Friday's top five: A look at the five biggest football games from Oct. 28
There were league titles on the line.
There were state playoff berths to be locked up.
There was, as always, the chance to play for pride.
And with all that going on in Week Nine 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 playoofs in th weeks to come.
In case you may have missed some of these landmark scores, here's a look back at Friday's top five games. You can see all our coverage by clicking on the Prep Sports tab to see it, just hover over the Sports tab on all our websites.
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The Metro League offensive player of the year award will likely come down to a two-man race between Jesuit junior running back Trey Lowe and Beaverton quarterback Carson Crawford and rightfully so.
Each dynamic playmaker has put up Madden-like offensive number this season and both stars are instrumental to their respective team's success.
But when the Metro coaches convene and fill out their ballots one could not go wrong writing in Jesuit's offensive line as the league's real MVP.
Proving yet again what a soul-crushing, will-taking unit it can be, Jesuit's Jaxson Kirkland, Travis Spreen, Trevor Pixley, Jarred and Joel Daul paved the way for 241 rushing yards and 344 yards of total offense against Westview to help the Crusaders beat the Wildcats 34-14 on Friday.
The Centennial Eagles have one of the most dynamic offenses in Oregon Class 6A football.
The Clackamas Cavaliers outdid them Friday night.
Clackamas reaffirmed its place among the 6As offensive elite after the Cavaliers closed out the regular season with 69-29 blowout win over the visiting Eagles and clinched a share of the 2016 Mt. Hood Conference championship.
The Beaverton football team has pretty much done it all this year.
Theyve won big, theyve won close ballgames and theyve come from behind like nobody else.
On Friday, the Beavers added a new wrinkle they won ugly, battling past scrappy Sunset 10-7 on a field goal by Tristan Lewis with just one minute, 44 seconds left to play.
St. Helens had already clinched a playoff spot before their game against Sandy, but getting a momentum-boosting win over the conference champion in the regular season finale could give the Lions a huge lift heading into the playoffs.
St. Helens pulled off the 9-7 upset victory over the Pioneers on Friday night, ending Sandy's conference unbeaten streak.