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Reports for games played Sept. 8

Tualatin Grey 15, Putnam 7

There was huge anticipation, some nerves and lots of excitement on this beautiful morning.

The fifth/sixth-grade Wolves started out a bit slow, it seemed in part due to some nerves. Turning the ball over early on downs and getting touchdowns called back for "Illegal blocking" among the various gaffes. This slow start did allow Rex Putnam to draw first blood. But as we all know, "til the fat lady sings, the game isn't over!"

Late in the 1st quarter, Nathan Nelson and Tristan Bartlein teamed up to absolutely crush through the big Rex Putnam line and make the tackle on the ball. Nelson, who seemed to be everywhere, next made a strong "arm" tackle dragging the Rex Putnam ball carrier to the turf!

In the second quarter we saw Jalen Hale rush Rex Putnam and sack the QB, which lead to Putnam punting the ball. Derek Leneve, took the Putnam punt from the 50-yard line all the way down to the Putnam 32 on the ensuing play. Mid second quarter, Leneve made an absolutely amazing pirouette move that I fully expected to see from a player, not until college, while driving to the end zone! Unfortunately, again the wolves were denied, as the touchdown was called back on a "pushing" penalty. Finally, Leneve slides right into the endzone to collect 6 for the Wolves and Brett Beyer runs the ball in for the extra point. The action packed second quarter wraps up with Nelson swatting down a Putnam pass like he was the Portland Trail Blazers’ Lamarcus Aldridge clearing the cylinder! It was simply awesome!

The third and fourth quarters had the Wolves finding their footing and minimizing the miscues while running up the score. Beyer brought the Wolves up six more points and Caden Dickson kicked for the extra 2 points. To be sure, the end of the game was truly exciting as Putnam was threatening to score with 2 minutes left! By the end of the game though, the Wolves were wrapping up the Putnam offense like so many Bagel dogs!

Wolves hold on for the win; 15-7!

Tualatin Cardinal 16, Newberg 0

Saturday's early morning cool and sunny weather brought a win for the Tualatin Timberwolves third/fourth-grade Cardinal against Newberg.

Mikel Madarieta, Jackson Larrance, and Parker Walters were on the field for the kickoff, with Jordan Reyna, making one of the first catches as the Wolves gained yards. Malik Ross, made some amazing yardage as well, with Casey Raz, making the final touchdown of the game and was also 2-for-2 on points after touchdown.

Tigard White 31, Tualatin 7

The mighty Tigard third/fourth-grade White (1-0) team made the trip across town to take on their rivals from Tualatin on Saturday and came away with a season opening victory by a 31-7 margin.

Behind a strong offensive line; running backs Jake Alton, Lincoln Woodhouse and Aidan Ryan ran for five touchdowns on the ground.

The defense, anchored by Demitrius Porcelli, Sam Usrey and Ben Bazzel was stifling throughout the contest stuffing the T-Wolves from the opening whistle until the final horn, just missing the shutout.

The Tigers will be ready for their home opener Saturday against Beaverton Orange.

Sherwood Cardinal 32, Scappoose Black 0

The Sherwood fifth/sixth-grade Cardinal Knights started off the 2012 season with a bang on Saturday with a 32-0 win over Scappoose Black.

Ryan Scroggin racked up 165 yards, while Brody Stevens, Gavin Elmore, Phil Resch, and Cade Chidester followed with 63, 44, and Kenneth Yohe and Jacob Musselman, 37, and 37 yards respectively. Adding to the Knights’ 317 total yards gained on the day were Cameron Pfeifer with 13 and Samuel Fangon with 6, and Kaleb Bailey with 4. Chidester completed a pass to Kyle Etzel for a touchdown.

Defense was on fire with sacks by Elmore, Resch, Antonio Hunt, and Brayden Zolkoske. .Musselman picked off two passes, while Fangon recovered two fumbles, and Cornett was on fire with an onside kick recovery to maintain possession in the second half. Added support by Kaden Van Sant, Caleb Richards, Gene Gilmer, and David Fleming helped the Knights seal the victory.

Logan Swanson, Sean Miller, Hunt, Fangon, and Ian Glenn each weighed in with 6 tackles apiece, followed closely by Scroggin and Pfifer with 5.

Congratulations to Jacob Musselman for this week’s Black Knight honors!

The Sherwood Cardinal Knights look forward to a great week of practice in preparation for next week’s battle with Canby Gold.

Sherwood White 18, Estacada 6

The Sherwood fifth/sixth-grade White Knights kicked off the regular season last Saturday in Estacada. The Knights held off a late charge by the Rangers & hung on to win 18-6.

Defensively, the Knights resembled the Baltimore Ravens Purple People Eaters - they took away everything the Rangers had to offer. The Rangers only gained 45 yards of total offense. The Knights absolutely overwhelmed Estacada’s run offense by holding the Rangers to -14 yards rushing. The defensive line was outstanding & was led by Jackman, Bicha, Stormont, Matzinger, Steeprow, Stormont, Wachlin, Matzinger & Schmidt.

On offense the Knights set the on the 2nd play of the game with a 62-yard TD run by Miller. Evans & Rump also scored to mount an 18-0 lead at halftime. The strong ground performance also included rushes by Bernhardt, Nappe, Diaz & Wachlin. The linebacking core Klapp, Antrim, Rump, Munson, Carr, Bernhardt, DeMeyer and Block.

But the rushing game wouldn’t have existed without the leadership of Antrim & Evans at QB & the blocking by linemen Bicha, Steeprow, Jackman, Diaz, Carr, Klapp, DeMeyer & Schmidt were swarming to the ball all day long. The secondary fended off the passing attack & the determination of Block, Demel, Nappe, Vanrenterghem, Evans & Miller is why the Rangers only amassed 49 passing yards.

Munson, Demel & Vanrenterghem proved to be an important part of the offensive scheme at WR.

Congratulations to Michael Klapp for the Black Knight Award and to Ben Nappe for Fitz Patch Honors!

Sherwood White 26, Tigard 0

Sherwood third/fourth-grade white team started the season off with a great team victory. For many of the players this was there first full football game. The offensive line fired off all day long and created big holes for the backs to run through. Every White Knight who played defense did a tremendous job of knowing their assignments and making good sound tackles. Sherwood was able to battle a tough Tigard team all game long and come out victorious 26-0.

Sherwood Black def. St. Helens

The Sherwood third/fourth-grade Black played St Helens.

Our team played exceptional for their first game. We had to stop “The Wedge” against a team that had big players. Our defensive line played a huge part in keeping St Helens to only two touchdowns. The defensive line was led by Max Smith, Aidan Cook, John McLachlan, Samuel Lazo, Joshua Wernet, Keenan Wengert, Dylan Evans, Jalen Cole, Tyson Jacobson, Grady Carter and Bryce Poston.

If the defensive line was overpowered then our linebackers and safeties filled in led by Bryan Cuthbertson, Dylan Pedersen, Bjorn Bergstrom, Spencer Hall and Carson Norris. St Helens tried to run outside a hand full of times and were unable to due to our great play by our hawks and corners led by Tyler Carl, Jack Davis, Ethan Staubach, and Tobyn and Josiah Senestraro.

Our offense was too powerful for St Helens. Our offense connected on a 27-yard pass for a touchdown between Asher Krauel and Wyatt Sands. Ethan Bernhardt played in his first game of football as a third grader and was able to contribute two touchdowns. Our powerful back was Colby Fox who rushed for over 130 yards with a 90 yard run in the second half.

This was a great way to start the season, good job by all.

Sherwood Red vs. Clackamas

The fifth/sixth-grade Red Knights were fortunate to have some success. They played a good Clackamas team that came in hungry for a win.

The Red Knights were led by an aggressive offensive line that helped pave the way for a bunch of scoring by the running backs. Hunter Gilbert , Devin Delgado , and Cade Dovenberg led the way by doing a tremendous job of rushing the ball and assisting the line with delivering running lanes for the backs to score. It was definitely a team effort that had the Red Knights enjoying success in week 1. Great job guys.

Tualatin Black 21, Sherwood Grey 20

The fifth/sixth-grade Grey Knight game vs Tualatin Black was definitely one to watch.

We went head to head with Tualatin starting with the tremendous effort of our never wavering QB, Everett Moore and a phenomenal job by the O-Line making holes for several successful carries by Lucas Christen, Jacob Reuter, Grant Baysinger, and Zachary Jones. Lucas Christen was like a freight train, at one point carrying 4 defenders while moving up the field for a tremendous gain in yardage. Victor Polanco had an exceptional block that sealed up a TD by Baysinger and who could forget Lucas running for an outstanding 90 yards resulting in another Knights TD!

Our Knights showed undeniable determination. Several rushes on the QB by Jackson Barton and Antonio Mendez, no doubt, relied on every player and Tyler McClesley and Braedon Rebenstorf didn’t hesitate to step in and do their part. Monster Tackles by Ethan Estes, Kyle Gravley, Travis Harvey, Jacob Cole, Kaden Fuller

Jack Agnew, Charlie Bulfinch, Jadon Whitely, Jacob Gebhart, Jackson Barton (10 tackles) and Carter Atkins (11 tackles, one of which was a Sweet TFL).

This game, definitely gave him something to think about, Colin Anderson had a phenomenal Pass deflection and Reuter made a beautiful kick for a PAT. Defense! Defense! Defense! A strong Tualatin offense definitely showed the talents of our D-line. The final score board, 20-21, may not have told a winning story, but our Knights showed no let down and we are very proud of them.