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Reports for games of Sept. 30
Clack. 19, Tualatin Black 0
With Mt. Hood looming like an omen on the horizon, the Tualatin third/fourth-grade Black team found itself in an uphill struggle against Clackamas on Saturday. The Tualatin defense displayed a classic 'bend but don't break' style throughout much of the first half, denying Clackamas on their first three possessions. Two of the Clackamas drives were thwarted by fumble recoveries by Dakota Steppe, with one recovery coming at the Tualatin 10-yard line. In addition, a swarming defense included tackles by Trevor Tillema, Daniel Ennis, Cole Gehrke, Eric Breyer, and a touchdown saving tackle by Calder Fettig.
Meanwhile, the Tualatin offense shot out of the gate on its first drive. With Steppe at the helm, Breyer ripped off two carries for 21 yards. Then Steppe hit Gehrke with a beautiful 20-yard pass reception over the middle of the field. The drive included outstanding blocking by Cameron Frey, Kellen Poti, Jorge Severiano, and Dasan Kenderes. After several more runs by Breyer and Fettig the drive stalled shortly after midfield, and Wesley Thomas put Clackamas deep in their own territory with a 25-yard punt.
The first half seesawed back and forth until Clackamas broke a pitch around the outside to score with 1:12 left in the second quarter. Tualatin immediately responded with a drive that moved Tualatin into Clackamas territory. However, Clackamas was fortunate to stop the drive and return an interception for a touchdown right before the end of the half, making the score 13-0 in favor of Clackamas.
The second half opened in encouraging fashion for Tualatin, as Tillema took the opening kickoff to the Clackamas 40-yard line. However, the drive stalled and after a Tualatin punt Frey made a fine tackle to pin Clackamas deep in its own territory. On the ensuing Clackamas possession Todd Pasquale-Uhlman broke up a pass play in the flat, followed by tackles and stiff defense involving Jack Dupuis, Devon Gillard, Jared Bobbitt, and Mathew Gilbert. Then on third down Ennis picked off a Clackamas pass and scampered 30 yards on the return.
The third quarter ended with the Tualatin drive stymied, and Clackamas taking over on downs. Tualatin highlights in the fourth quarter included Brendan O'Neill and Gehrke making touchdown-saving tackles after deep Clackamas passes, a nice tackle by Ivan Vilcauskas, a pancake block by O'Neill, and a fumble recovery on a stripped ball by Ennis
The end of the game saw Tualatin gaining strength, as they started an impressive drive towards the Clackamas goal that was only ended when the gun sounded for the end of the game. Those contributing to Tualatin's 'never say die' attitude on the final drive included Zachary Reynolds, Douglas Skinner, and Nikolas Procaccini.
Sunset 22, Tual.JV Black 8
It was a game of two distinctly different halves on Saturday, as a determined Tualatin JV Black squad rebounded from a 22-point deficit at halftime to deliver their best performance of the season.
After allowing Sunset to score on three of their first four possessions in the first half, the defense stiffened in the second. Sean Blice, Jack Furlong, Dillon Hoy, Jadon Wiersma, Devin Hill, Steven Gilkey, Tyler Hanash, Alex Fonseca, Wilson Giles and Ray Richards all played inspired defense, culminating in a courageous goal-line stand that denied Sunset a scoring opportunity in its opening drive of the third quarter.
Buoyed by the defensive performance, a resurgent offensive unit took the field. Zach Giulio, Nathan Suyematsu, Anthony Ramirez, Jackson Biehn, Scott Allred, Conor Hinds, Raul Bautista, Tanner Baldwin, Spencer Parham, James Bates, Keagan Brown and Casey Davis all made major contributions to the offense, which dictated the tempo of the game throughout the second half. Moving the ball down the field after the defensive stand, the drive stumbled briefly, when a Giulio pass was tipped and intercepted. Not to be denied, the defense stepped up again, as Hanash intercepted a Sunset pass, giving the ball back to the offense deep in Tualatin territory.
The offense repaid the favor with a long, high-octane drive that featured Giulio and Suyematsu rotating quarterbacking duties, an exciting passing attack, and power running that resulted in a number of big plays for the Wolves. Suyematsu found Giulio and Hayden Richardson for huge receptions, including an apparent touchdown catch by Giulio that was called back on a penalty. With time running out, the Timberwolves maintained their composure and determination, as Giulio connected with Baldwin to score with 26 seconds left. Suyematsu's kick made it 8-22 to end the game, as injured and players Tyler Giulio and Brian Reverman cheered from the sideline. More important than the final score, however, was the outstanding second-half performance by Tualatin, which held Sunset scoreless and maintained control of the ball for nearly all of the fourth quarter. This is a team with positive momentum going into week five.
Wilsonville 27, Tigard Green 6
Tigard fifth/sixth-grade Green battled until the end, yet could not contain Wilsonville on the way to a 27-6 defeat.
Will Schaer and Cameron Yarnell led the Offense from their Quarterback position often gaining tough yards on crucial plays. JT Howe, Kaz Greene, Alex Dean, and Joe Lobatto rambled for extra yardage against a stingy defense.
Evan Garrison continued his dazzling play with 3 spectacular catches based on throws from Will Schaer. Cam Yarnell also took a broken play and converted into an electrifying 50-plus yard run down the sideline for the touchdown.
The Tigard Green defense got off to rocky start, yet built momentum into the second half. Jacob Mullen led the defense from his Nose guard position. Cam Yarnell and George Smith continued to make athletic, aggressive plays from their Defensive End positions.
Evan Garrison and Kaz Greene provided some crushing tackles, while Taylor Heaney, Eli Murray, Ryan Cleveland, and Alex Dean did a nice job on contain and pass coverage. Also, Kaz Greene, Alex Dean, and Eli Murray made strong contributions through kick returns on special teams.
Lincoln 25, Tualatin White 12
In the first loss of the season, the Timberwolves fifth/sixth-grade White team fought for 188 yards and gave up 213 yards. The first quarter started with Justice Kono helping on opening kickoff and Tucker Bateman recovering the onside kick. Five plays later Cooper Brunner scored making the score 6-0. The defense of Tyler Gastiaburu, Matt Shepherd, Joe Day, and Andy Collins then held the opposition to only 28 first quarter yards.
Big tackles made on defense by Alex Mercado and an 11-yard offensive rush by Mychal Makarowsky ended the first quarter. Lincoln scored soon into the second quarter, but William Chapman stop the extra point attempt for a 6-6 score. With 6:09 left in the half, Lincoln hoped to get the ball back with an onside kick, which Shawn VanHorn quickly recovered. Later Tyler Allison made a crucial fourth down tackle on defense.
The Timberwolves gained 107 yards in the third quarter, with great offensive efforts by Austin Bishop, T.J. Beikman, Tyler Riley, and Ryan Wisner. Lincoln scored on an interception, but Garrett Medvec denied them the extra point for a 6-12 score.
After losing the kickoff, Austin Green and Jacob Friedhoff made great tackles and gave no yardage, followed by a 20-yard punt return by Kyle George with blocking by Ryan Richardson.
With 52 seconds left in the third quarter, Brandon Day ran for a touchdown on fourth down and 5, making the score 12-12. Lincoln ended the quarter with a TD and extra point to make it 12-19.
The opposition gained back the ball on kickoff, and despite great tackles by Christopher Raycraft and Parker Belan, Lincoln scored again for 12-25 score. Ky Dunlap made a great catch on the following kickoff. At the end of the fourth quarter, Tualatin defense denied Lincoln another score at 16-yard line.
Tigard Green 32, Centennial 31
The Tigard third/fourth-grade Green and the Centennial Blue played an overtime thriller on a perfect Saturday morning at Centennial High School. Tigard jumped out quickly when Thomas Vickers stripped Centennial's kick returner and recovered the fumble on the game's opening play.
Tigard drove the ball down the field behind tremendous blocking from Cameron Smith, Paul Vickers, Alex Treat, Chance Callaway, Julian Body and Austin Wilson. Offensively, Tigard rallied behind running backs Landon Floyd, David Johnson and Brendan Rude. Floyd lead Tigard's ground attack, rushing for 3 TDs.
Quarterback JT Greenough converted several critical fourth-downplays including a 22-yard TD pass to Floyd in the fourth quarter. The Tigard's defense was put to the test by a very quick and talented Centennial backfield.
Thomas Vickers led Tigard's defense with 11 tackles. In the end, the game came down to special team's play and, in particular, Tigard's successful execution of PATs. Tigard place-kicker Ryan Bay was a perfect 4-for-4 in kick attempts after touchdowns, including the game winner in overtime.
Clackamas 28, Sherwood Red 8
The fifth/sixth-grade Red Sherwood Knights dropped a tough game at home on Saturday to a fast and physical Clackamas Red team by a score of 8-28. Regardless of the final score, the Knights showed up to play with a lot of heart and determination and battled as a team to the end.
Not only was it a good team effort, but a lot of individuals really stepped up to contribute. In the first half, with both Knight quarterbacks on the bench with injuries, halfback Tristan Flint stepped in behind center and did a tremendous job of running the offense and keeping the ball moving. Fullback Alex Barzee also had a huge day on offense, carrying the workload with 20 carries for 102 yards. Halfbacks Anthony Sherwood, Alex Wacker, Jordan Hodney, and Riley Junkin also pitched in with some good carries and nice blocking.
Quarterback Tyler Booth also had a nice game after coming back in from a neck injury early on.
Booth had several good runs and 2 nice completions to the sure hands of tight end Austin Scoggin and wide receiver Josh Aden. Scoggin's catch was good for 16 yards and a first down and Aden's went for 25 yards and yet another Knight first down. The blocking that made this all possible came from a great group of linemen and receivers consisting of Black Knight award winner Mitch Brannen, Andy Hennings, Dakota Groves, Jeff Knight, Thayer Dye, Blake Schaefer, Scott Skurdahl, Robert Howe, Kendrick Leaverton, Kenny Ross, Kade MacGillivray, Colton MacGillivray, Brendan Mckenzie, Bryce Outland, and Brandon Kaufman.
On the defensive side of the ball came more strong performances starting with cornerback Tristan Flint who totaled 5 tackles and a great, heads up fumble recovery and return.
Cornerbacks Jordan Hodney and Riley Junkin added some nice tackles and great pass coverage along with safeties Alex Wacker, Kenny Ross, and Josh Aden. The defensive line was led by Mitch Brannen, Andy Hennings, Blake Schaefer, Thayer Dye, and Dakota Groves with solid performances. The linebacker corps was lead by Anthony Sherwood with 6 total tackles followed by strong performances from Alex Barzee, Austin Scoggin, Tyler Booth, and Scott Skurdahl.
Tualatin 39, Sherwood JV White 30
Wow! What a game! It was certainly worth the price of admission! (Everyone gets in free by the way) First and foremost we have to congratulate Tualatin.
They trailed early but never gave up. Sherwood gave it everything they had until the final horn sounded but it wasn't quite enough to get the win. We're proud of our team; Sean McGill, Ethan Naef, John Powers, Andrew Gough, Ryan McDermott, Chris Singer, Zane Morgan, Harris Foster, Steven Long, Dusty Crabtree, Daniel Leonard, Spencer Gray, Nick Carroll, Evan Heslop, Ben Haggard, Brandon Lepp, Devion Harris, Garrett Born, Zac Smith, Nick Dailey, Jon Dailey and Robert Weigel.
We learn a lot about our team and ourselves in a great game like this. I learned that my team will pull together and fight for each other until the end. We couldn't ask for a better group of kids.
Sherwood JV Red 14, Lakeridge 6
Sherwood JV Red won a hard fought battle against Lakeridge and came out on top 14-6. The defense did their best to contain Blake Dutton and Lakeridge was led by Connor Munro with 8 tackles, Travis Dyer with 7 tackles and a sack and fumble recovery, Dylan Flannery with 5 tackles, Danny Rice with 4 tackles and a fumble recovery and an interception.
Chase Krieger had 3 tackles and an interception, and Taylor Bonawitz had 3 tackles and a sack. Chris Hufschmidt, Dalton Heater, and Nate Montgomery also had strong contributions.
The offense put up 300 yards on the day and was led by Munro with 81 yards rushing, and Bonawitz with 73 yards of rushing. Danny Rice, Hufschmidt, Heater, Krieger, Garrett LaFarge, and Ian Hockett all contributed to the offensive success. LaFarge and Munro scored TDs on the day, and Bonawitz added a 2 point PAT.
Wilsonville def. Sherwood White
The Sherwood fifth/sixth-grade White Knights had a battle on their hands Saturday afternoon. Although the White Knights stacked up 240 yards in total offense, a very tough Wilsonville team prevailed in the end.
The White Knight's defense played much better than the score represented as the team recorded 11 tackles for negative yardage. Additionally the defense recorded 3 QB sacks.
Sixteen Sherwood players recorded tackles on the day. Leading the charge on defense was Joseph Balfour with 11 tackles. Spencer Clay and Reggie Lee recorded 5 tackles. Lee also had a QB sack. Harrison Shelburne and Nolan Rader added 4 tackles while Nick Dickson, Zachary Wise, Parker Branz, Austin Dessert, Mickey Schaefer and Nic Clarke had 3 tackles each. Jonathon Carlson came up big with a fumble recovery in the second quarter. Quentin Nass, Kevin Johnson and Christian Delao also contributed to the defensive effort with a couple of big hits.
The White Knight's offense won the second half scoring the only points in the third and fourth quarters. Balfour got the Knights on the board with a 21 yard run. Balfour completed the scoring drive by running in the PAT.
Balfour had a tremendous supporting cast on the offensive side of the ball. From the fullback spot Clay pounded out 56 tough rushing yards, averaging approximately 6 yards per carry. Branz added another 70 yards in rushing. Balfour connected to Schaefer and Clarke on several pass plays. Clarke finished the day with 69 yards receiving on 3 catches.
While Schaefer recorded one reception for 10 yards. Also contributing at the wide receiver spot were Blake Peterson and Eric Lind.
The unsung heroes on the offensive line showed tremendous improvement. Brandon Geiger, Andrew Summers, Cole Vessey, Wise, Lee, Rader, Dessert, and Shelburne all deserve applause for their hard work in the trenches.
Tualatin 18, Sherwood Red 8
The third/fourth-grade Red Knights traveled to Tualatin on Saturday, losing a hard fought game 18-8. The Red Knights played a good defensive game, keeping Tualatin to 208 yards in total offense.
Offensively, the Red Knights showed promise many times throughout the game, with some big running and passing plays but struggled to keep the game in control with six turnovers.
Defensively the Red Knights were lead by Cully Clark with 10 tackles, Matthew Brooks with 8, James Nappe with 6, Tye McCarthy with 4, and Steven Powers, Tanner Dillree, Max Ahrenkiel, and Ryan Hobbs with 2. Several players including Alex Dalebroux, Jake Richards, Joey Brookhouse, Brendon Wexted, and Trenten Toivonen each with 1 tackle. McCarthy, Clark, and Nappe each had tackles for losses. The solid play on the defensive line by Riley Ahrenkiel, Jake Anderson and Jack Ferner was the anchor of the defense.
Matthew Sjogren provided great support for the anchormen at ILB. The Red Knights secondary remained spectacular, holding Tualatin to less than 50 yards in passing and the defensive line pressured the quarterback most of the day.
The strong secondary included Devon Chesbrough, Trace Sweeney, Jesse Hasley, Dillon Heater, Jackson Grubbe, Sebastian Donily, Dakota Krieger, Connor Moody, Alex Burger, Brady Sullivan, Jake Richards, Kai Stephens, and Conner Whitely. Nappe had a key interception that stopped a Tualatin drive and Dalebroux's fourth quarter interception set up the Red Knights touchdown. Nappe added 2 points with a kicked PAT.
Congratulations to Cully Clark for Black Knight and Sebastian Donily for the Fitz Patch (Sportsmanship) honors.
Sherwood Black 19, Canby 7
The fifth/sixth-grade game started out with Canby coming out hard and taking the initial kick off return in for a touchdown. On the next play of the game Canby kicked off and recovered the onside kick and that is when Sherwood's defense took over by creating a fumble on the very next play.
This game goes to the defensive force for the game against Canby Gold on Saturday. Sherwood's defense only allowed 76 yards of total offense against Canby Gold and it was lead by Cristian Morris and Kotowski with 6 tackles, Brooks, Goldstein and Staley with 3, Mack and Chertude with 2 and Voelker, Nichols, Kent, Jacot, Crowell and Braden Riess with 1 tackle. Also, Goldstein and Kotowski each had a fumble recovery and Chertude with a sack to complete the defensive attack. Other key players for the defense were, Matney, Ochs and Schierman.
Sherwood ran for 250-plus yards of total offense en-route to a 19-7 victory over Canby. Again, it started up front with our line creating the holes for our backs and sticking to their blocks. We had a couple key players that stepped up for us this week to balance out our offense production. Those key players were, Braden Riess, Nichols, Keller, Brookhouse, Scheirman, Crowell and Layna.
On the offensive side it all started out in the first quarter with Matney scoring on a 14 yard run to the right side and also had 3 carries for 30 yards. The ground attack came from Goldstein with 3 carries for 5 yards, Kent with 4 carries for 17 yards, Jacot with 5 carries for 26 yards, Chertude with 12 carries for 46 yards and Cristian Morris with 13 carries for 131 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Tualatin def. Sher. White
For most of the first quarter of Saturday's third/fourth-grade game between Sherwood and Tualatin the game was back and forth between the two teams. Tualatin was able to score first and take a 6-0 lead. Sherwood would answer with a touchdown and extra point for an 8-6 Sherwood lead. Tualatin eventually able to pull ahead.
Sherwood's Justin Meyer and Hunter Ladd had very good games defensively and Tualatin's number 45 and number 75 were outstanding on both sides of the ball.
Tigard Gold 13, Tualatin 0
Saturday's fifth/sixth-grade game at Tigard High School between Tigard Gold and Tualatin Cardinal was a very important game for both teams. Both teams coming into the game were 2-1 and this looked to be a tough game for both squads.
The real highlights of the game came from the defensive side of the ball. Leading the charge on a Tigard defense that completely shut down the team from Tualatin was Big Cain Adams.
He was in the backfield all day long. Joining Cain on the defensive line, which put pressure on Tualatin all game long was Tristen Rude, James Porter, Justin Jackson, Miguel Delgado and Zack Merwin. The defensive line also got a boost from the return of Tigard's other big man in the middle, Kyle Mortensen. As tough as the defensive line played, Defensive ends Mark Hall, Aaron Andrus, Karl Lyons along with Linebackers Stephen Whitelock, Zach Floyd, Marty Ramos, Michael Ehrenfelt and Greyson Oehler, made getting outside on Tigard's defense nearly impossible.
The Tigard defensive backs also completed what was a totally dominating defensive team effort with huge games coming from Zach Vollstedt, Jake Opatrny and Travis Kamerer. Zach Floyd got his first start at Quarterback of the season and did an outstanding job leading Tigard's offense to a touchdown in the first half and again in the second. Punishing inside runner Stephen Whitelock got into the end zone for his first touchdown of the season. Joining Stephen was Mark Hall with his second touchdown of the year. Leading the way for the running backs were Tigard's version of the Hogs.
The offensive line did a great job of opening holes for Running backs, Mark Hall, Stephen Whitelock, Marty Ramos, and Zach Tamez and quarterbacks Zach Floyd and Jett Even.
Leading the way for the Hogs was big Cain Adams, but he had plenty of help from Aaron Andrus, Tristen Rude, James Porter, Karl Lyons, Brandon Teed, Jake Opatrny and double duty player Zach Tamez at Tight end. Although passing was not emphasized very much against a tough Tualatin defense, the Tigard wide receivers also made significant contributions with key blocks coming from Michael Ehrenfelt, Nick Jacobs and Chas Eakman-Caldwell. The win on Saturday moves Tigard to 3-1 overall and currently in good position to make the playoffs this year.
Tigard White 30, LO 6
The Tigard third/fourth-grade White Tigers jumped out to an early lead and held on to beat Lake Oswego Navy 30-6.
Michael Andreas lead the scoring in the first half with a 20 yard touchdown run, a 40 yard touchdown punt return and a 52 yard touchdown pass reception from Tyler Walker, as the defense, lead by Jake Dettra's team leading 4 tackles, held the Lakers scoreless in the first half.
Walker also ran 32 yards for another touchdown as Michael Adkins finished out the scoring with a 62-yard touchdown run. The blocking was lead by Ryan McGraw, Luke Benedict, Taylor Smith, Cary Watts, Dorian Grimes, Justin Thomas, Frankie Redfern, Nate Heaukulani, and Jake Dettra. Dettra also had 2 carries out of the backfield. Also rushing the ball were Dylan Bruce, Jack Block, Kevin Gress, Jack Chimenti, and Nick Stevens.
Providing support at the end positions were Beau Paiva, Owen Black, Zach Arndorfer, Jon Jon Reid-Davis, Kevin Hennemen and Corey Hayden. On Defense, Zach Arndorfer and Jack Chimenti added 3 tackles each, and Luke Benedict, Tyler Walker, and Nick Stevens each had a fumble recovery while Andreas had a pass interception. Adding 2 tackles each were Beau Paiva, Reid-Davis, Jack Block, Kevin Gress, Dylan Bruce, Tyler Walker, and Michael Adkins.
Others making great tackles were Taylor Smith, Owen Black, Kevin Henneman, Ryan McGraw, Luke Benedict, Corey Hayden, Justin Thomas, Nick Stevens, Cary Watts, Michael Andreas, and Dorian Grimes. Also in on tackles in a great team effort were Frankie Redfern and Nate Heaukulani.
Tualatin Gray 18, Sherwood 7
The Tualatin Gray third/fourth-grade team improved to 4-0 with an 18-7 win over Sherwood Red.
Tualatin drove the ball on their first possession right down the field with a pass from Kyle Bradish to Jake Day for 28 yards, Bradish to Nathan Senger for 9 yards, and a pair of runs from Jordan Wilson combining for 19 yards. However, Sherwood's defense toughened and held Tualatin scoreless.
On Sherwood's next possession, Kaleb Arzmendi-Frias stripped the runner of the ball, while delivering a hard tackle. The fumble was recovered by Tate Harding at the Sherwood 11-yard line. The first quarter ended without either team scoring.
In the second quarter Wilson tackled the Sherwood QB for a 7-yard loss with a ferocious hit, and the Wolves forced a fumble at the Sherwood 15-yard line.
The Wolves proceeded to run the ball in for the first touchdown of the game. The drive consisted of 5 running plays, ending with a 1 yard TD run by Wilson behind the offensive line of Steven Shockloss, Karter Cook, Dylan Petit, Dane Strength, and Kaleb Arzmendi-Frias.
In the third quarter, with hard-hitting action from the Tualatin defense causing another fumble and the loose ball was recovered by Emilio Lopez, Tualatin regained possession at the 35-yard line.
Later in the period, the Tualatin offensive line provided pass protection for Bradish to complete a 15-yard pass to Cichoke, bringing the ball down to Sherwood's 35-yard line. With the front line creating openings for the running game, Wilson carried the ball on 3 of the next 4 plays, including a 23 yard bolt up the middle and capped by a 4 yd TD following lead blocks from Shockloss and Petit. Tualatin's running game strengthened on the legs of Jordan Wilson, who carried the ball 18 times for 117 yards and three TDs. Tualatin got the ball at their 27-yard line with 8:40 left to go in the game. Following 2 runs by Wilson for 12 yards, Sherwood intercepted a pass attempt and ran the ball back to the Tualatin 1-yard line. Sherwood ran the ball in for a Touchdown and made the PAT. The score was now 12-7 with 6:17 left in the game.
A forced fumble by Kaleb Arzmendi-Frias and recovered by Kaleb gave Tualatin the ball at the Sherwood 32 yard line.
With a stutter step move, Wilson ran the ball in for a 32-yard touchdown to seal the victory for Tualatin.
Tualatin Cardinal 30, Clackamas 8
The Tualatin Cardinal eighth-grade varsity extended its win streak to three with a 30-8 win against Clackamas Red.
The Wolves wasted no time as quarterback Matt Yarbrough hit Ricky Bettinelli with a 50-yard scoring strike on the first play from scrimmage. The score was set up by Cole Williams 22-yard kick-off return to midfield.
Taylor Johnson's interception gave the ball back to Tualatin at the Cavs 37. With Johnson and Austin Richmond gaining ground in huge chunks, the Wolves marched to their second score culminated by Johnson's 15-yard touchdown sweep. Johnson's conversion kick pushed Tualatin's lead to 14-0. The Wolves kept the pressure on as Williams recovered the ensuing onside kick. Following an exchange of possessions, the Cardinal extended their lead in the first quarter. Chris Pauly, Ryan Tainer, Jake Turner and Tyler Dempsey led Tualatin's strong defensive effort.
Yarbrough followed a crunching block by Nick McCauley for a 7 yard touchdown sweep to extend the Wolves lead. Johnson's conversion made the score 22-0.
Stout defensive play by Ryan Glenn, Matt Walker and Jake Summers highlighted the following series giving Tualatin the ball back for a last possession before the half. Crisp blocking by Matt Kucera, Jordan Nordby and Garrett Watson and strong running by Corey VanDomelen and Richmond set up Williams for a 5-yard touchdown run. The drive also featured a beautiful 24-yard hook-up from Yarbrough to Williams to set up the score. Johnson's third conversion stretched the lead to 30-0.
Second half play featured strong Wolves defense. Branden LeBar, Logan Quinton, Tyler Dempsey and Julian Betka snuffed any hoped for a Cav comeback. Clackamas scored on a third quarter drive to narrow the lead to 30-8, but Tualatin used ball control and punishing pressure to thwart Clackamas Second half drives. Summer's back to back sacks, with line support by Levi Kauffman-Oliver and Tyler Sanford paced the Wolves smothering defense. Pauley and Bettinelli also had third quarter sacks while Spencer Ericksen and Glenn anchored a stingy secondary. Offensive highlights included a Yarbrough to Walker completion and crisp blocking by Lance Acosta to aid Tualatin's ball control offense. Lebar also snared a 31 yard pitch and catch from Yarbrough while Spencer Nix, Tainer and Betka denied Clackamas yardage.
OC def. Sher. JV Black
The Sherwood jv black faced its toughest test Saturday playing Oregon City red.
Sherwood scored its only touchdown in the second quarter on keeper by Kyle Wilson. He followed key blocks by AJ Spencer, Nick Dutra, and Kenan Hatfield.
On offense the line worked hard Paddy Condon, Daved Barerows, Steven Calhoun, Jack Garvey, Eric Skurdall, Austin Wheaton, Darien Bjorndal and Macaihah Denham played their hearts out on the line.
On defense we where led by Cody Setere, Julian Darby, Derick Bell, Mike Alleman, Paul Dodson, Novak Radonavic, Brent Summers, and Jacob Ritter.
Sherwood Black 24, Wilsonville 13
The Sherwood third/fourth-grade Black team improved its record to 4-0 with a 24-13 win over Wilsonville last Saturday.
Sherwood controlled the ground and air attack with 250 yards in total offense. Wilsonville got on the board first making it a 6-0 game. But then quarterback Rich Hekker connected with Tight End Tommy Paul making it a tie game. Paul added a 2-point conversion giving Sherwood an 8-6 lead. In the second half Fullback Jacob Church made it 16-6 with a 6 yard run and later that half followed it up with a 25 yard touchdown catch from Hekker giving Sherwood a 24-6 lead. Church, Crowell, Giasson, Hekker, Hollin, Lovell, McBride, and Rutschman combined for 178 yards on the ground.
Halfback Ad Rutschman pounded the ball up the middle for 31 yards on 7 carries. Rich Hekker had two touchdown passes completing 6 of 9 passes for 71 yards. Tommy Paul had 4 catches for 41 yards and fullback Jacob Church had 2 catches for 30 yards. Wide Receivers Kyle Larkin, Gaylord, and Chrz had several key blocks allowing Sherwood to run the ball on the outside.
Sherwood's defensive line kept Wilsonville's rushing attack in check. The defensive line was lead by Matthew Springer who had 8 tackles. Also recording tackles on the d-line where Robbins, Valetski, Kaufman, Cross, Boren and Cornilles. The linebackers where led by Jesse Hatfield with 13 tackles in the game. Castillo and Dehning also help the defense with 4 tackles.
The corner backs where lead by Brandon Lovell who had an interception and 2 tackles. Sandis Chhay also had a strong showing on defense with 4 tackles from the corner back position. Ryan Nolan and Jack Hollin also recorded tackles in the win. Brandon Rath and Ludwick also help on the defensive side of the ball by assisting a tackles.
Sherwood Knights 33, W.Linn 6
The Sherwood third/fourth-grade Knights defeated a tough and talented West Linn Black team Saturday 33-6. Evan Kitto got Sherwood on the board early with a nine-yard touchdown run and Mason Rivers ran in the PAT to give the Knights a 7-0 lead.
West Linn would strike next to make the score 7 to 6. Sherwood came right back and scored two plays later on a 34-yard touchdown run by Evan Kitto. Austin Shadbolt ran in the PAT to take a 14 to 6 lead.
Sherwood's offensive line of Jakob Eisenbeiss, Kyle Harris, Justin Humphreys, Brandon Ochs and Black Knight recipient Bradley West opened holes all day for the Sherwood running attack. Elizabeth Alvarez, Kristopher Alvarez and Christopher Schapp also made great blocks during the game to keep Sherwood rolling. Mason rivers ran 5 yards for another touchdown to give Sherwood a 20-6 halftime lead.
In the third quarter, Sherwood scored early on a 58-yard touchdown run by Mason Rivers. Max Jaeger caught the PAT, to give Sherwood a 27-6 lead. On West Linn's next possession, Mason Rivers picked up a fumble and ran it back 48 yards for another touchdown and put the game away.
Both teams fought hard in the fourth quarter, and Sherwood got additional defensive help from Bryce Aiello, Ryan Barzee, Caleb Carter, Kobee Crown, Spencer Grant, Alec Harp, Spencer Hansen, and Zach Pointer. Sherwood ended the game with 268 yards of total offense.
Sherwood varsity Red 14, WL 6
The Sherwood Varsity Red Knights in their first road game of the season scored a 14-6 win over West Linn to run their record to 3-0. West Linn opened the scoring on a two-yard running touchdown after a turnover by the Knights inside their own 30-yard line. West Linn had 4 first downs in their first two series and from that point in the game the Sherwood defense held the Lions to no first downs the remainder of the game.
Offensively the Knights rolled up 318 yards total offense along with 16 first downs. Chris Organiz scored Sherwood's first touchdown on a 9 yard run then in the fourth quarter Sherwood QB Jordan Ramp scored on a 7-yard run. Mitchell Rettmann then kicked the important two-point conversion to give the Knights the lead for good.
It was the Sherwood defense that stepped up big behind the play of defensive linemen Ethan Jacot, Adam Godfrey, John Nagel, Zach Heicksen, Austin Vassar and Kyle McClain. Active play by linebackers Jordan Bowers, Trent Duppenthaler, Michael Balfour shut down the Lions inside ground game and hawk linebackers Kooper McGee, Geoffrey Walck and Organiz kept the West Linn perimeter game in check. Free safety Michael Smith helped seal the win with an interception in the fourth quarter as the defensive secondary of Justin Bradshaw, Josh Patterson, Ramp and Rettmann allowed only one completion by the Lions.
On offense Sherwood was lead in rushing by Duppenthaler who had 25 carries for 156 yards followed by Organiz with 51 yards on just 7 carries. Reliable fullback Brandon Scott rushed 6 times for 24 yards and while Bowers had 5 carries for 34 yards. McGee had 1 carry for 4 yards and Ramp ran the ball 6 times for 8 yards. Patterson had two catches for 25 yards and Rettmann had a reception for 5 yards. Both Patterson and Walck had fumble recoveries that helped Sherwood maintain drives on offense. In crunch time it was the blocking of the offensive line and receivers that determined the outcome of battle in the trenches. Zach Kaylor, Cesar Catibayan, Nagel, Walck, Heicksen, Godfrey and Jacot executed well in the second half and opened up big running lanes for the Sherwood backs. Wide receivers Jaeger Heckman, Patterson, Bradshaw and Rettmann all made key blocks downfield during the two Sherwood scoring drives. Mason Lally and Justin Davis also contributed to the Sherwood win.
West Linn 18, Sherwood Knights 13
In a game that went down to the wire, the West Linn fifth/sixth-grade Black team held off the home Sherwood Knights by a score of 18-13.
A quick second half score gave West Linn a 12-0 lead. Paul Corl took the ensuing kickoff 68 yards for a spectacular touchdown run to close the gap to 12-6. Excellent blocking upfront by Black Knight winner Michael Alley, Evan Castillo, Cody Thompson, Zach Burkenbine and Ryan Jurgens opened the holes for Corl. West Linn had a quick answer to make the score 18-6 heading into the fourth quarter.
With just over 3 minutes to go halfback Keegan Lawrence took the ball into end zone with an amazing 41 yard run weaving through defenders, with the help of wide receiver Austin Woods, to make the game even more exciting. Corl took the PAT into the end zone for a 18-13 score.
Sherwood's defense was up for the challenge holding West Linn on a tough 4th down play getting the ball back with just over a minute to go. Great plays up front by Nick Rowlands, Corl, Burkenbine, Logan Smith, Parker Goedecke and Jordan Kurahara gave the offense one more shot.
Lawrence and Corl got the Knights into scoring position near the West Linn 20-yard line with 30 seconds to go. Great leadership by quarterback Grant McLaughlin in the final minute and a half were a real highlight of the game.
Lawrence, Corl, Mitchell Marks and Journey Bailey led the Sherwood offense with a combined 177 yards rushing. McLaughlin was 3-for-4 passing for 12 yards. The tough Sherwood defense caused 2 fumbles and an interception by Brian Cantrell. The pass defense of Tanner Shadbolt, Kaelin Clendenin, Mclaughlin, Carter Braun, Garret Heckenberg and Lawrence allowed only one pass completion for the day.
Sherwood Raiders 24, Lakeridge 13
The Sherwood fifth/sixth-grade Raiders improved to 3-1 on Saturday with a well-executed game against Lakeridge Gold. The Raiders were able to score their most offensive points of the year with a balanced performance on both offense and defense.
After the tenacious defense of Sherwood held their opponent to a quick four and out, the Raiders took over on the Lakeridge 40. One snap later, Halfback Tyler Aplin had put six on the board with a blazing run out to the right. Aplin notched another touchdown early in the third quarter with an impressive 57 yard run. All told he had 9 carries for 174 yards. Aplin topped off his day by recovering the Raider's own kickoff after their second touchdown. The Raider's other two touchdowns came via a weaving 35-yard run through the middle of the Lakeridge defense by Wingback Colton Waker and a rare touchdown by a lineman-Right Guard Joe Chamberlain-who recovered a fumble in the end zone. Other great offensive efforts came from our backs including Tyler Aytes, Jake Reimer and Nathan Christler as well as a key 23-yard completion from Waker to Tight End Heath McKinney. Of course, all of this started with clean snaps and strong blocks from our starting Center, and this week's Black Knight recipient, Robbie Ahrenkiel.
The Raider defense continues to be a frustration to their opponents. Reimer lead the way with 13 tackles from the Middle Linebacker slot and the three starting defensive linemen, Chamberlain, Brandon Whitely and Justin Hamilton, each accounted for two tackles. Other contributions were made by Aytes, Waker, Aplin, Christler, and Ben VanderZanden.
West Linn 13, Tigard Gray 6
The Tigard Gray fifth/sixth-grade team suffered a tough loss at home to West Linn.
The Tigard defense set the tone for the first half on West Linn's first possession, with West Linn facing fourth down, Ethan Lange charged through the line hitting the QB in the backfield and Austin Davis raced in and finished the tackle, for a 7-yard loss.
Later, Hayden Flake took off around the right side and ran 35 yard to score and put Tigard ahead 6-0. West Linn threatened on their next possession driving to the Tigard 22,then on 3rd and 5 Joshua Miller pressured the QB hitting him as he passed and Chandler Kelly intercepted for Tigard at the 14, moments before the first half ended.
Flake led Tigard in rushing with 62 yards on 12 carries. He also had a 31-yard TD run called back on a penalty.
Taylor Courtney handled the ball well at QB on the option and rushed 6 times. Chandler Kelly rushed for 4 yard on his first carry of the year. Justin Evans returned from an injury and rushed once. Joshua Miller and Austin Davis also rushed to put Tigard over 100 yards for the game. Tigard's offensive line of Tarek Wirfs, Zachary Bigei, Andrew Hungerford, Ethan Lange, Nicholas Smith, Erik Peters, and wide receivers Chance Taylor, Tanner Padbury, Brandon Almodovar and Tyler Woodworth worked hard blocking. Justin Alvarizares, Braxton Latt, and Micheal Mullen contributed for Tigard on special teams.
Linebacker Austin Davis was amazing on defense, leading Tigard with 10 tackles, 3 of those for losses. The defensive line of Ethan Lange (5 tackles), Tarek Wirfs (3 tackles), Andrew Hungerford ( 1 tackle, 1 fumble recovery ), David Moeller, Jonathan Powers and Zachary Bigei fought hard against the oversized O-line of West Linn. Joshua Miller had 5 tackles from his OLB spot. Taylor Courtney had 4 tackles, 3 of those for losses including a 15 yd sack. Chandler Kelly (4 tackles, 1 interception), Chance Taylor (2 tackles), Justin Evans ( 1 tackle), Tanner Padbury ( 1 tackle), Maclain Bartley, and Michael Mullen defended against West Linn's spread out passing and running games.
Tualatin Black 33, Clackamas 7
Tualatin fifth/sixth-grade Black dominated previously undefeated Clackamas on Saturday, finishing with a 33-7 win and achieving a 4-0 record.
The starting backfield for the Tualatin offense included quarterback Connor Scott, running backs Derek Senger and Blake Reser, fullback Chris Rodarte, tight ends Logan Wiersma and J.J. Paulson. The starting offensive line consisted of center Adam Evetts, guards Paul Sheffield and Cooper Sprunk, and tackles Kenneth Walther and Cody Allison.
Tualatin's backfield shared equally in running the ball against Clackamas. On their first possession, Blake Reser ran for a 60-yard touchdown. Derek Senger made a number of good runs from scrimmage and punched in an extra point following Chris Rodarte's 32-yard touchdown run.
Other players on offense included Ryan Murray, Connor Thurman, Jackson Ceserani, Matthias Weislogel, Brock Hulse, Jacob Baldry, David Johannesen and Aaron West. The resilient T-Wolves' defense held Clackamas scoreless through three quarters. Nique Reid played solid defensive ball, sacking the Cav's QB for a six-yard loss. Senger and Rodarte wreaked havoc on the Cavalier's backfield with a number of key tackles. Paul Sheffield contributed to the defense's relentless pressure by making some big hits. Adam Evetts batted down a pass. In the second quarter, Tualatin's defense held Clackamas on fourth down, gaining control of the ball on the 50-yard line. A first-down run by Reser, followed by a reverse by Reser for 23 yards put Tualatin in scoring position. Matthias Weislogel took the ball ten more yards to Clackamas' two yard line. Senger ran the final push for the TD, followed by the extra point run by Weislogel, making it 21-0 Tualatin at the half.
Tualatin Black kept up the intensity during the second half of play. Reser opened up in the third quarter with a long run, sweeping left on first down for a 58-yard breakaway TD. After an unyielding hit by Senger on the ensuing kick-off, Matthias Weislogel intercepted a pass to give Tualatin the ball. Weislogel then threw a halfback pass to Senger for a 20-yard gain. Connor Thurman's sound running game was marked by a strong run up the middle. Senger scrambled the remaining 21 yards for the touchdown, making it 33-0 in favor of Tualatin. Matthias Weislogel suffered an injury after three quarters of outstanding performance.
The starting Tualatin defense consisted of linebackers Nique Reid, Brock Hulse, and Chris Rodarte, cornerbacks Matthias Weislogel and Ryan Murray, safety Blake Reser, defensive linemen Connor Thurman, David Johannesen, Cody Engelman, Kenneth Walther and Cooper Sprunk.
Other defensive players included Logan Wiersma, Jackson Ceserani, Bryce Parham, Chris Rodarte, Derek Senger, Evan Davis, Jacob Baldry, Jared Schmidt, Aaron West, Adam Evetts, Paul Sheffield, Cody Allison, and Connor Scott.
Beaverton 20, Tualatin Varsity Black 6
The Tualatin Varsity Black team playing at home under lights fell 20-6 to Beaverton.
The starting backfield for Tualatin Offense consisted of Quarterback Blake Evetts, Tailback A.J. Peaslee, Fullback Brian Balsiger, Wide Receivers Serge Alexandre and Ismeal Arizmendi and Tight End Austin Angle. The starting Offensive line consisted of Center Brenden Pritchard, Guards Alex Harvey and Chase Norlin, Tackles Jordan Ellisen and Jason Kim. The offensive line was able to open up large holes in the Beaverton defense.
The running attack blasted the Beaverton defense in the first half. Tailback A.J. Peaslee was the leading rusher for Tualatin with a total of 83 yards on 10 carries and 1 Touchdown.
On the second play of the game, Evetts handed off to Peaslee who broke through off right tackle, juked past a defender and raced down the sideline for an exciting 38 yard breakaway. On the next play, Peaslee blasted through the line again, off the block of Ellisen, cut right and sprinted for 18 more yards. Fullback Brian Balsiger pounded out tough yards up the middle and had 12 yards on 4 carries. Austin Angle proved hard to take down and had 10 yards on 2 carries.
Tualatin drew first blood in the game. Evetts dropped back and threw a quick hitch pass to Alexandre. Alexandre blasted through two tacklers and raced 30 yards down the sideline before being pushed out of bounds on the 2 yard line. Evetts then handed off to Peaslee who powered into the End Zone behind the key blocks of Balsiger, Harvey and Ellisen.
Evetts had a great game and led the passing attack. He completed a total of 11 passes for 115 yards. Serge Alexandre was the leading receiver for Tualatin with 7 receptions for 93 yards. Alexandre had some exciting catches and broke tackles on numerous plays gaining extra yards. Balsiger had 2 catches in the game including a 14 yard grab. Angle and Arizmendi each had 1 catch.
Other players on offense included Josh Ennis, Isaac Lomax, Alex Cordier, Nathan Wiedenmeyer, Ryan Cyr, Fernando Barrett, and Justin Cadwell.
The starting defense consisted of linebackers Brian Balsiger, Austin Angle and Alex Harvey, Cornerbacks A.J. Peaslee and Zach McMahon, Safeties Isaac Lomax and Serge Alexandre, Defensive Lineman Jordan Ellisen, Ryan Cyr, Fernando Barrett and Chase Norlin. Other defensive players included Brenden Pritchard, Trey Marquez, Alex Cordier, Nathan Wiedenmeyer, Blake Evetts, Jason Kim, Justin Cadwell and Colby Hatchett.
Tualatin Cardinal 30, Sherwood 8
In a hotly contested match-up between the Tualatin third/fourth-grade Cardinal team and Sherwood, Tualatin took control after being behind 8-6 in the first quarter behind the running of Chase Morrison and the blocking of the Tualatin offensive line.
Morrison ran for four touchdowns in the first half for commanding lead of 24-8. It was a tight first quarter. Daeton Harris ran for 22 yards on our first series of downs, but the drive stalled and we had to punt. Solid tackling by Daeton Harris and Cooper Rentfrow stopped Sherwood's running game. Daeton intercepted a pass to give us the ball at their 30 yard line.
From there, Morrison ran for a touchdown for our first score. In the first quarter we led 6-0. Sherwood came back with a 70 yard run for a score and a strong kick for a two point conversion to take the lead 8-6. On our next series of downs, Dante Reid connected with Chase for a five yard pass. Daeton Harris and Luke Davis carried the ball to the eleven yard line from where Morrison ran it in for the score to make it 12-8. At the end of the first quarter, Alex Reid recovered a fumble and Chase ran it in for 48 yards to make the score 18-8. Solid tackling by Luke, Alex and Daeton stopped Sherwood's attempt to come back. Alex Reid ran down to the Sherwood 19 yard line. After several penalties, Chase carried the ball in for the final score of the first half to make it 24-8. The first half ended with an interception by Harris and an interception by Sherwood.
In the second half with the score 24-8, Tualatin, Luke Davis recovered a fumble and Chase Morrison ran the ball 26 yards for the final score of the game to make it 30-8. The score remained 30-8 at the end of the game against a good Sherwood team.
Tualatin dominated on defense behind the hard hitting of Alex Reid, Daeton Harris, Cooper Rentfrow, Luke Davis and the ever improving Jared Welter. In the second half Jared made two defensive stops for five yard losses to stop any drive Sherwood could muster.
Sherwood White 38, Wilsonville 14
The Sherwood Varsity White Knights were able to hold off Wilsonville for a 38-14 win. The game started quickly with Wilsonville scoring first putting Sherwood on their heels.
The Knights responded with a touchdown from Zachery Moll on a quarterback keeper from 10 yards out. By the end of the first half the score was tied 14-14. Andrew Loza was able to convert 1-2 field goal attempts in the first half and converted all attempts in the second.
The third quarter began with a Sherwood assault from both the offense and the defense. In the middle of the third quarter Moll passed to Brock Lutes, hitting him on the helmet and bouncing into Jake Lawrence's hands. This allowed Lawrence to run in for the TD from 5 yards out give. Lawrence completed the game with 4 catches for 57 yards including 1 touchdown. Lutes completed the game with 79 yard receiving resulting in 1 touchdown. Lutes has an outstanding offensive game heavily contributed by the excellent blocking by the offense. Jesse Loucks had 2 catches for 19 yards, Tyler Rome completed 1 catch for 30 yards with Connor Scroggins having 1 catch for 17 yards. Moll had a total of 202 yards on 10-for-16 passing.
Our running game proved to be successful once again and did an excellent job augmenting our passing game. To round out the White Knights offense Ryan Foote had 55 yards on 5 carries, Connor Clarke gained 25 yards on 6 carries, Christian Nishioka had 19 yards on 2 carriers and Tyler Rome had 10 yards for 3 carries. Lutes also rushed for 88 yards on 12 carries. Moll completed the game with 34 yards on 7 carries. The White Knights defense was at the top of their game in the second half. They allowing no offensive points and gave our offense great field position. Lutes had 11 tackles on the day. Moll had 5.5 tackles, Tanner Balderee 4.5 tackles, Clarke also with 4.5 tackles, Lawrence 3 tackles and Loza 2.5 tackles. The defense applied constant pressure to the Wilsonville offense. Moll forced 1 fumble and recovering it resulting in a 54 yard return for a TD. On the kickoff Moll recovered another fumble.
Tigard Black 31, West Linn 7
The Tigard Black Tigers JV team beat the West Linn Lions Saturday 31-7. The win finmoved Tigard's record to 4-0.
Chris McKenzie led the team with two interceptions and a touchdown and Brady Watts returned to the lineup for limited action after being out six weeks with a broken foot. On the second play from scrimmage Niko Freni dragged a tackler for 5 yards before breaking free and running 58 yards for the first TD.
West Linn sreturned the ensuing kickoff 70 yards through traffic to even the score. Their PAT was good and with just 90 seconds played they were up 7-6. The Black Tigers went right back to work on offense. Jake Panasewich got his first start of the year at running back and teamed with Freni to pound the Lions up the middle. Between them they pushed the ball to the West Linn 26 and set up Freni's second score on a 26-yard run. Blocks by Mitchell Allen, Cody Bliss, Travis Eurick, Sam Fusick and Cody Collins all helped move the chains. On the TD, Dominic Mori leveled a defender.
The Tiger defense now got their first chance to show what they can do and they set the tone right off when Nolan Friesen sacked the Lion QB for a 7 yard loss on their first play from scrimmage. On the very next play McKenzie got his first interception of the game when he leaped between two defenders, fought for possession and then made 21 yards on the runback.
West Linn again came out fighting and drove across midfield into Tigard territory on their opening drive of the second half. A huge tackle by Brandon Dettra saved another first down and moved the Lions back to the 50 yard line. One play later, Sam Crawford crushed through the defensive line and caused a fumble. Adam Holman recovered and another threat was stopped short. Holman got his first carries of the game and helped the Tigers drive deep into West Linn territory. The drive stalled near the 20, but once again the defense made a big play. On the Lions first play of their drive, Peter McCormick picked off another pass.
This time the Tigers would not be denied a score. It took Holman one play to get outside and run 39 yards down the sideline for the touchdown. Chad Colson then caught a tipped pass from Freni for the conversion bringing the score to 19-7. West Linn started a drive from their own 40. A tackle by Roble Jama, a tackle for a 6 yard loss by Robert Strys and one more from Holman forced a punt. A 27 yard run by Freni followed by a 3 yard blast up the middle by McKenzie and Tigard was back in the end zone and leading 25-7. The defense took up right where it left off. Tackles by Jeremy Moore, Dominic Mori and a team tackle led my Andre Metternich forced a desperation pass. Chris McKenzie read it right again and made his second interception. Freni saw Strys at wide receiver covered by only one defender, he changed the play to a pass. Strys raced down the field, fought with a defender for the pass at the 40 then he ran the rest of the way for a 65 yard TD catch.
Defensive plays by Brandon Wick, Brody Parsons and Eurick stalled the Lions again. With the game in hand the Black Tigers switched things up and moved Matt Merckling to the slot for the first time this season. His first running play of the year was a reverse that went for 14 yards. Cody Amman then had his first reception.
Tualatin JV Cardinal 39, Sherwood 30
Tualatin and Sherwood came to play last Saturday under the lights at Sherwood High. Tualatin had a balanced attack with 228 yards rushing and 236 yards passing for a total of 464 yards in the game. Sherwood got on the board first with a Steven Long run and PAT kick. Tualatin was forced to punt and Sherwood quickly scored again with a minute remaining in the first quarter. Kevin MacPherson returned the kickoff 12 yards and then Travis Johnson found an open Drew Ness racing down the middle of the field for 65 of his 136 receiving yards. Sumner Patton ran in the PAT.
Long promptly raced 71 yards down the field for the third Sherwood score. Johnson, after a turnover, found MacPherson for a 56 yard TD pass. PAT failed. 24-13.
Long returned Spencer Bateman's kickoff all the way down to the 14 yard line and the wolves defense came to life, holding Sherwood for two full sets of downs. Peter Hinckley, Michael Butz, and Eliseo Arizmendi-Frias plugged up the holes and Patton and Durdel took turns dragging down the Sherwood running backs. Anthony Callaway was also a standout on defense with several big hits.
On fourth down with three seconds remaining in the half, Johnson tripped up the runner on the one yard line. On the next play from the line of scrimmage, Johnson ran through a hole opened by Travis Campbell, Durdel, and Jake McGrady that was big enough for an 18-wheeler to drive through, running 99 yards for the third Tualatin touchdown. The half ended 24-19.
Tate Jenkins, who averaged six yards per carry on the day started the second half off with a 13 yard run which set up great field position and the second MacPherson touchdown - 62 yards untouched. Great blocking by the offensive line: McGrady, Cade Thompson, Matt Morse, Conor Peick, and Ben Paul. Jenkins ran in the PAT bringing giving Tualatin their first lead of the game 26-24.
Michael Powelson and Jacob King had a great stop on the kickoff. Kyler King, Shane Scoggan, Arizmendi-Frias, Hinckley and Connor Cheel did a great job on special teams. Michael Butz sacked the QB then Durdel's great solo stop on the line of scrimmage forced Sherwood to punt. Tualatin started on the Sherwood 43 yard line and all it took was two runs by Jenkins for the fifth touchdown.
Ness had a great open field tackle to stop a TD and then Patton picked up a fumble. MacPherson ran the ball 46 yards down to 16-yard line, leading to a TD by Jenkins. Patton had an interception and Kyle McClintic had a great stop late in the fourth. Strong defense by: Matt Miller, Miles Andrews, Cheel, Andrew Criswell and Eric Landmark slowed down the offense.