Play of the Day: The best from Week 2 in high school football
There's a moment in every high school football game, an instant that makes the difference, a play that lifts one team to victory and sends the other to defeat.
For Week 2 of the 2018 Oregon high school football season, here's a look back at the Plays of the Day. To see complete game stories from all these contests, go to the Prep Football Tab.
TIGARD 58, BARLOW 14: Tigard, already leading 42-14 at the time, was pinned back on its own 2-yard line following a punt by Barlow's Chase Hallenius. But that didn't matter to the Tigers. On the very next play, Tigard sophomore quarterback Drew Carter, on a play-action pass, connected with senior receiver Jazz Ross for a 98-yard touchdown pass play, upping the Tigard lead to 49-14 with 10 minutes and 36 seconds left to play in the contest.
CENTENNIAL 20, ROOSEVELT 16: The Roughriders were in run-out-the-clock mode late in Friday's game when a crowd of red-shirted Eagles broke into the backfield and popped the ball loose. Centennial senior linebacker Cyrus Boatman pounced on the fumble near midfield to set the stage for the Eagles' winning drive. Centennial quarterback Kyle Fitzgerald converted a fourth-and-1 with a plunge through the middle, and the Eagles went to their jumbo package near the goal line, with the 6-foot-2, 235-pound Boatman taking the snap and rumbling 13 yards through the middle for the winning touchdown with 1:34 to play.
REYNOLDS 41, FRANKLIN 7: Reynolds junior Nick Haynes took a pitch and zipped down the sideline before cutting back into traffic and breaking a pair of tackles for a 34-yard gain that put the ball onto the Quakers' side of the field. It also sparked a touchdown drive that ended with quarterback Jaden Hawkinson going 11 yards through the middle to send the Raiders into halftime with a 27-7 lead.
HILLSBORO 28, ST. HELENS 7: St. Helens was still within 13-7 when Hillsboro put together a long scoring drive in the third quarter of their Friday contest at St. Helens High School. On second-and-goal from the 2, Spartans junior quarterback Kane Kiaunis faced some pressure, rolled to his right, bought time and fired a strike on the run to 6-foot-5 junior tight end Nate Smith; Smith rose above the defenders to haul in the touchdown catch. It was the second Kiaunis-to-Smith TD of the night, and it gave Hillsboro a 20-7 cushion.
SCAPPOOSE 44, FOREST GROVE 32: Trailing 13-0 at Scappoose High School on Friday, Forest Grove moved the ball on its next possession, only to have a touchdown pass to tight end Cameron Bennett called back due to an offside penalty. The mishap proved even more damaging when, in its wake, the Vikings failed to score, giving the ball back to Scappoose who eventually parlayed the Viking error into a 28-point lead.
WILSONVILLE 57, CHURCHILL 50: With less than 10 seconds on the clock, senior quarterback Nathan Overholt threw toward wide receiver Sam Westing in the end zone, but the ball was deflected away right into the waiting hands of the Wildcat senior Jonah Gomez. Wilsonville scored, and Jacob Haussermann put the extra point through to make it official. Wilsonville had beaten the 2017 state finalist 57-50 in the early front-runner for game of the year honors.
COTTAGE GROVE 28, CROOK COUNTY 7: The Crook County Cowboys had just scored to pull within two touchdowns late in the first half. Then, with time expired in the half, Cottage Grove's Dylan Graves scrambled to his left and threw a strike to Matt Zumwalt for a touchdown — Graves' fourth touchdown pass of the game.
CLACKAMAS 43, SHERWOOD 14: After Sherwood failed to convert on a fourth-and-5 play on its opening drive of the second half, Clackamas quarterback Austin Atkeson turned around and threw a 52-yard touchdown pass to Nemo Dedmon that extended the Cavaliers' lead to 30-0 with 8:48 to play in the third quarter. On the night, Atkeson and Caleb Jordan were a combined 14 of 19 passing for 342 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. Dedmon finished with four receptions for a game-high 113 yards receiving as the defending Class 6A state champions Cavs won their home opener and improved to 2-0.
MOUNTAIN VIEW 48 SANDY 33: With Friday's game still in doubt, Mountain View running back Jonas Larson made sure he put the game away in the closing minutes of the fourth quarter. Sandy had cut the lead to 41-33 after a 5-yard touchdown catch by Sandy's Tysen Carmony with under four minutes to go. But when Mountain View got the ball back, Larson made it a two-score game with his 62-yard touchdown run to seal the deal.
LAKE OSWEGO 20, JESUIT 14: Already leading Jesuit 14-0 on Friday night at Jesuit High School, the Lake Oswego football team scored its third touchdown 3:05 into the fourth quarter when senior quarterback Jackson Laurent hit junior wide receiver Casey Filkins in the left flat and Filkins broke a tackle and turned his catch into a 31-yard touchdown. That score turned out to eminently important when Jesuit scored TDs on its next two possessions and closed within 2014 before running out of time.