Football: La Salle Prep opens league play, picks apart Putnam, 42-21
La Salle Prep quarterback Ryan Rosumny passed for 206 yards and four touchdowns, leading the Falcons to a 42-21 victory over the Putnam Kingsmen in 5A Special District 1-East football action Friday at La Salle Prep in Milwaukie.
La Salle's James Menor returned the game's opening kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown, and later broke a 14-14 tie when he scored on a 77-yard punt return for the Falcons (1-2, 1-0 SD 1-East).
The Kingsmen (1-3, 1-2) lost their second in a row.
Putnam's Chase Coopersmith scored on a 1-yard run that help tie the score at 7-7 with 10:35 to play in the second quarter, and then Jadden Hall added a 4-yard touchdown run that gave the Kingsmen a 14-7 lead with 6:24 remaining in the first half.
La Salle prep drew even when Rosumny connected with Jacob Waterman on a 28-yard touchdown pass with 2:38 left in the second quarter, and the Falcons' defense stopped Putnam's offense cold, setting the stage for Menor's 77-yard punt return that made it 21-14 with 1:46 to play in the half.
Rosumny then touchdown passes of 57 and 15 yards to Ryan Bjorvik in the third quarter, and added a 25-yard scoring strike to Riley Peterson with 8:33 to play in the fourth quarter that extended the Falcons' lead to 42-14.
Putnam's Sebastian Callaway closed out the scoring with a 45-yard touchdown run with 3:27 remaining.
La Salle Prep finished with 351 yards total offense, with Rosumny completing 10 of 17 passes for 206 yards to five different receivers. Bjorvik finished with two catches for 72 yards, Waterman had three catches for 58 yards, and JaJuan Lane was the Falcons' rushing leader with 14 carries for 96 yards.
Putnam had 265 yards total offense, led by Callaway with 15 carries for 100 yards, and Hall with 58 yards rushing on 14 carries. Kingsmen quarterback Marcellas Kenion completed 7 of 21 passes for 77 yards with one interception.
TUMWATER 35, CLACKAMAS 19: Junior quarterback Cody Whalen threw touchdown passes of 74 yards to Turner Allen and 22 yards to Austin Terry, and also had one of Tumwater's three rushing touchdowns, leading the Thunderbirds to a non-conference road win Friday over the Cavaliers.
Clackamas quarterback Austin Atkeson completed 15 of 31 passes for 260 yards with three touchdown passes for the Cavaliers (1-2).
Atkeson put Clackmas on the scoreboard first when he connected with Daniel Mahler on a 37-yard touchdown pass that gave the Cavaliers a 6-0 lead early in the first quarter.
Tumwater then scored the next three touchdowns to take a 21-6 lead midway through the second quarter and the Thunderbirds (4-0) maintained at least an eight-point cushion the rest of the way.
Atkeson's other touchdown passes covered 28 yards to Miles Williams late in the second quarter and 29 yards to Richard Kennewell in the third quarter.
Clackamas racked up 341 yards total offense to Tumwater's 316. Kennewell had a team-high six receptions for 142 yards, Williams added four catches for 77 yards, and Mahler also had four catches for 69 yards. Blaine Cyphers led the ground game with nine carries for 30 yards.
LIBERTY 42, OREGON CITY 33: Junior quarterback Xanden Unciano passed for 117 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed for 78 yards and another score, leading the Falcons to a home win Friday and sending the Pioneers to a third straight loss.
Oregon City (1-3) trailed 7-0 when Austin Canchola scored on a 53-yard run and then caught a pass from Morpheus "Momo" Nithikhun for a two-point conversion that gave the Pioneers an 8-7 lead with 4:45 to play in the first quarter.
Liberty answered in the second quarter with a 3-yard touchdown run by Anthony Giannetti, a 1-yard TD run by Jaison Ochoa, and 4-yard scoring run by Giannetti that gave the Falcons a 27-8 lead.
Christian Ferreyra's 24-yard field goal for Oregon City with 19 seconds left in the second quarter cut the deficit to 27-11 at halftime.
The teams traded scores in the second half with Unciano throwing touchdown passes of 50 and 6 yards to Marquis Brown, and Oregon City's Trey Martin tossing scoring strikes of 39 and 16 yards to Jahleel Heath.
Canchola scored the game's final touchdown on a 60-yard run with 2:22 to play in the fourth quarter.
Martin completed 16 of 26 passes for 226 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions, and Canchola had 16 carries for a team-high 161 yards rushing.
PARKROSE 50, MILWAUKIE 0: The Broncos won at home in a 5A Special District 1-East blowout over the winless Mustangs, who were shutout of the first time in four games.
Parkrose, coming off consecutive losses to Prairie, Wash., and Hood River Valley, improved to 1-2 overall and 1-1 in league play. Milwaukie dropped to 4-0 overall and 0-2 in league.
— From staff reports
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