Reports for games played Oct. 15
Canby 22, Tigard White 20
The Tigard third/fourth-grade White (4-2) team took a tough loss on the road 22-20 against the unde-feated Canby Cougars.
The Tigers came to town ready to play. After winning the coin toss and deferring until the second half the Tiger kickoff team set the tone for this hard hitting game when Markess Sturm (#14) lit up the would be return man for no gain.
The defenses for both teams held serve in the first quarter, which ended in a 0-0 tie. Tigard took advan-tage of their first opportunity of the second quarter scoring with a balanced drive headlined by a long pass down the left sideline from quarterback Tony Fair (#10) to Brett Moss (#29) for 45 yards into Cougar territory. From there the Tigers leaned on tough blocking by an offensive line anchored by Donavan Grimes (#76), Demitrius Porcelli (#68) and downhill running by halfback Max Lenzy (#19) to get on the scoreboard first 6-0. The score seemed to wake up the sleeping Cougars and on their next possession began to break off one long run after another scoring just before the halftime horn and taking an 8-6 halftime lead.
The third quarter was a nightmare for the Tigers, allowing the Cougars to recover two onside kicks and score touchdowns after each one taking a 22-6 lead into the fourth quarter.
The fourth quarter was gut check time for the Tigers and did they ever step up to the challenge Coach Ryan and the rest coaching staff gave them. The defense flexed their muscle and shut down the Cougars vaunted running attack. The outside running lanes that had been open in the second and third quarters were effectively shut down by defensive ends Johnny Nomani (#77) and Spencer Nelson (#60) and outside linebackers Lincoln Woodhouse (#82) and Aidan Ryan (#21). That sent the Canby running backs to try the middle to run out the clock. Regrettably for them that is where linebackers Jake Alton (#32), Kevin Pixley (#38) and Lenzy patrol.
With 7 minutes left in the game the Tigers took the ball down 22-6; on their first play from scrimmage Lenzy got loose down the right sideline for a 70 yard touchdown run bringing the entire team and fan base to life. After forcing another Canby punt; it seemed like someone hit the replay button when Lenzy weaved through the entire Cougar defense sprinting down the sideline for another long touchdown run and after Nomani blasted a 2-point kick through the uprights the score was 22-20. The game seemed to be out of reach when the Cougars recovered an attempted Tigard onside kick with just over 2 minutes left in the ballgame. Apparently no one told the Tigers, who forced a fumble and recovered it on the 50 yardline with under a minute to play. For a third week; the game was not decided until the last series of the game. Unfor-tunately for the Tigers there was just not enough time left on the clock to pull off the miraculous come-back.
Win or lose; the third/fourth-grade White team played Tiger football until the final horn. Stand tall fellas you left it all out on field!!
After a 5 week stretch on the road the Tigers will take on the Scappoose Indians in the friendly confines of Tigard High School on Saturday.
Wilsonville def. Tualatin Grey
The Tualatin Grey third/fourth-grade football team met Wilsonville Saturday, at Tualatin High School with Wilsonville coming out on top.
Tualatin worked to slow down the Wilsonville offensive attack with Cade McCarthy, Drew DeLozier, Brandon Beasley, and Richard Piazza notching strong tackles. Brock Gydesen pulled down a Wilsonville pass for a much needed takeaway giving Tualatin the ball back, and Sonny Edward broke through the Wilsonville offensive line to sack the quarterback.
On the offensive side of the ball, Tualatin struggled to put together sustained drives. Drew DeLozier was able to break free for for several long gains on the ground. The Tualatin Gray third/fourth graders will next take on Hillsboro at Hare field Saturday at 11 a.m.
Tualatin Black 32, Hillsboro Blue 0
The Wolves third/fourth-grade Black team took its 3-1-1 record on the road this weekend landing at Hare Field in Hillsboro to face a Spartan team that had been playing well as of late. With the early draw, the Wolves started on defense just after 9 am an immediately woke up the Spartans with 2 QB sacks and a quick 4 and out! Jake Reser, Sam Smith and Aidan Lippy were in on the plays as the Wolves showed early intensity that would continue throughout the entire contest. The Wolves offense started in Spartan territory and quickly capitalized on the second play from scrimmage with Davis Friesen continuing his torrid pace and scoring from 32 yards out to take the lead 6-0.
With Hillsboro looking to get even, they tried a left edge run only to be contained and brought down by Joel Waits who was playing inspired defense making 3 tackles in the series and leading the Wolves De-fense to another 4 and out! Tualatin got the ball back and began the second quarter with the most exciting run of the season! Sam Smith took the handoff up the middle and ran into a pack of Spartans. Keeping his feet moving and his legs driving, Smith somehow emerged from the pack only to find another defender directly in his path. Smith threw out a nasty spin move that left the would be tackler empty handed then bounced off 2 more defenders, stayed on his feet and got into the secondary for an amazing 56 yard TD run that would have easily made ESPN's plays of the Week!
The Wolves defense now with a 12-0 cushion, continued to play fantastic defense. Casey Raz broke into the backfield and sacked the QB for a loss to set up another third and long. This play was followed by another crushing blow by linebacker Aidan Lippy who was beginning to put together his best game of the season. The Wolves defense sprinted off the field and were greeted by high fives, fist pumps and loud cheers from the players, coaches and fans! The offense however, was matching the defenses performance play for play by breaking off big chunks of yards with every rush. The offensive line was simply overpow-ering with key blocks from Mikel Madarieta and Sean Irvin. The Wolves found themselves at the Spartan 20 yard line with 4 minutes remaining in the first half when Blake Jackson ran a keeper around the right side for his first TD of the season! Not done yet, Jackson takes off his shoe and proceeds to kick in the 2 point conversion giving his squad a 20-0 lead.
The Spartans take the field again and look lost as the Wolves begin to blitz and completely take them out of their game plan. The Wolves again spend little time on the field and give the ball back to the offense. Once again, the Wolves bite is painful as they turn Sam Smith loose for his second TD scamper of the ballgame from 34 yards out! Tualatin takes a commanding 26-0 lead into the half with the excellent all around football.
The second half began with Sean Irvin pouncing on an attempted on side kick and securing the rock for the offense. The first play from scrimmage was a 15 yard reception by Jake Reser who began to showcase his offensive skills. A few plays later Coach Jackson dialed up Reser's number again and he answered with a 24 TD run which earned him high fives from his entire team! The Wolves push the score to 32-0 and send the D back out to keep the shutout intact. The Spartan offense turns to the passing attack to slow down the Wolves lethal run defense and keep the offense off the field. The Spartans make a few completions and try some trickery but the Wolves defense was not about to be fooled and shuts down another attempted possession. The Wolves offense evaporated most of the third quarter with a balanced attack of pounding runs and an occasional pass.
The fourth quarter started with the red defense. They did not disappoint as Caleb Richards got his first tackle of the season and the Cade Tillema finished the series with a TD saving tackle that kept the Spartans out of the end zone! The offense took over once more and ran another QB keeper for Cade Tillema who burst outside and had a sure score but showed his QB intelligence by running the ball out of bounds and keeping the league commissioner from diving into the head Coaches wallet! This was followed by a slick reverse play that Riley MacLean broke to the edge. He was on his way to pay dirt for a certain TD when he also realized that running out of bounds was the sportsmanlike play! The game finished on defense and fittingly ended with Cole Van Valin recording the teams 9th sack of the day and sealing up a 32-0 victory.
The Tualatin ¾ Black squad pushes their record to 4-1-1 and seems to be hitting full stride. Their only loss came in week 1 to a Tigard team that barely squeaked by the same Hillsboro team that the young Wolves handled on Saturday. I think the Wolves wish they could have that game back and would gladly accept a rematch.
The offensive player of the game was Sam Smith with his dynamic runs and 2 TD's. The defensive player of the game was Aidan Lippy who recorded 11 tackles and 5 sacks. The Wolves entire team played the best game of the season with everyone on the team contributing and staying disciplined. These boys are now showing all of us how special they are! Keep up the awesome work boys and get another win against Canby! Go Wolves!!
Sherwood Black, West Linn Gold play to OT
Sherwood third/fourth-grade Black vs. West Linn's Gold team. A congratulations to both teams on a hard fought overtime game. Aiden Scott picked off a West Linn pass to stop the Lions and give Sherwood possession early in the contest. Nonetheless it would be a scoreless defensive first half.
After the half Phil Resch mowed down the competition on his way to the end zone to put Sherwood on the board. Brayden Zoloske, Ian Glenn, Ethan Irby, Kaden Flesher, Justin Engel, Seth Schoenert, Nathan Meili, and Matthew Roelle turned the plays to the inside and blocked for the backs on the outside to help the Sherwood Black Team. It was a great team effort by every single team member Saturday. We are proud of your tenacity and effort! , Resch, and Engel limited the scoring drives by West Linn. Jackson Higgens, Christopher Man, Hunter Christensen, Cole Agnew, Spencer Cherry, Glenn, Derry, Hannan, Zoloske, Hekker, Bandy, Grant Churilla, Jimenez Abarca, Wyatt Sands and Jacob Gebhart blocked and held the line all day long against a big and physical West Linn Team.
After a Jackson Hannon Sherwood kickoff recovery Solomon Bandy would run for another Sherwood touchdown. Irby knocked a kick through the uprights. Jase Derry picked off another West Linn pass to regain possession but West Linn would capitalize on some Sherwood miscues to force overtime. Solid tackling by Aidan Cook, Abram Nelson, Chase Soukup, Flesher.
Sherwood Red def. Wilson
The Sherwood third/fourth-grade Red Knights had a great time a in week six as every member on the team had a ton of playing experience. The Red Knights played the Trojans of Wilson and were fortunate enough to come away with a win. Great job on the team victory guys.
Canby def. Sherwood Black
If heart was all it took to win, fifth/sixth-grade Black would be undefeated. Although Canby came out on top, our knights didn't make it easy.
With persistent carries by Jordan Gregory, Ethan Elmore, Payton Churilla, Spencer Junkin and Jacob Reuter we gave the Canby defense a run for their money. Our O-Line, Jacob Cole, Josh Milligan, McKinley Gillum and Jordan Gregory kept the Canby lead within reach. Tremendous effort was every-where. We had beautiful passes by Churilla successfully caught once by Junkin and again by Reuter, an outstanding pass interception attempt by Marcus McCoy, a brilliant interception by Jacob Cole and TD's by and Spencer Junkin and Jordan Gregory.
Our boys showed undeniable Sherwood pride., Jayden Cuthbertson, Kyle Gravley, Jackson Barton, Spencer Shadbolt, Marcus McCoy, Austin Cornett, Isaac Day, Jadon Whitely, Cameron Cedillo, Daniel Whisler, Zachary Everhart, Christopher Gonzalez, and Jacob Whisler didn't hesitate to step in and give 100% on their assignments. Tackles by Carter Atkins, Noah Eliason, Kyle Light, James Kuntz, Daniel Miller, Billy Hale, Andrew Jaroslow, Carter Atkins, Jayden Cuthbertson, Jackson Barton, Spencer Shad-bolt and Kaleb Bailey did a great job opening holes allowing our QB's, Payton Churilla, Josh Milligan and Jacob Reuter to run their plays.
Everywhere you looked Sherwood Knights where showing undeniable determination.
Sherwood Red 40, Liberty Gold 14
The fifth/sixth-grade Red Knighs won for the second consecutive week over a very good Liberty Gold team, 40-14.
It was an outstanding team effort to go on the road and get a convincing victory. The Knights were led by Ryan Scroggin, who rushed for over 200 yards on the day and scored 4 Touchdowns! Also scoring on Saturday were Carsen Christensen and Cade Chidester, who caught a pass from QB Wyatt Zettlemoyer for a 15 yard score. The Offensive line played outstanding again this week, led by Black Knight, Will New-berry. Joining Will on the line were Jesus Brenes, Sage Dunaway, Colin Anderson, Travis Harvey, Reece Barnard and Isaac Woidyla.
All in all, another outstanding game by a team that is getting better and better every week. , Riley Sand-ers, Michael Antrim, Travis Harvey and Michael Klapp. The Knights Defense swarmed to the ball all day and Cade DeMeyer led the charge with 7 big tackles from his Hawk position.
Jaret Scott also had a great day at Hawk and Alex Calhoun and Jack Murphy wreaked havoc from their Line Backer spots. The Knights were also able to shut down Liberty's runs outside with great Secondary play led by Trevor Cary, Nathan Ross, Cade Chidester, Alex Foley, Jacob Musselman, Mitchell Foster, Sam Ettlestein, Mitchell Leach, Riley Sanders, Charlie Bulfinch.
Sherwood Black 40, Southridge Black 6
The Sherwood Varsity Black traveled to Beaverton for a late game against Southridge Red. Coming off a loss against Beaverton Black, the Knights came ready to play, scoring 14 points in the first quarter. At halftime they led 26 to 6 and then scored two TDs in the third quarter, making the final score 40-6. Sher-wood's offense controlled the line of scrimmage, opening gaping holes for the backs to cruise through. The Knights' right guard, Adam Vasquez delivers the key blocks, Lukas Adams and Fuller. The Knights' de-fense was able to keep Southridge to 128 yards and 14 first downs. Sherwood's leading tacklers were: Aiello (7), Vasquez (5), Matthew Man (4) and Nikolas Blake (3).
The Sherwood offense racked up a total of 297 yards, 208 yards rushing and 89 yards passing with 19 first downs. Contributing to the rushing total were: Gage Fuller (58 yards), TJ Toivonen (45 yards), Cam Clem (41 yards), Bryce Aiello (26 yards), Brendon Wexted- Hand (21 yards), Austin Shadbolt (19 yards), and Logan Shelton (5 yards).
Quarterbacks Sandis Chhay (3-3) and Wexted-Hand (1-1) threw to Ryan Milligan, Blake Gravley, clear-ing the way for the stable of speedy running backs. He not only sustains powerful blocks, but as a member of the linebacker core, he delivers hits like a sledge hammer. In recognition of his efforts in the over the season, the coaches awarded Vasquez the Black Knight jersey
Next week, the Sherwood Varsity Black will host West Linn Black at 7 pm.
Sherwood Grey vs. St. Helens Gold
A crisp fall sunny morning greeted the Sherwood third/fourth-grade Grey Knights as they face St. Hel-ens Gold last Saturday. Offensively the Knights were led by Nappe with 174 yards and 1 TD, Shelton with 123 yards while QB Schafer dashed for 53 yards to score a TD. Krieger scored the only successful PAT while plays by Severson, Granqiust, Polanco, Matzinger, Carr, Yohe, Wolf, Coenen and Harvey further contributed to the Knight's total rushing yards.
Severson led Sherwood's scorching defense with 4 tackles and 2 assists, Carr had 4 tackles and 1 assist and Nappe came up with 4 tackles and 1 assist. Matzinger garnered 3 tackles and 2 assists, Fahland had 3 tackles and 1 assist, Shelton produced 3 tackles and 2 assists, Schafer made 3 tackles and 2 assists and Cady garnered 3 tackles and 3 assists. Other strong defensive playing by Krieger with 1 tackle and 1 assist, Polanco with 1 tackle and Harvey coming up with an assist helped to further stuff the St. Helens offense.
Shayegi, Smith and Schultz collectively helped their team. Great QB play by Schafer empowered Fah-land, Stormont, Zettlemoyer and Potter to rack up positive yards for their team.
Congratulations to Daniel Matzinger for the Black Knight Award and to Ely Potter for Fitz Patch Hon-ors!
These Grey Knights are working hard for their last game of the season as they travel to Hillsboro to face the Hillsboro Blue Saturday at 9 a.m.
Tualatin Grey 18, Rex Putnam 12
Tualatin Grey fifth/sixth-grade won a barn-burner at home against Rex Putnam Saturday. With two sec-onds left in the fourth quarter, the Kingsmen had fourth and less than one, to tie the game. The gritty Wolves defensive line held on for the stop and the win. It was a great team effort supported by a good crowd and our Tualatin cheer squad.
The Timberwolves struck fast in the first quarter, with back to back first downs and a first possession score from Derek Leneve. Other high points of the first quarter were; Armaad Hubbard's nice defensive tackle for a Putnam loss. Jackson Redding, Kameron Harvey, and Jackson Rose all had impressive runs up the middle. Culminating with Branden Beyers' athletic interception, making this one of our best quarters of football thus far this season.
Some of the defensive linemen who assisted the effort were; JC Kaufman, Jasper McVey, Caleb Ariz-mendi, and Alfonso Conchola. All of them had worked hard all year and their efforts are paying off in a big way for the team. Tyler Lummus and Joe Gydesen help lead the special teams insuring a balanced effort.
In the second quarter Jabril Green spun his way, as he broke tackles, displaying a pro-caliber run. Kam-eron Harvey juggled a fourth down pass, for a magical completion, to keep the drive alive. Setting up Branden Beyer's touchdown run to end the quarter with Tualatin Grey up 12 - 0. An inspirational moment came after Avery Garlock shook off a bone crushing hit before halftime.
The second half got ugly fast with Connor Lennehan's aggressive tackle and Ryan Mitten blocking a pass he nearly intercepted. Kameron Harvey's leaping hands-only interception in the third quarter, set up the Armaad Hubbard touchdown, that kept the pressure on the Rex Putnam team.
The Kingsmen did not give up without a fight. After scoring their first touchdown in the fourth quarter, Rex Putnam successfully recovered an on-side kick. This quickly made it a game, with them trailing only by six, having three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. The rest is history as Coach Green and his team celebrated the well earned and hard-fought win.
Tualatin varsity 16, Westview 6
Game 6 of the season brought the Wolves Varsity team their only home game on the turf and the first home game since week 2 and what a dogfight it was.
Tualatin wanted to come out and put a complete game together from the start to a strong finish and so they did even with adversity from penalties and fumbles.
The first quarter started with Grant Nielson sendind the kick into the end zone giving Westview the ball on the 20. Even with hard tackles by Chris Fishback,Jordan McGowen Vince Hendricks,Ryan Hecker,Grant Nielson and Tucker Trost Westview got to a fourth and 1 when a quarterback sneak got the first down. On the next play a pass attempt was picked off by Chris Fishback to give the Wolves their first possession.
Tualatin got a couple of good gains on running plays by Chase Anderson and a first down pass comple-tion from Dante Reid to Declan Asay but had to trade punts with Westview through most of the balance of the first quarter with a fumble giving the visitors the ball to end the first and start the second when the Wolves defense started to get the upper hand.
Westview's punt and the return gave Tualatin good field position and on the first play from scrimmage Dante Reid hit Chase Anderson on a flare pass and got outside of the defense to the end zone for the first score of the game followed by a good point after kick. The kick return was stopped short by Jackson Hale and Ben Rahier and then Westin Groth tackled and stripped the ball from the Westview runner, but the Wolves could'nt capitalize on the turnover and gave the ball back on another fumble.
Tualatin's defense stepped up again and with Danny Williams,Blake McDill ,Jackson Hale and Zach Reyhnolds leading the way forced Westview to punt away, but the fumble gremlin hit again giving West-view good field position which they used to get to the 4 yard line when a quarterback sneak put them on the scoreboard, but failed to convert on the extra point.
The Wolves went 3 and out after the kick return and relied on the defense to get them to the end of the half and Griffin Fragiao stepped up big with pass defense and prevented a determined visitor from getting into the end zone even with an interference call and time expired with the score 8-6 Tualatin.
Tualatin got the ball to start the second half and from their own 25 Dante Reid got the ball into Chase Anderson's hands and chase ran through and past the Westview defense for his second score of the game and another good point after kick.
The rest of the second half was a fight with the Wolve's defense line of Marquis Saucedo,Ivan Enriquez,Oliver Price and a big hit by Alex Schmidt working with the linebackers, Austin Sweeney and the D backs, Ty Callahan , Ben Ferguson and Marcus LaBar to keep the Wildcats out of the end zone and the Tualatin offense with gains by the running backs behind blocking from Danny Williams, Jackson Hale, Grant Nielson and Maequis Saucedo wearing down the visitors defense the Wolves finished a tough game with a winning score of 16-6.