Friday's top five: A look at the five biggest football games from Sept. 27
Now, almost halfway into the 2019 high school football season, things just keep getting better.
From Tigard's win over top-ranked Lake Oswego to Beaverton's blowout of Westview and on and on and on, it was indeed a great night for high school football.
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 4. To see the complete stories, just click on the blue hyperlinks below.
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FRIDAY'S TOP FIVE
There are good wins.
There are nice wins. There are big wins.
But this win was absolutely, positively huge.
And the Tigard High School football team is pretty darn happy with it.
The Tigers, in a dominating performance, powered their way to a 31-7 victory over defending Class 6A state champion Lake Oswego in a Three Rivers League showdown played Friday at Tigard High School.
Nothing personal, no beef, no pettiness, not anymore.
What Beaverton put on Westview wasn't vengeance for any so-called past transgressions between the two bitter opposers. The long-standing boiling rivalry with years of juicy storylines and memorable moments that's been known to cook up its share of bad blood wasn't at the forefront of Beaverton's minds, at least publicly.
Beaverton was all business, taking the Wildcats behind the woodshed for just a good old-fashioned blowout, rolling to a 48-0 halftime lead that triggered a running clock in the second half and cruised to a 48-12 win at Beaverton High School on Sept. 27.
The West Linn football team looked like it was stuck in low gear at the start of its Friday, Sept. 27, contest at Lakeridge High School.
The Lions fumbled the ball away on the fourth play from scrimmage, turned it over three times in the opening half and didn't score in the first quarter.
But West Linn got right after that, stomped on the accelerator and scored seven touchdowns in the game's final three quarters to beat Lakeridge 48-27.
Toward the tail end of Friday night's Civil War rivalry game between North Marion and Woodburn, the Huskies held a 21-0 lead, and it appeared the end would be a mirror image of last year's shutout in favor of the Bulldogs.
But with a 1:01 to go and the game firmly wrapped up, North Marion opted to forgo the traditional kneel down to ice the contest. Following Tanner Saucedo's second interception of the game to seemingly end Woodburn's offense for the night, quarterback Sergio Jimenez put a little emphasis on the victory by dropping back and found receiver Brady Hansen for their second touchdown connection of the night to go up 28-0.
Not content to sit back and let the Huskies run up the score, Woodburn answered on the following kickoff, when Tomas Veliz took the ball 70-plus yards up the Bulldog sideline for a touchdown to spoil North Marion's shutout attempt and finish the game at 28-7.
About midway through the third quarter, Canby quarterback Andrew Peters completed two passes to get the Cougars inside Newberg's 2-yard line.
But what followed was a false start penalty, two bad snaps, a quarterback sack and an incomplete pass on fourth-and-long back on the Newberg 28.
It was that kind of night for Canby, who lost 40-14 in the Class 6A nonleague matchup to fall to 0-4 this season.
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