Westside football wrap: Wolves return to winning ways, Banks dominates
Placekicker Dominic Borges' field goal in the waning seconds lifted Tualatin to a 24-21 win over league foe and state contender Lakeridge at Lakeridge High School. The Timberwolves (6-1, 2-1) were led by quarterback Jackson Jones, who finished 15-of-22 for 252 yards and three scores, along with running back Malik Ross who carried 26 times for 137 yards. The Pacers (5-2, 1-2) were led by Ryan Oliver, who passed for 228 yards and three touchdowns. With the win, the Timberwolves avoided consecutive losses after dropping their first game of the season last week to Lake Oswego.
Banks used a smothering defense to roll league rival Seaside 38-0. The home Braves (6-1, 3-0) showed the visiting Seagulls (4-2, 2-1) little hospitality, holding the No. 9-ranked Gulls to just 132 yards of total offense, half of which came against Banks reserves on the game's final drive. The Braves' Charlie White finished with 101 yards on six catches for two scores, while Jamar Flippen recorded 10 tackles and rushed for 54 yards, including a 41-yard touchdown run.
Ethan Jones had four touchdown catches and quarterback Hiro Diamond accounted for five Falcons scores in Liberty's 52-34 win over McMinnville (3-4, 1-2). Liberty (5-2, 3-0) never trailed after responding to the Grizzlies' initial score, and with the win, the team remains in the hunt for a Pacific Conference title. Diamond finished 17-of-23 for 261 yards and three touchdowns, while rushing 109 yards on 24 carries and another two scores. Jones caught eight balls for 177 yards to go with his four TD catches.
Scappoose's hopes of a 5A upset ended early. No. 5-ranked Canby (6-1, 5-0) built a 27-0 first-half lead en route to a 33-21 win over the home Indians, thanks in part to Cougars running back Tyler Konold's 225 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. Scappoose (4-3, 3-2) quarterback Lukas McNabb finished 13-for-16 for 153 yards passing, while rushing 11 times for 141 yards and a score, including a 95-yard second-half scamper. The Indians again played without standout receiver Colin Stoddard, who missed the game due to injury.
Westview emphatically announced its postseason intentions with a dominating 48-13 win over a formidable Sunset team. The Wildcats (6-1, 4-1) rode running back Jordan Fisher early and often after falling behind early 7-0, outscoring the visiting Apollos 48-6 the remainder of the way. Fisher finished with 288 yards and five scores in the game, while standout receiver Darrius Clemons caught eight balls for 155 yards and two scores. Running back Caleb Kim led Sunset (4-3, 2-2) with 110 yards on 19 carries. The loss was the second in a row for the Apollos, who lost in overtime to Mountainside the week prior.
Jesuit's Michael Rincon rushed 14 times for 170 yards and three scores in the Crusaders' 70-0 win over Aloha. With the win, Jesuit (6-1) improved to 4-0 in Metro League play, while the Warriors' struggles continued as they dropped to 0-4 against league competition. Jesuit quarterback Jacob Hutchinson also threw for three scores, while Jacob Burton caught two touchdowns while tallying 96 yards receiving.
Junior Earl Ingles' three interceptions led No. 4-ranked West Linn over Tigard 42-21. The Tigers (3-4, 1-2) trailed just 21-14 at the half, but Ingles' pick-six on the second-half's first play from scrimmage put the Lions ahead by 14, then he followed-up his second interception with a touchdown pass to Barret Brundage that put the game out of reach. Ingles finished with three touchdown passes to go with his three picks. Tigard's A.J. Perez had a 99-yard interception return for a score late in the first half.
Century's Tyler Mahlman threw for 388 yards and four scores, but he added three interceptions in a 61-35 loss to Sherwood (3-4, 3-0). Jaguars receiver Kyle Hamnes caught nine balls for 162 yards and three scores in defeat. The win was the third straight for the Bowmen, who travel to Glencoe before ending the regular season at Liberty in a game that could decide the Pacific Conference championship.
Gaston (5-1, 2-0) defeated Nestucca 58-0 for its fifth consecutive win.
Mountainside (4-3, 3-1) got a hard-fought win over rival Southridge (0-7, 0-5), 35-25, for its fourth straight victory. The Mavericks will host Jesuit this week in a pivotal Metro League game.
Forest Grove (3-4, 1-4) dropped a 35-13 contest with North Salem (4-3, 3-2). The loss was the second in a row, and the fourth in five weeks for the rebuilding Vikings. Tyler Rebsom had six catches for 89 yards and a touchdown for the Vikes, while quarterback Kaden Hale finished 15-for-30 for 246 yards with a touchdown and interception.
Glencoe's freefall continued with a 31-13 loss at Newberg (1-6, 1-2). The loss was the third straight for the Tide (3-4, 0-3) and put their postseason chances in serious jeopardy going into their home finale with Sherwood this week.
Hillsboro (1-7, 1-4) fell 36-6 to McKay (3-4, 2-3) of Salem.
1. Lake Oswego (W 48-15)
2. Central Catholic (W 56-0)
3. Tualatin (W 24-21)
4. West Linn (W 42-21)
5. Clackamas (W 28-0)
6. Jesuit (W 70-0)
7. Roseburg (W 35-26)
8. Lakeridge (L 24-21)
9. Sheldon (W 37-35)
10. Westview (W 48-13)
1. Wilsonville (Off)
2. Thurston (W 9-0)
3. Silverton (W 34-7)
4. West Albany (W 29-13)
5. Canby (W 33-21)
6. Pendleton/Gris/Nix (W 38-13)
7. Hood River Valley (W56-7)
8. Crater (L 9-0)
9. Scappoose (L 33-21)
10. Dallas (L 34-14)
1. Marshfield (W 49-13)
2. Cascade (W 70-27)
3. Estacada (W 25-14)
4. Marist Catholic (W 56-16)
5. Mazama (W 42-7)
6. Banks (W 38-0)
7. La Grande (Off)
8. Tillamook (L 49-13)
9. Seaside (L 38-0)
10. Hidden Valley (L 42-7)
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