Westside football wrap: Upsets reign supreme
Upsets were abound on the Westside this past week, as favorites Sunset, Tualatin, and Glencoe all suffered defeats — and all did so at home. But in addition to the "mighty" who fell, there were quality team and player performances on the gridiron across Washington County both last Thursday and Friday nights.
Hiro Diamond completed 15 of 26 pass attempts for 242 yards and four touchdowns in Liberty's 50-49 win over winless Newberg, none bigger than the 10-yarder he threw to Mike Campos on the game's final play of regulation. Diamond followed the score with a successful 2-point conversion run to secure victory for the Falcons (4-2, 2-0). The Liberty quarterback had 469 yards of total offense in the game and accounted for seven touchdowns (four passing, three rushing).
Jesuit had little trouble with crosstown rival Beaverton (2-4, 2-2), defeating the Beavers 49-13. The Crusaders (5-1, 3-0) were led by seldom-used running back Lonnie Burt, who rushed for 90 yards and three touchdowns, while his backfield mate Michael Rincon carried 18 times for 192 yards. Jesuit's Tyree Blake also scored twice, one on a pass from quarterback Jacob Hutchinson and another on a 20-yard interception return. Beaverton quarterback Hunter Borter connected with Cristian Gonzalez and Trevon Hamilton for scores in defeat.
Scappoose quarterback Luke McNabb threw three touchdown passes and ran for three more to lead the Indians to a 47-13 win over McKay. Johnny Clothier was on the other end of two of McNabb's scoring throws, while junior Ben Rintoul caught six balls for 132 yards and a touchdown. The Indians (4-2, 3-1) led 28-7 at the half and 42-7 after three quarters. McNabb finished 18-for-25 for 314 yards passing, while rushing for 111 yards on nine carries.
Aloha's struggles continued in a 63-0 loss to Mountain View of Bend. Sayre Williamson rushed for 222 yards and four touchdowns on just 11 carries, while Cougars quarterback Jakoby Moss was 7-for-13 for 110 yards and two touchdowns threw the air against the Warriors (0-6).
Century (1-5, 1-1) quarterback Tyler Mahlman completed 19-of-27 pass attempts for 378 yards and five touchdown passes, while scoring once with his feet in a 43-24 win over Glencoe (3-3, 0-2). Jaguars receiver Kyle Hamnes caught four balls for 212 yards and two touchdowns in the win, which was Century's first on the season, while Glencoe quarterback Royce Fasel ran 36 times for 302 yards. The Crimson Tide did themselves in with six turnovers on the night.
Seven Wilsonville players scored touchdowns in a 54-0 Wildcats win over host Forest Grove (3-3, 1-3). The 5A top-ranked Wildcats (6-0, 4-0) were led by a strong defense that posted its first shutout since 2019, and an offense that scored 50-plus points for the third consecutive week. Wilsonville quarterback Chase Hix completed all but two of his pass attempts while throwing two touchdown passes and running for one.
Tigard (3-3, 1-1) defeated Oregon City 45-36 thanks in part to Konner Grant and Luke Davis' 231 combined rushing yards and five touchdowns. The Tigers led by 17 at the half and 24 in the third quarter before the Pioneers made it respectable with fourth-quarter scores by Camdyn Stiegeler and James Carter.
Darrius Clemons showed why he's likely the top football talent in the state and one of the top prep wideouts in the country, returning both a kickoff and punt return for a score, while adding a touchdown reception in Westview's 35-0 win over Southridge (0-6, 0-2). For the Wildcats (5-1, 3-1), Jordan Fisher carried 17 times for 150 yards in the victory over the Skyhawks.
Sherwood (2-4, 2-0) took an early 27-0 lead and cruised to their second consecutive victory, defeating McMinnville 48-14 thanks in part to quarterback Bjorn Bergstrom and receiver Cody Hall, who connected on four touchdown passes in the win. Hall scored on throws from 23, 32, 30 and 34 yards — all in the first half. McMinnville was led by Austin Rapp, who carried 25 times for 136 yards, while scoring both of the Grizzlies' touchdowns.
Gaston (4-1, 1-0) defeated Umatilla 20-12 Friday, Oct. 8, for their fourth consecutive victory since an opening-week loss to Kennedy. The Greyhounds are No. 5-ranked in the OSAA's 2A state rankings and will travel to Nestucca for a league game this Friday.
Running backs Tyler Konold and Bryce Oliver combined for 239 yards rushing as Canby defeated Hillsboro (1-6, 1-3) 42-6 Thursday night, Oct. 7. The Cougars are led by a strong defense anchored by Jacob Strand and Braden Snoderly, and they have allowed fewer than 14 points in each of their last four games.
OSAA Football Rankings (Oct. 11)
1. Lake Oswego (W 35-26)
2. West Linn (W 28-27)
3. Tualatin (L 35-26)
4. Central Catholic (W 49-21)
5. Roseburg (W 38-20)
6. Summit (L 28-15)
7. Lakeridge (L 28-27)
8. West Salem (W 28-15)
9. Jesuit (W 49-13)
10. Clackamas (W 48-14)
1. Wilsonville (W 54-0)
2. West Albany (W 21-7)
3. Hood River Valley (W 54-6)
4. Silverton (W 47-7)
5. Thurston (W 42-32)
6. Canby (W 42-6)
7. Pendleton/Gris/Nix (W 48-0)
8. Scappoose (W 48-13)
9. Dallas (W 27-10)
10. North Salem (off)
1. Cascade (W 38-33)
2. Estacada (W 42-14)
3. Marshfield (W 43-16)
4. Mazama (W 49-0)
5. Marist Catholic (L 38-33)
6. Banks (W 56-22)
7. La Grande (W 55-16)
8. North Valley (L 49-0)
9. Tillamook (W 41-6)
10. North Eugene (off)
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