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Bowmen rush for 531 yards in their 40-21 league victory, will play at Liberty Friday

NEWBERG — The Sherwood High School football team ran wild in its regular-season finale.

The Bowmen, as a team, rushed for 531 yards on 47 carries, as they ran to a 40-21 win over Newberg in a Three Rivers League finale played Friday at Newberg High School.

With the win, Sherwood finished the regular season with a 3-4 record in TRL play (4-5 overall), putting the Bowmen in a tie with Lakeridge for fifth place in the league standings. Sherwood also moves on to face Liberty on Friday in a Class 6A first-round state playoff game.

Newberg ended its season with a 0-7 mark in TRL games (2-7 overall), putting the Tigers in eighth place in the final league standings.

Sherwood, in Friday's game, took a 6-0 lead when senior running back Zach Jenkins scored on a three-yard pass from senior quarterback Wyatt Zettlemoyer. But, later in the first quarter, Newberg would take a 7-6 lead on a 19-yard TD pass from senior quarterback Garrett Myers to senior receiver Davis Smith.

Sherwood would regain the lead later in the opening period, at 13-7, on a 12-yard touchdown run by junior Ben Baxter.

From there, the Bowmen added on a 75-yard touchdown run by Jenkins, a 15-yard TD run by Rustin Williams, a four-yard scoring pass from Zettlemoyer to Jenkins and a four-yard touchdown run by junior Jacob Reuter.

Sherwood had three players going over 100 rushing yards in the contest. Jenkins led the way, rushing for 162 yards and a score on 11 carries. He also had two receptions for seven yards and two scores.

Baxter ran for 112 yards and a TD on 11 carries. Williams had 100 yards and a touchdown on six carries. Reuter also nearly ran for 100 yards, finishing with 99 yards and a TD on nine carries.

Zettlemoyer completed four of eight pass attempts for 30 yards and two touchdowns.

For the Sherwood defense, Jenkins had an interception and senior Carsen Christensen and Nic Garrison each had a tackle for a loss.

For Newberg, Myers passed for 161 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 139 yards and another score.

Friday's state playoff game is set to start at 7 p.m. at Liberty High School. Liberty, the No. 3 team out of the Metro League, brings a 7-2 overall record into the contest. The Falcons, and Sherwood, will both be members of the Pacific Conference starting in the 2018-2019 school year.

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