Lake Oswego youth football teams continue 2019 season on Sept. 14
WESTVIEW 33, LAKERIDGE 7TH-GRADE JV 28: The Lakeridge seventh-grade JV team did almost everything right in its Saturday, Sept. 14, game against Westview, but still came up on the wrong end of a 33-28 result at Westview High School.
The Pacers rallied from a 26-14 deficit and pushed ahead 28-26 on a touchdown catch by Jack Barss with 5 minutes, 30 seconds to play, but couldn't hold their edge. Westview responded with a long, time-consuming drive and capped by scoring the game-winning touchdown with just 48 seconds left to on the clock.
Despite the final result, the game was hard fought the entire way, with the Pacer offensive line rotation of Nolan Darcy, Julian Figueroa, Jacob Zawadzki, Matteo Clarke, Randy Hayes, Nick Harrison and Charlie Petersen giving a tremendous effort against a bigger Westview defensive line. The Pacers managed two touchdowns in the first half, the first by Charlie Coyne and the second by Cason Emmett, but found themselves down 19-14 at the half.
The Pacers then drove down to 15-yard line but came up just short on a fourth-down play, turned the ball over and Westview quickly capitalized on a halfback pass for a TD and a 26-14 lead.
But a Coyne takeaway on the Wildcats' next series keyed a turnaround for the Pacers. Two big pass plays from Petersen to Logan Coyne put Lakeridge in position for a second touchdown run by Emmett, and the Pacers followed up with Barss' TD catch and that 28-26 lead with 5:30 to play.
After Westview pushed back ahead, the Pacers picked up a couple of first downs, but were unable to score.
The Pacers fell to 0-2 after facing two of last year's playoff teams, but will look for their first win on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Centennial.
LIBERTY 28, LAKER YOUTH VARSITY 6: The Laker Youth Varsity (0-2) showed off its improved passing game in week two of the 2019 season, but still came up on the short end of a 28-6 decision against Liberty on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Lake Oswego High School.
Playing under perfect conditions and followed by a team party for Laker families after the game, the Lakers enjoyed many positives on Saturday. There was tremendous progress made in the Laker passing attack, with quarterback Max Brauner completing 8 of 17 passes and rattling off an 18-yard run as well. Jace Burton ran a trick play and completed a pass, while Carter Moore was 1 for 2 passing.
Annan LeBaron led LO receivers with a single catch for 18 yards, while Burton and Colin Best were close behind with catches of 16 and 13 yards, respectively. Hudson Lewis led in number of receptions with two for 6 yards.
Zach Rooney led all Laker runners with four carries for 52 yards, including a bruising 35-yard run down to the 6-yard line. Rooney followed up with the Lakers' only touchdown, following great blocks from Taj Lubrano and LeBaron to score. Burton added 42 yards on five carries.
On defense, LO saw a dominating performance by Paris Trottier, who had seven tackles while Jackson Reich made a leaping interception.
The Lakers (0-2) will try to get their first win at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, against the Cleveland Warriors at LO's Cobb Field.
LAKERIDGE 8TH-GRADE VARSITY 52, GLENCOE 8: Glencoe may have struck first in its Saturday, Sept. 14, game against the Lakeridge eighth-grade varsity team, but the Pacers struck back and struck back hard the rest of the day.
The Tide scored early in the first quarter at Hare Field and followed with a successful extra point, but the Pacers' outstanding defense — led by fierce tackles from Cole Houser, Kennedy Cauley, Jaxx Grable and Everest Lentz, and outstanding blocking by Joey Massari, Tim Price and Sean Askew — held Glencoe scoreless the rest of the way.
Lakeridge quarterback Gabe Motschenbacher had a huge game, connecting with Cole Holum and Joey Olsen on two long bombs. Motschenbacher connected for five touchdowns in the first half — two each to Tashi Crofut and Ben Jones and one to Milo Portilla. On defense, Keaton Emmett was relentless with three interceptions, added two PATs and recovered two onside kicks.
The Pacers were equally productive in the second half. While the defense continued to dominate with hard hits from Charlie King, Cole Houser, Gabe Rockwood and Josh Perry, and sacks by Olsen and Christopher Azari. Azari also recovered a Tide fumble to turn the ball back over to the Pacer offense.
Jake Moliero, Zach Stupfel, Portilla and Michael Shin each had long gains for first downs. Jaden Swan scored one touchdown, while Quinn Hoey added two more to make the final score 52-8.
Next up, the team is back in Hillsboro to take on the Century Jaguars at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21.
LAKERIDGE 5/6 PACERS 50, OREGON CITY 21: The Lakeridge 5/6 Pacers started fast in their Saturday, Sept. 14, game against Oregon City at Pioneer Stadium and just kept rolling after that.
The Pacers wasted no time on offense in the first half, with completions from quarterback Drew Weiler to Corbin Taft for long gains and a touchdown by Marcus Post on the first series. The extra point by Crew Corry put the Pacers up 8-0.
On the first defensive series, the Pacers held Oregon City with impressive tackles by Joe Weiler and Taft leading to losses and the Pacers getting back on offense. Drew Weiler took control with a 50-yard run for a touchdown and another extra point by Corry giving the Pacers a 16-0 advantage.
The defense put on an impressive show to prevent a touchdown run by Oregon City, with tackles by Carter Blair, Joe Weiler and Jaden Tragesser. After that, the offensive line kept Oregon City off Drew Weiler to set up first downs by Taft, Michael Asher and Jaden Tragesser, the drive ultimately ending in a 65-yard touchdown run by Drew Weiler.
After several solid defensive stops by the Pacers, the offense came back with a reception by Jack Thomas, a run by Drew Weiler and a handoff to Marcus Post for a 41-yard TD run. The defense held Oregon City again with tackles by Quinn Massari, Brae Colton, Corry and Colby Owen, while an interception by Massari ended the half with Pacers leading 28-8.
In the second half, the Pacers' "D" came out strong with huge tackles from lineman Joe Weiler. The next offensive series brought a long run from Taft, a reception by Asher and a 25-yard run for a touchdown.
The Lakeridge defense played hard again and got a huge tackle by Carter Blair to limit Oregon City's offense, giving Drew Weiler another opportunity at the end zone with completions to Asher, Taft and Jaden Tragesser, and Jaden Tragesser making a 40-yard run for a touchdown. Corry again put up the extra point to end the series.
On defense, the Pacers got big tackles by Cash Larsson, Massari, Corry and Cooper Swygard, with Corry later making an interception and Gabriel Maloney a great defensive strip to get the offense back on the field.
The final Pacer touchdown was a 43-yard touchdown run by Post to seal the 50-21 victory.
Next up, the Pacers (2-0) will face Tigard at Tigard High School on Saturday, Sept. 21.
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