Prep Football Wrap: Banks stays unbeaten, Tualatin rebounds
Banks 56, Valley Catholic 0
The Braves (8-0, 6-0) threw but one pass in the game versus the Valiants (1-4, 1-6), choosing instead to do their work by way of running back Caden Harris, who carried eight times for 129 yards and three touchdowns.
Andrew Brown added a rushing touchdown for Banks, which also got two punt return touchdowns by Jackson Lyda, 65 and 50 yards respectively.
The shutout was the third straight for the Braves, who have allowed just 27 points this season.
Ayden Rambel led Banks with six tackles, while Logan Kind and Daevon Vereen had three tackles-for-a-loss apiece.
Jesuit 40, Mountainside 10
In what essentially amounted to a Metro League championship game, Jesuit's Payton Roth stole the show, rushing for 202 yards and three scores en route to a dominating Crusaders (7-1, 4-0) win.
The Jesuit defense held the Mavericks (7-1, 3-1) to one first down in the game's first half and less than 75 yards of total offense, and didn't allow a touchdown until Mountainside freshman running back Sam Vyhlidal scored late in the fourth quarter.
Tualatin 24, Oregon City 15
The Timberwolves (6-2, 2-2) ended a two-game losing streak with a nine-point win over the Pioneers (4-4, 1-3), getting three rushing touchdowns from senior Bodan Griffith, who was playing in place of injured starter Luke Ash.
Tualatin quarterback Jack Wagner finished 16-for-24 for 200 yards passing.
Oregon City's Marcus Jordan led the Pioneers, tallying 108 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries.
Lake Oswego 14, Tigard 6
After starting the season 6-0, the Tigers (6-2, 2-2) dropped their second straight, losing a nailbiter to No. 8-ranked Lake Oswego.
Konner Grant scored Tigard's only touchdown on a screen pass from Brady Jordan, while Lakers running back Calvin Macy and receiver Matt Lyne scored for Lake Oswego (6-2, 3-1).
Westview 40, Beaverton 0
Wildcats running back Jordan Fisher again stole the show, rushing for 245 yards and three touchdowns in a one-sided win over the crosstown Beavers (1-7, 1-3).
The win was the second straight for Westview (3-5, 2-2), which sits at No. 24 in the OSAA state rankings and appears headed for the state's new Columbia bracket, which will pit the state's 17th- through 32nd-ranked teams in a 16-team second-tier state playoffs.
Sherwood 42, Glencoe 7
The Bowmen won their fourth straight and set up a de facto Pacific Conference championship game in this week's regular-season finale with Liberty, by beating Glencoe handily at Hare Field in Hillsboro.
For the second straight week, Sherwood (6-2, 4-0) got contributions from their offense, defense and special teams that led to scores, paced by an Oliver Fisher punt block for a score.
Lucas Anthony led the Crimson Tide (2-6, 1-3) with 54 yards on eight carries.
Vincent Cabezudo tallied 98 yards rushing on seven carries versus McMinnville (4-4, 2-2) and was one of four Falcons to rush for a touchdown along with Reid Linkmeyer, Tanner Steinbach and Houstyn Lee-Perry.
With the win, the Falcons (5-3, 3-1) put themselves in a position to earn at least a share of the Pacific Conference championship with a win this week against first place-Sherwood.
Steinbach did work defensively for Liberty as well, tallying 10 tackles, while Lee-Perry notched seven tackles with a sack.
Century 33, Newberg 28
The Jaguars (3-5, 1-3) snapped a three-game losing streak and remained in the hunt for a postseason berth with their five-point win over the visiting Tigers (4-4, 1-3).
Century scored the game's first 21 points and held on late thanks in large part to standout running back Elijah Garcia, who accumulated 230 all-purpose yards while scoring two touchdowns. The Jags also got 100 yards and two touchdowns receiving from senior receiver Anthony Martinez.
The loss was the second straight for Newberg and fourth in their last five games.
The Apollos (4-4, 2-2) moved into third place in the Metro League and snapped a two-game losing streak with a blowout win over the woebegone Warriors (0-8, 0-4).
Senior Sunset receiver Cole Massar rushed for a score and returned a punt for another, and junior quarterback Drew Nees ran and passed for a total of two scores.
Senior running back Damien Lopez scored Aloha's only touchdown on a run late in the fourth quarter.
Wilsonville 42, Forest Grove 0
The Wildcats abruptly ended the Vikings' (3-5, 3-2) three-game winning streak by dominating the home team in every phase of the game.
Wilsonville's Cooper Hiday caught three Kallen Gutridge touchdown passes and finished the game with five catches for 142 yards.
Gutridge, a junior, ended the night 14-for-26 for 229 yards, four touchdowns and an interception.
Senior running back Jacob Ogden rushed 13 times for 113 yards and a score for the Wildcats (6-2, 3-0).
The loss dropped Forest Grove out of league title contention, but the Vikings can still make the 5A state playoffs with a win this week over Canby.
Hillsboro 41, Southridge 21
The Spartans rebounded nicely from a lopsided defeat to Forest Grove a week prior by defeating the home Skyhawks in dominant fashion.
Hillsboro (4-4, 2-3) amassed 566 yards of total offense led by running back Preston Echevarria, who rushed for 145 yards and a score on 11 carries, and receiver Nahum Chavez, who caught four passes for 101 yards.
Dylan Ott had nine tackles for the Spartans, while Preston Doran notched eight tackles and scored two touchdowns on the ground.
Southridge (5-3, 3-3) was led by Jackson Powell, who had 12 tackles, two for a loss.
The loss was the third straight for the Skyhawks.
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