Play of the Day: The best from Week 10 in high school football
There's a moment in every high school football game, an instant that makes the difference, a play that lifts one team to victory and sends the other to defeat.
For Week 10 of the 2017 Oregon high school football season, here's a look back at the Plays of the Day. To see complete game stories from all these contests, go to the Prep Football tab.
TIGARD 42, BARLOW 35: After the Tigers tied Barlow at 35-35 on Drew Carter-to-Jake Leavitt touchdown pass with 4:58 to play, the Tigers defense came up with a three-and-out and set the table for the Play of the Day. Two plays after forcing Barlow to punt out of its own end zone, Tigard running back Spencer Smith moved around the left side 27 yards for the winning touchdown.
OREGON CITY 75, SUNSET 72: Trailing 38-36 with 12 seconds left in the first half, Oregon City quarterback Austin Bonner threw a short pass to wide receiver Teron Bradford, who then pitched the ball to tailback Zakayas Dennis-Lee who ran wide left for a 68-yard touchdown that gave the Pioneers the lead at halftime. "With 12 seconds left, there are only so many calls that you have in your playbook that can go the distance, and that's one that I'm sure Sunset hadn't seen on film," Oregon City coach Dustin Janz said.
SCAPPOOSE 33, CASCADE 10: Leading just 7-3 after one quarter, Indians senior quarterback Jerad Toman found senior Tevin Jeannis for an 11-yard touchdown that helped bury the Cougars at Doc Ackerson Stadium in St. Helens.
TUALATIN 36, MADISON 8: Leading just 14-0 at halftime, the Timberwolves were looking for a spark to start the second half and they got one, thanks to their special teams. The Tualatin defense got a stop on the first possession of the third quarter, and Tualatin senior Nathan Marx blocked Mujeeb Rufai's ensuing punt. Timberwolf senior Ivan Garibay scooped up the loose ball and ran 27 yards for a touchdown, pushing the Tualatin lead to 21-0 with 8:48 left to play in the third quarter.
WEST LINN 63, WEST ALBANY 13: West Linn was already up by three scores early in the second quarter of its Friday home playoff game against West Albany, but the Lions were still looking for the knockout punch. West Linn got it when junior quarterback Ethan Long threw down the middle of the field to senior wide receiver Qawi Ntsasa who outjumped two Bulldog defenders to catch the ball for a 45-yard score that extended their team's lead to a commanding 35-7 margin.
SHERWOOD 49, LIBERTY 28: Trailing by two scores, Liberty drove into Sherwood territory, but there, facing a second-and-10 from the Bowmen 45-yardline, Falcons quarterback Brad Norman dropped to pass and threw a quick slant. His pass was tipped at the line, fluttered into the defensive backfield and was intercepted by Sherwood senior linebacker Rustin Williams. Sherwood capitalized quickly on the turnover, scoring on a three-yard Ben Baxter run to make it 49-28 and essentially end the contest.
JESUIT 65, NORTH MEDFORD 7: Trey Lowe, the newly minted Metro League Offensive Player of the Year, missed the last two games of the regular season this year for health reasons. But Lowe certainly made up for lost time on Friday, scoring four touchdowns on the ground and one on a 64-yard TD pass from Will Spitznagel, showing off the same explosiveness and breakaway ability that make him arguably the state's biggest home run threat.
WILSONVILLE 41, BEND 21: With the game still scoreless and his team back in possession after blocking a Bend field goal attempt, Wilsonville junior Cooper Mootz went to work on the ensuing drive. Of the next six plays, Mootz ran the ball four times, most notably on a 53-yard run that brought the Wilsonville offense to the Bend 15-yard line. Three plays later, Mootz punched the ball into the end zone on a one-yard touchdown run at 9:51 of the second quarter.
LEBANON 22 SANDY 6: Even though they sputtered for much of the night, the Sandy offense sprung for a huge play midway through the third quarter against Lebanon on Friday night. Sandy quarterback Tyler King found Colton Gorski on a fade up the sideline for a 75-yard touchdown to make it a one-score game at that moment.