Friday's top five: A look at the five biggest football games from Nov. 2
The second season is here.
And it's great.
The 2018 state football playoffs kicked off on Friday and kicked off in style, with big wins and thrilling upsets all over the place.
With all of the night's Week 10 action 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 results, here's a look back at the top five games from Friday. To see the complete stories, just click on the blue hyperlinks below.
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FRIDAY'S TOP FIVE
Scappoose and North Bend went predictably toe-to-toe in a main event fight for playoff survival on Friday night.
The Indians made a few more key plays — and got two big kicks off the toe of a sophomore soccer player — to win 20-14 and notch their first playoff victory ever in Class 5A.
Now the former 4A Indians are headed to Pendleton for a rematch of a regular-season league game — and this time it's for a berth in the state semifinals.
Year by year, week by week and game after game, the Lakeridge football team continues to prove that it belongs.
The Pacers, now in head coach Elvis Akpla's fourth year, notched another milestone on Friday when they racked up a 42-point lead en route to their 54-33 win over McNary in the first round of the Class 6A state playoffs at Lakeridge High School.
Revenge can be sweet — very sweet.
Opening the state playoffs with an impressive victory can also be very satisfying.
Put them both together, and the feeling could be downright euphoric.
Just ask the Sherwood High School football team.
The Bowmen, who opened the 2018 season with a 24-7 home loss to Sandy back on Aug. 31, opened the Class 6A state playoffs by running to a 42-14 win over that same Sandy squad in a first-round postseason game played Friday at Sherwood High School.
On a night when Oregon City played without star tailback Zakayas Dennis-Lee because of injury, the Pioneers found other options.
Lots and lots of other options.
Oregon City's Calvin Green and Wyatt Lovell scored two touchdowns each, pacing the Pioneers to a 60-35 win over the visiting Grants Pass Cavemen in Friday's opening round of the OSAA Class 6A football playoffs at Pioneer Memorial Stadium.
All smiles and hoisted on the shoulders of his Reynolds football teammates, sophomore Miles Wilson was the recipient of "MVP" chants Friday night at the close of a first-round state playoff game Friday night at South Medford.
And for good reason.
The 5-foot-9, 195-pounder darted behind a physical offensive line all night at Spiegelberg Stadium and totaled an eye-popping 287 yards rushing and four touchdowns on 39 carries to help stun the reigning Class 6A state runner-up Panthers for a 35-28 triumph.
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