Friday's top five: A look at the five biggest football games from Oct. 12-13
Twice as nice.
Week Seven of the 2017 Oregon high school football season was just that, with big games held across the state on both Thursday and Friday.
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 the top five games from Week Seven. 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.
To see all of last week's scores, click here, then click on the appropriate date and classification.
To see updated league and season standings for all the state's teams click here, then click on the appropriate classification.
To see last week's best of the best photo gallery, click here.
To see last week Play of the Day compilation, click here.
FRIDAY'S TOP FIVE
The West Linn football team had Lake Oswego right where it wanted it.
The Lions — the reigning Class 6A state champs — playing at Lake Oswego High School in Week Seven of the 2017 season, dominated Friday's second quarter, outscoring the Lakers 13-0 and taking a commanding 20-7 lead into the half.
But Lake Oswego, which hadn't beaten West Linn since 2012, shut the Lions out for the game's final 24 minutes and 31 seconds, scored twice in the second half and pulled out a 21-20 victory that — coupled with Tigard's 26-15 loss to Sherwood — lifted the Lakers into a first-place tie in the Three Rivers League.
The Oregon City Pioneers dug a hole in the first half that was too deep to climb out of Thursday night.
Central Catholic's Cade Knighton passed for 217 yards and four touchdowns, including three to Korbin Williams, leading the Rams to a 42-35 Mt. Hood Conference road win the Pioneers at Oregon City's Pioneer Memorial Stadium.
They say what defines us is how we rise after falling. In that case, Banks is defined by the type of grit, determination, and explosiveness necessary to make some waves in the upcoming Class 4A state playoffs.
The Braves whitewashed defending Cowapa League champion Astoria 41-0, and in the process exorcised the demons from last week's unthinkable setback.
Not even the weather could stop the Sandy offense on Thursday evening.
Despite a heavy hailstorm and a lighting delay that lasted more than an hour, Sandy (5-2, 4-1 NWOC) rolled to a 51-6 victory against Rex Putnam (3-4, 2-3 NWOC) on senior night for the Pioneers.
The Sherwood High School football team needed something to get its season back on track.
The Bowmen were in desperate need to have something big happen.
They were fired up and ready to get it.
And they got it — wow, did they get it.
The Sherwood squad, playing physical and with enthusiasm from start to finish, powered their way to a 25-16 win over league-leading Tigard in a Three Rivers League game played Friday at Tigard High School.