Play of the Day: The best from Week 7 in high school football
There's a moment in every high school football game, an instant that makes the difference, a play that lifts one team to victory and sends the other to defeat.
For Week 7 of the 2019 Oregon high school football season, here's a look back at the Plays of the Day. To see complete game stories from all these contests, go to the Prep Football Tab.
CROOK COUNTY 31, WOODBURN 6: Crook County senior quarterback Brody Connell had an explosive night for the Cowboys, scoring three touchdowns and tallying more than 200 all-purpose yards. His biggest gain of the night came on his second carry when he galloped 71 yards into scoring territory to set up an 11-yard touchdown run three plays later.
GRESHAM 28, DAVID DOUGLAS 7: Gresham's defense stopped David Douglas on three fourth-down plays in the second half, including a strip sack by lineman Gage Cota to seal Friday's road win over David Douglas.
BEAVERTON 48, SUNSET 34: After a key turnover on downs to start the second half, Beaverton running back Parker McKenna grinded out a bucking, spinning, chin-strap popping, 16-yard touchdown run through the second level of Sunset's defense across the line for a TD that pushed Beaverton's lead to 28-13 in the third quarter.
TIGARD 41, LAKERIDGE 14: Tigard and Lakeridge were tied at 7-7 at halftime, but Tigard, after receiving the second-half kickoff, moved 69 yards in 12 plays, capping off the drive with a 9-yard touchdown run by senior Hunter Gilbert. The TD gave the Tigers a 14-7 lead with 7 minutes and 45 seconds left to play in the third quarter, and they'd keep the lead the rest of the way in the Special District 5 game played Friday, Oct. 18, at Lakeridge High School.
CLACKAMAS 55, REYNOLDS 35: The Cavaliers needed less than a minute to break the game open late in the first quarter. Nick Kennewell returned a kickoff 88 yards for a touchdown, Reynolds fumbled the ensuing kickoff, and several plays later Dan Mahler hauled in a 20-yard touchdown. The scoring surge turned a six-point Cavs' lead into a 28-7 margin.
LIBERTY 42, CENTURY 21: Century finished the game with two running backs, Emilio Hernandez and Anthony Ha, each rushing for more than 100 yards, but it was Liberty's Jaison Ochoa who broke the big run when it counted, scampering for 76 yards and a touchdown to put the Falcons up 15 points with 9:09 remaining in the fourth quarter. Ochoa finished with 18 carries for 172 yards and two scores in the game.
NORTH MARION 26, GLADSTONE 20: North Marion quarterback Sergio Jimenez threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Johnny Page for the go-ahead score with 2:01 to play as the No. 6 Huskies downed the No. 2 Gladiators and took over sole possession of first place in the Tri-Valley Conference race. Page's touchdown grab capped a nine-play, 45-yard drive as the Huskies (5-2 overall, 4-0 in Tri-Valley play) snapped a nine-game losing streak in their series with Gladstone and are now in position to clinch the outright league title with a win in their Friday, Oct. 18, road game against The Dalles.
WEST LINN 34, TUALATIN 20: Tualatin had tied its Friday, Oct. 18, home game against West Linn 14-14 near the end of the first half, but the Lions took over early in the third quarter. On West Linn's first series of the second half, the Lions scored in just five plays, with junior running back Gavin Haines doing the honors on a 55-yard TD sprint over left tackle to push the Lions' lead to 21-14.
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