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Reports for games of Oct. 7
Tual.JV Black 22, Clack.12
The Timberwolves and Cavaliers went toe to toe in Milwaukee on Saturday, in a thrilling bout that wasn't decided until the final seconds of the game.
Things started ominously for Tualatin when Clackamas scored on the opening drive of the game to take an early lead. Tualatin's own offense took a while to wake up, letting their first three possessions slip away without a score. However, the defense stepped up to the challenge and kept the Timberwolves in the game throughout the first half. Crucial blocked punts by James Bates and Sean Blice highlighted an extraordinary defensive performance, which also featured aggressive tackling from Wilson Giles, Tyler Hanash, Jadon Wiersma, Alex Fonseca, Ray Richards, Steven Gilkey, Dillon Hoy, and Jackson Biehn.
The second half began looking much like the first, with a quick burst by Clackamas leading to a 12-point hole for Tualatin. At a point where the game could have easily gotten away from them, the Wolves reached inside and found the determination to climb back out. Raul Batista, Keagan Brown, Conor Hinds, Spencer Parham, Scott Allred, Jack Furlong, Hayden Richardson, and Casey Davis kept the Clackamas defense on its heels, while Tanner Baldwin and Anthony Ramirez powered the ball forward, setting up a touchdown pass from Nathan Suyematsu to Zach Giulio. Suyematsu's kick split the uprights to bring the Timberwolves within four.
As they would do for the remainder of the game, the defense clamped down hard, retrieving the ball for the offense at the Clackamas 20 yard line as the third quarter ended. The Wolves jabbed repeatedly at the Cavs' defense, finally scoring on a TD run by Giulio. Suyematsu converted another kick, and the Timberwolves went out in front, 16-12. After unproductive possessions for both teams, the Cavaliers got a final chance at the Tualatin 30 yard line, with one minute left to play. With the game on the line, the defense did it again, with a hit on the Clackamas quarterback leading to bobbled pass, which was intercepted and returned by Suyematsu for a Tualatin touchdown as time ran out. Devin Hill, Tyler Giulio, and Brian Reverman - all injured and unable to play - congratulated their teammates.
OC 32, Tigard Green 7
Tigard Green played a big, tough Oregon City to a draw in the first half, yet could not contain their offense in the second half en route to a 32-7 defeat.
Will Schaer connected with Eli Murray on an electrifying 40-yard pass play for Tigard Green's first score. Will Schaer also hit Eli Murray on another long passing touchdown, yet was called back due to a controversial clipping call on the play. JT Howe, Kaz Greene, Will Schaer, and Cam Yarnell churned for tough yards against a stingy Oregon City defense. Evan Garrison ran some nice routes and made acrobatic catches on key passing downs. Kaz Greene also displayed some dazzling footwork to score on the extra point.
The Tigard Green defense held strong in the first half. George Smith made key tackles and gobbled up a fumble in Oregon City territory. Piero Silva and Jacob Mullen were aggressive on the line of scrimmage and made some key stops. Cam Yarnell had a QB sack and was inches away from several behind the line of scrimmage tackles. Kaz Greene intercepted an Oregon City pass with an acrobatic reception deep in our own territory. Alex Dean, Evan Garrison, and Taylor Heaney made some tough tackles from their Cornerback positions.
Ray Barlow also averaged 35-plus yards per punt during the day.
Tual. Black 18, Canby 0
Like a heavyweight fighter, the Tualatin third/fourth-grade Black team absorbed every blow delivered by Canby in the first half before counter-punching to an 18-0 victory on Saturday.
The first half was dominated by Canby's 12-play, 11-minute drive that stalled when the Tualatin defense stiffened at its own 10 yard line.
Tualatin was aided by a number of defensive plays during the long drive, including tackles by Cole Gerke on a sweep, two tackles by Cameron Frey in the Canby backfield for losses, and several tackles by Daniel Ennis. Also aiding the Tualatin cause were tackles by Calder Fettig, penetration and several tackles for losses by Ivan Vilcauskas, and gang tackles that included Eric Bryer, Jorge Severiano, Devon Gillard, Mathew Gilbert, Dasan Kenderes, and Jared Bobbitt. The long drive was finally ended after a fourth down pass was almost intercepted by Todd Pasquale-Uhlman, and Tualatin took over on downs with 6:09 left in the second quarter.
The Tualatin offense registered a first down on its next drive, which included a 9-yard scamper by Breyer and a QB sneak by Dakota Steepe. After several runs by Ennis the drive stalled and Wesley Thomas skied a punt deep into Canby territory. Tualatin's defense again came up big to stave off Canby late in the second quarter. Gerke swept in to tackle Canby on a reverse for an 8-yard loss, and then Pasquale-Uhlman came up huge with a goal line interception on the last play of the first half. The first half ended as it started, with the teams locked in a scoreless dual.
The second half opened with the Tualatin defense forcing Canby into a 3 and out, and then Fettig scooped up the Canby punt and was sprung on a beautiful block by Pasquale-Uhlman for a 30 yard return to the Canby 19-yard line. After a 9 yard run by Ennis, Breyer finally broke the ice for Tualatin by racing in off a block by Nikolas Procaccini from 10 yards out to put Tualatin in front 6-0. Tualatin again stopped Canby with tackles by Ennis and another pass broken up by Pasquale-Uhlman. Also, Gerke made another tackle for a loss on a reverse, and Breyer made a tackle on fourth down.
With Pasquale-Uhlman at the helm Tualatin started another drive with 8:26 left in the fourth quarter, still clinging to a 6-0 lead. However, Tualatin started moving the chains at will (and what a fine chain gang it was). Three straight carries by Trevor Tillema were aided by tremendous blocking by Zach Reynholds, Antonio Rodondi, Kellen Poti, Jack Dupuis, Douglas Skinner, and Tucker Trost. The offense then ran a perfectly disguised reverse as Ennis tore around the outside for a 35-yard TD run, making the score 12-0 in favor of Tualatin.
With time inexorably ticking down Canby was forced to put the ball in the air, which would prove to be a fateful decision. After one Canby drive was foiled by a fumble recovery by Breyer, Ennis snared a Canby pass and took it 30 yards to the house to make the score 18-0 in favor of Tualatin. The game ended on a stellar note for the Tualatin defense as Brendan O'Neill swooped in to intercept a pass on Canby's final play, securing a well-earned Tualatin victory.
Tigard Green 16, Tualatin 6
The Tigard third/fourth-grade Green and Tualatin Gray played a very competitive football game on another perfect Saturday morning at Tigard High School.
Both teams played a bit tentative in the first quarter exchanging turnovers. In the second quarter, Tigard settled in and began to run the ball successfully. With great blocking from Cameron Smith, Thomas Vickers, Paul Vickers, Alex Treat and Ryan Bay, Tigard's Landon Floyd burst through the middle for a 63 yard TD to get Tigard on the scoreboard first. Tigard scored again to start the second half as a result of great downfield blocking by Kyle Baldes and Kevin Mortenson. In the fourth quarter, the Tigers were able to control the clock behind key runs by JT Greenough and David Johnson.
With the exception of a couple of great runs by Tualatin's Jake Day and Jordan Wilson, Tigard's defense was in control most of the day. The Tigers received tremendous defensive line play from Xavier Saylor, Cameron Smith, Chance Callaway and Zach Jacobs. The defensive line was supported by great play from cornerbacks Brendan Rude, Michael McCoy, Julian Body, Austin Wilson and Ryan Schaffer. Leading tacklers for Tigard were Thomas Vickers (8); Ryan Bay (6); Cameron Smith (5); and Alex Treat (4).
Tigard White 18, Clackamas 7
Led by the blocking of the Offensive Line, the Tigard third/fourth-grade White Tigers defeated Clackamas 18-7.
The line was anchored by Dorian Grimes, Justin Thomas, Frankie Redfern, Cary Watts, Jake Dettra, and Nate Heaukulani. Also providing great blocks were Ryan McGraw, Luke Benedict and Taylor Smith. The outstanding blocking allowed the offense to rack up 246 yards rushing and 3 touchdowns, including 2 touchdowns by Michael Andreas and 1 touchdown by Michael Adkins.
Tyler Walker led all rushers with 66 yards on 13 carries while Andreas had 62 and Adkins had 58 yards behind the overpowering Offensive Line. Also adding rushing yards behind the great blocking effort were Dylan Bruce, Kevin Gress, Jack Block, and Jake Dettra. Helping the offensive effort with strong downfield blocking and sharp pass patterns were Nick Stevens, Beau Paiva, Jon Jon Reid-Davis, Zach Arndorfer, Owen Black, Kevin Henneman, and Jack Chimenti. The defensive effort was led by Dylan Bruce and Michael Andreas who had 5 tackles each. Dorian Grimes, Nate Heaukulani, and Michael Adkins each had 3 tackles while Kevin Gress and Nick Stevens had 2 apiece. Cary Watts, Zach Arndorfer, Luke Benedict, Kevin Henneman, Frankie Redfern, and Tyler Walker had one tackle each. Grimes, Heaukulani, Bruce, Watts, and Walker provided the biggest hits.
Walker and Andreas each had an interception that provided crucial stops to a couple of Clackamas' drives. Also contributing to the great defensive effort were Jack Block, Jake Dettra, Reid-Davis, Jack Chimenti, Ryan McGraw, Taylor Smith, Justin Thomas, Owen Black, and Beau Paiva. The team missed the contributions of Cory Hayden.
Wilsonville 13, Sher. Red 8
The Sherwood fifth/sixth-grade Red Knights battled to the end Saturday, but couldn't quite pull out a victory against a tough Wilsonville Blue team.
After going in at halftime down 13-0 the Knights came back in the second half and shut down Wilsonville's offense, holding them scoreless for the final 2 quarters with an aggressive combination of blitzes and gang tackling. Anthony Sherwood had an outstanding performance from his whip linebacker position with 8 tackles and 2 assists, 4 of which were in the backfield for a loss. Middle linebacker Alex Barzee also had another big day with 5 tackles and 7 assists. Defensive tackle Andy Hennings led the defensive linemen with 5 tackles and 5 assists. Other Knight defenders who contributed to the second half shutout with big plays and tackles included Alex Wacker, Austin Scoggin, Tyler Booth, Jordan Hodney, Kendrick Leaverton, Tristan Flint, Kade Macgillivray, Colton Macgillivray, Brendan Mckenzie, Robert Howe, Scott Skurdahl, Blake Schaefer, Thayer Dye, Alberto Quinones, Jeff Knight, Dakota Groves, Mitch Brannen, Bryce Outland, Brandon Kaufman, and Josh Aden.
After the running game was slowed in the first half the Knights started to get a their groove on with the passing game in the second half. Quarterback Tyler Booth completed 2 nice passes for first downs, one to Anthony Sherwood for 19 yards and one to Alex Wacker for 16 yards.
These clutch receptions put the Knights in scoring position for the first time and Booth took advantage 3 plays later on a quarterback sneak from the 2. Alex Barzee converted the 2 point conversion kick and the Knights were right back in it. After several possession changes in a defensive battle the Knights forced a fumble late in the fourth quarter and had one more chance for a scoring opportunity.
With only a minute remaining Sherwood had to burn their last time out on a fourth and long situation from the Wilsonville 42. Josh Aden got the call and responded with a huge 35-yard run on the end around play to set the Knights up for first and goal from the 7. With the clock ticking away and no timeouts, the Knights had to spike the ball and go to the air attack. On fourth down they took one last shot at the end zone for the win, but the ball was tipped away to the Aaron J. Contreras Stadium turf, leaving victory just out of grasp for a Sherwood Knights team with a lot of heart.
The Knight offensive line really stepped up in the second half and was led by Black Knight award winning tight end Austin Scoggin, Andy Hennings, Jeff Knight, Thayer Dye, Scott Skurdahl, and Mitch Brannen.
Sherwood White 19, OC 14
The Sherwood fifth/sixth-grade White Knights showed a great deal of heart coming back from a 14-point deficit to record a win on the road. The Sherwood White Knight squad tallied 327 yards in total offense. A total of 287 of those yards came on the ground as the offensive line and corps of offensive backs teamed up to record the best rushing game of the season for the White Knights. The defense came on strong as well recording 9 tackles for negative yards. 13 white knights recorded tackles on the day.
Parker Branz got the scoring going, with less than 30 seconds left in the first half, on a 9 yard run. Branz finished the day with 100 yards on 7 carries. The scoring continued on the first play of the fourth quarter as Joseph Balfour took the hand off into the end zone for a 34 yard scamper. With less than 2 minutes left in the game the White Knights capped a 98-yard drive as Balfour took a 55 yard run into the end zone. Balfour finished the afternoon with 165 yards on 14 carries. Although the White Knight's ground game was running on all cylinders, the offensive line of Austin Dessert, Nolan Rader, Brandon Geiger, Zachary Wise, Reggie Lee, Harrison Shelburne, Sam Troychak, and Mickey Schaefer did a fabulous job of opening large holes for the backs all afternoon.
Balfour capped his all star day with 14 tackles and an interception. Also adding to the defensive effort was Spencer Clay with 8 tackles, Nic Clarke and Shelburne each had 7 tackles while Lee and Schaefer added 6 tackles each. Also recording tackles were Nick Dickson, Christian Delao, Rader, Kevin Johnson, Andrew Summers, and Zachary Wise. Wise also had a fumble recovery. Blake Peterson had a tremendous day from his corner spot as he knocked down an Oregon City TD pass attempt. Quentin Nass, Eric Lind and Jonathon Carlson also contributed to the pass defense from their corner spots. Black Knight recipient Tyler Harris did a great job at nose guard. Bryce Seibold and Cole Vessey also added tremendous effort on the defensive line.
WL 22, Sherwood Black 12
The Sherwood fifth/sixth-grade Black team fought through four hard hitting quarters of football against West Linn White.
The Sherwood 5/6 Black suffered a disappointing loss to West Linn White on Saturday. During a tough game and a lot of hard hitting West Linn finished with a 22-12 win. It came down to a couple of big plays for West Linn that ended up being the key plays they needed for the final outcome.
LO 51, Sher. Raiders 24
The Sherwood Knights fifth/sixth-grade team Raiders suffered only their second loss of the year in a physical gridiron battle on Saturday against a talented Lake Oswego team. The two teams exchanged touchdowns for two quarters and went into the half with Lake Oswego leading 21-18. Turnovers plagued Sherwood in the second half and were a factor in the Lake Oswego victory.
Quarterback Tyler Aytes demonstrated his leadership qualities in both physical play and positive attitude throughout the hard-hitting game. Aytes rushed for a total of 59 yards and three of the Raider's touchdowns. Another Sherwood touchdown was produced by Fullback Jake Reimer's run right up the gut in the waning moments of the first half. Other significant rushing contributions were made by Tyler Aplin, Nathan Christler and Colton Waker. Waker had four carries for 75 yards to rack up an impressive average of 18.75 yards per carry.
Sherwood also had its most productive throwing game of the season with a total of 76 yards gained on five completions. Successful pass attempts were made by both quarterbacks Aytes and Waker with receptions being brought in by Heath McKinney, Waker, Reimer and a substantial 31 yard grab by Christler. Pass protection and running lanes were delivered by a Sherwood offensive line that hammered it out all day long in the trenches against Lake Oswego. These determined linemen included Jorge Figueroa, Brody Clark, Dakota Theim, Robbie Ahrenkiel, Joe Chamberlain, Brandon Whitely and this week's Black Knight recipient, Andre Mauro.
The Raiders defense was able to turn in some impressive plays as well. Sherwood forced several fumbles in the game, two of which were recovered by Chamberlain and Reimer, who also lead the way with 9 tackles. Other substantial stops were made by Justin Hamilton, Eric Bennett, Zach Ehrlich, Aplin, Aytes, Mauro, McKinney and Waker who returned an interception for 32 yards as well. Sherwood's special teams performed well, including an onside kick recovery by Scott Wagner and a 46 yard kick off return by Waker.
Sher. Knights 34, L'ridge 0
After a shaking the morning cobwebs, the Sherwood fifth/sixth-grade Knights came alive to defeat Lakeridge White team 34-0. Paul Corl dominated the Sherwood ground game in the first half scoring two touchdowns on runs of 5 and 35 yards. Zach Burkenbine kicked an extra point to give the Knights a 14-0 halftime lead.
With Corl and Black Knight award winner, Nick Rowlands, leading the way, halfback Keegan Lawrence made it into the endzone on a 35 yard carry. Grant McLaughlin punched in the extra point to give Sherwood the 21-0 lead.
Mitchell Marks kept up the running assault with an explosive 35 yard run in third quarter behind the offensive line of Harrison McBride, Cody Thompson, Jacob Keith, Ryan Jurgens and Jordon Kurahara. Kealin Clendenin capped the Sherwood scoring with a 30 yard run in the fourth quarter. Lawrence's pass from McLaughlin gave Sherwood the final 34-0 score. Mason Worrell and Carter Braun came through when called on with impressive runs late in the game.
Outstanding defensive efforts from the Knights came from the big boys upfront; Rowlands, Kurahara, Parker Goedecke, Burkenbine, Logan Smith and McBride. The linebackers were solid all day with key tackles by Andrew Rice, Marks and Corl. The corners and safety's kept up the pressure covering the Lakeridge receivers with Lawrence intercepting two passes. Austin Woods, Garret Heckenberg and Brian Cantrell also provided excellent run support from the defensive backfield.
LO def. Sherwood White
Sherwood third/fourth-grade White played LO Red on Saturday , from beginning to end the game was a hard hitting physical game by both teams. Sherwood would get on the score board first when quarterback Justin Schwarm would take the ball behind the right side of his offensive line for the touchdown from two yards out.
Elliot Christen would kick the extra point and Sherwood would take the 8-0 lead. After tough defense Sherwood would intercept a LO pass and again the offense would start a drive only to have LO get a turn over of their own and score to make it 8-7 Sherwood. Both teams would turn the ball over several times each, because of the hard hitting defenses.
Lake Oswego would come out on top at the end of the game , it would take everything they had plus an outstanding performance by running back #36 of LO. Sherwood had some good play by their offensive line of Justin Meyer, Hunter Ladd, Matt Woodruff, Cameron Huotari, Conner Carlson, Zac Rome, Jacob Spurgeon, to help create running room for their backs Derek Snyder, Nate Booth, Christen and Keaton Flannery. Sherwood's defense was lead by Christen with 8 tackles Schwarm and Meyer with seven Gage Fuller with six, Booth, Snyder, Garrett Benbow, Robert Micich, Chase Crawford, Matt Ploeger, Ladd and Spurgeon with two or more tackles for Sherwood.
Sher. Knights 44, Molalla 14
The Sherwood third/fourth-grade knights defeated Molalla Black Saturday 44-14.
Sherwood scored on the second play of the game on a 44 yard touchdown run by Evan Kitto. Alec Harp made a spectacular catch for the PAT to put Sherwood up 7-0. On their next possession, CJ Alley rumbled 48 yards for a touchdown and Austin Tietsort ran in the PAT to make the score 14-0. Later in the first quarter, Mason Rivers intercepted a Molalla pass and returned it 47 yards to put Sherwood up 20-0.
In the second quarter, Sherwood ran a reverse to Spencer Grant for a 30 yard touchdown run to make the score 26-0. Sherwood's defense continued to put pressure on Molalla's quarterback, forcing another interception. This time Evan Kitto returned it 48 yards for touchdown and a 32-0 lead. Molalla scored on their next possession to make the score 32-7. Just before halftime, Austin Shadbolt ran 53 yards for another touchdown and gave Sherwood a 38-7 halftime lead.
In the third quarter, both teams continued to play hard. Sherwood had great blocks from linemen of Elizabeth Alvarez, Kristopher Alvarez, James Bennett, Kyle Harris, Christopher Schapp and Black Knight recipient, Brandon Ochs. After a second Molalla touchdown, Sherwood came right back and Mason Rivers hit Spencer Grant on a 61-yard pass for Grant's second TD and a 44-14 lead.
Sherwood also got additional help from Bryce Aiello, Ryan Barzee, Brandon Mickel, and Sean Scroggin. It was another great win, with contributions from all 29 players.
Sher. Black 27, LO 0
Sherwood's third/fourth-grade black team improved its record to 5-0 with a 27-0 shut out over Lake Oswego. Sherwood ran for 215 yards and threw for 80 yards in the win.
Wingback Cole McBride scored on a 13-yard run giving Sherwood a 6-0 lead and Running back Parker Crowell added a PAT with a three yard run. Fullback Dayton Vaughn had 51 yards and a 6 yard touchdown run on the ground giving Sherwood a 14-0 lead with Crowell scoring again on a PAT. Quarter back Rich Hekker had a 28 yard touchdown pass to tight end Tommy Paul giving the 3-4 black a 20-0 lead heading into the second half. Jack Hollin added to the lead with a reception on a PAT.
Quarterback Rich Hekker end the game with a touchdown run giving Sherwood a 27-0 lead and the win. Jacob Church had 2 carries for 36 yards. Jack Hollin had 4 carries for 45 yards. Ad Rutschman had 6 carries on 41 yards and Lovell, Ludwick, Crowell, and Hekker combined for 45 yards on the ground. Cole McBride, Paul, and Hollin combined for 80 yards in the air. Sherwood's offensive line was lead by Their Black Knight Jacob Boren who help Sherwood pass 13 times only giving up one QB sack. Sherwood also got great line play from Springer, Castillo, Dehning, and Robbins. Sherwood was a force all game long on the Defensive side of the ball.
Cornerback Cole McBride and Linebacker Tommy Paul both had interceptions. Outside backer Dayton Vaughn had a fumble recovery while Jesse Hatfield recorded a QB sack. Defensive backs Sandis Chhay and Joe Gaylord kept Lake Oswego's passing game in check and also recorded tackles in the win. Sherwood's Defensive line was lead by Ryan Dehning with 5 tackles. Matthew Springer, Valetski, Boren, Robbins, and Cornilles combined for 7 tackles on the defensive line.
Sher. Var. Red 30, OC 8
The Sherwood Varsity Red Knights pushed their record to 4-0 with a win over Oregon City 30-8 on the road at Oregon City. The Knights high powered offense racked up over 350 yards of total offense while the defense forced 3 turnovers. Quarterback Jordan Ramp completed 8 of 16 passes for 105 yards and 3 touchdowns. Ramp scored the first Sherwood touchdown on a 6 yard option play. Trent Duppenthaler lead a balanced running game rushing 10 times for 105 yards and defensively was a team leader in tackles. Brandon Scott carried the ball 9 times for 63 yards and defensively batted down three Oregon City pass attempts. Halfback Chris Organiz carried the ball 4 times for 34 yards. Wingback Jordan Bowers had 4 carries for 28 yards and Kooper McGee had one carry for 18 yards. The air attack included TD catches by Michael Balfour, Josh Patterson and Justin Bradshaw. Balfour had 3 receptions for 41 yards, Patterson had 2 catches for 40 yards, Bradshaw had 2 catches for 24 yards and Mitchell Rettmann caught 2 passes for 29 yards. Rettmann also went 3-3 on points after touchdown kicks.
The Sherwood ground game lead by the offensive line of John Nagel, Ethan Jacot, PJ Dyke, Zach Heicksen, Austin Vassar, Zach Kaylor, Adam Godfrey and Geoffrey Walck helped the Knights rush for over 250 yards. The offensive line also provided Sherwood quarterbacks with excellent pass protection.
It was the defense that again came up big in the win for Sherwood. Defensive lineman Kyle McClain, Cesar Catibayan, Heicksen, Godfrey and Jacot helped neutralize the Oregon City power running game. In the secondary free safety Michael Smith was the leading tackler along with returning kickoffs and punts for the Knights. The defense forced three Oregon City turnovers including a second half interception by Ramp after a Sherwood fumble. Jagger Heckman, Mason Lally and Justin Davis also contributed to the Sherwood win.
Sher. JV White 34, WL 22
Sherwood JV White traveled to West Linn high school Saturday and got their fourth win in five games, 34-22, over a big and physical West Linn team. Sherwood was without five key members of the team who were unable to play...Chris Singer, Al Niemi, Ethan Naef, Devion Harris and Jon Dailey.
After falling behind early in the first quarter 14-0, Sherwood got on the board when Steven Long recovered a West Linn fumble caused by Dusty Crabtree and ran it back 25 yards for a touchdown. That play ignited a Sherwood onslaught! The offensive line, lead by Harris Foster, Andrew Gough, Ryan McDermott, Sean McGill, John Powers and Zane Morgan, took control of the trenches and never let up. The backs ran hard and with purpose; Nick Carroll, Daniel Leonard, Spencer Gray and Zac Smith worked their magic helping Sherwood rush for nearly 300 yards.
Throughout the second half, both offensively and defensively, Garrett Born, Nick Dailey, Ben Haggard, Evan Heslop, Brandon Lepp and Robert 'Robo' Weigel were blocking, tackling, reading their keys and hustling in the plays like wild men. In the end, Sherwood was too much for West Linn. Sherwood White circled the wagons and stuck together through early adversity and battled until the final horn.
WL 32, Sherwood Red 20
The third/fourth-grade Red Knights traveled to West Linn on Saturday, losing an offensive battle 32-20. The Red Knights amassed 326 yards in total offense, 37 more total yards than West Linn Green, but 3 turnovers proved to be the difference.
The Red Knights displayed a powerful running attack with 229 yards rushing. James Nappe led the onslaught of Knights rushers with 157 yards and 1 TD. Ryan Hobbs had a dazzling display carrying the ball for 50 yards and 1 TD. Other solid rushing contributions came from Matthew Brooks (10 yards), Connor Whitely (6 yards), Brendon Wexted (4 yards) and Tye McCarthy (3 yards). Jake Richards was responsible for some solid blocking that enabled many of the Knights runners to gain big yards. Richards also added a strong run of his own.
Connor Moody pulled in a 20 yard pass reception on the third play of the third quarter to sting the West Linn defense and put them on their heels. Joey Brookhouse, Riley Ahrenkiel, Jack Ferner, Kai Stephens, Alex Burger and Steven Powers were the cornerstone of an offensive line that allowed Brooks and Hobbs to also make catches as Nappe completed 5 of 8 passing attempts.
Brooks was the anchor of the defense with 12 tackles (2 for loss) and 7 assists. The Red Knights defensive line had a strong showing in the trenches with a combined 16 tackles. Max Ahrenkiel and Cully Clark stepped up big with 5 tackles each. Other support came from Powers and Tanner Dillree with 2 tackles each and Wexted and Kai Stephens with 1 tackle each. Jackson Grubbe and Alex Dalebroux proved to be the most versatile defensive players on the field causing a lot of disruption to the West Linn offense at different positions. The Red Knights secondary held West Linn to less than 5 yards passing and were led by Devon Chesbrough, Jesse Hasley, Sebastian Donily, Dakota Krieger, Brady Sullivan, and Whitely. Dillon Heater had a key interception in the fourth quarter that stopped a drive. Sullivan was an important factor on special teams handling many of the kicking duties. Hobbs added to the special teams play by returning a punt 41 yards for a TD.
Congrats to Steven Powers for the Black Knight and James Nappe for the Fitz Patch (sportsmanship) honor.
Sher. JV Red 12, LO 12
Sherwood JV Red and Lake Oswego played to a 12-12 overtime tie. Sherwood held Lake Oswego who had been averaging over 30 points a game to 6 points in regulation and was led by Dylan Flannery with 13 tackles, Travis Dyer with 10 tackles, Connor Munro with 9 tackles, Ian Hockett with 8 tackles and an interception. Others that contributed to strong defensive play were Blake Babcock, Cody Bird, Jake Bergin, Gage McBride, Nik Lambert, and Garrett Lafarge.
Taylor Bonawitz and Garrett Lafarge score touchdowns for Sherwood who received outstanding blocking by Joe Criscola, Dyer, Lambert, Babcock, Montgomery, Flannery, Peter Alley, Collin Grant, and Chris Jackson.
Both teams were solid in the overtime period with Sherwood playing tough defense on the extra point to preserve the 12-12 tie. Sherwood and Lake Oswego were evenly matched teams that played a hard fought battle and will most likely meet later in the season.
LO 20, Tualatin White 7
Tualatin fifth/sixth-grade White suffered a tough loss to an undefeated Lake Oswego Navy team by a score of 20-7. The Wolves could not recover from some tough penalty calls that negated several big plays, including a Tualatin touchdown, and faced a potent passing offense.
The Wolves started strong, with the defensive line, comprised of Tyler Allison, William Chapman, Andy Collins, Austin Green, Tyler Riley, and Matt Shepherd, shutting down the LO offense on their first possession and forcing a punt. The momentum shifted, however, on the Tualatin's next possession due to a turnover. LO took advantage and took a 7-0 lead.
The Timberwolves were unable to reach the end zone in the first half, and LO scored once more in the second quarter, bringing the score to 13-0 at halftime.
Lake Oswego scored once more at the midpoint of the third quarter to take a 20-0 lead. From that point on, the Tualatin defense, including linemen Joseph Day, Ky Dunlap, Tyler Gastiaburu, Chris Raycraft, and Shawn VanHorn, linebackers Jacob Friedhoff and Alex Mercado, and safety Garrett Medvec stepped it up and held LO to a turnover on downs and two punts for the remainder of the game.
Early in the fourth quarter, the Timberwolf offensive line, including T.J. Beikman and Austin Bishop, took control of the line of scrimmage. The downfield blocking provided by flankers Tucker Bateman, Justice Kono, and Ryan Wisner and tailback Ryan Richardson opened up the field for the Tualatin offense. Led by quarterback Kyle George, fullback Mychal Makarowsky and tailbacks Cooper Brunner and Brandon Day advanced the ball 61 yards. An apparent 38-yard touchdown run by Brunner was called back on a penalty. Three plays later, a fumble through the end zone resulted in a touchback for LO.
After forcing an LO punt, the Wolves took control of the ball on the Tualatin 49 yard line. Following an 11-yard run by Makarowsky, an outstanding pass from George to Brunner moved the ball 34 yards to the LO 6 yard line, only to be called back to the LO 16 yard line after a penalty. On the next play, a great block by Riley gave B. Day the daylight he needed to reach the end zone and put Tualatin on the board. An extra point pass from George to Dunlap brought the final score to 20-7 with 31 seconds left in the game.
Medvec led the team on defense, racking up 15 tackles on the day. Green, at defensive end, and Shepherd, on the defensive line, also had strong defensive games, including several tackles in the backfield. Chapman earned a sack, and J. Day, George at cornerback, and Makarowsky at linebacker had tackles for losses. Brunner led the team in rushing yardage with 120 yards. B. Day piled on another 42 yards, and Makarowsky added 26 yards for the Timberwolf offense.
Canby 27, Tualatin Card. 6
Tualatin Cardinal eighth-grade varsity 3-game win streak was snapped in a 27-6 loss to Canby.
An early Cardinal drive featuring strong running by Taylor Johnson was stopped in Canby territory. Johnson, Ricky Bettinelli and Spencer Nix delivered strong tackles on Canby's first drive, but the Cougars struck for a 47-yard touchdown pass to jump to a 6-0 lead.
Following a Tualatin punt, Canby marched to a second score and with a conversion pass extended the margin to 13-0. Jake Summers, Chris Pauly, and Austin Richmond provided pressure during the drive.
Tualatin's next series was highlighted by quarter back Matt Yarbrough's completion to Ricky Bettinelli. A fumble however gave the ball back to the Cougars who converted on a 16-yard touchdown run. With the conversion kick Canby ended the first quarter with a 21-0 lead.
Canby continued control in the second quarter as the cougars turned another Wolves turnover into a 28-yard touchdown run. Brandon Bettinelli's sack on the conversion left the halftime score 27-0.
The second quarter featured a spirited Tualatin defense. Pauly's diving tackle saved a touchdown following an interception. Lance Acosta, Tyler Dempsey, Julian Betka and Nick McCauley anchored a goal line stand ending in a missed Cougar field goal.
Strong running by Johnson, Richmond and Ricky Bettinelli energized Tualatin's second half comeback. Yarbrough's 37 yard strike to a diving Corey VanDomelen moved the chains and two plays later Johnson followed blocks by Nix, Spencer Ericksen and Branden Lebar to sprint to a 32-yard touchdown run. Jordon Norby, Jake Turner, Ryan Tainer and Tyler Sanford also provided key blocks on the drive.
Acosta's recovery of the ensuing outside kick buoyed the Cardinal hopes, but Canby's defense stiffened.
Fourth quarter action featured hard hitting by both teams. Tyler Kucera, Levi Kauffman-Oliver, Jordan Nordby and Logan Quinton contributed strong line play while Matt Walker, Yarbrough and VanDomelen's secondary play limited Canby to no second half score.
Brandon Bettinelli's 35 yard fumble return gave the Wolves one last scoring chance. Johnson, Richmond rushes and a Yarbrough to Brandon Bettinelli pass moved the ball to Canby's 5 but an incomplete 4th down pass ended the drive.
Sherwood White 44, OC 6
The Sherwood Varsity White Knights were able to hold off Oregon City for a final score of 44 - 12. Both the offense and defense were firing on all cylinders.
Special credit to our defense who were able to keep the Oregon City offense off balance. Oregon City put up and excellent fight but the White Knights were ready for the battle. Defensively for the night, Sherwood had 3 interceptions (Zachery Moll, Brock Lutes, and Tanner Balderee) and 4 sacks (Jake Lawrence, Connor Clarke, Tanner Balderee, and Josh Goldstein). The defense was outstanding in penetrating the offensive line.
The Knights had several tackles for lost yardage by Lawrence, Ryan Foote, Ian Taylor, Andrew Loza and Balderee. The overall tackles were spread throughout the defense with Connor Clarke contributing 9 and Tanner Balderee with 6. Excellent work Defense.
The offense had many opportunities to execute. Zachery Moll was able to complete 10/14 passes for a total of 267 yards and 3 TDs. Brock Lutes pulled off a great game with 1 rushing TD, 1 pass completion for a TD, and 1 defensive interception for a TD. Justin Kitchler was also able to connect on a 23 yard touchdown pass from Moll. Jake Lawrence also had scoring on both offense and defense. Lawrence scored off a 21 yard pass and is also credited with a safety for 2 points. Moll was able to score 1 rushing TD from 9 yards out. Andrew Loza converted 3 of 5 PATs adding 6 points to the tally board.
The offense utilized many talented players for both rushing and receiving. To round out the evening on receiving, Lutes had 2 catches for 102 yards, Kitchler 2 catches for 53 yards, Lawrence 2 catches for 44 yards, Rome 2 catches for 35 yards, Long 1 catches for 25 yards, and Carlson 1 reception for 8 yards. The rushing game was spread across many running backs. Clarke had 3 carries for 15 yard, Foote 3 carries for 21 yards, Christian Nishioka is becoming an excellent back with 4 carries for 43 yards, Rome 3 carries for 16 yards and finally Moll 4 carries for 37 yards. The White Knights are now 4-1.
Clack. 30, Tualatin Gray 12
On their home field, the Tualatin fifth/sixth-grade gray team was unable to close the gap created early on by Clackamas this past Saturday. Our Timberwolves defense fought hard against the oversized line of the Cavaliers.
Great tackles made all game by linebacker Cody Summers and corner Chandler Pool, beautiful ball stripping by Trent Warren and a second quarter interception by Warren were some highlights by the Wolves defense. The offense was led by Jeffrey Williams and Tyler Kemp who ran for a total of 160 yards, and the consistent blocking by the O- line of Mike Jansen, Noah Peterson, and Ben Herrod made great holes for an effective running game.
The Cavaliers began the game with an early touchdown, but the Wolves quickly answered back. Backs, Kemp and Williams moved the ball on the drive. The touchdown was completed by Summers, but the extra point was no good, score was 8-6, Cavs.
The excitement of the defensive line was led by Kip Koenig with a fumble recovered on the 43 yard line. The offense had a chance with strong blocks by George Still and Konner Cook to open up holes for the running backs, but the ball was fumbled and the Cavs took the opportunity to score, making it 14-6 in favor of Clackamas.
The second quarter was led with a kick-off return by Kemp for 10 yards, and an incredible pancake block by Chandler Schoonmaker. The first down made possible with strong blocks by center Jarrod Larsen, Devin Labar and Corey Parsons, but the Cavs defense stymied the drive. Tualatin's defense continued with tackles by Still and Summers. With 2 minutes to go in the half, a pick-off by Warren almost turned the game around, but the Cavs defense intercepted the ball back. They turned that into a scoring drive ending the half with the score 22-6.
The second half began with promise for the defense. Tackles were made by Ian Coffman, Schoonmaker, and Koenig, with help from Jonny Torgeson and Jansen. Sawyer Johnstone caused a fumble, but a scramble for the ball came up Cavs. The third quarter ended with a beautiful drive to the goal line for the Wolves. The perfectly orchestrated handoffs by quarterback Graye Norlin into the hands of Kemp and Williams, put Tualatin within the five. Williams went outside for the touchdown, leaving the score 30-12, Clackamas.
The fourth quarter seesawed back and forth, with no score by either team. One highlight was a fumble recovered by Schoonmaker to give Tualatin the ball with 5 minutes left in the game. Effective blocks by Patrick O'Connor, Gator Pizer, and Jordan Brown, allowed our backs a chance, but Tualatin was unable to find pay dirt in the red zone. Defensive highlights include, an exciting tackle made by Alan Burggren and Cook, followed by a gang tackle led by Samuel Gregson, stopped the Cavs at fourth and inches.
L'ridge 20, Tigard Gray 0
The Tigard fifth/sixth-grade Gray team lost at Lakeridge.
The Tigard offense never got on track, but their defense fought hard, giving up only 1 of Lakeridge's scores.
On Lakeridge's 1st play from scrimmage Taylor 'TC' Courtney rushes in and makes the tackle for a 9 yard loss. On the next play Andrew 'Hungry Man' Hungerford breaks through the line to make 1 of his 3 tackles for a 4 yd loss. While Tarek 'Too Tough' Wirfs (6 tackles) and Ethan 'Mean and Lean' Lange (5 tackles) battled in the trenches, CB Chandler ' Cool Cat' Kelly was all over the place, breaking up passes, tackling a back for a 10 yard loss on a screen play, and making a touchdown saving tackle at the Tigard 17.
After Kelly's' tackle Lakeridge moved to the Tigard 3 and on 1st and goal Lange and Hayden 'The Hammer' Flake teamed up on the tackle for a 1 yard loss. On the next play Chance 'Flash' Taylor and Lange make the tackle at the 1. On 3rd down Lange (again) makes the tackle at the 1. On 4th down Hungerford and Flake make the tackle for a 2 yard loss, getting the ball back for Tigard.
Joshua 'Smooth' Miller made 4 tackles, had a KR for 7 yards, and rushed 3 times for 10 yards. David 'Do It' Moeller made a big tackle for no gain, and assisted on another. Chance Taylor made 2 tackles, broke up a pass near the end of the 1st half, and caught 2 passes, 1 near the end of the game for a 1st down. Micheal ' MoMan' Mullen punted for Tigard, made 2 tackles, recovered 2 onside kicks (by Lakeridge), and scrambled for an 8-yard gain.
Quarterback Taylor Courtney rushed 9 times and led Tigard in rushing for the 2nd time. Linebackers Austin 'Awesome' Davis and Hayden Flake led Tigard's' defense with 8 tackles each. Davis rushed 3 times and returned a punt for 9 yards. Flake had 7 rushing attempts. Justin Evans and Justin Alvarizares missed the game with injuries, but the rest of Tigard's TNT team of Brandon Almodover, Tanner Padbury, Braxton Latt, Tyler Woodworth, Jonathan Powers, Maclain Bartley, Erik Peters, and Nicholas Smith played hard.
Tual. Black 32, Canby 6
Saturday's fifth/sixth-grade game in Tualatin between Tualatin Black and the Canby Cougars was anxiously anticipated by both undefeated rivals. Wolves beat cats in this outing with Tualatin finishing victorious, 32-6.
The starting offensive line for Tualatin included center Adam Evetts, guards Paul Sheffield and Cooper Sprunk, and tackles Cody Allison and Kenny Walther. The starting backfield included tight ends J.J. Paulson and Logan Wiersma, wing backs Derek Senger and Blake Reser, fullback Chris Rodarte and quarterback Connor Scott. Other players on offense included Ryan Murray, Connor Thurman, Jackson Ceserani, Matthias Weislogel, Brock Hulse, Jacob Baldry, David Johannesen and Aaron West. Out with injuries, Matthias Weislogel and Michael Foushee supported their team from the sidelines.
Delivering a number of exceptional rushing performances throughout the game, the Timberwolves got on the board early with a 42-yard touchdown run by Derek Senger, posting a 7-6 Tualatin lead.
Holding their opponent nearly scoreless for the second week in a row, the voracious T-Wolves' defense made Tualatin territory a barren tundra. On the next series of Canby downs, Logan Wiersma popped a solid tackle and Cooper Sprunk and Paul Sheffield combined to hold the Cougars mid-field on fourth down.
The wolf pack offense took over and didn't look back. After opening rushing gains by Reser and Rodarte, Rodarte rolled out of a wedge for a breakaway touchdown run, making it 14-6.
During the second quarter, Sprunk stopped a sweep right by Canby to force a punt. Nique Reid and Jacob Baldry combined against another sweep, making a great tackle on fourth down for a loss just before the half.
During a Canby punt return early in the third quarter, the ball popped loose, directly into the arms of Chris Rodarte. Already at full-speed against the return, Rodarte raced 59-yards to the end-zone, increasing the Wolves' lead, 20-6. More turnovers by Canby in the second half, captured by Ryan Murray (interception) and Reid (fumble recovery) along with a huge run on sweep left by Senger made it 26-6.
With less than two minutes left on the clock, Reid ran with precision, following solid lead blocking by the offensive line 30-yards into the end-zone for the game's final touchdown and sealing the big win for Tualatin.
Tualatin's special teams play provided for some exciting football, including a blocked extra point kick, great kickoffs by Cody Engelman, exceptional punting by Aaron West, a solid-hit-tackle by Jacob Baldry on a kick-off and two big kick-off returns by Blake Reser.
The starting Tualatin defense was linemen Cody Allison, Kenny Walther, and David Johannesen, linebackers Nique Reid, Brock Hulse, and Paul Sheffield, safeties Cooper Sprunk and Connor Thurman, reeper Blake Reser and cornerbacks Chris Rodarte and Ryan Murray. Other defenders included Logan Wiersma, Cody Engelman, Jackson Ceserani, Bryce Parham, Chris Rodarte, Derek Senger, Evan Davis, Jacob Baldry, Jared Schmidt, Aaron West, Adam Evetts, and Connor Scott.
W'view 22, Tual. Black 20
The Tualatin Varsity Black team lost a heartbreaker in overtime playing away at Westview on Saturday. The Timberwolves showed tremendous courage by overcoming a 14 point deficit in the second half to tie the game and go into overtime. The Tualatin offense had a great game against Westview compiling over 300 yards total offense including 250 yards on the ground and another 50 in the air.
The starting backfield for Tualatin offense consisted of Quarterback Blake Evetts, Running Backs A.J. Peaslee and Jake Lehner, Fullback Brian Balsiger, Wide Receiver Serge Alexandre and Tight End Austin Angle. The starting Offensive line consisted of Center Brenden Pritchard, Guards Alex Harvey and Chase Norlin, Tackles Jordan Ellisen and Nathan Weidenmeyer. The O-line provided great blocking especially in the second half.
The Timberwolves Running attack dominated the Westview defense the entire game. Tailback Jake Lehner had a great game and was the leading rusher for Tualatin with a total of 150 yards on 20 carries and 3 Touchdowns. Lehner was unstoppable in the second half breaking many tackles and fighting for extra yardage. Fullback Brian Balsiger ran for 57 yards on 9 carries gaining tough yards up the middle. Tailback A.J. Peaslee ran for 42 yards on 7 carries including an exciting 19 yard sprint early in the game.
Quarterback Blake Evetts led the Timberwolves passing attack. He completed a total of 4 passes for 52 yards. Lehner caught a pass for 8 yards. Serge Alexandre had a 7 yard reception. Austin Angle caught a 20 yard pass. A.J. Peaslee had a 17 yard reception.
The Timberwolves were trailing 14-0 in the third quarter when Lehner powered his way on an exciting 22 yard run deep into Westview territory. A few plays later Lehner broke a tackle and scored a TD from 14 yards out to make the score 14-6. With less than 2 minutes left, Tualatin was driving again to the Westview 39 yard line. On the next three plays, Lehner sliced off right tackle for 16 yards to the Westview 23 yard line. Lehner then ran for another 11 yards down to the 12. Lehner then blasted up the middle for a 12 yard TD which tied the score at 14.
The game went into overtime with each team starting at the 10 yard line. Tualatin went on Offense first. Lehner pounded Westview on three running plays and scored a TD from 1 yard out giving the Timberwolves a 20-14 lead. Tualatin missed the kick on the extra point. Westview was able to score on their possession which tied the score at 20. The game was decided after Westview was able to kick the extra point making the final score 22 to 20.
Other players on Offense included Ismeal Arizmendi, Josh Ennis, C.J. Caviness, Daniel Grimes, Alex Cordier, Fernando Barrett, Justin Cadwell, Colby Hatchett and Adam Polischuk.
The Timberwolves defense completely shut out Westview in the second half. The starting Tualatin 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, Fernando Barrett, Chase Norlin and Daniel Grimes.
Tualatin combined for numerous gang tackles. Outstanding solo tackles were made by Austin Angle, Nathan Weidenmeyer, Fernando Barrett, Brian Balsiger, Zach McMahon, Jordan Ellisen and Alex Harvey. Linebacker Brenden Pritchard made an outstanding Interception killing a key Westview drive. Linebacker Alex Harvey had a great game making 3 Tackles for a loss. Weidenmeyer and Barrett each had 1 tackle for a loss.
Other Defensive players included Ismeal Arizmendi, Josh Ennis, C.J. Caviness, Adam Hegstrom, Brenden Pritchard, Trey Marquez, Alex Cordier, Jake Lehner, Colby Hatchett and Adam Polischuk.
Tual. Card 52, Clack. 44
In a game between two undefeated teams the Tualatin third/fourth-grade Cardinal team came up short against a very good Clackamas team The final score was 52-44 Clackamas.
Clackamas scored the first two times on long runs. Chase Morrison scored on a 56 yard run to make the score 13-6 with help from a block by Daeton Harris. Another long run by Clackamas made the score 20-6 at the end of the first quarter. The game stayed close as we scored on a touchdown run by Chase Morrison to bring the score closer at 20-12 at the end of the first quarter. Luke Davis and Alex Reid played well on offense and defense as did Daeton Harris and others on the Cardinal team in the first half. Early in the second half, Chase ran 52 yards to close the gap to 20-18. However, a 44 yard run by Clackamas increased the lead to 26-18. Great tackling by Luke Davis and Daeton Harris and others on the Tualatin team stopped Clackamas from entering the end zone to keep the score 26-18 Clackamas at half time.
Early in the second half, Clackamas continued their offensive surge with a 43 yard touchdown run to make the score 33-18. Midway through the 3rd quarter, Alex Reid ran in for a 30 yard Touchdown to make the score 33-24. Tualatin continued to play hard, but the speed and size of Clackamas proved to much to offset. Good tackles by Jared Welter and Chase Morrison slowed down Clackamas attack, but it was not enough to stop Clackamas from scoring from the two yard line. There was no quit in the Tualatin team trailing 39-24. A good run by Alex Reid to their 25 yard line was followed up by a 25 yard TD run by Chase Morrison to bring the score closer at 39-30. Another touchdown run by Clackamas made the score 46-30. With 7:24 left in the fourth quarter, Chase scored to bring us closer at 46-36.
The offensive line opened up holes that Chase was able to run through for big gains during the entire game. Clackamas and Tualatin traded TDs with one final score by Morrison to end the scoring fest at 52-42, with the edge going to Clackamas. Our last drive was stopped at their 18 yard line. Tualatin is now 4-1.
Clack. 7, Tualatin Card. 0
Turnovers and missed opportunities spelled doom for the Tualatin fifth/sixth-grade Cardinal team when they played a big and physical Clackamas team. The turnover bug hit the Wolves right from the start as they fumbled an onside kickoff and Clackamas recovered at Tualatin's 40 yard line.
Clackamas moved the ball down inside Tualatin's 10 yard line, but the Wolves' Defense stiffened and held on downs. Tualatin wasn't able to get a first down on its first series of downs and had to punt the ball back. After the punt, Clackamas again had excellent field position at Tualatin's 35. Clackamas used the short field to its advantage this time and was able to punch the ball in on the ground on the first play of the second quarter.
They converted the Extra Point and at the start of the Second led 7-0. This turned out to be the only score of the game. Clackamas tried an onside kickoff but Tualatin recovered at the 50 for good field position. But the offense just couldn't handle Clackamas' pressure defense and on third and long, Clackamas got a sack and recovered a fumble at the Tualatin 33.
Clackamas was able to get some first downs, but the Tualatin Defense held again, bending but not breaking and holding them on downs. Tualatin's next possession was hurt by a fumbled snap on a key third down and the Wolves had to punt again. After a good 30 yard punt, the Wolves defense held Clackamas to a 3 and out and a punt. The Tualatin Offense finally woke up and Nick Hines and Tyler Snyder broke some nice runs to get the ball down inside the 10. But with time running out, Tualatin couldn't punch it in as the half expired with the ball at the 2 yard line.
The Third quarter started with momentum on Tualatin's side as Brody Beebe recovered an onside kick off at the Clackamas 40 yd line. Hines, Snyder and QB Randall Tainer all had good runs as Tualatin had an 8 play drive to get the ball down inside the 5 yard line. But the Clackamas defense stiffened and Tualatin couldn't punch it in. Clackamas tool over on downs at the 2. Clackamas moved the ball up field using a key pass play before the Wolves Defense forced a punt. Tualatin took over at its own 40 and was able to get some first downs, but couldn't sustain the drive and gave it up on downs inside the Clackamas 20 yard line.
Neither team was able to mount a serious threat in the forth quarter as Tualatin shot itself in the foot again with a key fumble on a forth down play with the ball at the Clackamas 25.
Offensively, Dane Simonsen had a great game from his Right Tackle position. Running Backs Hines, Snyder, who had a great break game and quarterback Tainer had nice runs when they were able to find the room against a big and blitzing Clackamas Defense. For Tualatin on Defense, the bend but don't break bunch were led by Simonsen, Brandon Yee, Connor True, John and Jeff Whitaker, Snyder, Brennan Symes and Graham Russell.
Tigard Black 13, Clack. 6
Coming off a tough loss at home, the fifth/sixth-grade Black Tigers of Tigard got back on track this week winning 13-6 over the Black Cavaliers of Clackamas.
Tigard turned the ball over four times to a hungry Cavalier defense that benefited from a couple of questionable calls. In the first quarter Ryan Bickel hauled in a 35 yard catch and was looking for the end zone when he was tackled from behind at the 10 yard line and lost the ball. The referees ruled that the ground caused the fumble and Clackamas took over deep in their own end. The second call came in the second quarter after another pass completion to Jack Nadelhoffer who was stripped at the goal line after clearly entering the end zone.
The Tigers scored in the first quarter on a 3 yard TD run by Jake Bigelow who also had ten rushes for 65 yards with long runs of 15 and 35 yards and adding 5 tackles on defense.
Tigard's signature is steady runs up the middle and sure fire passing. QB Robbie Chabreck had another good day behind center completing 5 of 7 pass attempts for 93 yards and what would have been two touchdowns any other day of the week. Chabreck also had four tackles for a Tigard defense that has been stingy all season. The Black Tigers scored their second touchdown of the day on their first possession of the third quarter on a run by Ryan Bickel who avenged his near score in the first half by rushing 13 yards up the left sideline juking several Cavaliers on his way to the end zone. Clackamas came right back and scored on a 45 yard rush to start the fourth quarter.
Tigard won a close game with four consecutive drives of 7 or more plays keeping the ball most of the second half and capping the game with 12 play clock killing series to end the game. The Tigard defense was led by Taylor Evans with 6 tackles, Clay VanRiper had 5 tackles and the game's only sack, Jacob Arnold with 5 key tackles, Matthew Franz contributed 4 tackles and a recovered fumble, Connor Olson 4 tackles, and several other gang tackles provided by Janak Ward, Michael Roberts, Tyler Rodgers, Ryan Bickel, Roman Mori, AJ Sadler, JP Fallon, Manu Rasmussen, Nicholas Hayes, Matt Hilliard, Ruben Arellano and Dylan Culton. Another clutch play was Dylan Underhill's block at the goal line to spring Taylor Evans for an extra point conversion showing again that this Tigard team is tough all around and now 4-1 on the season.
Tual. JV Card. 28, Tigard 0
The first half of the Tigard vs. Tualatin JV game was all about defense. Both teams struggled to move the ball and were held to under 40 yards of offense.
The Tualatin defense relied heavily on their lineman: Matt Morse, Peter Hinkley, Cade Thompson, Matt Miller, Anthony Callaway, Connor Cheel, Eliseo Arizmendi-Frias, Jake McGrady, and Conor Peick - the lineman ended in a heap after each play - swarms of defenders from each team shut down the offenses..
Both teams had interceptions and fumble recoveries. The secondary of Drew Ness, Kyle McClintic, Michael Powelson, and Anthony Callaway broke up multiple passes keeping the Tigard team from mounting a passing attack.
The wolves came out hungry after the halftime break. Kevin MacPherson returned the kick off 36 yards to set up great field position on the Tigard 42 yard line. On the next play from scrimmage, Tate Jenkins took the ball 42 yards into the endzone for the first score of the game.
Jenkins, who had 153 yards rushing in the game, scored three more times (72 yards, 44 yards and a 21 yard pass reception). Sumner Patton successfully kicked two PATs for four points (the first Tualatin PAT kicks of the year).
Spencer Bateman kicked consistently for the kick off team. Lots of great teamwork on special teams. Tualatin ended the game with 234 total yards (203 rushing). Once again, defense. made the difference. Linebackers Patton, Jenkins and Durdel took turns hauling down the Tigard running backs.
Sher. var. White 44, OC 20
Sherwood varsity White had a terrific offensive showing Saturday on the way to a great victory against a big physical Oregon City team. The passing attack was outstanding with Zach Moll completing 10 of 16 passes for 278 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Moll threw to 6 different receivers on the day, Brock Lutes 2 catches and a touchdown, Jake Lawrence 2 catches and a touchdown, Tanner Kittler 2 catches and a touchdown, Tyler Rome 2 catches, Cody Carlson 1 catch, Sam Long 1 catch. The running game was very strong with Connor Clarke and Lutes running hard punishing yards at fullback up the middle, and the backs of Ryan Foote, Rome, and Christian Nishioka all had big days running the football. The line which did a great job of blocking for Moll and opening holes was anchored by Andrew Loza, Ian Taylor, Brooks Riess, Tanner Balderee and Jordon Dowdle.
On defense Moll and Baldaree both had interceptions and a terrific effort was put forth by Dylan Seitz, Josh Goldstein, Daniel Henkes, Long, Loza, Taylor, Dowdle, and Riess on the defensive line, and a stellar game was had by the line backing crew of Ben Troychak, Jesse Louks, Lutes, Clarke, and Balderee.
Tigard 16, Tual. Gray 6
The Tigard turf was the scene of a fierce match-up between two undefeated teams, the Tualatin third/fourth-grade gray Wolves and the Tigard green Tigers.
The Tigers kicked off, most of the first quarter was back and forth. A perfect pitch from quarterback Kyle Bradish to Jordan Wilson for a gain of 20, showed promise on the Wolves first possession. However, the defense of the Tigers stopped Tualatin at the 42 yard line. On the Tigers first drive, Jake Day made a vicious tackle for a loss of 12.
Opening the second quarter, was an interception by Kaleb Arizmendi-Frias for a runback to the 42. The drive continued with a pair of runs by Wilson and Day, but was stopped once again by the Tigers at the 38 yard line. The ensuing possession by Tigard resulted in a touchdown, with the field goal kick good, score was 8-0, Tigard. Unfortunately, Tualatin's next possession ended in a fumble, with the Tigers recovering on the 48 yard line. The hard hitting defense of the Wolves kicked in and stopped the Tigers. A stick by JJ Cichoke and Dylan Petit led the line, and tackles made by Matthew Todd, Bradish and Wilson stymied their offense. A touchdown saving tackle by Nathan Senger ended the half.
A touchdown by Tigard, opened the second half, making the score 16-0. Tualatin's offense answered back, and Arizmendi-Frias ran for 10 on the kick-off return, followed by Cichoke's handoff to Wilson for a touchdown run up the middle of 55 yards. Good blocks from the O-line of Dane Strength, Karter Cook, Steven Shockloss, and Petit opened up the hole for the score. Tualatin's defense rocked Tigard with exciting tackles for a big loss of 8 by Cook and Arizmendi-Frias, loss of 2 by Strength, Petit, and Day. Defensive tackle R.J. Jenks hit them hard, while Austin Cuellar and Chase Anderson, at corner, played their job to perfection. The third quarter ended on a great punt by Tate Harding from the 23 to the 50.
The fourth quarter was a nail-biter. Defensive tackles by Senger kept Tigard out of business on their first possession. Tualatin made an attempt at a pair of runs by Day and Wilson, with stellar blocking by Mitch Matthews and Brandt Gehrs. However, with 3 minutes left in the game the Tigard defense was able to make yet another stop. Gang tackles for the next four downs were led by Oliver Price, Emilio Lopez and Hayden Givens to stop the Tigers at the horn. Free safety, Mitchell King helped stop the Tigers passing game. Special teams were effective all game with contributions made by Michael Galluzo, JJ Carter and King. Pancake blocks made by the whole O-line.
Tig.JV Green 18, S'ridge 6
A strong team defense and a hot throwing arm set the stage for the Tigard JV Green team last Saturday when they defeated the previously unbeaten Southridge JV Red squad 18-6 in a game played Sept. 30 at Southridge.
A tenacious defense, led by Rian Anderson's 10 tackles, was put to the test early in the contest as Southridge dominated the time of play in the first quarter. Isaac Schimmels provided the defensive stop of the first quarter when he sacked the Southridge quarterback for a 10-yard loss, effectively stopping their drive at the Tigard 30 yard line.
Finally gaining possession, Tigard's offense broke the deadlock early in the second quarter when Travis Hale scored on a tough 19-yard run. Hale would finish the game with 68 yards on 8 carries, averaging 8.5 yards per carry.
Southridge scored on their first play of the second half, but the ensuing extra point attempt was blocked and returned 90 yards by Shai Grey to make the score 10-6 in Tigard's favor. It was the second consecutive game that Grey has returned an extra point attempt for a score.
The games final score came on a nice pass from Sean McGetrick to Grey. McGetrick, who completed 8 of 12 attempts for 90 yards and a touchdown, calmly found Grey in the endzone after being forced from the pocket.
Grey made an outstanding leaping catch of the throw for the score. Hale added 2 points, his seventh conversion of the season, when he put his kick through the middle of the uprights.
Defensively for Tigard, 14 players recorded tackles. Anderson's efforts included two touchdown saving tackles during the second quarter. Jay Miller had 7 tackles, Schimmels added 6 tackles and an interception and Sawyer Hurd contributed to the effort with 6 tackles.
For the offense, Anthony Body led all receivers with 2 receptions for 47 yards. Hurd opened the game with a nice 18 yard reception and Hale had 2 receptions for 10 yards. Harrison Bruce gained 30 yards on 11 carries.