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Week Seven's top five: A look at the five biggest football games from Oct. 13-14

TIMES PHOTO: MATT SINGLEDECKER - Valley Catholic senior quarterback Aidan Welsh escapes the Scappoose defense in the first quarter of the Valiants' win on Thursday. The rains fell on Thursday and Friday, and so did the touchdown passes and big results.

And with all that going on for two nights in a row — it was Week Seven 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 Thursday and Friday nights, 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 Thursday and 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.

To see all of Thursday's scores, click here.

To see all of Friday's scores, click here.

To see updated league and season standings for all the state's teams click here.

To see Thursday's best of the best photo gallery, click here.

To see Friday's best of the best photo gallery, click here.

Spitznagel, Douglas guide Jesuit over scrappy Beavers

Just when you thought Jesuit could be pegged as a run-only juggernaut, the Crusaders unveil a new weapon or two and squash any sense of hope of an upset.

In four quarters of work, Beaverton limited Jesuit's ultra explosive running back Trey Lowe, cracked through the Crusaders' formidable offensive front at times and stretched the defending Class 6A state champs with their world-beating, no-fear quarterback Carson Crawford and his cavalcade of offensive artillery.

The only problem was the Beavers forgot that Jesuit isn't limited to just one facet of offensive football.

With Lowe held in relative check, Jesuit put the ball in the hands of sophomore quarterback Will Spitznagel and senior wide receiver Demetrius Douglas, who together burned the Beavers for four passing touchdowns including a pair of vital third quarter connections that helped the Crusaders (7-0 overall, 5-0 in the Metro League) fend off Beaverton (5-2, 4-1) 49-34 at Cronin Field on Friday night.

West Linn pulls away from Lake Oswego late 35-7

The final score didn’t reflect it but, for the second week in a row, the No. 1 team in the state was tested again amidst less than favorable weather.

West Linn would walk off its home field with a comfortable 35-7 victory over Lake Oswego, but the Lions struggled on offense in the first half, trailing 7-6 at the break and wouldn’t take the lead until late in the third quarter.

Valley Catholic upsets Scappoose in defensive fashion

If you're going to beat the champs, you have to knock them out.

And, fittingly, with the biggest win in Valley Catholic football program's history hanging in the balance against Scappoose, it was Daniel Hardy — who had a day most players can only dream of — that landed the haymaker heard around the Beaverton area Thursday night.

Protecting a delicate 13-7 lead after Scappoose marched down to the Valiant 12-yard line with just 37 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Hardy read an out route near the goaline perfectly, picked off Scappoose senior quarterback Quinn Searle's pass attempt and hoofed it 88 yards to the house to seal a monumental 20-7 upset win over the two-time defending Cowapa League champions at Valley Catholic High School.

Bowmen turn it around against Tigard


The Tigard High School football team had it at the start of Friday's Three Rivers League showdown with Sherwood. The Tigers looked extremely impressive I putting together a pair of scoring drive the first two times they had the ball.

But, after that, momentum switched sides.

And the Bowmen rode that momentum to a big win.

Sherwood, after trailing 13-0 early in the contest, rolled off 35 unanswered points on its way to scoring a 35-20 win over Tigard in the league game played Friday at Sherwood High School.

Central Catholic slows Oregon City's offense to a crawl, 35-14

The last Mt. Hood Conference football team without a league loss now has one.

The Oregon City Pioneers’ high-scoring offense was no match for Central Catholic’s big, physical and relentless defense Thursday night as the Rams celebrated Homecoming with a 35-14 victory at rain-drenched Hillsboro Stadium.