Clackamas rolls Centennial, 70-13, caps undefeated regular season
Clackamas quarterback Mitchell Modjeski threw for 304 yards and four touchdowns -- two to Chad Bletko and two to Cole Turner -- as the undefeated and No. 2-ranked Cavaliers clinched the Mt. Hood Conference championship outright with a 70-13 blowout road win Friday over the Centennial Eagles.
Backup quarterback Austin Atkeson tossed two touchdown passes to Richard Kennewell, and James Millspaugh rushed for two scores to help the Cavaliers (9-0, 7-0 Mt. Hood) claim their second consecutive league title and first outright title since 2004 when they won the Three Rivers League.
Clackamas will open the playoffs at home Friday against the Willamette Wolverines (2-7), the sixth-place team out of the Southwest Conference.
The Cavaliers took all the suspense out of their game with Centennial (2-7, 1-6) in the first quarter when they turned two touchdowns runs by Millspaugh, a scoring run by Nick Vaughn, and touchdowns passes to Bletko and Turner into a 35-0 lead.
Clackamas finished with 480 yards total offense to Centennial's 210, and the Cavaliers' 70 points were a season high for a team that closed out the regular season averaging a Class 6A-best 53.7 points a game.
On defense, Clackamas has surrendered an average of 11.0 points per
game to rank second among 6A teams in fewest points allowed behind defending state champion West Linn (9.8 ppg).
OREGON CITY 68, REYNOLDS 35: Teron Bradford scored on touchdown passes of 16, 13 and 39 yards from Austin Bonner, and also scored on a 73-yard punt return to help lead the Pioneers to a Mt. Hood Conference home win Friday in first-year coach Dustin Janz's first game against his former team.
Ethan Kassebaum added three touchdowns – one on offense, one on defense, and one of special teams – as the Pioneers (6-3, 5-2 Mt. Hood) racked 427 yards total offense while snapping a two-game losing streak.
Oregon City reached the Class 6A playoffs for the 11th season in a row and will open the post-season at home against Sunset (5-4) in a 7 p.m. game at Pioneer Memorial Stadium.
Reynolds (2-7, 2-5) led 14-11 in the second quarter when Bradford scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 16-yard pass from Bonner, and then Hunter Manassero ran in the two-point conversion to give the Pioneers a 19-14 lead with 11:46 to play in the half.
The Pioneers took a 27-21 lead into halftime and then broke the game open in the first nine minutes of the third quarter when Bradford scored on a 13-yard pass from Bonner, Kassebaum scored on an 18-yard interception return, and Bradord struck again on a 39-yard pass from Bonner that made it 47-21.
In the fourth quarter, Jayden Shaffer scored on an 80-yard interception return – his third "pick six" of the season – to help put the game out of reach with 5:45 to play.
Bonner completed 8 of 11 passes for 155 yards and three touchdowns to Bradford, who finished with five catches for 83 yards.
Zakayas Dennis-Lee led Oregon City's ground game with six carries for 142 yards, including a 61-yard touchdwon run in the to close out the third quarter. Kassebaum added 11 carries for 91 yards, and Bonner had 13 carries for 39 yards.
WILSONVILLE 44, LA SALLE PREP 20: Cooper Mootz finished with 36 carries for 243 yards and five touchdowns as the No. 2-ranked Wildcats capped an undefeated Northwest Oregon Conference season and clinched their first outright league title since joining the NWOC in 2006.
Wilsonville's Nathan Overholt completed 16 of 22 passes for 191 yards, including a 22-yard touchdown strike to Jacob Herr that helped the Wildcats (8-1, 7-0 NWOC) to a 23-0 halftime lead.
JaJaun Lane, J.J. Menor and Tae Brooks scored second-half touchdowns for the Falcons (5-4, 4-3), who earned the league's No. 3 seed and advanced to the OSAA 5A playoffs for the first time since making the jump to the NWOC in 2014.
The Falcons will open the playoffs on the road Friday against No. 3 Hermiston (7-2), while Wilsonville will plays host to Bend (5-4).
-- From staff reports