Panthers can't complete comeback
LAKE OSWEGO — The seventh-ranked Lake Oswego football team held on for a 31-26 win over South Medford after the Panthers made things interesting late during nonleague action Friday night at Cobb Field.
Robbie Patterson connected with Jaylin Parnell for a 50-yard touchdown pass with 33 seconds to go after Martin Laupola recovered an onside kick for South, which scored twice in the game's final minute. But the Panthers’ second onside attempt didn't work, and the Lakers held on.
Before Patterson's connection with Parnell, South's Cristian Ibarra rushed in a score from 8 yards out to make it 31-20, Lake Oswego, with 48 seconds remaining.
"(Lake Oswego) had the game in hand, but we kept playing football," South Medford head coach Bill Singler said. "We made it exciting. ... I was really pleased how the kids came out and played on the road in a tough environment against one of the top five teams in the state year in and year out."
Patterson found Cedrick Mobley for a 4-yard TD with 11:42 to go in the second quarter, and Cody Howard-Marthoski's 1-yard score gave the Panthers a 13-10 lead with 7:30 remaining before halftime.
The Lakers owned a 17-13 advantage by intermission, and capitalized on a pair of South interceptions in the third quarter to go ahead, 31-13.
Andrew Bartley and Jonas Lamont each had two picks for Lake Oswego.
South starting receiver Kaleb Franklin left the game in the first quarter with an ankle injury.
GRANTS PASS 25, NEWBERG 19: At Newberg, Jake Stoffel’s 7-yard touchdown run with 38 seconds left gave Grants Pass the go-ahead score.
The Cavemen drew within two points after Stoffel ran in a TD from 9 yards out and placekicker Jaxon Clark connected on the extra point with 2:23 to go.
Quarterback Dylan Hanley carried the ball 17 times for 156 yards and Stoffel finished with 69 yards on 11 attempts for Grants Pass (1-1), which lost senior QB Easton Bents to a season-ending knee injury last week.
Kadin Lopez made two catches for 77 yards and a score against Newberg (1-1).
CRATER 44, PARADISE (Calif.) 38: At Central Point, Cavin Gillispie did a little bit of everything for Crater, including scoring the go-ahead touchdown that completed the Comets’ 17-point fourth quarter rally at Dutch Meyer Field.
Gillispie ripped off a 28-yard TD run to put the Comets (2-0) up for good with about 3 minutes, 30 seconds remaining. This came after he sliced Paradise’s lead to 38-27 with a 99-yard kickoff return in the fourth quarter.
As the Comets’ defense shutout Paradise in the fourth quarter, Jason Santoni’s 34-yard field goal and Matt Struck’s goal line TD run knotted the score 38-all to set up Gillispie’s heroics.
Gillispie trotted in from 13 yards to score the Comets’ first touchdown of the game as well. He finished 104 yards on the ground on 12 totes, while at linebacker, he recovered two fumbles and came up with an interception.
Struck ran for two scores and threw a touchdown to Spencer Cyr in the second quarter.
Austin Garber rushed for 151 yards and three touchdowns for Paradise of California.
EAGLE POINT 42, HENLEY 40: At Klamath Falls, Nate Page connected with Jacoby Jackson on a 16-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter and then with Jordan Castro on a 65-yard scoring strike to go with a pair of two-point conversions to rally Eagle Point to the nonleague win.
The Eagles (2-0) trailed Henley 26-20 at halftime and 40-26 entering the final period before coming up big down the stretch. Page completed 21 of 33 passes for 287 yards with five TDs and also ran eight times for 48 yards.
Jaxson Jones ran 22 times for 111 yards and a 6-yard TD scamper for EP, with Jackson hauling in 10 passes for 152 yards and three scores (6, 6 and 16 yards) and Castro catching seven passes for 105 yards and two TDs.
Josh Saenz paced the Eagles’ defense with 10 tackles and two sacks.
ASHLAND 40, DALLAS 16: At Dallas, Ashland’s defense limited Dallas to 8 yards rushing while its offense amassed 534 total yards in the nonleague affair.
The Grizzlies’ quarterback duo headed by Kyle Weinberg went 15-for-20 for 171 yards while Tucker Atteberry finished 10-for-12 for 105 and tossed a touchdown. Both QBs ran for a touchdown as well.
Walker Shibley gave the Grizzlies (2-0) a 21-0 lead in the second quarter on an 11-yard pass from Atteberry.
Shibley had seven catches for 113 yards while Mason Dow led the ground attack with 103 yards on 13 carries.