- The Times - Sports
Reports for games played Oct. 14
WL 13, Tualatin White 6
Tualatin fifth/sixth-grade White lost a hard fought close game gaining 149 total yards and allowing 172 yards.
Both teams had 2 first downs each in the first half. Austin Bishop and T.J. Beikman blocked on the offensive line and Tucker Bateman, Ky Dunlap, and Ryan Wisner blocked downfield to help gain the 48 yards of the first half. Kyle George and Matt Shepard had great tackles to hold West Linn to only 38 first half yards. Christopher Raycraft stopped a pass attempt. Justice Kono blocked on punt return. The ball went back and forth with no score.
The defense battled again in the third quarter, with Tyler Gastiaburu, Jacob Friedhoff, Joe Day, Tyler Allison, Shawn VanHorn, William Chapman, and Tyler Riley allowing only 14 yards and no first downs. Garrett Medvec halted a possible big run. Mychal Makarowsky and Andy Collins also had great tackles.
West Linn scored soon into the fourth quarter, with Austin Green stopping the extra point attempt. Later, the defense needed a stop and got it with a big sack by Alex Mercado. The offense had the ball with 2:31 left in the fourth, and with blocking by Ryan Richardson, Brandon Day scored a 19 yard TD. On the play after kickoff, West Linn scored a TD and extra point to make the score 13-6. With a full 47 seconds left after kickoff, Brandon Day rushed for 27 yards.
Sherwood 34, Tual. Black 6
Pink may be the new black, but it was the color yellow (as in penalty flags) that had Tualatin feeling blue last Saturday. A rash of penalties and a well-balanced Sherwood offense proved too much to overcome as Tualatin fell by a score of 34-6.
The game started well for Tualatin, with Eric Breyer ripping off a 15-yard run on the first play from scrimmage. However, in what would become a pattern throughout the game, the drive was eventually stalled as the offense was unable to overcome a false start penalty, with a fourth-down pass falling incomplete.
Tualatin gained a reprieve when a nice punt by Wesley Thomas was bobbled by Sherwood and recovered by Daniel Ennis. However, Tualatin was again forced to punt after a 3 and out. The Tualatin defense took the field for the first time, with Sherwood starting on their own 21. Cole Gerke, starting a huge day on defense, came up with tackles on Sherwood's first three plays. Gerke was without question the defensive star of the day, as he was involved in 12 tackles throughout the game. Also contributing with tackles during the Sherwood drive were Brendan O'Neill, Trevor Tillema with a TD saving tackle, Tucker Trost, and Trevor Tillema. However, Sherwood showed off their balanced attack with a TD pass to take an 8-0 lead.
Tualatin's next drive started off with runs by Breyer and Tillema. Instrumental for the offense was blocking by Jack Duipuis, Devon Gillard, Jared Bobbit, and Mathew Gilbert.. However, the drive was again hampered by a holding penalty, forcing another Tualatin punt. The defense came up big on Sherwood's next drive, with the 10 play drive stymied by great team defense on a fourth and goal at the Tualatin 6 yard line. On that play the Sherwood QB was forced out of the pocket and flung up a desperation pass that was almost intercepted by Tualatin. Contributing tackles during the long defensive stand were Gerke, Cameron Frey (including a sack), Tillema, Ennis, and Ivan Vilcauskas. Also contributing on defense were Kellen Poti, Nikolas Procacccini, Antonio Rodondi, and Douglas Skinner.
However, the game took a dramatic turn for Tualatin when, on their next possession, they found themselves backed up to their own 4 yard line (the result of illegal procedure and holding calls). Throwing from their end zone, the Tualatin pass was picked off and returned by Sherwood, making the score 16-0. Tualatin's next possession, engineered by Todd Pasquale-Uhlman, was another 3 and out, despite a run and a pass reception by Calder Fettig. The half ended on a down note when Sherwood returned the punt, making the halftime score 22-0.
Tualatin started the second half in outstanding fashion, with Breyer recovering an on-side kick that was perfectly placed by Thomas. After the drive stalled Zachary Reynholds came up with a great tackle on the punt return. Despite tackles by Jorge Severiano, Brendan O'Neill, a QB sack by Frey, a TD saving tackle by Fettig, and tackles by Ennis and Gerke, Sherwood was able to cross the goal line.
QB Dakota Steppe engineered a first down with a sneak on the next drive, aided by two runs by Tillema. After a Tualatin punt, Tillema was involved in 3 tackles. Fettig and Ennis also joined in with tackles, and Sherwood was stopped on downs. The fourth quarter highlighted Tualatin's 'never say die' attitude, as they took the ball late in the game for a 9-play drive to the end zone. Fettig ran the ball 5 times and Breyer took it 4 times, the last one resulting in Breyer's 12-yard TD run. Tualatin ended the game knowing that it had something positive to build on as they looked to their next game.
Barlow 6, Tigard Gray 0
The Tigard fifth/sixth Gray team traveled to Gresham to face the unbeaten Barlow Blue team, and outplayed them on offense and defense, but penalties and turnovers did the Tigard in.
Tigard's o-line of Zachary 'Biggie' Bigej, Andrew Hungerford, Ethan Lange, Tarek Wirfs, Erik ' The Punisher' Peters, and subs Nicholas ' Knock 'em Down' Smith, and Jonathan Powers opened up holes for Tigard to rush for 143 yards and 8 first downs. Speedsters Brandon ' Bye, Bye' Almodover, Tanner 'Can't Touch That' Padbury, Tyler 'T-Time' Woodworth, Chance Taylor, Chandler Kelly, and Maclain 'Feel the Pain' Bartley did double duty running routes and blocking.
Justin 'Z-Man' Alvarizares returned to action this week and returned 2 kicks and made a tackle. CB Micheal 'MoMan' Mullen, who also punts broke up a pass at the last second to stop a big gain for Barlow. David 'Do It' Moeller played well on the D-Line this week. Jonathan 'Mad Man' Powers made a TD saving tackle on a punt return at the Tigard 12.
Joshua 'Smooth' Miller was big on defense again making 2 tackles and intercepting a pass at the Tigard 15 yd line and returning it 28 yards. WR Chance 'Flash' Taylor had another busy day; catching 1 pass, rushing once for 7 yards, returning a punt for 11yards, and intercepting a pass and returning it 20 yards.
QB Taylor 'TC' Courtney had 2 completions and led Tigard in rushing with 11 attempts for 50 yards, with a long run of 30 yards. He had a 44 yard TD and a 29 yard gain called back on penalties. He led Tigard on a 74 yd drive in the fourth quarter to the Barlow 1-yard line. Austin 'Awesome' Davis rushed twice on the drive for 12 yards, picking up one first down. Hayden Flake rushed 5 times for 28 yards in the game.
Justin 'Prime Time' Evans who missed 2 weeks with a knee injury came back this week in a big way, making Tigard's first 3 tackles on defense and made 10 tackles total, 2 of those for losses. On offense he gained 46 yards rushing on 8 carries, and made 3 first downs.
Hayden ' The Hammer' Flake was ferocious on defense again making 9 tackles, 1 of those a TD saving tackle. Tigard's D-Line of Andrew 'Hungry Man' Hungerford (4 tackles), Tarek ' Too Tough' Wirfs ( 3 tackles, 1 for a 10 yard loss), and Ethan ' Mean and Lean' Lange ( 3 tackles), on one of those he tackled the QB as he was handing the ball to a RB, then got up and tackled the RB for a 9 yd loss battled hard all day. Chandler 'Cool Cat' Kelly (2 tackles) made a TD saving tackle at the Tigard 29, then 2 plays later recovered a fumble that was forced by Austin Davis (3 tackles). Flakes TD saving tackle was at the Tigard 9. After that Tigard's TNT Defense dug in to make Barlow turn the ball over on downs at the 1. Evans and
Lange led the D, but it was a team effort with half the team making the tackle on 3rd down from the 1. Evans made the tackle for a 2 yard loss on fourth down.
Tigard Green 19, WL 0
The Tigard Green fifth/sixth-grade team used a balanced, productive offense and an attacking defense to hold off West Linn Gold for a 19-0 win. Kaz Green displayed his sweet moves and quickness with three electrifying touchdowns. He also scored on an extra point and completed his first pass of the year to Evan Garrison. JT Howe and Alex Dean also rambled for extra yards on each carry from scrimmage. Will Schaer and Cameron Yarnell completed several passes and rushed for first downs.
The offensive line of Ken Timmins, Stephen Palmer, Jimmy Robinson, Piero Silva, Jacob Mullen and Brett Sheldon moved the line of scrimmage and created holes for the backs to gain extra yardage. The tight end duo of Ray Barlow and Joe Lobbato executed their blocks and ran solid patterns. Receivers Ryan Cleveland, Isaiah Hamilton and Tanner Tonole sustained their blocks and were able to help spring the blocks for extra yardage.
On defense, Greene and Garrison gobbled up interceptions, stopping drives down the field. Lobbato and Yarnell held contained and pounced on West Linn fumbles. Mullen was in the backfield on several plays. Howe, Silva and Damian VonAhlfeld were tenacious from the nose guard and defensive tackle positions.
Sheldon made several tackles for losses. Daniel Fechner and Will Schaer held their ground at linebacker, making several solo tackles. Linebacker George Smith disrupted the West Linn offense. Greene, Alex Dean, Garrison and Cleveland blanketed the West Linn receivers.
Tig. White 38, Canby 14
A great team defensive effort coupled with a strong offensive showing was the winning combination as the Tigard third/fourth-grade White Tigers beat Canby 38-4.
Making especially big plays on defense by providing big hits were Zach Arndorfer, Cory Hayden, Nate Heaukulani, Michael Adkins, Dylan Bruce and Cary Watts. Arndorfer, Heaukulani, and Jack Block also had big touchdown saving tackles to help spark the defense. The team's great defensive effort was helped by the fact that everyone had at least one tackle, led by Arndorfer and Kevin Gress with 5 tackles each. Jack Block and Tyler Walker had 4 tackles while, Kevin Henneman, Beau Paiva and Dylan Bruce added 3 each. Taylor Smith, Cory Hayden, Jon Jon Reid-Davis, Jack Chimenti, Jake Dettra, Frankie Redfern, Dorian Grimes and Cary Watts had 2 tackles, and Justin Thomas, Michael Adkins, Michael Andreas and Nick Stevens added 1 tackle each to the total.
Jack Chimenti and Tyler Walker each had an interception to add to the great defensive effort. Not to be outdone by the defense, the offense provided a well balanced attack as well. Kevin Gress led all rushers with 68 yards on 5 carries and 1 touchdown. Michael Adkins rushed for 61 yards and 1 touchdown as well. Jake Dettra, Dylan Bruce and Michael Andreas also had 1 rushing touchdown each. Rounding out the scoring was a 12 yard touchdown pass from Tyler Walker to Nick Stevens, and Dorian Grimes kicked a 2 point PAT. Also providing tough rushing yards were Kevin Henneman, Jack Chimenti, Jack Block and Tyler Walker.
Walker was 4 for 8 passing for 70 yards and the 1 touchdown, and his leading receivers were Nick Stevens with 3 catches for 40 yards and the 1 touchdown, and Michael Andreas with 1 reception for 30 yards. Other receivers running great pass patterns and providing downfield blocking were Zach Arndorfer, Reid-Davis, Beau Paiva, and Cory Hayden. The line was anchored by Dorian Grimes, Justin Thomas, Cary Watts, Frankie Redfern, Taylor Smith, Ryan McGraw, Luke Benedict and Nate Heaukulani. The team missed the usual contributions of Owen Black.
Tig. Green 8, Putnam 6
The Tigard third/fourth-grade Green team continued to flex its defensive muscle Saturday at Rex Putnam.
After the Kingsmen returned the opening kickoff to the Tigard 6 yard line, the Tigers denied Rex Putnam's power running game sending them backwards on 4 straight plays. On this opening defensive stand, the Tigers were anchored by outstanding defensive line play by Ryan Bay, Paul Vickers, Xavier Saylor and Cameron Smith. In the second quarter, Tigard shook things up and went to its play action passing attack. Quarterback JT Greenough hit running back Kyle Baldes in the flat for a 10 yard gain. After a couple of hard earned yards off tackle by David Johnson, Tigard went back to the air. On third and 5, Greenough hit Michael McCoy downfield for a 20-yard strike. As soon as Putnam adjusted to Tigard's passing game, the Tigers run blocking stepped up.
Behind pancake blocks by Alex Treat and Brendan Rude and a great downfield block by wide receiver Ryan Schaffer, Kyle Baldes ran 30 yards for a touchdown. Ryan Bay hit his 15th consecutive PAT to give Tigard all the points they would need. In the second half, Putnam's score came on a punt return.
Tigard continued to have success in the second half throwing the football. On second and long, Greenough hit Baldes out in the flat. After the catch, Baldes turned up field and was freed for a big gainer with a crack-back block by Chance Callaway and a tremendous peel back block by Brendan Rude. Tigard's linebacking core of Thomas Vickers, Alex Treat, and Alex Compton, as well as, safety Julian Body, simply refused to yield to Rex Putnam's rushing attack. Late in the fourth quarter, Tigard (6-0) stopped Putnam again on fourth and 2 to regain possession of the football. Thomas Vickers and Ryan Bay lead the Tigers in tackling.
WL 18, Tigard Gold 0
Although the score does not reflect it, the Tigard fifth/sixth-grade Gold team gave an incredible effort in its game this weekend at Tigard High School against and undefeated and heavily favored WL black team. Although the Tigard Offense did not have a lot of highlights in this game, one area of note that did look much improved was the passing game.
The highlight of the game was a long half back pass from Zach Floyd to Michael Ehrenfelt. The play netted about 35 yards and seemed to be just the thing to get the Tigard offense rolling. However, West Linn's defense proved to be to big and physical against an undersized Tigard line. The highlight of the game for Tigard was a defense that only gave up 2 touchdowns. Led on the defensive line by big cat Cain Adams, James Porter, Kyle Mortenson, Zach Merwin, Tristen Rude, Greyson Oehler, Miguel Delgado, Brandon Teed, Aaron Andrus and Karl Lyons, West Linn's offense struggled all day sustaining any kind of drive. When they did get through the defensive line, they were met in a hurry by big hitting linebackers, Stephen Whitelock, Mark Hall, Marty Ramos and Zach Floyd. Completely shutting down the passing game and also taking away one of West Linn's sweep, were big hitting Zach Vollstedt and Michael Ehrenfelt. Jake Opatrny, Zach Tamez and Travis Kamerer completed the attack.
Canby 26, Sher. Red 6
The Sherwood fifth/sixth-grade Red Knights lost a rough game at home Saturday to a tough Canby Blue team by a score of 26-6.
The normally stingy Knights defense had trouble stopping a strong Canby running game, but still had some good hits and highlights. Alex Barzee was the defender of the day and was all over the field from his middle linebacker spot. Barzee finished with 11 total tackles, 2 fumble recoveries, and a heads up interception to anchor the defense.
Cornerback Jordan Hodney and defensive tackle Andy Hennings were next with 4 tackles apiece on the day while Tyler Booth and Riley Junkin each added 3 tackles. Booth also made a nice block on a PAT kick and Junkin recovered a fumble. Josh Aden, Mitch Brannen, Dakota Groves, Blake Schaefer, Tristan Flint, Anthony Sherwood, Alex Wacker, Kendrick Leaverton, Brendan McKenzie, and Austin Scoggin also contributed with some nice tackles and assists.
On the offensive side of the ball the line was led by Black Knight award winner Dakota Groves who had a solid game at center, with help from line mates Andy Hennings, Scott Skurdahl, Thayer Dye, Jeff Knight, Alberto Quinones, and Robert Howe. Quarterback Jordan Hodney led a balanced offense with 6 of 11 completions for 58 yards in the air and added another 23 yards on the ground. Quarterback Tyler Booth also added to the pass completions before temporarily leaving the game with a neck injury in the second quarter.
Fullback Alex Barzee added 11 carries for 41 yards and 2 receptions for 13 yards, while halfback Anthony Sherwood had 11 yards rushing and a nice reception for 16 yards. Halfback Alex Wacker also had a good day with 2 receptions for 13 yards and a 70 yard explosion on a kickoff return for a touchdown. Josh Aden also added a nice 15 yard pass reception for the day. Receivers Bryce Outland, Kenny Ross, Kade MacGillivray, and Colton MacGillivray also contributed with good route running.
Sher. Black 34, Tual. 6
The Sherwood third/fourth-grade black team rolled to a 34-6 win over Tualatin.
Sherwood scored on a touchdown pass from Quarterback Rich Hekker to Tightened Tommy Paul. Paul added a 2 point conversion making it an 8-0 lead. Then late in the second quarter middle line backer Tommy Paul scored again on a 12-yard interception return for a touchdown. Paul kicked a PAT giving Sherwood a 16-0 lead in the 1st half. Sherwood defense then held Tualatin and they where forced to punt, which lead to a 40-yard touchdown return by Hekker. Sherwood lead at half with a commanding 24-0 lead. Later in the second half Hekker scored on a 10-yard run and Halfback Jesse Hatfield scored 5 yard run giving Sherwood a final score of 34-6. Sherwood finished with over 300 yard in offense.
Sherwood's Tommy Paul, Cole McBride, and Adain Giasson finished with 101 yards in receiving. While Sherwood Rushed for 202 yards. On carries from Crowell of 17 yards. Chhay 15 yards. Giasson 8 yards. Hatfield 10 yards. Hekker 22 yards. Hollin 4 yards. Lovell 7 yards. Rutschman 33 yards. Rath 4 yards. Vaughn 12 yards. Jarrod Ludwick and Sandis Chhay also had a total of 55 yards in punt returns. Rich Hekker finished the game completing 7 of 10 passes for 101 yards and a TD.
The defensive line for Sherwood was solid all game Boren, Castillo, Cross, Kaufman, Robbins, Springer, and Valeski combined for 6 tackles. While they where lead by Ryan Dehning with 7 tackles. Linebacker Jesse Hatfield lead the line backing crew with 9 tackles. Corner backs Brandon Rath, Nolan, Larkin, and Chhay had 7 tackles. Ad Rutschman had an interception and a pair of tackles. Wide receivers Preston Chrz and Joe Gaylord had key blocks.
Sher. White def. Tigard
Sherwood third/fourth-grade White hosted Tigard Black Saturday at Sherwood High School in a big game for both teams.
Sherwood would take control of the game in the first half and hold off Tigard in the second half for a 30-15 win. Sherwood quarterback Justin Schwarm would get the scoring started for Sherwood with a three yard touchdown in the first quarter. Elliott Christen would convert the extra point for a 8-0 Sherwood lead. Sherwood would show strong defense and get the ball back, their offense would drive again and fullback Jacob Vincent would score his first of two touchdowns.
The second half a very good Tigard team would come out strong, scoring a touchdown and adding a extra point on a well executed play for a 22-7 Sherwood lead. Tigard would try an on side kickoff, Sherwood's halfback Elliott Christen playing on the kick return team would handle the kick cleanly and race 65 yards for a Sherwood TD and a 30-7 Sherwood lead.
Both teams played good tough football through out the game. Sherwood's offensive line of Justin Meyer, Ladd, Woodruff, Carlson, Spurgeon, Rome, Dale and Lapp all had good performances blocking for their Quarterback and running backs Schwarm, Booth, Snyder, Christen, Flannery, Fuller, Vincent, Eastman, Spurgeon and Fuller who were able to grind out over 200 yards rushing on the day. Sherwood's Defense was lead by Schwarm with 7 tackles, Vincent with 6 Meyer and Spurgeon with 5 and Snyder, Booth, Donnelly, Christen, Micich, Crawford, Carlson, Ploeger, Woodruff, Ladd, Huotari and Rome with good contributions.
Tual. 32, Sher. White 12
Saturday proved to be a true test for the Sherwood fifth/sixth-grade White Knights. Although the White Knights did not come away with the victory there were many positives.
The White Knights offense did a good job of moving the football all day. Unfortunately Tualatin's stingy defense and costly turn-overs kept the White Knights out of the end zone. Joseph Balfour, Parker Branz, Spencer Clay, and Nic Clarke all contributed to the rushing attack. Balfour also went to the air connecting with Blake Peterson on a 36 yard pass. Jonathon Carlson contributed to the running attack providing a critical block enabling Balfour to score on a 30-yard run. Clay added the second TD rushing in from the 5 yard line. Mickey Schaefer, Zach Wise, Harrison Shelburne, Reggie Lee, Brandon Geiger, Austin Dessert, Sam Troychak and Nolan Rader all contributed to the rushing attack as they provided strong blocking from the offensive line.
Kevin Johnson, Reggie Lee and Nick Dickson were big contributors on special teams. Johnson returned one kick while falling on another. Dickson recovered two potential on-side kicks. Reggie Lee also recovered an on-side kick. Tyler Harris was also a contributor on the special teams as he handled all the kicking.
The defense had 13 members record tackles. Balfour led the group with 13 tackles. Clay did a tremendous job aggressively swarming to the ball from his linebacker spot. Clay finished the day with 8 tackles. Shelburne, Schaefer, Lee and Clarke each finished the day with 6 tackles. Austin Dessert, the Sherwood Black Knight for the week, added 3 tackles. Wise also had 3 tackles. Johnson, Harris, and Dessert added 2 tackles each. Nose guard Bryce Seibold had another tremendous game. Cole Vessey, Christian Delao and Eric Lind also contributed to the defense.
LO 37, Sherwood Black 13
The Sherwood fifth/sixth-grade Black came away with their third loss of the year in a physical battle against Lake Oswego Navy. It was a close match at half time with Lake Oswego leading 19-13. Turnovers hurt Sherwood in the game and were a major factor in the Lake Oswego victory.
Sherwood touchdowns came on a 9 yard run and a 41-yard run by Cristian Morris. Other offensive production were made by Chertude, Goldstein, Kent, Jacot and Larkin.
Passing and run protection was delivered by a Sherwood offensive line that hammered it out all day long against Lake Oswego. Our up front force linemen included Nichols, Voelker, Matney, Ochs, Brodie Riess, Kotowski, Keller, Braden Riess, Brooks, Layna and this week's Black Knight, Scheirman.
The Black defense played hard all game long and was able to hold their own. The defense was lead by Cristian Morris with 9 tackles, Brooks with 7, Kotowski with 4, Larkin with 3, Matney, Layna, Kent and Jacot with 2 tackles. Other contributions on defense were made by Wagner, Scheirman, Mack, Goldstein, Chertude, Staley, Mack, Keller, Brookhouse, Metcalf, Jackson, Jaden Morris and Nichols.
Sher. Red 45, W'ville 12
The third/fourth-grade Red Knights traveled to cross town rival Wilsonville on Saturday, winning their second contest of the year 45-12. The Red Knights scored on their first possession with a 19 yard run by James Nappe.
Wilsonville countered on the ensuing kickoff to tie the score 6-6. Sherwood responded with a seven play, 57-yard drive capped by a 9 yard score by Nappe. Wilsonville fumbled on the next possession and Nappe picked it up for a score. Sherwood had two more touchdowns, the first on a 47-yard run by Matthew Brooks and the second on a 51-yard run by Ryan Hobbs making the score 33-6 at halftime.
Early in the third quarter Trenten Toivonen scored his first touchdown of the year on a 30-yard scamper. Late in the fourth quarter, Brendon Wexted also scored his first touchdown of the year on a 9 yard rumble making the final score Red Knights 45, Wilsonville 12.
Brooks lead the rushing attack with 73 yards and 1 TD. Hobbs had 2 runs for 58 yards and 1 TD. Nappe ran for 45 yards and 2 TDs and Toivonen ran for 44 yards and 1 TD. Wexted ran for 26 yards, 1 TD and a 1 point conversion. Tye McCarthy ran for 29 yards and a 1 point conversion. Connor Moody, Connor Whitely, Cully Clark, Alex Dalebroux (1 point conversion), Kai Stephens, Jake Richards, Trace Sweeney and Dakota Krieger also contributed to the attack. Nappe threw for 51 yards including receptions to Brooks, Moody and Brady Sullivan. Sullivan made his first catch of the season a good one with a stunning 21-yard grab.
Defensively the Red Knights shut down Wilsonville, allowing only 106 total yards. Outside of a 50 yard special team's play, the Red Knights bruising defense kept Wilsonville to 1.5 yards per play. A total of 23 Red Knights were in on tackles. The defensive line anchored by Jake Anderson, Joey Brookhouse, Jack Ferner and Tanner Dillree. The dynamic duo of Max and Riley Ahrenkiel kept the Wildcats on their heels. The strength of the secondary was built upon solid play by Devon Chesbrough, Sweeney, Dillon Heater, Jackson Grubbe, Krieger, Alex Burger, Sullivan, Stephens and Whitely. Sebastian Donily had three solo tackles. Matthew Sjogren and Steven Powers played exceptionally well on both offense and defense. Congratulations to Joey Brookhouse for Black Knight and Kai Stephens for the Fitz Patch (Sportsmanship) honors.
Sher. JV Red 16, W'view 6
Sherwood's JV Red team came from behind for the third week in a row to stay unbeaten as they played tough defense enroute to a 16-6 win at Westview on Saturday.
Westview jump out to a 6-0 lead in the first quarter but Sherwood responded with 2 scores of its own before the first half ended and then the defense kept Westview from getting inside the 25 yard line the rest of the game.
Sherwood's defense which has allowed only three touchdowns in 24 quarters this year forced 4 turnovers and was lead by Travis Dyer with 8 tackles, 1 sack and an interception, Chase Kreiger and Dylan Flannery with 7 tackles each, Nic Lambert with 5 tackles and a sack, Taylor Bonawitz with 4 tackles and Danny Rice with 3 tackles and 2 interceptions and Ian Hockett with 2 tackles and an interception. Connor Munro, Garrett LaFarge, Cody Bird, Joey Bitz, Blake Babcock and Jake Bergin all had contributions.
Offensively Sherwood had a balanced attack of pass and run racking up 230 yards on the ground and completing over 70 percent of their passes. Bonawitz got Sherwood on the board in the second quarter to tie the game then converted an extra-long PAT to make the score 8-6. On Sherwood's following possession Munro capped a 75 yard drive with a 15 yard touchdown run and Bonawitz kicked his second extra point of the evening to put Sherwood ahead 16-6. Bonawitz lead all rushers with 70 yards on the ground followed by Munro with 60, Rice with 50, LaFarge with 40 and Christopher Hufschmidt with 15. Rice lead all receivers with 5 catches followed by Hufschmidt and Bonawitz with one each. Munro was 7 for 11 passing for the game and Sherwood totaled over 300 yards of offense.
Sher. Knights 32, WL 8
The Sherwood third/fourth-grade Knights defeated a strong and talented West Linn White team Saturday 32-8. Once again Sherwood's running attack was the answer, as they ran 32 times for 281 yards. Mason Rivers started the action as he returned the opening kickoff 58 yards for a touchdown. Evan Kitto ran in the PAT to give Sherwood a quick 7-0 lead. Later in the first quarter, Rivers ran a boot 61 yards to give Sherwood a 13-0 lead. On the play, two crucial blocks by Drew Jardine and Black Knight recipient, Logan Shelton sealed the defense and allowed Rivers to score.
Early in the second quarter, Kitto had 83 yards on a spectacular touchdown run that gave Sherwood a 20 to 0 lead. After a West Linn touchdown and with only 55 seconds left before halftime, Sherwood utilized their three timeouts with great clock management, and marched 48 yards for a TD and a 25 to 8 halftime lead.
In the third quarter, Sherwood continued to roll behind some great plays by Justin Humphreys, Max Jaeger, Logan Shelton and Spencer Grant. Fullback C.J. Alley ran 34 yards for Sherwood's fifth touchdown of the game and Sean Scroggin ran in the PAT.
The fourth quarter was dominated by Sherwood's defense as Caleb Carter, Brandon Mickel, Brandon Ochs, Austin Shadbolt and Austin Tietsort made great tackles. Cornerbacks Ryan Barzee, Spencer Hansen, Alec Harp Eli Jardine and Zach Pointer also contained the West Linn offense and helped shut out West Linn in the second half.
Sher. Varsity 25, LO 12
In a battle of two unbeaten teams the Sherwood Varsity Red Knights defeated Lake Oswego Navy 25-12 in the Knights final home game of the season to run their record to 5-0.
After the Lakers scored on the first offensive series of the game and went up 6-0, Sherwood answered with an impressive scoring drive of 61 yards capped by a Jordan Ramp to Josh Patterson 7 yard TD catch. Patterson caught 7 balls for 79 yards. Ramp was impressive completing 9 of 17 passes for 125 yards and two TDs. His second scoring strike was a 24 yard pass to tight end Michael Balfour that was set up by a Chris Organiz 34 yard punt return.
Organiz rushed for 103 yards on just 7 carries including a 59 yard touchdown run. Trent Duppenthaler rushed 11 times for 40 yards, Brandon Scott carried the ball 4 times for 17 yards and Jordan Bowers rushed for 50 yards on 5 carries and scored from 18 yards out to start the third quarter. The Sherwood offensive line lead by Ethan Jacot, Adam Godfrey, Geoffrey Walck, Zach Kaylor, PJ Dyke, Zach Heicksen and John Nagel created big running lanes for Sherwood running backs and provided Ramp with great pass protection. Sherwood also got great blocking from receiver Jagger Heckman.
Lake Oswego came into the game averaging 33 points a game, but the Sherwood defense again showed why it's the number one defense in the division. Sherwood linebackers had a combined 27 tackles with Duppenthaler leading the team with 12, Balfour with 10 and Bowers with 5. In his first game of the season Mason Lally had 3 solo tackles. Ethan Jacot had 4 solo tackles, forced a Laker fumble and Ramp intercepted a pass late in the fourth quarter. Defensive lineman Austin Vassar, Kyle McClain and Cesar Catibayan recorded their first solo tackles of the season while Hawk linebackers Kooper McGee, Walck and Organiz contained the Lake Oswego perimeter running game.
The Sherwood defensive secondary of Justin Bradshaw, Mitchell Rettmann, Michael Smith, Patterson and Ramp limited Lake Oswego receivers to just 4 catches on 20 attempts. Rettmann kicked a two point conversion to finish the Sherwood scoring. Justin Davis also contributed to the Sherwood win.
Sher. Raid. 12, Clack. 6
The Sherwood Knights fifth/sixth-grade team Raiders improved to 4-2 on Saturday with a dramatic overtime victory.
The day belonged to defense as the score remained knotted at zero going into the fourth quarter. The Sherwood defensive game was a well-balanced effort as evidenced by the fact that half of the team were able to record tackles. Jake Reimer led the way with 11 tackles with the remaining stops being turned in by Nate Christler (8), Tyler Aplin (8), Tyler Aytes (7), Heath McKinney (4), Joe Chamberlain (2), Brandon Whitely (2) Cory Keohane (2), Colton Waker (2), Zac Ehrlich (1), Joey Martin (1), and this week's Black Knight recipient Justin Hamilton with 5 tackles.
Not only did the day belong to defense, but the victory did as well. In the final moments of the game, the Raiders' defense shut down the Clackamas offense for seven consecutive plays before the Cavs were able to score with 30 seconds left in the game. The first step to the victory came on the Clackamas extra point attempt when a quarterback boot to the left was met by the entire Raider defense lead by Jake Reimer.
The point was denied and the game went into Kansas Plan overtime. After the Sherwood offense delivered six more points to the board, the defense sealed the deal by not allowing Clackamas to carve out more than two yards on their final four plays.
The first points of the game didn't come until the first play of the fourth quarter when Halfback Aplin ran downhill 43 yards to punch it in. Aplin cut off of solid blocks laid down by Robbie Ahrenkiel, Ehrlich, McKinney, Whitely, Chamberlain, Keohane, Reimer and Waker. The overtime touchdown was delivered by Quarterback Aytes on a successful boot to the left off a great pull block by guard Brody Clark and an overall push by the left side of the line including Dylan Anderson and Andre Mauro.
L'ridge 14, Sher.JV Black 6
The Sherwood JV Black team lost another close game, falling 14-6 to Lakeridge.
AJ Spencer scored the only TD for Sherwood, coming in the first half. The game was a defensive battle the whole way. On defense the Knights were led by Julian Darby, Cody Setere, Nick Dutra, Novac Radonavic, Paul Dodson and a big game by Eric Skurhdal.
Also with some key plays were Paddy Condon, Kyle Wilson, Alex Mancuso, Cameran Steph and Mike Alleman.
Sher. White 42, Tual. 32
Sherwood Varsity Knights stated the game off to a slow start. Tualatin was able to capitalize on this by scoring first.
The Sherwood defense had a great show by holding Tualatin on the one yard line not allowing them to score. It was not until the second quarter when Sherwood came out ready to play. Brook Reese blocked a punt by Tualatin and changed the tempo of the game. Brock Lutes was able to score first for Sherwood off a 3-yard run but the PAT failed.
Next points on the board were also from Lutes with a 37 yard carry, with the PAT also missing by a narrow margin. The excitement doesn't end there.
On the Sherwood kick off the ball hit a Tualatin player bouncing off to be recovered by Jake Lawrence. The offensive drive resulting in a 47-yard run by Lutes for a TD. The extra point attempt by Andrew Loza was successful.
The second half show Sherwood to be ready to take on anything. The team was fired up and executing at all levels. Sherwood marches down the field having Tyler Rome score on a 3 yard carry. The PAT failed. Lutes was able to score once again on a 30-yard carry, this time the kick was good. Ryan Foote also came through with a big score off a 25 yard run, PAT good. Loza was 3/6 on PATs for the night.
The offense had a terrific night with the running game, contributing 407 yards of offense. Lutes finished with 218 yards on 16 carries, Moll 72 yards on 8 carries, Foote 43 yards with 3 carries, Rome 16 yards on 3 carries, Nishioka 12 yards on 2 carries. The passing game came secondary. With the ground game being effective, that was the focus on the offense. Moll passed for 50 yards. Loucks had 27 yards on 2 receptions, Trocolli 11 yards from 1 reception, finally Kitchler and Lawrence each for 6 yards.
Tualatin Gray 20, Canby 7
The Tualatin Gray third/fourth-grade team moved to 5-1 by downing Canby 20-7.
Tualatin marched down the field with JJ Cichoke at QB, and scored on its opening drive with a 25-yard burst up the middle by Jordan Wilson resulting in a TD. The strong surge from the Tualatin offensive line led by Shockloss, Cook, Strength, Petit, and Arzmendi Frias created the openings for Tualatin runners all day.
With Canby having first and goal at the 5 yard line, the Tualatin defense led by the hard hitting of Dylan Petit held Canby short of the end zone on 4 more rushing attempts. Tualatin took over on downs at their own 7 yard line and proceeded to drive down the field on 7 running plays, including a 20 yard run by Senger, 50 yard QB keeper by Bradish, and capped by an 18-yard TD up the right side by Wilson. The pass from Cichoke to Day was complete for the point after.
Tualatin had over 225 yards rushing on 24 carries, averaging more than 9 yards per touch. The rushing attack consisted of Wilson with 115 yards on 14 carries, Bradish with 55 yards, Senger with 30 yards, and Day with 25 yards.
Led by a tackle behind the line of scrimmage by Austin Cuellar, Tualatin's defense held Canby short of a first down. With 10 seconds before the half, Tualatin took over on downs. Following a 7 yard run and with only 0:02 left on the clock before the half, Bradish completed a seam pass to Jake Day for a 36-yard touchdown. The PAT pass from Bradish to Mitch Mathews was complete, making the score 20-0.
Tualatin controlled the clock in the fourth quarter. Tualatin defense led by Petit, Cook, Strength, Arzmendi Frias, and Wilson held Canby to 3 downs for the entire period. Tualatin's Senger, Day, Wilson, and Bradish ran the ball on 9 out of 10 plays resulting in two critical first downs to maintain possession and take time off the clock, sealing the victory.
Sher. 32, Tualatin Card. 12
Tualatin fifth/sixth-grade Cardinal ran into a much bigger and well coached Sherwood team and just couldn't overcome their own mistakes as they wore down in the second half. Tualatin shot themselves in the foot at the start as the fumbled the opening kickoff at their own 36 and Sherwood recovered. Sherwood scored 4 plays later to go up 6-0 as the extra point failed. After a nice kickoff return by Tyler Snyder, the Wolves started their first drive at their own 42. In one of their best drives of the year, the Wolves used a 12 play, 7 minute drive to answer Sherwood highlighted by nice runs by backs Snyder, Nick Hines, Brode Beebe, Brennen Symes, QB Randall Tainer and a nice pass play from Tainer to Beebe. Symes finally punched it in from 3 yards out to tie the score at 6-6.
The O-Line of Alec Trecker, Dane Simonsen, Graham Russell, Connor True, Drew McGovern and Derek Maidel worked very well together in controlling the line of scrimmage and opening up holes. Sherwood started their next drive from their own 48 and were able to answer right back as they scored 4 plays latter to go back up. The extra point was good and Sherwood was up at the end of the first 14-6.
Later, Sherwood's Offense cranked it up again and scored several plays later to go up 20-6. The extra point was blocked by a bull rushing Simonsen. Tualatin started its next drive from the 32 and on its second play, Sherwood intercepted a pass at the 50 and took over. The Tualatin D held again highlighted by a great tackle for a loss by John Whitaker. Tualatin took over on downs at the Sherwood 42 with less than 1 minute in the half. After a nice reverse run by Beau Kennedy to get the ball down to the 25, Tualatin try a pass to the end zone. The pass from Tainer was intended for Kennedy and was tipped up into the air. Beebe just happened to be Johnny on the spot caught the tip, broke a few tackles and got into the end zone for a wild play just before the end of the half. The extra point failed, but the Wolves were back into the game at the half only down 20-12.
In the second half, Tualatin played with lots of grit and determination and held their own. But Sherwood's size wore the Wolves down. Sherwood scored on a long run and an interception return to finish the scoring, as the Tualatin Defense bent but didn't break on several drives. Sherwood's defensive blitzing stymied the Wolves' offensive attack and they just couldn't muster any serious scoring threats in the second half.
On Defense, Simonsen, True, Yee, Russell, Tainer, Snyder, Jeff and John Whitaker all played great along with Luke Bisner, Edgar Gutierrez, Bridger Wilde and Paul Bixel. On Offense, Max Houston, Brenden Bixel and others played key roles.
Tual. Card. 41, OC 13
In what may have been the Tualatin third/fourth-grade Cardinal's best game of the year, they beat an undefeated Oregon City team 41-13. It was a total team effort that allowed Tualatin to win over Oregon City team and tie for the best record in the league at 5-1.
Oregon City scored first with the extra point on a short drive to go ahead 7-0. After we received the kick-off, Chase Morrison took the hand off and ran for a TD from 36 yards out with the help of terrific blocking. Alex Reid made the score 7-7. On a fourth and 6 yard play for Oregon City, Dillon Gooden made a solid tackle and we took over at their 38 yard line. Good runs by Luke Davis, Alex Reid, Chase Morrison and Daeton Harris set up a one yard TD by Dante Reid. We led 13-7. Still in the first quarter, Eric Munoz intercepted the ball at our 35 yard line. On this drive, Dante completed a 14 yard pass to his brother Alex. Then, Alex ran for 45 yards to their five yard line. From here, Daeton punched it in from the two yard line to make the score 19-7 at half time. It was a solidly played first half on both sides of the ball.
We received the football to start the second half. On a fourth and 2 down from their 40 yard line, Chase broke away for a touchdown. The score was 25-7. We kicked off and Oregon City started from our 33 yard line. Despite being injured earlier, Evan Gang made a hard tackle to slow Oregon City down. They made it to our 16 yard line when hard hitting by Alex, Daeton , and Dillon stopped them and we took over at our 17 yard line. With hard running by Chase and Alex and a great block by Daeton, we brought the ball out to our 44 yard line. An interception stopped the drive, but the defense led by Luke, Alex, Daeton and Jared Welter stopped Oregon City at our 45 yard line. It was an aggressive tackle by Jared on a double reverse that stopped their drive. On this series of downs, Eric Munoz scampered to the Oregon City 37 yard line. Josh Watson caught an 11 yard pass from Dante Reid. From there, Alex scored for an 11 yard TD. Brian Davis made our first extra point kickoff the season to give us the lead at 33-7. Starting on our 33 yard line, Oregon City moved the ball to our one yard line, and scored from there to bring the score closer at 33-13. With time winding down late in the fourth quarter, Chase broke away for one of his patented long runs for 50 yards to put the game well out of reach. Brian Davis made a perfect kick over the cross bar to make the final score 41-13.
Sher. Knights 32, Tual. 12
The Sherwood Knights fifth/sixth-grade football team came up big against a tough Tualatin with a 32-12 victory. The Sherwood offensive machine was just too much for Tualatin as Paul Corl gained 65 of his 139 yards in the first quarter.
His 25 yard touchdown run got Sherwood on the board. Great upfront blocking lead by Back Knight winner, Jordan Kurahara, opened the way for Keegan Lawrence's 20 yard touchdown run. Lawrence ended the first half with an 11 yard run to give Sherwood the 20-12 halftime lead.
The defense kicked into gear in the second half shutting down the Tualatin offense, keeping them out of the endzone. Led by the push of the big boys upfront, Nick Rowlands, Logan Smith, Parker Goedecke, Michael Alley, and Kurahara, the linebacking crew of Corl, Rice, Marks, McLaughlin and Shadbolt contained the runners. Lawrence finished the Sherwood scoring assault with a 67 yard touchdown run and a 25 yard interception return for a touchdown.
Tigard Black 13, OC 12
The fifth/sixth-grade Black Tigers of Tigard won their toughest game of the year in an overtime thriller against the Red Pioneers of Oregon City 13-12.
Tigard came out with a new look on offense Saturday rushing the ball between the tackles and grinding out an 18 play 72 yard drive resulting in a one yard plunge by Jake Biglow.
Oregon City tightened up defensively though forcing two punts and two turnovers on downs during Tigard's next four possessions. Tigard returned the favor shutting down the Pioneer's offense with their trademark hard-hitting defense shutting out Oregon City in the first half taking a 6-0 lead into halftime.
Tigard only had one possession in the third quarter and went three and out. The Pioneers kept knocking at the door connecting on several pass plays until the fourth quarter when they tied the game on another big pass play. Neither team converted their extra point attempt which left the score deadlocked at 6-6 late in the fourth quarter. Tigard was driving and inside the ten yard line when they fumbled giving Oregon City one last chance with two minutes left to play.
Tigard seems to find a new hero on defense every week and this time it was Shane Lepper. He made an interception in the second quarter just as the Pioneers had reached the red zone for the first time then he collected his second interception of the day on a beautifully read play with just 30 seconds left to play in the fourth quarter. The Tigers took over on the Oregon City 15 yard line and moved the ball quickly to the one yard line with six seconds left in the game. Tigard tried to punch it in but fell just short as the Pioneer defense read the play and stuffed it. The Tiger offense was led by Ryan Bickel who rushed 20 times for 120 yards and a pivotal TD during overtime. The Pioneers could not stop Bickel who ran the ball at will behind superb blocking and an inspired Tigard offense.
The Tigard defense was its usual stingy self led by Jacob Arnold's seven tackles. Connor Olson posted six tackles, Jake Biglow had five tackles and combined with QB Robbie Chabreck for a key drive stopping sack, Matthew Franz had three tackles and a recovered fumble, Michael Roberts had a pair of tackles and a nice sack and Taylor Evans added a sack and three tackles.
The overtime period saw both teams score but this time Tigard converted the extra point on a scramble by Robbie Chabreck. Oregon City scored but elected to attempt a game winning extra point kick worth two points but the Tigers sent the house and Robbie Chabreck, Manu Rasmussen and Shane Lepper reached the holder in time to block the kick and end the game.
Linc. 41, Tual. var. Black 8
The Tualatin Black Varsity team had a disappointing loss playing away at Lincoln.
The starting backfield for Tualatin Offense consisted of Quarterback Blake Evetts, Tailback A.J. Peaslee, Fullback Brian Balsiger, Wide Receivers Serge Alexandre and Jake Lehner, and Tight End Austin Angle. The starting Offensive line consisted of Center C.J. Caviness, Guards Alex Harvey and Nathan Weidenmeyer, Tackles Daniel Grimes and Jason Kim.
Quarterback Serge Alexandre led the Timberwolves passing attack in the second half. Alexandre completed a total of 6 passes for 80 yards. Jake Lehner was the leading receiver catching 5 passes including an exciting 58 yard breakaway. A.J. Peaslee caught 1 pass. Blake Evetts also completed 1 pass to Tight End Austin Angle.
The Timberwolves Running Backs had to grind out yards against a stubborn Lincoln defense. Tailback A.J. Peaslee was the leading rusher for Tualatin averaging just under 5 yards per carry. Peaslee had an exciting run slicing through Lincoln defenders and cutting to the sideline for 13 yards. Peaslee also scored a TD in the fourth quarter.
The Timberwolves scored their only Touchdown following a long drive in the fourth quarter. Starting on their own 22 yard line, the Timberwolves faced a tough third down and 18. Alexandre threw a quick hitch pass to Lehner. Lehner broke a tackle and raced 58 yards down the sideline to the Lincoln 20 yard line. A few plays later Tualatin was facing a critical fourth down and 9 situation. Alexandre threw another hitch pass to Lehner. Lehner broke a tackle and sliced through Lincoln defenders down to the 3 yard line. On the very next play, Peaslee blasted through off right Tackle for a 3 yard TD run. Fernando Barrett kicked the extra point.
The starting defense consisted of linebackers Brian Balsiger, Austin Angle and Alex Harvey, cornerbacks A.J. Peaslee and Zach McMahon, safeties Jake Lehner and Serge Alexandre, linemen Fernando Barrett, Chase Norlin, Daniel Grimes and Colby Hatchett.
Tualatin combined for numerous gang tackles. Outstanding solo tackles were made by Austin Angle, Ishmael Arizmendi, C.J. Caviness, Alex Harvey, A.J. Peaslee, Fernando Barrett, Zach McMahon, Serge Alexandre, Brenden Pritchard and Nathan Weidenmeyer.
Austin Angle and Isaac Lomax each knocked down a Lincoln pass. Fernando Barrett recovered a key fumble killing a Lincoln drive at the Tualatin 10 yard line. Barrett also had a tackle for a loss. Alex Harvey sacked the Quarterback on a linebacker blitz. C.J. Caviness made a big hit on a Lincoln runner. Linebacker Austin Angle made numerous tackles.
Tual. Black 32, Sher. 12
Tualatin fifth/sixth-grade Black overpowered Sherwood White at home on Saturday to remain undefeated. The starting offensive line for Tualatin included center Adam Evetts, guards Paul Sheffield and Cooper Sprunk, and tackles Cody Allison and Kenny Walther. The starting backfield included tight ends J.J. Paulson and Logan Wiersma, wing backs Derek Senger and Blake Reser, fullback Chris Rodarte and quarterback Connor Scott. Other players on offense included Ryan Murray, Cody Engelman, Connor Thurman, Jackson Ceserani, Brock Hulse, Aaron West, Jacob Baldry, and David Johannesen.
Tualatin scored first on the second of two long carries by Derek Senger, who also punched in the extra point. A solid hit by Blake Reser on the ensuing kickoff was followed-up by a pair of jarring tackles by Nique Reid, including a quarterback sack for a five-yard loss. Reser capitalized on the shaken Sherwood offense, picking off the quarterback for an interception and racing 70-yards for the touchdown, making it 13-0.
During the next series of defensive downs, Cooper Sprunk, who also had a QB sack on the day, blocked a pitch-off by the Bowmen. Paul Sheffield contributed to the defensive effort the entire game, this time with a booming tackle on Sherwood for a loss.
Led by quarterback Connor Scott, who posted four carries and one pass completion on the day, Tualatin's offense was supplied with solid rushing by Chris Rodarte, Senger and Connor Thurman. Scott's first of four carries positioned the Timberwolves on Sherwood's 16-yard line. A hand-off to Senger finished the drive, making it 19-0, Tualatin.
Great tackles by Sheffield and Sprunk on downs contributed to holding the Bowmen scoreless throughout most of the first half. Blake Reser hustled to make a touchdown-saving tackle on a 46-yard pass play.
Rodarte and Scott combined for rushing gains on the next offensive drive to position the ball deep in Sherwood territory. Running off a counter play, Connor Thurman made a cut back to carry the ball into the end-zone.
Sherwood attempted a comeback, scoring two touchdowns mid-game but a final drive by the T-Wolves culminated with a TD run by Rodarte and clinched the win.
OC 19, Tigard Black 12
The Tigard JV Black Tigers team came up short against Oregon City in a battle of the leagues top two teams. Niko Freni played a stellar all around game running for two TDs, completing three long passes to Robert Strys, returning kicks and leading the team in tackles.
Tigard won the toss and received the opening kick off, but the Pioneers came to play and stuffed Tigard's potent offense, forcing a punt. However, the Black Tigers executed a perfect fake punt and Freni ran 30 yards for a first down to the Oregon City 30. Key blocks by Brady Watts and Chris MacKenzie helped Freni get to the open field. But the Pioneer defense dug in again and forced Tigard to turn it over on downs.
On the next play from scrimmage Adam Holman made a touchdown saving tackle from behind as Oregon City's running back broke through the middle for a 22 yard gain. The Black Tiger defense then stepped up too and behind tackles by Brandon Dettra and Peter McCormick they forced Oregon City to give it back to the Tigers on downs. Freni took up where he left off breaking free into Pioneer territory for a 20 yard gain behind Sam 'Big Smooth' Crawford's blocking, but once again the drive stalled.
The Pioneers used a pass interference call to get deep into Tigard territory then blocked a perfect play up the middle for the game's first score. Nolan Friesen blocked their PAT attempt. Freni's 20 yard kick off return set up the offense in good position at the 50. Strong runs by Chad Colson, MacKenzie and Watts set up a perfect pass play to Strys that gained 42 yards down to the Pioneer 6 yard line. MacKenzie and Watts pounded it to the 2, but a sack dropped the Tigers back to the 6 again and they set up for a field goal. Once again the fake was on, but Freni was stuffed right at the goal line and the Pioneers took over on their own 6 inch line.
With Tigard thinking safety, the Oregon City quarterback rolled out found a seam, broke a tackle and ran 99 yards for their second TD of the day and took a lead of 12-0.
The Black Tigers never gave up. Brody Parson's kick off to start the second half pinned the Pioneers deep in their own territory. The defensive line of Dominic Mori, Friesen, Jeremy Moore and Crawford held Oregon City and they were forced to punt. A good roll pinned Tigard back on their own 13. The offensive line of Cody Bliss, Cody Collins, Travis Eurick, Sam Fusick, Mitchell Allen, Mori and Crawford gave Freni all the time he needed despite a ferocious rush to once again connect with Strys for a big gain of 37 yards. The drive culminated in a Freni TD run from 15 yards out behind the blocking of Cody Amman and Matt Merckling.
Tigard's defensive backfield was put to the test on the next drive as Oregon City took to the air. Coverage by Brandon Wick, Andre Metternich, Adam Boyce and a key tackle by Roble Jama forced another Oregon City punt. On the next drive Freni got Tigard moving again when a block by Jake Panasewich freed him for another big first down run. But an interception stopped the drive short of the end zone. With the game running down Oregon City's QB scrambled free on a broken play and scored their final TD of the day, but once again Tigard was not giving up. They launched another sustained drive deep into Oregon City and capped it off with a touchdown as time expired.
W'ville 27, Tual. Gray 14
The Tualatin fifth/sixth-grade Gray team suffered a tough loss against the Wilsonville Wildcats. The Wolves played an exceptional second half, including two long touchdown runs by Jeffrey Williams and Tyler Kemp with QB Ian Coffman throwing some spectacular passes.
The offense looked good in the first half with several sustained drives let by great runs by Chandler Schoonmaker, Cody Summers and Williams. The offensive line of Jarrod Larsen, Mike Jansen, Jordon Brown, Devin LaBar, and Dakota Billington did their job. A crucial block was made by right tackle Konner Cook. On one of their drives of the first half three first downs were obtained, and a touchdown was in sight, but on the 11th play of the drive the Wildcats stopped the Wolves fourth down effort on a run up the middle. The Wolves next offensive possession highlights a pancake block by Schoonmaker which enabled Williams an effort towards the endzone, but as time ticked to zero in the half he was stopped at the two yard line.
The first half defensive game was led by cornerback Sawyer Johnstone, who was all over the field. Critical tackles were made by Kip Koenig, Samuel Gregson, Kemp and Williams. Good coverage on passing by George Still and penalty calls against Wilsonville just couldn't stop the offense of the Wildcats. The first half ended with the score 21-0, Wildcats.
It was all Wolves during the second half. An exciting running game ensued for the fans. Late in the third, the O-line had come alive and it was open field for a touchdown run by Kemp. The extra point was good, making the score 27-7. The fierce defense continued the Wolves outstanding efforts by stopping the Wildcats. Ben Herrod helped plug up the middle while Graye Norlin, Patrick O'Connor, and Brown led with some heart stopping tackles. Defensive linemen Noah Peterson and Corey Parsons, with Kemp, stopped an extra point attempt.
The Wolves next offensive possession began with an exceptional block by Cook and Kemp, and before the Wildcats could react, Williams ran for a 70 yard touchdown. Kemp finished off the extra point. The score was 27-14 to end the third quarter.
Gang tackles led by Alan Burggren, Johnny Torgeson, and Johnstone highlighted the defense. Ensuing offensive possessions showed promise with a nice all hands catch made by Kemp, good plays at tight-end by Gator Pizer, and a fumble recovery by Jarrod Larsen.
S'ridge 24, Tual. Card.14
Southridge took the opening kick off and began marching down the field; 11 plays and 64 yards later they had scored the first of their three touchdowns.
The Tualatin JV Cardinal team was forced to punt twice, then on their third possession Travis Johnson found Tate Jenkins open for a 19 yard TD pass. Sumner Patton kicked the extra point. Southridge scored on their final possession of the half.
The Tualatin offensive and defensive lines came alive in the second half - with the exception of a 99 yard touchdown run by Southridge, the defense held their opponent to -15 yards on the ground. The entire defense deserves mention for their work shutting down Southridge in the second half. The backfield: Drew Ness, Anthony Callaway, Michael Powelson. Linebackers: Patton, Brandon Durdel, and Jenkins. Line: Eliseo Arizmendi Frias, Johnson, Kevin MacPherson, Connor Cheel, Matt Miller.
Halfway through the third quarter, Johnson (11 for 15) found Jenkins (who had 17 carries for 107 yards) on a screen pass which he took 25 yards into the end zone.
Great pass blocking from Travis Campbell, Durdell, Jake McGrady, Spencer Bateman, and Michael Butz allowed for a balanced air attack - four receivers (Jenkins, Ness, Jacob King and MacPherson) had a combined 11 receptions for 125 total yards.