Other teams struggle, with Grant and Lincoln among those falling in 6A games

by: TRIBUNE PHOTO: JONATHAN HOUSE - Wilson's Jordan Smith and Jeff Katter celebrate a touchdown against Franklin.It wasn't the best of Friday nights for most local high school football teams.

The PIL's two Class 6A teams, Grant and Lincoln, went down to defeat. So did Central Catholic and David Douglas of the Mount Hood Conference, Parkrose in 5A and La Salle in 4A.

The exceptions Friday included PIL 5A co-favorites Roosevelt and Wilson, who rolled to league victories, setting up their battle next Friday at Roosevelt for first place.

••• Visiting Roosevelt led Cleveland only 14-12 in the final seconds of the first half, but pulled away for a 47-18 win.

The Riders' sophomore quarterback, Kimane Domena, ran for five touchdowns and passed for two more. One of his TD runs came on a busted play after a fumbled snap. It went for 67 yards. He also scored on the ground from 49, 11, 19 and 5 yards. And he tossed TD passes of 20 and 6 yards to wide receiver Antonio Bella, a senior.

Roosevelt finished with 413 yards of offense, 267 on the ground, while Cleveland ran for 194 yards and threw for 107. Senior Alex Tracy scored Warriors touchdowns on runs of 2 and 47 yards, and senior Yadnel Ayala capped a 12-play, 70-yard march on the game's first possession with a 2-yard TD run that gave Cleveland a 6-0 lead.

Dropped passes and penalties -- 11 of the latter for 100 yards -- hurt both the Cleveland offense and defense, with several calls leading to Roosevelt touchdowns.

Domena completed 10 of 15 for 146 yards. He carried 14 times for 182 yards.

•••Â Wilson ran away from host Franklin 48-13. Senior Cory Hincks ran for three touchdowns, senior QB Michael Reid passed for two scores (one to Hincks), and senior Josh Hagge continued his exploits as a return man, taking back a punt 62 yards to give the Trojans a 21-0 lead early in the second quarter.

•••Â The other winning PIL team on Friday was Madison, which beat Jefferson 30-12 at Jeff and remains a contender for the league championship.

•••Â Benson lost a nonleague game to 4A Banks 38-14 at Marshall.

•••Â Grant fell to 0-2 in games outside the PIL, losing 42-26 to Sunset at Mike Walsh Field on the Lincoln campus. Nate Halverson scored three touchdowns for the Generals, who trailed 42-13 in the fourth quarter.

•••Â Lincoln remained winless, falling 32-27 at Westview. The Cardinals, who have lost to teams in three leagues this season, had a 21-19 halftime edge. Lincoln's John Williams passed for three TDs and ran for another.

••• Central Catholic, continuing its mammoth early-season schedule, gave defending 6A champion Lake Oswego a run before dropping a 23-14 nonleague game on the Lakers' field. The Rams, off to an 1-2 start, play 3-0 Jesuit next Friday at Hillsboro Stadium.

The Crusaders downed Canby 42-3 on Friday. They have outscored opponents by an average of 51-12.

•••Â David Douglas lost 33-31 at Oregon City on an 18-yard field goal with three seconds remaining. The Scots, who slipped to 1-2, will play host to Centennial (1-2) next Friday.

•••Â Parkrose had few answers for Wilsonville, losing 35-14 to the Northwest Oregon Conference co-favorites (with Sherwood) at Parkrose. The Broncos, who had scored 44 points in both of their first two games (wins over Madison and Franklin) did move the ball behind senior running back Henry Vy, however. Parkrose's next game is Friday, Sept. 21 at Sandy (0-3).

•••Â La Salle's home debut of its new grandstand was a bit disappointing, as the Falcons lost 38-24 to Philomath. Colin Meisner scored four times for La Salle, twice on the ground and twice on passes from Mark Holenstein, who also kicked two field goals. La Salle moves on to play Friday at Banks (2-1).

•••Â In the 2A ranks, Portland Christian improved to 3-0 with a 28-13 home win over Regis. The Royals now play host to 4A McLoughlin (0-2) at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.

•••Â Here's how the PIL teams stand after three weeks of the season:

Class 6A

Grant -- 1-2, a win over 5A Jefferson, allowed 49 points to Centennial and 42 to Sunset, Grant is 41st out of 42 teams in the Oregon School Activities Association rankings for 6A, next game Friday versus Barlow (0-3) at Mt. Hood Community College.

Lincoln -- 0-3, has been outscored 117-77 in losses to Century, Gresham and Westview, the Cardinals are ranked 27th in 6A by the OSAA, next game Friday at Canby (0-3)

Class 5A

Benson -- 0-3, losses to Dallas, The Dalles-Wahtonka and Banks by a combined 131-48, next game Friday at Madison

Cleveland -- 0-3, losses at St. Helens, by two points at Woodburn and to Roosevelt, next game Friday at home against Jefferson

Franklin -- 0-3, losses to Parkrose, Milwaukie and Wilson by a total of 158-50, next game Friday at Bend (0-3)

Jefferson -- 0-3, losses by seven to Woodburn, 58-12 to Grant and to Madison, next game Friday at Cleveland

Madison -- 2-1, could be a factor in PIL 5A race, off to 1-0 league start, also beat The Dalles-Wahtonka there 7-0 and lost 44-40 to Parkrose, next game Friday at home with Benson

Roosevelt -- 2-1, Riders bounced back from 41-12 loss to 4A Gladstone with win at Cleveland, also edged 4A Scappoose 48-41 on opening night, next game Friday at home against Wilson

Wilson -- 2-1, Trojans and Madison are only PIL 5A teams with a nonleague win over a team at their level or higher, Wilson beat Sandy 28-14 in Week 2, after losing 27-10 to Gresham, next game Friday at Roosevelt

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