Reports for games played Oct. 1
Tualatin Black 12, Sherwood Red 12
The Tualatin Wolves third/fourth-grade Black team was back on the road for a game against the Sherwood Bowmen in what turned out to be the most exciting game of the season. The game started off slow for the Wolves as they couldn't get things going early on. The Bowmen took their first drive down the field and took the early lead 6-0. Sherwood tried an onside kick to catch the Wolves off guard but Mikel Madarieta was quick to scoop up the ball and secure it for the offense. The offense had a few nice runs in the first quarter by Davis Friesen and Aidan Lippy with the help of offensive Right Guard Casey Raz and Left Tackle Sean Irvin but would result in punts.
The Wolves defense took the field and kept Sherwood from moving the ball with key tackles from Austin Donahue and Jake Reser. The offense took the field and began to show their first signs of life with Blake Jackson running a QB sneak on third and 1 to keep the drive alive. This was followed by a spectacular pass reception by Cade Tillema for a 24 yard gain! The drive ended soon after with an interception and it was clear that Sherwood had come to play. With the Wolves defense on their heels, Sherwood marched down the field and ran in a touchdown leaving the Wolves a meager 1:37 left on the clock before the half. The Wolves took the field at their own 45 yard line and found themselves in a third and 20 situation. The fans would have been happy with running the clock down and getting to halftime but the resilient Wolves offense had other ideas. The ball was handed off to Davis Friesen who was able to get by the defensive end from an awesome block by Casey Raz and broke down the sidelines for a 61 yard TD sprint which gave the Wolves new life and brought the entire Tualatin crowd to their feet!
They finished the half with stingy defense and on a third and long the Wolves right cornerback Luke Wilson got into the action by defending a pass and keeping the Bowmen from a first down. The Wolves went into the half trailing by a touchdown and seemed to gain back some of the momentum that Sherwood had kept for most of the first half.
The Wolves defense took the field in the third quarter and was clearly inspired by the coaches halftime speech as the first play from scrimmage was stopped for no gain by Ethan Hutchinson. The Bowmen tried working the edge but Joel Waits stayed with his assignment and made the tackle. The drive went 4 and out and the Wolves were beginning to control the game defensively. Tualatin took over at midfield and went to work. Friesen took the ball down field and after a devastating stiff arm and 25 yards the Wolves wound up in the red zone and looked for a game tying score. It was first and 10 at the Sherwood 21 yard line when Coach Jackson called the first of six consecutive run plays up the middle. Each play gaining positive yards and confidence for the offensive line that was determined to finish with a score! The Wolves smashmouth offensive running attack was capped off by a QB sneak by Cade Tillema to tie the game at 12-12.
The Wolves defense continued their dominant second half with a QB sack by Aidan Lippy who also forced a fumble and was pounced on by Blake Jackson. With two minutes remaining in the third quarter the teams began to trade punches and it was becoming more and more obvious that this game would go down to the wire. Just when Sherwood started to move the ball in the mid-fourth quarter Riley MaClean made a key sack in the backfield to bring up third and long. This play was followed by a great pop by left cornerback Dylan Albrecht that got Coach Jackson Sr. fired up! The Wolves tried to make a run at the end of regulation but just missed what may have been a TD reception and the game went to overtime. The Wolves offense fought hard to get in the end zone but came up a few yards short. They now had to turn it over to their defense at the most critical time of the game. The defense went out on the field and did what they had done all half long and stopped the Bowmen dead in their tracks to end the game and secure a much deserved tie. The game was over and the score was 12-12.
The team gathered behind the bleachers for a post game speech which was finished up by team cheerleader Ashlee Jackson addressing the team and delivering a brief but powerful speech that will surely fire the kids up for next weekend! This was the most exciting game of the season as our boys fought back from what truly felt like a loss and showed amazing heart to claw their way back in the game. These boys made several special plays and gave it everything they had in the second half showing all of us how to play the game with class, courage and pride! Great game Wolves! Let's get our third win of the season against St. Helens and earn a visit from the 'Celebrity'!
Tigard White 16, Hillsboro Blue 14
The Tigard third/fourth-grade White (3-1) team traveled out to Hillsboro bright and early on Saturday morning and came away with a hard fought victory (16-14).
The first half was a back and fourth battle with both clubs popping a long run for a touchdown. For the Tigers; Max Lenzy (#19) made a couple of nifty moves to get to the outside and sprinted down the sideline for a 65 yard score capped by the first of two 2-point conversions for Johnny Nomani (# 77). The Spartans answered back with a long run of their own and a 2-point conversion tying the game 8-8 at the half.
The third quarter was dominated by the Spartans offense who held the ball the entire quarter with the aid of some excellent down field passing and a couple phantom penalties they took the lead 14-8 after missing their 2-point conversion.
The Tigers kept their heads and the ball in the fourth quarter and behind the motivated offensive line anchored by Jaden Frederickson (#78) and Ben Yuzon (#71) promptly drove down the field for a touchdown and a 16-14 lead.
The Tiger defense was again a stalwart from the opening kick to the final horn. Great performances were put in by Donovan Grimes (#76), Braden Gourde (#36), Brett Moss (#29) and Felipe Hernandez (#85).
The game was not decided until the last play of the game when the Hillsboro quarterback was swarmed by the entire Tiger defense and ultimately sacked by Aidan Ryan (#21).
The Tigers will hit the road for the fourth week in a row when they head to Sherwood to take on the Bowmen Saturday at Sherwood High School.
Sherwood 27, Tualatin Grey 12
On an overcast afternoon, the Tualatin Grey fifth/sixth-grade team took on the Sherwood Bowman at home on Saturday. Sherwood covered a couple onside kicks which they converted for touchdowns in the first half. The half ended with the Tualatin Grey trailing 20-0.
Special recognition goes to Ryan Mitton, Armaad Hubbard, Levi Forslund, and Tyler Madden who each contributed to some spectacular offensive and defensive plays.
In the second half, Tualatin held the Bowmen to just seven points. The Grey got rolling with a touchdown from Brandon Beyer and another by Armaad Hubbard. Hubbard's long touchdown run was filled with awesome moves that impressed all that attended.
Although Tualatin Grey lost the game 27-12; they played inspired football in the second half. Coaches Green, Redding and Rose kept the team focused and made adjustments in the second half, that provided the best performance of the year, against an undefeated Sherwood squad. These boys are close to breaking through and are looking ahead to a great game against Clackamas next week.
Sherwood White def. Tualatin Grey
Your third/fourth-grade Sherwood White Knights defeated a strong and disciplined Tualatin Gray team this weekend adding another win at the midway point of the season. In back-to-back weeks these Knights allowed no one in the end zone!
Led on offence by the Gilbert brothers, Hunter Gilbert found the end zone 3 times in the first half capped with a 75-yard run as time expired. Not to be outdone, Holden Gilbert zigged and zagged to score 2 times for the Knights. Gavin Evans ran the offence to perfection as he and the backs were protected well by Mendez, Elmore, Heckenberg, Diaz, Baysinger and Tishendorf were a thorn in our opponents side all day. Stauback, Wright, Chambers, Norris, Methvin, Shillitto and Farmer stepped up in a huge way to prevent anything getting by them.
These Knight continue to get better everyday and take pride in working together as a team. The White Knights strap up again this Saturday against Canby., Culbertson, Astelford, Williams and Everhart. Running behind the great blocks were Dylan Evans, Alex Block and Ethan Stamback. As well as the offence has been running, these Knights are impenetrable on defense! Huge hits and not giving up yardage were a consistent theme all day. Ford, Pedersen.
Sherwood Grey def. Scappoose
The third/fourth-grade Sherwood Grey Knights delivered a convincing win against the Scappoose Indians. The Knight's offensive line consisting of Fahland, Smith, Severson, Matzinger, Shayegi, allowing the Knight's to hold onto their second win of the season.
Congratulations to Carr for Black Knight and to Zettlemoyer for Fitz Patch honors!, Cady seized 4 tackles and 2 assists, Shelton possessed 4 tackles and Stormont owned 4 tackles. Additional defensive playing by Severson, Silici, Stormont, Smith, McLachlan and Fahland further sustained the Knight's rampage, Yohe, Stormont, Wolf and McLachlan protected QB Silici as he guided Potter with 16 yards in 3 carries, Zettlemoyer with 12 yards in 8 carries and Heimark with 11 yards in a single carry, contributing to the Knight's 217 total rushing yards of the day.
As an injured Krieger rallied his teammates from the sidelines, Sherwood's defensive line continued the assault against the Indians. Nappe racked up 8 tackles and 2 assists, Carr, Heimark, Granquist, Polanco and Shultz banded together and exploded out of the gate in the first half and paved the way for a whopping 3 touchdowns and 2 successful XP attempts. QB Schafer's solid handoffs enabled Nappe to pilot his team with 72 yards in 5 carries, Cady with 55 yards in 8 carries and Shelton with 52 yards in 3 carries. Solid blocking by Stuckey, Harvey.
Lakeridge def. Sherwood Black
Once again the Sherwood third/fourth-grade Black squad played well against a tough team. The score would be close the entire game and would come down to the wire with Lakeridge coming out on top in the end.
There were many bright spots on the day, such as, Cole Agnew's fumble recovery, Solomon Bandy snatching a Sherwood kick off, Aiden Scott catching and returning a Lakeridge kick for 11 yards, Seth Schoenert catching a 14 yard pass, and Zoloske. Bandy would run for 2 touchdowns with Resch adding the third. Irby added to the score with 2 successful PAT kicks.
Although Sherwood was not able to end on the winning side the team and individual players are just getting better and better every week. Great job Sherwood Black Team!, Wyatt Sands, Justin Engel, Nathan Meili, Jimenez Abarca, Flesher, Glenn, Hekker, Scott, Resch, Nelson, and Jase Derry carried the ball against a bruising Lakeridge defense with exceptional blocking coming from Ethan Irby, Sam Stobie, Zoloske, and Churilla combined for 65 tackles on the day.
Jackson Higgens, Christopher Man, Hunter Christensen, Chase Soukup, and Spencer Cherry kept Lakeridge contained for the linebackers to stop. Bandy, Abram Nelson, Jackson Hannan, Philip Resch, Jacob Gebhart, Bandy, Scott, and Brayden Zoloske batting down a Lakeridge PAT kick. Defensively Sherwood was tough all day, Nick Hekker, Grant Churilla, Ian Glenn, Kaden Flesher, Aidan Cook.
Wilsonville Silver 19, Sherwood Red 0
The Sherwood fifth/sixth-grade Red Knights lost a hard fought battle with Wilsonville Silver on Saturday, 19-0.
The Knights fought hard for 4 quarters and should be very proud of the effort they gave against a very good Wilsonville team. There were several standouts on defense for the Knights, including Riley Sanders and Charlie Bulfinch, both of whom played outstanding on the Defensive Line. At Linebacker, Jack Murphy, Carsen Christensen, Colin Anderson, Caden Youngblut, Isaac Woidyla , Trevor Cary and Hayden Munson played great also.
On Offense Sherwood Red had a couple of very long drives that were not converted into scores but showed improvement as a team. Sherwood Red is improving every week and will continue to keep working hard to get better every day and hopefully come out victorious next Saturday., Alex Calhoun, Michael Klapp and Nick Garrison made some big stops as well. Cade Chidester, Ryan Scroggin, Wyatt Zettlemoyer and Jaret Scott stepped up for the Knights at Hawk and in the Secondary, Alex Foley, Sage Dunaway.
Sherwood Black vs. Newberg
The Sherwood fifth/sixth-grade Black Knights team had a winning attitude and showed great team effort, contrary to the final Score of Saturday's game.
They held their ground. Outstanding effort moving the ball up the field by Jordan Gregory, Austin Cornett, Jacob Reuter, James Kuntz, Marcus McCoy and Ethan Elmore made it clear our Knights would not give up. Even with a frustrating first half, and the transition was seamless. Our second half proved what our Knights are capable of. Exciting touch downs by Spencer Junkin and a nice catch by Cameron Cedillo for a PAT put us back in the game and kept us on top of the second half. Sherwood Pride let Newberg know we would not leave the field without a fight.
Our Knights showed outstanding effort and relentless courage., Zachary Everhart, Billy Hale, Austin Cornett, Kyle Gravley, and Christopher Gonzalez did what they needed in order to keep fighting and finish strong. Payton Churilla, Jacob Reuter and Josh Milligan all shared the role of quarter back, Spencer Shadbolt every player including Carter Atkins, Isaac Day, Daniel Miller, Kaleb Bailey, Jacob Cole, Daniel Whisler, and some text book tackles by Andrew Jaroslow, McKinley Gillum, Jayden Cuthbertson, Jackson Barton, Kyle Light, Bryce Parrott.
Sherwood varsity Black 32, Tigard Black 0
A light rain helped the Sherwood Varsity Black greet the visiting Tigard Black. From the initial kickoff, the undefeated Knights were more like a heavy down pour, leading at half by the score of 32-0. During the second half, Sherwood turned into a blanket of fog which grounded Tigard's offense resulting in the final score being 32-0.
Sherwood's offensive line is still short a few bodies due to injuries and illness. So this week our big man, Brandon Gatlin stepped up and was dominating from his right tackle position. Not only did he plow open giant holes, but also plugged holes when lined up on defense. He also had a huge QB sack. In recognition of his effort, the coaches awarded Gatlin the Black Knight.
The Sherwood offense racked up a total of 231 yards rushing and 16 first downs. Contributing to this impressive total were: Austin Shadbolt (81 yards), Brendon Wexted- Hand (69 yards), Gage Fuller (44 yards), Logan Shelton (14 yards), TJ Toivonen (12 yards) and Bryce Aiello (10 yards). Wexted-Hand converted on all of the extra point kicks.
The Knight's defense was able to keep Tigard to just 145 yards and 13 first downs, but most important, no points. Contributing to this result was Nolan Todd making an interception and Shadbolt recovering a fumble. Sherwood's leading tacklers were: Lukas Adams (5), Adam Vasquez (5), Shelton (3) and Ryan Milligan (3).
Next week, the undefeated Sherwood Varsity Black will host Beaverton Black at 5 p.m.
Tualatin Black 39, Clackamas White 6
The weather forecast for Saturday's game called for cold, potentially wet weather. The game prediction for the 5th-6th-Grade Tualatin Wolves Black team against the Clackamas Cavs White was slightly less concerning. While the weather proved to be of no significant concern, except for a few underdressed fans, the Cavs managed to bring a little more of a football challenge than expected. Still, the might and talent of the Timberwolves overcame the Clackamas effort and earned a 39-6 victory over a strong Cavs team.
The final score doesn't really tell the story. The Cavs, built of big and strong, capable players, played hard and put for a good effort against the favorite black-clad Tualatin team. However, the Wolves overall talent overcame the strength and persistence of the Cavs, providing a result for Tualatin that was well earned.
Tualatin's talent showed itself from the start with Spencer Smith hard hit on the Cavs' runner on the opening kickoff. Smith then produced another crushing tackle on the next play to stop the Clackamas runner in his tracks. Jordan Parker then crushed the Cavs for a 3-yard loss before Tualatin linebacker Lucas Noland pounded the Cavs again. It was 4-and-out for Clackamas on their first attempts of the game. All seemed well for Tualatin, at least defensively.
Initial efforts by Tualatin's offense did not show the usually flair and effectiveness most fans are accustomed, not to mention the coaches. The great success the Timberwolves has had in previous games set the bar of expectations exceptionally high. The first series for the Wolves offense was marked by short runs and uncharacteristic penalties and seemed to provide a little extra confidence for the Cavs. Clackamas was able to successfully turn back Tualatin on their first two offensive pushes. Runs by Michael Saucedo and Drake Harris were modest by normal Tualatin's standards, leaving unfamiliar long third downs for the Wolves.
Clackamas stood poised and eager to put up a good fight. Then without warning, although maybe expectedly, Tualatin struck with probably it's most effect play in their arsenal. The play, a smart counter sweep to the right, usually produces big results and it didn't disappoint this time. With 6:23 showing on the clock Spencer Smith weaved his way thought the stout Cavs defense for an 18-yard TD. Drake Harris added the extra-point, putting Tualatin on the board 7-0. Finally, Tualatin was on its way.
On the next offensive series penalties and defensive effort by the Cavs once again slowed the Timberwolves. Only a sweet 25 yard pass and catch on fourth down moved the ball forward for the Wolves, bringing the ball to the Cavs' 30 yard line. But this fantastic effort was derailed by a fumble shortly after which was recovered by the Cavs. Clackamas was eager to take advantage of the mistake and ran a neat sweeping run up the right side that initially looked like it would produce a long score. This play, however, seemed to give Tualatin the boost it needed as CB Lucas Diggins chased down the Cav's runner from the other side of the field and stopped the breakaway runner from scoring. The chase down was a spectacular effort by Diggins, who would figure prominently throughout the game and seemed to give the Wolves the spark they needed. Ultimately the Wolves defense held and would score on its next possession.
Spencer Smith opened up the scoring barrage with a long, effortless 69-yard run score. The score was now 14-0 Tualatin, with 27 seconds left in the first quarter. After Diggins returned the Cavs next punt for 20-yards, Lucas Noland snapped off a 15-yard run before Derek Pinto struck for 15-yards of his own for a TD and a 21-0 Timberwolves lead. The close of the first half was brought on by hard hitting on both sides, none more solidly that the Wolves' Beau Thompson' hit on Clackamas' bruising runner #33. Clackamas now seemed all but defeated.
Tualatin opened up the second half with more of the same punishing effort on defense, James Cecilini and Dakota Villanueva leading the effort with big stops. The offense got it going with runs of 9 and 15 yards by Drake Harris and QB Lucas Noland. Then Noland broke through on a scramble for 36-yards. Another Wolves turnover stopped the drive, but Clackamas could produce nothing and quickly returned the ball. The Wolves offense stepped it up with a perfectly executed double-reverse for 30-yards for another score. The extra point was unsuccessful. Tualatin 27-0.
Clackamas then surprised the Wolves on the next kickoff with a little reverse of their own for a 60-yard TD run. 27-6 Tualatin. This was the end of the scoring for the Cavs as the Tualatin defense shut them down the rest of the way, with DB Lucas Diggins picking off two interceptions to halt any thoughts Clackamas had to climb out of their hole. Tualatin's powerful offensive producer, Lucas Noland, added a two more scores for the Wolves, closing the scoring for Tualatin, 39-6.
This was not a picture win but the Timberwolves should take solace that they have team capable winning handily when not playing their best, even against a strong team. Keep it up Timberwolves!
Tualatin varsity 44, Aloha 20
The Tualatin youth football varsity team took to the road again on a damp night to play on the turf and under the lights at Alohaand wasted no time. After getting the opening kick and a good return a pass from Dante Reid to Jordan McGowen set up a sweep by Chase Anderson,following good blocking from the offensive line of Oly Price,Jackson Hale and Ryan Hecker, into the end zone followed by the extra point kick to take the early 8-0 lead.
The Special teams on the kick off did a great job,lead by Ben Rahier and Austin Sweeny on Sweeny's first game since his injury. Aloha was called for a penalty on the return and after a couple of first downs the ball carrier was hit hard by Ben Ferguson and Ryan Hecker and coughed up the ball to be recovered by Blake McDill.
The Wolves used the running game with gains by Anderson,Declan Asay and Vince Hendricks to get down field and with a big lead block by Hendricks,Chase Anderson went around the other side to the end zone followed by his second kick for the conversion. The score early in the first quarter was 16-0.
Special teams and defense did it again and with hard tackles by Ben Ferguson , Grant Neilson and Ty Callahan the Warriors fumbled again recovered by Anderson. This time the Wolves took to the air with completions from Reid to Chris Fishback and a long catch and run by Declan Asay, Anderson ran into the end zone for his third score of the Quarter,but this time ran the ball in for the extra point, 23-0.
The quarter ended with good pass defense by Griffen Fragio and Chase Anderson and the second quarter saw hard defensive line play by Tucker Trost,Danny Williams and Ryan Hecker with Blake McDill forcing a turn over on downs. The Wolves ran the ball with big gains by Vince Hendricks to get into field position to pass the ball to Chase Anderson who once again found the end zone and another run for the extra point making the score 30-0.
The Warriors were not to be denied in the first half though and with a good return of the kick a seam opened up on the first running play and Aloha got on the board,however the kick was no good. The Warriors kicked off to Tualatin and the half ended with the Wolves looking for another score but it was not to be this time leaving the score 30-6.
The Second half started with Aloha getting the kick off and despite hard gang tackles from Marcus Labar,Marquis Saucedo,Zach Reyhnolds,Ivan Enriquez and Alex Schmidt the Warriors moved the ball down field and found a reciever open in the end zone for a TD throw,But the point after failed, making the score 30-12. The Wolves kick return team handled the onside kick well and using a combination of air and ground Tualatin worked down to the 6 yard line when Jordan McGowen ran into the end zone followed by Anderson's kick to make it 38-12.
The Warriors could'nt get the offense going because of tough Wolves defense by linebackers Vince Hendricks,Ben Rahier,Austin Sweeny,Declan Asay and Grant Neilson as well as a fourth down sack by Alex Schmidt and Tucker Trost. As Tualatin got the ball Dante Reid completed a pass to Jordan McGowen as time ran out on the third quarter.
To start the fourth quarter Vince Hendricks had a gain of two yards on a carry then Dante Reid found Marcus LaBar in the end zone for his first ever touch, but the point after failed,The score 44-12. Aloha tried the onside kick again but Westin Groth covered it up giving the wolves offense the ball on their own 36. After Ben Rahier carried the ball for a first down and more and a pass to Ben Ferguson the Wolves had to punt for the first time putting the Aloha team on their own 35. Aloha would find the end zone once more and connect on the kick to make it 44-20 with 6:38 in the game.
With more great Wolves defense by backs JJ Cichoke and Chris Fishback and hard hits by Jackson Hale the Aloha team had to fight hard to get down field and with time running out a pass attempt into the endzone was picked by Griffin Fragio and ran out to 6 yard line, where Dante Reid took a knee to run the clock out for another Tualatin win, 44-20.