Kids are finally back competing in high school sports.
Here's some information from this week, March 1-6, and look for many more results at www.osaa.org (and you can watch some games via YouTube):
Madison 20, Cleveland14
Jefferson 13, Lincoln 0
Roosevelt 38, Ida B. Wells High (formerly Wilson) 32
Grant 26, Barlow 0
Franklin 13, Gresham 9
Warrenton 46, Corbett 12
The Cardinals dropped their season opener in a tough matchup that kicks off six-straight road games. Corbett next takes the field Friday against Clatskanie.
Central Catholic 35, Jesuit 6
This unique version of the rivalry between Portland's large Catholic schools went to Central Catholic.
Rams' junior quarterback Luke Johnson threw for four touchdowns and the Central Catholic defense came up big in the red zone at Hillsboro Stadium.
Jordan King caught touchdown passes of 11 and 18 yards. Xavier Simpson and Stryder Todd-Fields also caught touchdown passes for the Rams.
Jesuit's touchdown was a 58-yard run by Matthew Rincon early in the third quarter. The Crusaders drove to the Rams' 3-yard line later in the third but were turned back on downs. They also drove inside the 10 early in the fourth quarter but didn't score.
The final touchdown came in the final minute, a 91-yard interception return for Central Catholic's Myles Broadous.
It's Sandy next for the Rams, and Jesuit plays at Clackamas, both Friday.
The Rangers rallied late on the road, but it wasn't enough in the first of five games. The Rangers play host to Madras next Friday. The team has some 2019 all-league players back in junior OG Devin Gotchall, sophomore DL Dominic Nacoste, LB Jake Behrman and LB Isaiah Schaffer.
Sunset 40, Sandy 0
The Pioneers took one on the chin from the Beaverton school in the first of six games. The Apollos of the Metro League led 34-0 at halftime. Sandy plays host to powerful Central Catholic next Friday.
Pendleton 46, Parkrose 0
The first game in the post-Keanon Lowe era for the Broncos didn't go so well as coach Brian Jackson's team suffered the big loss. Parkrose plays Reynolds next Saturday.
The Falcons play the second of six games against St. Helens next Friday.
Action got underway with a big match between Central Catholic and Clackamas on Wednesday. The Rams rallied to win in five games: 25-17, 19-25, 18-25, 25-17, 15-11.
Jesuit, the 2019 Class 6A champs (beating Central), opened with a three-game win against Southridge.
The OSAA's John Tawa wrote this week: "By all accounts, the 2021 Crusaders are the best team in Oregon since the 2015 Jesuit squad that went 38-0, won the Nike Tournament of Champions in Phoenix and finished second nationally." Coach Teresa Zimmerlee's team returns 6A first-team all-staters S/RS Peyton Griffin and libero Maisie Alexander, and MB Tess Mansingale, setter Alison Buchholz and OH Maddie Dowdall, who each received 2019 all-state acclaim.
The Lincoln boys opened the short season with a 5-1 win against Aloha and an 8-0 win against Lakeridge.
Barlow's girls, reigning Mt. Hood girls champs, beat Beaverton 2-0 on two goals by Mikalyla Topaum.
Franklin's Charlie Robertson won in the individual race in a four-team PIL cross-country meet at Pier Park in 16:03.40. He and his teammates were the 2019 6A team champs; Robertson was the individual runner-up.
Lincoln's Kendall York won a girls race at Lents Park.
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