Best Friends Bowl: Longtime pals Gavin Jackson of Central Catholic and Malik Ross of Tualatin end their prep careers by going head-to-head for ultimate bragging rights

Jackson is a linebacker. Ross is a running back. “We’re still going to be friends on Saturday” but “I’m positive there will be trash talk throughout the game!”

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From a 5-foot-2, 100-pound JV2 soccer player to the 6A football final — it’s been quite a journey for Central Catholic’s Asher Wajskol

A chance encounter with a former Green Bay Packer and — of all things — COVID-19 quarantine helped turn Wajskol into a varsity football standout for the unbeaten Rams.

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Impending Oregon Ducks career far from Emar’rion Winston’s mind as he prepares to lead Central Catholic defense in Holy War 6A semifinal

“I won’t take any of this for granted because I’m never going to play with these guys again in my life,” said Winston, the younger brother of former Central Catholic and college standouts La’Mar (Oregon, 2016-19) and Eli’jah (USC, 2018-current) Winston.

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