Apollos go to 3-0, Beaverton wins again and Southridge comes up short
The Apollos wipe out Centennial 57-0 and are now the Metro League's only unbeaten team
Week three brought a third week of excitement - and some success - to the Metro League's six football teams.
You can read stories about Jesuit, Westview and Aloha elsewhere on the Valley Times' website, while below, you can find out about Sun-set's third straight victory, Beaverton's win over David Douglas, and Southridge's loss to Oregon City.
Sunset 57, Centennial 0
GRESHAM - Rollin', rollin', rollin.
Sunset's football team is indeed on a roll. The Apollos won their third straight non-league game on Friday night and did so in impressive fashion, hammering Centen-nial 57-0 at Centennial High School.
The Apollos, now 3-0 overall, poured across 24 unanswered points in the first quarter and then extended that edge to 38-0 at the half. Cen-tennial, meanwhile, fell to 1-2 overall.
Sunset got the party started with three touchdowns and a 30-yard Michael Metter field goal in the first period, with quarterback Dane Poorman throwing TD passes of 12 and 27 yards to Trevor Caldwell and Cole Abdie.
The Apollos tacked on two more scores in the second frame, the first of those on a 20-yard Poorman-to Ryan Hendry pass and the second on a 15-yarder from Poorman to Sam Moshofsky.
After a scoreless third quarter, Sunset scored three more times in the fourth to seal the deal, with Bruce Jones picking off a pass and taking it back 57 yards to score, Zach Labianco cashing in on a 6-yard run, and Blake Richard scoring on a 40-yard run.
The Sunset defense earned its keep too, limiting the Eagles to just nine first downs and 49 rushing yards on 38 carries, not to mention picking off three passes and holding Centennial to a 4-of-16 pass-ing day.
For the game, Labianco ran six times for 115 yards while Reggie Coulter carried seven times for 60 more. Poorman threw for four touchdowns while completing 12-of-24 passes for 148 yards. Abdie paced Sunset receivers with three catches for 51 yards, while Hendry grabbed two for 29 and Evan Altorfer two for 21.
On Friday, Sunset will host Reynolds at 7:30 p.m.
Beaverton 22, David Douglas 6
BEAVERTON - It was, again, a day for the defense at Beaverton High School.
The Beaverton football team pitched a shutout for three quarters on Friday night and used that effort to fuel its 22-6 victory over David Douglas on Friday night. The win lifted the Beavers' non-league record to 2-1 while the Scots fell to 1-2.
With Beaverton's defense keeping David Douglas at bay throughout the game - the Scots managed just 145 yards in total offense and just nine yards on 36 rushing attempts - the Beavers' offense had plenty of time to get its job done.
The Beavers pushed across one touchdown in the first quarter, getting a 16-yard Nick Houlemard run and a Jaden Brands extra point to lead 7-0. That lead held up until the third quarter when Beaverton notched a 2-yard TD run by Evan Colorito and tacked on the conversion to lead 15-0.
The Beaverton defense then added to the team's point total when Devon Adams picked off a David Douglas pass and took it back 35 yards to score his team's final score. David Douglas notched its lone score in the fourth quar-ter, but it was too little and too late.
For the game, Houlemard rushed 10 times for 44 yards and Malik Fontleroy-Smith added 39 more on eight car-ries. Quarterback Kyle Eck-rosh completed 7-of-15 passes for 74 yards, two of those to Adams for 54 yards.
On Friday, Beaverton will play Grant at Grant High School at 4 p.m.
Oregon City 37, South-ridge 22
OREGON CITY - It's all about getting better in the non-league season, but the Southridge football team is hoping that its three weeks of learning will add up to a win real quick.
The Skyhawks learned their third straight hard lesson of the 2011 non-league schedule, losing 37-22 at Oregon City on Friday night to fall to 0-3 in 2011. The Pioneers, meanwhile, im-proved to 2-1.
Despite the loss, South-ridge was in this one most of the way and just needed one more stop and one more score to take it right down to the wire. Oregon City got the scoring started with a 33-yard Daniel Slack field goal in the first quarter, then boosted its lead to 10-0 in the second when Mitch Thompson scored on a 24-yard run.
Southridge answered with a 42-yard TD strike from Reza Aleaziz to Justin Calo to move within three points, but OC scored again later in the frame with an 8-yard Landon Martinez-to-Trevor Dye TD pass for a 17-7 lead at the half.
The Skyhawks moved back within a field goal in the third quarter when Brandon Brezic hauled in a 30-yard TD throw from Aleaziz, but the Pioneers scored twice in a row later in the third to take control. The first of those came on a 99-yard pass from Martinez to Dye, the second on a Martinez TD pass to Justin Cornejo to lead 30-14.
Blake Wolfington added a 1-yard run in the fourth for Southridge and Kevin McClean caught an Aleaziz pass for the two-point conver-sion, but OC ended the day with a 43-yard pass from Martinez to Adam Genskay.
For the game, Wolfington ran 12 times for 43 yards, while Aleaziz went 16-for-32 passing for 251 yards with two TDs and one interception. Thompson led OC with 111 yards on 20 carries, while Martinez went 14-of-23 pass-ing for 274 yards, with Dye catching four passes for 134 yards.
On Friday, Southridge hosts West Salem at 7 p.m.