Southridge, Jesuit football teams win yet again
The Skyhawks and Crusaders tie for the Metro title, each at 4-1
Now the waiting begins.
The Southridge and Jesuit football teams both closed out the Metro League regular season in fine fashion Friday night, the Skyhawks shutting out Westview 24-0 and the Crusaders racing past Beaverton 62-7.
Those wins left Southridge and Jesuit in a first-place tie in the Metro League (Southridge won their head-to-head matchup 21-20, but also lost to Sunset) at 4-1, and both teams now have a bye on Friday.
While 22 of the state's Class 6A teams will battle head-to-head in the Play-In game on Friday, the Skyhawks and Crusaders will await word of who they'll play in the first-round round of the Class 6A state playoffs, which open Nov. 11.
Jesuit (6-3 overall) is currently the fourth-ranked team in the state, Southridge (5-4) is No. 12, and both will host first-round contests.
Southridge 24, Westview 0
BEAVERTON - In its Friday win over Westview at Southridge High School, Southridge got two Devin Martinez touchdown runs in the first quarter to lead 14-0, tacked on another in the second and then added an Alex Beekman field goal in the fourth for the final 24-0 margin.
Martinez, who carried 16 times for 159 yards and three TDs, scored on runs of 1, 19 and 40 yards in the win.
Defensively, the Skyhawks held Westview to 149 yards in total offense and to just 25 yards in rushing.
Westview quarterback CJ Garcia went 18-of-41 passing for 149 yards, with Kyle Henderson making seven catches for 43 yards. Southridge QB Reza Aleaziz completed 7-of-15 passes for 61 yards, with Kevin McClean catching five passes for 36 yards.
Westview hosts McKay (2-7) in its Play-In game at 7:30 p.m. Friday night.
Jesuit 62, Beaverton 7
ROCK CREEK - The Crusaders left nothing to chance in their regular-season finale, dropping a 34-point second quarter on Beaverton to pull away early.
Jesuit got a 54-yard Patrick Roy-to-Adam Winterling TD pass to kick off the scoring in the first quarter, then poured across five TDs in that watershed second period.
There, tailback AJ Glass (27 carries for 173 yards) scored four times, cashing in on runs of 8, 5, 1 and 3 yards, while defensive end Christian Martinek scored on a fumble recovery for his team's other TD.
In the second half, Morgan Sellers scored on a 5-yard run, and Roy threw TD passes of 21 and 54 yards to Winterling and Mike Ralston.
Beaverton's Brandon Cornwell scored his team's lone TD on a 4-yard run in the fourth.
Sellers finished with 101 yards on 13 carries, and Roy went 5-of-7 passing for 144 yards, with Winterling making four grabs for 88 yards.
For Beaverton, quarterback Kyle Eckrosh went 20-of-40 passing for 149 yards and two interceptions, with Malik Fontleroy-Smith making six catches for 52 yards and Ben Cunha six for 48 yards.
On Friday, Beaverton plays at Crater (5-4) at 7 p.m. in its Play-In game.