Play of the Day: The best from Week 3 in high school football
There's a moment in every high school football game, an instant that makes the difference, a play that lifts one team to victory and sends the other to defeat.
For Week 3 of the 2019 Oregon high school football season, here's a look back at the Plays of the Day. To see complete game stories from all these contests, go to the Prep Football Tab.
CLACKAMAS 39, BEAVERTON 19: Facing a fourth-and-10 at the Beaverton 34-yard line, Beavers quarterback/punter Carson Budke was forced to kick the ball away with less than two minutes remaining in the first half. Clackamas senior JeanElie Fleck fielded the punt at his own 38 and found running room along the right sideline, breaking loose on a 62-yard return for a touchdown that gave the Cavaliers a 26-6 lead with 1:09 to play in the second quarter of Friday's non-conference home game against the Beavers.
TIGARD 51, CANBY 27: Tigard had plenty of big plays in its Three Rivers League victory over the Cougars, but the biggest may have come early in the third quarter. Following an interception by senior Kamryn Hosley and facing a second-and-11 situation on the Tigard 11-yard line, Tiger junior quarterback Drew Carter teamed up with senior receiver Max Lenzy for an 89-yard touchdown on a play-action pass, giving Tigard a 34-14 lead at the time.
ALOHA 48, DAVID DOUGLAS 39: Aloha senior Sir Charles Mitchell, who moved from slot receiver to cornerback, shifted to running back late in his team's Friday contest against David Douglas and went to wor. He ripped off runs of 21, 18, 8 and 2 yards to drive Aloha into the red zone. Then, quarterback Timmy Dennis faked a handoff to Mitchell and fired an eye-high rope to Regan Wilson who caught the ball at the 1-yard line and waltzed into the end zone for another six to extend Aloha's lead to 48-39 with 5:21 left.
NEAH-KAH-NIE 20, GASTON 14: Gaston led Neah-Kah-Nie 8-0 early and 14-8 midway through the fourth quarter, but two very big defensive mishaps cost the Greyhounds, and did so at two very inopportune times. Tied 14-14 with just under three minutes remaining and Neah-Kah-Nie facing a fourth-and-seven from the Gaston 26-yard-line, Pirates quarterback Mychal Kelly tossed a ball up for grabs near the far left edge of the goal line. With two Greyhounds blanketing Neah-Kah-Nie receiver Dustin Donaldson, the ball was batted up into the air and landed softly in the unsuspecting hands of Donaldson, who then took two steps into the end zone to give the visitors the winning score.
REYNOLDS 21, ROSEBURG 14: With the two backs ahead of him on the depth chart suffering injuries earlier in the game, Reynolds sophomore Emmanuel Igbonagwam took his second varsity handoff and carried a pair of tacklers over the goal line for the winning 10-yard touchdown run with 2:00 left to beat Roseburg on Friday.
WILSONVILLE 66, CLEVELAND 7: On the fourth play of the game, Wilsonville quarterback Jayce Knapp threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to Payton Dart. Knapp threw three more touchdown passes in the first half and also ran for a score as Wilsonville rolled to an easy Class 5A Special District 1 victory on its homecoming night.
NEWBERG 41, SUMMIT 0: In the early part of the fourth quarter, with his team leading 34-0, Newberg senior Johnathan McGraw intercepted Summit's Hank Tobias and ran it back more than 50 yards for the score. His pick-six, which electrified the crowd, brought the game to its final score of 41-0. McGraw managed another interception before the contest was done, with his second pick the sixth and final turnover for Summit in the blowout loss.
CROOK COUNTY 7, SISTERS 0: The Sisters Outlaws were driving midway through the fourth quarter, but clinging to a seven-point lead, the Crook County Cowboy defense stiffened.The Cowboys stopped the Outlaws on fourth-and-short inside the 10-yard line to preserve their shutout and win.
SHERWOOD 50, LAKERIDGE 13: Minutes after Lakeridge capped a 65-yard scoring drive with a 50-yard touchdown pass from Cooper Justice to Xander Houck near the end of the first half, Sherwood took over for good. Leading just 21-13 with 2:24 remaining in the half, the Bowmen ripped off a 75-yard TD march that took just four plays and 1:36 off the clock, the series ending when Lucas Voss went over left tackle to score from 15 yards out with 40 seconds left in the half for a 28-13 lead at the break. Sherwood then added 22 unanswered points in the second half to rout the Pacers and improve to 3-0.
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