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Reports for games played Sept. 24

Tigard def. Tualatin Grey

The Tualatin Grey third/fourth-grade football team met Tigard at Tigard High School on Saturday with Tigard coming out on top.

Tualatin came out running with Drew DeLozier breaking free for a 75-yard run. Tualatin scored first with DeLozier running for a 25-yard touchdown, with the kick failing. Both teams had trouble hanging onto the ball and suffered several turnovers. Tualatin's Sonny Edward stripped the ball out of the Tigard quarterback's hands for a turnover.

With one second to go in the first half, Tigard punched it in for a touchdown and made the two point af-ter kick. The second half was a defensive battle. Cade McCarty chased down a Tigard ball carrier by the jersey and pulled him to the ground. Blake Howarth broke through the line to sack Tigard's quarterback. Brad Elmgren roamed Tualatin's defensive backfield and swatted down a Tigard pass. Nicolas Kirkland brought down a Tigard ball carrier, and Brock Gydesen tackled a Tigard ball carrier behind the line of scrimmage.

Tualatin's offensive line got into synch with Brandon Beasley leading the blocking crew opening a lane for a big gain by a Tualatin rusher. The score at the end of the first half was also the final score, with Ti-gard edging the Tualatin Grey team.

Tualatin Black 20, Sherwood Grey 6

Week 3 kicked off with The Tualatin third/fourth-grade Black squad coming off a two game road stint to protect its home turf.

The Wolves drew the Bowmen of Sherwood for their week 3 opponent and looked to continue where they left off last week with good defense and a potent offensive attack. The game started out with a bang as our Wolves took the field on Defense and immediately shut down Sherwood's running game with a 4 and out to get the party started.

Jake Reser made the first tackle of the day with a nice stick on the Sherwood RB in the backfield for a loss of three yards. This was followed by tackles from Aidan Lippy which prompted Coach Jackson Sr. to shout 'Aidan, you animal you'! This has become a catchy phrase for all the boys on defense as they have been playing lock down defense!

The Wolves first offensive possession was quickly halted when the Bowmen brought out their defensive weapon No. 76 who made a few tackles in our backfield and forced a punt. Riley MacLean kicked a nice 35-yard punt that pinned the Bowmen just inside their own 10 yard line and allowed the Defense some breathing room which they would need. The drive started with Dylan Albrecht making a nice tackle from the left corner position but Sherwood was pesky and began steadily moving down field. The first quarter came to an end with the ball in Timberwolf territory. As the defense prepared to go back out on the field, Coach Jackson Sr. asked his defense to dig deep, get a stop and get their offense back on the field. Once again, the kids listened as the next play brought the first of four QB sacks on the day started by Cole Van Valin and cleaned up by Blake Jackson who followed up his sack with a key third down stuff in the back-field. The Bowmen fourth down attempt was shot down with a gang tackle from Austin Donahue and Adam Case.

The Wolves offense took the field for the third time late in the first half with a new blocking scheme to contain Sherwood's best player and it worked as Cade Tillema took the handoff and burst around the right edge with a great containment block from Mikel Madarieta and a devastating open field block from Blake Jackson which sent Tillema sprinting down the sidelines for a 55-yard TD score to put the Wolves in front 6-0. They would carry that lead into halftime with a first half that saw a dominant defensive performance that included QB sacks, pass deflections and big hits to extend the Wolves defensive scoreless streak to 6 quarters!

With halftime winding down, Coach Jackson finished his speech with our boys and turned his attention to the Tualatin faithful, asking them to stand and support the team with a chant of 'Let's Go Wolves'! I can tell you that I was glad to be on the Tualatin sideline for this moment as the chant was loud, emotional and lasted for over a minute. But most importantly it FIRED up every Tualatin player and parent in the house!!

The second half began with more of the same defensive intensity. Ethan Hutchinson got into the action with a tackle that certainly saved a big gainer. Cade Tillema then made a fantastic third down tackle on the edge and stopped the Bowmen just inches from a first down. The Bowmen and the Wolves traded offen-sive possessions for the entire third quarter and the score remained 6-0 in what had been a defensive battle thus far.

The Wolves offense headed out onto the field with notions of extending their lead and staying in the driver's seat. The Wolves, who were still feeding off the inspirational halftime chant, went to a recently inserted fake reverse play that broke Davis Friesen free for a dynamic 65-yard TD run! This play was well executed by the entire offense with everyone doing their job especially Casey Raz and Sean Irvin who took out their opponents and kept the defensive line from penetrating into the backfield.

The Wolves kicked off and immediately got a fumble recovery that was pounced on by Riley 'The Ball Hawk' MacLean who recovered his second fumble of the day! With 8 minutes to go in the ball game and the Wolves up 12-0, they began to wear out the Bowmen with their defense which saw tackles from Kaelen Santana, Sam Smith and an amazing hit by Aidan Lippy which sent their starting RB to the sidelines for some R and R.

The Wolves got the ball back and proceeded to march down the field. Joel Waits opened up a lane for Kaelen Santana who carved out a nice 18 yard run to get a fresh set of downs and keep the clock rolling.

Sam Smith took the next play off the right tackle and quickly turned up field for a breakaway run that was a shoestring tackle away from a touchdown! Smith's name was called upon again and this time he was not going to be denied as he burst through the middle of the line and scored the Wolves third TD of the game! Davis Friesen then proceeded to kick in the 2 point conversion and seal up a victory against a tough opponent.

When the horn sounded the score was 20-6 and the Tualatin ¾ black squad gained their second straight victory. After watching this game it became obvious that this team is very special. We have awesome kids, fantastic parent support and a coaching staff that has been simply amazing! Keep up the good work Wolves!

Tigard White 49, St. Helens Gold 14

The mighty Tigard third/fourth-grade White (2-1) team made the trek to St. Helens on Saturday and came away with another victory (49-14).

Behind a strong offensive line running backs Max Lenzy (#19), Jake Alton (#32) and Kevin Pixley (#38) ran through St. Helens for six touchdowns on the ground and a beautiful pass from Tony Fair (#10) to Daulton Johnson (#87) just before the end of the first half accounted for the final trip to the end zone for the Tigers.

The defense, anchored by big number 77, Johnny Nomani and Aidan Ryan (#21) was stifling through-out the contest stuffing the Lions from the opening whistle until the final horn.

The Tigers will be ready for another tough road test Saturday at Hare Field in Hillsboro vs. Hillsboro Blue next Saturday.

Lakeridge 24, Tualatin Grey 6

On a overcast morning at Lakeridge the Timberwolves fifth/sixth-grade Grey team took on the Pacers for a gridiron battle.

The Pacers scored on their first possession with the Grey defense blocking the extra point. The Grey de-fense was on the field most of the first half due to three Grey turnovers. The defense was impressive with-out allowing the Pacers to score again. The first half ended with the Pacers leading 6-0.

Jabril Green scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter with the drive staring, due to a turnover recovered by Ryan Mitton.

Quarterback Jackson Rose moved the ball with some great blocking by the offensive line. With a spec-tacular 30 yard gain to set up Greens touchdown. the game ended in a 24 - 6 loss form the Tualatin Grey squad.

The team played a great game and has shown improvement each week.

Sherwood Grey vs. Tualatin Black

Last Saturday saw the Sherwood third/fourth-grade Grey Knights facing Tualatin Black on the road for their third game of the season.

Sherwood's starting offensive line, led by Carr, Granquist, Polanco, Severson and Matzinger faced a good Tualatin team. McLachlan provided support as the starting WR and Cady made his first appearance at FB. Fahland propelled the Knights with 35 yards on 9 carries. Nappe rushed for 75 yards on 11 carries and scored the only touchdown of the game. QB Schafer threw for 43 yards, including an impressive 25 yard pass to Shelton and an 18 yard pass to Nappe. Silici played the QB position well and Shelton ran for 43 yards on 9 carries.

Other carries by Stormont, Matzinger and Carr and a fumble recovery by Nappe, the Knights ultimately fell to Tualatin 20-6. Congratulations to Reid Granquist for Black Knight and Tai Stormont for Fitz Patch Honors!, Wolf and Bishoff all added to the Knight's hard fought 183 total offensive yards. On defense, Nappe garnered 6 tackles and 3 assists,

Severson contributed 3 tackles and Carr had 3 tackles and 1 assist. Other contributors to the Knight's defense included Schultz, Smith, Stuckey and Potter. Our Knights fought for a solid four quarters and despite numerous backfield penetrations by Severson, Smith, Potter and Zettlemoyer combined with great blocking by Heimark, Coenen, Krieger, Shayegi, Harvey, Yohe.

Sherwood White def. Hillsboro

As coaches of the third/fourth-grade Sherwood White Knights, we could not be more proud of this group of young men. Your 3/4 White Knights stepped up big time with a victory at Hillsboro.

From the opening kickoff the Knights came ready to play. On the opening Kickoff, Hunter Gilbert took the ball 70 yards down the sideline for the Knights first score. On the first defensive series, Holden Gilbert caught the QB from the back side and caused a fumble recovered by Hunter. On the first play from scrim-mage between great blocking by Mendez and Elmore,

Hunter found the end zone from 21 yards out. Stifling defense gave the Knights back the ball and after a great run by Alex Block, Hunter Gilbert found the end zone for the third time from 21 yards out between a great hole by Culbertson and Diaz. A interception by Diaz on the next defensive series led to a 3yrd Gavan Elmore TD. A fumble recovery by Elmore set up the Knights final scoring drive on a 24-yard run by Car-son Stamback.

Every single Knight contributed to this team victory. Non-stop defensive pressure by Tishendorf, Meth-vin and Ford who were there on every pass attempt. The White Knights look forward to using this momen-tum as they head on the road again to Tualatin., Shillitto, Staubach, Evans, Farmer, Wright, Chapman, Astelford, Williams, Baysinger, Heckenberg and Everhart kept their offence off the field. Backed by a strong back end of the defense made up of Gilbert, Pedersen, Norris.

Tigard Black def. Sherwood Red

The Sherwood third/fourth-grade Red Knights suffered a tough loss this week at the hands of Tigard Black.

We came out firing on all cylinders and jumped out to a quick lead only to lose it at the end of the game. The Red Knights definately improved in all three phases of the game. The challenge will be to maintain the fire through all four quarters. Play hard Red Knights.

Sherwood White 14, Lake Oswego 7

The Sherwood fifth/sixth-grade White Knights got a impressive win on Saturday against a tough Lake Oswego team to start the season 3-0.

For the second week in a row a stingy defense held their opponent to a single score winning the game 14-7. In the first half, QB Zach Jenkins turned a broken play into a 25 yard TD run, thanks to a team of-fense that refused to quit blocking til the whistle. After going into half time tied 7-7, Levi Klocker recov-ered a onside kick to give the Knights a crucial turnover.

Back on offense a key block by Ivan Garibay sprung Ryan Sandilands free to score the winning touch-down. When it looked as LO would put together a drive to tie the score Brandon Wieske came up with a big tackle on a sweep play to stop the Lake Oswego offense in it's tracks. With time running out on the clock, Black Knight Barrett Bicha penetrated the back field for a huge tackle as time run out on the Lake Oswego offense.

Also contributing solo tackles were: Tristan Price, Griff Stevens, and Zane Sands., Kevin Olsen, Matt Seitz, Owen Grubbe, Ty Miller, Levi Klockers, Ryan Sandilands

Tigard White 30, Sherwood Red 6

Sherwood fifth/sixth-grade Red lost a tough contest to Tigard White on Saturday, 30-6.

Although it wasn't our day on the scoreboard the boys played hard and fought hard until the final whis-tle. There were many standout performances on both sides of the ball, including Jaret Scott who was able to scamper for a 30-yard touchdown run.

Isaac Woidyla made an amazing grab on a pass from Wyatt Zettlemoyer for 25 yards and Carsen Chris-tensen broke 5 tackles on an outstanding 20 yard run. On defense Christensen also led the way with 7 big tackles and Nick Garrison, Alex Calhoun, Jack Murphy, Trevor Cary, Nathan Ross, Zettlemoyer and Scott made nice contributions on defense as well.

Alex Foley made the defensive play of the game with a great interception and also had a couple of big hits. It was a day for the Knights to learn and grow from this defeat, which we will do and come back stronger next Saturday.

Sherwood Black 34, St. Helens 0

V-I-C-T-O-R-Y!...Sherwood fifth/sixth-grade Black against ST. Helens…34-0! It was an AMAZING first few minutes. With an onside kick recovery resulting in a Sherwood TD by Spencer Junkin during our first possession, a perfect PAT by Jacob Reuter and then on the St. Helens first snap a monster QB sack by Black Knight Carter Atkins.

This was followed by a beautiful text book pass from Payton Churilla to Billy Hale for another Sher-wood TD. The tone was set. D-Line and O-line were unstoppable! Carries by Ethan Elmore, Austin Cornett, Isaac Day, Cameron Cedillo, tackles by Jacob Cole, made it almost impossible for the St. Helens offense to do anything.

Black was on fire! Especially in the last few seconds of the game with a Power House take down by #3, Kyle Gravley!, made for a very exciting game. No squeaky wheels in this well-oiled machine. Kaleb Bai-ley, Daniel Miller, Andrew Jaroslow, Kyle Light, and Jacob Whisler didn't hesitate to step in and make their assignments look easy.

A fourth quarter interception by Spencer Junkin and an outstanding performance by Jayden Cuthbertson as Hawk, with a hand in the QB's face almost every time, Jackson Barton, Spencer Shadbolt, and touch downs by Jordan Gregory, Marcus McCoy, Spencer Junkin, and Josh Milligan, McKinley Gillum, Jadon Whitely, Daniel Whisler, Zachary Everhart, Christopher Gonzalez, Bryce Parrott

Sherwood varsity Black 40, Gresham 6

Under the late night lights in Gresham, the Sherwood Varsity Black took on Barlow Gold. Once again, the Knights delivered a total team effort with a solid victory by the score of 40-6, after leading 34-0 at halftime.

Sherwood arrived at Barlow High School with an offensive line short of players due to injuries and illness. This week's Black Knight recipient is Brad West, the Knight's utility lineman. He started at left tackle, a position he hasn't played this season, while also playing at guard too. Once again Sherwood's boys in the trenches handled the line of scrimmage, allowing the team to gain a total of 311 yards, with 21 first downs. Sandis Chhay threw for 50 yards. Lukas Adams had two catches for touch downs, while Bryce Aiello and Blake Gravley each had a reception.

Sherwood's rushing game totaled 261 yards with four touchdowns. Contributing were: Gage Fuller (129 yards), Adam Vasquez (51 yards), Brendon Wexted- Hand (33 yards), Aiello (29 yards), TJ Toivonen (22 yards) and Austin Shadbolt (7 yards).

The Knight's defense was able to keep Barlow out of the end zone on every drive but one. Ryan Milligan had an interception and a 22 yard punt return. Sherwood's leading tacklers were: West (6), Devon Chesbrough (5), Vasquez (5), Cameron Clem (4), Jake Richards (4), Aiello (4), and Wexted-Hand (4).

Next week, the undefeated Sherwood Varsity Black will host Tigard Black at 5 pm.

Sherwood Black def. Putnam

The Sherwood third/fourth-grade Black Team fell behind quickly but regrouped behind the spectacular blocking of Brayden Zoloske, Ian Glenn, Ethan Irby, Aiden Scott, Samuel Stobie, Wyatt Sands, Zoloske, Abarca, and Churilla contributing to the 70 tackles in the game. Resch, Derry and Hekker added another 3 TDs along with Nelson's extra point run to finish the scoring drive for Sherwood. Great game Sherwood Black!

Engel, Nelson, Derry, Roelle, Schoenert, Irby, Glenn, Zoloske, Soukup, Hekker, Hannan, Scott, also added to his count of sacks on the year after blasting through the Rex Putnam line. The defense held strong with Christopher Man, Hunter Christensen, Spencer Cherry, Nathan Meili, and Matthew Roelle all keeping the Rex Putnam players contained.

Flesher and Resch executed 11 tackles each with Bandy, Cook, Abram Nelson along with Bandy, Resch and Hekker all carried the ball to gain valuable yards. Seth Schoenert snagged a beautiful pass from Hannan to gain 12 yards, Aiden Scott picked up a lateral from Hekker to maintain possession for Sherwood. Chase Soukup, Zoloske, and Flesher caused fumbles for Rex Putnam one of which was recovered by Glenn. Flesher, our Black Knight, Kaden Flesher, Aidan Cook, Justin Engel, Seth Schoenert, Jimenez Abarca and Jacob Gebhardt.

Solomon Bandy was the first Sherwood player to find the end zone. Shortly after the initial score Nick Hekker ran past the goal line after a Phil Resch run. Irby punched in the kick to add to the tally. Jackson Hannan, Jase Derry.

Tualatin Black 41, Lake Oswego 13

Expectations were high for the fifth/sixth-grade Tualatin Timberwolves Black team coming off their important win against Tigard last week. The Wolves didn't disappoint themselves or their fans on Saturday as their performance overwhelmed Lake Owego's fifth/sixth-grade Silver team, dismantling the Lakers 47-13. Clearly the goal for Tualatin Saturday was to continue their exceptional play of the season and not let down as teams sometimes do after big wins.

Lake Oswego teams are usually formidable opponents but the Silver team proved no match for the Wolves whose effort was often brilliant and unstoppable. Acrobatic catches and fantastic long runs were the order of the day for Tualatin, but none would've been successful if it weren't for another outstanding effort by their offensive line whose work upfront continues to be too much to handle for opposing teams.

Shortly after Tualatin captains Nathanial Wilgers, Nathan Nelson, and Kahlon Eyman met their oppo-nents at mid-field for the opening coin toss the O-Line demonstrated their superiority against the Lakers by opening a huge hole on the right side for an easy 30-yard TD dash by RB Spencer Smith. Offensive line-men Garrett Boesflug, Dakota Villanueva, Nathan Erickson, Ethan Schroeder and tight-end Nathan Nelson masterfully wiped away the Lakers defense with unmatched force and skilled blocking, opening a gaping hole as wide as I-5 for Smith to burst through for the score. Quickly, with 5:42 left in the first quarter, Tualatin was up 8-0.

30 seconds later, and after Lake Oswego fumbled the ensuing kickoff, the Timberwolves was back in the end zone. QB Lucas Noland scrambled effortlessly through Lake Oswego's defense after trying to find an open receiver on along right sideline. Finding his receiver covered proved no problem for Noland who decided to cut left, then right before dashing left again and straight for the left corner of the goal-line. The extra-point try was no good but Tualatin was now up 13-0 with 5:11 on the clock.

With the offense already in full throttle the Tualatin defense got to work. Punishing hits in the Lakers backfield by Lucas Noland, then another by cornerback Michael Saucedo, and finally punctuated a play later by another crushing tackle by outside linebacker Spencer Smith, forced Lake Oswego to return the ball to the Wolves once again. In the next series of plays Mike Saucedo took a hand-off around the left side for 27-yard gain. A few plays after Saucedo's run fullback Drake Harris bashed his way in for the first of his 3 touchdowns on the day. The extra-point kick by Jason Wisler was good, making the score 21-0 with 39 second left in the first quarter.

The second quarter continued just as the first, the Tualatin defense holding the opponent in check and the offense moving the ball at will. However, the Lakers did manage an interception of a Wolves pass and then moved the ball on offense for its initial first downs of the game. Unfortunately for the Lakers a 10-yard penalty and the Wolves reasserting themselves on defense stalled their drive. The Timberwolves took over on offense again and moved the ball smartly with runs by the tandem of Saucedo and Smith. After a mistake and penalty of their own the Wolves found themselves with 3-down and about 18 yards to go for a first down. To climb out of this hole QB Lucas Noland connected with WR Lucas Diggins for a spectacular 20-yard pass and catch that was reminiscent of the famous Super Bowl catch by the NY Giants' David Tyree. The fantastic play set up the Wolves offense for another TD run by RB Harris, now his second, giving them a comfortable 27-0 lead at the half. The Wolves never looked back at this point, and the Lak-ers, clearly deflated, would offer no further resistance.

The third and fourth quarters were no different from the first two, with Tualatin dominating play and capitalizing on every Lake Oswego mistake. Each of the Wolves powerful running backs showed their superior abilities and ran unchecked through the Lakers, now with Derek Pinto and Jason Wisler getting it on with several hard charges. Spencer Smith was clearly a cut above…carving up additional runs for a pair of 30-yard jaunts. Lucas Noland also scored again on a long run and Drake Harris added his third. The Lakers did manage a couple of scores as the Timberwolves were forced to easy back the juggernaut.

The game ended with Lucas Diggins recovering another Lakers fumble, bringing to close an out-standing victory for the Timberwolves. The win was a complete team effort highlighted by stellar individ-ual play. Final score 47-13, Tualatin, now 3-0.

Tualatin varstiy 40, Newberg 6

The Youth football varsity traveled to Newberg to take on the Tigers Saturday but not before stopping at Tualatin Community Park to visit the Tucker Arnold foundations picnic. The Foundation was started by Jen Arnold and her sister Deborah Adams, Mother and Aunt of Tucker who passed away from cancer.

The Foundation received a toy from each member of the football team to be delivered to Dornbeckers and given to a sick child. After getting some words of thanks and inspiration from Jen Arnold the team headed South for the game.

The field still showed the marks from the High School's game the night before which Tualatin won and the Youth team took inspiration from that as well. The first half saw a hard hitting Wolves special teams and Defense pin the Tigers back and then strip the ball away leading to a Chase Anderson Touch down and the extra point kick.

The first play from scrimmage after the kick return saw Jordan McGowen step in front of the pass and run it back for another score and another kick by Anderson .The rest of the first quarter saw more hitting by the defense and another fumble recovered by Tucker Trost of the Wolves.leading to two big pass com-pletions from Quarter back Dante Reid to Declan Asay and Chris Fishback to set up a run into the end zone by Reid,only to be called back for an Offensive hold. The fourth and long pas fell incomplete but the Ti-gars were stopped by D linemen Blake McDill,and Ryan Hecker and Linebackers Vince Hendricks,Grant Neilson ending the first quarter 16-0 Wolves.

The second quarter possession by the Wolves offense lead to another Chase Anderson touch down be-hind solid blocks from O linemen Oliver Price,Danny Williams and Jackson Hale with a good extra point pont kick by Anderson. The kick off return to the Tigars put them a long way from pay dirt and in trying to pass the Quarter back found Danny Williams on him for a sack. Newberg had to punt and the kick went to Chase Anderson who ran it past the defense for his third score of the half and fourth extra point kick. The score at the Half was 32-0 Tualatin.

The third quatrter was a battle on both teams part with more tough defense from Marcus Labar,Marquis Saucedo. Westin Groth and Ben Feguson as well as Ivan Enriquiz,And JJ Chicoke who caused and recou-vered a fumble at the end of the third quarter. At the start of the fourth Quarter Chicoke and the Wolves were at their own 3 yard line when the ball fell to the ground recovered by the Tigers for a TD.But Zach Reyhnolds blocked the extra point attempt.

The kick off to Tualatin went to Declan Asay who ran past the Newberg special teams to the end zone for another score. The rest of the game was a good ground control offense with carries by Ben Rahier on his first game back and Westin Groth. The game ended with a score of 40-6.