Friday's Top Five: A look at the five biggest football games from Oct. 18
The 2019 high school football season kept rolling on Friday, Oct. 18, and the games just keep getting better and better.
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 7. To see the complete stories, just click on the blue hyperlinks below.
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FRIDAY'S TOP FIVE
The standard for the Beaverton High School football program is unwavering from year to year.
Every fall, no matter the personnel, the Beavers want to play well enough that their final game of the regular season is a de facto Metro League championship bout. Head coach Bob Boyer makes no bones about it. Even when schedule flipped years ago and Jesuit became Beaverton's perennial regular season finale foe, the expectation remained in place.
Beaverton doesn't need to settle for "Beaverton School District champ" this year. The Beavers are good enough to beat Jesuit and win Metro outright. They'll have to go through hell to get it. But, if they handle their business next week against crosstown rival Southridge, Beaverton will at least get the shot, which is all it could ask for.
Continuing to strike a great offensive balance while playing fierce, smart down and distance defense, Beaverton beat Sunset 48-34 on Oct. 18 at Sunset High School to become the conference's lone remaining unbeaten team.
Facing second down and goal to go, North Marion quarterback Sergio Jimenez called for "wide pop" — a pass play that had Johnny Page's name written all over it.
Page caught an 8-yard touchdown pass from Jimenez for the go-ahead score with 2:01 to play, lifting the Huskies to a mud-splattered 26-20 Tri-Valley Conference home win Friday over the No. 2-ranked Gladstone Gladiators.
The Lions struck first.
The Timberwolves struck back.
But when the West Linn football team took control down the stretch of its Friday, Oct. 18, road game, the Lions struck down the Wolves for the first time this season, winning 34-20 at Tualatin High School.
The first half was definitely a battle.
It was maybe an unexpected battle that left the Tigard and Lakeridge high school football teams in a 7-7 tie going into the halftime break.
The Pacers were pretty happy about that. The Tigers, well, not so much.
The second half was a different story, and Tigard was happy about that.
The top-ranked Tigers, following the first-half deadlock, scored 28 unanswered points in the second half on their way to getting a 41-14 win over Lakeridge in a Three Rivers League game played Friday at Lakeridge High School.
Clackamas clinched a spot into the Mount Hood Conference championship game after scoring a dominating 55-35 win at Reynolds on Friday night.
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