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Vikings eliminated by Centennial


Forest Grove loses 35-14 to the visiting Eagles in a Class 6A state play-in game

Forest Grove’s football season came to an end last Friday in the OSAA Class 6A play-in round, with the Vikings losing 35-14 at home to Centennial.

Forest Grove struggled to stop the Centennial offense all night. The Eagles rushed for 405 yards and threw for 82 more, on their way to five touchdowns.

The Vikings scored their first touchdown in the third quarter. Quarterback Zac Collins threw to Adam Schweitzer, who brought in the pass for a six-yard score. The Vikings scored again late in the fourth quarter on another touchdown pass from Collins, when he was able to hit Jake Lebrun for a 25-yard score.

Collins ended the night completing 6-of-20 passes for 80 yards and two touchdowns. Steven Izquierdo led Forest Grove on the ground with 53 yards rushing.

Forest Grove trailed 7-0 after the first quarter, 21-0 at halftime and 28-7 heading into the fourth quarter.

Forest Grove finished the season 2-8 overall, and went 2-5 in Pacific Conference play.

The Vikings’ two wins this season came on consecutive weeks in October. On Oct. 11, the Vikings won their homecoming game against Newberg, 21-14. Then, on Oct. 18, Forest Grove went on the road and used a fourth-quarter comeback to defeat Hillsboro, 24-16.