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September 7 2021 5A football coaches poll

OSAAtoday presents its 2021 statewide 5A football poll following the conclusion of Week 1. Thanks to all the coaches who took the time and had the expertise to contribute their opinions to this endeavor.

Look for the 5A football poll every Tuesday during the fall season.

Please note: these polls are for generating interest and discussion only and have no impact on the OSAA’s RPI and Colley ratings that form the basis of the OSAA’s rankings for playoff purposes.

If there are any varsity football head coaches who would like to vote in 5A coaches polls going forward but did not receive notice to vote in this one, please email [email protected]

1. Thurston (5) [1] 0-0 118

2. West Albany (1) [3] 1-0 115

3. Wilsonville (5) [2] 1-0 113

4. Silverton (3) [4] 1-0 103

5. Canby [5] 1-0 81

6. Pendleton / Griswold / Nixyaawii [7] 1-0 50

7. Crater [6] 1-0 46

8. Scappoose [9] 1-0 36

9. Dallas [8] 0-1 34

10. Hood River Valley [nr] 1-0 17

Dropped out

Former No. 10 Redmond 0-1

First-place votes in parentheses              

Last ranking in brackets

Record listed is what’s posted on

Others receiving significant votes: Churchill 1-0 13; North Salem 1-0 10

Week 1 highlights: Austin Mills threw four touchdown passes as Churchill edged Eagle Point 35-28. The Lancers intercepted five passes. … Pendleton stopped a two-point conversion attempt with 1:20 to preserve a 27-26 win at Southridge. Payton Lambert rushed for 139 yards and three touchdowns for the Buckaroos. … West Albany's Marcus Allen rushed for 110 yards on 25 carries, including the go-ahead, four-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter, in a 21-17 win over Beaverton. The Beavers had taken a 17-14 lead in the fourth quarter on an 88-yard punt return touchdown by Kyron Albright. … South Albany held off Franklin 21-14 as Kaden Younger connected with Tyler Siebert for the go-ahead touchdown pass. … Josiah Davis ran for three touchdowns as North Salem turned back Roosevelt 48-28. … Canby held off Dallas 26-20. Tyler Konold scored touchdown rushing and receiving and Koby Kessler returned an interception for a score. ... Crater overran North Bend 31-0 as sophomore Shane Wood threw three touchdown passes and Caden Lasater had three interceptions, returning one 90 yards for a score, and a touchdown catch. ... Ridgeview held off 4A Crook County 26-20 in overtime. Jeremiah Schwartz and Eric Pendergrass each ran for two touchdowns and Palmer Smith made a clinching interception in the end zone in overtime.