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Reports for games played Oct. 29

Lakeridge def. Tualatin Grey

The Tualatin Grey third/fourth-grade football team wrapped up their season Saturday, falling to a tough Pacer team at Lakeridge High School.

The Timberwolves showed flashes strong play, putting together two offensive drives deep into the Lak-eridge side of the field. Keenan Speer continued to improve for Tualatin adding several long runs. Jacob Pickett caught a pass and Drew DeLozier kept the Lakeridge defense on their heels.

On defense Josh Boespflug, Richard Piazza, and Jacob Pickett played hard, tackling Lakeridge ball car-riers, and Sonny Edward continued his strong line play on both sides of the ball.

Tualatin Black 37, Oregon City Black 7

Tualatin Timberwolves fifth/sixth-grade Black team finishes the regular season undefeated in an easy, uncompetitive drubbing of winless Oregon City Pioneers Black team, 37-7.

The Wolves' win marked a season for a team dedicated to playing and winning with discipline, focus, and class. This approach epitomizes the goals of youth sports, and in this aspect Tualatin not only achieved these goals but exceeded them with the well-earned undefeated season. Some teams want to be 'raw' and others, like the Timberwolves, their parents and supporters, demand pride and accept the results of their efforts. Again, in this aspect, the Wolves have a lot to be proud of this season.

Saturday's game was reminiscent of the era of Football's romantic beginning, played-out on a stage of cool, wet grass under a curtain of chilling fog and a backdrop of golden autumn leaves; blanketed fans huddled along the sidelines. 3 minutes, 20 seconds into the game the Timberwolves' Drake Harris galloped through the fog and porous Pioneer defensive line for a 30-yard touchdown. Minutes later Garrett Boesflug snatched an errant Oregon City pass out of the gloom and charged 49-yards for another TD. With 44.4 seconds remaining in the first quarter the score was 12-0. Only 3 quarters left in the domination and the start of Playoff Week for the Wolves. 3 quarters left to the end of the season for Oregon City.

Tualatin continued to wallop Oregon City with TDs through the remainder of the first half. Spencer Smith glided 25-yards for the 18-0 score. A 20-yard TD pass hauled in by Drew Felder made the score 25-0. Then just as last seconds ticked off the clock Eric Watt stole his third interception of the season and scooted 20 yards into the end zone for a 31-0 score. In the moist of the fog whispers of 'it's over' could be hear along both sidelines.

Being gracious host, the Timberwolves allowed an Oregon City kickoff return for their only score to open the third quarter. The PLAY caught fans along the Wolves sideline by surprise but soon the mystery of the gift was discovered and smiles brighten the morning after some tense moments in the second quarter threatened to dampen the celebration of Tualatin's undefeated season. The Wolves carefully negotiated the remainder the game with their collective foot off the throttle, scoring only 1 additional TD to bring the final score to 37-7.

The finely crafted Tualatin machine hummed with great precision throughout the game, polished bril-liantly and ready to roll into the playoffs. Defense shined like brightly gleaming chrome. Offense roared with the power of a freshly tuned 350 horsepower engine. The playoffs should be a fun and exciting ride. Let's roll, Wolves! Let's roll!

West Linn Gold 40, Tualatin Black 30

The Co-Champion third/fourth-grade Tualatin Black squad traveled to West Linn for their medal game and the final test of the season. The undefeated Lions against the 5-1-1 Wolves squared off in what was hyped up to be the best matchup at this age group in the Greater Portland metro area! The game turned out to be a tale of two halves with the Lions controlling the ball and the scoreboard in the first half. The Wolves defense had a hard time stopping the Lions who were playing good team football. With 6 minutes remaining in the first half, the Wolves finally got things going on offense! Cade Tillema, Blake Jackson, Aidan Lippy and Davis Friesen all made big contributions in the drive and Friesen finished it with a 23-yard TD run that lifted the Wolves spirits and gave them some hope.

The Lions got one more score and took a convincing 32-8 lead into halftime. The Wolves were down big on the scoreboard but never showed any sign of giving up. During intermission, the coaches settled the boys down and instilled confidence in them as they have done all season long. The crowd also backed their young champions the entire time and gave the boys something to fight for! The Wolves took the field in the second half with a chip on their shoulder and a 'we're not going out like this' attitude! The Wolves defense immediately flipped a switch and began making plays. Aidan Lippy brought down the QB in the Lion backfield and proceeded to stomp around as if to 'fire up' his entire team and it worked! The Lions would be shut down for the first time in the game and the Wolves began to make their move.

Davis Friesen took the handoff on the first play from scrimmage and followed a vicious block from Mikel Madarieta all the way to the house for a 55-yard touchdown run! The score was now 40-16 and the Wolves went back out on defense. The Wolves defense took the field with 3 minutes left in the third quar-ter and looked to keep the momentum on a Lion team that still had a large lead. The Lions running back broke free around the left edge and was on his way for a score when Jackson Larrance made a touchdown saving tackle! The Wolves defensive line did the rest as Jake Reser, Austin Donahue and Riley MacLean held their positions and made tackles to get the defense off the field. The Wolves offense once again marched down the field and scored again! Aidan Lippy took the ball from the 4 yard line and followed Casey Raz into the end zone for the Wolves third TD of the game. Blake Jackson knocked in his 7th con-secutive 2 point conversion and the Wolves were back in the game!

With 8 minutes remaining in the final quarter, the Wolves defense takes the field in a 'must stop' situa-tion. Just when it looked like the Lions RB had made it to the corner to head up field for a big gainer, he was tripped up in the backfield by Kaelen Santana. The Wolves fans were going nuts at this point as the players were getting after it every snap and controlling the second half! The defense shuts the door on another Lion drive and gets the ball back with 4 minutes remaining in the game. The Wolves spent the next two minutes on offense doing what they have done all year on offense. Dominate! They executed each play the coach called, worked their way down the field and finally scored on a Friesen Sweep that would be their final TD of the season. The Lions took over with under 2 minutes remaining and were able to run the clock out to win the game 40-30. Our boys may have lost this football game but I guarantee there wasn't a single Wolves parent that was disappointed in the way these kids played!

I would like to say how proud I am personally to be a part of such a wonderful group of players, coaches and parents! We really made some noise this year and overall I think we had 8 awesome parties! Ladies and gentlemen, please recognize you're 2011 Tualatin Wolves ¾ Black Co-Champions!

#11 Jake Reser, # 88 Riley MacLean, # 22 Etan Hutchinson, # 85 Cole Van Valin, # 16 Casey Raz, # 36 Caleb Richards, # 87 Kaelen Santana, # 9 Davis Friesen, # 8 Mikel Madarieta, # 38 Sean Irvin, # 30 Sam Smith, # 17 Blake Jackson, # 25 Jackson Larrance, # 15 Canon Lombos, # 21 Adam Case, # 35 Aidan Lippy, # 41 Austin Donahue, # 34 Joel Waits, # 33 Cade Tillema, # 84 Dylan Albrecht, # 28 Luke Wilson. Coaches, Bryan Jackson, Greg Lippy and Dick Jackson.

Great 2011 season Wolves!!

Sherwood Red 26, Scappoose Black 26

Sherwood fifth/sixth-grade6 Red clinched a playoff berth on Saturday with a 26-26 overtime tie against a tough Scappoose Black team.

The game was a back and forth affair throughout the day with neither team holding more than a 1-touchdown lead throughout the game. The Red Knights were led by Carsen Christensen, who had his first 100 yard rushing day of the season and scored 3 huge touchdowns. Ryan Scroggin also got into the act, scoring on a second quarter TD run. On defense the Knights had numerous standouts, including Trevor Cary, who had an interception and a forced fumble. Jack Murphy had 8 tackles and Mitchell Leach had 7 tackles and 2 fumble recoveries.

Several other players had big days on defense for the Red Knights including, Riley Sanders, Alex Cal-houn, Nick Garrison and Riley Sanders all played well on Saturday. It was very gratifying for a team that lost its first 3 games of the year to be able to advance to the playoffs. The young men on this team deserve a lot of credit for hanging in there, improving every week and putting themselves in a position to do some-thing special in the playoffs. Congratulations to the Sherwood Red 5/6 Knights! , Nick Garrison, Alex Calhoun, Cade Chidester, Carsen Christensen and Wyatt Zettlemoyer.

The Offensive Line deserves a ton of credit as well for their blocking against a stout Scappoose Black defense. Charlie Bulfinch, Sam Ettlestein, Carter Stephens.

Sherwood varsity Black 32, Aloha Gold 6

For the final game of the regular season, Sherwood Varsity Black hosted Aloha Gold in a game between two playoff bound teams. The Knights were well prepared, leading 16-0 at half-time and won the game 32-6, securing the second seed for the playoffs with a 7-1 record.

Over the season there are individuals who make significant contributions, week after week. Many times it is a key block that leads to a first down or a score. This week, the coaches recognized Christian Tofte by awarding him the Black Knight jersey for his play at left tackle and defensive lineman. Christian even ran the ball for 8 yards.

Sherwood's offense racked up a total of 291 yards, 265 rushing and 26 passing with 17 first downs. Contributing to Sherwood's rushing total were: Bryce Aiello (94 yards), Brendon Wexted-Hand (67 yards), Austin Shadbolt (55 yards) and TJ Toivonen (47 yards). Also Lucas Adams, Aiello and Toivonen received passes from Wexted-Hand.

Once again, Sherwood's defense controlled the game giving up just 205 yards, 135 rushing and 70 pass-ing with only 5 first downs. The Knight's leading tacklers were: Adams (5) , Logan Shelton (5), Wexted-Hand (5), Shadbolt (4), Brandon Gatlin (4) and Brad West (3). Sandis Chhay had an interception, while Nic Blake, Blake Gravley, Jake Richards and Nolan Todd broke up passes.

Next week, the Sherwood Varsity Black will play West Linn Black at Alder Creek Middle School in Milwaukie at 7 pm. This is a rematch of week seven when Sherwood won 22-19.

Sherwood Black plays strong

The Sherwood fifth/sixth-grade Black team played four outstanding quarters of solid football.

From the TD by Ethan Elmore in the first few minutes of the game to the Fumble recovery by Spencer Shadbolt with 11.6 seconds to go in the fourth QTR, our Knights showed no let down. Secret weapon, Kyle Gravley gave the performance of the season, recovering a fumble, executing crucial tackles, out of this world kicks offs and least 2 PAT's. Following suit was Spencer Junkin with a TD saving tackle, Cameron Cedillo, McKinley Gillum, Zachary Everhart, Bryce Parrott, Jacob Whisler, and even Noah Eliason and Marcus McCoy who was unable to play made it very clear that teamwork is what gets the job done. Con-gratulations 5/6 BLACK KNIGHTS!, Austin Cornett, Isaac Day, Churilla, Milligan, Kuntz and last but not least Jordan Gregory held our lead throughout the game.

There is no 'I' in Team and the exceptional performances by Kyle Light, Jadon Whitely, Andrew Jaroslow, Hale, Jacob Cole and a 'He's gonna feel that tomorrow' hit by Cuthbertson, Scappoose offense was shut down. Carries by Reuter, Elmore, Junkin, Kaleb Bailey and Monster tackles by Carter Atkins, Payton Churilla, Christopher Gonzalez, Josh Milligan, James Kuntz, Daniel Whisler, 3 interceptions and a fourth QTR TD.

Additional TD's were made by Elmore, Jacob Reuter, Jordan Gregory, Jacob Cole followed by a Billy Hale PAT. With zero seconds in the second QTR Jacob Reuter snagged a pass interception. A relentless D-Line of Spencer Shadbolt, Jayden Cuthbertson, Jackson Barton.

Tualatin Varsity 54, Clackamas 20

The last regular season game for the Varsity brought Clackamas to the YUHS grass field and the Wolves brought the culmination of great coaching,play calling and effort by each member of this team for a big win that showed the character of this squad.

With a record of 3 and 4 and without the services of Chase Anderson and Vince Hendricks, who each suffered concussions in the 32-36 loss at Sandy and still missing the injured JJ Cichoke and Trysten Cox, the 4 and 3 Clackamas team badly wanted to make a statement going into the playoffs.

But Saturday belonged to Q.B. Dante Reid who threw for 8 TD passes after spotting the visitors a 14-point lead early in the first quarter. Declan Asay caught 3 of the Tds, Chris Fishback caught 2, Jackson Hale caught his first career TD and Jordan McGowan and Austin Sweeney each caught 1 TD pass.

The offense was a great balance of passing and running with great ground performances by Asay, Ben Rahier,McGowan, Sweeney and a huge day by Marcus Labar behind the blocking of Danny Williams, Grant Nielsen,Ryan Hecker,Jackson Hale and center Oliver Price who made huge holes in the line and provided protection for Reid all day. Griffin Fragiao and Chris Fishback as well as Asay and McGowen caught key passes from Reid to keep drives going.

On the Defensive side of the ball for the Wolves, the line shut down the visitors' running game behind big hits by Grant Neilsen, Ryan Hecker, Westin Groth, Tucker Trost, Blake McDill, Zach Reyhnolds,Ivan Enriquez, Marquis Saucedo and Alex Schmidt frustrating the visitor and the linebackers and backs Ty Callahan, Ben Ferguson,Fragiao,McGowan,Asay,Rahier and Fishback kept the Clackamas team in their own territory for most of the game.

Each and every player made a huge contribution in the win with Honorable mention to Grant Nielsen who took over the extra point kick from Chase Anderson,connnecting with 3 of 8 on a short weeks prac-tice. Best of luck to the Wolves this Saturday as they take on Sunset at Canby in the first round of the playoffs.

Oregon City 14, Tualatin Grey 6

The Tualatin Grey fifth/sixth-grade team finished its football season with an away game against the Oregon City Saturday. The game was a hard fought battle of defensive efforts. In the first quarter Armaad Hubbard took a pitchout and ran for 25 yards to set up the Timberwolves scoring drive. Jibril Green took the ball with a blazing burst of speed to the two yard line. Branden Beyer then finished the drive with a game tying score. Kameron Harvey, Jackson Rose, and Jackson Redding all contributed efforts in this drive, and through the season.

The second quarter action highlights displayed some heads-up football by Connor Lennehan, who stripped the ball, for a turnover recovered by Joe Gydesen. Armaad Hubbard had another amazing 30 yard run. The half ending with a 6-6 deadlock between two tough teams.

Our lineman as usual came through with some great plays: Ryan Mitton, Logan Mante, Tyler Madden, Levi Forslund, Isaia Porter and Alfonso Conchola have really begun to gel as the core blocking brigade. Their ability level progressed far beyond expectation, and has earned respect throughout the league.

An epic goal-line stand by the Grey Wolves, kept the game tied in the fourth quarter. They then fell inches short of the first down deep in their territory. Oregon City took advantage, punching it into the end-zone late in the game, to secure a 14-6 win.

This team has gotten better every game and showed the determination and effort of champions. Coach Green and his assistant coaches did an amazing job transforming, this group of primarily rookie players, into seasoned veterans in a few short months. Thanks to coaches and parent alike for their dedication and support of these fine young members of our community.