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Reports for games played Oct. 22

Tualatin Grey def. Hillsboro

Coach Joe Warren had his Tualatin Grey third/fourth-grade football team ready to play Saturday against the Hillsboro Spartans, defeating Hillsboro at Hare Field by a decisive margin.

After holding the Spartans to a four and out, Tualatin took over for their first offensive series. Richard Piazza broke free for a long run, followed by a Keenan Speer end around run for a touchdown. Tualatin never looked back piling up six unanswered touchdowns against Hillsboro. Drew DeLozier caught a pass for a touchdown and followed that with a two point-after kick through the uprights.

Drew also returned the second half kickoff for a touchdown. Mitchell Gores leveled a key block on a Hillsboro tackler to break open a lane for Keenan Spear to run for a 50 yard gain on a broken play. Bran-don Beasley capped off the day by rumbling into the endzone to score Tualatin's final touchdown. Defen-sively, Tualatin all but shut down the Hillsboro offense.

Brad Elmgren notched a strong open field tackle. Brett Gydesen stepped up with a strong defensive ef-fort, and Jacob Pickett stopped a Hillsboro receiver deep in opponent's territory on a kickoff. Tualatin Grey plays its final game this Saturday.

Tigard White 35, Scappoose 0

The Tigard third/fourth-grade White (5-2) team got back on track against the Scappoose Indians with a 35-0 win.

Both Tiger quarterbacks (Tony Fair #10 and Ben Barbee #2) ran the offense to perfection behind a mo-tivated line that includes Ben Yuzon #71, Jayden Frederickson #78, Donovan Grimes #76 and Demitrius Porcelli #68. That freed the talented running back trio of Max Lenzy #19, Jake Alton #32 and Kevin Pixley #38 to do what they do best; which is gaining yardage in huge chunks. After establishing the running attack the Tigers took to the air with great catches made by Braden Gourde #36 and Brett Moss #29.

All season the Tigers have leaned on their defense to dominate the game and this week was no excep-tion. The Indians had no luck getting beyond a line that includes Johnny Nomani #77, Spencer Nelson #60 and Zachary McKnight #62. While the D-Line held firm; the linebacking corp. that includes Lincoln Woodhouse #82, Aidan Ryan #21 and Kolby Shimojima #41 were free to swarm sideline to sideline and The defensive backfield that includes Filipe Hernandez #85, Markess Sturm #14 and Daulton Johnson #87 made sure that no one got deep and shutdown the Scappoose passing attack all game.

The Tigard White team is looking forward to their medal game against Lake Oswego Navy on Saturday. Go Tigers!!!

Beaverton 12, Tualatin Cardinal 0

Saturday's early morning clouds gave way to beautiful sunshine. Tualatin's third/fourth-grade Cardinal team experienced some offensive clouds that refused to give way as they fell to the Beaverton Beavers 12-0.

Impressively, Tualatin's ball carriers continued to rebound and shine despite taking some crushing blows from Beaverton's big defenders. Sam Noland completed multiple passes to Brett Beyer, some for key first downs. Nate Lummus ran some of the toughest, grittiest yardage of the season. Sam Noland turned in some remarkable QB runs that thrilled the fans.

Nicholas Moreland displayed a remarkable knack for running the ball. He had a huge 40 yard that was vacated by a penalty, but he used a crafty cut back move on multiple occasions to turn would be losses into impressive gains. The Cardinal offensive line fought valiantly against a very large and skilled Beaverton defense.

The Cardinal defensive was stifling for most the game. The game was primarily played in the middle of the field with very little red zone action. If not for two break away runs by Beaverton this game would have been a classic defensive battle. Defensive highlights include an interception by Ian Hildreth as the first half expired to prevent a Beaverton scoring threat and repeated tackles for loss by Lummus, Noland, and Trevor Hebert. Nolan Fragiao was especially active on defense.

The scoreboard may not have shined in Tualatin's favor Saturday, but the ferocious Tualatin team showed so much promise that Tualatin High School can anticipate reigning as champions in the years to come.

Tualatin Black 16, Canby 14

The Tualatin Black third/fourth-grade Wolves drew the Canby Cougars at home for their last regular season game in what turned out to be an epic battle. The undefeated Cougars showed up looking to con-tinue their perfect season and leave Tualatin with a League Championship. The Cougars started the game with the ball, took the first possession down the field and 5 plays later punched it in to take an early 6-0 lead. Typically in a situation like this the home crowd gets uneasy but the Timberwolves faithful seemed to have an obvious confidence in their boys. The Wolves Sam Smith secured a short kickoff that could have easily gotten into the Cougars hands and the offense took the field. Aidan Lippy began the drive by follow-ing Casey Raz off up the middle for a 13 yard gain. This was followed by a nice 30yd cutback run by fourth grade sensation Davis Friesen who followed that up with a 4yd TD scamper to even the score. 'Shoeless' Blake Jackson gives the Wolves a 2 point edge with a beautiful kick that would have been good from the 30 yard line!

The Cougars second series on offense was an 8 minute drive that had 12 plays and two different fourth down conversions. Although the drive ended in a score, it was clear that the Wolves defense had figured out the Cougars offensive scheme. They began to key in on the Cougars running back and put a few licks on him that would ultimately catch up with him in the second half. The teams traded short offensive pos-sessions for the majority of the second quarter as halftime drew closer. With 2 minutes to go in the half, the Cougars were stopped dead in their tracks with big defensive plays from Riley MacLean, Aidan Lippy and Austin Donahue. The Wolves got the ball back with just over a minute remaining before halftime and looked to make some noise. The first play from scrimmage was a newly implemented pitch toss to Cade Tillema who sprung outside of Sean Irvin's block, saw some daylight and was off to the races with a 44 yard TD run that knotted things up at 14 a piece. Once again, 'Shoeless' Blake Jackson bangs in another 2 pointer and the Wolves take a narrow 16-14 lead into halftime.

The second half began with the Wolves on offense but they had to punt to the Cougars who took over on their own 25 yard line. The Cougars moved the ball to midfield and looked as if they were going to continue down the field when the Wolves D flipped a switch and started to dominate with big hits and great team defense! The Cougars went for it on fourth down but the play was sniffed out by the linebackers and the drive was stopped. The Wolves offense went back out on the field with 2 minutes remaining and marched the ball down to the Cougar 30 yard line with nice runs from Jackson and Lippy before finally stalling out but pinning the Cougars deep in their own territory.

The fourth quarter was underway with the Wolves on Defense and they had no intentions of allowing any more points. They showed the fans why they should be considered the best defense in the league by shutting down the Cougar attack over and over again! With 4 minutes remaining in the game and the Cou-gar offense threatening, Davis Friesen made a great third down tackle to set up yet another fourth down attempt. The ball was given to the Cougar back and Sam Smith made the tackle of the season to end the drive! The Wolves offense ran the ball and forced Canby to use all of their timeouts giving the Cougars just over a minute to try and move the ball 70 yards to win the game. The Wolves Defense was once again up for the challenge playing flawless defense by holding the Cougars scoreless in the second half and handing them their first loss of the season!

The Tualatin ¾ Black squad played an outstanding football game earning themselves a 5-1-1 record and a co-championship in their division! They head into the medal game this weekend with confidence and look to continue their winning ways. Great regular season Wolves!

Sherwood Red 39, Hillsboro White 9

The fifth/sixth-grade Red Knights made it three consecutive victories on Saturday with a convincing win over Hillsboro White by a score of 39-9. It was a wire to wire win for the Knights who jumped out to an early lead thanks to a Pick 6 from Trevor Cary.

Trevor stepped in front of a pass by Hillsboro's QB and returned the interception 40 yards for the score. On Sherwood's first offensive possession Ryan Scroggin scampered for a 39 yard TD run to make it 14-0 Knights. Shortly after that, Cade Chidester got down to the 2 yard line on a great 41 yard run which was aided by some excellent downfield blocking from Alex Calhoun, Wyatt Zettlemoyer and Reece Barnard. Alex Calhoun capped off that drive with a 2 yard TD run for his first score of the year. Trevor Cary got into the act on offense as well with a 48 yard TD run, Calhoun scored his second TD of the game and the Knights scoring concluded with a 4 yard TD pass from Zettlemoyer to Travis Harvey.

The Knights stout defense was led by Michael Klapp, Cary, Nick Garrison, Riley Sanders and Alex Foley. Foley and Isaac Woidyla both had interceptions to thwart drives by Hillsboro late in the game. Every Red Knight contributed to this victory and next Saturday they look forward to a showdown with Scappoose Black for a spot in the playoffs. Great win Knights!

Sherwood varsity Black 22, West Linn Black 19

The Sherwood Varsity Black played host to West Linn Black in what was a showdown between two 5-1 teams. When the final buzzer sounded, the reality lived up to the pre-game hype, with Sherwood winning 22-19. West Linn led 13-0 at half-time, and after a scoreless third quarter, the Knights scored three touch downs in the final period.

The turning point was a fourth and goal interception by Nolan Todd that he returned 98 yards for a touchdown. In the tough games there are always key players that tip the balance to victory. Many times the unsung hero is from the line - making the critical block or tackle. This week one of those key players was Cameron Clem. Cam plays center, defensive tackle and sometimes fullback. In recognition of his efforts outstanding contributions, the coaches awarded Clem the Black Knight jersey.

The Knight's defense leading tacklers were: Chhay (6), Shadbolt (6), Fuller (5), Adam Vasquez (4), Bryce Aiello (3), Todd (3) and Wexted-Hand (3). As the score reflects, these teams were evenly matched. Sherwood's offense racked up a total of 236 yards, 218 rushing and 18 passing, with 15 first downs. West Linn's offense had 241 total yards, 180 rushing and 61 passing with 16 first downs. Contributing to Sher-wood's rushing total were: Brendon Wexted-Hand (124 yards), Austin Shadbolt (73 yards) and TJ Toivonen (13 yards) also, Gage Fuller caught a 19 yard pass from Sandis Chhay.

Next week, the Sherwood Varsity Black will host Aloha Gold at 1 p.m.

Sherwood Black def. Tigard Black

Saturday's fifth/sixth-grade Black Knight game against Tigard Black was definitely one to watch.

Our Knights went head to head in the first quarter with tremendous defense and consistent movement up the field by Ethan Elmore, Payton Churilla, Jacob Reuter, Marcus McCoy, Josh Milligan, Kyle Gravley, Daniel Whisler, Zachary Everhart, Bryce Parrott, Spencer Shadbolt, Jacob Cole, Spencer Junkin, and espe-cially Jordan Gregory. In the second quarter Elmore snagged a phenomenal interception, Gregory had an outstanding QB sack and Junkin scored a TD putting us on the board.

This was followed by a PAT by Gregory. Sherwood Knights where showing undeniable determination with three successful kick returns by Gravley and Monster tackles by Jayden Cuthbertson, Austin Cornett, Carter Atkins, Jacob Reuter, and Jacob Whisler Led to a third quarter TD by Elmore, Kyle Gravley, Spencer Junkin and Jackson Barton. It was easy to see out Knights had shut down the Tigard offense. Nothing was getting by Gregory and Barton had a monster tackle preventing a Tigard PAT. With several crucial downs and sweeps to the outside our Knights owned the second half. Outstanding performances by James Kuntz, Kyle Light, Kaleb Bailey, Daniel Miller, Andrew Jaroslow, McKinley Gillum, Jadon Whitely, Christopher Gonzalez, Cameron Cedillo, Isaac Day, Josh Milligan, Marcus McCoy, PAT by Billy Hale and two fourth quarter TD's by Junkin.

You got LOVE IT when a plan comes together!, GLORIOUS….VICTORIOUS!!!

Sherwood Black ties Clackamas Red in OT

Wow, what can be said, another overtime game for the Sherwood third/fourth-grade Black Team against Clackamas Red.

What an amazing team effort on a day filled with tough tackling, big hits and great blocking. Kudos to the line of Brayden Zoloske, Ethan Irby, Kaden Flesher, Spencer Cherry, Sam Stobie, and Chase Soukup made all the difference getting the backs positive yards. Solomon Bandy scampered down the field for big yards while Nick Hekker followed great blocking to sneak into the end zone for 2 touchdowns in regula-tion with critical kicks made by Ethan Irby to keep Sherwood even with Clackamas. Christopher Man and Aiden Scott both stopped touchdown runs for Clackamas that proved crucial.

The battle would continue into overtime with Sherwood getting Philip Resch into the end zone for the go ahead score followed by, another successful Irby kick! Sherwood hung on for the tie against Clackamas. You have all improved so much this season. Great job Sherwood Black: you are a great bunch of kids; we are proud of you! You did an amazing job slowing the fast Clackamas offense down and limiting their scoring while keeping Sherwood Black in the game. Great blocking by Abram Nelson, Jase Derry, Jackson Hannan, Justin Engel, Ian Glenn, Seth Schoenert, Wyatt Sands, Jimenez Abarca, Grant Churilla, Aidan Cook, Nathan Meili, Matthew Roelle, Cole Agnew, Christopher Man, Jackson Higgins, Jacob Gebhart, Hunter Christensen, Aiden Scott, for battling on offense and defense all morning long.

Sherwood Grey 27, Hillsboro Blue 20

The third/fourth-grade Grey Knights performed well against the Hillsboro Blue team in a good game on the road last Saturday ultimately emerging triumphant 27-20.

Sherwood's offensive line, led by Cady, Smith, Severson, Matzinger, Shayegi, McLachlan, Potter, Krieger, Zettlemoyer and Matzinger all came up with 1 tackle while Severson, Carr and Cady assisted their teammates in holding the Hillsboro in check. Overall, it was a fun game and a great way to end the regular season. Congratulations to Sam Shayegi for Black Knight and Hunter Krieger for Fitz Patch Honors!, Stuckey, Yohe, Wolf, Bishoff and McLachlan to help their team gain 315 yards on the day.

Defensively, the Knights were unstoppable including 9 tackles and 1 assist by Shelton, 4 tackles and 3 assists by Cady and 6 tackles by Nappe. Stormont delivered 3 tackles and 1 assist and Schafer had 2 tack-les. Smith, dashed for 28 yards in 7 carries and scored a touchdown, while Zettlemoyer ran for 21 yards in 4 carries. Severson kicked a successful PAT and Ben 'Mini Fridge' Heimark was busy handling most of the kick-off duties.

Additional carries by Potter, Stormont, Krieger, Cady and Harvey combined great blocking by Coenen, Shayegi, Carr, Granquist, Polanco, Bishoff, Heimark and Schultz faced a well-coached Hillsboro team. Nappe led his team with 151 yards in 10 carries and 3 TDs, while Shelton ran for 55 yards in 9 carries and snagged an interception. QB Schafer passed for 54 yards.

Clackamas 24, Tualatin Grey 6

The Tualatin Grey 5/6 football team traveled to hostile territory as they took on the undefeated Clacka-mas Cavaliers away Saturday. In the first half the Grey defensive effort had more than a few stand-out moments.

Jabril Green and Connor Lennehan provided stunning quarterback sacks, back to back, for big losses. Another tremendous sack was bestowed by Dane Norlin Three sacks in the half was a record for the Grey and stunned the undefeated Cavaliers who lead 12-0 at the half.

The offense and defensive linemen have really begun to work together to provide the foundation for league-wide respect. Ryan Mitton, Logan Mante, Tyler Madden, Alfonso Conchola, Levi Forslund, Jasper McVey, Thomas Shadel and Armaad Hubbard consistently hammered the Cavalier blockers.

In the fourth quarter Jabril Green provided a pro- bowl worthy hit that fired up the team and crowd. The hit was so massive that it knocked out one of Jabril's baby teeth and I am sure was rewarded handsomely by the Tooth Fairy! Long runs from Derek Leneve and Jackson Rose set up the sole touchdown for Bran-den Beyer. Ryan Mitton also made sure the Cavaliers remembered the Grey Wolves with his own goodbye gift with a huge Quarterback sack.

The Cavaliers won the game 24-6 with the Tualatin Grey providing the best opposition they had seen to date. Coaches Green, Rose, Redding, Beyer and Norlin remained optimistic with the outcome and look forward to the final game of the season against Oregon City away this Saturday.

Tualatin Black 38, Putnam Green 6

Week 7 and a cool autumn breeze carried in a match-up of the last two unbeaten TVYFL Landry Con-ference teams to battle for reign of their division, fifth/sixth-grade powerhouses Tualatin Timberwolves (Black) and Rex Putnam Kingsmen (Green). The victory left the Wolves alone atop the standing in their quest for the division crown.

The 38-6 final score suggests the usual dominance of the Wolves' offense but a strong argument can be made that the game was won by the power and might of their defense. It would be the defense first put to the test. After the Wolves' steely-eyed captains, Drew Felder, Cameron Boothby, Thomas Harvey, and Lucas Diggins returned with the result of the opening coin toss the defense pressed into action and an-chored in at their own 37-yard line.

Initially the Timberwolves' defense bent under the weight the Kingsmen's strong offensive line which earned their side some tough yards and a first down to open the game. But the Wolves' Derek Pinto, Beau Thompson, James Cecilliani and Drew Felder quickly surged back and controlled the line of scrimmage with strong tackling and punishing hits on would be Putnam invaders. With the line now secured Tualatin defense ends Mathew Palmer and Nathan Erickson methodically poured in from their outside position leaving Wolves' linebackers and cornerbacks to easily defend the passes or ignite their blitzes.

The Rex Putnam defense did manage a score on their next possession to tie the game at 6-6. It would be their last of the day as the Wolves defense held back their strong opponent series after series. Crushing linebacker and defensive-end play by Garrett Boesflug and Jason Wisler on key downs continuously put the Kingsmen in tough situations from which they could not overcome. Kaholn Eyman also had a key sack in the second quarter and was in on many Wolves swarming tackles.

While it Wolves' defense that successfully hunted down the prey it was the offense that delivered the (scoring) feast each time they got their hands on the ball. Drake Harris' 1-yard TD run put Tualatin on the board first. 6-0 Tualatin. Harris would also score a second TD later in the game that literally put the game out of reach of Rex Putnam. Explosive, whirlwind running back Michael Saucedo's sweeping 13-yard carry put Tualatin up 12-6 with 5:44 in the second quarter. It was 18-6 at the half after the Timberwolves' QB Lucas Noland snuck through the Kingsmen' defense for a 9-yard score with 2:02 left. Noland set up his score with an exciting 53-yard pass to Spencer Smith. The catch would not be Smith only highlight of the game, as he would later score twice himself with powerful runs of 30 and 70 yards to cap the scoring.

The win was the Timberwolves sixth of the season with no defeats. With the same effort and determina-tion the Wolves' commanded in their chilling battle with the Kingsmen they are virtually guaranteed to pursue the glory of their quest from their perch atop the division. Go Timberwolves!