Week One of the 2019 Oregon high school football season was well worth the wait.
From Oregon City's wild win over Grants Pass to Tualatin's statement win over Lakeridge, it was worth it big-time.
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 1. To see the complete stories, just click on the blue hyperlinks below.
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FRIDAY'S TOP FIVE
Returning Sayre powers Tualatin past LakeridgeWelcome back, Kainoa Sayre.
Sayre, a Tualatin High School senior, after missing his entire junior football season due to injury, took the field for the first time since his sophomore football season.
And what a return it was.
Sayre rushed for 137 yards and four touchdowns, helping the Timberwolves run to a 53-7 win over Lakeridge in a season-opening Three Rivers League contest played Friday at Tualatin High School.
Oregon City's Calvin Green was in the right place at the right time for the Pioneers on Friday night.
And so was Morpheus Nithikhun.
Green caught a 28-yard touchdown pass from Trey Martin with 39 seconds remaining and Nithikhun turned a broken play into a two-point conversion, lifting the Pioneers to a 41-39 non-conference win Friday over Grants Pass at Pioneer Memorial Stadium.
It wasn't always pretty, but a win is a win.
Glencoe defeated crosstown rival Hillsboro 14-7 Friday night, Sept. 6, at Hare Field, and while it seemed easy at times, in the end it was far from it.
Even in a 40-point loss at home, Wilsonville coach Adam Guenther saw improvement last Friday.
"Believe it or not, we got better from the jamboree to week one and we're going to get better between week one and week two," Guenther said after the Wildcats lost to Crater 40-0 to open the 2019 season. "We just didn't play very disciplined football and that needs to change."
The West Linn football team had Central Catholic right where it wanted it.
The Lions, hosting the talented Rams at West Linn High School on Friday, Sept. 6, rallied from a one-touchdown deficit and took a six-point lead over Central Catholic on the second play of the fourth quarter.
But the Rams caught fire down the stretch, scored on their next two series, stopped West Linn on its final two possessions and edged away to win 35-27 in both teams' 2019 season opener.
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