Nick Fleetwood

West Albany High's Nick Fleetwood, seen here against West Salem last year, accounted for 273 yards of offense and three touchdowns (two rushing, one passing) in the Bulldogs' 37-13 win at Forest Grove. 

Mark Ylen, Mid-Valley Media

Here is a look at Friday’s prep football action. All games begin at 7 p.m.

Roosevelt at West Albany

Records: Roosevelt 0-0, 0-0 6A Portland Interscholastic League; West Albany 1-0, 1-0 6A Greater Valley Conference

West Albany kicked off its Greater Valley Conference slate with an easy 37-13 victory at Forest Grove last Friday.

Senior quarterback Nick Fleetwood completed 19 of 28 passes for 223 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Fleetwood also rushed for 50 yards and two scores on seven carries.

Roosevelt cancelled its scheduled opener at Lakeridge due to a lack of eligible players. The team is expected to have at least 25 eligible players for its matchup with West.

Crater at South Albany

Records: Crater 0-1, 0-0 5A Midwestern League; South Albany 0-1, 0-0 5A Mid-Willamette Conference

After opening the game with a long touchdown drive, South Albany didn’t score again in last week’s 28-7 home loss to Mountain View.

The Rebels committed three turnovers as the Cougars pulled away in the second half.

Crater, which was originally scheduled to host Friday’s game, is coming off a 20-7 loss to Soldotna (Alaska). The game was played at Del Norte High in Crescent City, California.

Marist at Lebanon

Records: Marist 0-1, 0-0 Midwestern; Lebanon 1-0, 0-0 MWC

The defending 5A state champions woke up after a slow start, closing the game with 33 unanswered points in a 33-6 season-opening win at Springfield.

Marist squandered a 27-6 halftime lead over visiting Crescent Valley en route to a 42-27 loss.

The Warriors pulled out a 37-28 victory against Marist last year in Lebanon.

Sweet Home at Crook County (Prineville)

Records: Sweet Home 1-0, 0-0 4A Sky-Em League; Crook County 0-1, 0-0 4A Tri-Valley Conference

Sweet Home dominated visiting Hidden Valley 35-6 a week ago, collecting its first season-opening win since 2013.

The Huskies scored four second-quarter touchdowns to take control.

Crook County struggled offensively in a 34-12 loss at Phoenix.

If air conditions remain poor in Prineville, the game could be moved to Sweet Home. A decision will be made at noon Friday, Sweet Home athletic director Steven Brown said. 

Scio at Estacada

Records: Scio 1-0, 0-0 3A PacWest Conference; Estacada 0-1, 0-0 4A Tri-Valley Conference

Trailing 20-12 at the half in their opener, the Loggers fought back to steal a 28-20 overtime victory against visiting Rainier.

The Columbians are the reigning Lewis and Clark League champions while Scio shared the PacWest title with Salem Academy and Blanchet a year ago.

Estacada, a 4A semifinalist from 2016, opened its season with a 44-27 loss at Stayton.

Jefferson at Sheridan

Records: Jefferson 0-1, 0-0 PacWest; Sheridan 1-0, 0-0 3A West Valley League

Little went right for the Lions in last week’s 52-0 home loss to 2A Santiam.

Sheridan grinded out a 36-34 victory at Gervais in its opener.

Illinois Valley at Santiam Christian

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Records: Illinois Valley 1-0, 0-0 3A Southern Cascade League; Santiam Christian 1-0, 0-0 WVL

Santiam Christian’s passing game stole the show in last week’s 48-18 thrashing of host Harrisburg.

Grant Carley threw for 347 yards and three touchdowns while Conrad Carter and Jason Manzi both eclipsed 100 yards receiving.

Illinois Valley is coming off a 40-20 neutral site win over Culver. The game was played at Roseburg High.

Harrisburg vs. St. Mary’s

Records: Harrisburg 0-1, 0-0 3A Mountain Valley Conference; St. Mary’s 1-0, 0-0 Southern Cascade

Location: Coquille

Harrisburg is in a familiar position following last week’s loss to Santiam Christian.

In each of the past four seasons, SC has defeated Harrisburg in a week one showdown.

St. Mary’s, which knocked off Creswell 27-6 in its opener, came up short in a 48-42 shootout at Harrisburg last year. The Eagles went on to win the 3A state title.

Friday’s game was moved from Medford to Coquille due to smoke. 

Gaston at Central Linn

Records: Gaston 0-1, 0-0 2A Northwest League; Central Linn 0-1, 0-0 2A Tri-River Conference

Both teams are hoping to bounce back from tough losses.

Central Linn suffered a 56-12 defeat at Monroe while Gaston was blanked at Willamina, 34-0.

— Bob Lundeberg,


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