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Cavaliers improved to 4-3 overall and 3-0 in Mt. Hood Conference play heading into Friday's league championship game

PMG PHOTO: JIM BESEDA - Clackamas quarterback Austin Atkeson has completed 161 of 204 passes for a league-leading 1,707 yards with 20 TDs heading into Friday's Mt. Hood Conference title game vs. Central Catholic.Clackamas quarterback Austin Atkeson completed 11 of 16 passes for 221 yards with three touchdowns, leading the Cavaliers to a 56-30 Mt. Hood Conference home win Friday over David Douglas.

Richard Kennewell led Clackamas receivers with five catches for 116 yards with touchdown catches of 41 and 26 yards to help send the Cavaliers (4-3, 3-0 Special District 4) to their third consecutive win.

Clackamas put the game out of reach in the first quarter when Andrew Salmon scored on a 1-yard run, Miles Williams caught a 38-yard touchdown pass from Atkeson, Salmon scored on a 2-yard run, and Kennewell caught a 41-yard scoring strike from Atkeson to give the Cavaliers a 28-0 lead.

Atkeson added a 22-yard touchdown run in the second quarter before David Douglas kicked a 26-yard field goal that made the score 35-3 at halftime.

David Douglas quarterback Dakota Lohmeier tossed four touchdown passes in the second half, including three to Jermaine Robinson.

Through seven games, Atkeson has completed 161 of 204 passes for a league-leading 1,707 yards with 20 touchdowns and six interceptions.

HILLSBORO 44, PUTNAM 6: Hillsboro quarterback Kane Kiaunis passed for 223 yards and four touchdowns to four different receivers to pace the Spartans to a non-conference road win over the Kingsmen at Putnam High School in Milwaukie.

After a scoreless first quarter, Hillsboro got on the scoreboard when Slade Shufelt tackled Putnam running back Caleb Tovey in the end zone for a safety with 10:33 to play in the second quarter.

Kiaunis then threw touchdown passes for 32 yards to Scott Ellis and 37 yards to Thomas Johnson, pushing the Spartans lead to 15-0 at halftime.

Hillsboro scored on its first three possessions of the second half, breaking the game open when Kiaunis scored on a 3-yard run and then threw touchdown passes of 6 yards to Nate Smith and 16 yards to Tristan Keffer to make it 37-0.

Putnam spoiled the Spartans' shutout bid with 9:35 to play when Jadden Hall scored on a 60-yard run for the Kingsmen's only touchdown.

Hall led Putnam with 12 carried for 97 yards, Tovey finished with 17 carries for 71 yards, and Sebastian Callaway added 21 yards on five carries.

HOOD RIVER VALLEY 52, MILWAUKIE 12: Hood River Valley quarterback Ryan Gray threw touchdown passes of 24, 28, and 65 yards, and Trenton Hughes scored on a 65-yard punt return as the Eagles ran away from the Mustangs in a 5A Special District 1-East blowout Friday at Milwaukie's Alder Creek Middle School.

Milwaukie quarterback Nick Cooper threw touchdown passes of 25 yards to Zane Garvey and 40 yards to Sean LaChapelle in the second half.

GLADSTONE 51, WOODBURN 12: Senior running back Mason Scheehean caught two touchdown passes from Hudson Meyer, ran for two other TDs, and scored on a 59-yard punt return as the Gladiators celebrated Homecoming and Senior Night with a 4A Special District 2 blowout win over the Bulldogs.

Grant Schrun and Sebastian Peiffer added touchdown runs for the Gladiators (6-2, 4-1 Special District 2), who have a week off before opening the OSAA Class 4A football playoffs at home on Nov. 8.

WEEK 9 MATCHUPS

(All games start at 7 p.m.)

CENTRAL CATHOLIC (6-2) at CLACKAMAS (4-3): The Cavaliers edged Central Catholic 24-22 in last year's Mt. Hood Conference championship game when Clackamas' Richard Kennewell tackled Rams quarterback Cade Knighton for a loss on a two-point conversion try with 19 seconds remaining at Hillsboro Stadium.

OREGON CITY (2-6) at WEST LINN (5-3): The Pioneers-Lions series started in 1921 and is recognized as the longest uninterrupted rivalry series west of the Mississippi River. Oregon City olds a 50-47-1 lead in the regular-season series, although West Linn has won the last four regular-season games, including last season's 46-14 victory at Oregon City.

FOREST GROVE (4-4) at LA SALLE PREP (3-4): The Vikings travel to Milwaukie to take on the Falcons with the 5A Special District 1's sixth and final berth into the state playoffs on the line.

ST. HELENS (2-6) at PUTNAM (1-6): Both teams will be looking to send their seniors out of a positive note in Friday's season finale.

MILWAUKIE (0-7) at CLEVELAND (3-4): The Mustangs have a final opportunity to put one in the win column and snap what is now a 10-game losing streak.


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