Reports for games played Sept. 17
Tualatin Black 25, Scappoose 0
The week 2 schedule had the Tualatin Black third/fourth-grade team traveling to Scappoose for an early game against the Indians. The boys showed up with a different look in their eyes and the crowd could tell immediately as they warmed up with confidence and intensity. Scappoose started the game on offense and the Wolves took the field looking to make amends for last week and that is exactly what they did! Aidan Lippy broke through the line on the first play of the game, stuffed the Indian RB in the backfield and set the tone. The Indians first offensive series quickly fizzled out with key tackles by Jackson Larrance and Riley MacLean which gave the Wolves offense their first shot.
Blake Jackson led his offense onto the field with every intention of taking them downfield to keep the momentum going with a score and that's exactly what he did. Aidan Lippy and Davis Friesen's 'Two headed Monster attack' marched them down the field and the 5 minute drive was capped off by a slick 35 yd TD run by Friesen to give the Wolves a 6-0 lead.
The defense went back out toward the end of the first quarter and immediately forced a fumble that was pounced on by Austin Donahue. The offense started with a nice run by Sam Smith which saw him show a fancy little studder step move to make the first two defenders miss and get the Wolves to a manageable second down and 2. Then Davis Friesen took the next handoff around the edge and never looked back! Another big TD run for 47 yards and now the Wolves had the Indians on their heels. The offense gave the Wolves Defense a nice cushion to play with and that inspired the kids as they began to fly around making big plays all over the field! Their dominant first half performance was finished with tackles by Jake Reser, Adam Case and Austin Donahue.
With 3:20 left in the first half the Wolves got the ball back and handed it off to Friesen who was clearly in the zone as he ripped off a dynamic 60-yard TD run. The Defense did their job again with a 4 and out and left 27 seconds on the clock for the Offense. Coach Jackson drew up a reverse play that the kids executed perfectly and sent Cade Tillema into the end zone from 31 yards out. Blake Jackson took the extra point attempt around the left side and put an exclamation point on a dominant first half with a fist pump and a high five from his teammate.
The second half saw the Red offense take the field and consume the first 6:40 minutes of the third quarter methodically working their way down the field. The drive showcased two 20-yard-plus runs by Kaelen Santana which were made possible by key blocks from Joel Waits and Sean Irvin. The drive stalled in the red zone but was a success as it wore down the Indian defense and gave the Red Offense some confidence.
With the game nearing the fourth quarter the Wolves stifled the Indian offense once again with a backfield penetrating stick by Casey Raz and a fumble recovery by Dylan Albrecht. Dylan came off the field with a huge smile which seemed to be on every player's face all morning long! The Red Offense then came out with this new found confidence and proceeded to open up the passing attack with 2 consecutive pass completions. The first one was a screen pass from Cade Tillema to Joel Waits for 7 yards. The second saw Tillema scramble out of the pocket and find Riley MacLean who made the catch and managed to keep his feet in bounds for a 12 yard gain for a 'would be' first down only to be called back by a penalty. Nonetheless, this play may have got the loudest roar of the day from the Timberwolf faithful!
Our boys played hard all game long and finished the game with a convincing 25-0 victory gaining some much needed confidence from our boys! Today we played with courage and pride. WOLFPACK PRIDE!!
West Linn 57, Tualatin Grey 25
Tyler Madden and Ryan Mitton were chosen as this week's team captains on a rainy Saturday in West Linn. The Timberwolves fifth/sixth-grade team struggled early with Jabril Green running for the only first-half touchdown. With Timberwolves trailing 31-7 at the half, the team was plagued with injuries and lost their Quarterback Branden Beyer and Running Back Armaad Hubbard. This had a huge impact on the Grey game-plan, but Coach Green kept the teams spirits high and made the adjustments necessary to keep the boys focused and upbeat.
In the second half, Jabril Green scored his second touchdown of the game in the fourth quarter. The scoring effort for the injury laden Timberwolves was capped off with two nice touchdowns from Kameron Harvey.
West Linn had seven players over the 120 pound mark. Our linemen did their best to contain the oversized mob and continue to improve. The Timberwolves will re-group this week to play Lakeridge away this Saturday.
Tualatin varsity vs. Sunset
As we move on from week 2 to week 3 of Tualatin youth football I find myself thinking of this varsity team and these young men who started out,some as third or fourth graders and some that are first year players.
When I think about the progress they have made over this young season as football players and as young men I feel the pride we all feel in our players and that they are much better than a win or loss record.
When Oliver Price delivers another great snap to QB Dante Reid and Linemen Danny Williams,Jackson Hale, Grant Neilsen and Ryan Hecker give that great blocking protection I think of the tough, hot practices they endured and see the payoff.
When recievers Tristin Cox,Chris Fishback, Griffin Fragio and JJ Cichoke make a Great catch and get more yards after the catch I think our pride is greater than the excitement of a first down or touchdown because we see the timing that comes from hard work.
The Wolves' running backs, Chase Anderson, Declan Asay, Jordan McGowan and Vince Hendricks show the same determination when they get the handoff and plow into the defense as our own stout defense of Blake McDill ,Marquise Saucedo, Zach Reyhnolds, Ivan Enriquez and Westin Groth show in stopping the run up the middle.
I am impressed and encouraged by the heart shown by these Young men in rising to the challenges on the field and makig a big pass interception like Ben Ferguson or a hard solo tackle by Alex Schmidt and Tucker Trost or pass defense by Marcus LaBar and Ty Callahan and am confident that when injured players Ben Rahier and Austin Sweeney return they will make big contributions too.
So besides the football lessons being taught by coach's Greg Feguson, Tony Cichoke, Jim McGowen, Phil Reid, Kevin Anderson and Matt Asay these young men of ours are learning about life's challenges and how to meet them. Wins will come with the losses but they will not define the character of this team.
Tigard def. Sherwood White
The Sherwood third/fourth-grade White Knights lost their first game of the season to a fired up Tigard team this past Saturday.
The White Knights Hunter Gilbert was able to find the end zone for the second week in a row to put the only points on the board for Sherwood. After a rough first half the White Knights came out with a better effort in the second half. Strong carries by Adam Hekenberg, Dylan Evans, Jacob Williams, Joe Everhart and Holden Gilbert help move the chains for the Knights. On defense was a steady dose of Hunter Gilbert, who was all over the field making plays.
Alex Block and Gavin Evans stiffed up the corners and Malichi Tishendorf, Antonio Mendez, Noah Culbertson and Ethan Estes kept going up the a tough task. These White Knights look forward to a strong rebound as they travel to Hillsboro this Saturday.
Lake Oswego White def. Sherwood Black
The Sherwood third/fourth-grade Black team faced a physical L.O. Team on a rainy Saturday. Sherwood player Aidan Cook jumped on the Sherwood opening kickoff to gain possession of the ball. Unfortunately, Sherwood came up short on downs with L.O. capitalizing for a quick TD.
Philip Resch, Solomon Bandy, Jase Derry, Abram Nelson and Nick Hekker ran for yards behind the blocking of Christopher Man, Jackson Hannan, Cook, Engel, Nelsen, Cherry, and Roelle tackled and interrupted the L.O. play all day.
Although Sherwood racked up yards on the field; they fell short for their first loss of the year. , Bandy, Soukup, Hekker, Cole Agnew, Hannan, Resch, Hannan, Cook, and Bandy hanging on to a very slippery kicked ball. Hekker would hand off to Resch for the final Sherwood TD followed by a successful Irby PAT kick.
Defensively, Sherwood was led by Flesher with 7 tackles including a sack. Glenn, Zoloske, Churilla, Seth Schoenert, Ethan Irby, Ian Glenn, Brayden Zoloske, and Jacob Gebhardt. Bandy was the first Sherwood player in the end zone for a TD with Irby kicking in the PAT. L.O. struck twice more before Sherwood answered with a long Resch TD.
Sherwood managed to gain possession on their own kickoffs 2 more times with Sam Stobie recovering at a critical time and Bandy recovering another Sherwood kick. Sherwood handled the L.O. kickoffs well with Seth Schoenert, Grant Churilla, Aiden Scott, Spencer Cherry, Wyatt Sands, Kaden Flesher, Justin Engel and Nathan Meili.
Canby 20, Sherwood Grey 18
The Sherwood third/fourth-grade Grey Knights faced a tough loss against Canby, but a final 20-18 score doesn't tell the whole story of this gifted team.
In the first quarter, Sherwood led with 2 touchdowns by Shelton, but the Cougars broke free and scored a final touchdown just before the half. Sherwood was impressive offensively, with Shelton carrying a whopping 217 yards and Fahland contributing 56 yards. Sound performances by Severson, Krieger, Potter and Schultz further stuffed Canby's offense.
At the of the battle, our Knights showed true sportsmanship and congratulated Canby on their win with dignity and grace. Congratulations to Bishoff for Black Knight and to McLachlan for Fitz Patch honors!, Bishoff, and Silici, as well as Coenen, Fahland, Schafer, Cady, shutting down Canby's offense and scoring another touchdown. Shelton led his team with 6 tackles while Severson owned 5 tackles and 1 assist. Zettlemoyer had 3 tackles, Nappe held 3 tackles and 3 assists, Krieger had 2 tackles and 2 assists and Polanco had 2 tackles.
Great Knight defense by Heimark, Matzinger, Granquist, Carr, Coenen, Stuckey, Shayegi, Bishoff, Heimark and Zettlemoyer led to the Knights 306 total rushing yards. In the second half, the Knights were steadfast, Harvey, Stormont, and McLachlan helped their team add positive yards. Solid quarterback plays by Schafer and Silici allowed Nappe a respectable 49 rushing yards. Further contributions by Carr, Polanco, Cady, Smith, Matzinger, Granquist, Schultz, Yohe, Wolf and Potter.
Sherwood Red gets victory
The Sherwood third/fourth-grade Red Knights enjoyed its first taste of victory in week No. 2.
The players came out anxious to play as our kickoff team recovered an onside kick to start the game. Although we were not able to capitalize off the turnover, Asher Krauel took off for a 20-yard naked boot to put the Knights on the board on the ensuing possession.
The defense played tough as nails for the second week in a row only allowing a few big plays. Altogether it was a good week for the Red Knights as we got a little better from the week before.
Sherwood White 21, Oregon City 8
The Sherwood fifth/sixth-grade White Knights got off to a 2-0 start with a complete team effort. For the second week in a row the offensive line opened up big holes and had another 150+ yard back, this week Owen Grubbe finished with 159 yards and a TD.
Levi Klockers and Griffin Stevens filled in nicely at center, and Dylan McNab, Zane Sands, and Matthew Chantin had key blocks in the game. Those efforts contributed to TD's by Ryan Sandilands and Matt Seitz. Late in the game Nic Koronko came up with a big catch for a first down. On the defensive side of the ball, Christian Goyer and Kadyn Lauer both came up with big interceptions, and key tackles were made by Jack Agnew and Kevin Olsen to shut out the visiting Oregon City team in the second half, resulting in a 21-8 win.
Tualatin White 19, Sherwood Grey 13 (OT)
On Saturday, the Sherwood fifth/sixth-grade Grey team lost 19-13 in overtime to Tualatin White in a hard-fought, well-played game.
Sherwood scored on its first offensive play when HB Hayden Gilbert ran for amazing 59 yard touchdown run. After Gilbert recovered the ensuing onside kick, Sherwood fumbled and Tualatin marched down to take the lead 7-6. Sherwood answered right back with an 56 yard drive capped off by a FB Parker Rembe TD and extra point to take a 13-7 lead. The game stayed that way until the second half when Tualatin tied the game at 13-13. Both teams made big stops to push the game into overtime where Tualatin was able to grid out the score for the win.
Gilbert led the Sherwood Knights with 140 yards on the ground with HB Jack Corno, FB's Rembe and Dylan Hunt, and QB Takumi Kammerzell adding another 65 yards. Upfront the Knights got big games from lineman Kyle Petty, Noah Jackman, Cole Schaefer, DE Petty and LBs Jackman and Hunt each with 7, and LB Josh Farner 4. Sherwood Grey looks to get back in the win column this week hosting Canby Gold. , and Conor Irby with Logan Thompson and Dylan Stamback each adding a pancake block from their WR position.
The Knights defense was led by this weeks Black Knight DE Travis Spreen who piled up 13 tackles, 7TFL, and 5 solo tackles. Equally impressive were the efforts of LB Rembe 12 tackles, FS Gilbert 11,DE Sterling Goldstein 10, CB Kammerzell 8.
Tualatin JV Black def. Sherwood JV Black
In its second game of the season the Sherwood JV Black went on the road to meet a tough Tualatin JV Black team. On the opening drive the Knights took an early lead with a 57-yard run by David Morris, who amassed 274 yards rushing with 2 TDs.
Another score by John Sandilands on QB keep and three amazing p.a.t. kicks by Alex Gomez-Leenstra put the final score at 24-8. Wide receivers Christian Birbeck, Nick Pfiefer, Darren Bandeth, and Brandon Baltzell kept Tualatin's secondary on its heels the entire game. Wide reciever Jayden Guerena pulled in his first reception of the season on a 10 yard pass from Tristan Watts. Great runs by Jackson Davis, Alec Harp, Kierin Noreen, Kameron Price and Jayden Kim were all made possible by the hard work of our offensive line led by center Kellan Scroggin, guards Kai Stephens and Tanner Bernhardt, tackles Dawson Burris, Noah Cootz, and Dallas O'Bryan.
Tualatin did score in the second quarter but were held scoreless in the third and fourth quarters. Sherwood JV looks forward to hosting West Linn JV at home at 7 p.m. under the lights.
Sherwood varsity Black 31, Canby Gold 0
A light sprinkle greeted the Sherwood Varsity Black team when it arrived in Canby to take on Varsity Gold.
Picking up where they left off last week, the Knights delivered another total team effort with a convincing win by the score of 31-0. This week's Black Knight recipient is Logan Shelton, who led the offensive line from the center position. He delivered flawless snaps to either Sandis, Chhay or Brendon Wexted-Hand.
The rest of the offensive line, following Shelton's lead, blocked Canby's charging defense allowing Sherwood to gain total of 261 yards and 15 first downs. This included a 33 yard pass from Wexted-Hand to Nick Blake. Sherwood's ground game totaled 228 yards with five touchdowns.
Contributing to this impressive total were: Wexted Hand (72 yards), Austin Shadbolt (61 yards), Vasquez (4), Aiello (3), Fuller (3) and Devon Chesbrough (3).
The Knight's defense overwhelmed and shutdown Canby's offense, holding them to just 52 yards and 6 first downs. Defensive highlights include an interception and fumble recovery by Fuller, and a fumble recovery by Adam Vasquez. Sherwood's leading tacklers were: Wexted-Hand (7), Shadbolt (5)
Next week, Sherwood Varsity Black will be in Gresham to take on Barlow Gold at 7 p.m.
There is still some work needed during this week's practices on mental mistakes as the Knights prepare for a tough road game.
Tualatin Grey ties Newberg
The Tualatin third/fourth-grade Gray football team played to a tie Saturday against the Newberg Tigers.
Tualatin played from behind most of the game but scored when they absolutely needed, and defensively, held Newberg when it counted.
Kicking off at 8 a.m. Tualatin got off to a slow start, but built up the defensive heat as the game progressed. Brad Elmgren shined with tough open field tackles to slow a Newberg drive. Blake Howarth added tackles for Tualatin.
Sonny Edward anchored both sides of the Tualatin line. Drew DeLozier intercepted a Newberg pass and ran for a Tualatin touchdown, followed by his kick through the uprights for two more points. Offensively, Tualatin was led by quarterback Drew DeLozier who connected with receiver Cade McCarty. Regualtion time ended in a tie, and two overtimes followed, but still produced a final tie.
Tualatin Black 26, Tigard Black 24
Only a week earlier the scorching sun baked the Tualatin Timberwolves fifth/sixth-grade Black team as they smothered the Liberty Eagles (Blue) in the first game of the season in a romp, 37-7. Last Saturday's game and weather was decidedly different as rain drenched the Wolves and their powerful foes, the Tigard Tigers (Black). Yet, the end result was the same…a convincing, but tough, win for the Wolves, 26-24.
Starting the game off on defense, it became immediately apparent that the Tigard Tigers would be no push over. The Timberwolves defensive line took on the Tigers' strong, unrelenting push. The battle up front was intense as defensive line stalwarts Beau Thompson, Nathan Wilgers, Thomas Harvey and Cameron Boothby fought off the tide of the Tigers. Linebacker Nathan Erickson also made his presence known by sacking Tigard's QB for a 6-yard loss. But the well-coordinated and sophisticated blocking scheme of the Tigers' offensive line steadily pushed back the Wolves. Ultimately the Timberwolves gave up a strong run up the middle to the Tigers' No. 5 for a short TD, capping a 60-yard drive. The point after kick was good, putting the Tigers up 8-0 mid-way through the first quarter.
Immediately after the returning kickoff the Wolves quickly got to work with a powerful offensive push of their own. Running Backs Spencer Smith and Drake Harris alternated probing runs into the Tigard defense. Quarterback Lucas Nolan, also peppered the Tigers with effective runs through the defense. Smith shot off a slick 28-yard run up the left side. A few plays later Nolan jolted another 20-yards around the right side, leaving Tualatin with first and goal on the 4-yard Line. But Tigard managed to wall-up against the Wolves next three runs through the middle, leaving Tualatin with fourth down and three yards to go for the score. There was no question that the Timberwolves would go for it. Success was earned as the Tualatin QB kept the ball for a neat, untouched sweep right. Jason Wisler kicked the extra-point to tie up the score 8-8.
On the very next series for the Tigers, a defensive mistake by the Wolves opened the left side for Tigard QB No. 19 and he darted for 66 yards virtually untouched for a score and the lead, 16-8. Although the score for Tigard was easy there was no sense of worry on the Tualatin sideline as they remained confident, the rain all but gone now. For the remainder of the second quarter Tualatin and Tigard traded equals blows and stood firm against each other. The quarter ended with the score of 16-8.
The second half started with the Timberwolves taking the ball first. Again, both teams pushed on each other looking for weaknesses and trying to wear the other down. Also, both opposing coaches tried to open up the defenses by mixing in a few passing plays. Moderate success was made on a few plays by both teams as each could only earn a couple of first downs in their first series of the half. Impressive stops by the Wolves' Garrett Boesflug and Michael Saucedo helped to slow down the Tigers. However, the Tigers started to get the best of it with punishing runs by Tigard's No. 22. Moving the ball down to the Timberwolves 15 yard-line, the Tigers seemed poised to score and put a two-touchdown lead on Tualatin. That's when Tigard made its first mistake of the so far error-free game, fumbling directly to the Wolves Spencer Smith on the 8-yard line.
Tualatin wasted no time to capitalize on the mistake, first with a sharp run by Michael Saucedo and then another bruising run by Spencer Smith. Then the strategy of mixing run and pass by Wolves Coach Shane Harris finally paid off. On a neat play action pass QB Lucas Nolan hit a slicing Spencer Smith for a catch and gallop for a 72-yard touchdown. The point after kick was no good but Tualatin cut the Tigers' lead to 16-14.
On the ensuing kickoff Coach Harris' snuck in an unsuspected on-side kick that was recovered by the Timberwolves on the Tigard 47-yard line. Quickly the Wolves were at it again. #36 Lucas Nolan cut through the defense for 30-yards. Then after another 10-yard blast, Nolan handed off to #1 Drake Harris for 6-yards right through the heart of the Tiger's defense for a score and the lead that the Timberwolves would not relinquish. Tualatin 20 - Tigard 16.
Each powerful team added scores to their side in the fourth quarter to bring the final score to 26-24, Lucas Nolan scoring his second TD of the game. Tualatin recovered another Tigers' fumble and then held the ball for the last four minutes to conclude the exciting game. The Timberwolves played a relatively error free game and capitalized on every Tigard mistakes. In the end it was the Wolves tough mindedness and discipline, especially the offensive and defensive lines, that was the difference.
This was a good win for the Black team from Tualatin. But as the teams left the field everyone knew, fans, players, and coaches, that these two teams are likely to see each other again this season.