Lake Oswego youth football teams continue 2019 season on Sept. 21
LAKERIDGE JV 51, CENTENNIAL 13: The Lakeridge JV football team took advantage of a beautiful day to create a beautiful performance on Saturday, Sept. 21, routing Centennial 51-13 at Centennial High School.
The Pacer defense got things started with a stop on Centennial's first possession and the Pacer offense got things going from there. Lakeridge used a balanced attack led by both Casen Emmett and Charlie Petersen at quarterback to keep Centennial off balance, with each throwing a touchdown pass on the day. Marching down the field on their first possession, the Pacers scored on a Josiah Thomas rushing touchdown (one of his two) and followed that up with another defensive stop. From there, Emmett scored a rushing touchdown to give his team a 16-0 lead.
After that, Kellen Aird came through with Lakeridge's next three touchdowns, the first on a run, the second on a pass reception and the third on a kick return as time expired for a 38-13 halftime lead.
The second half provided more of the same for Lakeridge. The Pacers ran the ball with Kayce Tinner and Elliot McGrath getting into the action at running back, and kept the Eagles guessing on the fly sweep with both Adam Farrell and Nicholas Sander delivering big runs.
Sam Pottmeyer capped off the scoring with a nice catch across the middle for a TD.
Next up, Lakeridge will host St. Helens at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Lakeridge High School.
5/6 LAKERIDGE PACERS 30, TIGARD 0: The 5/6 Lakeridge Pacers started fast and finished strong to shut out Tigard 30-0 on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Tigard High School.
The Pacer offense came out strong in the first half with Corbin Taft, Drew Weiler and Jaden Tragesser picking up first downs to set up a 20-yard touchdown pass from Weiler to Tragesser. Crew Corry tacked on the point after touchdown to give the Pacers an early 8-0 advantage.
The defense stepped up next and stopped the Tigers on tackles by Jack Thomas, Joe Weiler and Marcus Post. The ensuing offensive series saw Drew Weiler completions to Michael Asher and Cooper Swygard, and long runs by Taft and Drew Weiler.
The Pacer "D" continued to hold the Tigers to minimal yards, getting sacks from Porter Benson, Ricky Smith, Gabe Maloney and Taft, along with tackles by Zack Becker, Asher, Taft, Joe Weiler, Drew Weiler, Alex Dyer and Post. Post also knocked down two Tigard passes. The final offensive series of the half started with a 25-yard run from Taft, followed by a 15-yard TD run by Drew Weiler. Corry's extra point gave the Pacers a 16-0 lead at the half.
Lakeridge started the second half with tackles by Becker, Quinn Massari, Eli Chin, Asher, Joe Weiler, Drew Weiler, Taft, Maloney and Tragesser. On the first offensive scoring series of the half, the Pacers got first downs on an Asher catch, and on runs by Taft and Drew Weiler, ultimately leading to a touchdown by Drew Weiler. Corry's PAT put the Pacers up 24-0.
The Pacer "D" kept the heat on with tackles by Asher, Tragesser, Taft, Smith, Jaden McCluskey, Brae Colton, Carter Blair, Klein, Corry and Massari. Colton and Massari also broke up pass plays to fuel the Pacers' efforts.
The final offensive series of the game included receptions by Asher and Corry, along with runs by Taft, Colby Owen and Maloney, and finally, a touchdown by Massari. After finishing the game with a sack by Jake Landreth, the Pacers won 30-0.
Next up, the Pacers (3-0 on the season) face Wilsonville on Saturday, Sept. 28.
LAKERIDGE 8TH GRADE VARSITY 30, CENTURY 12: Despite being shorthanded, the Lakeridge eighth-grade varsity beat Century 30-12 on Saturday, Sept. 21.
Starting quarterback Gabe Motschenbacher was out with an injury, but backup Keaton Emmett stepped in and led the team to victory. Emmett threw long TDs to Tashi Crofut and Joey Olsen, and both PAT attempts (by Ben Jones and Everest Lentz) were successful, giving the Pacers a 16-0 edge at halftime.
The offensive line, led by Christopher Azari, had an outstanding performance, teaming with Michael Shin, Kento Klassen and Jax Grable to open up holes that led to long gains by Quinn Hoey and Jake Moleiro.
The second half was a flurry of Lakeridge first downs, with long passes by Emmett to Cole Holum, Crofut and Olsen. The running game continued to thrive with gains by Tate Mickelsen, Crofut, Jones and Emmett.
The Pacers put two more TDs on the board, one by Jones and another from Olsen, along with a PAT by Lentz. On defense, tackles by Tim Price, Gabe Rockwood and Charlie King challenged the Jags' offensive strategies.
Next up, the Pacers play at Sunset at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28.
8TH GRADE VARSITY LAKERS 36, CLEVELAND 14: The eighth-grade varsity Lakers football team rebounded with its first win of the season, a 36-14 victory over Cleveland on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Lake Oswego High School's Cobb Field. In the process, the Lakers lifted their season record to 1-2.
The Lakers got off to an exciting start as Jace Burton fielded the bouncing opening kickoff at the Lakers' 25-yard line and returned it 75 yards for the first points of the day.
The defense was ready when it hit the field with strong tackling by the front line, including a sack by Dylan Cromwell that pinned the Warriors early and forced a punt with no yards allowed.
It didn't take long for the Lakers' offense to strike again, with Porter Malkiel busting through the Warrior defense for a 63-yard touchdown run on the second play from scrimmage for a 14-0 lead just a few minutes into the game.
Malkiel followed up his touchdown run with a strong kick to the end zone, resulting in the first touchback of the season. The third touchdown of the day came when Max Brauner hit Hudson Lewis on a nice throw and Lewis added an even better run after the catch for 51 yards.
The Laker defense struck again after that, first forcing a Warrior fumble, then getting a Burton interception that he returned from midfield to the Warrior 29-yard line.
After an LO turnover deep in Warrior territory, the Laker defense stepped up to finish the half with a tremendous pass rush by Braden Heath that forced the Warrior quarterback to scramble and left Cleveland scoreless, trailing 20-0 at the break.
The second half saw more Lake Oswego success, with quarterback Carter Moore connecting on 4 of 5 pass attempts, including a 59-yard strike to Lewis. This was followed by a 29-yard touchdown run by Malkiel to make the score 28-0.
The frustration continued for the Warriors in the third quarter as Burton collected his second interception of the day and Zach Rooney scored the fifth Laker touchdown on a quick 10-yard scramble to extend the Laker lead to 36-0.
The Lakers continued to play well on defense, getting back-to-back tackles by John and Charlie Goodwin. Eventually, the Laker defense gave way for a final score of 36-14.
Next up, Lake Oswego will play Centennial at Centennial High School at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28.
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