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Oregon high school football Week 1 recap: Top stars, best games, biggest wins logo 9/7/2019 By JD Humburg,

The high school football season kicked off Friday with Week 1 action around the state.

Here's a quick look at some of the best games, top stars and memorable performances.

Note: Entries are based on information provided by coaches, statisticians and high school football fans. Don't see any details for your team's game? Email some notes and/or stats to We will be updating this post throughout the weekend.

Photos by Chase Allgood, Taylor Balkom, Michele Bunch, Howard Lao, Adam Lapierre, Serena Morones, Leon Neuschwander, Rockne Roll and Ken Waz 

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Central Catholic 35, West Linn 27

Fourth-quarter touchdown passes from Cade Knighton to Silas Starr gave the visiting Rams the lead and then a cushion in the victory over the Lions. Knighton finished 20 of 27 with three scores and 270 yards. West Linn’s Ethan Coleman passed for three touchdowns in the first half.

Lake Oswego 42, West Salem 21

Casey Filkins ran for three touchdowns – all on carries of at least 32 yards – and the visiting Lakers defeated the Titans. West Salem’s Jackson Lowery had two touchdown passes. Lake Oswego's Malcolm Williams intercepted three passes in the first half.

Oregon City 41, Grants Pass 39

Trey Martin and Calvin Green connected on a 27-yard touchdown pass with 39 seconds left to tie the score, and Austin Canchola’s pass to Morpheus Nithikhun on the conversion attempt pushed the host Pioneers to the two-point win over the Cavemen at Pioneer Memorial Stadium. After the Martin-to-Green pass tied it, the Pioneers lined up to kick the extra point, but a botched snap led to the improvised conversion play. Martin passed for 413 yards and five scores. Chase Coyle passed for three scores for Grants Pass, which has lost to Oregon City three times in the Cavemen’s past 11 games.

Jefferson 28, Southridge 22

Damir Collins accounted for more than 200 yards and scored three touchdowns, pacing the Democrats of North Portland to the victory over the Skyhawks in Beaverton. Southridge scored on a fumble recovery in the Jefferson end zone, and quarterback Darik Salinas and wide receiver Josh Calo connected on two second-half scoring passes. Late in the game, Katsuo Steward turned a short pass into a 50-plus-yard gain and set up Southridge in the red zone, but the Skyhawks couldn’t capitalize and turned the ball over with less than a minute to go.

Westview 44, David Douglas 32

Brayden Libby passed for 303 yards and six touchdowns – three to London Smalley and two to Darrius Clemons – to drive the host Wildcats of Northwest Portland to the victory over the Scots of Southeast Portland. David Douglas had four trips inside the Westview 10 that came up empty. Scots quarterback Dakota Lohmeier threw for four touchdowns.

Tualatin 53, Lakeridge 7

Kainoa Sayre rushed for 150 yards and five touchdowns, Luke Marion blocked a punt and ran a wide receiver reverse for a score, and the Timberwolves amassed 450 yards of offense in defeating the visiting Pacers of Lake Oswego.

Sherwood 52, Sandy 9

Lucas Voss ran for three touchdowns, Jason Pollock returned an interception 32 yards for a score, and the Bowmen kept the Pioneers off the scoreboard in the second half in Sandy. Chet Chamberlain had a touchdown run for the Pioneers.

Liberty 49, Sprague 14

Jaxson Lake had seven carries for 92 yards and two scores and intercepted a pass, and Marquis Brown had a touchdown catch in the Falcons’ victory over the visiting Olympians in Hillsboro. Sophomore quarterback Hiro Diamond was 8 of 11 for 132 yards with two scores in his first start.

Aloha 61, Century 21

Payton Volk scored two touchdowns – one receiving and one on a 56-yard interception return – as the Warriors beat the host Jaguars of Hillsboro. Timothy Dennis Jr. had four touchdown passes, two to Regan Wilson, and Sir Charles Mitchell had one score on the ground and one through the air. Century sophomore Tyler Mahlman completed 17 of 40 passes for two touchdowns with three interceptions, and Chance Sparks had 11 catches for 168 yards and two scores.

Tigard 45, Sunset 22

Drew Carter completed 16 of 22 passes for 190 yards and two scores, and the Tigers used a 28-0 run coming out of halftime to pull away from the Apollos in Northwest Portland. The Tigers’ Josh Burns rushed for two scores, and Hunter Gilbert (188 rushing yards) also ran for a touchdown. Tigard’s Cole Scott and Bryce Goetz had two sacks each. Antonio Hernandez returned a kickoff 88 yards for a touchdown for Sunset.

Cleveland 31, Franklin 14

Rushing touchdowns from Skyler Danel, Finn Jamesberry and Jason Paul helped the visiting Warriors beat the Lightning in a game between Southeast Portland schools. Isaac Porter scored Franklin’s first touchdown on a run of more than 80 yards. Logan Geiszler’s pass to Mason Hardin accounted for Cleveland’s other touchdown.

South Medford 40, Centennial 13

Nate Krupp and Cameron Davis scored after recovering fumbles, and Toren Tuttle threw three touchdown passes to Austin Boster in leading the Panthers over the host Eagles in Gresham. Centennial was within one, 7-6, at halftime, but committed three turnovers to start the third quarter. Kahleed McCallister and Alex Ibarra each scored a touchdown for the Eagles, and coach Butch Self praised the play of senior Daniel Leyva.

Roseburg 33, Mountain View 30

Jack Barrett’s 35-yard scoring catch on a pass by Jakoby Moss, followed by a two-point conversion pass, brought the visiting Cougars within three early in the fourth quarter, but the Bend team got no closer in the loss at Roseburg. Moss was 9-of-16 passing for 242 yards, and Keenan Harpole rushed for a touchdown. Roseburg took a 13-0 first-quarter lead on a return of a fumble and a 65-yard pass play.

Lincoln 26, Canby 22

Jake Leitgeb’s third touchdown pass, a 62-yarder to Charles Willmott with about four-and-a-half minutes left, gave the Cardinals of Southwest Portland the lead for good in the win over the host Cougars, who trailed 19-0 but took the lead on Wyatt Ramos' 8-yard run with five minutes left. Kopetz ran for a score that pushed Lincoln to a 19-0 lead, and Leitgeb (20 of 34, 335 yards) threw two scoring passes to Marko Vidackovic. Canby's Andrew Peters had two touchdown passes.

North Medford 45, McNary 6

Devin Bradd had two short touchdown runs, Brennan Stults passed for two scores, and the Black Tornado pounded the Celtics of Keizer at Spiegelberg Stadium in Medford. Erik Barker’s 7-yard pass to Zane Aicher in the first quarter accounted for McNary’s score.

Grant 17, Gresham 6

Logan Going’s touchdown pass to Luke Borchardt helped the Generals of Northeast Portland defeat the visiting Gophers at the Marshall Campus in Southeast Portland.

Newberg 42, South Salem 16

Sophomore Price Pothier had two touchdowns and 150 yards on 18 carries, senior Justin Holtan added 80 yards on 10 carries, and the host Tigers opened by defeating the Saxons. Junior strong safety Dylan Stroup scooped up a fumble and returned it 52 yards to give Newberg a 28-9 lead.

McMinnville 60, Milwaukie 14

Braden Woods intercepted two passes to spearhead the Grizzlies’ defense in the road win over the Class 5A Mustangs.

Glencoe 14, Hillsboro 7

The Crimson Tide held on after taking a 14-0 lead over their crosstown rivals at Hare Field. The visiting Class 5A Spartans had the ball and drove into the red zone on their final possession before being denied.

Graham-Kapowsin 21, Sheldon 14

Josh Loesch’s interception with three minutes remaining gave the Irish the ball, but Sheldon of Eugene turned the ball over on downs in the loss to the Eagles in Graham, Washington. Loesch and Carter Neuman caught long passes from Griffin Line to set up touchdowns for Sheldon, which – after tying the score in the final minute of the second quarter - gave up the go-ahead score on the second-half kickoff.

Jesuit 28, Mountainside 3

EJ Broussard made 10 tackles and had two sacks to spearhead the defense of the visiting Mustangs of Beaverton, who allowed half as many points to the Crusaders compared with their meeting last season. Tyler Dahlback’s 42-yard field goal accounted for Mountainside’s points.

Barlow 34, Bend 8

Reynolds 56, Roosevelt 12

Beaverton 36, Summit 25

Madison at Benson, canceled


Lebanon 62, Corvallis 28

Brock Barrett (207 rushing yards) and Keith Brown (144) scored three touchdowns apiece, and Lebanon was too much for the visiting Spartans. Cole Weber was 9-of-16 passing for 199 yards, including an 82-yard catch-and-run connection with Dane Sipos.

Silverton 50, Central 0

Hayden Roth tallied 107 yards and three touchdowns on seven carries, pacing the visiting Foxes to a Mid-Willamette Conference victory over the Panthers of Independence in Monmouth. Sophomore Jordan McCarty threw for one score and ran for another, and junior Aaron Rieskamp also was at the wheel for Silverton scoring drives. Grant Buchheit caught two passes for 114 yards and a score, and Nathan Kuenzi added a touchdown. First-year Central coach Jeff Centoni praised his players’ competitiveness and said they are excited about their game next week against McKay in Salem.

Thurston 55, Churchill 0

Cade Crist was 12 for 19 passing for 198 yards and two touchdowns, and the reigning OSAA Class 5A champion Colts of Springfield shut out the visiting Lancers of Eugene. The Colts’ Wesley Kommer caught a touchdown pass and ran for two more scores. Thurston repelled a second-quarter Churchill scoring threat, forcing a fumble on fourth-and-one that was recovered by team captain Santino Stranieri. Churchill’s Deonte Jones left with an injury in the first quarter. Coach AJ Robinson said Jones’ injury might not sideline him for Week 2 but could – at its worst – keep him off the field a few weeks

Springfield 27, North Eugene 7

Braeden Lowe passed for three touchdowns and ran for another, and the Millers defeated the host Highlanders. Zach Sorber had a 60-yard scoring catch and an interception, both in the fourth quarter, for Springfield.

Forest Grove 27, Putnam 14

Jarod Miller passed for three scores to C.J. Doyle to spark the Vikings to the win over the host Kingsmen in Milwaukie. Forest Grove’s defense made three interceptions.

Redmond 44, St. Helens 7

Cooper Browning had two touchdown receptions and Kole Davis had one, and the Panthers forced three turnovers in beating the Lions in St. Helens. Redmond’s defense held St. Helens to fewer than 200 yards of offense.

North Bend 51, Marshfield 6

Divenson Willis rushed for 142 yards and scored three touchdowns to pace the Bulldogs over the visiting Pirates of Coos Bay. Marshfield’s points came when the Pirates turned a muffed hold on a field goal attempt into a scoring pass to Jason Hinds.

Crescent Valley 33, North Salem 7

Walker Riney passed for two touchdowns and ran for a third, Cam Hemzacek had two scoring catches, and the Raiders of Corvallis pulled away for a Mid-Willamette Conference win over the host Vikings. North Salem was within six, 13-7, entering the fourth quarter. Keith Barnett accumulated 140 yards for the Vikings, and Elesban Almonte had a touchdown reception and an interception.

West Albany 40, McKay 7

Carson Van Dyke passed for 237 yards and four touchdowns in leading the Bulldogs over the visiting Scots of Salem.

Crater 40, Wilsonville 0

Trever Davis had three touchdown passes and scored once on the ground to pace the visiting Comets of Central Point to the shutout win over the Wildcats.

Scappoose 41, Astoria 13

Jakobi Kessi’s 65-yard touchdown run was among the offensive highlights for Scappoose in the victory over the Class 4A Fishermen at CMH Field. Triston Boyle, Michael Moore and Ryan Stutznegger stood out for their play for Astoria. Scappoose’s Josh Rice rushed for two touchdowns in eclipsing the 100-yard mark.

South Eugene 45, Wilson 13

Orion Garcia (213 yards, two touchdowns) paced a rushing game that gobbled up 371 yards and Trey Nelson had a touchdown reception, helping the Axe to the victory over the Trojans in Southwest Portland. Wilson’s Hunter Davis was 20-of-36 passing with one touchdown, and the senior ran 57 yards for a score. Davis had two passes that were intercepted, both by Jake Trone, who also had a scoring catch. South Eugene’s Bryce Boettcher passed for two touchdowns and ran for two.

Ashland 56, Willamette 27

Rieger Sayre passed for 378 yards and six touchdowns – two each to Logan Sanford and DaMario Watson – in the Grizzlies’ win over the Wolverines of Eugene. Willamette’s Damein Kirkpatrick racked up 334 passing yards with two touchdowns.

La Grande 36, Pendleton 14

Mathias Patrick had a touchdown reception and Kason Broncheau recovered a fumble and returned it for a score for the visiting Buckaroos in the loss to the host Tigers.

Del Norte 42, La Salle Prep 7

Riley Peterson scored a touchdown on a pass from Ryan Rosumny, but the Falcons of Milwaukie lost to the Tigers in Crescent City, California. Peterson had eight catches for 95 years.

Crook County 39, Ridgeview 15

The Ravens of Redmond failed to convert on five of their six trips to the red zone, essentially negating their 400 yards of total offense in losing in Prineville to the Class 4A Cowboys. Crook County forced a fumble at its 1-yard line in the third quarter to thwart a promising Ridgeview possession.

Prairie 52, Parkrose 33

The Falcons of Vancouver built a big first-half lead in defeating the Broncos of Northeast Portland.

Dallas 58, South Albany 13

Eagle Point 34, Klamath Union 8

Hood River Valley 36, The Dalles 22


Banks 21, Gladstone 6

After Sebastian Piper’s touchdown on the first drive gave the visiting Gladiators the lead, Jacob Slifka’s 59-yard touchdown catch launched Banks to the nonleague win. Banks’ Martial Stegemeier and Jamar Flipper ran for second-half touchdowns. Gladstone was thwarted by two turnovers in the red zone.

Marist Catholic 55, Sweet Home 13

Lucas Tuski ran for 182 yards and scored a touchdown on 10 carries, and Hagan Stephenson (154 receiving yards) scored four touchdowns and had an interception to power the Spartans of Eugene over the host Huskies. Marist Catholic’s Max Campbell was 17-of-26 passing for 338 yards and six touchdowns.

Estacada 40, Valley Catholic 39

The Rangers completed a rally from 23 points down in the fourth quarter with a touchdown and two-point conversion to defeat the host Valiants of Beaverton. Isaiah Schaffer scored Estacada’s final touchdown on a 15-yard run, and Jose Vasquez’s conversion run put the Rangers on top. Trey Eberhart rushed for three touchdowns for Valley Catholic, and Daniel Pruitt passed for two scores, returned a fumble for a touchdown and intercepted two passes.

North Marion 37, Stayton 27

Sergio Jimenez was 29 of 36 for 302 yards and six passing touchdowns, pacing the Huskies of Aurora to the home win over the Eagles. Isaiah Griggs had three touchdown catches for North Marion.

Philomath 15, Junction City 13

Issiah Blackburn scored the go-ahead touchdown in the victory over the host Tigers.

Mazama 40, Ontario 0

Elmira 30, Siuslaw 26

Cascade 55, Cottage Grove 6

Burns 24, Sisters 6

Tillamook 31, Newport 7

Madras 16, McLoughlin 0

Cascade Christian 52, Phoenix 13

Baker 40, Nyssa 0

North Valley 36, Woodburn 14

Scio 36, Molalla 7


Pasco 27, Hermiston 20

Hermiston took a 14-0 first-quarter lead but was outscored 14-0 in the fourth quarter of the WIAA loss to Pasco at Edgar Brown Stadium. Garrett Walchli passed to Chase Elliott and Guiomar Garay ran for a score to account for Hermiston’s first-quarter touchdowns, and Daniel Faaeteete ran 11 yards in the third quarter to give Hermiston a 20-13 lead.

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The QB situation at every 6A school in Oregon

The QB situation at every 5A school in Oregon

Our Week 1 and 2019 season football predictions


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