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Friday's (plus Saturday's) Top Five plus one

Take a look back at the biggest games and most important results from the latest playoff round

TRIBUNE PHOTO: DAVID BLAIR - Sherwood senior Adley Rutschman breaks into the clear on his way to scoring on a 16-yard run in the Bowmen's 16-0 state playoff quarterfinal win over Lincoln on Friday night at Sherwood High School.It's time.

Championship time in Class 5A, 4A, 3A, 2A and 1A high school football, and time to decide who gets there for the state's best Class 6A teams.

And for many of the state's best players, this latest round of the playoffs also represented the time of their lives.

And Community Newspapers was there to document a bunch of it.

Among the games covered by Community Newspapers' sports editors, reporters and photographers on Friday night, there were some absolutely huge results that will set the table for this weekend's upcoming state championship games and Class 6A semifinals.

In case you may have missed some of these landmark scores, here's a look back at the top five — plus one — from Friday and Saturday's playoff contests. You can see all our coverage by clicking on the new Prep Football tab — to see it, just hover over the Sports tab — on all our websites.

Class 6A

No. 1 Jesuit kicks No. 9 Beaverton out of Class 6A state quarterfinals 70-14

Jesuit churned out a third straight running-clock playoff victory on Friday, routing Metro League rival Beaverton 70-14 in the Class 6A state quarterfinals at Cronin Field. The win lifted top-ranked Metro League champion Jesuit's season record to 12-0 and set the table for a semifinal showdown against No. 4 Sheldon (11-1) — a team that took the Crusaders to two overtime sessions in non-league play this year — at 4 p.m. Saturday at Providence Park.

Defense carries No. 2 Sherwood past No. 7 Lincoln 16-0

Sherwood, getting its first shutout of the season and holding Lincoln to just 144 yards of total offense, powered its way to a 16-0 win over the Cardinals in a quarterfinal playoff game featuring a battle of Wing-T offenses at Sherwood High School.

No. 3 West Linn ousts No 11 Oregon City 34-13 for first trip to semis in 21 years

West Linn and Oregon City' — teams with the longest consecutive rivalry west of the Mississippi River — squared off in the playoffs for the very first time on Friday night.

In the end, the Lions pulled away in the second half for a 34-13 victory that gave West Linn its first berth in the state semifinals since 1994.

Class 5A

No. 9 Wilsonville loses to No. 5 Ashland 63-35 in the state semifinals

Wilsonville lost its first state semifinal game since 2006 to Ashland 63-35 on Saturday and was in turn eliminated from playoff contention. Meanwhile, Ashland earned a date with Summit to decide who will hoist the 2015 5A state championship trophy.

Class 4A

No. 3 Scappoose stuffs No. 7 North Bend 37-21 in state semifinals

Scappoose got a six-yard touchdown run from Braden Clark with 1:06 left that sealed a 37-21 Class 4A state semifinal win on Saturday at Cottage Grove. The Indians (10-1 overall) will have a second shot at Cascade — which beat them 47-34 in the season opener — in the state championship at noon Saturday at Hillsboro Stadium.

Class 2A

No. 4 Kennedy beats No. 9 Stanfield 34-20, advances to 2A state championship

No. 4 Kennedy will make its return to the 2A state finals following a six-year absence after defeating the No. 5 Stanfield Tigers 34-20 Saturday night at Liberty High School in Hillsboro.


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