Prep football wrap: Forest Grove gets first win, Tigard stays unbeaten
Forest Grove 44, Centennial 14
The Vikings secured their first win of the 2022 season thanks in large part to quarterback Kaden Hale, who threw for five touchdowns and ran for a sixth in Forest Grove's blowout win over the Eagles (0-5, 0-3).
Hale finished with more than 300 yards passing, while senior receiver James Oberhelman added nearly 200 yards rushing with two touchdowns.
The Vikings' defense — which had allowed 36 points per game prior to their game with Centennial — was sound, led by Oberhelman, Carter Bennett and Colton Noah.
Sophomore receiver and defensive back Kyle Fabela and senior running back Sam Blanton had touchdown receptions for Forest Grove.
Tualatin 39, Lakeridge 21
Timberwolves running back Luke Ash carried the ball 37 times — 24 of which came in the second half — for 167 yards and three total touchdowns to help lead the visiting Timberwolves to a relatively easy win over the league foe Pacers (2-3).
Ash played his previous seasons at Clackamas before transferring to Tualatin prior to this season. First-year head coach Dominic Ferraro said Ash has been a valuable addition to the team both on and off the field.
"I could spend a lot of time talking about how good of a football player he is, but he's just a great kid," the coach said. "He'll do anything you ask him to do and he's a tough, tough runner. He's got great character and has really fit into our team."
Tualatin quarterback Jack Wagner threw for 288 yards and two touchdowns. Of those yards, 240 came in the first half.
The Timberwolves are 5-0 thus far this season and will next host West Linn.
Jesuit 64, Aloha 0
The Crusaders (4-1) made quick work of the struggling Warriors (0-5), scoring on their first two snaps from scrimmage — one on a 62-yard Payton Roth run and the second on a Jace Burton 50-yard pass reception — en route to their home win.
Roth finished the night with 174 yards rushing and three touchdowns on just seven carries.
Jesuit quarterback Jacob Hutchinson finished 7-for-7 passing for 102 yards and two touchdowns.
Tigard 36, Oregon City 23
Tigers running back Konner Grant rushed for 200 yards and two touchdowns, helping to lead Tigard (5-0) to a Three Rivers League win over the Pioneers (3-2).
Oregon City, who had trailed for most of the game, pulled to within three points in the fourth quarter prior to Grant's final touchdown run with just over four minutes remaining in the game.
Tigard was playing without starting quarterback Brady Jordan, who sat out the game due to injury, but got a solid contribution from backup Jake Feist, who passed for close to 200 yards and tallied two total touchdowns.
The Tigers host Lakeridge this Friday, Oct. 7.
Mountainside 31, Westview 30
Despite allowing Westview running back Jordan Fisher to rush for 263 yards and three touchdowns, the Mavericks (5-0) survived a late and apparent game-winning Wildcats score by blocking the ensuing extra point attempt and going on to win in the second of two overtimes.
After a Westview (1-4) score in the second overtime period and a failed two-point attempt, Mountainside quarterback Alex Ingalls connected with sophomore receiver Brayden Boe on a 15-yard scoring pass, then won the game on kicker Holden Phillips' successful extra point attempt.
Ingalls passed for three scores in the game, two of which went to Boe.
Fisher's outstanding performance marked the third time this season that the senior has rushed for more than 225 yards.
Sherwood 35, Century 7
Sherwood's Aiden Owens and Nick Gribble each accounted for two scores, and quarterback Kasen Covert tallied more than 150 total yards and a touchdown league win over the Jaguars (2-3).
The loss was the third in four weeks for Century. The Jaguars will next play Glencoe at Hare Field this Friday, Oct. 7.
Sherwood (3-2), which rebounded nicely from a tough defeat to Jesuit a week prior, will host McMinnville on Oct. 7.
Trailing 20-14 at the half, the Falcons (3-2) outscored the visiting Crimson Tide (1-4) by 41-19 over the game's final two quarters en route to a much-needed homecoming win.
Liberty running back Houston Lee-Perry rushed for 136 yards, of which 101 yards came in the second half on 10 carries.
Lee-Perry, Tanner Steinbach and Vincent Cabezudo combined for more than 250 yards on the ground, and in total, the Falcons amassed more than 400 yards rushing.
For Glencoe, quarterback Trevor O'Leary passed for one score and ran for two others, while running back Maliq Smith rushed for 148 yards on 25 carries.
Sunset 34, Beaverton 13
Following a disappointing loss to Lakeridge a week prior, the Apollos got a much-needed win over the crosstown rival Beavers (0-5) at Sunset High School.
Sunset (3-2) got two interception returns for scores from defensive back Cole Massar, and junior quarterback Drew Nees passed for 162 yards and two touchdowns, helping to turn a 14-7 game into a 21-point win.
Dez Valencia and quarterback Hunter Borter each scored touchdowns for Beaverton.
Next, Sunset travels to Mountainside and Beaverton hosts Aloha, both on Oct. 7.
Southridge 26, Canby 15
The Skyhawks (5-0) remain undefeated thanks in part to Jackson Powell, who ran for two scores, and quarterback Jack Klee who passed to Errol Moreland for a third, en route to Southridge's 5A Special District 1 win over the Cougars (3-2).
Southridge's defense has allowed just 77 combined points this season.
Next, the Skyhawks will travel to Forest Grove for an Oct. 7 game with the Vikings.
Putnam 34, Hillsboro 28
Preston Echeverria, Preston Doran and Matt Salzman all caught touchdown passes for the Spartans, but it wasn't enough as a late Spartans drive was thwarted by the Kingsmen who held on to stay undefeated.
Trailing by six, Hillsboro (3-2) drove to the Putnam 5 yard line with just over two minutes to play before a Calvin Perkins fourth down pass attempt fell incomplete, giving the ball back to the Kingsmen who then were able to playout the clock.
Hillsboro outgained Putnam 390-318 in total yards and was led by Preston Echeverria who rushed for 110 yards and caught three passes for 27 yards and a total of two touchdowns.
Matt Salzman caught six passes for 48 yards and a touchdown.
Perkins and Ian Ingram combined to complete 21 of their 31 pass attempts for 235 yards and three touchdowns.
Defensively, Preston Doran led the Spartans with eight tackles
Putnam's Jaxon Doyle had 32 carries for 146 yards and four touchdowns.
The Indians (4-1) blanked the visiting Mustangs (3-2) thanks in part to running back D'Angelo Macedo Becker, who rushed for 87 yards and three touchdowns, and caught five passes for 48 yards and another score.
Scappoose also got scores from Trey Dieringer and Trey Fuller, and Warren Haatia tallied two sacks on defense.
The win was third straight for the Indians who travel to Seaside for a game with the Seagulls Oct. 7 before facing St. Helens in the 100th playing of the "7-Mile War" on Oct. 14.
St. Helens 34, Astoria 33
Trailing by two scores with 3:33 to play, St. Helens (3-2) pulled within a score on a Tyler Tolles to Chase Ford 52-yard touchdown pass, and then recovered an onside kick before running back Skyler Bjornstrom caught a short pass from Tolles to put the Lions ahead for good with 1:07 to play.
St. Helens led 22-6 at the half before the home Fishermen (0-5) went on a 27-0 run, prior to the Lions' unlikely late fireworks.
North Marion 33, Valley Catholic 8
Gaston 20, Nestucca 14
Banks at Corbett (canceled)
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