Oregon Week 1 6a/5a Top 10 Breakdown

( Connor Strahm – (Right) is the reigning conference player of the year at Sheldon, and went for 228 All Purpose against #7 Southridge in a 35-28 win last night)


1. JESUIT (1-0) W 63-21 @ Mcminnvile H- Union, WA

* AJ Glass rushed 24 times for 323 yards and 6 Tds, as he could legitimately could break the all time single season rushing record behind one of the top lines in the country.

2. SHELDON (1-0) W 35-28 vs #7 Southridge @ #3 Central Cath (Ore City HS)

* Connor Strahm is a freak.. He went for 228 All Purpose and is just better then everybody; QB Taylor Alie had an impressive day 23/39 for 232 Yds, and Mitch Herbert is a super talented Jr WR who caught a 36 yd Td. James Banks, Chet Spears, Yadie Dunmore, and Mike Ralston all played lights out D in the victory with soph DB Kellen Strahm taking a pick to the house.

3. CENTRAL CATH (1-0) W 27-9 vs #5 WA Skyview H- Sheldon (Ore City HS)

* Central is loaded with athletes on both sides of the ball.. Dallin Leavitt had an Int and a Td and Aidan Wilder looked athletic and fluid from his QB position. K Mitch Seeley is happy to post up from 40+ at any time

4. ALOHA (1-0) W 45-0 vs Thurston @ #6 Tigard

* Thomas Tyner went for 250 All Purpose (216 rushing) and 5 total Tds, while Kearsley blew people up and the D locked it down.. Tyner healthy makes them as good as any team in the state.

5. LAKE OSWEGO (1-0) W 34-0 @ Olympia H – Centennial

* The Laker D shut out Olympia for the first time in 5 years, and amassed 415 yards of total offense as the defending state champs showed that they were a team not to mess with in 2012

6. TIGARD (1-0) W 40-13 vs #10 Canby H #4 Aloha

* Chance Taylor had a big day offensively, as did Zach Floyd & Kaz Greene while Jr. QB Jett Even had an impressive debut with 3 passing Tds

7. SOUTHRIDGE (0-1) L 28-35 vs #7 Southridge H- Tualatin

* The Skyhawks played outstanding and almost pulled off a huge upset; Jordan Morgan caught 5 balls for 191 yds and 2 Tds and Jr. Devin Martinez went for 124 yds on 19 carries.. Jr QB AJ Woodin took shot after shot but battled finishing an impressive 6-9 for 212 yards and 2 Tds

8. SOUTHMEDFORD (1-0) W 24-9 @ West Salem H- Westview

* Ben Casebier rushed for a team high 110 yards and the Panthers held West Salem to 138 total yds and 0 Tds on the night

9. CENTURY (1-0) W 62-35 vs Century @ #4 5a Mt View

* Century QB Sam Riddle could be the early leading candidate for conf POY , he threw 5 Tds (Vance Hamilton 2) and ran for another in the win

10. CANBY (0-1) L 13-40 vs #6 Tigard @ #7 WA Camas

* Tough day for the cougars who met up with maybe the quickest defensive team in the state… They are young and talented so they will be fine



1. CRESCENT VALLEY (0-1) L 17-21 vs Radford, Hawaii (3-0) H- #9 Putnam

* I still think the Raiders are going to be fine and one of the best teams in the state at the 5a level.. I will reserve further judgement after I see them play some Oregon teams.. Tanner Sanders is the best junior in the state

2. WILSONVILLE (0-1) L 20-30 @ 6A Sprague H- St. Helens

* Like I said prior the most intriguing game state wide.. 6A Sprague is the best team down in the Valley and showed why.. Maybe the state’s top overall 5a player Tanner Shipley ran for 244 yards and 3 Tds on 22 carries. The Wildcats will be fine and are missing starting QB/S Nick Highberger

3. MARIST (1-0) W 41-20 @ Bend H- #5 Sherwood

* QB Kamerun Smith threw 4 Tds, ( 3 to Josh Harper) as the Spartans beat a good Bend team on the road in what looks like could be another very good year for the kids from Eugene

4. MOUNTAIN VIEW (1-0) W 35- 21 @ Lebanon H- #9 6a Century

* The defending State champs beat a Lebanon team that is always tough at home. The Cougars are solid and held on after being up 28-21 at half

5. SHERWOOD (1-0) W 52-6 vs Milwaukie @ #3 Marist

* Highly touted RB Cristian Morris had a sucsseful return rushing for 137 yards and a Td on 11 carries, while Keegan Lawrence got in the end zone twice

6. WEST ALBANY (1-0) W 62-35 vs Pendleton H- 6a Lakeridge

* Jake LaCoste could essentially break a lot of records this season. NEI’s top ranked Jr RB went for 340 yards and 7 Tds on 29 carries against one of the state’s top backers in Jack Ezell. LaCoste broke the single season record for rushing yards in a game last year (508) against Silverton and his brother Anthony is Oregon’s 3rd All time leading rusher.

7. CHURCHILL (1-0) W 56-21 vs South Eugene H- Liberty

* We knew Tyler Reid was one of the state’s top junior’s but goodness.. He accounted for 412 all purpose yards (259 rushing, 132 return, 21 receiving) and 7 Tds as his Lancers pounded the Axemen of South Eugene.

8. BEND (0-1) L 20-41 vs Marist @ Silverton

* The Lava Bears are a good football team and have solid senior leaders in Koski, DeGaetano, and senior Kyle Bailey who caught 2 of Koski’s 3 Td passes

9. PUTNAM (0-1) L 14-20 vs Hermiston @ #1 Crescent Valley

* The Kingsmen played without the region’s top WR Deshawn Stephens who was serving a suspension, and couldn’t fend off a feisty Hermiston team that continues to get better

10. SANDY (0-1) L 28-35 @ Sandy H- Wilson

* Sandy QB Justin Adams threw 4 Tds and had 1 Int, but the Pioneers came up short against a very good running Hood River team at home