Friday's top five: A look at the five biggest football games from Sept. 13
It's only Week 2 of the 2019 high school football season and things just keep getting better.
From Lake Oswego's 44-41 win over Jesuit to Sherwood's rout of Sandy to Beaverton's solid outing against Liberty, Week 2 had it all.
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 2. To see the complete stories, just click on the blue hyperlinks below.
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FRIDAY'S TOP FIVE
Is there much more you could ask from a high school football game?
Ask anyone who watched Lake Oswego's 44-41 win over Jesuit on Friday, Sept. 13, at Lake Oswego High School and they would answer with a resounding "No."
The game, between two of Oregon's preeminent high school football programs — the top-ranked Lakers and No. 3 Crusaders — included huge momentum swings, huge offensive plays, huge turnovers and resulted in a huge win for Lake Oswego.
The Sherwood High School football team opened the 2019 season playing against the same opponent it started the 2018 campaign with.
But the result, this year, was totally different. And the Bowmen were pretty happy about it.
Sherwood, with opened the 2018 season with a 24-7 home loss to Sandy, started the 2019 season by rolling to a 52-9 win over the Pioneers in a non-league game played Friday at Sandy High School.
Of all the cranium-cracking thumpers on the Beaverton defense, there might not be a more fitting embodiment of head coach Bob Boyer's "Pursue And Punish" proverb than Parker McKenna.
Off the field, he's the nicest kid you'll come across, polite, cordial, forthcoming. On the field, though, the middle linebacker is old school mean with a quick fuse and a kamikaze playing style.
And in the second half of a back and forth bar fight with Liberty, with his team protecting a slim 26-20 fourth quarter lead, McKenna made arguably the play of the game, forcing a Falcon fumble with a thundering hit on Liberty quarterback Hiro Diamond that popped the football 10 feet in the air and landed in the hands of Hector Cazares.
After the hit, Beaverton forced three more fourth quarter turnovers and cashed in three of them to beat Liberty 47-20 on Sep. 13 at Beaverton High School.
Barlow tried to climb into contention Friday night, but Tigard slammed the door on each side of halftime to secure the Tigers' 35-3 win in a rematch of the playoffs from the past two seasons.
Trailing 14-0 later in the first half, the Bruins put together their best drive of the night, converting three consecutive third-down plays to put itself in scoring position with only seconds on the clock.
If it wasn't top gear it was at least a high gear Hillsboro's football team kicked into Friday night.
The Spartans went from 7 to 54 — points — in one week.
After falling 14-7 to crosstown Glencoe on Sept. 6, Hilhi trounced visiting St. Helens 54-14 Friday at Hare Field.
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