Final 2021 6A football coaches poll
OSAAtoday presents its final 2021 statewide 6A football poll following the conclusion of Week 9. Thanks to all the coaches who took the time and had the expertise to contribute their opinions to this endeavor all season long.
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.
1. Central Catholic (16)  9-0 199
2. Lake Oswego (2)  8-1 167
3. Tualatin (2)  8-1 159
4. West Linn (1)  8-1 154
5. Clackamas  8-1 102
6. Jesuit  8-1 96
7. Sheldon  8-1 64
8. Westview  8-1 58
9. West Salem  8-1 48
10. Lakeridge  6-3 35
Dropped out: None
First-place votes in parentheses
Last ranking in brackets
Record listed is what’s posted on www.osaa.org (maximum of nine regular-season results).
Others receiving significant votes: Roseburg 8-1 19; Summit 7-2 17
Week 9 highlights: Brock Thomas (131 rushing yards, two touchdowns) and Grafton Robinson (100 rushing yards, two touchdowns) propelled Sheldon past Grants Pass 38-10. … West Salem blanked Sprague 30-0 as Johnny Withers rushed for 127 yards and Brooks Ferguson ran for two scores and passed for another. … Lake Oswego opened a 28-0 lead in the second quarter and held off Lakeridge 42-21. Jack Layne threw for 221 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 65 yards and one score. ... West Linn beat Oregon City in the Battle for the Bridge as Earl Ingle ran for two touchdowns and Jordan Tawa returned a punt for a score. … Jordan Fisher ran for 185 yards and three touchdowns to help lift Westview over Beaverton 42-0. Darrius Clemons scored touchdowns receiving and on an interception return. … Roseburg led 49-0 at half in thumping Springfield 63-0. Cayden Eckel ran for 141 yards and three touchdowns for the Indians. … Malik Ross ran for 183 yards and two touchdowns and caught a scoring pass in Tualatin's 49-13 win over Tigard. ... Summit took care of McNary 27-7. The Storm, seeded sixth, will make their first 6A playoff appearance. … Central Catholic stopped Clackamas 38-20 to win the Mt. Hood Conference title. Cru Newman completed 18 of 23 passes for 269 yards and three touchdowns, two to Riley Williams, who had five catches for 145 yards. Ellis Bynum rushed for 135 yards and one touchdown and caught a scoring pass. … Jesuit thumped Sunset 42-0 as Michael Rincon rushed for 215 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries. It was win No. 333 for coach Ken Potter, who moved past Thurman Bell into second place on the state's all-time list.