Friday's Top Five: A look at the five biggest football games from Nov. 1
The 2019 high school football season kept rolling on Friday, Nov. 1, 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 9. To see the complete stories, just click on the blue hyperlinks below.
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FRIDAY'S TOP FIVE
Two talented rivals. Two determined rivals. Two explosive rivals.
But just one title — and one set of bragging rights.
And they belong to Tigard.
In a highly anticipated showdown — that certainly seemed to live up to the hype — the Tigard High School football team came away with a hard-fought 23-21 win over rival Tualatin in a Three Rivers League clash, with the league title at stake, played in front of a large, enthusiastic crowd Friday at Tigard High School.
Order in the Metro League as we know it is restored.
Just when it seemed like Jesuit was fallible, when it felt like the Metro League would have a new ruler, the Crusaders retaliated in a way befitting of a seven-time conference champion.
Led by a ball-hawking, takeaway forcing secondary that's been through the fire this fall and an offense that proving it's not just a one-trick pony, Jesuit beat Beaverton 42-24 on Friday night to clinch a share of the Metro title.
It was the immovable object vs. the irresistible force.
It was Lake Oswego vs. Lakeridge.
And it was LO senior running back Casey Filkins vs. Pacer senior running back Jalen John.
In the end, it was Filkins and the Lakers who got their way, breaking open a three-point game by outscoring Lakeridge by three touchdowns over the game's final 2+ quarters to win 41-17 in the annual Battle of the Lake at Lakeridge High School on Friday, Nov. 1.
The Central Catholic Rams showed up at Clackamas High School on Friday night determined to win back the Mt. Hood Conference championship that had been taken from them two years ago.
And the two-time defending champion Cavaliers didn't put up much resistance.
Central Catholic quarterback Cade Knighton had a phenomenal game, passing for 396 yards and six touchdowns — three in the first quarter to Silas Starr — as the Rams rolled to a 48-7 victory for their fourth win in a row.
Canby did not qualify for the playoffs.
But the Cougars were closer than first-year head coach Jimmy Joyce ever expected, finishing 36th in the final Class 6A football rankings.
Canby defeated Roseburg 42-15 Friday at home to close the regular season with back-to-back wins.
The Cougars had not won two straight games since 2016.
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