Football round-up: Clackamas, Oregon City open with road wins
Clackamas cornerback JeanElie Fleck etched his place on the defensive highlight reel with a second-quarter interception that set up the game's lone touchdown as the Cavaliers scratched out a 7-0 season-opening road win over the 'Iolani Raiders in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Fleck stepped in front of a pass intended for 'Iolani's Rayden Kaneshiro near the Raiders' 40-yard line and returned it 39 yards before a penalty on Clackamas for an illegal block in the back moved the ball back to the 30.
Clackamas quarterback Austin Atkeson then led the Cavaliers on an eight-play scoring drive, getting the final yard a quarterback plunge with 1:12 remaining in the first half.
Ahmir Calhoun and Grant Schoen also had interceptions as the defending 6A state championships carried the one-touchdown lead into halftime.
Richard Kennewell added a key tackle for loss that helped turn back 'Iolani's most serious scoring threat in the third quarter, sacking Raiders' quarterback Jonah Chong for a 15-yard loss to set up a fourth-and-long from the 30.
On fourth down, Chong again threw to Kaneshiro, who made a catch but was ruled out of the back of the end zone.
The previously undefeated Raiders (3-1) failed to cross midfield the remainder of the second half and were limited to 173 yards total offense for the game.
Clackamas ran 78 plays and finished with 338 yards offense -- 205 passing and 133 rushing. Atkeson and Caleb Jordan rotated at quarterback for the Cavaliers and were a combined 22 of 31 with one interception.
Noah Hobbs was Clackamas' leading rusher with 16 carries for 51 yards -- a 3.2-yard average -- while Atkeson added 45 yards on 11 carries, and Jordan had 23 yards on five carries.
Linebacker Jake Bushman led the Clackamas defense with nine tackles, including one tackle for loss, and defensive end Justice Pagan had five tackles with two tackles for loss.
Clackamas plays host to Sherwood (0-1) in a 7 p.m. game Friday.
OREGON CITY 64, GRANTS PASS 41: Zakayas Dennis-Lee had 18 carries for 340 yards and four touchdowns, and added another touchdown on an 88-yard kickoff return to pace the Pioneers to a road win Friday over the Cavemen.
Hunter Manassero added 15 carries for 108 yards and a touchdown for the Pioneers, who racked up 576 yards total offense to Grants Pass' 616 yards.
Oregon City quarterback Colby Iverson completed 7 of 11 passes for 75 yards and one touchdown, while Grants Pass quarterback Chase Coyle completed 28 of 38 passes for 474 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions.
The Pioneers return home Friday to face Tualatin ( 1-0) in a 7 p.m. game at Pioneer Memorial Stadium.
McMINNVILLE 41, MILWAUKIE 7: The Mustangs avoided the shutout in Colin Schaeffer's debut as head coach when Juan Hernandez scored on a 3-yard run in the fourth quarter of Friday's road game against the Grizzlies.
Milwaukie quarterback Nick Cooper completed 8 fo r14 passes for 62 yards with two interceptions, while Hernandez rushed for a team-high 70 yards on 21 carries.
The Mustangs face crosstown rival Putnam (0-1) at 7 p.m. Friday at Putnam.
GARFIELD 51, LA SALLE PREP 28: The Bulldogs of Seattle used three consecutive touchdowns to erase an early 7-0 deficit and take a 22-14 halftime lead and then broke the game open with four touchdowns in the third quarter.
La Salle Prep quarterback Ethan Edgerly completed 8 for 14 passes for 88 yards with one touchdown to Griffin Cardwell and one interception, and also had 18 carries for 15 yards and another score.
Brody Crowley had five carries for a team-high 57 yards rushing and one touchdown, JaJuan Lane added 15 carries for 56 yards, and Sean MacNeela threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Jacob Waterman.
The Falcons finished with 294-yards total offense -- 182 yards rushing, and 113 yards passing.
FOREST GROVE 33, PUTNAM 13: Junior quarterback Jarod Miller completed 11 of 19 passes for 151 yards with touchdown passes of 27 yards to tight end Dominic Funk and 29 yards to Cole Hammond, pacing the Vikings to a home win Friday over the Kingsmen.
Putnam finished with 371 yards total offense to Forest Grove's 334, but the Kingsmen also had five turnovers -- four fumbles and one interception -- to the Vikings' one.
Forest Grove jumped out to a 20-0 lead before Putnam's Caleb Tovey scored on a 5-yard and Brock Paldi kicked the extra point to put the Kingsmen on the scoreboard with 2:09 remaining in the first half.
Tovey, who added a 4-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter, finished with 12 carries for a game-high 75 yards rushing. Jadden Hall added eight carries for 53 yards, and Ozzy MacKenzie had six carries for 53 yards.
Putnam quarterback Marcellas Kenion completed 10 of 20 passes for 162 yards with one interception and got sacked once for a 7-yard loss. Sam Sholty was the Kingsmen's top receiver with four catches for 90 yards.
The Kingsmen are home on Friday to face Milwaukie (0-1) in the league opener for both teams at 7 p.m.