Friday's top five: A look at the five biggest football games from Sept. 30
The best teams from the Class 5A and Class 4A divisions shared one thing on Friday class.
Among the huge matchups covered by Pamplin Media Group on Friday night were No. 1 Wilsonville's 54-14 rout of No. 4 Rex Putnam, No. 14 Hillsboro's 28-27 victory over No. 9 St. Helens, and No. 8 Banks' 53-35 win over No. 6 Valley Catholic.
And with all that going on Friday night it was Week Five of the 2016 high school football season Pamplin Media Group's sports editors, reporters and photographers were out in force to document a bunch of it.
Among the many games covered by Pamplin Media Group's sports editors, reporters and photographers on Friday night, there were some absolutely huge results that will shape the state's power rankings for weeks to come.
In case you may have missed some of these landmark scores, here's a look back at Friday night's top five. You can see all our coverage by clicking on the new Prep Sports tab to see it, just hover over the Sports tab on all our websites.
The Wilsonville Wildcats lined up against a Putnam Kingsmen football team that was at less than full strength Friday night.
With Putnam running back Zack Creswick out with a broken collarbone and quarterback Justice Ashpole sidelined for academic reasons, the top-ranked Wildcats rolled to a 58-0 Northwest Oregon Conference rout over the No. 4 Kingsmen at Foelker Field in Milwaukie.
It came down to this St. Helens' Myles Terry could not reel in a winning two-point pass from Levi Norton in overtime on Friday at Doc Ackerson Stadium in St. Helens.
Spartans senior defensive back Andrew Castillo broke up the throw to Terry on a slant from the left side, and despite Terry's appeal for an interference call, Hillsboro survived 28-27.
It was close.
It went back and forth.
Something had to turn the tide, one way or another.
And that decisive thing turned out to be big, clutch plays and the Lake Oswego High School football team came up with them.
The Lakers, getting crucial big plays on both offense and defense, pulled away from Tualatin to score a 42-21 win over the Timberwolves in a Three Rivers League game played Friday in front of a homecoming crowd at Tualatin High School.
Football games usually aren't decided in the first quarter. But there are exceptions.
One of them came Friday night at Pioneer Stadium where Oregon City scored five times in the first quarter and coasted to a 54-14 Mount Hood Conference victory over visiting Gresham.
Banks didnt allow an early deficit to get in the way of a victory Friday night, beating Valley Catholic 53-35 at Banks High School.