Reports for games of Oct. 21
W'ville 19, Tual. Black 6
To quote legendary Green Bay Packer coach Vince Lombardi, 'We didn't lose the game, we just ran out of time.' Such was the case on a classic fall afternoon for the Tualatin third/fourth-grade Black team, as it recovered from a slow start to grow stronger as the game progressed. Tualatin started the game on offense with consecutive carries by Eric Breyer, but the drive stalled after a great pass attempt by QB Dakota Steppe fell incomplete. A nice punt by Wesley Thomas was well covered, with Cole Gerke and Steppe combining on the tackle.
Tualatin's defense was put to the test immediately, as Trevor Tillema made a touchdown saving tackle on the second play from scrimmage. Also contributing tackles during the drive were Thomas, Daniel Ennis, and Ivan Vilcauskas. In addition, Cole Gerke added two tackles and pressured the Wilsonville QB into an incomplete pass, while Calder Fettig also prevented a touchdown with a tackle near the Tualatin 10-yard line. However, Wilsonville was able to push the ball over the goal line on their next play.
Tualatin again was forced to punt on their next possession after a 3 and out, which also saw the gun sound for the end of the first quarter. Wilsonville started with good field position on the Tualatin 37, and 4 plays later found the end zone with a 32 yard sweep to the left side. Earlier in the drive tackles were made by Tualatin defenders Cameron Frey, Vilcauskas, Gerke, and Fettig.
Tualatin's defense stiffened on the next Wilsonville possession, with contributions from Jack Dupuis Devon Gillard, Jared Bobbitt, and Matthew Gilbert. The tide started to turn Tualatin's way when a gang tackle resulted in a fumble which was recovered for Tualatin by Fettig.
With time running down in the first half, the Tualatin offense started to roll. Eric Breyer tore off a 32-yard scamper down the right side to pump new life into the team. Providing crisp blocking on the play were Dasan Kenderes, Kellen Poti, Jorge Severiano, and Nikolas Procaccini. However, a gorgeous 25-yard pass from Steppe to Gerke was negated by penalty, and the drive stalled.
Whatever the Tualatin coaches said at halftime lit a fire under the Tualatin team, as they opened the second half in outstanding fashion. After a TD saving tackle by Fettig, Breyer stripped the ball from the Wilsonville back and returned the ball 85 yards for a touchdown. With the crowd barely settled back into their seats, Tualatin had suddenly made this a 13-6 game. On Wilsonville's next possession Tualatin increased their intensity level another notch. The defensive stand featured another TD saving tackle by Fettig, along with tackles by Todd Pasquale-Uhlman, Frey, Vilcauskas, and a QB sack by Gerke.
The fourth quarter again started out with an intense Tualatin defense contesting every Wilsonville play. Contributions by Zachary Reynholds, Antonio Rodondi, and Douglas Skinner, along with a great tackle by Tucker Trost on a sweep helped to force a punt. Late in the quarter, after a Wilsonville touchdown made the score 19-6, Steppe tore off a 15 yard scamper and Breyer zigzagged for an 11 yard run. The game ended with Tualatin sacking Wilsonville's QB for a 10 yard loss near the Wilsonville goal line.
Canby 18, Tual. JV Black 8
The plucky Timberwolves played a determined game against Canby on Saturday, but ultimately were unable to overcome a first-half deficit and a series of costly penalties. The Tualatin offense struggled to find its rhythm in the first half, yielding the ball back to the Cougars on five consecutive drives.
Capitalizing on good field possession, Canby scored twice in the first half. Those numbers don't tell the complete story, however. Playing with their backs to the wall, the Tualatin defense turned away the Cougars three times in the first half.
Brian Reverman, Alex Fonseca, and Devin Hill all had highlight tackles. Tyler Giulio, coming back from an injury, was an effective run-stopper and inspiration for the rest of the team. Dillon Hoy, Jadon Wiersma, Sean Blice, Jackson Biehn, Ray Richards, Wilson Giles, Tyler Hanash and Steven Gilkey formed a wall that turned back a good Cougar offense and kept the Wolves in the game until the final whistle.
The Timberwolves suffered a series of setbacks in the second half, most notably the loss of star kick return man James Bates to an injury early in the fourth quarter. The true character of the team emerged late in the fourth quarter when, trailing by 18, Zach Giulio intercepted a Canby pass deep in Tualatin territory and returned it to midfield. Having already established running and receiving threats in the persons of Tyler Baldwin and Hayden Richardson, the Wolves changed things up, pushing the ball inside the five-yard line on a run by Nathan Suyematsu. Spencer Parham, Scott Allred, Conor Hinds, Raul Bautista, Casey Davis, Keagan Brown, and Jack Furlong kept the offensive line moving forward, and Anthony Ramirez made a circus catch in the end zone to put the Wolves on the board for the first time. Jack-of-all-trades Suyematsu's kick was good, and made the final score 18-8.
Tigard Green 30, W'ville 2
The Tigard third/fourth-grade Green (7 - 0) controlled play on both sides of the ball Saturday morning at Tigard. The Tigers jumped on the visiting Wildcats on the opening kick when gunner Julian Body raced down the field and recovered a fumble on Wilsonville 30 yard line.
Tigard mixed their running game up utilizing multiple running backs throughout the game. The opening touchdown was scored by Michael McCoy on a beautifully executed counter play. When McCoy reached the defensive backfield he was escorted to the end zone by super downfield blocking by Chassen Callahan and Zeth Buitron. On their second possession, the Tigers only needed 1 play to hit paydirt again. This time, with key blocks from Kyle Baldes and Austin Wilson, running back Landon Floyd found room around the right end and raced 40 yards for a touchdown.
Baldes did not only throw blocks, he got into the scoring action, as well, busting off tackle for a long TD on Tigard's third possession. However, offensively the day belonged to rookie running back Julian Body. Body led Tigard in rushing attempts, yards and broken tackles. On second and long, Body bounced off tackle and streaked down the sideline for the Tigers last touchdown. Tigard nose guard Zach Jacobs and defensive tackles Eric Darden and Keven Mortensen lead Tigard's defensive line charge into the Wilsonville backfield. Linebackers Paul Vickers and Chance Callaway kept the Wildcats corralled leading the Tigers in tackles with 6 each.
W'ville 27, Tual. Black 20
Tualatin fifth/sixth-grade Black fought a formidable foe in Wilsonville Silver on Saturday in a thrilling, touchdown-trading contest that went into overtime. The Wildcats came away with the victory in this skirmish, 27-20.
Wilsonville scored first on a 58-yard breakaway run to make it 7-0. The Tualatin defense then held the remainder of the first quarter with great tackles by Cooper Sprunk, Paul Sheffield and Ryan Murray to stop the Wildcats on fourth down.
In the second, a 74-yard run by Blake Reser put Tualatin at Wilsonville's one-yard line. A push by QB Connor Scott and the extra point made it 7-7. Wilsonville came back with a 50-yard touchdown run to regain the lead. The Tualatin offense fought back hard with wing backs Reser and Derek Senger each contributing rushing yards and pass receptions off the arm of Scott as the half expired.
Following a fourth-down saving dash by Reser, Chris Rodarte sprinted into the end-zone for a TD. The extra point by Reser tied the game up at 14 all. Tualatin's defense continued to battle with a fumble recovery by Aaron West and solid tackles by Senger, Sprunk and Connor Thurman. The two teams traded punts until a 50-yard run off of a reverse yielded a touchdown for Wilsonville, making it 20-14. The T-Wolves defense made a key stop on the extra point to stay within six points. Reser and Senger swapped carries to move the ball into Wildcat territory.
With three minutes left in the game from third-and-five, Senger scrambled for a big gain to Wilsonville's one-yard line.
Rodarte pushed it in for the touchdown but the extra-point was stopped, making it a tie ballgame at 20-20.
As the supportive Tualatin fans chanted encouragement to the Timberwolves' defense, Logan Wiersma made a key tackle on the kick-off to hold Wilsonville at their own 39-yard line. Nique Reid and Sheffield both made ground-losing tackles to halt the Wildcat's advance and send the game into overtime. After winning the toss, Wilsonville punched in a touchdown from the 10-yard line and converted the extra point. Despite a valiant effort by Tualatin's backfield and powerful offensive line, Wilsonville held on for the win, 27-20.
Tig. Green 12, Clack. 0
The Tigard fifth/sixth-grade Green offense churned for large chunks of yards via their running attack and held a big, tough Clackamas team to minimal yards on defense.
The Tigard Offense attack was led by Kaz Greene who scored on a 50-plus yard scamper down the sidelines and had several electrifying runs throughout the day. Will Schaer also ran for tough yards and used his elusive moves to dive into the end zone for the second touchdown. Alex Dean also took a short pass from Will Schaer and showed some nifty moves for a large gain down the sidelines. JT Howe ran for some tough yards up the middle earning first downs along the way.
Evan Garrison also earned tough yards with his aggressive, slashing running style. The Offensive Line of Ken Timmons, Stephen Palmer, Jimmy Robinson, Jason DeLoriea, Jacob Mullen, and Brett Sheldon and Tight Ends including Cam Yarnell, Ray Barlow, and Joe Lobbato opened huge holes for our running game and continued to put pressure on their defense. Piero Silva also had a solid game from his Center position with outstanding snaps and drive blocking on each play.
The Wide Receiver rotation of Ryan Cleveland, Isaiah Hamilton, Taylor Heaney, Nico Niblack, and Tanner Tonole also ran solid routes, blocked defenders downfield, and confused the defense with their multiple formations and alignments.
The Tigard defense made several big plays all afternoon.
The Defense Line was led by Jacob Mullen who combined with Piero Silva, JT Howe, Jason DeLoriea, and Damian VonAhlefeld to use their quickness and solid tackling to disrupt several running and pass plays behind the line of scrimmage. Cam Yarnell and Joe Lobbato made several behind the line of scrimmage tackles and sacks and held their contain positions throughout the afternoon. George Smith and Taylor Heaney were super substitutes making several solid tackles from their respective positions during key possessions. Kaz Greene, Evan Garrison, and Alex Dean made several tough, aggressive solo and gang tackles from their Cornerback and Safety positions. Ryan Cleveland made a couple of solid tackles and almost had 2 interceptions from his Free Safety position. The linebacking trio of Brett Sheldon, Daniel Fechner, and Will Schaer held their gap contain and made several gang tackles.
Will Schaer also broke up a key fourth down play at the end of the game by batting down a Clackamas pass. Brett Sheldon also stripped a Clackamas ball carrier of the ball, while Joe Lobbato pounced on it to give the Tigard Offense the ball back with solid field position. Jacob Mullen also recovered a Clackamas fumble late in the game to help the offense.
Ray Barlow also averaged 35-plus yards per punt, thus leaving the Clackamas offense with below average field position in the second half.
Tigard White 22, WL 7
A total team effort by the Tigard third/fourth-grade White Tigers was the reason for their 22-7 win over a tough and physical West Linn team.
An outstanding blocking effort by the receivers and dominance on the line was the reason the team was able to rush for 199 yards. The downfield blocking was led by Cory Hayden, Jon-Jon Reid-Davis, Owen Black, Beau Paiva, Zach Arndorfer and Jack Chimenti. The offensive line was anchored by Cary Watts, Dorian Grimes, Frankie Redfern, Justin Thomas, Nate Heaukulani, Luke Benedict, Taylor Smith, and Jake Dettra at the tight end position.
The outstanding blocking allowed Michael Andreas to lead all rushers with 97 yards and 2 touchdowns on 3 carries. Tyler Walker had 57 yards and 1 touchdown on 13 carries, Michael Adkins had 19 yards on 9 carries, Dylan Bruce had 15 yards on 4 carries and Jack Block 11 yards on 1 carry. Kevin Gress and Kevin Henneman had added tough rushing yards and Walker completed a pass to Stevens to add to the offensive total. Nick Stevens kicked 2 PATs to round out the scoring.
The defense was led by Andreas with 6 tackles, while Bruce, Heaukulani and Adkins had 5 tackles each.
Jake Dettra and Tyler Walker had 4 tackles, Jack Block had 3 tackles and Frankie Redfern, Owen Black, Beau Paiva, Kevin Gress, Dorian Grimes and Nick Stevens had 1 each. The biggest hits were provided by Owen Black and Frankie Redfern as the Defense played a physical game.
Also providing big hits were Dylan Bruce, Michael Adkins, Michael Andreas and Tyler Walker. Bruce and Adkins each recovered a fumble as well.
Also in on team tackles were Cary Watts, Luke Benedict and Jon Jon Reid-Davis and rounding out the outstanding defensive effort were Zach Arndorfer, Jack Chimenti, Justin Thomas, Kevin Henneman and Cory Hayden. Due to illness, Ryan McGraw cheered on his teammates from the sidelines.
Sher. JV Red 32, Beav. 6
Sherwood gained over 300 yards offense and forced 6 turnovers on defense en route to a 32-6 victory over Beaverton Brown.
The defense was led by Nick Lambert with 7 tackles, Travis Dyer with 5 tackles, Connor Munro with 5 tackles and two fumble recoveries returning one for a touchdown. Ian Hockett, Joe Criscola and Blake Babcock each had 4 tackles. Chase Kreiger, Dylan Flannery and Jake Bergin had 3 tackles each. Danny Rice had an interception, and Taylor Bonawitz had an interception and a fumble recovery.
Hockett and Flannery each had a fumble recovery too. Strong defensive contributions were made by Peter Alley, Danny Rice, Brandon Heicksen, Joey Bitz, Garrett LaFarge, Chris Jackson, Daulton Heater, Cody Bird, and Jared Gruter.
Daulton Heater and Heicksen led a balanced rushing attack as Sherwood scored points in each quarter. Connor Munro threw 2 touchdown passes, one to Hockett and the other to Bonawitz. Danny Rice completed a 10 yard pass to Bonawitz for his second touchdown of the day. LaFarge wrapped up the scoring for the day, and Dyer completed the 2-point PAT. Chris Hufschmidt, Bonawitz, Kreiger, LaFarge, Munro, Rice, Hockett, and Alley all made strong contributions to the victory.
Sher. Black 27, L'ridge 6
After a tough and physical first half in which Lakeridge scored late in the second quarter, Sherwood fifth/sixth-grade Black gradually wore out Lakeridge Blue and pulled away for a 27-6 road victory.
After falling behind 6-0, Cristian Morris ran 48 yards for his first touchdown of the game to put Sherwood up 7-6. On the next series Morris took it in from 30 yards out to put Sherwood up 13-6 to end the third quarter. In the fourth quarter Chertude ran hard and tough from 4 yards out for a touchdown and Morris with another from 22 yards out to finish out the game Sherwood 27, Lakeridge 6.
This week's victory goes to our offensive line, without them creating the holes and maintaining their blocks, the backs would have no where to go. The group that got it done in the trenches was, Nichols, Voelker, Matney, Mack, Ochs, Brodie Riess, Kotowski, Keller, Brookhouse, Scheirman, Brooks and Layna. Great job line.
Morris led the offense with 210 all-purpose yards followed by Chertude with 60 yards, Goldstein with 50 yards, Jacot with 5 yards and Voelker with 1 yard.
Brooks led the defense with a fumble recovery, 7 tackles and a sack. Morris had 8 tackles along with a sack, Kotowski had 4 tackles and 2 fumble recoveries, which help the offense get going hard and fast. Chertude (4), Jacot (3), Larkin (3), Staley (3), Kent (2), Goldstein (2) and Voelker, Ochs, Keller and Scheirman all had 1 tackle.
OC 26, Sherwood Red 14
The Sherwood fifth/sixth-grade Red Knights lost a tough battle Saturday against Oregon City White by a score of 26-14.
The Knights offense was powered by a the strong running of fullback Alex Barzee who had 114 yards on 25 carries for the day. Halfback Alex Wacker added 11 carries for 70 yards and 2 nice touchdown runs and halfback Anthony Sherwood had 6 carries for 45 yards. Quarterback Jordan Hodney also completed a nice 9 yard pass to Wacker for a first down. Tyler Booth and Josh Aden also had a couple nice carries for the Knights.
The Knights offensive line was led by Black Knight award recipient Brendan Mckenzie who had a solid performance from his left guard spot.
Other Knights with good plays and blocks on offense included Dakota Groves, Jeff Knight, Thayer Dye, Alberto Quinones, Robert Howe, Colton MacGillivray, Kade Macgillivray, Kendrick Leaverton, and Kenny Ross.
The defense was led once again by Alex Barzee who racked up 13 total tackles and a fumble recovery from his middle linebacker spot.
Cornerbacks Jordan Hodney and Tristan Flint added 3 tackles and a couple nice pass breakups each. Mitchell Brannen added 3 tackles and a blocked pass. Other Knight defenders who contributed with tackles were Alex Wacker, Austin Scoggin, Tyler Booth, Riley Junkin, Anthony Sherwood, Scott Skurdahl, Andy Hennings, and Bryce Outland.
Canby 20, Sher. White 6
The Sherwood fifth/sixth-grade White Knights showed tremendous heart in not quitting against a very strong Canby squad. With the exception of a few big plays the Sherwood defense did a tremendous job of keeping the Canby offense in check.
The defense recorded 10 tackles for negative yardage, caused a fumble and had one interception. Defensively the individual performances were as follows: Reggie Lee had 8 tackles and a fumble recovery. Black Knight recipient Mickey Schaefer had a QB sack and a team leading 11 tackles.
Harrison Shelburne was in the Canby backfield all afternoon while recording 9 tackles. Joseph Balfour had 6 tackles and an interception.
Spencer Clay, Austin Dessert and Nic Clarke each had 5 tackles. Nick Dickson recorded 3 tackles. Quentin Nass, Zachary Wise, Tyler Harris, Eric Lind and Christian Delao also had tackles on the day.
Bryce Seibold recorded a tremendous open field tackle saving a potential score in the third quarter.
Offensively the White Knights had good success with the rushing game as Parker Branz, Balfour, Clay and Clarke all contributed. Clarke got the White Knights on the board, in the fourth quarter, as he scored on a 40 yard run.
Dickson added to the rushing attack with a 10 yard kick return. Schaefer also contributed with a 20 yard punt return. Blake Peterson did a great job at the wide receiver spot. Jonathon Carlson had a tremendous block contributing to the TD run. Also contributing on offense were Brandon Geiger, Sam Troychak, Nick Aspen, Dessert, Shelburne, Wise, and Cole Vessey.
Sher. White 30, Beav. 25
Sherwood JV White improved its record to 6-1 Saturday with a big win at Beaverton High School.
Sherwood led 30-6 after three quarters thanks to the great work of nine different ball carriers who chewed up 300 plus yards on the ground. Led by Steven Long with 12 carries for 126 yards. Spencer Gray, Harris Foster, Zac Smith, Nick Carroll, Brandon Lepp, Daniel Leonard, Evan Heslop and Dusty Crabtree all did great jobs running the ball.
As usual, the offensive and defensive lines played well, controlling the line of scrimmage all day. Ryan McDermott, Andrew Gough, Sean McGill, Ethan Naef and John Powers were awesome.
And with the help of Zane Morgan, Devion Harris, Robert Weigel, Ben Haggard and Al Niemi there was never a play that Beaverton could relax.
Chris Singer was a sack machine in the middle and Nick Dailey, Jon Dailey and Garrett Born were impressive at wide receiver and defensively at corner backs where they all made big tackles and broke up pass plays.
Tigard def. Sher. JV Black
The Sherwood JV Black team faced another tough team this week in Tigard Black. Sherwood played with a lot of heart in the loss.
Every kid gave what they had. Kyle Wilson, Keenan Hatfield, Nick Dutra, Cameran Steph, AJ Spencer, Steven Calhoun, Cody Setere, Jack Garvey, Eric Skurdahl, Jake Ritter, Austin Wheaton, Novac Radonanoic, David Barrow, Mitchell Kruse, Paddy Condo, Darien Bjorndal, Mike Alleman, Alex Mancuso, Derric Bell, Julian Darby and Brent Summers.
Sher. Knights 29, OC 6
The Sherwood third/fourth-grade Knights overcame three first half turnovers to defeat Oregon City Red 29-6 on Saturday.
In the second quarter, Evan Kitto ran 21 yards for Sherwood's first touchdown of the day.
Austin Tietsort kicked the PAT for an 8-0 lead. Later in the second quarter, Mason Rivers ran 20 yards for another touchdown and Tietsort kicked his second PAT to make the score 16 to 0. On the ensuing kickoff, CJ Alley forced a fumble, scooped it up and ran 18 yards for their third touchdown of the quarter and made the score 22 to 0 at the half.
In the third quarter, Sherwood continued their running attack to wear down the Oregon City defense.
Midway through the quarter, Sean Scroggin ran 10 yards for another touchdown to put the game away.
Sherwood's offensive line led by Black Knight recipient Max Jaeger opened holes all day for their running backs. Sherwood's defense dominated as well, not allowing a touchdown until the late in the game.
Elizabeth Alvarez, Caleb Carter, Jakob Eisenbeiss, Kyle Harris, Justin Humphreys, Robbie Hunt and Bradley West also had a great game. Sherwood's speed, and hard hitting style of play was too much for Oregon City Red.
Sher. Red 18, Canby 6
The third/fourth-grade Red Knights pulled out a hard fought win 18-6 on Saturday when they visited Canby Blue. The Red Knights made it 6-0 early in the first quarter with a 32 yard run by Matthew Brooks. On their second series of the game the Red Knights had a 9 play, 92 yard drive that ended in a 6 yard TD run by Brooks. The Red Knights held Canby scoreless through the first three quarters.
The Red Knights threatened again early in the fourth quarter with spectacular 65-yard zigzag run by James Nappe. Canby battled back and scored midway through the fourth quarter to tighten up the game at 12-6.
On the ensuing kick off, Brooks returned the ball 51 yards that lead to the final score of the game; a 9 yard QB scrambled by Nappe.
The Red Knights had 341 yards in total offense. Ten different Red Knights touched the ball on offense that included solid gains from Ryan Hobbs, Jake Richards, Tye McCarthy, Jackson Grubbe, Cully Clark and Max Ahrenkiel. Dillon Heater, Brady Sullivan and Trenten Toivonen were also important contributors at several different positions. Seasoned veterans Joey 'The Brick' Brookhouse and Jake Anderson led the way on the offensive line by constantly opening up big holes and driving their opponents off the line.
The remaining offensive line warriors included Riley Ahrenkiel, Brendon Wexted, Clark, Jack Ferner, Alex Burger, Tanner Dillree, Kai Stephens and Steven Powers.
Matthew Sjogren provided the solid play at center that he displays week in and week out and, as a result, received the Black Knight award.
Many of the Red Knights played well in the secondary but it was the outstanding play anchored by Devon Chesbrough, Dakota Krieger, Conner Whitely, Jesse Hasley, Trace Sweeney and Sebastian Donily that made the difference. Sweeney and Donily have made tremendous improvements on defense and the Cougars offense was a first hand witness to their hard hitting.
Alex Dalebroux and Connor Moody played exceptionally well on both offense and defense.
Sher. var. Red 32, Clack. 6
The Sherwood Varsity Red Knights pushed their record to 6-0 with a win over Clackamas 32-6 on the road at Clackamas.
With the win Sherwood clinched the Landry Varsity Pacific Division regular season title. The Knights high powered offense racked up over 380 yards of total offense while the defense forced 5 turnovers.
Quarterback Jordan Ramp completed 8 of 15 passes for 102 yards and 3 touchdowns and he rushed 2 times for 15 yards. Trent Duppenthaler rushed 6 times for 71 yards and defensively had 5 solo tackles. Chris Organiz carried the ball 3 times for 109 yards including a 52 yard touchdown run on the first play of the game.
Fullback Brandon Scott had 8 carries for 25 yards including a 6 yard TD run in the first half and a point after. Wingback Jordan Bowers had 3 carries for 40 yards plus he had a blocked PAT. Michael Smith had 1 carry for 23 yards while Kooper McGee carried the ball 1 time for 4 yards. The Sherwood air attack also included catches by Kyle McClain for 9 yards, Josh Patterson with three catches for 31 yards and Michael Balfour with a 38 yard touchdown catch. Mitchell Rettmann and Cesar Catibayan both had catches for touchdowns.
The Sherwood ground game lead by the offensive line of Adam Godfrey, Ethan Jacot, PJ Dyke, Zach Heicksen, Zach Kaylor, Austin Vassar, Mason Lally and Geoffrey Walck helped the Knights rush for 287 yards. Offensively 8 different Knights players carried the ball while 5 different Sherwood receivers caught passes.
It was the defense that again came up big in the win for Sherwood. The Sherwood secondary picked 4 Clackamas passes including 2 interceptions by Patterson, 1 by Ramp and 1 by McGee. Walck forced a Clackamas fumble in the second quarter and Balfour recovered to set up a Sherwood touchdown. The defensive front of Vassar, McClain, Dyke, Jacot, Godfrey and Heicksen controlled the line of scrimmage and held the Clackamas offense to 3 first downs and 48 yards rushing.
Justin Bradshaw recovered a block kick and caught a point after touchdown conversion while playing solid at cornerback. John Nagel and Jagger Heckman also contributed to the Sherwood win.
WL 15, Sher. Raiders 6
The Sherwood Knights fifth/sixth-grade team Raiders lost a hard fought battle under the lights in West Linn on Saturday night, but even in defeat, several of the Raider players turned in great performances and highlight reel plays.
One big highlight was the passing game. Quarterback Tyler Aytes connected for a big 25 yard gain with Colton Waker, and later in the game the roles were reversed as Waker slid into the quarterback slot to deliver a 10 pass to Aytes. The game's most spectacular catch was pulled in by tight end Dakota Thiem who leapt up in traffic to pull down a 15 yard pass from Waker. The initial 25 yard reception by Waker set up the Raiders touchdown, in which fullback Jake Reimer plowed his way to pay dirt from 3 yards out. Another sensational play came late in the game when Wide Receiver Scott Wagner flew off of a reverse to gain 25 yards. Other rushing contributions were made by Tyler Aplin, Waker, Aytes and Nathan Christler. The Sherwood line also did an admirable job picking up the frequent West Linn blitzes with solid blocks being delivered by Robbie Ahrenkiel, Andre Mauro, Zac Ehrlich, Joey Chamberlain, Brandon Whitely, Justin Hamilton, Heath McKinney, Jorge Figueroa, Jared Hansen and this week's recipient of the Black Knight award, Brody Clark.
After scoring off a hastily run trick play on the first snap of the game, the West Linn offense ran up against the hard-hitting Sherwood defense.
An impressive 13 individual Raiders recorded tackles, with the tone being set by Chamberlain who contributed 11 tackles and a fumble recovery, Christler who delivered 9 tackles and Reimer who had 7. Other players who had big stops throughout the game include McKinney, Aytes, Waker, Aplin, Whitely, Wagner, Ehrlich, Hamilton, Brian Lee and a huge fourth down stop made by A.J. Smith.
Tig. 14, Tual. var. Black 8
The Tualatin Black Varsity team had a disappointing loss playing at Tigard on Saturday. The Timberwolves battled tough to the very end of the game coming up just short by six points.
The Tualatin running backs displayed a balance of speed and power pounding out over 150 yards on the ground. Tailbacks Jake Lehner and A.J Peaslee combined for over 138 rushing yards.
Lehner led the way with 83 yards on 15 carries with 1 TD averaging 5.5 yards per carry. Peaslee had 55 yards on 10 carries also averaging 5.5 yards per carry. Brian Balsiger pounded up the middle for 16 yards on 4 carries. The Timberwolves offensive line, led by Jordan Ellisen opened up big holes in the Tigard defense allowing the Tualatin running backs plenty of running room.
Quarterback Blake Evetts led the Timberwolves passing attack. Evetts completed 4 passes for 71 yards. Lehner caught two passes for 11 and 19 yards. Brian Balsiger caught a 5 yard slant pass. Austin Angle caught an exciting 37 yard pass on a beautiful throw by Evetts.
The Timberwolves scored their only Touchdown following a exciting drive to start the third Quarter. Starting on the Tualatin 37 yard line, Lehner blasted up the middle for 8 yards to the Tualatin 45.
On the next play, Lehner ran off Left tackle for 7 more yards to the Tigard 48. The very next play, Peaslee sliced through off left tackle and sprinted for 12 yards and a key first down to the Tigard 36 yard line.
Lehner took the handoff and made a cut to the sideline and raced for 26 yards down to the 10. Tigard jumped offside which brought the ball to the 5.
Next, Lehner cut to the left sideline and dove into the End zone scoring a 5 yard TD. Lehner also kicked the extra point to give the Timberwolves 8 points.
Tualatin combined for numerous gang tackles. Outstanding solo tackles were made by Austin Angle, Nathan Weidenmeyer, Josh Ennis, Jake Lehner, Justin Cadwell, C.J. Caviness, Brian Balsiger, Jordan Ellisen, Ishmael Arizmendi and Fernando Barrett. Jake Lehner had 4 tackles for a loss including a key quarterback sack. Weidenmeyer, Ellisen and Zach McMahon each had a Tackle for a loss. C.J. Caviness recovered a Tualatin fumble saving a possession for Tualatin. Chase Norlin recovered a Tigard fumble for a turnover.
Sher. White 47, Canby 28
The Sherwood White Knights varsity met Canby on the football field Saturday night with strong determination.
The game was capped defensively with Zach Moll intercepting the ball and rushing 47 yards for a TD.
The defense was able to limit Canby's offense by putting up outstanding statistics. Tanner Balderee had an outstanding night with 6.5 tackles including 1 for a loss of yardage. Moll completed the night defensively with 6.5 tackles, 2 pass break ups and the interception.
The defense proved to be very effective across the board by putting up statistics defensively for the game with Clarke, Kichler with 5 tackles, Loza, Lutes 4.5 tackles, Lawrence, Calson, Rome and Troychak with 2 each.
The offense worked hard throughout the game putting up excellent numbers. Our receivers were on fire with Brock Lutes on top with 4 catches for 83 yards and 1 TD. Foote had 1 reception for 33 yards and TD, Carlson was also on the board with 1 catch for 8 yards and a TD. Louckes (1/33 yards), Kichler (1/16 yards), and Lawrence (1/21 yards) each with a reception for the night. Our rushing attack kept Canby off guard by mixing up our frontal attack. Lutes was strong with 13 carries for 42 yards with 1 TD. Moll rushed for 57 yards on 10 carries with Rome rounding out the night with 3 carries for 6 yards. Moll ended the game 9/17 passes for 180 total yards.
Tual. White 32, Canby 0
A stifling defense and a productive offense allowed Tualatin fifth/sixth-grade White to improve its record to 4-3 with a 32-0 shutout of Canby Gold. The defense did not surrender a single Canby first down and held Canby to under 30 total yards on offense, while the Tualatin offense accumulated over 300 rushing yards.
The Tualatin offense benefited from persistent and productive downfield blocking from flankers Tucker Bateman, Justice Kono, and Ryan Wisner, tight end Ky Dunlap, and wingbacks Ryan Richardson and Tyler Riley, making room for seven double-digit rushing plays during the game.
Offensive linemen T.J. Beikman, Austin Bishop, William Chapman, Austin Green, Alex Mercado, and Matt Shepherd completely controlled the line of scrimmage to open up the holes for the running backs.
With 1:45 left in the first quarter, rushing by tailbacks Cooper Brunner and Brandon Day enabled Tualatin to move the ball 32 yards and light up the scoreboard with a 2-yard touchdown run by Brunner. The extra point was scored by Mychal Makarowsky on a quarterback draw.
Tualatin scored its second touchdown with 2:46 left in the second quarter, moving the ball 52 yards behind the rushing efforts of B. Day, quarterback Kyle George, and fullbacks Makarowsky and Garrett Medvec, and scoring on a 20-yard run by Brunner. A screen pass from Makarowsky to George scored the extra point and improved the score to 14-0.
The subsequent Tualatin onside kick by Brunner was recovered by B. Day, enabling the Wolves to move the ball down to the Canby 12 yard line before time ran out in the half. The Tualatin defense gave up only 15 total yards to the Canby offense in the first half, forcing Canby to turn the ball over to Tualatin on downs twice, punt once, and forcing a fumble, which was recovered by defensive lineman Tyler Allison.
Defensive linemen Andy Collins, Joseph Day, Tyler Gastiaburu, Chris Raycraft, and Shawn VanHorn battled at the line of scrimmage to stifle the Canby running game, with linebackers Jacob Friedhoff, Makarowsky, and Mercado and safety Medvec filling the gaps.
Tualatin came out strong in the second half, with Brunner scoring his third touchdown of the game from 48 yards out to take a 20-0 lead with 9:14 left in the third quarter. On their next possession, Tualatin moved the ball 44 yards behind the rushing efforts of B. Day and Makarowsky, setting up a 1-yard touchdown run by Makarowsky to extend the lead to 26-0.
Canby's next possession was interrupted by an interception by George at cornerback. George then set up the next Tualatin touchdown with a great 49-yard run on a naked bootleg, reaching the Canby 3-yard line.
Makarowsky then punched it in for his second touchdown of the game, reaching the final score of 32-0 with :50 left in the third quarter.
Medvec and Green led the team in tackles, with Brunner, Chapman, George, Riley, and Shepherd all recording tackles for losses. VanHorn came up with several big tackles on special teams as well.
B. Day led the team in rushing yardage with 97 yards, followed by Brunner with 90 yards. George piled on another 63 yards, and Makarowsky bulldozed through for 31 yards. Also contributing to the rushing offense were Medvec with 17 yards, Dunlap with 7 yards, and Chapman with 5 yards.
Sher. Black 27, Canby 7
The Sherwood third/fourth-grade Black team won its seventh game of the season with a 27-7 win over Canby. Sherwood started the game with a Safety by outside linebacker Riley Castillo.
Then Rich Hekker returned a punt for 35 yards and half back Ad Rutschman added a PAT giving Sherwood a 9-0 lead. Hekker finished the game with 3 touchdowns and 40 yards in the air. Running backs Brandon Rath, Brandon Lovell, Jared Ludwick, Adian Giasson, Jesse Hatfield, Kyle Larkin finished with 129 yards on the ground.
Parker Crowell scored on a 65 yard touchdown run, his first of the year. Quarterback Sandis Chhay also had 2 rushes for 10 yards and lead Sherwood in the second half at the quarterback position.
Sherwood defensive line was lead by Jacob Boren, Ethan Valetski, Mitch Robbins, Matthew Springer, and Ryan Dehning with 10 tackles total.
Ethan Valetski, Tyler Cross and Ryan Dehning each had quarter back sacks in the win. Corner backs Ryan Nolan, Joe Gaylord, Jack Hollin, Cole McBride, Kyle Larkin combined for 9 tackles.
Tual. JV Card. 37, WL 6
Tualatin JV Cardinals had 374 yards on the ground in their game against West Linn. Four running backs rushed for an average of twelve yards or more per carry: Tate Jenkins, Travis Johnson, Kevin MacPherson, and Sumner Patton. The offensive line opened up consistent holes all day: Travis Campbell, Matt Miller, Jacob King, Benjamin Paul, Conor Peick, Brandon Durdel, Michael Butz, Matt Morse, Andrew Criswell, Spencer Bateman, and Miles Andrews.
Miller had a great defensive play smothering the West Linn running back at the line of scrimmage forcing the first punt of the game. Tualatin got their first and only score of the first half in the first play from scrimmage when Jenkins took the ball 71 yards for the score. The first half ended 6-0.
West Linn was mounting an offensive just before the end of the first half - they were within the 30 yard line when the Tualatin defense held them four downs in a row - culminating on fourth down and one yard to go when Michael Powelson held on to the running backs feet and kept him from getting a first down - he was inches shy of the marker.
Tualatin came out fired up in the second half - Johnson took the first play from scrimmage 63 yards down the field. The point after kick hit the crossbar and the score was 12-0.
There were clutch defensive plays by each of the defensive lineman throughout the game: Johnson, Eliseo Arizmendi-Frias, Campbell, Miller, Jacob King, Kyler King, Paul, Peick, Peter Hinkley, Butz, MacPherson, Conner Cheel, Criswell, Bateman, and Andrews all joined forces to shut down the West Linn offense.
Johnson thought it was pretty cool scoring a 63 yard touchdown so he did it again - starting at his own 37 yard line he rushed for his second 63 yard touchdown of the game.
The secondary (Drew Ness, Kyle McClintic, Eric Landmark, and Anthony Callaway) defended the pass consistently and came up to provide support on running plays. The linebackers (Durdel, Jenkins, and Patton) teamed up to stop the run and forced yet another West Linn punt - MacPherson returned it 30 yards to set up great field position for the Tualatin offense.
Jenkins followed up with two touchdown runs (40 yards and 35 yards) in a one minute period bringing the score to 30-0. Bateman kicked off seven times in the game - placing the ball consistently for the special teams crew - Shane Scoggan had a great solo tackle on the kick off team to rob West Linn of good field position. They capitalized anyway on a 55 yard pass reception with seven minutes remaining in the game - this brought the score to 30-6. The PAT was blocked by Patton and Butz.
Half way through the fourth quarter, Patton had a 22 yard carry followed by MacPherson who broke free for 41 yards down to the 2 yard line. Johnson (4 for 9 passing on the game for 19 yards) found an open Bateman in the endzone for the last score of the game.
LO 12, Tigard Gray 6
Saturdays' game at Lake Oswego was a battle of two outstanding defenses. The Tigard fifth/sixth-grade Gray teams' TNT defense played exceptionally well, giving up only one big play; a 45 yd TD pass and the other score was after a Tigard turnover.
Michael 'MoMan' Mullen had an interception at the Tigard 8 yard line and returned it 29 yards. He also punted well. Chance 'Flash' Taylor downed one of those punts and also recovered one of Tigard's kickoffs. On offense Taylor caught 2 passes, one for a 1st down and made 2 tackles on defense. Chandler 'Cool Cat' Kelly made 2 tackles on special teams. Justin 'Z-Man' Alvarizares had 1 kickoff return for 6 yards. Austin 'Awesome' Davis was really busy; returning 2 kickoff's for 21 yards, 1 punt for 11 yards, making 5 tackles on defense ( 2 for losses), and moving to TE on offense to block. Jonathan 'Mad Man' Powers was the fourth man on the line to start the game as Tigard went to a 4 man front this week. David 'Do It' Moeller and Erik 'The Punisher' Peters also played some on the D-Line.
The secondary of Taylor, Kelly, Mullen, Taylor Courtney (1 tackle),Tanner 'Can't Touch That' Padbury ( 1 tackle), and Tyler 'T-Time' Woodworth played good pass defense. Maclain 'Feel the Pain' Bartley played LB and WR.
The speedy Brandon 'Bye, Bye' Almodover played WR. Linebacker Joshua 'Smooth' Miller had 6 tackles on defense and rushed 3 times. Hayden 'The Hammer' Flake moved to the D-Line and made 5 tackles, 3 for losses.
DE Ethan 'Mean and Lean' Lange was dominating, making 9 tackles, 5 for losses, and on one series made 3 straight tackles. DT Tarek 'Too Tough' Wirfs made 5 tackles, and DT Andrew 'Hungry Man' Hungerford made 6 tackles.
LB Justin 'Prime Time' Evans led Tigard with 15 tackles, 5 of those for losses. Zachary 'Biggie' Bigej and Nicholas 'Knock 'em Down' Smith joined Hungerford, Wirfs, Lange, and Peters on the O-Line blocking for QB Taylor 'TC' Courtney who rushed 5 times, with a long run of 17 yards for a 1st down and completed 2 passes, one for a 1st down. Flake led the team with 69 yards on 12 attempts, running 25 yards for a TD.
W'ville 34, Tual. Card. 12
The Tualatin varsity Cardinal team fell 34-12 to Wilsonville on Saturday.
Wilsonville scored on its second possession of the game and took an 8-0 lead. The Wildcats, the next time they had the ball, scored again, upping the lead to 14-0.
Determined to cut the deficit after the kickoff, Tualatin marches the ball down the field with a pass to #27, a successful Sweep by #26 and a run up the middle by #15. This gave the Wolves enough first downs to attempt and complete a pass to #15 and allow a run to the end zone with perfect blocking by Tualatin's dynamite offense, including Ryan Glenn, Spencer Ericksen, Branden LaBar, Levi Kaufman-Oliver, Tyler Kucera, Jordan Nordby, Logan Quniton and Ryan Tainer. The 2 point conversion kick was wide right and no good, making the score 6-14.
The Cats received the kickoff after halftime and, in four plays, had the Wolves deeper in a hole, making the score 6-22. Wilsonville would later on up its lead to 28-6.
With #15 (Johnson) and #26 (B. Bettinelli) back to receive the kickoff, the Wolves offense sprang into action. With excellent blocking by the receiving team, #26 ran the length of the field for a Wolves touchdown. The 2 point conversion attempt was no good, bringing the score to 12-28.
Wilsonville's attempt to answer back was met with some fierce defense by Tualatin's top notch players, Lance Acosta, Julian Betka, Tyler Dempsey, Nick McCauley, Spencer Nix, Jake Turner and Garrett Watson.
The Wildcats scored later to make the final 34-12.
Tual. Card. 30, WL 12
The Tualatin third/fourth-grade Cardinal team played a solid game in its 30-12 win over West Linn.
Behind the power running of Daeton Harris we scored first from the West Linn 8 yard line. Brian Davis kicked the extra points to make the score 8-0. On West Linn's first drive they fumbled and Luke Davis recovered. We moved the ball well behind the running of Alex and Dante Reid and Chase Morrison, but the drive stalled at the West Linn 28 yard line.
At the start of the second quarter, Chase took the handoff and displayed his amazing ability to cut and find daylight en route to a 25 yard TD run. Brian Davis made another great kick to make the score 16-0. On West Linn's next drive, they fumbled and Jared Welter recovered after a hard hit by Josh Watson. Shane Andersen and Erik Munoz helped carry the ball on our next drive. From West Linn's 9 yard line, Dante Reid threw a perfect strike to Brian Davis for a TD to make the score 22-0. Near the end of the half, Erik Munoz made a great play to break up a possible TD pass play. At the end of the half it was Tualatin 22-West Linn 0. Despite the hard tackling by Cooper Rentfrow, Griffin Young and Jake Stephens, West Linn scored on their first drive of the half to narrow the score to 22-6. Cooper Rentfrow tackled their runner for a loss to stop the extra point. The third quarter ended with Tualatin ahead 22-6. On our next drive Luke ran down to West Linn's 3 yard line and later punched it in from the one yard line for the TD. Brian Davis again kicked for the extra points to increase our lead to 30-6.
West Linn received the kick off and drove down to our 6 yard line. They fumbled and Matthew Lovos recovered.
Coaches and players are to be commended for a remarkable season, finishing tied for the league's best record at 6-1. It was an over achieving and undersized team with inspired coaching that was able to win all but one of its games. There were players such as Colton Meteer, Treves Lindstrom, Mac Nuess, Joseph Marquez CJ Dahm, Brenden Sornson, and Bryce Winter who didn't always get their names mentioned during the season who were none the less instrumental in their team's overall success.
Tigard Black 20, Beav. 12
On a picture perfect fall Saturday the fifth/sixth-grade Black Tigers of Tigard defeated the Orange Beavers of Beaverton 20-12 and are headed for the playoffs.
Tigard came out in typical fashion and put together a ten-play touchdown drive capped by a one-yard blast by Ryan Bickel. The Beavers got a steady dose of Bickel, Jake Biglow and Manu Rasmussen who rushed the ball very effectively allowing the Tigers to control the pace of the game.
The special teams players had an excellent day in addition to providing a tough relentless defense. After Taylor Evans caught an extra point pass the Black Tigers took a 7-0 lead into the second quarter and added to their lead on the next possession. Bickel struck again after he fielded a punt on the Beaver 42 yard line and outran the coverage on an explosive burst up the left sideline for a quick touchdown giving Tigard a 13-0 lead. The Beavers came right back with a touchdown run of their own bringing the score to 13-6 at the half.
The Tigard defense was on its game shutting down the Beaver rushing attack. With only one sack and no turnovers the defense went to work posting one of their largest tackle counts of the season. Jake Biglow led the Black Tiger attack with eight tackles to go along with his ten rushes for a hard earned 35 yards and a one yard goal line push that should have been a touchdown but the officials did not get a good look at the play. QB Robbie Chabreck showed his toughness by racking up six solo tackles and on offense provided the spark by completing an extra point pass and a couple of nice completions to tight end Jack Nadelhoffer for 44 yards and Taylor Evans for 38 yards to keep the Tiger offense moving the ball. Manu Rasmussen had a solid day for the Tigers posting six solo tackles and averaging five yards a rush on offense. Jacob Arnold and Connor Olson teamed up to add four tackles each and Olson added a sack.
Also making tackles for the Tigers were Roman Mori, Bickel and Matthew Franz with three each, Clay VanRiper, Shane Lepper, Taylor Evans, Nicholas Hayes and Jack Nadelhoffer all had two tackles. Other hard-hitting tackles came from Matt Hilliard, Janak Ward, Michael Roberts and Dylan Underhill. The hit of the day was delivered by Tyler Rodgers.
The Tigers went to Ryan Bickel one more time in the fourth quarter with another one yard touchdown run giving him three on the day. Tigard kept Beaverton in the game by fumbling four times and giving up a 95 yard fumble return for a touchdown with half a minute left to play in regulation.
Tigard Gold def. Clack.
After struggling moving and scoring on offense the last couple of weeks, the Tigard Gold offense came to play on Saturday. After making some significant changes to the offensive line, Tigard erupted for a season high in scoring 35 points against a much bigger team from Clackamas.
The offensive line led by Big cat Cain Adams, first time starter on the line Stephen Whitelock, James Porter, Aaron Andrus, Karl Lyons, Jake Opatrny and Zach (the battering ram) Tamez were clearly the difference in this game opening huge holes for the Tigard running backs. Leading the way in the scoring was Zach Floyd who scored two touchdowns, passed for a touchdown and kicked Tigard's first 2 point conversion of the year. Zach got things started right for Tigard with the first offensive play of the game going 60 yards right up the middle for a touchdown.
Tigard never looked back after that. Also getting in the end zone was Mark Hall who had several good runs throughout the game. Zach Tamez scored his first touchdown of the year switching from tight end to fullback and rumbling 4 yards up the middle for the score. Michael Ehrenfelt hooked up with Zach Floyd on a 60 yard touchdown pass to end the scoring for Tigard. Leading the Tigard offense for most of the game was Jett (the pretty dude) Even with his steady play and leadership. Also getting some quality snaps was Travis Kamerer who put the final touches on an impressive win.
As well as the offense played the defense was equally as impressive. The defensive line was in the Clackamas backfield all day. Led by Big Cat Cain Adams, Jr. Cat's James Porter and Justin Jackson stuffing the middle and Karl (the Lady's man) Lyons, Aaron ( the assassin) Andrus, Brandon (the axeman)Teed and Chaz (I may be small but I carry a big stick) Eakman Caldwell completely shutting down the outside game from the defensive end position, Clackamas had few options. Also doing an outstanding job dominating the much bigger Clackamas line was Kyle (the animal) Mortenson, Grayson Oehler, Zak (attack) Merwin and Miguel (call me Pedro) Delgado. Behind them shutting down anything that got through the line was Stephen (just call me Thunder) Whitelock and Zach (just call me Lightning) Floyd. Adding to the total domination on defense were monster backs Mark (the Grappler) Hall, who also had an interception in the game and Marty (the Hammer) Ramos. Shutting down the Clackamas Air attack were defensive backs Michael (my friends call me Mickey) Ehrenfelt, Jake (the hatchet man) Opatrny, Nick (Howdy Doody with an attitude) Jacobs, and Travis (the hawk) Kamerer.
LO 8, Sherwood Knights 0
In a defensive contest that saw both teams battle to the end, the Sherwood fifth/sixth-grade Knights dropped a close one to Lake Oswego White, 8-0. Lake Oswego took advantage of excellent field position and scored the games only touchdown a little over a minute into the game. Sherwood kept the high powered Lake Oswego offense out of the end zone the rest of the day.
Excellent efforts were turned in by the big boys on the defensive line; Nick Rowlands, Black Knight Winner Logan Smith, Zach Berkenbine, Jordan Kurahara and Parker Goedecke. The constant pass rush and the excellent coverage by the linebackers and the secondary caused three Lake Oswego interceptions. Coming up with big interceptions were Brian Cantrell, Tanner Shadbolt and Journey Bailey. The Sherwood special teams made big plays causing two consecutive fumbles on punt coverage with Andrew Rice and Mason Worrel recovering the Lake Oswego fumbles. The remaining Sherwood defense stood toe to toe with Lake Oswego with Paul Coral, Mitchell Marks and Keegan Lawrence making big tackles for losses at critical times in the game.
The offense could not put many drives together until late in the game when quarterback Grant McLaughlin led Sherwood down the field to the Lake Oswego 16 yard line. Hard running by Coral and Lawrence kept the ball moving and a great catch by Rice kept the chains moving on a big 4th down play.
Tig. JV Black 34, Sher. 14
The Black Tigers got back on track with a win this week against a strong division rival, Sherwood Black. The win moved Tigard back into second place and raised their record to 5-2.
Tigard's offense used a strong running game and great blocking to march 72 yards downfield for the first score of the day. Four different runners, Niko Freni, Chad Colson, Adam Holman and Chris MacKenzie, all carried the ball for first downs on the drive. The touchdown was scored on a seven yard run by Holman behind blocks by Travis Eurick and Sam Crawford. Freni's 2 point conversion kick was good and the Black Tigers were on the board first, up 8 - 0.
The Tiger defense set the tone for the day right off the bat. Three tackles for losses in a row, by Brady Watts, Holman and Peter McCormick forced Sherwood to turn the ball over on downs. The ensuing Tigard drive featured the Tigers' fifth running back of the game, Brady Watts. Freni and Watts combined to move the ball to the 7 yard line and then Watts fought through traffic for another Tigard touchdown. Blocks by Cody Collins, Cody Bliss, and Brody Parsons all helped the drive end in success.
Sherwood was not giving. But a sack by Jeremy Moore, a tackle by Nolan Friesen and a batted down pass by Brandon Wick once again helped to hold the Bowmen short of a first down. Tigard took over on their own 42 and began to grind out the yardage again. Two hard fought runs up the middle by MacKenzie set up the outside run and Colson fought through tackles to gain 25 yards on 2 carries. With the ball on the one Colson finished off the drive and scored untouched behind a block by Dominic Mori. The PAT pass was incomplete and the score was now 20-0. Andre Metternich made his first kick off of the year and pinned Sherwood back on their 29 yard line. A sack by Adam Boyce moved them back to the 25 and set up second and long. Sherwood tried to hit an open receiver in the middle, but a diving interception by McCormick gave the Black Tigers the ball back.
From the 25 yard line Chris MacKenzie carried the ball 5 times culminating in a 4 yard touchdown run. Cody Amman's block of the Sherwood defensive end was a key in getting MacKenzie into the end zone. The PAT pass was complete to Matt Merckling making the score 27-0.
The second half started with more of the same as the Tiger defense closed down all of Sherwood's options. Brandon Dettra and Jake Panasewich each had a tackle then Roble Jama's big hit on the Sherwood QB caused a fumble and a 7 yard loss. On the next play a sack by Dominic Mori forced Sherwood to turn it over on downs. Dettra, Colson and Panasewich then took turns running and eating up time behind the dominant offensive line. The drive took 6 minutes off the clock and was capped by a 4 yard run by Panasewich for the Tigers' last TD of the day.
Sherwood took over after the kick off and put their best drive of the day together. Behind some good runs and a great complete pass they moved to the Tiger 6 yard line. Keenan Hatfield then scrambled into the end zone to get Sherwood's first score of the game.
With time winding down the tough Sherwood team never quit as Hatfield ran for another touchdown. The game ended with Mitchell Allen blocking the PAT kick.
WL 16, Tualatin Gray 13
Fall was in the air on a cold and windy Saturday morning. The Timberwolves third/fourth-grade gray were a slow moving train against the West Linn Green. Unfortunately, the Lions got a head start, and the cold distracted the Wolves offense ending in only the second loss of the season for the Wolves.
The defensive star of the game was undeniably Dylan Petit, who continuously pressured the Lions quarterback and their offense just couldn't get away from him. Nathan Senger and Jake Day ran for a total of 150 yards in the game.
The Lions scored twice in the first quarter, and the Wolves just couldn't seem to get away from the fumbles. However, a momentum shift for the Wolves began with a great pass from quarterback Kyle Bradish to Senger who ran for 47 yards to put us on the scoreboard. The PAT was good and the score was 16-7. The following kickoff by Tate Harding was recovered by Hollywood, Karter Cook, and the Wolves took over on offense. A first down ensued on a run by Day, but ended up getting stopped by the Lions. The first quarter ended as the Lions were stopped at the13 yard line by the defense. Instrumental on tackles were Kaleb Arizmendi-Frias, Jordan Wilson, Petit, Senger and Cook.
The second quarter was filled with powerful defense for the Wolves. As the Lions offense pushed up the field, defensive tackles were made by Austin Cuellar, Dane Strength, Chase Anderson, and Steven Shockloss. A QB sack by Senger for a loss of 12 disrupted their drive, and after a final tackle by Arizmendi-Frias the Wolves took over on offense. A 7 yard rush up the middle by Wilson had some promise, but the clock stopped the drive ending the half with a score 16-7.
The second half the offense picked up speed. A never quit attitude by the Wolves kept them in the game. Thanks to great defense the Lions were not able to score. In on critical defensive tackles were RJ Jenks, Emilio Lopez, Matthew Todd, Anderson and Wilson. Arizmendi-Frias highlights the defense with his fifth fourth-down tackle. The defense inspired the offense. Late in the fourth, QB Bradish made a nice handoff to Day for a 30 yard run. A pass to Jared Cichoke for a 24 yard run was made possible with offensive blocking by Mitch Matthews, JJ Carter, Hayden Givens, and Brandt Gehrs. On the next play, Day ran outside 27 yards for a touchdown. Cook got a chance to kick the extra points, but fell short just inches. The score was 16-13 with just 1:47 left in the game. At the sound of the whistle, the Wolves defense stopped the Lions. Contributing on tackles, were Oliver Price, Mitchell King, and Michael Galluzo.