Friday's top five: A look at the five biggest football games from Sept. 7
Week Two of the 2018 Oregon high school football season was well worth the wait.
From Lake Oswego's wild win over Jesuit to Wilsonville's 57-50 barn burner against Chuchill to Craig Ruecker's 300th win at Tigard, it was worth it.
With all that going on, Pamplin Media Group's sports editors, reporters and photographers were out in force to document a bunch of it.
In case you may have missed some of these landmark scores, here's a look back at the top five games from Week Two. To see the complete stories, just click on the blue hyperlinks below.
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FRIDAY'S TOP FIVE
In one sense, Friday's Lake Oswego at Jesuit football game was just another game.
But in almost every other way, it was so much more.
The Lakers piled up a 20-0 lead, shut the Crusaders out for 39 minutes, 22 seconds and eventually posted a 20-14 win at Jesuit High School that marked Lake Oswego's second straight victory over Jesuit.
Over the stadium loudspeaker with 9:34 left in the second quarter, with the game tied 21-21, the Wilsonville play-by-play announcer said what the roaring crowd was already thinking: "This one is a barnburner." With the better part of three quarters still to play, no one knew just how much crazier it would get.
Fast forward to the end of the game, you have senior wide receiver Jonah Gomez standing in the end zone with the ball in hand, celebrating with his offense, the game-winning score now on the board. Less than four seconds are on the board, and in close proximity, is the score. After junior kicker Jacob Haussermann put the point after through the uprights, it was final, with Wilsonville besting Churchill 57-50 on Friday, Sept. 8.
No. 300 was pretty darn impressive.
And, for the Tigard High School football team, it was pretty darn special.
The Tigers, clicking in a big way on offense, and swarming to the ball play after play on defense, rolled to a 58-14 win over Barlow in a non-league game played Friday at Tigard High School.
And, with the victory, Tigard head coach Craig Ruecker picked up career coaching win No. 300.
The Clackamas Cavaliers were not fooled by any of Sherwood's wing-T trickery Friday night.
At least, not while it was still a game.
Clackamas running back Noah Hobbs rushed for 61 yards and three touchdowns and quarterback Austin Atkeson threw for 125 yards and two scores, but it was the Cavaliers' defense that set the tone for Friday's 43-14 home win over the Bowmen.
The Pacers took another step forward.
The Lakeridge football team, hosting Sprague in non-league action on Friday, raced out to a four-touchdown lead at the half, then rolled home to win 41-20. With the win, the Pacers improved to 2-0 in non-league play.