Westside Football Wrap: Lions return to play, Braves blank Milwaukie
Tigard (3-5, 1-3) turned the ball over three times and saw a late potential game-winning drive stall at midfield in a 21-19 loss to Lakeridge (6-2, 2-2) Thursday, Oct. 21. The Pacers' were led by running back Jake Reichle, who carried the ball 21 times for 207 yards and three touchdowns. Tigers running back Konner Grant carried the bulk of the load for his team, tallying 152 yards and two touchdowns in defeat.
Jesuit's game with Mountainside was canceled due to COVID-19 issues within the Mavericks football program. The Crusaders opted not to look for a replacement game and instead will await their regular season finale against Sunset Oct. 29.
Tualatin (7-1, 3-1) made quick work of Oregon City in a 47-8 home win over the Pioneers. The Timberwolves were led by running back Malik Ross, who carried 15 times for 208 yards and two touchdowns, all in the first half. In all, Tualatin tallied 476 yards on the ground.
Westview quarterback Sam Leavitt threw for 408 yards and four touchdowns as the Wildcats (7-1, 4-1) defeated South Medford 42-7. Leavitt finished 19-for-29 and connected early and often with receivers Darrius Clemons and Brock Jolie, who combined for 11 catches for 313 yards. Westview linebackers Matt Lesowski and Jonny Collyer tallied 20 combined tackles for the Wildcats in victory.
Sherwood (4-4, 4-0) defeated Glencoe 49-23, setting up a de facto Pacific Conference championship game at Liberty in their regular season finale Oc. 29. Bowmen running back Seth Glenn ran for more than 200 yards and two touchdowns, including scoring runs of 80 and 82 yards. Glencoe (3-5, 0-4) was paced by Royce Fasel, who carried 26 times for 197 yards and a touchdown, along with Trever O'Leary who scored twice on the ground. The loss was the fourth consecutive for the Tide, all in conference.
Banks' Jamar Flippen ran for two touchdowns and scored a third on a 52-yard punt return to lead the Braves (7-1, 4-0) to a 27-0 win over Milwaukie. Flippen finished with 12 carries for 123 yards, while tallying eight tackles from his safety position. Junior Daevon Vereen finished with 10 tackles, including three sacks for a Braves defense that recorded its second consecutive shutout. Charlie White had eight catches for 63 yards and a score for Banks, while quarterback Cooper Gobel was 11-for-19 for 99 yards and a touchdown pass.
Sunset quarterback Grady Newsom threw four touchdown passes and running back Caleb Kim carried 28 times for 210 yards and a score to lead the Apollos (5-3, 3-2) to a 41-22 win over crosstown rival Beaverton (3-5, 2-3). The Beavers' Hunter Borter and Jay Keuter combined to throw three touchdowns to Trevon Hamilton, Cristian Gonzalez and Kyron Albright in defeat. The win snapped a two-game Sunset losing streak and puts the Apollos on steadier ground going into their regular season finale with Jesuit, whom they defeated last spring.
Liberty quarterback Hiro Diamond combined for 303 yards through the ground and air, had a part in five Falcons touchdowns en route to a 46-28 Falcons win over Century. Diamond scored on runs of 5 and 10 yards, and threw for scores of 13, 45, and 72 yards. Liberty (6-2, 4-0) led 27-14 at the half and opened-up the game with two quick scores to start the third quarter. Century (1-7, 1-3) was led by Jalen Ellis, who caught nine balls for 109 yards and a touchdown, and Cayden Palmeri, who tallied 13 tackles, including two for a loss.
North Salem's Josiah Davis rushed for five touchdowns and a 2021 5A high 330 yards in a 35-34 win over No. 9-ranked Scappoose. The Vikings (5-3, 4-2) scored the go-ahead touchdown when Erick Gonzalez punched it in from five yards out with 51 seconds to play. Additionally, North Salem quarterback T.C. Manumaleuna II completed seven of his nine pass attempts for 120 yards. Scappoose (4-4, 3-3) quarterback Luke McNabb rushed for four touchdowns in the loss.
Forest Grove (3-5, 1-5) dropped its third game in a row when it fell to fifth-ranked Canby 43-14. Canby has won six in a row since suffering a 17-14 loss to West Albany in its second game and will host top-ranked Wilsonville this Friday. Forest Grove will next travel to Hillsboro for a game with the Spartans.
Top-ranked Wilsonville had little trouble with visiting Hillsboro, defeating the struggling Spartans 41-7. The Wildcats (8-0, 6-0) built a 34-0 first-quarter lead and held Hilhi scoreless until Spartan quarterback Ian Ingram connected on a 18-yard scoring pass with Preston Doran early in the fourth quarter. Nick Crowley, Cooper Hiday, Rochne Beechan and Jacob Ogden all scored for Wilsonville, while Hillsboro was led by Doran, who had seven catches for 92 yards, and Preston Echeverria, who carried nine times for 85 yards.
Gaston won their sixth straight with a 44-0 win over Sheridan. The Greyhounds have posted shutouts in three of their last four games and have allowed just 27 total points since their opening game loss to Kennedy.
Southridge (1-7, 1-5) earned its first win of the season with a 21-7 victory over visiting Aloha. Skyhawks quarterback J.C. Klee threw two touchdown passes to Alisjah Tucker, and the Southridge defense tallied five sacks in the win over the winless Warriors (0-8, 0-5).
Following consecutive forfeitures due to COVID-19 complications, St. Helens (1-6, 0-6) returned to the field this past Friday and fell to McKay by a score of 35-6. The game was the Lions' first since a 41-12 loss to Forest Grove Oct. 1, and just their fourth contest of the season.
1. Lake Oswego (L 31-14)
2. Central Catholic (W 71-0))
3. Tualatin (W 47-8))
4. West Linn (W 31-14)
5. Clackamas (W 41-6)
6. Lakeridge ()
7. Jesuit (Off)
8. Roseburg(L 49-47)
9. Westview (W 42-7))
10. Sheldon (W 49-47)
1. Wilsonville (W 41-7))
2. Thurston (W 44-6)
3. Silverton (W 28-21)
4. West Albany (L 28-21)
5. Canby (W 43-14)
6. Pendleton/Gris/Nix (W 35-6)
7. Hood River Valley (W 41-0)
8. Crater (L 24-3))
9. Scappoose (L 35-34)
10. Ridgeview (L 35-6)
1. Marshfield (W 57-15)
2. Cascade (W 48-0)
3. Estacada (W 50-6)
4. Marist Catholic (W 42-6)
5. Mazama (W 68-6)
6. Banks (W 27-0)
7. Tillamook (W 28-3)
8. La Grande (W 34-24)
9. Henley (W 41-12)
10. Seaside (L 28-3)
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