The Oregon high school football season continued this weekend with Week 3 action around the state.
Here’s a 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 [email protected] We will be updating this post throughout the weekend.
Photo by Naji Saker: The Jefferson Democrats celebrate their victory over North Portland rival Roosevelt.
Our Week 3 predictions:
State leaders through Week 2:
No. 1 Sheldon 41, Sprague 0
Brock Thomas passed for five touchdowns, ran for a score and made an interception on defense, helping the Irish (3-0) of Eugene defeat the visiting Olympians (1-2) of Salem.
Grafton Robinson caught two touchdowns passes in the conference opener for both teams. Zach McEwen, Cade Welch and Isaac Peters were also on the receiving end of Thomas’ scoring passes.
Noah Snyder and Josh Merriman led the Irish in tackles and logged two sacks apiece. Joey Rubino also made an interception.
No. 4 West Linn 31, No. 2 Jesuit 20 | Story, photos
The Lions (2-1) rebounded from a loss to Sheldon in Week 2 by jumping to a sizable lead and holding off the host Crusaders (2-1) of Southwest Portland.
Scoring on four of their first five possessions, the Lions staked a 24-0 halftime lead made possible with a defense that twice denied the Crusaders on fourth-down attempts.
Payton Roth ran for two touchdowns to draw the Crusaders within 24-13 midway through the third quarter. Early in the fourth quarter, after the Crusaders drove to West Linn territory and threatened to cut their deficit, Lions defensive end Jake Holmes batted down a fourth-down pass to quash the scoring bid.
Lions quarterback Sam Leavitt ran for one touchdown and passed to Mark Hamper for another. Leavitt completed 13 of 22 passes for 224 yards.
Roth carried 26 times for 180 yards and the two scores. Jace Burton caught a touchdown pass for the Crusaders’ final score, and he and Elias Johnson made interceptions on defense.
Thursday’s game marked the second consecutive season the Lions defeated the Crusaders. Last season, after falling 17-3 to West Linn, Jesuit ripped off 10 consecutive on-field victories, reaching the OSAA Class 6A semifinals before the streak ended.
No. 3 Central Catholic 41, Sandy 6
Ty Jones, Zach Davis and Cade Gehlen each had five tackles to spearhead the defense in the Rams’ win over the Pioneers (0-3) in the Mt. Hood Conference opener for both teams.
Gehlen rushed for two touchdowns at Hillsboro Stadium for the host Rams (2-1), including a two-yard run in the first quarter that made the score 7-0.
The Pioneers made it 7-6 with a minute before halftime, but the Rams of Southeast Portland scored twice more before intermission to take command.
First, Michael Williams retuned the Pioneers’ kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown, and after the Rams regained possession, Cru Newman passed to Niko May for a 21-6 lead.
Cole Rotzien ran for the Pioneers’ touchdown. Leithan Thompson caught six passes for 108 yards. Billy Lucas completed 16 of 29 passes for 138 yards and one interception.
Newman (13 of 21) passed for 251 yards and two touchdowns and ran five times for 64 yards. Zhaiel Smith caught Newman’s other touchdown pass, and Tyler Newbury ran for a score.
The Rams were without junior Timmy Mitchell Jr., who was injured early in the team’s game last week.
Sherwood 47, No. 6 Lakeridge 35 | Story
Nick Gribble rushed for 143 yards and scored four touchdowns — all in the fourth quarter — powering the Bowmen (2-1) past the host Pacers (1-2) in Lake Oswego.
The Pacers’ Ryan Oliver passed for more than 200 yards and four touchdowns, including two scores to junior Joey Olsen, who played his first game since announcing his nonbinding commitment to USC.
Ansu Sanoe and Baylor Corbin also caught touchdown passes for the Pacers.
The score was 21-21 after three quarters. Gribble’s touchdown runs trumped Olsen’s scoring catches (one of them on a 72-yard play) to give the Bowmen the win.
No. 8 Clackamas 45, David Douglas 0
Cooper Beltz ran for one score and made two touchdown catches for the Cavaliers (2-1), who defeated the host Scots (0-3) in the Mt. Hood Conference opener for both teams.
The Cavaliers posted their fourth shutout in their past seven conference games.
The Scots of Southeast Portland were within six points until late in the second quarter. Because of injuries, too few practices and three suspensions, David Douglas had 14 varsity players not suited up.
“We played an inspired game,” Scots coach Cal Szueber said in a text. “The effort from our kids was incredible tonight against tough odds. We have faced three (highly regarded) teams (also Tigard and North Salem) to start the season and are hopeful this tough start will pan out down the road against teams that won’t be quite as strong, as we get players back and ready.”
David Douglas has been outscored 139-0.
No. 8 Tigard 48, Glencoe 20
Konner Grant and Luke Davis each ran for two touchdowns, leading the visiting Tigers (3-0) to the win over the host Crimson Tide (1-2) at Hare Field in Hillsboro.
Brady Jordan passed for touchdowns to Henry Masters, Nicco Simonetti and Roman Martin. Simonetti also made an interception.
Mountainside 24, No. 10 Lake Oswego 7 | Story, photos
Brayden Boe’s touchdown catch got the Mavericks rolling, and their defense forced three turnovers in the win over the Lakers (2-1) in Lake Oswego.
Kellen Hicks returned an interception 25 yards for a Mavericks touchdown, and Quinn O’Connor also intercepted a Lakers pass.
After Hicks’ score, Calvin Macy scored on a 46-yard connection with Max Brauner to pull the Lakers within 14-7.
A 22-yard field goal by Holden Phillips gave the Mavericks (3-0) of Beaverton a 17-7 halftime lead, and freshman Sam Vyhlidal scored on a short run in the fourth quarter for the final points.
Sunset 36, Liberty 35
Drew Nees threw a 34-yard touchdown pass with five seconds left and then passed to Cole Massar for the go-ahead two-point conversion to lift the visiting Apollos (2-1) past the Falcons (2-1), who had taken the lead with 39 seconds left.
Vincent Cabezudo’s 19-yard touchdown run put the Falcons of Hillsboro ahead 35-28, their only lead in a game featuring four ties.
Nees passed for four touchdowns, the final one to Logan Sullivan. Nassar returned the second-half kickoff 88 yards for a touchdown that put the Apollos of Northwest Portland ahead 14-7.
Oregon City 47, Century 21
Marcus Jordan rushed for five touchdowns to power the Pioneers (2-1) to the win over the host Jaguars (1-2) in Hillsboro.
Jordan (20 carries, 170 yards) scored on runs of 54, 11, two, seven and 10 yards. Kurtis Kaseberg also ran for a score, and Ben Schneider threw a touchdown pass to Brayden Welch as the Pioneers matched their victory total from last season.
Thomas Borden and Kaden Monise made interceptions for the Pioneers.
Nelson 41, Reynolds 6
Reid Gray scored two touchdowns — one of five Hawks players to score — in the win over the visiting Raiders (2-1) in Happy Valley.
Alex Treat ran for a touchdown on the final snap for the Raiders’ score.
The Hawks (2-0), in their second season of varsity competition, have matched their win total from last season.
Jefferson 9, Roosevelt 2
The Democrats (1-2) scored on D’Marieon Gates’ 50-yard interception return and a safety to collect the win over the host Roughriders (0-3) in a Portland Interscholastic League opener between North Portland schools.
The Roughriders’ Robert Anthony made an interception, and Roosevelt’s front seven was keyed by Dexter Foster, Nywaun Campbell, Tau Takau and Sea Takau.
In a defense-dominated game, Royal Bowden had three sacks, Pedo Gonzales made three tackles for loss, and Gates was in on several tackles for the Democrats. J’sean McIver led the Jefferson running game, and Sanborne Melson gained 65 yards on two catches.
Both teams’ safeties occurred on punts snapped into the end zone.
Grant 20, Wells 16
Jayden Moses caught a touchdown pass from Kellen Segel with less than 10 seconds remaining, lifting the Generals (1-2) of Northeast Portland to the victory over the Guardians (1-2) of Southwest Portland in a Portland Interscholastic League opener at the Marshall campus in Southeast Portland.
The Generals led 13-0 in the fourth quarter on the strength of Jeremiah Fuller Jr.’s two touchdowns — a nine-yard run and an 81-yard catch-and-run connection with Segel.
Parker Feld-Gore had a short touchdown run to draw the Guardians within 13-8, and after recovering a pooch kickoff, they took a 16-13 lead on Wyatt Andler’s short touchdown run and a two-point conversion.
With less than two minutes left, the Generals mounted a 12-play drive the ended with Moses’ touchdown and gave Alex Melson his first victory as head coach of his alma mater.
Feld-Gore got his third interception of the season.
Lincoln 50, McDaniel 0
Dylan Iwanaga scored on a two-yard run early in the first quarter, launching the host Cardinals (1-2) of Southwest Portland to the running-clock win over the Mountain Lions (0-3) of Northeast Portland at Ida B. Wells-Barnett High School in Southwest Portland.
The Cardinals accumulated 362 yards of offense to the Mountain Lions’ 91 in the Portland Interscholastic League opener for both teams.
Franklin 35, Cleveland 0
Jemall Brumfield ran for three touchdowns and Will Reid passed to Ethan Aman for two scores, pacing the host Lightning (2-0) to the win over the Warriors (1-2) in a Portland Interscholastic League game between Southeast Portland schools.
North Salem 26, Roseburg 0
Josiah Davis ran for three touchdowns in the first half for the Vikings (3-0) in the home-field win over Roseburg (0-2) in the conference opener for both teams.
The Vikings’ second consecutive shutout was tempered, however, by an injury to Davis in the final minute. The senior running back/linebacker was taken from the field on a cart with ice on his ankle, according to 1490 AM (Roseburg).
Whereas the Vikings have allowed three points total this season, Roseburg has not scored in either of its regulation games. Last week, Roseburg trailed Nelson of Happy Valley 14-12 at halftime when the game was called on account of air quality and ruled no contest.
Broagan Rackley played quarterback for Roseburg, switching to the position Monday.
“It was a tough spot to be thrown in to,” Roseburg coach Dave Heuberger said in a text, “and he battled for us.”
Heuberger said the unavailability of Roseburg’s Nos. 1 and 2 quarterbacks was not related to COVID-19 or discipline.
DeMari Thompson — who won the 100 and 200 meters at the OSAA Class 5A track championships in the spring — displayed his speed on an 87-yard touchdown run with 1:02 left in the third quarter. Thompson finished with 166 yards on 10 carries.
Davis had 22 rushes for 125 yards, including touchdown runs of eight, 20 and 21 yards. Junior quarterback TC Manumaleuna II was 2 of 6 for 79 yards, with Erick Gonzalez making both catches.
Nevin Zeller and Jamar Soaladaob made interceptions, and Jerrik Wangler had two sacks and forced a fumble.
South Medford 55, McNary 21
Deacon Edgar passed for five touchdowns and ran for another to pace the Panthers (3-0, 1-0) to the conference victory over the Celtics (0-3, 0-1) at Spiegelberg Stadium in Medford.
The Panthers’ Andrew Walker and Ty Henry caught two touchdown passes apiece, and Josh Phillips also had a scoring catch.
The Panthers, who surpassed last season’s win total, held the Celtics to 204 yards of offense.
Hunter Ruberto intercepted a pass by Edgar on the first snap, a takeaway that led to a touchdown run by Ruberto. Jabol Balos-Mesey scored on a 50-yard touchdown pass from Jackson Alt before halftime.
Celtics coach Connor Astley had high praise for his team’s offensive line and the job it did in facilitating a running game led by Ruberto and Jake Allen.
North Medford 35, West Salem 14
Senior Ty Pugliano rushed for three touchdowns and made an interception for the Black Tornado (1-2) in the conference-opening victory over the host Titans (0-3).Black Tornado junior AJ Pugliano scored two touchdowns.Tommy Slack passed for a touchdown and Carson Evenson broke off a long scoring run in the fourth quarter for the Titans.
Newberg 54, Aloha 7
Leading 28-7 at halftime, the host Tigers (3-0) scored their fifth touchdown after recovering an onside kick to start the second half of the victory over the Warriors (0-3).
Barlow 40, Gresham 14
The Bruins (1-2) defeated the Gophers (1-1) for the ninth consecutive season as the school-district rivals opened Mt. Hood Conference play at Barlow High School.
Grants Pass (2-0) at South Salem (2-0) (SATURDAY)
CLASS 6A vs. CLASS 5A
6A No. 5 Tualatin 44, 5A No. 2 Wilsonville 7
Jack Wagner passed for four touchdowns in the first half, Tualatin’s defense didn’t allow a point, and the Timberwolves cruised to the win over the host Wildcats (2-1).
Wagner connected with AJ Noland, Jayden Fortier and Kenen Elder (twice) before the second quarter was five minutes old.
The Wildcats’ Ezra Carter recovered a fumble in the end zone after Fortier’s catch to make it 14-7, but that was like a small speed bump for the Timberwolves.
After halftime, touchdown runs by Luke Ash and Bodan Griffith surrounded a safety as the Timberwolves (3-0) iced the game.
“We didn’t execute very well at all,” Wildcats coach Adam Guenther said in a text. “They were big, fast, tall and nastier than we were. We got a little humbled and will take this game in stride and get better.”
5A No. 1 Summit 28, 6A No. 7 Westview 12
A touchdown pass from Hogan Carmichael to Charlie Ozolin got the host Storm going in the win over the visiting Wildcats (1-2) at Summit High School in Bend.
The Storm’s Sam Stephens had two carries and turned both of them into touchdowns, helping Summit take a 28-6 lead in the third quarter.
Jordan Fisher (21 carries, 78 yards) closed the scoring for the Wildcats of Northwest Portland with a nine-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter.
5A No. 6 Canby 37, Beaverton 7
Cohen Hall scored twice on touchdown catches and once on the ground, helping the Cougars (3-0) cruise past the Beavers (0-3) in Beaverton.
Parker Ackerman rushed for 123 yards and threw a touchdown pass. Kellen Oliver passed for two scores. Tyler Konold had three carries for 33 yards.
Oliver Leubkert caught a touchdown pass from Hunter Borter in the fourth quarter for the Beavers. Kaden Coughran had 10 tackles to lead the Beavers’ defense.
McMinnville 15, Ridgeview 7
Landon Fay, Tyler Martino and Brandon Birney made interceptions, and the Grizzlies held the Class 5A Ravens (1-2) to 54 yards rushing in the nonleague victory at Ridgeview High School in Redmond.
The Grizzlies’ Austin Rapp benefited from an offensive line that helped him pick up 121 yards and score both Grizzlies touchdowns. Gabe Blanco caught five passes for 64 yards.
No. 4 Thurston 35, North Eugene 0
Darien Witham ran for a touchdown and returned an interception for another score, helping the Colts (1-2) of Springfield defeat the Highlanders (1-2) in Eugene in the Midwestern League opener for both teams.
Middle linebackers Vaun Halstead and Romynn Schaefer were constant presences in the Highlanders’ backfield and keyed the Colts’ shutout.
Sophomore quarterback Noah Blair (7 of 8) passed for 193 yards and two touchdowns — to Luke Newell and Walker Bonar.
No. 5 Silverton 40, Central 35
Jackson Pfeifer scored six touchdowns, and the visiting Foxes (2-1) stopped the Panthers’ final drive at the Silverton 8-yard line to preserve the win in the Mid-Willamette Conference opener for both teams.
Chase W Nelson passed for more than 300 yards and two scores for the Panthers (1-2) of Independence, but a bad snap on a punt attempt and a muffed punt return gave the Foxes prime field position for two touchdown drives.
No. 7 Southridge 35, Hood River Valley 28
Alisjah Tucker caught a 25-yard touchdown pass from Jack Klee with 34 seconds left and then intercepted an Eagles pass to preserve the Skyhawks’ win at Hood River.
Jackson Powell, who entered as Class 5A’s leading tackler, was a force on both sides of the ball for the Skyhawks (3-0, 2-0 Northwest Oregon Conference) of Beaverton in the nondivision league game against the Eagles (1-2, 0-1).
The Eagles’ Shaw Burns had more than 100 yards and two touchdowns rushing, and he scored on an interception return.
Klee passed for five touchdowns with two interceptions. Tucker had two scoring catches, and Errol Moreland, Powell and Matthew Nichols had the others.
Springfield 33, No. 8 Crater 15
Jackson Babbitt made two interceptions and Julian Gomez made one late to seal the Millers’ win over the visiting Comets (1-2) of Central Point in the Midwestern League opener for both teams.
The Millers (2-1) had six takeaways. On offense, Connor Dye rushed for two scores, and Caeleb Kasperek ran for one touchdown and passed for scores to Dwayne Fotta and Zack Sherman.
Andrew Kelly ran for the Comets’ two touchdowns.
Dallas 41, No. 9 Lebanon 12
Zayvian Webster rushed for 108 yards and two touchdowns and Emilio Miranda eclipsed 100 yards and scored on the ground to drive the visiting Dragons (2-1, 2-1) to the Mid-Willamette Conference victory over Lebanon (1-2, 1-2).
Dragons quarterback Owen Hess completed all 10 of his passes for 130 yards, ran for a touchdown and made eight tackles on defense. Brock Dunkin had five receptions.
Lebanon scored first, taking a 6-0 lead. The Dragons stopped the two-point conversion try after the touchdown and then scored 41 consecutive points. Lebanon scored on the final play and didn’t attempt a conversion.
Kaden Moore had an interception, and Steven Ward and Cory Miller had six tackles apiece to lead the Dragons’ defense.
No. 10 Bend 54, Centennial 0
Blake Groshong caught two touchdown passes from Logan Malinowski, and five Lava Bears rushed for touchdowns in the win over the visiting Eagles (0-3) of Gresham.
Malinowski threw four passes and completed three, with two ending up in scores. Trey Lucas had two touchdowns on the ground for the Lava Bears (3-0).
The Eagles, playing a Class 5A schedule for reasons of competitive balance, finished a three-game opening sequence against Southridge of Beaverton (also in 5A, dropping from the Metro League), Ridgeview of Redmond (an OSAA Class 5A playoff team last season) and Bend, which was reclassified to Class 5A after making the Class 6A playoffs last season.
“I know the scoreboard didn’t show it, but we got better tonight,” Eagles coach Butch Self said in a text. “We have played three really good teams these first three weeks. It has tested us and shown where we need improvement. I think we will look back at these first three games and recognize how valuable they were.”
Self praised the play of Mitch Basinski at inside linebacker and Anthony Russell at defensive end.
South Albany 39, McKay 8
Anthony Vestal rushed for 122 yards and two touchdowns, including a decisive 57-yard score, to pace the RedHawks (3-0, 1-0 Mid-Willamette Conference) to the win over the visiting Royals Scots (0-3, 0-1) of Salem.
Diah Kollaer carried 12 times for 98 yards and a touchdown. Kaden Younger, Logan Johnson and Sawyer Hallberg also ran for scores for the RedHawks.
The RedHawks limited the Royal Scots to 138 yards of offense, including 19 on the ground.
South Albany logged four sacks. DeShawn Gilliam made five solo tackles and Keegan Turcott had 4.5.
Crescent Valley 32, Corvallis 27
A 50-plus-yard scoring connection between Rocco McClave and Luey Campos got the Raiders (1-2, 1-1 Mid-Willamette Conference) going on their first possession in the win over the visiting Spartans (0-3, 0-3) in a game between Corvallis schools.
After the Raiders’ first score, the Spartans’ Truman Brasfield took the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown. Two more McClave-to-Campos scoring connections made it 24-7 in the Raiders’ favor after one quarter.
The Spartans closed to within 24-19 by halftime on touchdowns by Toby Worsch and Trey Johnson. Brasfield ran for a touchdown after halftime, and Worsch’s two-point run put the Spartans up 27-24.
A fourth touchdown catch by Campos put the Raiders ahead 32-27, and the Raiders’ defense held on fourth-and-two with less than three minutes left to deny the Spartans’ final drive.
Willamette 58, South Eugene 0
The Wolverines (2-1) had five takeaways and scored a touchdown on defense to defeat the visiting Axe (1-2) at Willamette High School in Eugene in the Midwestern League opener for both teams.
Waylen Alexander carried 18 times and scored four touchdowns for the Wolverines. Ryan Prescott passed for one touchdown and ran for another.
Eagle Point 23, Churchill 20
David Brown’s third touchdown run — a 69-yard burst after the Lancers took their only lead — held up as the winning score in the Eagles’ Midwestern League win over the visiting Lancers (0-3, 0-1) of Eugene.
The Eagles (2-1, 1-0) led 17-0 at halftime but fell behind as Tyler Mikel threw two touchdown passes to Pete Pennington and ran for a score midway through the fourth quarter.
Brown, who has a seven-touchdown game this season, gave the Eagles the lead back with his longest scoring run of the game.
The Lancers’ final offensive chance ended with about 2:40 left on Josh Baynes’ interception, after which the Eagles ran out the clock.
Brown finished with 240 yards on 31 carries.
Mountain View 42, Forest Grove 7
Connor Crum passed for four touchdowns and Ben Yundt ran for two scores as the Cougars of Bend defeated the Vikings (0-3) in Forest Grove.
Greyson Harms had three catches, two of them for touchdowns. Jack Foley and Nick Hopper also had scoring catches for the Cougars (2-1).
The Vikings’ Kaden Hale made an impact running the ball and connected with Hunter Frohnert on a touchdown pass of more than 40 yards.
CLASS 5A vs. CLASS 4A
Hillsboro 68, St. Helens 29
Calvin Perkins and Nahum Chavez connected on a touchdown pass on the Spartans’ first offensive snap, Ian Ingram ran for five touchdowns, and the Spartans (2-1) dismissed the Class 4A Lions (1-2) at St. Helens.
Perkins and Chavez ended up with two touchdown passes to complement the running of Preston Echevarria. Skyler Salzman and James Blackwell rushed for touchdowns for the Spartans.
Disciplined play by the Spartans’ defensive line made it a tough go for the Lions’ running game. Linebacker James Blackwell made some key stops, and Caden Arnett made two interceptions — one in the Spartans’ end zone right before halftime.
Putnam 36, La Salle Prep 13
Tyler Creswick, who had two nonoffensive touchdowns the week before, had three Friday in the Kingsmen’s victory over the host Falcons (0-3) in a matchup of Milwaukie teams.
Creswick returned an interception for one score, a punt return for another and a kickoff for a third. James Bauman also had a punt-return touchdown, his going for about 90 yards.
The Falcons’ Grant Ellison had a receiving touchdown, made a long gain on another catch to set up the team’s other touchdown and made an interception on defense.
The Kingsmen are 3-0 — for the first time, coach Tim Jacobs said, since 1986. They will play their fourth consecutive Class 4A opponent next Friday when they travel to Northeast Portland to face Parkrose.
Madras 14, Caldera 6
Cael White and Tyler Clarkson caught touchdown passes from Dru Boyle, and the Class 4A White Buffaloes (3-0) defeated the host Wolfpack (0-3) in Bend.
Darik Taroli scored the first points in Caldera history with a short touchdown run that gave the Wolfpack a 6-0 lead.
Crook County (1-1) at Redmond (1-1) (SATURDAY)
No. 1 Mazama 42, No. 2 Marist Catholic 7
Tyson Van Gastel accounted for four touchdowns, Treyce Horton had a touchdown catch and returned an interception for a score, and the Vikings (3-0) defeated the visiting Spartans (2-1) in Klamath Falls.
Horton had 77 yards from scrimmage on 12 touches, and on defense he made two interceptions and a tackle.
Mazama held the Spartans of Eugene to 119 yards of offense and had three takeaways.
Trevor Anderson had 73 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries for the Vikings. Van Gastel carried 17 times for 153 yards and three scores and passed for another touchdown.
Horton (touchbacks on four of seven kickoffs) and Marcos Ulloa-Ford (6 of 6 on point-after kicks) were strong for the Vikings on special teams.
Lewiston (Idaho) 49, No. 3 Pendleton 14
The Bengals (3-1) rolled up 490 yards of offense in the victory over the Buckaroos (2-1) in Pendleton.
Payton Lambert ran for a touchdown and Jack Davis passed to Benito Jennings for the other score for the Buckaroos.
Pendleton’s average daily membership of 588 is less than half of Lewiston’s enrollment (1,369).
No. 4 Estacada 32, La Grande 28
The host Rangers (2-1) took the lead for good with about five minutes to go, and Cory James made an interception at the goal line as time expired to preserve the win over the Tigers (1-2).
Friday’s game marked the third time in the past two seasons the teams met and the third time the Rangers won. Their Week 4 meeting last season was decided by 30 points, and their OSAA Class 4A quarterfinal matchup was a 22-point game.
Waylon Riedel rushed for two scores and James Durand caught two first-quarter touchdown passes from James for the Rangers, whose defense had three takeaways. Riedel’s first score led to a 24-20 Rangers lead, and his second touchdown run — from 45 yards — led to a 32-20 advantage that allowed Estacada to withstand a Tigers touchdown with about 90 seconds left.
No. 5 Henley 48, Ashland 19
Owen Cheyne and Luke Bennett caught touchdown passes from Shaw Stork, and Mark Carpenter returned an interception for a touchdown for the Hornets in the road victory over the Grizzlies (1-2, 0-1 Big Sky Conference).
Stork and Logan Whitlock each ran for two touchdowns for the Hornets (3-0, 1-0).
No. 6 Cascade 22, Sweet Home 13
The Huskies (1-2) led the host Cougars (2-1) of Turner at halftime despite losing two starters with injuries, but Sweet Home didn’t score after the break in the Oregon West Conference opener for both teams.
Quarterback Heath Nichol scored on a keeper early in the first quarter to stake the Huskies to a 7-0 lead.
No. 8 Scappoose 47, The Dalles 8
Johnny Clothier scored a touchdown on a kickoff return to help Scappoose (2-1) handle the visiting Riverhawks (1-2).
Max Nowlin threw touchdown passes to Ben Rintoul and Colby Campbell. Leland Boswell, Trey Dieringer and D’Angelo Macedo Becker each ran for a touchdown.
Warren Haatia had two sacks and an interception for Scappoose’s defense.
No. 9 Marshfield 41, North Bend 13
The Pirates (2-1) rolled to a 21-0 halftime lead on the way to downing the visiting Bulldogs (1-2) in Coos Bay.
John Lemmons (23 carries, 147 yards) rushed for three Pirates touchdowns. Kavan Robinson and Mitchell George also scored on the ground in the Big Sky Conference opener for both teams.
The Bulldogs scored on a 74-yard pass play between quarterback Cole Hansen and Jason Padgett and a 60-yard return of a fumble by Peyton Forester.
No. 10 Tillamook 28, Woodburn 7
The Cheesemakers (1-2) scored touchdowns on four of six possessions and penetrated the Bulldogs’ 10-yard line on the other two in the road victory.
Tyler Moncrief had an interception for the Cheesemakers, who got two rushing touchdowns from Tanner Hoskins and one from Gilbert Whitlatch. The Cheesemakers rushed 56 times for 327 yards.
Hoskins also passed for a score against the Bulldogs (2-1).
Philomath 42, Cottage Grove 0
Kaden Muir returned an interception on a screen pass for a touchdown, threw a touchdown pass to 6-foot-6 tight end Ty May and forced a fumble as the Warriors (1-2) opened Oregon West Conference play by defeating the visiting Lions (0-3).
Stayton 35, Junction City 33
Cody Leming passed for two scores and ran more than 40 yards for another touchdown to highlight the offense in the Eagles’ win over the host Tigers (2-1, 0-1 Oregon West Conference).
Leming completed 11 of 20 passes for 178 yards. Ty Borde had 104 yards from scrimmage and made eight tackles for the Eagles (2-1, 1-0). Hudson Hughes returned a fumble 91 yards for a touchdown.
Kale Hubert and Bishop Szmyd both made 10 tackles and Travis King made two sacks (totaling minus-21 yards) for the Eagles.
Klamath Union 10, Hidden Valley 8
The Pelicans (2-1, 1-0 Big Sky Conference) allowed their fewest points in 26 games dating to 2018 in the victory over the visiting Mustangs of Grants Pass (1-2, 0-1).
The eight points the Pelicans allowed were their fewest since a 29-3 victory over North Valley of Grants Pass in October 2018.
Milwaukie 20, Molalla 14
Kaden Harris passed for two touchdowns, leading the Mustangs (2-1) to the win at Molalla (0-3), which got a performance from linebacker Ben Olsen that his coach labeled great.
The Mustangs built a 14-0 halftime lead on a long touchdown pass on a broken play and an interception-return touchdown late in the second quarter.
Trailing 20-0 in the fourth quarter, Molalla closed to within six points on touchdown passes from Mason King to Brandon Martin and had the ball on the Mustangs’ 19-yard line with 20 seconds left. Milwaukie intercepted a pass to ice the win.
“We are playing well against our opponents,” Molalla coach Sean McElhaney said in a text. “We just have to limit our mistakes.”
Gladstone 15, Astoria 12
Brayde Owen filled in at quarterback and scored on two long runs and a two-point conversion as the Gladiators (2-1) defeated the visiting Fishermen (0-3).
The Gladiators’ Hayden Smith was in on at least 15 tackles and along with Ethan Finnigan created problems in the Fishermen’s backfield.
Niko Boudreau, making his first varsity start, had a one-yard touchdown run and Tucker Golightly, playing in place of injured Luke Cummings (knee), scored from 10 yards for the Fishermen.
Seaside 56, Parkrose 12
Jake White rushed for three touchdowns, and the Seagulls (2-1) defeated the visiting Broncos (0-3) of Northeast Portland at Broadway Field.
CLASS 4A vs. CLASS 3A
4A No. 7 Baker 33, Vale 14
Paul Hobson ran for a touchdown and threw two scoring passes to Hudson Spike to stake the Bulldogs (2-1) to a 20-0 halftime lead against the host Vikings (2-1).
Rasean Jones caught a touchdown pass after halftime for the Bulldogs, who got interceptions from Malaki Myer, David Shaw and Hobson.
Banks 24, Warrenton 9
Logan Kind returned an interception for a touchdown and made two scoring catches to pace Banks (3-0) to the victory over the visiting Warriors (2-1) in the Coastal Range League opener for both teams.
Daevon Vereen had a sack among three tackles for loss for the Banks defense.
Hermiston 37, Walla Walla 19
Isaac Corey passed for one touchdown and ran for two scores, leading the Bulldogs (2-1, 2-1 Mid-Columbia Conference) to the victory over the visiting Blue Devils (0-3, 0-2).
Abel Alatorre kicked three field goals and Ben Larson scored on a four-yard run for the Bulldogs. Landon Shilhanek had eight catches for 106 yards.