The 2019 high school football season headed into the home stretch on Friday, Oct. 4, and the games just keep getting better and better.
With all that 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 scores, here's a look back at the top five games from Week 5. To see the complete stories, just click on the blue hyperlinks below.
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FRIDAY'S TOP FIVE
The Lake Oswego football team was ready.
The defending state-champion Lakers were coming off a painful defeat to Tigard a week before that snapped their 13-game winning streak, knocked them out of the state's No. 1 ranking and threatened their hopes of winning the 2019 Special District 5 title.
Further, Lake Oswego's Friday, Oct. 4, game featured visiting Clackamas — the last team to beat them before the Tigers and the only team to leave a blot on their 2018 championship-season schedule.
Oh yeah, it was LO's homecoming night, too.
With all that as pretext, the Lakers piled up a 42-point lead after three quarters and rode that dominating effort to a 42-20 victory at Lake Oswego High School.
A roar of Barlow thunder helped turn the tide late in the first half in the Bruins' 28-13 home win over Grant on Friday night.
Some games are best left forgotten.
Seemingly from the tip, the Wilsonville Wildcats took control of the game, while the Forest Grove Vikings did everything they could to give it away.
Wilsonville quarterback Jayce Knapp hit junior receiver Josh McKenzie on a 60 yard post route for a touchdown on the game's fourth play from scrimmage, and on the subsequent drive, Forest Grove fumbled on their first play, giving the ball back to the Wildcats who punched it in three plays later to take a two score lead en route to a 47-6 win Friday night, Oct. 4, at Forest Grove High School.
You can't call Mountainside the little brother of the Metro League anymore.
When it comes to settling scores with a crosstown rival that bodied them a year ago, the Mavericks proved they can get even by turning back the clock.
Behind the bruising rushing style of junior running back E.J. Broussard, his blue-collar offensive line and an opportunistic defense, Mountainside beat Southridge 42-21 at Mountainside High School on Friday, Oct. 4.
Scappoose took out some frustrations Friday night that were left over from the previous week on rival St. Helens.
The Indians bounced back from a road loss to Pendleton with a solid game in all phases, and they topped the Lions 49-7.
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