Cavaliers improve to 8-0 overall, 3-0 in league, eye game with Central Catholic to decide 6A Special District 4 championship

Clackamas senior tailback Noah Hobbs rushed for 51 yards and three touchdowns and sophomore running back Jake Spitulski rushed for another 44 yards and two scores, leading the No.2 Cavaliers to a 63-8 romp over David Douglas in 6A Special District 4 action Friday at David Douglas High School.

Austin Atkeson, Jailen Hammer, and Caleb "C.J." Jordan also had rushing touchdowns, and Jordan threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Nick Kennewell to help send the Cavaliers (8-0, 3-0 SD 4) into next week's league championship game against No. 7 Central Catholic (5-3, 3-0) at 7 p.m. Friday at Hillsboro Stadium.

Hobbs scored on runs of 4, 4, and 9 yards in the first two quarters as the defending Class 6A state champions raced out to a 49-0 halftime lead.

Clackamas finished with 372 yards total offense -- 246 rushing and 126 passing -- while the Cavs' defense limited David Douglas to 202 yards offense.

Jordan was the Cavaliers' leading rusher with four carries for 69 yards. Nemo Dedmon added two carries for 53 yards, and Hobbs finished with eight carries for 51 yards.

Atkeson completed 6 of 9 passes for 74 yards, and Jordan completed 3 of 7 passes for 29 yards and a touchdown.

Justice Pagan led the defense with six tackles, including five tackles for loss, while Kelsen Hennessy and Richard Kennewell had one sack each.

OREGON CITY 45, CANBY 3: Oregon City running back Zakayas Dennis-Lee had touchdown runs of 53 and 69 yards and caught a 28-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Colby Iverson, leading the Pioneers to a 6A Special District 5 road win Friday over the Cougars.

Iverson also threw a 71-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Jahleel Heath and ran for a 3-yard score, and defensive back Morpheus Nithikhun scored on a 45-yard fumble return as the Pioneers (4-4, 1-3 SD 5) won their second in a row.

Oregon City trailed 3-0 before Wyatt Lovell kicked a 41-yard field goal to pull the Pioneers even with 1:44 left in the first quarter.

Iverson then scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 3-yard run to give the Pioneers a 10-3 lead with five seconds remaining in the first quarter.

Dennis-Lee scored twice in the second quarter and one in the third to push the lead to 31-3 before Nithikhun and Heath each found the end zone to close out the scoring.

The Pioneers return home Friday to face West Linn (5-3, 2-2) in the 98 th edition of the longest uninterrupted rivalry series west of the Mississippi River.

HILLSBORO 41, PUTNAM 21: Junior running back Thomas Johnson rushed for 116 yards and four touchdowns, leading the Spartans to non-conference home win over the Kingsmen at Hare Field.

Hillsboro's Blake Bodrak caught a 25-yard touchdown pass from Kane Kiaunis and Kieran Salcedo-Freeman added a 25-yard touchdown as the Spartans (3-4) won their second in a row.

Jonathon Hernandez, Sam Sholty, and Caleb Tovey scored one touchdown each for Putnam (1-7).

Trailing 7-0, Putnam's Lucas Gardner forced a Hillsboro fumble and Sholty recovered for the Kingsmen at the Spartans' 44-yard line with 6:11 to play in the first quarter.

The Kingsmen then went on a nine-play scoring drive that ended with Sholty catching an 11-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Marcellas Kenion to tie the score at 7-7 with 1:19 remaining in the first quarter.

After a Hillsboro punt, Kenion led Putnam on a three-play, 46-yard scoring drive, capped by Tovey's 18-yard touchdown run to put the Kingsmen on top 14-7 with 11:22 to play in the second quarter.

Bodrak and Johnson each scored for Hillsboro to give the Spartans a 21-14 halftime lead, and then Johnson scored his third touchdown of the game on a 10-yard run to open the third quarter and make it 28-14.

Hernandez answered for Putnam with a 69-yard punt return for a touchdown that cut Hillsboro's lead to 28-21 with 5:35 left in the third quarter, but that was as close as the Kingsmen could get.

Putnam had the ball four more times, but the first drive ended with a fumble, the next two ended with punts, and the final drive ended when the Kingsmen turned the ball over on downs.

Tovey led Putnam with 16 carries for 69 yards, and Cody Willison added 10 carries for 43 yards. Kenion completed 3 of 9 passes for 55 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions for the Kingsmen, who finished with 152 yards total offense to Hillsboro's 378.

The Kingsmen return home Friday to close out the season against Cleveland (1-7).

HOOD RIVER VALLEY 51, MILWAUKIE 13: Quarterback Ryan Gray and running back Brandon Rivera helped lead the Eagles to a 5A Special District 1-East blowout win over the Mustangs in Hood River.

Milwaukie's Logan LaPine threw two touchdown passes to Deegan McCord as the Mustangs (2-6, 2-4 SD 1-East) finished fifth in the East Division race.

LaPine completed 8 of 12 passes for 53 yards, and McCord finished with four catches for 35 yards, including touchdown catches of 5 and 10 yards. Juan Hernandez-Murray led Milwaukie's ground game with six carries for 52 yards, while Malik Benson added 29 yards on two carries.

Milwaukie will play host to Hillsboro (3-5, 2-4 SD 1-West) in Friday's season finale for both teams at Alder Creek Middle school.

-- From staff reports

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