Friday's top five: A look at the five biggest football games from Oct. 27
Week Nine of the 2017 Oregon high school football season — the final week of the regular season — is now in the books and the 2017 state playoff lie ahead.
But Friday was pretty great on its own, with Tigard and Lake Oswego posting huge wins in their annual rivalry contests.
With all that going on, Pamplin Media Group's sports editors, reporters and photographers were out in force to document a bunch of it.
In case you may have missed some of these landmark scores, here's a look back at the top five games from Week Eight. You can see all our coverage by clicking on the Prep Football tab — to see it, just hover over the Sports tab — on all our websites.
To see all of last week's scores, click here, then click on the appropriate date and classification.
To see updated league and season standings for all the state's teams click here, then click on the appropriate classification.
To see last week's best of the best photo gallery, click here.
To see last week's Play of the Day compilation, click here.
FRIDAY'S TOP FIVE
At around 8 p.m., Jake Leavitt stood in the dark on the football field at Tigard High School.
About three hours later, Leavitt was under the bright lights, standing on the football field at Tualatin High School. And he had a big smile on his face.
"This was one of the most fun games I've every had playing football," Leavitt said.
And, likely one of the craziest, and most unlikely.
In a game that started at Tigard High School, and following a power outage, finished up at Tualatin High School, the Tigers scored a 28-6 win over the rival Timberwolves on Friday in a Three Rivers League football finale.
There was almost too much on the line.
The Lake Oswego football team, playing at Lakeridge High School in the annual Battle of the Lake on Friday, had a chance to win the Three Rivers League for the first time since 2012.
The Lakers — second-ranked coming into Friday's game — had a shot at securing a top seed for the coming Class 6A state playoffs.
And of course, the Lakers had another opportunity to beat crosstown rival Lakeridge in a rivalry game that always matters.
By night's end, Lake Oswego had accomplished all its goals, beating Lakeridge 35-6 — its fourth straight win over the Pacers — securing a share of the Three Rivers League title and earning the No. 1 seed in the state.
Central Catholic ensured itself a spot in the state's top 10 heading into the 6A playoffs with a dominating 58-7 win at Gresham on Friday night.
Sandy senior quarterback Tyler King connected with senior running back Nolan Turin for a pair of touchdown passes to lead Sandy to a 42-18 road win at Doc Ackerson Stadium on Friday.
After a strange game last week at Seaside, things got a little stranger on Friday.
The Braves defeated Elmira in the play-in round of the Class 4A state football playoffs 40-0 Friday night, but what ended in a one-sided fashion nearly never started due to an oversight that left the players, fans, and this reporter wondering "Where's the game?" The 7 p.m. game didn't start until nearly 8:45 p.m. due to a lack of officials, and was initially rescheduled for the following night as a result. But after a little thought and lot of scrambling on the part of the hometown administrators, the referees arrived, the players took the field, and Banks rolled to victory.