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PREPS: Public schools falter in football playoffs; Rams fall in 6A volleyball semis

The football playoffs will go on without a public school from Portland in them.

The Class 6A volleyball championship game will be played Saturday without Central Catholic in it.

Those were among the major developments Friday in the Oregon School Activities Association fall sports playoffs.

•Â In volleyball at Liberty High, upstart Roseburg rallied over and over — including from four points down in the fifth set — to bump Central Catholic from the throne 3-2 in the semifinals.

The Rams had won three consecutive state titles, all over Jesuit, which reached the final again with a 3-0 victory over Clackamas, also Friday night.

Jesuit will play the Indians at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Liberty for the 6A crown.

Central Catholic, which lost the first, third and fifth sets to Roseburg (15-13 in the finale), finished its season with a 27-5 record.

Central, Jesuit, Clackamas and Roseburg came into the tournament ranked 1-4, in that order.

•Â It took only one round of the OSAA football playoffs for all the public schools in Portland to be eliminated.

Grant and David Douglas fell in the 32-team 6A opening round, and Wilson and Roosevelt were ousted in the 16-team 5A first round.

Grant led 10-0, then had a 31-yard field goal attempt to win the game blocked in the final minute.

Wilson was the only home team of the four, but the Trojans lost 14-7 to Crescent Valley in a game moved Cleveland, which has artificial turf, and where Wilson had played its most recent game. The Trojans were rated No. 8 in the state. Their season ended at 8-2.

Roosevelt was no match for Springfield, which advanced with a 42-22 triumph. The Roughriders closed to within 29-22 with a touchdown to start the fourth quarter but gave up two TDs down the stretch. Roosevelt finished with just 201 yards total offense, including 30 on 24 rushing attempts. The Riders, who entered the playoffs as the No. 10-ranked team, wound up 7-4.

Grant went down 13-12 on the road to West Salem, and Sheldon defeated David Douglas 42-6.

The 23rd-ranked Generals finished with a 5-5 season record. The Scots, ranked 28th, were 4-7.

•Â The private schools moved on, however, on the gridiron.

In 6A, second-ranked Central Catholic rolled over Lakeridge 61-14 at Hillsboro Stadium, and top-ranked Jesuit was a 65-6 winner over Centennial, the lowest-ranked team in the field.

In 4A, No. 2 La Salle survived visiting Siuslaw 22-21. The Falcons will play their second-round game next week against the winner of Saturday's Ontario-at-NorthValley game.

In 2A, No. 6 Portland Christian handled Stanfield 55-21. The Royals will play next week against Oakridge or Heppner, who meet Saturday at the Morrow County Fairgrounds.

•Â Private schools were nearly unbeaten on Friday, with 5A Marist, ranked fourth in the state, topping Hermiston 68-22.

In 4A, No. 4 Horizon Christian (31-13 over Glide) and No. 5 Santiam Christian (46-22 over Lakeview) also made it to the second round.

Rainier was the only public school to beat a private school. The seventh-ranked Columbians clipped No. 10 Blanchet Catholic 39-12 in the 3A tourney.

•Â Here are the 6A-5A pairings for next week, from top to bottom in the brackets (dates, times and sites TBD):

Class 6A

West Salem at Aloha

Sunset at Central Catholic

Thurston at Jesuit

South Medford at Lake Oswego

Roseburg at Sheldon

Century at Southridge

Canby at Tigard

Sprague at Tualatin

Class 5A

Mountain View at Marist

Crescent Valley at Redmond

Springfield at Sherwood

West Albany at Silverton