La Salle Prep's goal-line stand seals 54-46 win at Hood River Valley
La Salle Prep's Will Griffiths and Zach Quinones stopped Hood River Valley quarterback Ryan Gray a yard short of the end zone as time expired, lifting the Falcons to a 54-46 victory Friday in a 5A Special District 1-East slugfest in Hood River.
La Salle quarterback Ryan Rosumny passed for 348 yards and five touchdowns, including an 86-yard scoring strike to Riley Peterson with 1:44 remaining to help seal the win for the Falcons (2-2, 2-0 SD 1-East).
Hood River Valle needed a touchdown and a two-point conversion to tie, was out of timeouts when Gray drove the Eagles to the La Salle 1-yard line with enough time for one final play.
Gray tried to sneak the ball up the middle, but Griffith and Quinones were there with support from linebackers Colton Bottoms and Brody Crowley, dropping the senior quarterback before he reached the goal line.
"The game was so exciting and all I can remember is the last play," Falcons coach Aaron Hazel said. "Hood River is a physical team and for us to get a couple of key defensive stops and a couple of key turnovers when we needed them the most was huge for us."
Hood River Valley (2-2, 1-2) jumped out to a 16-0 lead in the first quarter, but La Salle answered with a Rosumny-to-Peterson touchdown pass, a Rosumny-to-Carson Redmond TD pass, a James Menor TD run, and a Nolan Ahman 38-yard field goal on the final play of the first half to forge a 24-24 tie.
Trailing 46-39, Menor scored on a 16-yard screen pass from Rosumny, and then Crowley threw a halfback pass to Peterson for the two-point conversion that put the Falcons in front 47-46 midway through the fourth quarter.
Hood River then faced second-and-7 at the La Salle 11-yard line when Menor stripped the ball from Eagles' running back Tanner Fletcher and picked it up for the Falcons with 2:14 remaining.
Three plays later, Rosumny hit Peterson on a quick slant pass over the middle that went for 86 yards and the touchdown that put the Falcons up by eight points with 1:44 to play.
Of Rosumny's five touchdown passes, two went to Peterson, one to Ryan Bjorvik, one to Menor, and one to Redmond. La Salle's other two touchdowns came on runs by Crowley and Menor. Ahman added a field goal and went 5 for 5 on extra points, and the Falcons converted a pair of two-point conversions.
PARKROSE 56, PUTNAM 35: Parkrose quarterback Tre Singleton rushed for a game-high 142 yards and three touchdowns, and passed for 120 yards with scoring strikes to Lebron Roebeck and Dale Scott, leading the Broncos to a 5A Special District 1-East road win Friday over the Kingsmen in Milwaukie.
Polo Moeaki added 90 yards rushing and scored on touchdown runs of 40 and 20 yards in the first quarter for the Broncos (2-2, 2-1 SD 1-East), who racked up 514 yards total offense as they scored 50 points for the second week in a row.
Tied at 14-14, Singleton connected with Scott on a 37-yard touchdown pass, and then Izaiah Parks ran in the two-point conversion, giving Parkrose a 22-14 lead with 7:08 remaining in the second quarter.
After Singleton broke loose on an 80-yard touchdown run that pushed the lead to 29-14 with 1:32 left in the half, Putnam quarterback Marcellas Kenion answered with a 30-yard touchdown pass to Sam Sholty to pull the Kingsmen within 29-21 at halftime.
In the third quarter, Parkrose's Mactae Harper scored on a 58-yard run that gave the Broncos a 36-21 lead.
The Broncos then piled on in the fourth quarter when Singleton threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Roebeck, and then added TD runs of 34 and 2 yards
Putnam's final two scores came on a 3-yard run by Jadden Hall and a 16-yard run by Sholty.
For the game, Kenion completed 11 of 23 passes for 225 yards, Sholty was Putnam's leading receiver with seven catches for 159 yards, and Sebastian Callaway led the Kingsmen's ground game with 17 carries for 71 yards. Hall added 15 carries for 38 yards and also scored Putnam's first touchdown on an 80-yard kickoff return in the first quarter.
PENDLETON 47, MILWAUKIE 0: Pendleton quarterback Tanner Sweek passed for 127 yards and three touchdowns, and running back Zaanan Bane rushed for 48 yards and three TD s, leading the Buckaroos to a 5A Special District 1-East road win Friday over the injury-riddled Mustangs at Milwaukie's Alder Creek Middle School.
Pendleton backup quarterback Cooper Roberts also threw a touchdown pass as the Buckaroos (4-1, 3-0 SD 1-East) won their fourth in a row and maintained a half-game lead over La Salle Prep atop the league standings.
Milwaukie (0-5, 0-3) was banged up coming off a 50-0 loss to Parkrose and then lost four more starters during the week to either injury or illness, leaving the Mustangs with only 18 eligible players on Friday.
"They were gracious enough not to forfeit," Pendleton coach Erik Davis told the East Oregonian.
The Buckaroos did all their scoring in the first half and then turned the game over to some of their younger players in the second half when the game was played with a running clock.
GLADSTONE 34, THE DALLES 14: Senior tailback Mason Scheehean had 15 carries for a season-high 292 yards and five touchdowns, leading the Gladiators to a 4A Special District 2 home win Friday over the Riverhawks at Dick Baker Stadium.
Scheehean had touchdown runs of 30, 30, 61, and 73 yards in the first half, and then scored on a 63-yard run in the second half to help the Gladiators (4-1, 2-0 SD 2) run their win streak to four games.
The Dalles senior Okean Green had both touchdowns for the Riverhawks (2-3, 1-1), scoring on an 11-yard run in the first quarter and then on a 77-yard pass from quarterback Gabe Helseth in the fourth quarter.
"I was pretty convinced it was going to be a really tough game, maybe our toughest game," Gladstone coach J.J. Jedrykowski said. "The Dalles looked really good on film against Crook County and Valley Catholic, and they did some things that caused us some issues
"After the first few snaps, I knew their kids weren't as fast as they looked and we were faster. And, once again, I thought we physically handed it to them and … they never really got anything going."
Gladstone's offensive line set the tone and then the 6-foot, 185-pound Scheehean did the rest.
"Mason got some good blocking, but then he just puts his foot in the ground, makes a move and goes," Jedrykowski said. "The defense tries to keep a good angle on him and then he kicks into another gear and he's by them.
"He has really good peripheral vision, so if somebody's coming from the side, he's pretty good about setting them up to play over him and he cuts under them and then hits a different gear and goes."
Through five games, Scheehean has 58 carries for 838 yards — an average of 14.4 yards per carry — with a team-high 11 touchdowns.
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