Friday's top five: A look at the five biggest football games from Sept. 21
Week Four of the 2018 high school football season was a monster.
No. 2 Clackamas beat No. 1 Lake Oswego on a last-second play.
Gladstone followed suit with an impressive upset of top-ranked Estacada in Class 5A play.
And St. Helens broke through to beat Wilson in another dramatic last-second victory.
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 results, here's a look back at the top five games from Friday. To see the complete stories, just click on the blue hyperlinks below.
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FRIDAY'S TOP FIVE
Clackamas' Richard Kennewell didn't just catch the football in the right corner of the end zone.
The Cavaliers' junior wide receiver was as far back at the end of the end zone as a player could get without being out of the end zone.
Actually, he might even have been a few inches beyond the back of the end zone.
But there is no video review in high school.
The ruling on the field was that Kennewell hauled in a 9-yard touchdown pass from Caleb "C.J." Jordan for the go-ahead score with 22 seconds to play, putting the No. 2 Cavaliers in front in what turned out to be an improbable 49-39 non-conference win Friday over the top-ranked Lake Oswego Lakers in a battle of Class 6A heavyweights at Clackamas High School.
The West Linn football team was, admittedly, not at 100 percent on Friday night against Lakeridge.
Senior quarterback Ethan Long had spent part of his week in a boot after suffering an ankle injury against Sheldon a week earlier.
Senior running back Dawson Jolley — the team's leading rusher — missed the game with a concussion.
So how did the Lions respond? They forced five Lakeridge turnovers, fought off a determined Pacer challenge and pulled away to win their Three Rivers League opener 45-28 at West Linn High School.
Both sides were spinning their wheels early before Gladstone dug in and steam rolled Estacada for a 42-22 win in Friday's clash of contenders to being the Special District 2 league season.
Gladstone would eventually extend its lead to 28-0 before Estacada got on the scoreboard in the third quarter.
Less than a minute remaining.
Down by a point.
Fifty-four yards from the end zone.
Only one timeout left.
What else could the St. Helens Lions do but have "Georgia" on their minds?
Georgia — a long pass play out of a four-wide receiver set — worked twice in a row at the end of the game and gave the Lions a stunning, 42-35 victory Friday night over the visiting Wilson Trojans.
The Pendleton Buckaroos showed Friday night at Scappoose why they are a force to be reckoned with in Class 5A football this season.
The visiting Bucks rallied from early deficits to stay undefeated, beating the Indians, 47-27, in a showdown of top teams in the Oregon School Activities Association's new 5A Special District 1 for football.