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Oregon high school football Week 5 recap: Top stars, best games, biggest wins (Friday games)

The high school football season continued Friday with Week 5 action around the state.

The high school football season continued Friday with Week 5 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.

Sunset vs. Jesuit photo by Taylor Balkom

Our complete high school football preview: 

Breaking down every 6A, 5A, 4A team in the state

Meet the state’s top players by position:

QB | RB | WR | TE | OL | DL | LB | DB | K/P

Our Week 5 predictions: 

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This week’s media polls: 

Class 6A | Class 5A | Class 4A

Statistical leaderboards through Week 4:

Class 6A | Class 5A | Class 4A


No. 1 West Linn 40, Oregon City 13

Receiver Clay Masters, running back Gavin Haines and quarterback Blake DeBisschop had some of the biggest games on offense for the Lions in their win over the Pioneers (0-5) at Pioneer Memorial Stadium in what was billed as the 100th meeting between the schools. 

Masters eclipsed 100 yards receiving and had a scoring catch. Haines caught two scoring passes and ran for a touchdown while gaining about 175 yards from scrimmage. DeBisschop had three touchdown passes and about 250 yards passing. 

Sophomore outside linebacker Earl Ingle was in on double-digit tackles, Thomas McNamara returned an interception for a touchdown and was in on at least eight tackles, and Cole Peters stood out at inside linebacker (and ran for a touchdown on offense). Coach Chris Miller also said Zach Holmes played excellent on the offensive and defensive lines. 

No. 3 Newberg 34, No. 10 Mountainside 28

Owen Hawley’s interception with 1:15 left sealed the Tigers’ nail-biting victory over the host Mavericks (2-3) in Beaverton. 

Price Pothier (299 yards and three touchdowns rushing) led the Tigers (5-0) to a 34-14 lead in the third quarter.

Mountainside stopped a Newberg drive on fourth and goal and exploited the defensive stand on Andrew Simpson’s 99-yard touchdown connection with Brian Mannion. Simpson got behind the Tigers’ defense, hauled in the pass at midfield — meaning Mannion threw it more than 50 yards — and ran it into the end zone from there. 

Another scoring pass from Mannion, this one on a fourth-and-goal play, pulled the Mavericks within six points with eight minutes to go. 

The Tigers then worked the clock to under two minutes before punting, and they snuffed the Mavericks’ last hopes with Hawley’s interception. 

Hudson Davis had 72 yards rushing and a touchdown, and Conner Croskrey had five tackles and a sack for Newberg’s defense.

Mannion passed for 331 yards and four touchdowns, two to Sammy Cohen and one to Parker Groth. 

“It was an excellent high school game,” Mavericks coach John Mannion said in a text. “Credit to an excellent Newberg team.” 

No. 4 Sunset 31, No. 8 Jesuit 14 

The Apollos (5-0) of Northwest Portland built a 21-0 halftime lead and ended up scoring on five of six drives in the win over the visiting Crusaders (2-3) on Thursday night. 

Kyle Jaekel was 14 of 17 for 204 yards and three touchdowns, two of them to Chase Limbocker (six catches, 146 yards). Limbocker had his second game in a row with two touchdown catches. 

The Crusaders’ Michael Rincon carried 23 times for 115 yards. Tyree Blake and Matt Irwin had scoring runs for Jesuit of Southwest Portland. 

Caleb Kim led the Apollos in rushing with 75 yards and a touchdown. Nic Janati had a touchdown catch, and Sam Harker kicked a 33-yard field goal with four minutes left. 

Junior defensive back Hayden Hurley sealed the Apollos’ win with an interception (the only turnover for either team) with two minutes left, allowing Sunset to run out the clock. 

The Apollos held their opponent to 14 points or fewer for the fourth time in five games this season and are allowing 11 points per game. 


Kyle Jaekel (Sunset) photo by Taylor Balkom

No. 5 Sherwood 62, Liberty 20

Clay Peden rushed for five touchdowns and the Bowmen (4-1) handled the visiting Falcons (1-4) of Hillsboro. 

Peden’s five rushing touchdowns match the most by any Oregon Class 5A or 6A player this season. The senior had 10 carries for a career-high 213 yards, posting his third consecutive 100-yard rushing game. 

The Bowmen amassed 477 yards (375 on the ground) and thwarted the Falcons’ offense with five sacks. 

No. 6 Tualatin 34, Tigard 10

Jackson Jones passed for three touchdowns, Cole Prusia had two scoring catches, and Malik Ross ran for two touchdowns to pace the Timberwolves to the home-field win over the Tigers (1-3). 

Jones was 17 of 28 for 234 yards and has passed for 10 touchdowns in his past three games. Jake Alton had one of Tualatin’s scoring catches. 

The Tigers made the score 7-7 three minutes before halftime on a pass from Zach Chesler to Keenan Speer-Johnson. 

Spearheading the Timberwolves’ defense were Mikey Hebda (six tackles), Kellen Hale (two interceptions) and Junnie Belisile (two tackles for loss). 

Since a Week 1 loss to No. 1 West Linn, Tualatin (4-1) has averaged 40 points per game and has an average margin of victory of 19 points. 

No. 7 Lake Oswego 35, No. 9 Lakeridge 21

Joey Olsen caught three touchdown passes from Ryan Oliver — including a one-handed catch in the end zone — but the Pacers (2-3) fell to the host Lakers (2-1) in a matchup of Lake Oswego teams. 

The last of Olsen’s touchdown catches led to a 21-20 Pacers lead before Gabe Olvera scored his second and third touchdowns for the Lakers. Olvera put Lake Oswego on the scoreboard in the first half with a 61-yard touchdown catch. 

Olvera finished with 137 yards on 19 carries and five catches for 100 yards. 

Lakers quarterback Jack Layne completed 15 of 23 passes for 223 yards and two touchdowns.

Zach Mahan and Garett Roach had fumble recoveries for the Lakers. Freshman Hayden Kavanaugh and senior Julian Kavanaugh led Lake Oswego with five solo tackles apiece. 

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Gabe Olvera (Lake Oswego) photo by Rockne Andrew Roll

Beaverton 14, Westview 7 

Hunter Borter’s touchdown pass, an eight-yarder in the third quarter, broke a 7-7 tie and lifted the visiting Beavers (1-4) over the Wildcats (2-3) of Northwest Portland. 

Jay Keuter also had a touchdown pass for Beaverton.

Westview’s Drew Bennett caught six passes for 109 yards, including a nine-yard touchdown from Brayden Libby that made the score 7-7 in the second quarter. 

Matt Lesowski and James Crane had four unassisted tackles apiece for the Wildcats. After allowing 33.3 points per game through three games, Westview has allowed 20 in its past two. 

Libby was 17 of 41 for 193 yards with the touchdown and two interceptions. 

Glencoe 42, McMinnville 7

Senior running back Jackson Kind rushed for 157 yards and two touchdowns in his final game at Hare Field, leading the Crimson Tide to the win over the visiting Grizzlies. 

The home-field finale had special meaning for Kind. His father, Kevin Kind, was on the Crimson Tide’s 1994 OSAA championship team. Kevin Kind died two years ago. 

“This last game at Hare Field was very important to him,” Glencoe coach Ian Reynoso said. 

Royce Fasel, who has taken over as the Crimson Tide’s quarterback after moving from running back, completed 8 of 11 passes for 119 yards with three touchdown passes and gained 36 yards and scored a touchdown on the ground for Glencoe (2-3) of Hillsboro. 

“He did a great job managing the game,” Reynoso said in a text. “Completed passes when we need him to.” 

Tyler Cox caught two touchdown passes from Fasel and Carson McGlasson caught the other. 

The Grizzlies (1-4) scored on a pass from running back Preston Ginter to Tony Johnson to make the score 28-7 in the third. 

South Medford 35, North Medford 34

Sophomore quarterback Deacon Edgar ran for two touchdowns in the final two minutes, Lucas Rivera recovered the onside kick to set up the decisive drive, and Jude Pannell kicked the winning extra point with 29 seconds left as the host Panthers completed their comeback from a 20-0 hole to tip the Black Tornado in the 35th Black and Blue Bowl. 

North Medford (3-2) went up 20-0 in the second quarter on the first three of four touchdown runs by Devin Bradd, who piled up 306 yards on 38 carries at Spiegelberg Stadium. 

Bradd’s final touchdown run, a 58-yarder, put the Black Tornado ahead with 6:05 left, per the Mail Tribune account by Kris Henry.

The Panthers (4-1) responded with an 80-yard drive highlighted by a 60-yard pass from Edgar to Carson Cota. That led to a two-yard scoring run by Edgar, who passed for two touchdowns in addition to running for two. 

After Pannell’s extra point made it 34-28 with 1:53 left, he executed a successful onside kick. That led to a 62-yard drive, capped by Edgar’s seven-yard touchdown run and followed by the go-ahead extra-point kick by Pannell.