oregon high school football

Clackamas wins wild final

A late field goal earns Cavaliers 31-30 win over South Medford
By Cliff Pfenning, Oregonsports.com

CORVALLIS - Clackamas closed out an undefeated season with the most memorable of wins - a late field goal earning the Cavaliers their first state title.

Jeffrey Nelson nailed a 37-yard field goal with three seconds remaining for the final points of a wild game that included several key emotional swings in the final four minutes.

Trailing 30-28, Clackamas failed on a fourth-down play at the South Medford 41 with 4:02 left in the game. then failed to stop the Panthers on their fourth-down attempt from midfield - the Panthers earning a first down by just inches with two minutes remaining. Needing a dramatic turn of events, the Cavaliers forced a fumble just seconds later and started the game-winning drive on its 21 with 1:39 left.

Amazingly, the Cavs were able to run 10 plays to reach the South Medford 20, setting Nelson up for the winning score.

Clackamas, which reached the semifinals last season, got 160 yards and three touchdowns rushing from James Millspaugh, and 230 yards and a scoring pass from Mitchell Modjeski

South Medford, playing in its first title game, got three touchdown passes from quarterback Robbie Patterson, who also ran for a score.

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State contenders start to emerge

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.

 

Rams get down to MHC business

Top-ranked Rams spread the wealth against Oregon City in 49-21 win
Sept. 19, 2014

Defending state champion Central Catholic opened their conference season against a new rival Friday night, but with a similar result.

The Rams got touchdowns from seven different players and beat Oregon City 49-21 at Hillsboro Stadium in the Mount Hood Conference opener for both teams.

The defending state champions scored on five of their six first-half possessions on their way to a 35-0 lead, and cruised to the victory, which put them at 2-1 on the season.

"We knew we had this in us," Rams quarterback Sean Dick told media afterward.

Oregon City was playing its first game in MHC after the Three Rivers League was disbanded during the Class 6A/5A upheaval from last year.

 

 

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