Play of the Day: The best from Week 8 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 8 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.
SHERWOOD 56, LIBERTY 7: The Bowmen were already up 7-0 after scoring on their first offensive possession of the game. Then, it was time for Sherwood's defense to get into the act. On Liberty's first possession, Bowmen senior Jamison Guerra intercepted a Falcon pass and returned the ball 38 yards down the right sideline for a touchdown, which upped the Sherwood lead to 14-0 with 7 minutes and 27 seconds left to play in the first quarter. From there, the Bowmen never looked back on their way to the victory in the Pacific Conference game played at Sherwood High School.
COLTON 24, GERVAIS 0: With the clock running down in the first half, Colton running back Wyatt Earls took a handoff at midfield, dodged inside past a Gervais defender and sprinted 58 yards untouched up the left side to the end zone. The senior finished the game with 175 yards and three touchdowns to help the Vikings halt a two-game skid and preserve their playoff chances.
REYNOLDS 43, GRESHAM 6: The Reynolds defense threw Gresham for a loss on six consecutive plays in the second half, leading to a 24-yard touchdown run by Keedin Branch and a 25-yard touchdown catch by Nick Haynes that turned a 17-point halftime lead into a 37-6 margin early in the fourth quarter.
ESTACADA 38, CROOK COUNTY 13: First, the Estacada defense stopped Crook County running back Kyle Knudtson on fourth-and-short at the 50-yard line. Six plays later, Estacada quarterback Isaiah Schaffer scampered around right end for a 35-yard touchdown that gave the Rangers a 16-0 lead in their Friday, Oct. 25, win at Crook County High School.
JESUIT 49, SUNSET 26: On first-and-10 from the Sunset 14-yard line, Jesuit senior running back Kade Wisher ran left on a busted play, reversed course, spun back to his right, raced to open terrain and then cut past two more Apollos for a touchdown.
CENTRAL CATHOLIC 53, BARLOW 14: Central Catholic's Kimo Hiu pulled down an interception along the sideline and returned it 35 yards before being knocked out just short of the goal line. His big play helped Central Catholic collect touchdowns on each of its first three drives, while holding Barlow to a pair of three-and-outs, as the Rams went up 20-0 less than 10 minutes into the game.
GLENCOE 17, CENTURY 14: Trailing 3-0 with just under a minute remaining in the second quarter, Century appeared ready to take the lead when quarterback Zachary Boehler ran through the middle of the Glencoe defense and stretched the ball for the goal line. Unfortunately for the Jags, the ball came loose just before the junior quarterback got it across the line. It shot free, tumbled into and through the end zone, resulting in a Century turnover and likely the biggest momentum shift of the game.
TUALATIN 34, LAKE OSWEGO 8: Already leading Lake Oswego 20-8 in their Friday, Oct. 25, contest at Lake Oswego High School, the Tualatin football team sealed its upset win over the No. 2 Lakers when senior running back Kainoa Sayre broke a 37-yard sprint up the middle of the field that boosted his team's advantage to 27-8 on the second play of the fourth quarter.
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