Reports for games played Sept. 16
Sher. Red 14, W.Linn 0
The Sherwood fifth/sixth-grade team picked up its first win of the season with a 14-0 win at West Linn Gold.
The stingy Knight's defense was led by middle linebacker Alex Barzee who finished with 7 tackles and 4 assists. Inside linebacker Austin Scoggin also had a big day with 7 solo tackles, several in the Lion's backfield.
Outside 'Hawk' linebacker Tyler Booth and cornerback Jordan Hodney each tallied 5 tackles and 2 assists for the day. Nose guard and 'Black Knight' recipient Kendrick Leaverton also had a great day with 4 solo tackles and 1 assist. Other defenders with big contributions to the win included Scott Skurdahl with 2 tackles and 3 assists, Mitch Brannen with 3 tackles and 1 assist, Alex Wacker with 2 tackles, Andrew Hennings with 1 tackle and 3 assists, Anthony Sherwood with 2 tackles, Riley Junkin and Kenny Ross with 2 tackles each, and cornerback Bryce Outland came up huge with a big tackle for loss on fourth and 1. Blake Schaefer also had a nice fumble recovery to stop a crucial West Linn drive. This was a great team effort by the Sherwood defense by allowing limited yardage and no scores.
On the offensive side, Sherwood's balanced running game was led by quarterbacks Tyler Booth and Jordan Hodney. Booth put the first points on the board with a 3-yard touchdown scramble to the right pylon on a keeper. Speedster Anthony Sherwood also scored from his halfback position on a nice 46 yard dash to the end zone. Running backs Alex Barzee, Alex Wacker, Tristan Flint, and Jordan Hodney also had some nice runs to add to the mix. Solid blocking was provided up front by center and 'Black Knight' award winner Kendrick Leaverton, Jeff Knight, Robert Howe, Thayer Dye, Blake Schaefer, Brendan Mckenzie, Dakota Groves, and Alberto Quinones. Wide receivers Josh Aden, Brandon Kaufman, Colton MacGillivray, and Kade MacGillivray, also provided some nice blocks and contributions to the win.
Clack. 13, Sher. White 7
The Sherwood fifth/sixth-grade6 White Knights came up short in overtime with Clackamas 5/6 team.
Defense proved to be the White Knights foundation of strength as 11 players recorded tackles on the day. The White Knight defense also forced two fumbles while recording two QB sacks and one interception. The strong defensive performance was led by Joseph Balfour with 10 tackles and one interception, Mickey Schaefer had 8 tackles, Spence Clay had 6 tackles, and Nic Clarke added 5 tackles and one forced fumble. Additionally, Nolan Rader came up big with a second-quarter, third-down QB sack forcing Clackamas to punt. The following White Knights also contributed to the defensive effort by adding at least 2 tackles each: Austin Dessert, Bryce Seibold, Kevin Johnson, Reggie Lee, Harrison Shelburne, Zach Wise and Tyler Harris. The White Knight pass defense continues to improve. The White Knight's defensive secondary consisting of Blake Peterson, Quentin Nass, Jonathon Carlson and Balfour contributed to numerous broken up pass plays. On the defensive line Andrew Summers, Cole Vessey and Brandon Geiger kept pressure on the QB throughout the afternoon.
Offensively the White Knights executed a balanced attack by throwing for 65 yards and rushing for 102. The White Knight's fullback, Spence Clay, led the offensive attack grinding out 83 yards on 15 carries while recording the White Knights one and only TD. Also adding to the rushing attack were Dickson, Clarke and Balfour. Schaefer led all receivers with 3 catches for 42 yards. The receiving corps of Christian Delao, Eric Lind, Peterson and Nass contributed to the offense with key blocks.
Sherwood Red 26, LO 14
The third/fourth-grade Red Knights traveled to Lake Oswego on Saturday, winning their first contest of the year 26-14. Lake Oswego scored on the first play of their second possession with a 73 yard run.
Lake Oswego scored again early in the second quarter on a 35-yard punt return, making the score 14-0 early in the second quarter. Sherwood answered with 26 unanswered points and a swarming defense. Matthew Brooks scored on a 56-yard run, shedding tackles down the field, cutting the score to 14-6. James Nappe returned a punt 20 yards setting up another Brooks touchdown for 31 yards cutting the lead to 14-12 at halftime. Early in the third quarter, Sherwood stopped an 11-play Lake Oswego drive with an incomplete pass on fourth down turning the ball over to Sherwood.
The Red Knights marched 78 total yards capped with a 37 yard pass from Nappe to Brooks for an 18-14 lead. The Sherwood defense stepped up in the fourth quarter limiting Lake Oswego to 29 yards in offense. Brooks sealed the victory with a 60 yard run and a successful kick by Nappe making the final score 26-14.
The Red Knights had solid contributions offensively with Brooks, Ryan Hobbs, Connor Whitely, Alex Dalebroux, Nappe, and Tye McCarthy. They lead the rushing attack with 278 yards behind excellent blocking from Matthew Sjogren, Brendon Wexted, Jake Anderson, Joey Brookhouse, Riley Ahrenkiel, Steven Powers, Max Ahrenkiel, Cully Clark, Jack Ferner, and Tanner Dilree. Nappe threw for 61 yards, which included an 18 yard reception by Connor Moody. Moody currently has a 2 game pass catching streak. Devon Chesbrough provided some key blocks at WR that enabled the Red Knights ball carriers to gain some big yards.
Defensively Brooks lead the way with 9 tackles, Hobbs with 7, Nappe with 3, and Wexted, Clark, and Ferner with 2. Jake Richards once again provided very strong support at OLB and Trenten Toivonen showed why ILB is one of the Red Knights strengths. They were both deeply involved in disrupting Lake Oswego's offense. The Red Knights secondary, for the second week in a row, limited their opponent to less than 5 yards in passing and stepped up on several plays to make saving tackles. The strong secondary included, Trace Sweeney, Jesse Hasley, Dillon Heater, Jackson Grubbe, Dakota Krieger, Connor Moody, Alex Burger, Brady Sullivan, Kai Stephens, and Conner Whitely. Sebastian Donily was a stand out at CB assisting on some key stops to help shut down Lake Oswego for good.
Congratulations to Brendon Wexted for Black Knight and Tanner Dilree for the Fitz Patch (Sportsmanship) honors.
Tig. White 29, W'ville 18
Michael Adkins and Michael Andreas each had 2 long touchdown runs as the Tigard third/fourth-grade White Tigers defeated a fast and physical Wilsonville Wildcats Silver team 29-18.
Tyler Walker was a work horse gaining 80 yards on 11 carries and was 0-1 passing, but was a perfect 3-3 on passes for extra points, completing 2 to Nick Stevens, and 1 to Dylan Bruce. Dorian Grimes kicked an extra point to round out the scoring. Bruce, Kevin Gress and Jack Block added tough yards running as well. Adding to the outstanding team effort were lineman Grimes, Cary Watts, Nate Heaukulani, Justin Thomas, Jake Dettra, Frankie Redfern, Ryan McGraw, Luke Benedict, and Taylor Smith.
The receiving corps was anchored by Stevens, Zach Arndorfer, Owen Black, Jon Jon Reid-Davis, Jack Chimenti, Beau Paiva, Kevin Henneman, and Cory Hayden. Michael Adkins added 6 tackles to his outstanding offensive day to help the defense shut down the fast and powerful Wildcat offense. Also providing some monster hits were Nate Heaukulani and Dylan Bruce, but the hit of the game came from Owen Black on a third-down down quarterback sack for a loss which forced Wilsonville to punt the ball back to the Tigers just before half time. That ultimately led to Andreas' first touchdown. Bruce ended with 3 tackles as did Tyler Walker and Kevin Gress. Heaukulani finished with two as did Cary Watts and Frankie Redfern.
Redfern added a fumble recovery to go with his tackles as did Luke Benedict, his second of the year. Michael Andreas, Jake Dettra, Dorian Grimes and Kevin Henneman also had solo tackles. Block, Arndorfer, Reid-Davis, Chimenti, Stevens, McGraw, Smith, Thomas, Paiva and Hayden added to the great team defensive effort.
Sher. White 18, W.Linn 0
After a tough first half the Sherwood third/fourth-grade White team was able to control the line of scrimmage and rolled to an 18-0 win over West Linn Navy. Sherwood would get on the score board in the first half when halfback Elliot Christen scored from the three yard line, making the score 6-0 Sherwood.
Sherwood's defense was tough through out the first half never letting West Linn inside their 20 yard line. The first half would end 6-0 Sherwood. The second half Sherwood Quarterback Justin Schwarm would find Christen on a pass play for a 40 yard touchdown, making the score 12-0 Sherwood. Schwarm would close out the scoring for Sherwood with a one yard Quarterback keeper over left guard making the score 18-0 Sherwood. The story of the day was Sherwood's defense, which held West Linn to a minus 27 yards of total offense on the day.
The defense was lead by Jacob Vincent with 14 tackles and Justin Meyer with 12, Robert Micich with 10, Derek Snyder and Schwarm with 7 tackles and Nate Booth, Christen, Garrett Benbow, Griffin Wiencek, Keaton Flannery, Gage Fuller, Matt Ploeger, Hunter Ladd, Jacob Spurgeon with three or more tackles each. Sherwood's Offensive line of Zach Rome, Conner Carlson, Tyler Harrison, Meyer, Ladd, Trenton Lapp and Cameron Huotari had an outstanding opening holes for their running back's. Carson Donnelly, Reilly Heckenberg, Benbow, Chase Crawford, Jack Runge did a great job of blocking to help Sherwood's running game from their wide receiver positions.
Sher. JV Wh. 29, Sandy 0
Sherwood JV White dominated Sandy from the opening whistle. Taking a 17-0 lead minutes into the game having run only 3 offensive plays. Sherwood had 284 yards on the ground thanks to the hard running of the backs, 10 of whom carried the ball. Steven Long, Nick Carroll, Spencer Gray, Daniel Leonard, Zac Smith, Harris Foster, Brandon Lepp, Evan Heslop, Garrett DeJong and Dusty Crabtree.
Long had two scores while Smith and Foster each had one. None of that great running is possible without the hard work of the offensive line and tight ends who dominated the Sandy line all day. Ryan McDermott, Drew Gough, Ethan Naef, Sean McGill, John Powers, Chris Singer, Zane Morgan, Devion Harris, Al Niemi, Robert Weigel and Ben Haggard all did an outstanding job.
Defensively it was more of the same. Evan Heslop had a big interception and a fumble recovery and Nick Dailey, Jon Dailey and Garrett Born made several big hits and tackles for the defense.
W.Linn 25, Sher. Black 13
The Sherwood fifth/sixth-grade Black team fought through four hard hitting quarters of football against West Linn 5/6 Green.
The Sherwood 5/6 Black suffered a disappointing loss to West Linn Green on Saturday. During a tough game and a lot of hard hitting West Linn finished with a 25-13 win. Sherwood's two scores came of a 66 yard run by Cristian Morris and 3 yard run off the right side by Payton Chertude.
The defense which tightened up in the second half was lead by Jacob Brooks with 9 tackles and 3 sacks, Kotowski and Staley with 4 tackles, Larkin and Goldstein with 3 tackles, Matney and Ochs with 2 tackles and Kent, Wagner, Jacot, Jaden Morris, Keller and Braden Riess all had 1 tackle on the defensive side of the ball and to finish it off Jacot came up with a fumble recovery.
Sher. JV Red 32, O.City 0
Sherwood JV Red's defense held its opponent scoreless for the second week in a row en route to a 32-0 victory over Oregon City White. The defense, which never allowed Oregon City inside the 25 yard line, was lead by Connor Munro with 12 tackles, Travis Dyer with 9 tackles, Taylor Bonawitz with 6 tackles, Nick Lambert and Danny Rice with 5 tackles and a sack each, and Blake Babcock with 5 tackles.
The defense also had strong contributions from Chase Krieger, Garrett LaFarge and Dylan Flannery who returned a deflected punt for a touchdown.
Offensively, Sherwood had four different players reach the endzone as the offensive line provided solid blocks all afternoon long. Receivers Peter Alley, Chris Jackson, Colin Grant, Jared Gruter and Ian Hockett provided key down field blocks which allowed Sherwood to rack up over 240 yards on the day.
Munro finished with 90 yards rushing with a touchdown and a 22 yard pass to LaFarge, Bonawitz with 45 yards rushing and a touchdown, Dalton Heater with 40 yards rushing and a touchdown and Krieger with 30 yard rushing. Brandon Heicksen ran hard all day long and showed tremendous drive. Sherwood faces an undefeated Lincoln team this week who has outscored its opponents 54-12 over the past two weeks.
Sher. 31, Tigard Gold 13
The Sherwood fifth/sixth-grade Knights held off a tough Tigard Gold team 31-13 at Tigard High School.
Sherwood got things started on their first possession with a 38-yard touchdown run by Andrew Rice. Offensive linemen Nick Rowlands, Parker Goedecke and Black Knight recipient Zach Burkenbine lead the way into the endzone.
Tigard fought back on their next two possessions to take a 13-6 lead at the end of the first quarter. Sherwood had the answer with Brain Cantrell scoring on a QB sneak from the one yard line. His score capped a seven-play drive highlighted by an 18 and 34 yard run by Mitchell Marks. His upfront line of Ryan Jurgens, Harrison McBride, Jacob Keeth and Cody Thompson opened big holes for Marks.
Keegan Lawrence ended the first half with an amazing 55-yard touchdown run to make the score 18-13 Knights.
The Knights defense shut down the high scoring Tigard offense in the second half behind the efforts of the big boys upfront; Rowlands, Burkenbine, Goedecke, Logan Smith, Jordan Kurahara and Michael Alley. Paul Corl was all over the field making tackles with help from Marks and Rice at linebackers. Grant McLaughlin and Tanner Shadbolt effectively shut down the run to the outside while Lawrence, Kaelin Clendenin and Brian Cantrell shut down the passing attack not allowing one complete pass. Lawrence picked off two Tigard passes giving Sherwood the ball in Tigard territory.
Lawrence scored his second touchdown late in the third quarter on nifty 20-yard run set up by a 20-yard run by Corl. The final touchdown of the game came on an outstanding 40-yard run by Marks. The extra point conversion pass from Cantrell to Evan Castillo made the final score 31-13 Sherwood.
The Tigard story from this game appears below.
Tigard Green 24, Tualatin Gray 6
Tigard fifth/sixth-grade Green team used a strong running game, timely passing, and stout defense to hold off a feisty Tualatin Gray team 24-6.
Will Schaer led the Tigard Offense with solid decision making at the QB position. Will ran for solid chunks of yards and scored his first touchdown on the ground this year. JT Howe squared his shoulders and rumbled for extra yards on each carry. Kaz Greene used speed and quickness to score a rushing Touchdown and delivered an electrifying punt return for the final touchdown.
Ray Barlow caught a pass while coming back for the ball. Ryan Cleveland saved a fourth and long series with an exciting, fall to your knees catch to earn first and goal for the team. The Offensive Line of Ken Timmins, Jacob Mullen, Piero Silva, Jason Deloria, and Brett Sheldon created solid running lanes for our ground game attack. Key reserves Tanner Tonole, Isaiah Hamilton, and Taylor Heaney ran solid routes and delivered timely downfield blocking from their wide-out positions.
The Tigard Green Defense started slowly, yet recreated the line of scrimmage in the second half. Jacob Mullen led the defense with solid, aggressive tackling. The Defensive line rotation of Piero Silva, Jason Deloria, Stephen Palmer, Jimmy Robinson, Daniel Fechner, and Damian Von Ahlefeld held their ground and made several gang tackles. Cameron Yarnell earned his first sack of the year and almost registered a safety for the team. Ray Barlow and George Smith executed their assignments and were in on several group tackles. The Line backing crew of Brett Sheldon, Will Schaer, JT Howe, and Joseph Lobbato held their positions and gang tackled all game long. Evan Garrison, Eli Murray, and Kaz Greene were aggressive and made several solo, ground game saving tackles.
Damian Von Ahlefeld, Will Schaer, JT Howe delivered crushing blocks on key special teams plays. Jacob Mullen provided solid kicking throughout the game. Alex Dean almost recovered a long kick-off using his speed and tenacity getting to the ball.
Sunset 34, Tual. varsity 0
The Tualatin Varsity Black team had a tough loss at home to Sunset Varsity on Saturday. The Timberwolves had some very exciting plays on offense as well as defense.
The starting backfield for the Tualatin offense consisted of quarterback Serge Alexandre, Running Backs Jake Lehner, A.J. Peaslee and Austin Angle, Tight End Blake Evetts and Brian Balsiger at Wide receiver. The Timberwolves running backs displayed both speed and power. The starting Offensive line consisted of center C.J. Caviness, guards Alex Harvey and Chase Norlin, Tackles Jordan Ellisen and Ryan Cyr. The offensive line provided solid blocking the entire game.
Quarterback Alexandre had an exciting run on a reverse after lining up as a Wide receiver on the first play. He was injured in the second quarter and was replaced by Blake Evetts. Evetts had a great game and led the Timberwolves passing attack. He completed 5 passes including 3 in a row before halftime. Brendan Pritchard caught a 15 yd pass. Brian Balsiger had a great game catching a total of 3 passes for 8, 12 and 22 yards.
The Tualatin running game came alive in the fourth Quarter. Tailback Jake Lehner displayed power running on numerous carries. In the fourth quarter Lehner blasted through the Sunset defense on runs of 8, 11 and 19 yards. Tailback A.J. Peaslee hurdled over a defender and cut back for 9 yards. Fullback Brenden Pritchard powered up the middle on runs of 5 and 6 yards.
Other players on Offense included Ismeal Arizmendi, Josh Ennis, Adam Hegstrom, Isaac Lomax, Daniel Grimes, Alex Cordier, Nathan Wiedenmeyer, Fernando Barrett, Justin Cadwell and Adam Polischuk. Colby Hatchett did not play due to injury.
The starting Tualatin defense consisted of Linebackers Brian Balsiger, Austin Angle and Alex Harvey, Cornerbacks A.J. Peaslee and Zach McMahon, Safeties Jake Lehner and Serge Alexandre, Defensive Lineman Jordan Ellisen, Ryan Cyr, Daniel Grimes and Nathan Wiedenmeyer,.
Tualatin made numerous outstanding defensive plays all night long. Brian Balsiger made a spectacular diving interception in the End zone to kill a Sunset scoring chance. Jake Lehner stopped another Sunset drive with a key interception. The Timberwolves defenders combined for multiple gang tackles. Outstanding solo tackles were made by Serge Alexandre, Jordan Ellisen, Brian Balsiger, Austin Angle, Jake Lehner, Alex Harvey, A.J. Peaslee, Chase Norlin, Brenden Pritchard, Nathan Wiedenmeyer, Daniel Grimes and Ryan Cyr.
Other Defensive players included Ismeal Arizmendi, Josh Ennis, CJ Caviness, Trey Marquez, Isaac Lomax, Alex Cordier, Alex Raymond, Blake Evetts, Ryan Cyr, Jason Kim, Fernando Barrett, Justin Cadwell and Adam Polischuk.
Sher. White 36, Clack. 12
The Sherwood Varsity White Knights were able to hold off Clackamas for a final score of 36-12. The big hitters for the game had Jake Lawrence with 3 tackles and 1 sack, Clarke, Goldstein, Louckes, Taylor and Kitchler each with 3 tackles. The defensive line was very effective in stopping both the ground game and applying pressure for the passing attack.
The Knights finished the game with 230 yards rushing, 91 yards passing, and 111 yards receiving. This gives a lot of credit to our offensive linemen who opened holes and held their blocks for the passing games. Brock Lutes had an outstanding night rushing 111 yards on 3 carries, including 2 touchdowns. Other notables were Connor Clarke 30 yards with 2 carries, Zach Moll rushed for 46 yards on 3 carries including 1 touchdown, Tyler Rome had 24 yards on 2 carries, and Ryan Foote completed the night with 19 yards on 2 carries.
The Knights also established a successful passing game contributing 3 of the touchdowns. Moll passed 6/10 giving 72 yards and 2 touchdowns while Lawrence added 1/1 for an additional touchdown and 19 yards. The receivers were well utilized with Lutes 2/44 yards with 2TDs, Jesse Louckes 1/5 yards with 1TD, Lawrence 2/26 yards, Kitchler 2/34 yards and Long 1/2 yards.
Both teams played extremely well. However the game was stopped with 5 minutes remaining in the 4 quarter because of an injury sustained by one of the Clackamas players that required medical assistance. We wish him the best and our prayers go out time him.
Sher. 31, Tig. Gold 13
What started out looking like another victory for the Tigard Gold fifth/sixth-grade football team ended up far from it.
After going down 6-0 on the second play of the game to a very tough Sherwood Knights team, Tigard Gold responded with two straight touchdowns by Zach Floyd on consecutive series to take a 13-6 lead. With the lead blocking of Mark Hall and huge wholes opened up by the Tigard offensive line including Tristen Rude, Cain Adams, James Porter, Erin Andrus and Karl Lyons, Tigard looked to be on their way to there second consecutive victory.
Sherwood then responded with two touchdowns of its own and took an 18-13 lead into halftime. That lead was extended to 31-13 in the second half when the bigger more physical team from Sherwood continued to effectively move the ball against the Tigard defense.
Tigard's defense did have some highlights of their own with a big QB sack from Erin Andrus. Mark Hall and Stephen Whitelock were in their backfield most of the day making big stops. Zach Vollstedt had some big hits and had a key fumble recovery that appeared at the time to be turning the momentum of the game back in favor of the Tigard Gold team. Marty Ramos and Michael Ehrenfelt also had solid games at the cornerback position. Even Jett had a very steady game leading the offense at the quarterback position.
Sher. Knights 26, Clack. 7
The Sherwood third /fourth grade Knights defeated a very tough Clackamas Black team 26 to 7.
Sherwood gained 309 yards of offense, led by Black Knight recipient Justin Humphreys and great linemen play by Jakob Eisenbeiss and Logan Shelton. Sherwood scored early on a 5 yard run by Evan Kitto to go up 6-0.
It didn't take Sherwood long to score again as CJ Alley rumbled his way in on a 7-yard touchdown run. Caleb Carter ran in the PAT to make the score 13-to-7. After a quick score by Clackamas, CJ Alley scored again on a 17-yard touchdown run to make the score 19-7 at halftime.
In the second half, Sherwood's defense continued to dominate as cornerbacks Bryce Aiello, Kobee Crown, Spencer Hansen, Alec Harp, Drew Jardine, Eli Jardine, Brandon Mickel and Zach Pointer shut down the Clackamas outside running attack. Sherwood scored again on a 10 yard run by Sean Scroggin. Bryce Aiello ran in the PAT to make the score 26 to 7.
Both teams fought hard in a scoreless fourth quarter. Austin Tietsort put the game away for Sherwood when he
intercepted a pass by Clackamas.
Raiders 20, Hillsboro 0
The Sherwood Knights fifth/sixth-grade team Raiders had a great home opener when they shut out a talented Hillsboro team Saturday. The Raiders' defense came ready to play and on the first snap from the line of scrimmage, Sherwood's Dylan Anderson knocked the ball away from a scrambling Hillsboro quarterback.
The fumble was recovered by Scott Wagner on the Hillsboro 30 yard line. On the second play of Sherwood's first offensive series, quarterback Tyler Aytes connected with halfback Tyler Aplin who turned it up field for a total of 31 yards and a touchdown.
Joe Chamberlain kicked a successful PAT to put Sherwood up 8-0. The highly mobile Aytes provided another Sherwood touchdown on one of his 4 carries totaling 77 yards. The third scoring drive was capped off by fullback Jake Reimer who punched it in from 4 yards out late in the game. The Raider's ground game was in high gear with other great contributions being made by backs Colton Waker and Heath McKinney along with powerful blocking up front from linemen Brody Clark, Andre Mauro, Robbie Ahrenkiel, Chamberlain and this week's Black Knight award recipient, Brandon Whitely.
As well as things went on offense, the Raider's defense put on the real show of the day. Along with forcing a fumble on the first play of the game, another fumble was recovered deep in the Hillsboro backfield by Sherwood's Nate Christler setting up the Raider's third scoring drive of the game. The Hillsboro backfield was hurried and under pressure all day from the aggressive play of Sherwood's defensive front including Chamberlain, Whitely, Anderson and Justin Hamilton. Other hard working Raiders who helped keep Hillsboro off the board were Zach Ehrlich, Joey Martin and Brady Fuller.
Tual. Card. 14, W.Linn 12
The Tualatin Cardinal eighth-grade varsity used an efficient offense and stout defense to defeat West Linn's Gold 14-12.
Defense dominated the early going as Chris Pauly, Branden Lebar, Tyler Kucera and Jake Turner delivered strong hits to the Lions offense.
Tualatin's first possession featured strong running by backs Taylor Johnson and Austin Richmond and QB Matt Yarbrough's flip to Ryan Glenn for 9 yards. The drive ended with a fumble and West Linn marched 64 yards concluding with a 22 yard touchdown run to grab an early 6-0 lead.
The teams exchanged possessions until mid 2nd quarter when safety Corey VanDomelen ignited the Wolves with an interception and 15 yard return, Tualatin capitalized on the turnover using a crisp running game featuring Johnson and Richmond. Yarbrough's 15 yard keeper with strong blocking by Jordon Nordby and Lance Acosta moved the ball to the Lions 14. Johnson's 10-yard sweep tied the score and his 25 yard conversion kick gave the Cardinal an 8-6 lead.
Following another defensive stop, Tualatin extended their lead as Yarbrough dissected the Lion's secondary with first down passes to Rick Bettinelli, Johnson and VanDomelen. Yarbrough's 6-yard bootleg to the end zone gave the Wolves a 14-6 halftime lead.
The second half featured strong defense by both squads. Julian Betka recovered an onside kick early and Bettinelli's 38 yard punt pinned West Linn's offense deep in their territory.
West Linn used a blocked punt and a 35 yard run to punch in a 1 yard touch down late in the 3rd quarter. The conversion was blocked and Tualatin kept a 14-12 lead.
Fourth quarter play was highlighted by strong defensive play. Garrett Watson, Ryan Tainer, Spencer Nix, Tyler Stanford, Nick McCauley joined with Pauly and Johnson to thwart several Lion drives. Special teams featuring Matt Walker, Levi Kauffman-Oliver, Tyler Dempsey, Logan Quinton and Jake Summers provided strong support, while Yarbrough, VanDomelen and Spencer Ericksen anchored a stellar performance by the secondary. Pauly's quarterback sack secured Tualatin's first win of the season.
Sher. JV Black, 15, WL 0
The Sherwood JV Black team, behind a strong defensive performance, scored a 15-0 win over West Linn Gold.
Novak Radanovic had a safety for Sherwood. Cody Setere, Paul Dodson and A.J. Spencer added key tackles in the opening quarter.
Setere returned an interception for a touchdown in the second quarter while Julian Darby, Nick Dutra and Eric Surkdahl were also strong on defense in the quarter.
Keenan Hatfield, Jacob Ritter and Mitchal Kruse kept up the defensive pressure in the third quarter.
Spencer finished up the scoring in the fourth quarter with a touchdown run. Kyle Wilson ran in the extra point.
Tual. White 7, Tig. Gray 6
In a battle of defense, the Timberwolves fifth/sixth-grade White team won a close confrontation gaining 66 yards and giving only 34 yards, with a come from behind score. A tenacious defense and a persistent offense kept them in the game as they wore down the opposing defense in the fourth quarter.
The Timberwolves fought in the first half, with great effort on special teams counting Justice Kono. Shawn VanHorn helped force a turnover on downs in the first quarter, and Tucker Bateman, T.J. Beikman, Tyler Riley, Ryan Richardson and Ryan Wisner helped gain the hard-fought 10 offensive first half yards.
Tyler Gastiaburu, Joe Day, Austin Bishop and Andy Collins battled on the defensive line. In the second quarter, Tigard scored despite a strong defensive effort. A big defensive stop that eventually contributed to the win was a great tackle by Garrett Medvec to stop the extra point attempt, leaving the score at 6-0 at the half.
An onside kick was almost recovered as the defense came out hungry in the third quarter. Chistopher Raycraft and others on the defensive line quickly forced a fumble recovered by the quick Mychal Makarowsky. Later the defense struck again, forcing a turnover on downs with a big sack by Tyler Allison and Alexander Mercado. With 2:50 left in the third, William Chapman had a big sack and Matt Shepard stopped a big run to turn the tide of the game, netting Tigard with 6 negative third-quarter yardage.
With the opposition bewildered, Ky Dunlap gained a crucial first down in the fourth quarter, setting up a spectacular 32-yard touchdown run by Brandon Day. The moment of truth came as Cooper Brunner blasted his way for the extra point, giving the Timberwolves the 7-6 lead.
With 9:23 left in the fourth quarter, the Timberwolves needed big defense to hold onto the lead. They got it with sacks by Austin Green and Jacob Friedhoff. The defense sealed the deal in Tigard's last big series, with 2 tackles and an interception by Kyle George.
The Tigard story from this game appears below
Sher. Black 34, Clack. 12
The Sherwood third/fourth-grade Black team rolled to a 32-12 victory over Clackamas.
Sherwood controlled the offensive line of scrimmage by getting great line play by Cross, Boren, Springer, Dehning, Robbins, and Castillo. Adian Giasson got Sherwood on the board with a touchdown run of 50 yards. Quarter back Rich Hekker ran for 118 yards and three TDs.
Ad Rutschman had 67 yards on the ground and a touchdown. Hollin, Vaughn, McBride, and Church also contributed in the rushing attack. Tight End Tommy Paul had 31 receiving yards and scored on a PAT. Receiver Kyle Larkin had a key black that led to a touchdown.
Sherwood's defense held Clackamas in check with quarter back sacks from Robbins, Vaughn, Hekker, and Cornilles. The defense also got great line backer play from Hekker, Church, Giasson, Paul, and Dehning combining for 22 tackles. Cornerback Chay, Chrz, Crowell, Gaylord, Hollin, Larkin, Lovell, Ludwick, McBride, Nolan, and Rath held Clackamas' passing attack in check with several passes that where knocked down.
Kaufman, Martin, and Valetski also contributed on the defensive line.
Tual. Gray 31, W'ville 0
The Tualatin third/fourth-grade Gray team dominated on both sides of the ball against the Wilsonville Wildcats.
The defense held the Wildcats to only one first down, and on seven of eight Wildcat possessions the defense held them to zero or negative yards. Tualatin's offense moved the ball well and had consistent blocking, opening holes for running backs Jordan Wilson and Jake Day, who combined for a total of 121 yards.
Tualatin kicked off to start the game. Karter Cook set the tone for the Timberwolves with a quarterback sack for a two yard loss. Two plays later Wilson recovered a fumble and the offense took over. On their very first play from scrimmage Wilson took the ball up the middle and broke open a 40 yard run for a touchdown. The extra point conversion was completed with a run by Nathan Senger.
In the second quarter great tackles by the linemen Dane Strength, Dylan Petit and Cook helped pressure the Wildcats. Day forced another fumble which was recovered by Petit at the 23 yard line. Quarterback Kyle Bradish handed the ball off to Wilson and Day on consecutive plays to get the ball to the one yard line. Center Steven Shockloss helped Bradish sneak the ball in for a touchdown.
The Wildcat offense was stopped with great tackling by RJ Jenks, Oliver Price, Kaleb Arzmendi-Frias, Emelio Lopez, and Wilson. Tualatin's next scoring drive was achieved with a 41-yard run by Wilson to go up 19-0. Strength kicked-off to the Wildcats and with fast penetration by the kick-off team, Tualatin recovered the ball at the 40 yard line.
Quarterback Jared Chichoke's hand off to Day resulted in a 40 yard run into the end zone. Solid tackles by Chase Anderson, Mitch Matthews, Bradish, Jenks, and Cook held the Wildcats, ending the first half with a score 25-0.
In the second half Wilson scored on Tualatin's first possession on great blocking by Petit and Brandt Gehrs. The kick-off to the Wildcats was recovered by Arzmendi-Frias. The defense continued their solid play with key tackles by J.J. Carter, Matthew Todd, Michael Galluzzo, Austin Cuellar, Matthews and Gehrs. As the clock wound down the Wildcats last possession was stopped with two great tackles by King, Petit, and Cueller. Pancake blocks made by Cichoke, Cook, and Shockloss made for an exciting win.
Tigard 37, Tual. JV Black 8
The Timberwolves displayed stretches of potential Saturday, but were unable to put together a complete game against the Tigers at Tigard.
Tualatin got off to a fast start, scoring on an Anthony Ramirez touchdown run on the very first play from scrimmage. Ramirez shouldered most of the Wolves' rushing throughout the afternoon, along with Tanner Baldwin and QB Zach Giulio. Jackson Biehn centered Tualatin's offensive line, which also featured Raul Batista, James Bates, Sean Blice, Conor Hinds, Devin Hill, Spencer Parham, Nathan Suyematsu, Timothy Beisner, Jadon Wiersma, Casey Davis, and Jack Furlong. On defense, the Timberwolves were kept on the field for long stretches of the game, several of which culminated in scores for Tigard, despite determined tackling from Brian Reverman, Scott Allred, Dillon Hoy, Tyler Giulio, Alex Fonseca, Steven Gilkey, Ray Richards, Keagan Brown, Hayden Richardson, and Wilson Giles. An injured Tyler Hanash was present but unable to play.
Special teams continued to be a highlight for Tualatin. Punts and punt returns were sharply executed, and the Wolves forced one fumble and blocked two kick attempts following Tiger touchdowns.
Tual. White 7, Tig. Gray 6
Tigard fifth/sixth-grade Gray suffered a tough loss at Tualatin by an extra point. Tigard kicked off to start the game, and Austin Davis raced down the right sideline to recover the ball for Tigard.
Hayden Flake ran around the left side for 24 yards to score Tigard's first touchdown of the year.
Tigard's offensive line of Zachary Bigej, Andrew Hungerford, Tarek Wirfs, Ethan Lange, Nicholas Smith, Erik Peters, and receivers Brandon Almodovar and Tanner Bradbury made way for Justin Evans, Hayden Flake, and Austin Davis to rush for 115 yards.
Flake led the team with 66 yards rushing and Evans had the long run of the day for 26 yards. Chance Taylor had 2 receptions for 15 yards to lead Tigard and also had an interception on defense.
Evans and Taylor Courtney shared the quarterbacking duties. Courtney led the team in passing and quarterbacked for most of the second half after Evans was injured and had to leave the game.
The swarming Tigard defense was stingy again holding Tualatin to only 5 net yards in the first half and only 3 total first downs.
Joshua Miller led Tigard with 7 tackles and 1 sack. Tarek Wirfs followed with 6 tackles. Ethan Lange and Hayden Flake each made 4 tackles. Austin Davis had 2 tackles and was in on a sack. Tigard had 17 players in on defensive plays. Others who made or were in on tackles were Tyler Woodworth, Justin Evans, Braxton Latt, Maclain Bartley, Taylor Courtney, Justin Alvarizares, Jonathan Powers, Zachary Bigei, David Moeller, Chandler Kelly, and Michael Mullen.
Tual. Card. 44, Tigard 13
The Tualatin Cardinal third/fourth-grade team pulled away from their Tigard opponent in the second half to win by a score 44-13.
The score was 13-13 in the first half until Chase Morrison scored to make the score 19-13. Morrison also scored earlier on a 60-yard run, using his speed to outrun the Tigard secondary. Luke Davis also scored in the first quarter. Later, Daeton Harris scored to make the score at half time 26-13.
The defense continued to play well with only allowing two first half touchdowns. The defense was led by Alex Reid, Davis and Daeton Harris. Matthew Lovos continued to show improvement with a quarterback sack along with others such as Dillon Godden, Jared Welter and Brian Davis continuing to improve with every game. Chase Morrison continued his stellar running performance with a kickoff return in the second half to increase the lead to 32-13.
Solid tackling kept Tigard from scoring in the second half. Alex Reid scored another touchdown for Tualatin to pad the lead to 38-13. Eric Munoz had a good game running and playing defense. Evan Gang also played well with defense and blocking. Dillon Godden recovered a fumble towards the end of the game, and Dante Reid connect with Josh Watson on a pass play for the final touchdown to make the score 44-13. Both Josh and Dante had solid games.
Tig. JV Green 24, LO 20
Facing a two touchdown halftime deficit, Tigard JV Green rallied around a tough defense and opportunistic offensive to defeat Lake Oswego JV White, 24-20 to even their season record at 1-1.
Tigard started the game in strong fashion, scoring on the third play from scrimmage when Sean McGetrick connected with Shai Grey on a screen play that went for 52 yards and a touchdown. Travis Hale kicked the extra point providing Tigard with an early 8-0 lead.
Tigard's defense, lead by Isaac Schimmels and Jesse Wantland, stopped Lake Oswego on their first possession forcing them to punt. Benefiting from an outstanding kick and roll, the Lakers pinned Tigard on their own five yard line. Two plays later they scored when the Tigard running back was tackled on their own end zone making the score 8-2.
Receiving the kickoff deep in Tigard territory, the Lakers scored next on a six play, 28 yard drive. The extra point attempt failed, making the score 8-8 late in the first quarter.
Tigard responded with an 11 play, 60 yard drive, but failed to score when McGetrick was intercepted at the goal line on a fine play by a Lake Oswego defender. Key plays during the drive included a 24 yard run by Travis Hale, an 8 yard completion to Spencer Hale and a 14 yard reception by Nick Vollstedt.
The Lakers took advantage of their good fortune, quickly scoring on a 65 yard reception to push their lead to 14-8 midway through the second quarter.
Disaster struck on Tigard's next possession when a lateral pass bounced into the hands of a Laker defender who sped 62 yards for a touchdown and a 20-8 halftime lead.
Needing to make something happen on both sides of the ball, Tigard's defense responded on the second play of the final half when Anthony Body stripped the ball from a Laker receiver and recovered the fumble on the Lake Oswego 20 yard line.
Tigard scored when McGetrick connected with Sawyer Hurd for a 12 yard touchdown reception. Hurd made a fine effort on the play when he had to adjust to the ball and elude his defender before crossing the goal line. Travis Hale kicked the extra point to cut the lead to 20-16.
The Lakers next possession resulted in a punt from their own 17 yard line as Colin Chisholm, Tyler Kamerer and Schimmels each made key stops in the defensive stand. Body's 12 yards punt return and a Lake Oswego was penalty placed the ball on the Laker 14 yard line.
Tigard's Travis Hale gained four yards on the first down and Harrison Bruce added 5 yards on a nice run to move the ball to the Laker five yard line. McGetrick then rushed for three yard on the next play giving Tigard first and goal at the Lakers' two as the third quarter came to an end with Lake Oswego holding onto a 20-16 lead.
The Lakers' defense stiffened, stopping Tigard on three straight running plays up the middle. On fourth and goal from the one, McGetrick scampered around the right side, crossing the goal line as he was tackled for the go ahead score. Travis Hale then connected on his third extra point kick of the game giving Tigard a 24-20 lead.
Both teams traded punts on their next possessions. Lake Oswego though came close to scoring when a receiver broke free on a screen pass, but was caught at the Tigard 27 yard line by Grey after a 48 yard run. On the next play of the game, Rian Anderson sealed the victory for Tigard when he fought through to linemen to hit the quarterback and force a fumble that was recovered by Wantland on the Tigard 40 yard line.
Defensively for Tigard, Body accounted for 4 tackles, a forced fumble and subsequent recovery. Thirteen additional players made tackles for the defense. These included Hurd, Schimmels, Wantland, Kamerer, Anderson, Chisholm, Grey, Spencer Hale, Nick Bower, Jay Miller, Paul Craven and Cale Holt. Other players contributing to the fine defensive effort include Parker Lambert, Andy Pin, Braden Anderton, Correy Pizer, Andrew Elliot Kyle Stockman and James Saddler.
Offensively, Travis Hale gained 85 yards on 15 carries, while adding six points on extra point kicks. McGetrick was 4 of 9 in passing for 86 yards and two touchdowns while running for a third. Cameron Osbon, Alex Wilder, Ricky Wilder and Ivan Kallevig each provided significant contributions.
Tual. Card. 32, O. City 0
The Tualatin fifth/sixth-grade Cardinal team moved to 2-0 on the year after a convincing win at OC.
Tualatin opened up the game on offense and gained several first downs after nice runs by Nic Hines, Randall Tainer and Brennan Symes. But the drive stalled at the OC 25 and the Timberwolves gave the ball up on downs. On OC's first play from scrimmage, they fumbled and Bridger Wilde recovered for Tualatin. Tainer had a nice run to get the ball down to the goal line and finished the short drive with a QB Sneak for a TD. Hines converted the extra point and the Wolves led 7-0 midway through the first.
Hines later took a Counter play 60 yards down the sideline for Tualatin's second TD of the game.
In the second quarter, the Wolves Defense continued to play well and held OC to few yards as the Tualatin offense sputtered. Late in the second quarter, OC punted and Tainer had a nice 15 yard return to set up good field position. Nice runs by several running backs highlighted by Max Houston's 30 yard run off the left side moved the ball to OC's 4 yard line. Hines finished off the drive with a 4 yard run for a TD. The Extra Point was good on a pass from Tainer to Jeff Whitaker and the half ended with Tualatin up 20-0.
OC started the third quarter with the ball but had to punt after a sack by Connor True. Tualatin started with great field position and punched it in with a nice 15 yard cutback run by Tyler Snyder. The Extra Point failed leaving Tualatin up 26-0. On OC's next possession the Wolves' D kept the pressure up and forced a fumble that was recovered by Alec Trecker. The Tualatin offense sputtered and turned the ball over on downs. On OC's next possession, Snyder intercepted a forth down pass that was tipped by Lineman Jake Nuess. Tualatin finished the scoring for the day when Hines raced around right end from 28 yards out for a TD.
The O-Line of True, Dane Simonsen, Derek Maidel, Graham Russell, Brandon Yee, Paul Bixel and Trecker along with Receiver's Jeff Whitaker, Dalton Gernhart, Brendan Bixel and Edgar Gutierrez did an excellent job all day leading the way for the Tualatin Backs.
Defensively, Tualatin was led by True with 7 tackles, Wilde with 5 tackles and 1 fumble recovery and Nuess with 4 tackles. Simonsen was a major force in the middle along with an ever pursuing Yee with 3 tackles. Others having an impact game on defense were Russell, John Whitaker with a fumble recovery and sack, Snyder with a pass interception, Beau Kennedy with 3 tackles, Paul Bixel with 2 tackles and Trecker with a fumble recovery and a sack.
Tig. JV Black 37, Tual. 8
The Tigard JV Black Tigers football team notched a victory in their home opener against a very tough and well coached Tualatin Black JV, 37-8.
Tualatin, however, grabbed an 8-0 lead with less than 30 seconds gone. Tigard started their first series on offense from their own 29 and right away had to make a tough decision. Facing 4th down with 3 yards to go on their own 36 Coach Mori asked the offensive line to get the first down and he called a quarterback sneak. Behind huge blocks from center Sam 'Big Smooth' Crawford and guard Jeremy 'Heavy J' Moore, Niko Freni broke out for a big 29-yard gain right up the middle. Chris McKenzie then ran for 3 times in a row gaining two straight first downs, helped by a key blocks from Dominic Mori and Mitchell Allen.
McKenzie then struggled down to Tualatin's 10-yard line, with Cody Bliss clearing a path and Tigard looked poised to score. However, a fumble led to a Tualatin recovery and the Tigers were stopped short.
Tackles by Roble Jama, Nolan Freisen and Mori forced Tualatin to punt deep in their own territory. After McKenzie's return to Tualatin's 39-yard line, Tigard's Adam Holman ran off tackle for a 21 yard gain to the 18 yard line. Big blocks by Brody Parsons and Chad Colson helped Holman break free.
Two more short runs by Holman moved the Tigers to the 6, where the O line again made a huge hole for Freni to easily score. The point after failed and Tualatin's lead was now down to 8-6.
A key tackle by Robert Strys on a sweep, followed by a sack for a loss by Brandon Dettra forced another Tualatin punt. Tigard recovered it on their own 38 and began another impressive drive. This drive was fueled by the running of Jake Panasewich. He carried the ball 4 straight plays to power the Tigers to the Tualatin 3 yard line. Blocks by Cody Collins, Travis Eurick and Cody Amman helped him get there. Another sneak up the middle sealed the TD; Tualatin blocked the PAT try and with just over 3 minutes left in the half Tigard lead 12-8. The defense held again and, after a near interception by Brandon Wick, Tualatin was forced to punt for the third straight time from deep in its own territory. Freni's 26 yard return set up another chance for the Black Tigers to score before the half. With 1:37 left from the Tualatin 37, Freni scrambled to the 24 on a broken up pass attempt. Two plays later a block by Sam Fusick collapsed the left side of the line and Freni ran off tackle for the touchdown.
After a strong run by the Tualatin quarterback pushed them into Tiger territory in the second half, the defense lead by 3 tackles by Dettra, one by Peter McCormick and a near interception by McKenzie, stiffened up and forced Tualatin to turn the ball over on downs. The third quarter ended with Chad Colson gaining 15 yards for a first down. A great block by Adam Boyce opened the lane for Colson. One play later Freni was helped by blocks from Parsons, Strys and Matt Merckling on a 48 yard touchdown run.
Tualatin was not giving up and they came out strong to open their drive, but on third and short, Andre Metternich had his man covered on a pass attempt and Robert Strys stepped in front of him as the pass arrived and ran the interception into the end zone for a 39 yard return.
Tigard's final score came on a Colson run. The coaches want to thanks injured players, Brady Watts and Tyler Davis for their help and support from the sidelines.
Tual. JV Card. 33, Clack. 0
Tualatin had 236 total offensive yards (132 rushing and 104 passing) against Clackamas Saturday 33-0. Four backs rushed for more than 20 yards each (Tate Jenkins, Sumner Patton, Travis Johnson, and Michael Powelson).
An interception by defensive back Powelson set up the first Tualatin possession which ended with the wolves punting into Clackamas territory. Kevin MacPherson sacked the quarterback for a seven yard loss which set up the first of several Clackamas punts - MacPherson promptly returned the ball 16 yards on the punt return, but Tualatin was unable to get on the scoreboard in the first quarter - just before the horn sounded, Brandon Durdel had a fumble recovery to set up great field position going into the second quarter.
Tualatin's offense came alive toward the end of the first half scoring three times in the final 3½ minutes. The offensive line led by Travis Campbell, Elisio Arizmendi-Frias, Ben Paul, Cade Thompson, Jake McGrady, and Conor Peick opened large, consistent holes for their running backs. Johnson scored the first touchdown with a ten yard keeper - diving, arms outstretched, into the end zone. Patton punched in the extra point.
On the next possession, Johnson found Drew Ness open in the middle of the field for a 35 yard completion down to the 15 yard line. Patton followed his blockers 15 yards around the end for the second score. Jenkins muscled in the extra point. Seconds before the conclusion of the first half, Durdel kicked and recovered an onside kick on the Clackamas 49 yard line. Johnson wasted no time finding Andrew Criswell open down the sideline for a 49 yard pass completion, the final touchdown of the half. Patton ran in the extra point and the half ended 21-0.
Tough defense by Conner Cheel, Michael Butz, Matt Miller, Peter Hinkley, Jacob King, Miles Andrews, Matt Morse, Eric Landmark, Kyle McClintic and Shane Scoggan kept the Cavs out of the end zone all day.
Powelson opened the second half with a 13 yard run followed by a Jenkins 21 yard run. Powelson added another three yards which set up a 10 yard Jenkins run over the middle for the touchdown. The extra point attempt failed. The third quarter ended 27-0.
Clackamas had possession for most of the fourth quarter and were marching confidently down the field when defensive back Johnson swatted a pass which linebacker Jenkins picked up and ran 34 yards for the final score of the game.
Cavs had one final chance to score when Matt Morse and Anthony Callaway joined forces to drag down the running back and preserve the shutout. The game ended 33-0.
Tig. Black 13, W.Linn 0
The Tigard Black fifth/sixth-grade team picked up another win as it bested West Linn White 13-0.
The Tigers' first half was marked by three fumbles on offense and uncharacteristic penalties. The second drive of the game started with an 18 yard run on the left side by Ryan Bickel who played well for the Tigers on offense and defense. Bickel rushed 14 times for 79 yards and a TD. Defensively he notched 5 tackles and forced a key fumble in the fourth quarter to keep Tigard's scoreless streak alive 8 consecutive quarters.
The Black Tigers defense swarmed the White Lions all night with a few new names on defense; Matthew Franz had an excellent day with 5 tackles, 2 assists and 3 sacks, Janak Ward had 5 tackles to go with 9½ sacks, Jacob Arnold joined the sack attack with 1½ sacks and 2 tackles. Jake Biglow had 5 tackles, Robby Chabreck 5, Taylor Evans 4 and a recovered fumble, Clay VanRiper had 4 tackles and recovered a kick deep in West Linn territory in the fourth quarter to put it away for good. Other tackles 3 Roman Mori, 3 Michael Roberts, 3 Shane Lepper, 2 Manu Rasmussen, 2 Nate Hayes, JP Fallon, Ruben Arellano and Tyler Rodgers all getting in on a tackle.
The Tigers set the tone on defense and once again showed their big play offense as QB Robby Chabreck hooked up for a TD pass for the 2nd game in a row with WR Taylor Evans this time for 39 yards on the Tigers first drive of the third quarter. Chabreck went 4/7 for 90 yards TD, and also found Jack Naddelhoffer the TE twice for first downs. The White Lions looked tired in the second half, a tribute to the Tigard coaching staff and their dedication to conditioning, a key factor in both Black Tiger wins this season. Evans rushed in our extra point and Byan Bickel's TD from the 2 yard line make the final score 13-0. Next week the Tigers stay on the road one more time before starting a five game home.
Tigard Green 33, W.Linn 0
The final score was not indicative of the great football game played Saturday morning at Tigard High School. Both teams came into the game with high scoring offenses.
However, it was the defenses which dominated. Led by linebackers Thomas Vickers and Alex Treat; defensive end Zeth Buitron; and nose guard Xavier Saylor, the Tigard third/fourth-grade Green team was able to stop West Linn on several critical third down plays in the first half. Late in the second quarter, West Linn moved the ball to the Tigard 10 yard line. The Lions' drive was stopped when Tigard cornerback Michael McCoy intercepted West Linn quarterback Matt Demore's pass near the goal line as the halftime horn sounded.
Tigard's only scoring drive in the first half was the product of good blocking by Cameron Smith, Paul Vickers and Kyle Baldes. Tigard drove down inside the West Linn 10 yard line only to be stopped by the Lions stingy defense lead by Harrison Wagner, Matt Demore and Kurt Moon. Tigard's Ryan Bay kicked a 23 yard field goal to give Tigard a 3 - 0 halftime lead.
The Tigers started quickly in the second half with a 20 yard kickoff return by Alex Compton. A couple of plays later, Tigard running back Landon Floyd took a short pass 20 yards for a touchdown. West Linn's opening drive in the second half was stopped when Tigard cornerback Julian Body intercepted a Matt Demore pass. Tigard scored shortly thereafter as a result of perfect downfield blocking by Brendan Rude and Ryan Schaffer. In the fourth quarter Tigard quarterback David Johnson ran the ball inside, broke two tackles and raced into the end zone. Tigard's scoring in the game was capped with an interception by backup linebacker JT Greenough which was returned 20 yards for a touchdown as the horn sounded.