PIL teams look for more success in week 2
- Portland Tribune - Sports
The Portland Interscholastic League heads into week two of the prep football season with eight of its nine teams looking for win No. 1.
Grant got the job done last week, overcoming a slow start to win at Westview 34-31 in a Class 6A nonleague game.
The rest of the PIL struggled, mostly on defense and special teams. The nearest thing the other PIL teams got to a victory came at Cleveland, where the Warriors lost 6-0 to Milwaukie in a 5A nonleague game.
The PIL's five other 5A teams lost by a combined score of 198-80.
Defending PIL 5A champion Jefferson fell at home to Crescent Valley 31-6, a year after beating CV in Corvallis 26-14.
Wilson lost 27-14 to North Salem; the Trojans had beaten the Vikings 25-13 the year before.
Cleveland's performance was a 29-point upgrade from the opening week of 2010, when the Warriors stumbled early and lost at Milwaukie 35-6.
The other PIL 5A teams had results similar to 2010.
Putnam beat Madison 41-13; a year ago, the Kingsmen beat the Senators 48-14.
Centennial downed Benson 60-27; last season, the Eagles won the matchup 55-14.
St. Helens topped Franklin 39-20; the previous year, the Quakers lost to St. Helens 35-26.
Other week one PIL outcomes:
Lincoln lost 35-12 to Aloha, the defending 6A champions (the Cardinals lost to Aloha 24-14 in last year's opener).
And 4A Roosevelt fell 62-40 to La Salle (last year, La Salle won the opener between the teams 19-13).
The prospects for week two seem a little better around the PIL 5A.
• Benson plays Summit, which dropped its opener 38-22 to Woodburn. The Benson-Summit game will be played at Marshall.
• Madison travels to The Dalles-Wahtonka. The Eagle Indians are 0-1 after a 60-13 loss to Wilsonville, and they beat Madison 36-20 last year.
• Cleveland treks to Hood River Valley to face a team that lost 38-19 at Sandy. HRV edged the Warriors 9-0 last season.
• Jefferson hopes to rebound at Bend; the Democrats beat the Bulldogs 33-0 a year ago. But the Bulldogs are 1-0 with a 34-21 win over Lebanon, and Bend boasts receiver JC Grim, son of former Oregon State star/NFL player Bob Grim. The younger Grim, who also has played quarterback, snared two touchdown receptions in Bend's opening win.
• Reynolds visits Franklin in what could be a high-scoring affair. Reynolds lost last week 46-26 to Newberg, but the 6A Raiders beat the Quakers 62-48 in 2010, and both teams like to throw the ball.
• Wilson also will be playing a 6A team in Century (1-0 after defeating Hillsboro rival Liberty 47-20). Century quarterback Sam Riddle passed for five touchdowns last week.
Meanwhile, in the 6A ranks, Grant and Lincoln have tough competition again. Grant visits Tigard (1-0), and Lincoln plays Southridge (0-1) at Jeld-Wen Field at 4 p.m. Tigard beat Southridge 49-41 in week one. Last season, Southridge nipped Lincoln 29-26 in overtime.
In 4A, Roosevelt will be at Gladstone. the Gladiators got off to a winning start, beating Yamhill-Carlton 56-14.
FRIDAY'S PIL GAMES
4 p.m. - Lincoln-Southridge, Jeld-Wen Field
7 p.m. - Grant at Tigard; Reynolds at Franklin; Century at Wilson; Benson-Summit at Marshall; Madison at The Dalles-Wahtonka; Cleveland at Hood River Valley; Jefferson at Bend; Roosevelt at Gladstone