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The Spartans were one of five local teams, Banks, Glencoe, Century, and Liberty to get wins last Friday.

PMG PHOTO: CHRISTOPHER OERTELL - Hillsboro's Slade Shufelt (32) carries the ball during the Spartans' blowout nonleague win over Wilson Friday, Oct. 4, at Hare Field. The Spartans will travel to Forest Grove this week for a key league game with the Vikings.The Spartans' resurgence continued last Friday night, Oct. 4, as Hillsboro crushed Wilson 62-13 at Hare Field.

Hilhi (2-3, 2-2) wasted little time establishing their dominance against the visiting Trojans, scoring on their first two drives and a total of seven times in the first half.

The Sparts got scoring throws from Kane Kiaunis to Tristan Keffer on each of their first two possessions, then got two more touchdown passes from Kiaunis to Blake Bodrak-Crandall, coupled with two Thomas Johnson touchdown runs to take a 42-7 halftime lead.

Kiaunis threw one more scoring toss to start the third quarter, this one to Trevor Schubmehl, before Slade Shufelt and Sean Gregg capped the scoring with six- and 27-yard touchdown runs.

The Hillsboro senior quarterback (Kiaunis) completed 13 of 16 passes for 222 yards and five touchdowns. In addition, Bodrak-Crandall caught four passes for 92 yards and two scores.

Defensively the Sparts were led by Schubmehl and junior Dillon Condit, who each tallied eight tackles. Condit added four tackles-for-loss.

The Spartans will travel to Forest Grove for a 7 p.m. game this Thursday, Oct. 10, for a key league battle with the Vikings.

Banks 49, Astoria 7

The No. 2-ranked and undefeated Braves made quick work of Cowapa League foe Astoria this past Friday, Oct. 4, dominating the Fishermen from the tip at CMH Field in Astoria.

The Braves' Martial Stegemeier broke the ice with a seven-yard scoring run less than three minutes into the game, then watched (not literally, for Stegemeier more than did his part) as Banks piled-on against Astoria, scoring four more times before the half to take a 35-7 lead to the break.

Banks got three touchdowns from Stegemeier (7, 21, and five yards), and two apiece from receivers Jarred Evans (54 and eight yards) and Jacob Slifka (13 and 79 yards) en route to a relatively easy win.

Quarterback Tanner Shook did yeoman's work under center, completing 16 of his 21 pass attempts for 304 yards and three touchdowns. Stegemeier finished with 101 yards on 16 carries, while Evans caught 10 balls for 179 yards.

Defensively, the Braves were led by Eliott King, who tallied 10 tackles, and two-for-loss. Tyler Exline had seven tackles, two sacks, a forced fumble and a recovery.

COURTESY PHOTO: STEWART MONROE - Banks' Jacob Slifka carries the football during the Braves' game against Astoria last Friday, Oct. 4, at CMH Field in Astoria. The Braves won 49-7 to stay undefeated on the season.Overall, Banks head coach Cole Linehan was pleased with the effort and was particularly happy the lopsided victory afforded everyone on the roster some action.

"The guys played really hard," Linehan said. "The offense got rolling early, which was great to see, and everyone on the team got a chance to play, which is always fun."

Evans has been a jack-of-all-trades this season for the Braves, starting one game at quarterback and completing 20 of 30 passes for 335 yards and two touchdowns; catching 29 passes for 445 yards and four touchdowns; and rushing 21 times for 70 yards.

Banks is scheduled to play Valley Catholic at 7 p.m. this Friday, Oct. 11, at Valley Catholic High School.

Liberty 37, Lincoln 34

The Falcons continue to recover from a disappointing loss to Beaverton three weeks ago, this past Friday defeating Lincoln (2-3) of the PIL League with a 34-yard Kane McNabb field goal in the waning seconds to break a 34-34 tie.

Liberty (4-1) led the game by as many as 20 points, but watched the Cardinals battle back to tie the game before McNabb's late heroics.

The Falcons were paced by Cole Smith and Jaison Ochoa, who combined for 230 yards and three touchdowns on just 20 rushing attempts. Quarterback Xanden Unciano and running back Anthony Giannetti also added scores for Liberty, while defensively they were led by Kyle Perkins, who notched 10 tackles. Marquis Brown tallied five tackles to go along with two interceptions.

In all, Liberty totaled 366 yards of offense, including 341 on the ground.

The Falcons will travel to play Glencoe at 7 p.m. this Thursday, Oct. 10, at Hare Field.

Century 48, Roosevelt 28

Just a week removed from Century's first win of the season, the Jaguars doubled down with a 48-28 win over the Roughriders Friday, Oct. 4, at Roosevelt High School.

"This past week we played together as one unit on offense, defense and special teams," Century head coach Danny Kernan said. "The kids trusted the game plan and each other, which led to them going out and executing. It was a lot of fun to see."

Century (2-3) continued their dynamic offensive attack, tallying 436 total yards, including 288 passing and 148 on the ground. Quarterback Zach Boehler completed 15 of his 25 pass attempts for 319 yards and five touchdown passes. Boehler connected on scoring passes of 30, 31, 45, 50 and 67 yards, three to standout senior receiver Chance Sparks, who caught 10 balls for 210 yards. Senior Braydon Daliposon caught two passes for 101 yards, both for scores.

Boehler led the Jags with 72 yards rushing on 15 carries, while junior Emilio Hernandez carried the ball 15 times for 71 yards and a score.

Riding a two-game winning streak, Century will face Newberg at 7 p.m. this Thursday, Oct. 10, at Century High School, and Kernan is looking forward to the challenge.

"With it being our first league game and them getting the best of us last year, we are looking forward to the chance of revenge on our home field," he said.

Glencoe 35, Madison 0

The Crimson Tide are winning games — they're just not doing it consecutively.

For the third time in five weeks Glencoe was back in the winner's circle, this time handily defeating Madison 35-0. With the win, the Tide improved to 3-2 on the year, continuing a trend of winning every other week.

Glencoe was led by quarterback Carson Wilson, who ran for two touchdowns and threw for two more. The senior signal-caller completed 15 of his 24 pass attempts for 120 yards, with touchdown passes of five and 20 yards. He also carried the ball seven times for 89 yards, with scoring runs of 36 and 17 yards.

Jackson Kind led the Tide with 10 tackles and two sacks, while Kolten Meyers added seven tackles.

Tide head coach Ian Reynoso was pleased with the win and equally happy with the offensive execution — but despite the shutout, he expressed concern with his team's consistency heading into league play.

"We were really pleased with how we executed our offense," Reynoso said. "But our defense is in a constant state of building and has to take positive steps every week if we want to be able to compete with our league."

Glencoe opens league play against defending Pacific Conference champion Liberty at 7 p.m. this Thursday, Oct. 10, at Hare Field. Reynoso is excited for the game, but is aware the Falcons will offer his Tide a formidable challenge.

"It is going to be nice to get into league, but our league seems to have improved all over the place compared to last year," Reynoso said. "Liberty is obviously at the top of that list and there is a reason. They are the most established program in the area with enough athletes to do a lot of different things in all three aspects of the game."

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