled away from there.
Barlow 48, Grant 21
Jake Fay ran for four touchdowns — a season high — and 154 yards on 17 carries to lead the Bruins in the win over the host Generals of Northeast Portland in a game at the Marshall Campus in Southeast Portland.
Hunter MacDonald carried 18 times for 224 yards and two touchdowns for the Bruins (5-4) of Gresham.
Barlow registered 27 first downs — three by penalty and the rest rushing the ball.
Marshune Waters returned a kickoff 90 yards in the second quarter to draw the Generals (5-4) within 20-7. Max von Arx scored on an 80-yard pass play, and Kellen Segel had a one-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.
This marks the fourth consecutive season these nonleague opponents have met. The Generals defeated the Bruins in the spring season after Barlow won in 2018 and 2019.
Jake Fay (Barlow) photo by Taylor Balkom
Wells 22, Lincoln 6
Tom White scored touchdowns on both of his receptions and had a two-point conversion, Davis Dufort gained 129 yards and scored a touchdown on the ground, and the host Guardians (1-7, 1-5 Portland Interscholastic League) posted their first win by defeating the visiting Cardinals at Wells High School in the Hillsdale neighborhood of Southwest Portland.
The Cardinals (3-5, 2-3) of Southwest Portland got on the scoreboard with Brady Kopetz’s nine-yard run in the fourth quarter. Gus Togni was in on 21 tackles, including one tackle for loss, to lead the Cardinals’ defense.
Roosevelt 40, McDaniel 8
Elijah Ford’s blocking was instrumental to the Roughriders’ offense as Roosevelt of North Portland defeated the host Mountain Lions (2-5, 1-4 Portland Interscholastic League) in Northeast Portland.
Freshman Tau Takau led the Roughriders’ pass rush, getting two sacks — one forcing a fumble recovered by his brother, Kelekolio. J’Sean McIver returned a fumble 70 yards for a touchdown, and DJ Rosemon returned an interception 60 yards for a score for the Roughriders (6-2, 4-1).
Lindell Betts and Jackson Flatner scored on passes from Imarion Kelly. Betts exceeded 100 yards rushing.
Franklin 28, Jefferson 27 (OT)
Jemall Brumfield ran for a 25-yard touchdown on the first play of overtime, and the Lightning (2-6, 2-3 Portland Interscholastic League) of Southeast Portland defeated the host Democrats (4-4, 3-2) in North Portland.
On Jefferson’s overtime possession, a bobbled snap after the Democrats’ touchdown thwarted their chance to win. Jefferson scored with 23 seconds left in the fourth quarter, making the score 21-19, and was successful on the two-point conversion.
The Lightning’s Zander Garner passed for two touchdowns. Max Wallace, Beckett Parker-Lisk and Rye Storrs had a touchdown catch each.
Sprague 55, South Salem 7
Drew Rodriguez made two interceptions, Logan Smith passed for three touchdowns, and Riley Davis scored multiple touchdowns on the ground to power the host Olympians (6-2, 3-2 Mountain Valley Conference) of Salem to the win over the Saxons.
Daschel Smith connected with Parker Williams on an 18-yard touchdown pass for the Saxons (4-4, 2-4). Smith completed 18 of 40 passes for 135 yards before leaving the game with an injury in the second quarter.
Colton Herring caught two of Logan Smith’s touchdown passes. Rodriguez, who rushed for a touchdown, ranks among the Class 6A leaders with four interceptions.
McNary 35, Mountain View 0
Zane Aicher caught a touchdown pass on offense and made two interceptions on defense for the Celtics, who logged their second shutout in their past six games with the victory over the visiting Cougars (3-5, 1-4 Mountain Valley Conference) in Keizer.
Aicher had five tackles for the Celtics (6-2, 3-2), and Jake Paton had five tackles, two tackles for loss and three pass breakups.
The Cougars of northeast Bend were shut out for the first time in their past 74 games — since a loss (also by 35-0) at Silverton in the first round of the 2013 OSAA Class 5A playoffs.
Dakota Dunagan led the Celtics’ running game and punctuated his performance with a 10-yard touchdown. Tyler Copeland had three touchdown passes, connecting with Aicher, Logan Ready and Aaron Montoya.
David Douglas 28, Nelson 7
The Scots of Southeast Portland clinched at least a .500 record with the victory over the host Hawks in Happy Valley.
Jaden Poulshock had 19 carries for 158 yards and two touchdowns for the Scots (5-3, 5-2 Mt. Hood Conference), who totaled 413 yards on the ground. It was Poulshock’s second game with two rushing touchdowns this season.
Josiah Collins gained 131 yards on 18 carries and Mychael Winchester scored on a 47-yard run for the Scots, who, with one more win, would clinch a winning record for what would be the first time in the past 11 years, coach Cal Szueber said.
The first-year Hawks (2-6, 2-6) scored on a pass to Kyle Pahlke from Avirey Durdahl. A freshman, Durdahl has a four-game streak with at least one touchdown pass and has thrown for 10 scores in that time.
The Scots’ Isaac Cashdollar had 10 tackles and Poulshock had nine tackles and a sack.
No. 1 Thurston 44, Ashland 6
The Colts (6-0, 6-0 Midwestern League) rolled up 447 yards of offense in defeating the visiting Grizzlies (0-7, 0-6), who got a touchdown run from Ronin Kimbrough in the fourth quarter.
Colts quarterback Alex Boring was 14 of 19 for 158 yards with a touchdown to Micah McGillivray in the first quarter.
Gavin Levesque carried 10 times for 101 yards and a touchdown, Brycen Indell rushed for two touchdowns, and Darien Witham had 35 yards and a touchdown on two carries. Vaun Halstead ran for a touchdown and was in on five tackles for a Colts defense that limited the Grizzlies to 75 yards of offense.
Jacob Newell had five catches that gained 116 yards, and Grayson Starck and Luke Newell had three catches each for the Colts of Springfield.
Parker Saunders made an interception for the Colts.
No. 2 Silverton 28, No. 4 West Albany 21 | full story, photos
Alejandro Briseno rushed for two touchdowns, Vandon Fessler caught a 50-yard touchdown pass, and Keegan Walter bounced outside for a 63-yard insurance score in the fourth quarter to lead the Foxes (7-1, 6-0 Mid-Willamette Conference) over the visiting Bulldogs (7-1, 5-1).
The Foxes locked up the conference’s No. 1 seed to the OSAA Class 5A playoffs.
After Briseno’s first touchdown, the Bulldogs pulled even on quarterback Michael Cale’s one-yard run.
The Foxes pulled ahead 21-7 on Jordan McCarty’s touchdown pass to Fessler and Briseno’s one-yard scoring run 22 seconds before halftime.
After halftime, the Bulldogs got a 75-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Jack Moyes, and Cale threw a touchdown pass to Tyler Hart-McNally to make it a seven-point game with 1:12 left.
Vandon Fessler (Silverton) photo by Dan Brood
No. 3 Wilsonville 41, Hillsboro 7
The Wildcats got contributions from throughout their lineup in the Northwest Oregon Conference West win over the visiting Spartans (1-8, 1-5), who got an 18-yard touchdown pass from Ian Ingram to Preston Doran early in the fourth quarter.
The Wildcats (8-0, 6-0) led 34-0 after the first quarter. Brock Arntson ran for a score 12 seconds into the game after a fumble recovery. Chase Hix connected with Nick Crowley and Cooper Hiday on touchdown passes, and Rochne Beecham (a 67-yarder) and Jacob Ogden found the end zone on the ground.
The Wildcats’ defense forced three turnovers in the first half, highlighted by an interception by Connor Green. Judah Lesh and Crowley were in on nine tackles apiece.
Doran finished with seven catches for 92 yards, and Preston Echeverria had nine carries for 85 yards for Hillsboro.
No. 5 Canby 43, Forest Grove 14
Joe Brauckmiller made a sizable impact on defense and Tyler Konold and Bryce Oliver each ran for 100 yards and a touchdown to spring the Cougars (7-1, 6-0 Northwest Oregon Conference West) to the win over the host Vikings (3-5, 1-5).
No. 6 Pendleton 35, No. 10 Ridgeview 6
Collin Primus passed for two touchdowns, Payton Lambert ran for two, and the Buckaroos defeated the host Ravens of Redmond for their sixth consecutive on-field victory.
The Buckaroos (9-1, 7-0 Northwest Oregon Conference East) allowed their opponent six points or fewer for the fourth time this season.
Jerry Schwartz had a 70-yard touchdown catch for the Ravens (7-2, 4-2), whose only other loss this season was by one point.
No. 7 Hood River Valley 41, Putnam 0
The visiting Eagles got two touchdowns rushing and three touchdowns passing from Trenton Hughes in the victory over the Kingsmen (3-5, 2-4 Northwest Oregon Conference East) in Milwaukie.
Mason Spellecy caught two touchdown passes and made an interception for the Eagles (7-1, 5-1).
Summit 24, No. 8 Crater 3
Chip Allers ran for two touchdowns and Hogan Carmichael passed to Jack Clemans for a score as the Storm (6-2) of northwest Bend pulled away from a 3-3 halftime score to defeat the Comets (5-3) in Central Point.
The Storm have allowed 90 points this season, fifth-fewest among Class 6A teams.
North Salem 35, No. 9 Scappoose 34
Erick Gonzalez ran five yards for the go-ahead touchdown with 51 seconds left to lift the Vikings to the Northwest Oregon Conference West win in Scappoose.
After the Vikings (5-3, 4-2) went ahead, Scappoose (4-4, 3-3) was unable to get a go-ahead score of its own, as North Salem guaranteed it will finish with at least a .500 record.
The Vikings’ Josiah Davis rushed for five touchdowns and gained 330 yards — the most in a Class 5A game in the past three seasons.
Vikings quarterback TC Manumaleuna II was 7 of 9 for 120 yards. The sophomore converted a fourth-and-12 play with three minutes left to keep the Vikings’ final drive going.
Scappoose quarterback Luke McNabb rushed for a career-high four touchdowns and on defense had a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. DeAngelo Macedo-Becker returned a kickoff for a touchdown and turned in strong running behind the blocking of Elijah Ritter, Owen Bogert and David Brown.
Wyatt Anicker (forced fumble), Ashtin Kauffman (fumble recovery), Quorey Bays (two pass deflections) and Austin Verbout also stood out on Scappoose’s defense.
Jerrik Wangler had 80 yards rushing and Gonzalez had two catches for 75 yards for the Vikings.
Malcolm Harrison led Scappoose in receptions and receiving yards and got support in the passing game from Colby Campbell and Ben Rintoul.
Josiah Davis (North Salem) photo by Leon Neuschwander
Dallas 43, Corvallis 31
Ashton Foster passed for two touchdowns and Logan Person (25 carries, 169 yards) rushed for two, leading the visiting Dragons (4-4, 3-3 Mid-Willamette Conference) over the Spartans (3-5, 2-4).
The score was 21-21 at halftime, the Spartans’ touchdowns coming on passes from Carter Steeves to Carson Wright — including a 90-yard connection and another pass that Wright caught in the end zone after it was tipped by the Dragons’ defense.
Eagle Point 41, North Bend 6
Isaiah Hill carried 20 times for 155 yards and four touchdowns, Jimmie Copeland caught two scoring passes, and the host Eagles (4-4, 4-3 Midwestern League) handled the Bulldogs (2-5, 2-4).
Hill has rushed for 11 touchdowns in the past two games.
Lebanon 24, Crescent Valley 7
Lebanon rode the running of Brayden Burton to the victory over the host Spartans (1-7, 0-6 Mid-Willamette Conference) in Corvallis.
Burton carried 28 times for 190 yards and two touchdowns for Lebanon (4-4, 4-2), part of the team’s 246 yards on the ground.
Brayden Curry had a touchdown catch among his two receptions.
McKay 35, St. Helens 6
The Royals Scots’ offensive line didn’t allow a sack and helped the rushing game amass about 200 yards in the win over the host Lions (1-6, 0-6 Northwest Oregon Conference West).
Sophomore quarterback Kyrin Fuimaono passed for about 250 yards and three touchdowns, two of them to Justice Anthony. Jamahl Wilson ran for two touchdowns, and he and Anthony each were around the 100-yard mark.
Josiah Garibay and Kobe Lemus made interceptions and Isaiah Sinclair recovered a fumble as the Royal Scots (4-4, 3-3) of Salem held a second consecutive opponent to six points.
Churchill 22, Springfield 10
Braden Rohde had four sacks and recovered a fumble and Chace Pence passed for two touchdowns to highlight the Lancers’ victory over the Millers (3-6, 3-4 Midwestern League) on homecoming and senior night at Churchill High School in west Eugene.
“Springfield battled us, credit to them,” Lancers coach AJ Robinson said in an email. “We will keep getting better and have an improved performance next week. We are proud of our kids for finding a way to win.”
John Peck caught one touchdown pass and ran for another score for the Lancers (4-4, 4-2), and Henry Pence (109 yards receiving) — brother of Chace — caught the other touchdown pass.
Braden Rohde (Churchill) photo by Leon Neuschwander
Willamette 39, La Salle Prep 7
Dillon Butler and Johnson Lin returned interceptions for touchdowns to highlight the defensive showing by the Wolverines (2-6) of west Eugene in the win over the visiting Falcons (0-9)
The Falcons of Milwaukie got noteworthy performances from quarterback Nate Dominitz and freshman receiver Mason Mueller but hurt themselves with second-half turnovers.
The Wolverines’ Logan McAllister ran for 190 yards and three touchdowns. Ryan Prescott passed for 200 yards and no interceptions.
South Albany 21, Central 8
Two defensive stands at their 1-yard line helped the RedHawks (5-3, 3-3 Mid-Willamette Conference) defeat the host Panthers (2-6, 1-5) of Independence.
Myles Crandall caught a touchdown pass and Aaron Cooper blocked a punt and registered a safety for the Panthers.
The RedHawks, who were 0-6 in the spring season, clinched at least a .500 record.
The Dalles 49, Parkrose 20
Andre Niko rushed for 163 yards and three touchdowns, Riley Brock and Jaxon Pullen each threw a touchdown pass, Riley LaRoux scored on a 40-yard interception return, and Evan Baldy returned a fumble 27 yards for the final touchdown, highlighting the road win for the Riverhawks (2-5, 2-4 Northwest Oregon Conference East) against the Broncos (1-9, 1-6) of Northeast Portland.
DJ Payton had two four-yard touchdown runs for Parkrose, and Kenji Johnson threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Junior Bradford.
Connell (Wash.) 40, Redmond 12
Aiden Gebhard and Jason Sieveking scored first-half touchdowns for the visiting Panthers (4-4), but the Eagles (4-2) pulled away from an 18-12 halftime score for the win in Connell, located about 270 miles northeast of Redmond and 100 miles southwest of Spokane, Wash.
No. 1 Marshfield 57, North Eugene 15
Miguel Velazquez carried 11 times for 286 yards and seven touchdowns to highlight the offensive showing by the Pirates in their Sky-Em League win over the visiting Highlanders (3-3, 1-2) at Pete Susick Stadium in Coos Bay.
Quarterback Dom Montiel passed for 206 yards and a touchdown to DJ Daugherty (five catches, 130 yards) for the Pirates (10-0, 3-0).
Jacob Ellsworth had an interception and Mitchell George also made an impact on defense for the Pirates, who play No. 4 Marist Catholic next week for the Sky-Em League championship.
No. 2 Cascade 48, Stayton 0
Blake Lewis and Jacob Hage each rushed for more than 100 yards and scored two touchdowns, driving the Cougars to the win over the visiting Eagles (3-5, 2-1) in an Oregon West Conference game in Turner.
On defense, the Cougars (8-0, 3-0) held the Eagles to 75 yards of offense and posted their fourth shutout of the season.
No. 3 Estacada 50, North Marion 6
Cory James ran for three touchdowns, passed for two and returned a punt for another as the Rangers (8-0, 4-0 Tri-Valley Conference) collected the home-field win over the Huskies (0-7, 0-4) of Aurora.
Marcus Ledesma scored the Huskies’ touchdown on a four-yard run. The play was set up by a pass play of more than 40 yards from Landon Fowler to Gabe Mata.
Cory James (Estacada) photo by Noah Peterson
No. 4 Marist Catholic 42, Elmira 6
Cole Tyner had an interception in the first half, and the Spartans of Eugene held the visiting Falcons (2-7, 1-3) scoreless until the final two minutes in their Sky-Em League victory.
Colton Leturno scored on a one-yard keeper for the Falcons.
Carter Greene passed for touchdowns of 24 and 50 yards, Lucas Tuski had scoring runs of 21 and 64 yards, and AJ Sargent returned a punt 55 yards for another touchdown for the Spartans (7-1, 3-0).
The Spartans exceeded 40 points for the seventh time in eight games, the exception coming in their 38-33 loss to Cascade in Week 6. They close the regular season next week with a game at No. 1 Marshfield of Coos Bay.
No. 5 Mazama 68, Phoenix 6
Trevor Anderson scored touchdowns on four of his six carries, and the host Vikings cruised past the Pirates (0-7, 0-4 Skyline Conference) in Klamath Falls.
On senior night, the Vikings (6-2, 4-0) got important contributions from several seniors.
Isaac Peña had three sacks, two assisted tackles and a safety. Daniel Yancey had two solo tackles and four assisted tackles, and Tanner Wood, Tyler Aguiar (sack) and Nate Tramp (interception) also stood out.
Mazama’s Brandon Gailey returned the opening kickoff 82 yards for a touchdown, and Aidan Kindt returned a punt 33 yards for a score. Brody Hubble caught a touchdown pass from Tyson Van Gastel, Treyce Horton made six point-after kicks and ran for a score, and Andrew Wynne and Brendon Monteith rushed for touchdowns.
No. 6 Banks 27, Milwaukie 0
Jamar Flippen ran for touchdowns of one and 57 yards and returned a punt 52 yards for Banks’ final score in the victory over the visiting Mustangs (3-5, 1-3 Cowapa League).
Flippen finished with 133 yards rushing for Banks (7-1, 4-0).
Daevon Vereen had 3½ sacks and forced a fumble as Banks held the Mustangs to minus-6 yards rushing. Banks posted its second shutout in succession and its fourth of the season.
After Flippen’s two rushing touchdowns, Banks took a 20-0 lead on Cooper Gobel’s short touchdown pass to Charlie White with about four minutes left in the third quarter.
The Mustangs threatened to score with a drive that reached the Banks 3-yard line two minutes before halftime. A penalty and two sacks pushed them back to the 35-yard line, and the drive ended with a turnover on downs.
Jamar Flippen (Banks) photo by Leon Neuschwander
No. 7 Henley 41, Klamath Union 12
Shaw Stork ran for 194 yards and four touchdowns and Tulson Higgins ran for two scores to power the Hornets (7-1, 3-1 Skyline Conference) past the visiting Pelicans (1-6, 1-3) in a matchup of Klamath Falls schools.
Higgins had two tackles for loss and was in on six stops for the Hornets’ defense.
Tillamook 28, No. 8 Seaside 3
Gilbert Whitlatch rushed for two touchdowns and Trent Buchler passed for a score and ran for another, pacing the visiting Cheesemakers (6-3, 4-0 Cowapa League) to the win over the Seagulls (4-3, 2-2).
No. 9 La Grande 34, Ontario 24
Brody MacMillan ran for four touchdowns, and La Grande built a big lead and held off visiting Ontario (1-6, 0-2) in a Greater Oregon League matchup.
La Grande (5-1, 1-0) led 28-0, thanks in large part to MacMillan’s first three scoring runs, before Ontario closed to 28-12 before halftime and then 28-18 after intermission.
“Our boys battled as hard as they have all season … just came up a little short,” Ontario coach Greg Simmons said in a text.
No. 10 Hidden Valley 40, North Valley 6
Daniel Iwamizu carried 21 times for 172 yards, and the Mustangs got strong play on both front lines in the win over the host Knights (5-4, 1-3 Skyline Conference) in a game between Grants Pass schools.
Coach Mike Fanger said Chris Woods, Aiden Moon-Reid and Aiden Kanott played extremely well on both sides of the ball for the Mustangs (5-2, 3-1). Spencer Fiske had two field goals and made every extra point he attempted, and James Elmore stood out at running back and middle linebacker.
Astoria 48, Valley Catholic 14
Helped by strong offensive line play, Luke Cummings ran for the first two touchdowns the Fishermen (4-4, 1-3 Cowapa League) scored in the win over the host Valiants (0-8, 0-4) of Beaverton.
Quarterback Ryoma Lane rushed for two touchdowns and amassed 150 yards of total offense for the Valiants, who got a forced fumble and three tackles for loss from Zach Wesselman.
Valiants freshman Jackson Farris, in his first game action at running back, had eight carries for 55 yards.
Woodburn 27, Sweet Home 22
Tomás Veliz ran for two touchdowns and Carter Pickett ran for one, helping the Bulldogs (5-3, 2-2 Oregon West Conference) defeat the visiting Huskies.
Heath Nichol ran for a touchdown and passed for another for the Huskies (3-5, 1-2). Brady Nichols ran for a score and had more than 150 yards from scrimmage, and Kaden Zajic caught a touchdown pass from Russ Holly.
Veliz made an interception as part of a defense whose pressure on the Huskies’ pocket was led by Santi Roque and Austin Ramirez.
In addition to Veliz and Pickett, Ty Beyer had a strong game running the ball behind an offensive line led by Roque and Eric Torralba Contreras.
Roque was 2 of 3 on field goal tries.
Gladstone 14, Molalla 0
Quarterback Garret Finch ran for a touchdown in the second quarter, Tate Brechbiel scored on the ground in the second half, and the Gladiators (4-4, 3-1 Tri-Valley Conference) won at Molalla (1-6, 1-3).
Madras 21, Crook County 12
The Cowboys (2-6, 1-3 Tri-Valley Conference) of Prineville got strong performances in the receiving game from Eddie Freauff and Josh Knight, but the White Buffaloes (4-3, 3-1) got the home-field win.
Baker 27, Burns 6
Quarterback Paul Hobson broke a scoreless tie with a third-quarter touchdown run and launched the Bulldogs (4-4) to the win over the host Hilanders (3-4).
Hobson passed to Hudson Spike for a touchdown and a 13-0 lead after three quarters. A touchdown run by Gauge Bloomer and a fumble return for a score by Dylon Freeman were sandwiched around the Hilanders’ only touchdown.
Weston-McEwen 31, McLoughlin 0
Missing several key players on the front line, the Pioneers (0-6) lost to the host TigerScots of Athena (6-1).
Tregyn Quigg had 27 carries for 95 yards and two catches for 21 yards, and Nathan Estrada passed for 47 yards for the Pioneers of Milton-Freewater.
Quigg made seven tackles for the Pioneers’ defense and Mikey Doherty made six.
Vale 20, Nyssa 14
The Vikings (7-1, 2-0 Greater Oregon League) ran their win streak to five with the victory over the host Bulldogs (2-5, 1-1) in the Black and Blue Bowl, keeping the Wagon Wheel Trophy in Vale for the fourth year in a row.
The game was dubbed the Black and Blue Bowl four years ago by a local merchant (Munk Dental) who sells shirts and gives the money to each school to support their athletic programs.
The Vikings have allowed 14 points or fewer in all seven of their wins. Their points-against average in those games is 8.7 points.
Newport 55, Cottage Grove 34
The Cubs (2-6) more than doubled their previous season high in points (27) in defeating the visiting Lions (1-7).