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OSAA Fall Sports Playoffs
The 2006 Fall sports season came to a close the second week of December as the grand finale of the OSAA High School Sport Championship Series took place at Autzen Stadium on the University of Oregon campus in Eugene, Oregon.  There, the OSAA 4A, 5A and 6A championship games were the final acts of literally hundreds of playoff games across four sports and six state-wide divisions.  Highlights of the championships included Jesuit concluding their dominant run through the newly established 6A division to claim its second consecutive football title.  Jesuit's soccer team also reached the 6A soccer finals, but McMinnville surprise everyone by topping the Crusaders in overtime to claim its first state soccer championship.  The 4A and 5A football championship games were the first-ever dual overtime games in the championship series as Siuslaw beat Sisters (4A) and Corvallis stunned West Albany (5A) in nail biting overtime periods.

Spotlight Shot:  Jesuit vs Sheldon OSAA 6A Football Playoffs

Jesuit 65 - Sheldon 7  John Elorriaga (3) of Jesuit can't quite get his fingertips to deflect a pass targets for Sheldon's Aaron Pflugrad (4) during the fourth quarter of their OSAA 6A Football Playoffs contest.  Pflugrad pulled in the reception for the Irish's longest gains of the game leading to a Sheldon's only touchdown, a one yard run by Zach Todd.  Photo © John Lariviere
OSAA Football State Championships

Jesuit 56 - Southridge 7  Raphael Lambert pulls in a 17 yard touchdown pass from Dan Wagener at the beginning of the third quarter to extend the Crusaders' lead to 42-0 during the OSAA 6A Football Championships at Autzen Stadium on the University of Oregon campus.  Photo © John Lariviere

Jesuit 56 - Southridge 7  Michael Lowe of Jesuit catches a pass from quarterback Dan Wagner for a 44 yard gain during the third quarter of the OSAA 6A Football Championships in Autzen Stadium on the campus of the University of Oregon.  Photo © John Lariviere

Hillsboro 5 - Bend 2  Brent Wong is mobbed by his teammates after scoring Hillsboro's first goal in the OSAA 5A Soccer Championships.  Two minutes earlier Hillsboro's Ruma Perez was ejected from the match, forcing the Spartans to play 70 minutes one man down.  Photo © John Lariviere
OSAA Football Championships

Siuslaw 21 - Sisters 14  After catching a 21 yard pass late in the fourth quarter, Siuslaw tight end Max Perry (83) coughed up a fumble while being tackled by Sister's Carroll Gryder (27) and Mike Hernandez (37).  Perry's teammate James DiCarlo (86) recovered the ball to keep the drive alive.  Siuslaw went on to win a thrilling overtime victory to claim the OSAA 4A Football Championship.  Photo © John Lariviere

Siuslaw 21 - Sisters 14  Cory McCaffery (1) of Sisters attempts to cut hard against the grain to elude a potential tackle by Siuslaw's Zach Priest during the overtime period of the OSAA 4A Football Championship.  Sisters failed to score on their drive yielding the title honors to Siuslaw after they scored on a David Mesa touchdown in their overtime possession for the 21-14 win.  Photo © John Lariviere

Corvallis 17 - West Albany 14  Jake Haberly (5) of West Albany breaks through the Corvallis line to score the game's first touchdown on a 7 yard run with 5:43 left in the third quarter of the OSAA 5A Football Championships.  After leading throughout the game until 2:55 in the fourth quarter, West Albany lost in triple overtime to local rival Corvallis 17-14.  Photo © John Lariviere

Corvallis 17 - West Albany 14  Jordan Fred (11) hauls in a pass deep in the West Albany secondary from quarterback Drew Hubel leading to a 75 yard touchdown with 2:55 left in the fourth quarter of the OSAA 5A Football Championships.  Corvallis scored twice in the fourth quarter to tie up the game 14-14 and went on to win in triple overtime 17-14 on a Wade Penner 29 yard fieldgoal.  Photo © John Lariviere
Corvallis 17 - West Albany 14  Matt Kelly (45) of Corvallis breaks the tackle of Anthony LaCoste (26) of West Albany during the second quarter of the OSAA 5A Football Championships.  Photo © John Lariviere

Oregon High School Water Polo Championship
Southridge 9 - Tualatin 5  Second team all tournament selection William Dai (8) of Tualatin shoots over Southridge's Wes Stone (5) during the third place match of the Oregon High School Water Polo Championships.  Photo © John Lariviere

Aloha 8 - Beaverton 7  With her team trailing 5-6 late in the fourth period Erin O’Halloran (4) if Aloha gets a shot off to tie the match with 3:55 left in the period past the defense of Beaverton’s Liz Haag (13).  The win gave Aloha third place in the Oregon High School Water Polo Championships.  Photo © John Lariviere
Newberg 18 - Westview 2  Kyle Wilson of Westview looks to pass during the second period of the championship match of the Oregon High School Water Polo Championships.  Photo © John Lariviere
OSAA Fall Sports Playoffs

Jesuit 48 - Tualatin 14  Kyle Johnson, Senior running back for Tualatin, is comforted by his father as the reality of his high school football career comes to an abrupt end at the cost of a second round OSAA 6A Football Playoff loss to Jesuit.  Photo © John Lariviere

Jesuit 65 - Sheldon 7  Sheldon Junior runningback Zach Todd breaks free of a tackle behind the line of scrimmage by Jesuit's Michael Lowe during their OSAA 6A football playoff contest where the Crusaders defeated the Irish 65-7.  Photo © John Lariviere
Dufer 52 - St. Paul 20  Dufur quarterback Jason Reed goes for extra yardage as he attempts to leap over the tackle of St. Paul's Matt Anderson during OSAA 1A 8-man Football Playoffs in McCulloch Stadium on the campus of Willamette University.  Dufur's 52-20 victory over St. Paul paved the way to Auzten Stadium in Eugene for following week where Dufur won its sixth state title with a 38-20 victory over Perrydale since winning its first in 1994.  Columbia Gorge   Photo © John Lariviere
Dufer 52 - St. Paul 20  Dufur running back Matthew Hammel (30) and St. Paul defensive back Josh Kelly (1) grab for each other's face mask late in the fourth quarter of the OSAA 1A Football semi-final game won by Dufur 52-20.  The outcome of the play ended with Kelly not being happy that a facemack penalty was called only on him.  Photo © John Larivieree
Dufer 52 - St. Paul 20  It's a dead end for St. Paul running back Matt Anderson as Dufur's CJ Forrest (88) and Victor Gonzalaz (83) gang up to put a sudden stop to Anderson's run in the second quarter of the OSAA 1A 8-man football semi-final.  Anderson led his team with 75 yards rushing on 18 carries.  Photo © John Lariviere

Dufer 52 - St. Paul 20  Dufur quarterback Jason Reed hands off to Matthew Hammil for one of his 18 carriers for 107 total yards on the day during the OSAA 1A 8-man Football Championship semi-final game.  Reed led all rushers with 255 yards of his own on 27 carries.  Photo © John Lariviere
Lake Oswego 3 - Sunset 1  Sunset outside hitter Laura Stanulis (1) goes up for the block against Lake Oswego’s Keri Nielsen (3) in game three of their OSAA 6A Volleyball Championship playoff match.  Lake Oswego held off several surges from Sunset and won with game scores of 25-19, 23-25, 25-22 and 25-18.  Photo © John Lariviere

Southridge 1 - Tigard 0  The game’s only goal scorer Ana Montoya (2) of Southridge battles the sloppy conditions under pressure from Tigard’s Kim Dazzo (behind) during a torrential downpour in the second half of the Skyhawk’s 1-0 OSAA 6A Soccer Playoffs victory at the Tigard High School soccer complex.  Photo © John Lariviere
OSAA Soccer Championships

Hillsboro 5 - Bend 2  Bend midfielder Richie Evoy (17) heads the ball just before being fouled by Hillsboro's Bobby McCullough late in the second half of the OSAA 5A Soccer Championship.  Photo © John Lariviere
Hillsboro 5 - Bend 2  Hillsboro supporters let referee David Grbavac know that they saw a foul on their team differently.  The Spartan fans were in full voice throughout the match, supporting their side to a 5-2 victory over Bend in the OSAA 5A State Soccer Championships.  Photo © John Lariviere

Hillsboro 5 - Bend 2  Hillsoboro teammates Brian Clemmons (5), Roberto Carmolinga, Rafa Sevealda, and Danny Morato (11) display a sign of appreciate for their fan support throughout the 2006 season.  The Spartan boys soccer team had just upset Bend to win the OSAA 5A Soccer Championship.  Photo © John Lariviere

Tualatin 3 - Oregon City 0  First Team All-state forward, Courtney Verloo (5) of Tualatin brings the ball under control as Oregon City's Carlie Martin (18) watches on.  Tualatin defeated Oregon City 3-0 to claim their second consecutive  OSAA Girls Soccer Championship title.  Photo © John Lariviere

Tualatin 3 - Oregon City 0  Senior midfielder, and leading scorer for Oregon City, Sarah Boyd watches with disappointing eyes as the Tualatin girls receive their first place medals after defeating the Pioneers 3-0 in the OSAA 6A Soccer Championships.  Boyd tore her anterior cruciate ligament during a second round playoff match against South Eugene.  Photo © John Lariviere

Tualatin Valley Youth Soccer
McMinnville 2 - Jesuit 1  McMinnville defender David Manriquez slips in a tackle against Jesuit forward Matt Van Houten in the penalty box near the end of regulation play.  With the score tied 1-1, the tackle drew a strong reaction from Jesuit fans as Rich Wallace waved off the call, denying Jesuit a penalty kick.  Photo © John Lariviere

McMinnville 2 - Jesuit 1  McMinnville freshman defender Edgar Manriquez celebrates their school's first OSAA Soccer Championship by defeating powerhouse Jesuit during a penalty kick shootout.  Manriquez displays a McMinnville championship T-shirt made up on the speculation the Grizzlies would prevail in the final.  Photo © John Lariviere

South Salem 2 Southridge 1  Southridge forward Megan Rupp (15) attacks a volley in midfield against South Salem defender Christina Austin during a second round OSAA 6A Soccer Championships playoff match which visiting South Salem shocked Southridge with a 2-1 victory in overtime.  Photo © John Lariviere
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