Athletic directors at the Class 5A level have proven to be the most invested in controlling their own playoff destiny since a switch to the...
For the week ending Nov. 18
Pat Alexander, South Medford football
The senior linebacker, a stalwart on the Panthers’ strong defense all season, laid a big hit to force a fumble that resulted in a touchdown return against No. 2 Lake Oswego in the Class 6A second round. The defense kept South in it for most of two quarters before a 41-14 loss.
Adrian Garcia, South Medford football
The senior receiver/defensive back scored both Panther touchdowns in a 41-14 Class 6A second-round loss to No. 2 Lake Oswego. Garcia scooped up a fumble and returned it 45 yards for a 7-0 lead. His TD catch finished the scoring, covering 11 yards.
Dane Scott, Cascade Christian football
The senior center was at the heart of a Challengers offense that ran for 441 yards in a 52-13 Class 3A state quarterfinal win over Pleasant Hill. Cascade Christian averaged more than 10 yards per carry.
Brandon Williams, Cascade Christian football
The senior running back ran for 351 yards and scored six touchdowns in a Class 3A state quarterfinal win over Pleasant Hill, 52-13. He had a 75-yard punt return and scoring runs of 34, 44, 45, 55 and 65 yards. He carried 15 times and played three quarters.