Friday's top five: A look at the five biggest football games from Oct. 6
With the full moon hanging low in the sky on Friday night, Oregon's high school football teams howled their way through a ton of big games.
With all that going on, Pamplin Media Group's sports editors, reporters and photographers were out in force to document a bunch of it.
In case you may have missed some of these landmark scores, here's a look back at Friday's top five games. You can see all our coverage by clicking on the Prep Football tab — to see it, just hover over the Sports tab — on all our websites.
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To see Friday's Play of the Day compilation, click here.
FRIDAY'S TOP FIVE
Seven hundred twenty-nine days.
Nearly 24 months.
One year, 11 months and 28 days.
That's how long it had been since the West Linn football team had lost a Three Rivers League game.
But that's just what happened on Friday, with Tigard using its ground-pounding offensive attack, clock control and physical defense to beat the Lions 9-0 at West Linn High School.
It certainly was a clash of styles.
For the Sherwood High School football team, it was smash-mouth, pound-it-on-the-ground action, time and time again.
Meanwhile, Lake Oswego relied on its big-play capabilities, both on offense and defense.
Well, the big plays won out.
The Lakers, coming up with timely big plays on both sides of the ball, came away with a 27-16 win over the Bowmen in a hard-fought Three Rivers League game played Friday at Sherwood High School.
The matchup between the fifth-ranked Sandy Pioneers and the ninth-ranked Wilsonville Wildcats was slated to be the game of the year in the Northwest Oregon Conference.
It turned out to be anything but.
The Wildcats held Sandy to just 99 yards of total offense as Wilsonville (5-1, 4-0 NWOC) took down Sandy (4-2, 3-1 NWOC) with a convincing 48-14 victory on Friday night.
As Milwaukie quarterback Grey Andreasen-VanOtten scanned the La Salle Prep defense, he saw something that made him think it might be a mistake to turn and hand the ball to Noah Ramirez.
So, he called his own number.
Facing fourth-and-1, Andreasen-VanOtten faked a handoff to Ramirez, kept the ball and scored on a 28-yard run with 1:06 to play as the Mustangs celebrated homecoming with a 36-34 Northwest Oregon Conference victory Friday over the Falcons.
Coming off back-to-back losses, the Tualatin football team very much needed to hit the reset button Friday night versus Newberg.
The Timberwolves certainly did that, dominating the Tigers from the opening whistle to post a decisive 43-7 home victory.