Play of the Day: The best from Week 6 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 6 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.
TUALATIN 42, WESTVIEW 14: Tualatin was already holding a 28-7 halftime lead over the Wildcats in their Friday, Oct. 11, game at Westview High School, but it didn't take the Timberwolves long to strike again when the third quarter started. Tualatin senior Luke Marion returned the second-half kickoff 39 yards to the Tualatin 49-yard line, and on the very next play, Tualatin senior quarterback Blake Jackson threw the ball deep, hitting Marion in stride for a 51-yard touchdown pass which upped the Wolves' lead to 35-7 in the non-league game.
SUNSET 37, ALOHA 14: With the game knotted up at 14-14 and Aloha facing a third-and-long from its own 10 yard line, Sunset senior defensive tackle Ika Ngauamo tore through a Warrior double team, bore down on Aloha quarterback Timmy Dennis, wrapped up the Aloha senior and brought him to the turf in the end zone for a safety that gave Sunset its first lead at 16-14 with 5:31 left in the second quarter of its Friday, Oct. 11, game at Aloha High School.
KENNEDY 62, GERVAIS 18: With its Thursday, Oct. 10, game against Gervais already wrapped up by halftime, Kennedy senior Bruce Beyer put on one last show for his final touchdown on Homecoming night. Beyer found a seam up the left side, doubled back from the sideline toward the middle of the field to avoid a trio of would-be tacklers, then spun around and made for the sideline again and raced to the end zone for a 60-yard touchdown. Beyer finished the game with 213 yards and four touchdowns on 12 carries as the No. 4 Trojans improved to 3-0 in league play.
REYNOLDS 42, DAVID DOUGLAS 20: David Douglas was driving for a tying touchdown in the second quarter when Reynolds' E'zarion Cobbin jumped the route, picked off a Scots' pass and went 95 yards the other way for a touchdown to put the Raiders up 14-0.
SHERWOOD 42, MCMINNVILLE 10: The Bowmen had many big scoring runs in their Thursday, Oct. 10, win over McMinnville and they started with the very first play. On the opening play from scrimmage, Sherwood senior running back Jamison Guerra cut through a huge hole opened by the Bowmen offensive line, cut to his left and then his right before running 78 yards for a touchdown to give Sherwood a 7-0 lead in the Pacific Conference opener at Sherwood High School.
LAKE OSWEGO 20, WEST LINN 17: Lake Oswego, trailing West Linn by three points in their Friday, Oct. 11, Three Rivers League showdown, got the ball back at their own 20-yard line with Just 2 minutes, 58 seconds left to play. After driving 78 yards — including six completions from quarterback J.J. Woodin to Joe Hutson for 71 yards — the Lakers were facing a fourth-and-goal with the final seconds running out and no timeouts remaining. LO rushed up to the line of scrimmage and called on senior running back Casey Filkins — the reigning Oregon Offensive Player of the Year — and he barreled two yards over the right side, tumbled into the end zone and scored to beat the Lions 20-17 on the night's final play.
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