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Bowmen get rolling in football playoff victory

Sherwood, after beating Vikings, will face Tigard

SHERWOOD — It wasn’t the best start for the Sherwood High School football team.

But, when everything was done, the Bowmen were still perfect on the season.

Sherwood, after trailing by scores of 7-0 and 13-7, came back strong to score a 59-20 win over North Salem in a Class 6A state playoff first-round game played Friday at Sherwood High School.

With the loss, North Salem, the No. 6 team from the Greater Valley Conference, finished its season with a final overall record of 3-7.

Sherwood, the Three Rivers League champion, improved to 10-0 on the season with the win. The Bowmen also advance to the second round of the state playoffs, where they’ll host TRL rival Tigard in a game starting at 7 p.m. at Sherwood High School.

Junior running back David Morris helped lead the Bowmen to the first-round win over North Salem. In the victory, Morris rushed for 142 yards and four touchdowns on just eight carries.

Senior Colton Buchanan added 72 yards and a TD on eight carries and senior Keaton Flannery ran for 41 yards on three carries.

Sherwood, as a team, rushed for 424 yards on 45 carries.

Bowmen senior quarterback Adam Vasquez completed four of eight passes for 76 yards and a touchdown. Seniors T.J. Toivonen, Emmett Floyd, Parker Crowell and Kobe Higgins had one catch apiece.

Crowell also had an interception on defense.

Also for the Bowmen defense, junior Luka Nixon and Noah Shellans each had a quarterback sack. Sophomore Zane Sands recovered a North Salem fumble and senior Austin Shadbolt had 11 total tackles, including two for losses.


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