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North Picks Off 31-21 Les Schwab Bowl Victory

The North sealed a 31-21 victory over the South in a turnover filled 67th Les Schwab Bowl, on a 35 yard pick-6 by Aloha’s Maurice McSwain, below, with 2 1/2 minutes to go Saturday afternoon at Hillsboro Stadium.

Fittingly, on a day when …

Oregon’s 2014 College Football Signings

National Letter of Intent signing day is today, Wednesday, Feb. 5th., and again this year, a number of Oregon athletes are going to continue their careers on the gridiron as well as in the classroom. Oregonprepsports.net has compiled a list of those wh…

Central Catholic Claims First Title In 60 Years

Nall and Ram Defense Take Rams To Holy Win
The “Holy War” between Central Catholic and Jesuit is one of the oldest and biggest rivalries in the state of Oregon, never mind the Portland area, but until today, it had never been for the state champ…

West Albany Edges Sherwood In Overtime

Bulldogs Claim Battle For 3rd 5A Title 21-20


Jake LaCoste DSC02981West Albany and Sherwood met to determine which of the two 5A powers would claim a third State Championship before both move up to 6A next season, and it wasn’t even settled in regulation.


After the Bowmen had administered a 48-0 beatdown on the Bulldogs in the second week of the season, not many thought there was much chance it wouldn’t be Sherwood claiming their 3rd title in 4 consecutive 5A title game appearances.


But West Albany, and especially their defense, held onto a minority opinion to the contrary.


After slowing the usually relentless Sherwood offense all night, it ultimately came down to a blocked extra point, and then a “will not be denied” dive by Jake LaCoste, that made the Bulldogs the only 3 time champion in the history of the 5A Classification.


“History (of the program) is a great tool,” West Albany head coach Randy Nyquist said. “About everyone doubted us, but not all of our former Bulldogs, who came to practice all week, and here tonight. They explained what it meant to be a Bulldog, and inspired our current kids.”


Sherwood took over half the first quarter off the clock on the first drive of the game, but elected to gamble on 4th and goal, only to be stuffed by the West Albany defense.


The decision to not take points would prove dubious when there wasn’t another scoring opportunity in the defensive struggle until Keegan Lawrence broke free for 41 of his 53 first half yards for a touchdown run up the middle over 3 minutes into the second quarter.


The Bulldogs immediately answered, with Cody Lahoda hooking up with Andrew Ketelson twice, first for a 43 yard completion to the Sherwood 5 yard line, and again 2 plays later for the 5 yard touchdown that tied the game 7-7.


Imbler Out-Guns Lowell For 1A Title

Panthers Pull Out Record Setting Shootout 88-76


Joe Griffin DSC02923Imbler earned the OSAA 1A state title in their last game before moving up to the 2A classification, but only after posting the most points ever in a Oregon state playoff game. Which was necessary in the highest scoring playoff game ever.


And yet it was the Panther defense, which was 10 points to the good on defended 2 point conversion attempts, and also recorded a safety, that carried the day.


“A stop can make a 2 touchdown difference in a game like this,” Imbler coach Lee Lowe explained. “It doesn’t look like it to look at the scoreboard, but our kids won this one by making them work harder for theirs (points).”


The shootout started fast and furious, with over 400 yards of offense in just over the first 10 minutes of the game, and 70 points in the first quarter.


Ridgeview Cottage Grove 4A Championship

Lions Open Large Lead Early; Ravens Rally


Scotty Hitner DSC02901The kicking game was everything in the early going. An inexplicable squib kick by Ridgeview to open the game led to a short field, and a 7-0 deficit shortly thereafter, on Cottage Grove quarterback Scotty Hitner’s 1 yard dive.


The Ravens dodged another self inflicted wound after a shanked punt, when Hitner’s pass was deflected, and intercepted in the Ridgeview end zone by Tanner O’Neil, but the next 2 shanked punts led to 2 more short fields, and a 17-0 deficit not 3 minutes into the second quarter.


Things finally turned the Ravens’ way in special teams, when Jack Bowman took the ensuing kickoff back 62 yards, and Ridgeview cashed in 25 yards and 8 plays later, on Boomer Flemming’s 1 yard touchdown and 2 point conversion runs to cut the deficit to 17-8.


Lowell swats Hornets’ streak to reach finals

COTTAGE GROVE — To be the best, you have to beat the best. Top-ranked Lowell still has one game left to prove that it’s the best team in the state, but on Saturday the Red Devils toppled the program that has dominated eight-man football for the past half-decade. Lowell’s high-flying …

Lions’ last roar leaves them euphoric over state-title shot

Scotty Hitner stood near the sideline with one hand on his head as he searched for the right word to describe how he felt at that exact moment. “Euphoria, dude,” the Cottage Grove quarterback said. “Just euphoria.” A quick glance at the raucous celebration taking place all around him, and …

Cougars overrun Irish

Canby did its best Stanford impression Friday night. The Cougars dominated the line of scrimmage, forced two key turnovers and held on late for a 24-17 upset of No. 4 Sheldon in the OSAA Class 6A state quarterfinals at Sheldon High. The victory snapped No. 12 Canby’s three-game postseason losing …

Lowell Cruises 60-22 Quarterfinal Win Over St Paul

Prior to the game against St. Paul, Lowell head football coach Pat Todd really wanted to see his team do two things. “I would like to see our offensive lineman block to the completion of the play, until the whistle blows and we really need to tackle better than we did the first time we played them,” said Todd. When asked if the field turf at Pleasant Hill high school might be a better game surface than the torn up grass at Lowell high school, Todd said, “I hope so because we got eight really fast guys.”


The Lowell Red Devils rolled to a 60-22 win over the St. Paul Buckaroos in an OSAA Class 1A quarterfinal win at Pleasant Hill high school on Friday and avenged two losses to St. Paul last year, including an 88-40 quarterfinal loss to the Buckaroos.


Cardwell run

Lowell’s senior QB Josh Cardwell (#2) rushes for some of his 205 yards on the ground. (photo by Cindy Kintzley)

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