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Lions Deliver From Outside

Allan Classen | March 21,2014

West Linn cruised to the 6A boys championship with three straight wins by double-figure margins. There was never much doubt that they were going to repeat as state champs.   They had four starters back from the 2013 team, a foursome that brought a total of seven seasons prior experience as starters....

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Oregon prep basketball players on NCAA tournament rosters

Andrew Millbrooke | March 16,2014

Oregon prep basketball players on NCAA tournament rosters

  Grant’s Moser and Newberg’s Braun ready for swan song in NCAA tourney   Seven former Oregon prep boys basketball players are currently on rosters of teams that qualified for the upcoming NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Two seniors, Oregon’s Mike Moser and North Dakota State’s Taylor Braun, are poised to play a big...

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Philomath Jumps On La Salle Early, Holds On For 4A State Title

| March 15,2014

Philomath Jumps On La Salle Early, Holds On For 4A State Title

Warriors Back Up Early Blitz By De Saulnier With Team Defense   Ben DeSaulnier showed why he's the best athlete in the state at the 4A level, and one of the best at any level, with a performance that led Philomath to as much as a 15 point lead in the first...

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2013 Oregon High School Football season!

 


CalPreps Top Ten Pre-season 4-A Rankings

1-Scappoose       24.2

2-Baker                 23.2

3-North Bend       21.3

4-Gladstone         20.1

5-Cottage Grove  18.3

6-Philomath         15.9

7-Douglas            11.1

8-Cascade            9.4

9-Central               8.1

10-LaSalle            6.8

Garcia Grabs Opportunity To Win 61st Shrine Game For West

West Evens Series With 33-23 Win

 

Forrest Garcia Punt Return DSC08626BakerCity – The West has found a formula for winning East-West Shrine games; get to the 4th quarter, and then get the Dayton kid in position to pull out the come-back victory.

 

It worked last year when A.J. Hedgecock hit the game winning field goal, and though he had to do a bit more, come the last half of the 4th quarter of this year’s game, Forrest Garcia delivered as well.

 

A 49 yard punt return, left, sparked the drive Garcia capped with an 8 yard run for the go-ahead touchdown, and another 31 yard touchdown sprint put the the West up 33-23 less than a minute later, as the West rallied for their 4th consecutive win in the annual showcase of graduating talent from the state’s schools from the 4A, 3A, 2A, & 1A classifications.

 

“I was definitely waiting for my chance, and took it when I could,” Garcia said. “It worked out, thank God.”

 

It also made for a better memory than the rare occurrence of having fumbled twice on the same play that befell Garcia earlier, and sparked an East rally that eventually led to a 16 point run that erased the 19 points in a row the West had run up in the 1st quarter.

 

Read more: Garcia Grabs Opportunity To Win 61st Shrine Game For West

It's A Long Road From Regis High In Stayton To The NFL, Or The CFL

Travis LulayOur associate and good friend Jay "Byrdman" Reese has been busy this summer, moving the "Biggest Little Sports Talk SHow In Oregon" over to FM 100.1 in Bend. And he and his associates are also getting TableRock Sports, which covers the action down in the Rogue Valley, geared up to stream high school football video this fall. You can check out their coverage of Pacific Football League games to get a taste of what's in store this fall.

 

In the meantime, Jay also recently caught up with Regis High grad Travis Lulay, left, for an interesting interview.

 

Long time fans of Oregon high school football recall the long run of Regis teams that made a habit of winning state championships, and recognize the name Lulay, as the family provided as many members of those Ram teams as any across multiple generations. Travis went on to play for Montana St., and after several stopovers in the NFL, has settled in as the quarterback of the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football League, and was even the face of the CFL advertising last year, after leading the Lions to the CFL title in 2011.

 

Here's Jay's story on the Stayton star.

 

Read more: It's A Long Road From Regis High In Stayton To The NFL, Or The CFL

North Claims Les Schwab Bowl With Strong 4th Quarter

South Held At Bay At End

 

Hillsboro - The North came from behind in the relatively action packed 4th quarter, and then thwarted multiple South threats down the stretch to claim the 66th Annual Les Schwab Bowl 21-14 Saturday night at Hillsboro Stadium.

 

This year's edition of the showdown of graduating Oregon high school All-Stars from the state's big school, known variably since 1948 as the City-State, Metro-State, North-South Shrine All-Star Game, and in recent years, the Les Schwab Bowl, presented by Express Employment Professionals this season, culminated a week of activities for the participants.

 

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The North used a 42 yard return of the game's opening kickoff and a 13 yard reception by Wilsonville's Tanner Shipley to set up a 32 yard field goal by Central Catholic's Mitchell Seeley less than 4 1/2 minutes into the game.

 

It was only 3 points, but it was already more points than were scored in last year's first half, and more than was scored all game by the North in last year's 21-0 South victory. It was also the only points scored until midway in the second quarter in what shaped up initially as another defensive battle.

 

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66th Les Schwab Bowl Saturday

Les Schwab Bowl LogoSaturday evening at 6 PM the 66th Les Schwab Bowl presented this year by Express Employment Professionals kicks off at Hillsboro Stadium, and the South will be looking to repeat last year's 21-0 win, and even the all time series at 31 wins apiece, with 4 ties, including the early days when it was the Metro-State All Star Game. Doors open at 3 PM for the Rick's Custom Fencing & Decking's FAN FEST.

 

The game culminates a weeklong series of events for the players and coaches. Teams practiced twice a day at Pacific University during the day, with a variety of activities following in the evening. This year teams attended a Hillsboro Hops baseball game on Tuesday, battle in the annual "North vs. South Wing Eating Contest" at Buffalo Wild Wings Wednesday night, and will participate in the LES SCHWAB BOWLing competition at Big Al's in Beaverton on Thursday.

 

Additionally, both the North and South teams will visit the Providence Hospital Center for Medically Fragile Children cleaning equipment and interacting with patients. The Center for Medically Fragile Children is the only pediatric skilled nursing facility in the Pacific Northwest, providing 24-hour long-term, short-term, respite and end-of-life care to medically fragile children and young people ranging in age from infancy to 21 years.

 

The Les Schwab Bowl players will also serve as coaches to youth football players at Anthony Newman's Sports Camp on Saturday prior to the game.

 

Read more: 66th Les Schwab Bowl Saturday

Oregon's 2013 College Football Signings

National Letter of Intent signing day is today, Wednesday, Feb. 6th., 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 who have committed, and will update the list as additional commitments are made.

 

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Jay Talks With Dave Wilcox

NFL Hall of Famer Dave Wilcox is a name known to Oregon high football fans, first as an instate multisport player whose' place in history was made when he went on to play for the University of Oregon, never mind the San Francisco 49ers. Having his sons play at a high level in state in high school and then for the Ducks only added to the family name familiarity.

This week, Jay Reese had the opportunity to chat with the legendary linebacker:

 

dave wilcox HOF

 

I’ve had many great experiences in my lifetime of growing up in Sports in Medford, Oregon, and I’ve met alot of very good people in my travels of sportscasting, and basketball officiating, but today was the pinnacle.

Read more: Jay Talks With Dave Wilcox

Lake Oswego vs. Sheldon, And The Beat Goes On

Irish Pick Off 13-6 State Championship Win

 

IMG 0411 copyIt took until there was only a minute and a half left, and it took 4 interceptions, all of them critical to the game outcome, but Sheldon eventually picked up the program's 4th OSAA 6A State Championship Saturday afternoon at Jeld-Wen field in Portland, downing defending state champion Lake Oswego.

 

It was the 6th. year in a row, and 9th. time in 11 seasons, that Lake Oswego and Sheldon have met in the playoffs. The last 2 years, its been in the finals, with both teams undefeated coming in, and 7 of the last 12 title game appearrances have been by the Lakers and the Irish. Last year, Lake O broke open a 14-14 tie late in the second quarter with 33 unanswered points, resulting in the 47-14 win that resulted in head coach Steve Coury's first state title, in his 20th. year as the Lakers' head coach.

 

"It's the 4th for the staff, and the program," Johnson felt. "To win it (as the head coach) is great, but I'm just the head guy right now. There are a lot of kids, and others, that are and have been in this program that built this."

 

The game swung on turnovers, a stat in which the Irish held a +4 advantage, due to the interceptions, but Sheldon's single controversial fumble ironically cost them the lead late in the third quarter, and forced the Irish to rally for 10 4th quarter points.

 

Defense ultimately carried the day though, as the Irish secondary's ability to save points and change field position earned the win.

 

"We have had a lot of great offenses, but we said 16 years ago when we came (to Sheldon) that if we were going to win championships, we would do it with defense," Johnson said. "We didn't play great defense last year, and we didn't win. We knew we would have to today if we wanted to change the outcome. I didn't think we would hold them to 6 points, but that's what we had to do, because they are a tremendous defensive team too."

 

Lake Oswego would outgain Sheldon by 26 yards, largely due to rushing for 195 yards, 100 by JB Holmes, who was the Lakers' Player of the Game. And as a result, even after running off the last minute and a half on 4 kneel downs that followed the win-sealing interception by Talty Liam, Sheldon was still almost 6 minutes behind in time of possession.

 

"Coming in, we knew they were a great defense, and it would be hard to get things going," Sheldon quarterback Taylor Alie said. "But we knew it would eventually come. Last year's loss drove us every day. It's not really about revenge, or anything against them; its just the desire to do better."

 

Read more: Lake Oswego vs. Sheldon, And The Beat Goes On

Camas Valley defeats St. Paul to defend 1A title, 24-8

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COTTAGE GROVE - The Camas Valley Hornets came into this championship game with a 2 year win streak. The last time they had lost was to the St. Paul Buckaroos in the 2010 1A championship game. And now they faced the Buckaroos again to defend their 2011 1A title.

 

The Hornets received the opening kickoff at their own 43 yard line. QB Josh Mattox quickly hit WR Weston Tilton on a long pass play to the Buckaroo 31. Eli Wolfe then broke a good run to the Buckaroo 18, as the Hornets were already within striking distance. Mattox then hit Joshua Garcia for a td pass to put the Hornets up 6-0(2p conversion failed).

Read more: Camas Valley defeats St. Paul to defend 1A title, 24-8

Oakers Rout Royals, 50-27, for 2A Title

PC has no answer for Oakland's David Henry

 

 

IMG 9459 copyHILLSBORO – In the 1964 class B semifinals, Oakland and Jefferson ended the game tied at 0-0, some 20 years before the infamous Civil War “Toilet Bowl.” With no Kansas plan or overtime period, the Oakers advanced to the championship game based on total yards (229-169) as the tiebreaker. The following week Oakland defeated Umatilla, 7-0, to win the school’s first high school football championship.

 

On a soggy Saturday night at Hillsboro Stadium, Oakland’s David Henry personally amassed more yards rushing than the entire 1964 team, pounding Portland Christian for 263 net yards on 23 carries and four touchdowns. Behind Henry’s masterful performance on both sides of the ball, Oakland won its second title in school history with a dominating 50-27 win over the Royals in the 2012 OSAA 2A championship game.

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