Friday's top five: A look at the five biggest football games from Oct. 6
The best of the best got a test on Friday.
Some of them passed that test, such as top-ranked West Linn (which outlasted Tigard 21-14), and some of them didn't, including the state's top-ranked Class 5A team Wilsonville (which fell to Sandy 26-14).
And with all that going on Friday night it was Week Six 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.
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West Linns Tim Tawa has been beating people with his arm all year.
The Lions quarterback led West Linn to the state championship game a year ago, and has stepped on the accelerator even harder as a senior, breaking the Oregon career record for touchdown passes two weeks ago.
On Friday night, though a night when senior running back Elijah Molden was limited to eight first-quarter carries due to an injury Tawa led the top-ranked Lions past No. 3 Tigard with his legs.
Tawa rushed for a game-high 106 yards on 15 carries, including a seven-yard run for the game-winning touchdown with just 1 minute, 2 seconds left to play to beat the Tigers 21-14 at Tigard High School.
Centennial climbed back into the chase for the Mount Hood Conference football crown Friday night by knocking off league giant Central Catholic 46-36.
Sandy pulled off the biggest upset on the season so far in the Northwest Oregon Conference, defeating top-ranked Wilsonville 26-14 on a rainy Friday night at Sandy High School.
Not even the wet, dreary weather could spoil this homecoming night.
Hillsboro, on the back of running back Sage Roundtree, overwhelmed Putnam 49-35 at Hare Field, in a game not nearly as close as the final score might suggest.
The Indians took an early lead against Banks in a convincing 30-12 win on Friday in Scappoose.
The Tribe is now 3-0 in the Cowapa League and 4-2 on the season.