Lake Oswego youth football teams continue 2018 season on Oct. 6
Lake Oswego 5/6 16, Clackamas 0: The Lakers extended their winning streak and stayed perfect at 5-0 on the season with a 16-0 victory over Clackamas on Saturday.
A slow start by the Lakers' offense was no problem for a dominant LO defense that would prove to be unyielding throughout the game. The Lakers eventually found their groove on offense just before halftime when Liam Davis connected with Hudson Gasperson for a 40-yard reception. Sawyer Best then scored for Lake Oswego on a 13-yard touchdown catch from Davis with 18 seconds remaining in the first half. Gasperson's extra point kick gave the Lakers an 8-0 lead at halftime.
LO then took control in the second half on a 12-play drive that was capped-off by a 1-yard Charley Nauheim touchdown run. Gasperson knocked his second extra point through the uprights to put Lakers up 16-0.
Clackamas had little answer for the duo of Nauheim and Logan Latta. The pair were key factors in moving the chains for the Lakers' offense.
On the other side of the ball, LO's defensive pressure was simply too much for Clackamas as they had four sacks and a multitude of tackles for losses. Deuce Bechtold, Rylan McClaskey, Mason Senzaki and Evan Forster were all part of the Lakers' sack party.
Next up, Lake Oswego hosts Oregon City at 11 a.m. on Saturday.
West Linn 15, Lakeridge JV 7th 14: The seventh-grade Pacer team suffered its first loss of the season to West Linn on Saturday in an extremely hard-fought battle against the Lions.
The first half of the game showed the Pacers' strong offensive, getting a touchdown by Joey Olsen that put the Pacers on the board first.
Quarterback Gabe Motschenbacher hit his marks again and again, with long passes caught by Cole Holum, Jaden Swan and Olsen. On defense, tackles by Everest Lentz and Keaton Emmett stopped the Lions in their tracks.
The Pacers kept the lead in the second quarter with Olsen scoring his second TD. Outstanding and hard-hitting tackles by Tashi Crofut, Ben Jones, Jax Grable and Lentz held the Lions scoreless at the half, with Lakeridge leading 12-0.
The Lions stepped up their game in the third quarter, but the Pacers did not give in easily. Jones hit hard and fast on the first kickoff return, taking down the West Linn runner. Next, a tackle by powerhouse lineman Christopher Azari knocked the ball loose from the Lions' running back and gave the Pacers possession. Olsen came through with an interception as well.
Milo Portilla and Joe Massari increased the pressure with awesome defensive tackles, and the Lions were only able to put seven on the scoreboard, while the quick-thinking Crofut scored a safety to give his team a 14-7 lead going into the final quarter.
But the Lions brought their "A" game to the fourth quarter, getting an interception that led to a TD and PAT for a 15-14 advantage.
The Pacers fought hard to come back but there was just not enough time on the clock to eke out a win.
Next up, the Pacers play at Canby at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Lake Oswego 8th Navy 44, Lakeridge 18: The eighth-grade Lake Oswego Navy football team defeated Lakeridge on Saturday by a score of 44-18.
The Lakers controlled the early action and jumped out to a 28-0 lead. Quarterback Ryan Oliver connected with Ethan Park for a 15-yard touchdown pass to open the scoring for LO. After that, Calvin Macy dominated on the ground, scoring on runs of 81, 9, 60 and 59 yards. On the day, Macy gained 310 yards and scored four TDs on 21 carries.
Oliver added a 1-yard TD run and caught a two-point conversion on a trick pass play from Macy. The offensive line opened big holes all day to help LO gain 363 yards total on the ground.
The Laker defense, led by Thomas Bernasek, also had a big day. Bernasek had six solo tackles and 10 assisted tackles. William Chollman, Jaquince Santana, Jack Knapp, Patrick Kelley, Stevey Mooney and Park all pitched in with multiple solo tackles.
Macy and Oliver both recorded interceptions, and Chollman and Kelly each had a fumble recovery.
Next up, the Lakers (3-2) take on Hillsboro at Hare field on Saturday.
Tigard 5/6 Black 32, Lakeridge 5/6 White 8: The Lakeridge Pacer 5/6 White team battled hard on Saturday against Tigard 5/6 Black, but eventually dropped a 32-8 decision to the Tigers.
The Lakeridge defense worked extremely hard to hold back some strong offensive plays by Tigard. Linemen Randy Hayes, Kayce Tinner, Nolan Darcy and Julian Figueroa made key defensive plays that held Tigard in the red zone.
Lakeridge started slower offensively but was able to score its lone touchdown in the second half. Key plays by Korbin Taft and Casen Emmett were a crucial part of this, and Brady Walton was able to score the extra points with a perfect kick.
Emmett and Taft also made multiple defensive plays to stop Tigard's runners in their tracks. Jaden McCluskey, Beckett Blanchard, Benson Porter and Nick Sanders stood strong against their sizable opponents
Following a few tough calls in the second half, Tigard scored two more touchdowns and brought the final score to 32-8.
Lakeridge 5/6 Blue 29, Century 0: The Lakeridge 5/6 Blue team secured another decisive win Saturday against Century with a final score of 29-0 at Lakeridge High School.
The Pacers' first scoring opportunity was a quick pass from Drew Weiler to Colin Fratzke, who ran 50 yards for the touchdown. Fratzke then kicked the extra point.
Within a few minutes, Fratzke ended up with the ball in his hands again, receiving a handoff and running for his second touchdown of the game. Henry McGrath then ran in the extra point for the Pacers, taking the score to 15-0.
Elliott McGrath picked off a Century pass toward the end of the first quarter, and after that, Jack Barss took a handoff on a fly sweep at the 50-yard line and raced home for a touchdown. Gabe Maloney ran in the extra point, taking the score to 22-0 to end the first quarter.
The second quarter opened with another pick from Elliott McGrath. Moving into center for the first time, Matteo Clarke snapped to Barss at quarterback, Charlie Petersen took the handoff at the 30-yard line, then ran behind strong blocking by Ricky Smith at left guard and Joe Weiler at left tackle for the score. On the point-after attempt, Adam Farrell took a toss right, absorbed a big hit and ran into the end zone for the final 29-0 margin.
The undefeated Pacers focused the rest of the game on defense, giving many players an opportunity to shine in new roles. Strong defense in the second half was highlighted by tackles for loss by Henry McGrath, Joe Weiler and Ricky Smith. Strong defensive efforts by Farrell, Nick Buck, Nick Harrison and Jack Thomas kept Century scoreless the rest of the way.