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TIGARD — Grants Pass lost a fumble on its first offensive snap and gave up five touchdowns in the first 14 minutes against Tigard in the second-round of the Class 6A state football playoffs Friday.
The second-ranked Tigers capitalized on seven turnovers and romped to a 62-3 victory.
Tigard (11-0), which has scored at least 50 points in each of its last seven games, will host North Medford in the quarterfinals next Friday.
Four Cavemen turnovers helped the Tigers grab a 41-3 halftime lead.
Grants Pass' only points came on Moges Dinkins' 43-yard field goal in the second quarter set up by a fumble by Tigard quarterback Jett Even.
The Tigard offense was sparked by running back Manu Rasmussen, who gained 158 yards on 12 carries and scored three touchdowns.
Grants Pass (7-4) finished with 148 net yards rushing and just 29 passing.
Ben Dean paced the Cavemen ground attack with 91 yards on 24 carries and Zac Hannan added 51 yards on eight rushes.
Grants Pass 0 3 0 0 — 3
Tigard 21 20 14 7 — 62
T — Rasmussen 7 run (McGetrick kick)
T — Floyd 7 run (McGetrick kick)
T — Rasmussen 19 run (McGetrick kick)
T — Rasmussen 21 run (McGetrick kick)
T — Inos 45 fumble recovery (McGetrick kick)
GP — FG Dinkins 43
T — McGetrick 7 pass from Even (kick failed)
T — Inos 38 pass from Even (McGetrick kick)
T — Floyd 1 run (McGetrick kick)
T — Graden 14 run (McGetrick kick)