Central Catholic's two-year run atop Class 6A appears in jeopardy
Sept. 12, 2015 / Oregonsports.com
A return to Mt. Hood Conference play might be just what the doctor ordered for two-time defending Class 6A state champion Central Catholic.
After a season-opening 27-14 loss to arch-rival Jesuit, the Rams lost 66-17 to St. Johns Bosco of California and are 0-2 heading into conference play. Central Catholic plays at Oregon City Friday.
Conference rival Centennial appears as a solid threat to rest the conference title from the Rams. The Eagles are 2-0 having dispatched both Beaverton and Aloha of the Metro League. Centennial and Central Catholic meet in Week 4 of the season.
Jesuit is among the 13 teams that won their opening two games. Sherwood impressed with its dominating wins over Grants Pass and Grant. The Bowmen play Tigard in the start of conference play on Friday.
Central Catholic dominates Tigard 49-0 to capture state football title
Dec. 6, 2014 / By Cliff Pfenning, Oregonsports Journal
HILLSBORO - Central Catholic completed another run to a state football title with a decisive 49-0 victory over Tigard Saturday afternoon.
Sean Dack ran for 133 yards and a score and passed for 154 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Rams, who finished with 596 yards of total offense.
Ronnie Rust ran for two scores and caught one of the Dack's touchdown passes as the Rams completed a seismic season in which they outscored playoff opponents 285-63.
Their lone loss the past two seasons was to St. John Bosco in Bellflower, California during the second week of the season.
"I knew we were prepared with our offense, and with our defense, but I don't think any of us expected 49-0," Rams coach Steve Pyne said afterward. "This was quite a close to the season.
"The run this team has had the past two seasons, I think we have to be in the conversation as the best team in the state's history."
Tigard finished with 24 yards rushing and 175 total for the game. The Tigers reached the Rams' 2 in the second quarter, but failed on fourth and goal and Central Catholic scored in two plays to break the game open.
With the win, the fall high school season came to a close with Central Catholic having won three team titles: boys cross country, boys soccer and football. The school’s volleyball team placed second.
Central Catholic leads the list of favorites winning on Friday night
Nov. 7, 2014 / By Cliff Pfenning, Oregonsports Journal
The drive toward state titles for all six OSAA classifications began Friday night with a number of blowout victories - none larger than defending Class 6A champion Central Catholic over Thurston, 70-19 at Hillsboro Stadium.
The Rams opened up a 49-0 lead just after halftime and cruised to victory, the team's 23rd straight over an Oregon school.
Across the state, home teams won 12 of the 16 Class 6A first-round games. Within the four road wins were an overtime victory by Southridge at South Salem and Lakeridge beating Westview 79-67 - one of the wildest playoff games in state history.
At other levels, Corvallis scored a huge win at Mountain View, beating the Cougars 42-28. Ashland and Wilsonville also won road games.
At Class 4A, top seeds Gladstone and North Bend both moved forward, as did Class 3A top seeds Santiam Christian and Cascade Christian.
Second seeded Knappa won Friday at Class 2A, and Lowell, the top seed at Class 1A, moved forward.
Several classifications have games set for Saturday.
CLASS 6A Lake Oswego 24, SOUTH MEDFORD 7 WEST SALEM 48, Beaverton 21 Southridge 34, SOUTH SALEM 28 (OT) JESUIT 41, Gresham 14 TIGARD 70, David Douglas 49 Sunset 49, SPRAGUE 24 GRANTS PASS 77, Barlow 14 SHELDON 34, Canby 14 CLACKAMAS 28, Lincoln 21 WEST ALBANY 16, Grant 6 WEST LINN 49, Roosevelt 15 SHERWOOD 56, Roseburg 13 Lakeridge 79, WESTVIEW 67 CENTRAL CATHOLIC 70, Thurston 19 OREGON CITY 38, McNary 6 NORTH MEDFORD 41, Wilson 7
CLASS 5A Wilsonville 31, CENTRAL 22 Ashland 52, HILLSBORO 20 SILVERTON 54, Pendleton 6 SPRINGFIELD 26, Parkrose 14 LIBERTY 35, Crescent Valley 14 MARIST 41, Summit 29 HERMISTON 17, Sandy 0 Corvallis 42, MOUNTAIN VIEW 28
CLASS 4A South Umpqua 57, PHILOMATH 14 NORTH BEND 71, La Grande 22 PHOENIX 38, Sweet Home 28 CASCADE 10, Banks 7 JUNCTION CITY 19, Crook County 8 SCAPPOOSE 41, Molalla 6 GLADSTONE 21, Sisters 10 Siuslaw at Mazama, Sat. 1 p.m.
CLASS 3A Blanchet Catholic 17, HORIZON CHRISTIAN CASCADE CHRISTIAN 21, Pleasant Hill 0 HARRISBURG 35, Rainier 0 DAYTON 14, Illinois Valley 6 SCIO 52, Taft 34 SANTIAM CHRISTIAN 57, Salem Acad. 14 Coquille at Vale, Sat. noon Nyssa at Clatskanie, Sat. 1 p.m.
CLASS 2A KNAPPA 54, Culver 16 OAKLAND 35, Toledo 18 Kennedy at Burns, Sat. 1 p.m. Lost River at Regis, Sat. 1 p.m. Nestucca at Union/Cove, Sat. 1 p.m. Myrtle Point at Heppner, Sat. 1 p.m. Oakridge at Gold Beach, Sat., 2 p.m.
CLASS 1A Yoncalla 66, DAYS CREEK 60 (OT) DUFUR 48, North Douglas 0 SHERMAN 52, Hosanna Christian 8 LOWELL 54, Condon / Wheeler 8 Ione at Adrian, Sat. 1 p.m. Powers at Wallowa, Sat. 1 p.m. Pine Eagle at Camas Valley, Sat. 1 p.m. Triangle Lake at Crane, Sat. 1 p.m.
PREP: The Lions overwhelm Clackamas to get shot at Rams
Nov. 14, 2014
The top-ranked Central Catholic Rams cruised through another playoff game Friday night, and will get a fired-up opponent in West Linn in the quarterfinals.
Central Catholic beat West Albany 59-16 at Hillsboro Stadium, while the Lions, seeded eighth in the 32-team bracket, overwhelmed neighboring Clackamas 47-7.
The teams will meet Friday at Hillsboro Stadium, where the Rams have played seven of their 11 games, and averaged 49 points on offense.
In other Class 6A highlights, the other seven home teams all won, with No. 11 seed West Salem as the hightest seed remaining.
In the Class 5A quarterfinals, upstart Corvallis, which beat top seed Mountain View last week, fell to Marist, 28-14, leaving No. 2 Silverton and No. 3 Springfield as the highest seeds remaining. Silverton beat Ashland 28-0, while Springfield beat Wilsonville 56-47.
In Class 4A, top-seeded Gladstone beat Junction City 28-21, and will play Scappoose in the semfinals, the Indians earning their spot by virtue of a 20-7 win at Cascade - the lone upset at any level Friday night.
CLASS 6A ROUND TWO CENTRAL CATHOLIC 59, West Albany 16 WEST LINN 47, Clackamas 7 SHERWOOD 31, Lakeridge 14 SHELDON 56, Oregon City 34 GRANTS PASS 28, Lake Oswego 21 WEST SALEM 56, Southridge 14 JESUIT 35, North Medford 21 TIGARD 42, Sunset 20
CLASS 5A QUARTERFINALS MARIST 28, Corvallis 14 Hermiston 19, LIBERTY 14 SPRINGFIELD 56, Wilsonville 47 SILVERTON 28, Ashland 0
CLASS 4A QUARTERFINALS GLADSTONE 28, Junction City 21 Scappoose 20, CASCADE 7 MAZAMA 48, Phoenix 0 NORTH BEND 42, South Umpqua 13 CLASS 3A QUARTERFINALS SANTIAM CHRISTIAN 42, Scio 0 HARRISBURG 28, Dayton 7 BLANCHET CATHOLIC 24, Nyssa 6 Vale 35, CASCADE CHRISTIAN 21
CLASS 2A QUARTERFINALS BURNS 47, Union/Cove 6 Regis 29, GOLD BEACH 0 HEPPNER 45, Central Linn 8 KNAPPA 12, Oakland 7
CLASS 1A QUARTERFINALS Sherman 50, LOWELL 44 CAMAS VALLEY 66, Triangle Lake 20 DUFUR 72, Wallowa 20 ADRIAN 64, Yoncalla 6