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2017 Youth Football
LAKE OSWEGO JV
Lake Oswego 44, Sandy 12: After a quick opening touchdown drive by Sandy, Lake Oswego answered with fight, aggressive defense and huge offensive plays.
With an outstanding defensive effort led by tackles from Macy, Bedford, Bernasek and Filkins, and smothering coverage by Smith, Knapp, Fillmore, Furgeson and Park, the Lakers held Sandy to only six points and less than 100 yards total offense for the remainder of the game.
On offense, the front line — Morrow, Francis, Loney, Onitas, Bernasek, Hilliker, Arora, Chollman and Meyn — dominated in a statement game, opening up holes both inside and outside all day.
Kelvin Morrow did double duty as both guard and fullback, earning hard yards for LO, while Filkins broke away for two TD runs, his longest a 47-yard scamper around right end.
With plenty of time thanks to his offensive line, quarterback Oliver threw five touchdown passes — a 23-yard catch-and-run by Furgeson, an in-stride 26-yarder to Park, an 18-yarder over the middle to Smith, a brilliant end zone grab by Otsby for 10 yards, and a 25-yard catch-and-run through defenders by Filkins.
The scoring barrage was capped off by a slashing 31-yard run by Park for the Lakers' final TD.
Lakeridge 28, Reynolds 12: The Pacer 3/4 football team left Troutdale with a 28-12 win over Reynolds on Saturday.
Lakeridge's offensive line, led by Carlo Marandas, Jack Lindsey, Max Lara, Logan Beyer, Ricky Smith, Joe Weiler, Gabe Maloney and Colby Owen, punched enough holes into Reynold's much bigger defensive front to allow six Pacer runners to combine for more than 250 yards. Wyatt Sturgeon had a long touchdown on a counter through a hole created by Weiler and Owen. Merik Adler, Drew Weiler and Hud Hammersley also found the end zone, and the Pacers also went 4 for 4 on extra points. Next up, the Pacers wrap up regular season play against Oregon City on Saturday.
LAKER VARSITY/PACER VARSITY
Lake Oswego 49, Lakeridge 6: In the Youth Varsity civil war between Lake Oswego and Lakeridge, the Lakers had their sails full as they scored 28 unanswered points in the first quarter behind strong running from Zachary Grisham and Jack Layne.
Tatum Lewis tossed a touchdown pass to Dylan Layne, the first of his three TD catches, for a quick 7-0 lead, after a successful Thomas Rainey extra point.
Next, Gavin McGuire came up with a tackle resulting in a safety and a 9-0 Lakers' lead. On the ensuing punt from Lakeridge, Johnny Miller returned the ball 55 yards for another score to put the Lakers up 15-0.
The Laker defense was dominant all game and caused a fumble on the subsequent kickoff. From there, quarterback William Hunt, after a series of successful running and passing plays, snuck into the end zone for another score. Rainey converted the kick and the Lakers' lead had ballooned to 22-0.
After stopping a Pacer drive, the persistent LO offense scored again with Jack Layne bursting into the end zone for a four-yard TD and a 28-0 edge. The Laker defense was led all day by Grisham, Luke Howes, Lewis and McGuire, and that group helped stop the Pacers with aggressive line play.
Lakeridge finally scored after Justin Lawrie forced a fumble, recovered it and then ran 55 yards for the touchdown to cut his team's deficit to 28-6.
But a second Dylan Layne TD reception and a Rainey kick resulted in a halftime score of 35-6. Still, the Pacers would not give up and had two strong drives in the second half, but each ended with Jack Layne interceptions.
Dylan Layne caught another 25-yard touchdown pass from Lewis to extend their lead to 42-6. The Lakers added one more TD, an eight-yard Grisham run, before using its ground game to run out the clock.
Other highlights for Lakeridge — which played without injured running back/linebacker Mason Slapper — included: Jonathan Curry had multiple tackles for loss as well as a big sack in the third quarter; Marselis Royster led Lakeridge with 14 tackles, many of those for losses; quarterback Danny Johnson connected with Franco Figueroa for a 40-yard completion.
PACER 5/6 BLUE
Lakeridge 38, Scappoose 6: The Pacer 5/6 Blue team dominated Scappoose with a 38-6 win on Saturday in Scappoose.
It was a strong first quarter for quarterback Matt Irwin who notched an early touchdown run. Tim Price followed with a fumble recovery that led to a second TD opportunity for Irwin. This gave the Pacers a quick lead that they never relinquished.
The second quarter was just as impressive with two more touchdowns scored by Jack Barss and Cole Holum.
The Pacer defense was on point, too, with great plays by Sam Pottmeyer, Chris Azari (back in action after his injury), Kento Klasen and Hunter Lawrie holding Scappoose to six points, with Lakeridge's lead 32-6 at the half.
Powerful offensive plays by Brayden Buck, Baron Kurland, Jaden Swan, Gabe Rockwood and Nick Harrison kept the momentum flowing in the third quarter to set up another TD by. Colin Fratske held up his end of the deal, nailing all of four of his extra-point kicks.
Next up, the Pacers play at Sunset at 11 a.m. Saturday.
LAKE OSWEGO 5/6 NAVY
Lake Oswego 35, Tigard 16: Lake Oswego started slow on Saturday, but finished with a flourish to beat Tigard 35-16.
The Lakers recovered their own kickoff at the start of Saturday's game, but turned it over and Tigard scored the touchdown and extra point to lead 8-0. On the Lakers' next possession, Collin Best had three runs for 28 yards, but Jace Burton was thrown for a loss and the Tigers took over again. Tigard then took it in for a touchdown on a 70-yard run and converted the PAT. It looked like it was to be Tigard's day with a 16-0 lead.
But the Lakers rallied and never looked back. After Rylan MacClaskey recovered the kickoff, the Lakers opened the second quarter with a touchdown on a Carter Moore to Mac McNish catch-and-run. Burton added the PAT. Tigard had a rough series with a Matt Layne notching a sack and forcing a fumble for a loss.
At the end the half, Tigard's lead was 16-7.
The second half, however, was all Lakers. Three runs for 27 yards by Burton and a Best touchdown on the first series of the half set the tone. Huge hits by the Laker defense and Kian Huebly brought another punt by Tigard. This time, Best made three runs to set up Burton's touchdown, and Nolan Raab followed with a run for the conversion.
After the Lakers got the ball back, Best took it 51 yards for another Laker TD and Raab scored the PAT. The Lakers scored one more time with a TD and PAT run by Raab.
Tigard gets the ball for another series but tackles for loss by Wyatt Sarsland, Huebly and Max Adler forced the turnover and the Lakers' victory was secure
The defense held the Tigers scoreless in the last half with tackles by Oliver Macy (8), Sarsland (7), McNish and Adler (4), Connor McNeill (3), Charles Nauheim, Jager Shean, Best, Huebly, Layne and Mick MacClaskey (2), Liam Davis, Hilliker and MacClaskey with one each, and fumble recoveries by Burton, McNeill and Davis.
LAKERIDGE PACER 5/6 WHITE
Lakeridge 14, West Linn 8: In a hard-fought game against previously undefeated West Linn 5/6 Black, the 5/6 Pacers pushed past the Lions in a 14–8 win at home. The Pacers jumpstarted the game with a quick fumble recovery and a six-play march to the end zone capped by Joey Olsen and the PAT by Keaton Emmett.
The Pacer defense held the Lions to only short gains in the first half thanks to Logan Coyne, Kayce Tinner and a key interception by Olsen.
The second half was a test of endurance as the Pacers fought hard defensively with key plays by Casen Emmett, Blake Hart and Korbin Taft, while offensively, Randy Hayes, Tashi Crofut and Milo Harris helped bring them within scoring range multiple times. In the final minutes, quarterback Gabe Motschenbacher hit Keaton Emmett with a short pitch and he ran for a 60-yard TD that sealed the win for the Pacers.
Next up, the Lakeridge plays Lake Oswego on Saturday.