Oregon's High School Sports Source
- Written by DRH
- Published on May 11, 2009
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1. Sherwood Speed to burn, and deep up and down the roster. This is the year they get it done.
2. West Albany The two-time defending champ will still be strong, and they’ve got the best player in 5A in Anthony LaCoste, but they aren’t Sherwood good.
3. Hermiston It’s the Faafiaula Ena show. Be prepared.
4. Thurston A stingy defense and solid running game should keep the ship afloat until a replacement gets settled for all-world Tym Pearson.
5. Glencoe Last season was supposed to be a rebuilding year, and they reached the semifinals.
6. Corvallis A young team last year that improved significantly as the season went on. Get to know QB Russ Orman, RB Dominic Wooten, and WR Blair Cavanaugh.
7. Marshfield If Ena isn’t the best QB in 5A, then Kyle Tedder is. Productive through the air and devastating on the ground.
8. Hillsboro This year’s Grants Pass. You could tell they were talented a year ago, but they finished poorly. They put it all together this season.
9. Jefferson Marlon Miles is a significant loss, but if another dependable tailback steps up, Jefferson should rule the PIL and make waves in the postseason again.
10. Bend QB Chase Clair and RB Kyle Brown will push Hermiston the whole way.
7. St. Helens
1. West Albany
3. South Albany
4. Crescent Valley
6. North Eugene
3. Klamath Union
4. Eagle Point
3. Mountain View
6. Crook County
7. The Dalles-Wahtonka