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Reports for games played Sept. 10

Tualatin Grey 19, Canby 13

The Tualatin Grey third/fourth-grade Timberwolves hung on to win Saturday 19-13 against Canby at Tualatin High School field.

Tualatin was led by quarterback Drew DeLozier, who accumulated big rushing yards and ran for all three of the team's touchdowns. Tualatin also got help running the ball from Richard Piazza, who broke away for big gains.

Defensively, the Timberwolves were anchored by tough play from linemen Sonny Edward, Josh Boesp-flug, and Nicholas Kirkland. Cranking up the defensive pressure, Brock Gydesen, stepped in front of a Canby pass for an interception, stopping cold a Canby drive. With three minutes to go in the game, Tuala-tin turned the ball over to Canby on downs at their own 40 yard line, and with Tualatin only up by six points. The tough Timberwolf defense bent, but did not break with time expiring and Canby on the Tuala-tin 15 yard line.

Tualatin Gray takes on Newberg this Saturday at Tualatin High School.

Tigard White 20, Tualatin Black 6

The season finally got underway on Saturday at Tigard High School where the young third/fourth-grade Tualatin Black team took the field for its their first battle of the season. Tualatin took the opening kickoff out to the 40 yard line to get things started. The Wolves offense wasn't quite in sync yet, lost the opening snap and quickly had to play defense on a short field. Tigard capitalized and scored the first points of the game on a TD run.

The Wolves offense took the field with 7 minutes to go in the first quarter and quickly settled into a groove. The drive began with a 30 yard burst by Davis Friesen who had a huge lane that was opened up by Ethan Hutchison and Kaelan Santana. The very next play saw Sam Smith attacking the middle of the de-fense running behind Sean Irvin with a tackle breaking 15yd scamper up the middle of the field. Those 2 plays ignited the Wolves offense as they chewed up the clock and the Tigard defense by dominating the line of scrimmage and securing the football at the end of each play. The drive was capped off by a beauti-ful little 12 yard right side run into the end zone from Friesen led by a great block by Mikel Madarieta which tied the game at 6-6.

Our boys went back out on defense and looked better as they seemed to shake some of the butterflies. Austin Donahue put a hit on the Tigard RB in the backfield that was heard at Cook Park! This was fol-lowed by a nice 2nd down tackle by Blake Jackson and another big stick by Aidan Lippy which set up a 4th and 1. Unfortunately, the boys jumped offside on a sneaky long count and gave Tigard a 1st down and new life. Tigard quickly handed it off to a speedy RB who broke free and scored a TD to take the lead 12-6.

The Wolves got the ball back in good position thanks to Cade Tillema's 17 yard kickoff return run and some great blocking by the Special teams. The offense was able to move the ball at times and had a few solid runs but a penalty stopped their drive and forced a punt. Riley MacLean got off a very nice 22yd punt to pin Tigard deep in their own territory with 2 minutes remaining in the 1st half. The green D quickly came out and looked very impressive! Jake Reser made the best tackle of the day by bringing down an elusive and speedy Tigard back that was one step away from a big gainer. The Wolves stopped the Tigard attack by staying in their lanes and shifted the momentum back to their side to stay within a touchdown at halftime.

The Wolves started the 3rd quarter on Defense with another great effort! Tigard would try the left side and our linebackers would shut it down. Then they would try the middle and Adam Case and Donahue didn't allow anything to get through. Then they tried the right side and Lippy chased down their back from behind and got the Wolves D off the field!

The Wolves got the ball and started to make their move with runs of 7 and 15 yards respectively by Friesen who was clearly in a groove and getting key blocks by Caleb Richards and Casey Raz. The Wolves pushed the ball past midfield and looked as though they were going to make a move but the drive stalled on a 3rd and long. MacLean made another nice punt and the Wolves D went back out in the heat to try and get a stop.

We had them at 3rd and long with 5 minutes to go in the game and a chance to get the ball back but Ti-gard snuck in a first down. Then they began to slow down the offensive plays and chipped away at our defense and the time clock. The Wolves played well on this drive and in an attempt to get the ball back, started going after the ball which resulted in a broken tackle and a score for Tigard to make it 20-6 late in the 4th quarter. We finished strong on offense with good ball handling and some strong runs but the clock ran out and the ballgame came to an end.

The kids played hard and were coached very well! I know we are all very proud of their efforts today and I have a feeling we are going to see great things from these boys this season! Keep your heads up Wolves and let's go get a win next weekend against Scappoose!

Canby 34, Tualatin Grey 12

On a beautiful hot Saturday, the Tualatin fifth/sixth-grade Grey football team tackled the Canby Cou-gars for their season opener in Canby. Head coach Hugh Green has begun to mold this young and inexperi-enced team into a cohesive unit.

The first half showed some great efforts with nice defensive tackles from Jabril Green. A couple of ath-letic receptions from Kameron Harvey, lead by quarterback Jackson Rose, moved the ball deep into Canby territory as the first half ended with Canby leading 20-0.

In the second half Branden Beyer connected with with Derek Leven for a 35 yard touchdown pass. Levi Forslund penetrated the big offensive Canby line for a spectacular quarterback sack in the third quarter. The game ended on a positive note, when Kameron Harvey took the hike from center and ran for a 40 yard touchdown. The Grey played Canby touchdown for touchdown in the second half, but came up short in this 34-12 final.

The Tualatin Grey had worked hard for four weeks of pre-season training under Coach Hugh Green. Coach Green inspires his team with strong work ethic and fun drills that has brought the team together. His coaching staff; JD Redding, Ted Rose, Kevin Norlin, and Bob Beyer have helped instill good sportsman-ship and technique in their team. Their positive attitude and time commitment is greatly appreciated by team and parents alike.

Sherwood Grey def. Sunset Purple

The Sherwood third/fourth-grade Grey Knights stood firm as a team, a solid united front, as they ousted Sunset Purple.

Defensive and offensive alike were on fire. The 3-4 GREY Knights offensive line, led by Smith, Carr, Heimark, Stormont, Cady and McLachlan also helped stuff the Sunset offense. But a strong defensive show-ing is always a team effort - all the other GREY Knights players were part of the victory. Congratulations to Polanco for Black Knight and to Silici for Fitz Patch honors!, Wolf, Coenen and Kreiger also helped contribute to the Knights overall 118 total rushing yards. On defense the 3-4 GREY team was an iron wall of defense, holding Sunset to only one score for the day. Fahland led the defense with 7 tackles while Carr garnered 4 tackles and 1 assist.

Nappe had 3 tackles while other strong defensive play by Shelton, Krieger, Polanco and Zettlemoyer con-tributed to the tackle count. Severson, Heimark, Bishoff and Shultz, certainly won the battle in the trenches. Offensively the Knights were led by the rushing of Nappe with 104 yards and a touchdown, Fahland with 11 yards and a touchdown and Shelton with 8 yards. Zettlemoyer ran for 8 yards and had a PAT run. Stormont, Potter and Harvey showed poise as they experienced their first game in the backfield. Schafer provided leadership as the 'field general' and ended the day with 68 yards passing. Silici was solid at QB as he sup-ported Schafer throughout the game. Stuckey, McLachlan, Yohe, Polanco, Severson, Cady, Shayegi, Matzinger and Granquist.

Sherwood varsity Black 38, Gladstone 6

Under a full red moon, Sherwood Varsity Black hosted Gladstone Varsity in the season's first game. Like the evening's temperature, the hot Knights beat the visitors 38-6 in a total team effort.

Led by this week's Black Knight - Matthew Man, the offensive line of Chris Alvarez, Adam Vasquez, Logan Shelton, Brendon Gatlin, Lukas Adams, Devon Chesbrough, Cam Clem, Chris Schapp, Christian Tofte, and Brad West, opened large holes leading to six touchdowns. When it came to defense these line-men, as well as Noah Shellans controlled the line of scrimmage, allowing the backers to make the tackles. Missing was Sean Allen who is sidelined with a broken foot.

Sherwood's defense stifled the Gladstone to just 182 yards and 7 first downs. The secondary of Nik Blake, Sandis Chhay, Blake Gravley, Ryan Milligan, Jake Richards, Nolan Todd, and TJ Toivonen kept Gladstone's pass attack under wraps. Highlights included 2 interceptions by Blake, a fumble recovery by Bryce Aiello and an open field tackle by Richards.

Gladstone struggled to stop Sherwood's ground game that racked up 527 yards: Brendon Wexted Hand-145 yards, Gage Fuller-109 yards, Aiello-105 yards, Austin Shadbolt-71 yards, Vasquez-61 yards, Chhay-25 yards and Toivonen-11 yards.

Next week, Sherwood Varsity Black will be in Canby to take on Varsity Blue at 3 p.m. With some work on a few miscues made against Gladstone, the Black Knights expect a hard game under an afternoon sun.

Sherwood White 19, St. Helens 0

The fifth/sixth-grade White Knights kicked off the 2011 season on a hot Saturday afternoon this week against a strong St. Helens team.

Sherwood had a impressive first drive after opening kick off driving 40 yards before coughing up the ball on a fumble. After a strong performance by the defense stopping St. Helens opening drive in 3 plays, the Knights bounced back on their next possession and drove the ball back down the field resulting in a touchdown run by Matt Seitz mid way through the 1st quarter.

The White Knight defense shut down the St. Helens offense resulting in a 6-0 score at halftime.The sec-ond half of the game was highlighted by key blocks from Zane Sands, Jake Schweitzer, and Ethan Hei-ronimus among others. Matt Seitz scored on two more long touchdown runs in the 2nd half and a extra point conversion run by Ryan Sandilands resulting in a 19-0 win for the White Knights.Key blocking by the offensive line the entire game opened up the running game, as the White Knights finished with 319 rushing yards, led by Matt Seitz with 155 yards and Owen Grubbe with 79 yards on the day.

On a end of the game drive by the St. Helens team, Cameron Pfiefer came up with a fumble recovery and Wyatt Snyder recovered a onside kick late. The Knight defense was proud of their shut out perform-ance as 19 Knights recorded tackles.

Southridge 6, Sherwood Red 0

The third/fourth-grade Red Knights suffered a tough lost at the hands of the Southridge Skyhawks. As so often seen in sporting events and in life's many trials, the battle that is fought regularly in a persons mind is by far the toughest battles ever fought.

The Red Knights faced a lot of adversity as we struggled to get things going. But the team never got down and continued to fight. In the end the score reflected a 6 - 0 lost, but the fact that the team continued to compete even up to the last second as we were denied an opportunity to even the score while at the 4 yard line, the Red Knights took a step forward in the game of life.

Great Job Gentlemen, Great Job.

Sherwood Black 7, Lake Oswego White 6

Hot! Hot! Hot! Was the Sherwood fifth/sixth-grade Black season opener against L.O. 5/6 White, but our Knights were triumphant with a 7-6 win. Josh Milligan, Jacob Cole, McKinley Gillum, Jadon Whitely, Cameron Cedillo, along with Junkin blocking the LO PAT.

In the 3rd quarter Kyle Light snagged an interception giving the team the motivation to push through the heat and finish strong. Essential first downs by Junkin, Elmore and Gregory sealed the win. Excellent effort by all for a well deserved win., Isaac Day, Kyle Gravley, Christopher Gonzalez, Andrew Jaroslow and Marcus McCoy with a sack. An outstanding effort by our defensive line won the day with great pene-trations by Bailey, Cuthbertson, and Shadbolt.

Linebackers Jacob Reuter and Atkins helped stuff the middle with Black Knight Jackson Barton turning in 10 tackles and a recovered fumble, Jackson Barton and Kaleb Bailey gave 100 percent creating opportu-nities for Ethan Elmore, Jordan Gregory, Payton Churilla and Spencer Junkin pound out yards including a 54 yard touchdown by Junkin followed by a long snap by Atkins to Gregory, who faked holding for the kick and made a perfect pass to Billy Hale for the extra point.

Defense was the name of the game and we had outstanding tackles by James Kuntz, Austin Cornett, Daniel Miller, Jacob Reuter, Daniel Whisler, Zachary Everhart and Bryce Parrott didn't hesitate to step in and do their part in the heat. Our offensive line, including Spencer Shadbolt, Jayden Cuthbertson, Carter Atkins.

Sherwood Black 24, Barlow Gold 6

The Sherwood Knights third/fourth-grade Black team jumped ahead of the Barlow Gold Team quickly with a long TD run from Phil Resch.

The Sherwood defensive play by Solomon Bandy, Nick Hekker, Christopher Man, Cole Agnew, Jack-son Hannan, Aiden Scott, Hannan, and Hekker all added positive yards for the Knights. Soukup had a beautiful interception and Roelle had a TD saving tackle for the team. Great start Sherwood ¾ Black! , Flesher and Cook added 4 sacks to the mix and with the help of fellow linemen Jimenez Abarca, Wyatt Sands, and Irby; they caused many missed snaps for the Barlow team.

On the offensive side of the ball, Derry ran for long yards and crossed the end zone for a TD. Resch added another 2 TDs for Sherwood to bring the tally to 24. Bandy, Agnew, Nelson, Ethan Irby, Ian Glenn, Brayden Zoloske, Grant churilla, and Jacob Gebhart combined for a whopping 70 tackles to hold Barlow to a single TD. Zoloske, Resch, Phil Resch, Kaden Flesher, Aidan Cook, Abram Nelson, Jase Derry, Matthew Roelle.

Sherwood Grey 26, Aloha Blue 6

Sherwood fifth/sixth-grade Grey started off the season on the right foot with a big 26-6 win in a hard fought contest against Aloha Blue. The Sherwood offense blocked out the intense heat on the field, piling up 367 yards on the ground and averaging just short of 10 yards per play.

FB Dylan Hunt led the way with 156 yards and 2 Touchdowns. HBs Corno, Gilbert, and FB Rembe each added 46,56 with a TD, and 48 yards respectively. QB Kammerzell also added a rushing TD, and Stamback blocked hard making it a long day for opposing DBs. On defense the Knights gave up only 147 yards for the game, with 60 yards coming on one long Aloha TD run.

The defense was led by FS Hayden Gilbert's 10 tackles and 2 onside kick recoveries, with DE Sterling Goldstein adding 8 more. It was a true team effort with 18 different Knights recording at least one tackle. Sherwood looks to continue to build momentum this week against Tualatin White Saturday., Fleming, Grabow, Schmidt, and Joy opened up huge holes for the running backs with center Antonio Hunt receiving the Black Knight award for his stellar play in the game. WRs Thompson, Hite, Etzel, Spreen, Goldstein, Yohe, Delgado, Smith, Schaefer, while 5th grade QB Moore played mistake free calling the game. Run-ning backs Bernhardt, Farner, Jordan, and Carter each added hard nosed carries. The offensive line of Irby, Petty, Jackman.