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. 11
Emily Alvarez, St. Mary’s girls soccer
The senior forward scored both first-half goals as the Crusaders defeated Creswell 3-0 in the Class 3A/2A/1A state quarterfinals, including a header with 3.5 seconds left before intermission.
Nick Janakes, North Medford football
The junior running back ran for 115 yards and three scores, including two first-half touchdowns, as the Black Tornado beat Reynolds 49-27 in the first round of the Class 6A state playoffs.
Seth Knox, Cascade Christian football
The senior quarterback threw for six touchdowns and ran for two in a 56-7 win over Pleasant Hill in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs. He was 15 of 23 for 247 yards.
Mason Montgomery, Ashland football
The senior running back/linebacker scored three ways – rushing (2 yards), receiving (11 yards) and on a fumble return (60 yards) – in a 54-9 Class 5A first-round state playoff win over Pendleton.
Tracy Salgado, St. Mary’s boys soccer
The senior midfielder scored the winning goal in the 67th minute as the No. 8-seeded Crusaders downed top-ranked and previously unbeaten Riverdale 1-0 in the Class 3A/2A/1A state quarterfinals.