Friday, September 9, 2011
Jesuit-Sheldon highlights weekend's best FB games
By David Auguste
Game of the Week: Jesuit (1-0) vs. Sheldon (1-0)
Are you ready for some offense? These two Class 6A powers put up fireworks in Week 1, combining for a ridiculous 118 points last week. We hope for more of the same this week as Jesuit QB Nicholas Rothstein looks to outmatch Sheldon signal-caller Dillon Miller.
David’s pick: I think Sheldon takes this one, 35-27.
Some more to watch
Lake Oswego (1-0) at Westview (1-0)
No one in Class 5A could stop Steven Long last season. It’s looking like 6A teams won’t have the answer either. Westview will look to keep the Sherwood transfer in check after he collected four TDs in his Lake Oswego debut. The Wildcats will try to start and finish strong after allowing a 17-point lead to slip away against Grant in Week 1. Westview QB C.J. Garcia (3 TDs last week) will look to avenge last year’s 13-point loss to the Lakers.
Tualatin (1-0) at Aloha (1-0)
This rematch of last year’s Class 6A title game will pit a stingy Tualatin defense against a Thomas Tyner-led Warriors team that has won 13 consecutive contests dating back to last year. Tualatin QB Travis Johnson leads the Timberwolves' attack, while Tyner enters the contest less than 50 yards from 2,500 career-rushing yards.
Newport (1-0) at Astoria (1-0)
Newport can take a big step in proving it’s a legit Class 4A contender with a win against Astoria, a nine-win team that lost in the state quarterfinals last fall. Oregon commit Oshay Dunmore is the player to watch in this matchup.