Prep football: Milwaukie downs Hillsboro, runs string to three, 46-22
Milwaukie's Chazz Amundson rushed for 284 yards and four touchdowns as the Mustangs pulled away in the second half for 46-22 Northwest Oregon Conference road win Thursday over the Hillsboro Spartans at Hillsboro's Hare Field.
Grey Andreasen-VanOtten, Logan LaPine and Jacob Sanders also scored touchdowns to help the Mustangs (5-1, 4-1 NWOC) run their longest winning streak in five seasons to three games.
Hillsboro's Curran Mitzel passed for 225 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed for another 54 yards and one score for the Spartans (1-6, 1-4).
Milwaukie led 12-6 in the third quarter when Andreasen-VanOtten led the Mustangs on a four-play, 84-yard touchdown drive that ended with Sanders scoring on a 38-yard run. LaPine that grabbed a two-point conversion pass from Andreasen-VanOtten to give the Mustangs a 20-6 lead with 6:24 left in the quarter.
The Mustangs tacked on three touchdown runs in the first seven minutes of the fourth quarter, taking a 40-6 lead when Amundson scored on a 30-yard run with 5:32 remaining.
Milwaukie ran a total of 59 plays and finished with 466 yards total offense (380 yards rushing; 86 yards passing), while Hillsboro ran 62 plays and had 373 yards offense (148 yard rushing; 225 passing).
Donovan Wah anchored Milwaukie's defense with 15 tackles, including two tackles for loss and one interception, and Noah Ramirez and Kaiden Durheim added 10 tackles each.
The Mustangs return home Friday to take on league-leading Wilsonville (6-1, 5-0) with a chance to climb into a first-place tie with a win on "Senior Night."
SANDY 51, PUTNAM 6: Sandy's Kael Schileroort finished with 111 yards rushing and three touchdowns, and Orion Shaw added a game-high 130 yards rushing and two TDs as the Pioneers overpowered the visiting Putnam Kingsmen 51-6 in a Northwest Oregon Conference blowout Thursday.
Tyler King completed 10 of 19 passes for 88 yard with two touchdown passes to Iosefa Polamalu as the Pioneers (5-2, 4-1 NWOC) bounced back a week after falling 48-14 to league-leading Wilsonville.
"I am proud of the way the kids bounced back. They were focused all week, " Sandy coach Joe Polamalu said. "We did what we needed to do to get back on track."
Putnam lost co-captains Curtis Hoyle and Isaiah Schumacher to injuries in the first quarter, and then struggled under the chilly and wet conditions to get much of anything going on offense.
The Kingsmen (3-4, 2-3) muffed six snaps that were either mishandled or snapped over the head of quarterback Marcellas Kenion, and managed to generate only 110 yards total offense and four first downs.
"I was definitely frustrated with all the mental mistakes," Putnam coach Tim Jacobs said. "The weather certainly made the game unique, but it wasn't the determining factor. I think the kids were reeling a bit with seeing two captains get knocked out of the game early."
GLADSTONE 49, CROOK COUNTY 8: Gladstone's Dylan Farris rushed for a game-high 220 yards on 13 carries and scored on runs of 53 and 34 yards, pacing the Gladiators to a Tri-Valley Conference home win Thursday over the Crook County Cowboys.
Damian Alvarado, Chandler Berks, Spencer Boyd, Ben Hill and Mason Sheehean also scored rushing touchdowns for the Gladiators (4-3, 2-1 Tr-Valley), whose ground game accounted for 412 of their 494 yards total offense.
Gladstone led 14-0 early in the second quarter when Hill and Farris scored touchdowns 17 seconds apart to push the lead to 28-0.
Crook County (2-5, 1-2) avoided the shutout when Ethan Cossitt caught a 65-yard touchdown pass from Brody Connell with 1:18 to play in the fourth quarter.
With the win, the Gladiators took over sole possession of second place and put themselves in position to earn a share of the league title with a win in Friday's 7 p.m. regular-season finale at Estacada (6-1, 3-0).