Lake Oswego youth football teams continue 2019 season on Oct. 5
PACER JV 41, HILLSBORO 0: The Pacer JV football team took the field on a crisp fall evening on Saturday, Oct. 5, and delivered another impressive performance, shutting out Hillsboro 41-0.
Among the team's may defensive highlights, it was Jack Barss' interception solid return that set the tone for the team's shutout performance.
On offense, Lakeridge continued its balanced attack, getting three passing touchdowns, with Barss, Logan Coyne and Colin Fratzke on the receiving end. Though it didn't end up in the end zone, Matteo Clarke also had an impressive catch out of the backfield.
The ground game was equally up to the task with three scores on the day. One of the biggest highlights came when Jacob Zawadzki took a handoff and rumbled up the middle for a first down.
With the win, Lakeridge moved to 3-2 on the season. Next up, the Pacers will host McNary (also 3-2) at 5 p.m. Oct. 19 at Lakeridge High School.
LAKE OSWEGO YOUTH VARSITY 41, GRESHAM 6: The sun was shining and Gresham was strong on defense, but the Lake Oswego Lakers were just too powerful to contain on Saturday. Oct. 5.
The Lakers were the first to score when Dylan Cromwell blocked a Gopher punt and Annan LeBaron recovered the ball for a touchdown. The two-point conversion by Jace Burton was successful.
After the Gophers failed to move the ball, Burton fielded the Gresham punt and ran 60 yards for a TD. LeBaron added the conversion. The Gophers offense tried again, but Nick Benazzi broke up a pass play, and Wyatt Sarsland and Dashel Hinrichs stopped the series with a sack.
After Henri Danzelaud returned the ensuing punt 10 yards, Carter Moore threw to Porter Malkiel for a huge gain that set up Zach Rooney to score.
Ben Hovey stepped up with a tackle on the following kickoff, and after that, the Lakers stopped Gresham on tackles by Paris Trottier, Charlie Goodwin and a sack by Braden Heath. On Lake Oswego's next possession, Max Brauner's TD pass to Luke Hawkins was called back due to a flag.
The Gophers next drive was stopped by tackles from Taj Lubrano, Mason Silbaugh and an interception by Hawkins. This set up a Brauner pass to Benazzi for a TD.
The Gopher kickoff return was stopped by Jackson Reich, and the Laker "D" stayed strong with tackles by Connor McNeill and Hudson Lewis, and assists from Cromwell, Danzelaud, Lubrano and Michael Kuehnel, while Silbaugh and Cromwell each broke up a pass.
After the Gophers finally scored a TD, the Lakers started the second half with a great catch and a big run by Lewis. This was followed by another huge run by Malkiel for the touchdown. Malkiel also kicked the PAT.
The Gophers' next drive was cut short with a Hinrichs sack anda LeBaron interception. Burton gained yards for the Lakers, setting up a Moore TD pass to Heath. Brayden Effler and John Goodwin helped stop Gresham's final drive. The Laker offensive line was anchored by Trottier and flawless snaps by McNeill.
NEWBERG 16, LAKE OSWEGO JV LAKERS 0: The seventh-grade Laker JV team came into their Saturday, Oct. 5 home game shorthanded due to several injuries, but fought Newberg strongly throughout the contest before falling 16-0.
Despite their injuries, Lake Oswego came in with their starting line holding strong. Anders Holmberg, Wyatt Andler, Jackson Jones, Jagar Shean and Noah Uecker all worked hard to hold the line.
In the second quarter, Beckett Mersereau had a big punt that gave the Lakers some great momentum. This was coupled with an amazing fumble recovery by Charlie Nauhiem. The Lakers were in a good place, but couldn't get enough yards with their running game. By the end of the first half, Newberg had snuck in a quick 10-yard run for a touchdown for a 6-0 edge at the half.
Carter Dietz got the ball back on the opening kickoff of the second half. Offensively, the Lakers picked up yards with some good inside runs by Oliver Macy and Nauheim. Standout blocking from Hudson Byrd — who also had a big interception in the fourth quarter — gave the Lakers possession with 2:03 on the clock.
Again, despite great efforts, plays weren't coming together for the Lakers offensively. Lake Oswego stayed strong on defense, with Jagar Shean stopping Newberg in its tracks with several key tackles, and LO also getting great takedowns from Wyatt Andler and Noah Uecker.
Despite all the effort, the Lakers fell to the Tigers 16-0.
Next up, Lake Oswego will host Silverton at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at Lake Oswego High School.
HILLSBORO 38, LAKERIDGE 8th GRADE VARSITY 14: The Lakeridge eighth-grade varsity played Hillsboro to a near standstill in the first half of their Saturday, Oct. 5, contest, but fell short in the second half and dropped a 38-14 decision.
Among the Pacers' highlights were quarterback Gabe Motschenbacher connecting several long passes to Tashi Crofut, Cole Holum and Joey Olsen. Running back Ben Jones scored the first Pacer touchdown and PAT early in the first quarter.
The strong Pacer defense made Spartans work hard for each yard with fierce tackles by Everest Lentz, Jax Grable, Charlie King and Tim Price. Josh Perry ended the first half perfectly with a blocked pass at the buzzer leaving the Pacers' deficit just 8-6 going into the second half.
The Pacers tried to keep the momentum going with a 53-yard touchdown run by Olsen in the second half. Motschenbacher was able to connect with receivers Crofut, Holum and Lentz churning out long gains, but ultimately weren't able to score again. Defense in the second half was led by Christopher Azari, Olsen and Kento Klassen, with great contributions by Bradey Hinkle, Joey Massari and Gabe Rockwood.
Next up, Lakeridge will play on the road against the Jefferson Lions at 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12.
5/6 LAKERIDGE PACERS 27, ALOHA BLUE 0: The 5/6 Lakeridge Pacers hit the road on Saturday, Oct. 5, and hit Aloha Blue hard in the process.
Starting the game on offense, quarterback Drew Weiler wasted no time by completing passes to Corbin Taft, Jaden Tragesser and Cooper Swygard, along with a handoff to Marcus Post for a 20-yard run. Weiler then ran the ball in for the first touchdown of the game, and Crew Corry finished the first possession kicking the extra points to give the Pacers an early 8-0 advantage.
The Pacer defense came out strong, too, holding Aloha no gains with tackles by Porter Benson, Joe Weiler, Cash Larsson and Gabe Maloney, a deflection by Michael Asher and an interception by Drew Weiler with a 20-yard return.
The next offensive series brought more first down runs by Post and Taft, along with a 25-yard reception by Tragesser, setting up a touchdown pass from Drew Weiler to Post in the end zone. On the final touchdown drive of the half, Weiler handed off to Asher for 15 yards, and Taft was able to get it in the end zone for a touchdown. Quinn Massari ran it in for the extra point and the first half ended with the Pacers up 21-0.
The second half was highlighted by the Pacer defense, with huge plays by the team, especially Colby Owen who had multiple series-stopping tackles throughout the game. Additional defensive plays came from Tragesser, Maloney, Drew and Joe Weiler, Corry, Benson, Swygard, Zach Becker, Jake Landreth, Ricky Smith and Larsson.
The "O" didn't disappoint either, with several handoffs by Jack Lindsey to Corry and Massari for gains, and a Drew Weiler pass to Post for the final touchdown in the game.
Next up, the 5/6 Pacers (5-0 on the season) will face Lake Oswego at Lake Oswego High School on Saturday, Oct. 12.
LAKE OSWEO 5/6 NAVY 25, MOUNTAINSIDE 0: Under a beautiful blue sky on Saturday, Oct. 5, the Lake Oswego 5/6 Navy ran its record to 5-0 with a 24-0 win over Mountainside.
The offensive line was dominant again as Kyle Nichols, Ethan Uecker, Jackson Graetz, Oliver Holverson, Rylan Buckner and Will Herion opened gaping holes. Merik Adler got the party started with a stellar 35-yard run for a touchdown right after halftime to make it 8-0 following the Sawyer Best extra point kick.
The Laker defense turned away Mountainside several times, including a four-down stand inside the 5-yard line, with key tackles from linebacker Camryn Shea and defensive back James Keyser. The Lakers followed with a scrambling 55-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Hudson Hammersley to Best, making the score 16-0 following the Best kick.
The defense rose up yet again, shutting out Mountainside with a stifling effort from several Lakers including Jackson Caylor, Uecker, Adler and Catcher Dahm. Robbie Durbin made a huge pass break-up, then followed with several key runs to push the Lakers inside the red zone. Adler finished the scoring with a 3-yard plunge to make the final score 24-0.
Next up, Lake Oswego hosts the 5-0 Lakeridge Pacers at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Lake Oswego High School.
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