Play of the Day: The best from Week 9 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 9 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.
CENTRAL CATHOLIC 48, CLACKAMAS 7: After Clackamas fumbled the ball away on its first possession of the game, Central Catholic quarterback Cade Knighton threw a 28-yard touchdown pass to Silas Starr to give the Rams a 14-0 lead with 9:45 to play in the first quarter of their Friday, Nov. 1, Mt. Hood Conference championship game at Clackamas High School. Knight passed for 396 yards and six TDs on the night as the Rams (7-2, 4-0) clinched their 10th league title in 12 seasons and their first outright championship since 2015.
ST. PAUL 68, LOWELL 8: With the host Red Devils pinned in their own territory midway through the second quarter, St. Paul senior T.J. Crawford recognized a Lowell pass play, jumped the route and ran the interception 38 yards untouched to the end zone to give the Buckaroos a 30-0 lead. Crawford finished the game with two pick-sixes and a 62-yard touchdown run — all in the first half — as the No. 1 Bucks amassed a 46-0 lead on just five offensive series through two quarters en route to a blowout over the No. 4 Devils in the Class 1A Special District 1 Championship game.
BARLOW 28, REYNOLDS 26: Barlow kicker Abi Hoffman booted a 20-yard field goal from the right hashmark to provide Barlow with a 28-20 lead — and what proved to be the winning points against Reynolds — with 3:14 to play Friday, Nov. 1, at Mt. Hood Community College.
She also kicked a 36-yard field goal in the second quarter to put Barlow's first points on the scoreboard. "She has liquid steel in her veins," Barlow coach Terry Summerfield said. "If she misses either of those, we lose the game. She drilled them and just jogged off the field."
LA SALLE 27, FOREST GROVE 14: Forest Grove appeared that it was inching closer to a successful comeback when running back Isaiah Ahmad took a handoff on the third quarter's first play, scampered 57 yards up the sideline and appeared headed for paydirt. But as the senior neared the goal line, a La Salle defender chopped down on the ball and forced a fumble, which was recovered by La Salle and quickly converted into six points after a four-play drive ended with a 41-yard James Menor TD run. "That was a huge play," quarterback Ryan Rosumny said. "I mean, that goes from them having first-and-goal and a chance to get within six, to us getting the ball and scoring like four plays later."
PUTNAM 30, ST. HELENS 24: In overtime at Putnam High School, after the Kingsmen defense recovered a Lions' fumble, Putnam senior running back Caleb Tovey ran 8 yards for the winning touchdown in the Class 5A Special District 1 crossover game.
JESUIT 42, BEAVERTON 24: Beaverton took the lead over Jesuit with 4:57 left in the first half of their Friday, Nov. 1, game on a one-yard Carson Budke touchdown run, but Jesuit answered with a 42-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Jack Heyden to Kade Wisher to reclaim the advantage. And on the following drive, on third-and-8, Jesuit's Campbell Brandt picked off a ball that went straight through a Beaver wide receiver's hands. From there, Jesuit didn't loiter. Instead, Heyden hit a diving Brandt for a 40-yard bomb, then came back to Brandt on the next play on a beautifully thrown fade route for a 19-yard touchdown that gave the Crusaders a 21-10 lead.
LAKE OSWEGO 41, LAKERIDGE 17: After Lakeridge's Ben DeVries hit a 20-yard field goal to cut Lake Oswego's lead to just 13-10 with 2:56 to go in the half of their Friday, Nov. 1, game at Lakeridge High School, the Lakers took over. In the remaining minutes of the half, the Lakers drove 65 yards in 10 plays to score, with running back Casey Filkins carrying eight straight times for 48 yards and quarterback J.J. Woodin hitting wide receiver Jonas Hunter over the left side for a 9-yard score and a 20-10 lead with just 12 seconds to go in the half.
TIGARD 23, TUALATIN 21: Leading Tualatin just 16-14 lead with 8:57 left to play in the third period, Tigard running back Hunter Gilbert put together a tackle-breaking 14-yard run to the Tualatin 30-yard line, and four plays later, quarterback Drew Carter teamed up with Tyler Penn for a 29-yard yard touchdown pass play, upping the Tigers' lead to 23-14 with 2:32 left in the third quarter.
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