The OSAA 6A Final is in the books and it was a classic for sure. Capping off a great year of High School Football in Oregon the 6A (Big School) Division pitted two old rivals against each other. The Jesuit Crusaders have won several Championships in recent years. The Central Catholic Rams came into the game looking to break a 60 year drought and did just that holding off Jesuit late to win 38-28.
A second half field goal in 20 degree temperatures gave the Rams a 10 point lead a little buffer. Big play after big play kept the game close but star Defensive Back Aaron Washington was able to snare two interceptions and knock down one big pass for Central Catholic effectively ending Jesuits chances. Washington has long been our top choice as a Corner Back for colleges looking to man up and bring in a true talent.
The game ball has to go to Ryan Nall who rushed for 196 yards and 3 TD's for the Rams and had a huge interception as well. The future Oregon State Beaver has show so much promise in these last few weeks that we fully expect him to be a total impact player in the Pac 12. He has the ability to play both sides of the ball.
Chase Morrison, a Jesuit Junior, has established himself as a top running back in the Northwest for the 2015 Class. He had 158 yards and 3 TD's on 30 carries in the game. Oregon bound Tight End Henry Mondeaux had a beautiful catch for a TD late in the game to make it 28-28. The Jesuit O'line played well in the run game led by Seniors David Brugatto and Mike Miller blowing some big holes for Morrison.
Cameron Scarlett showed again why he is perhaps the best Running back out West in the class of 2015. The 6'1"- 208 pound sprinter was masterful gaining on several big downs and scoring one featured touchdown showing balance and footwork beyond his years. The Rams are luck to have him.
In the end the defense for CC made the win possible by sacking Jesuit QB Eric Restic and creating havoc in the passing lanes. US Army All American Connor Humphreys was awesome inside the trenches for CC demanding a double team on every down. Linebackers Ronnie Rust (a sophomore) and junior linebackers Matt Vanoudenhaegen and Tyson Cooper were playing at the top level you want to see in underclassmen.
In a game filled with so many great kids we decided it is best to let you all go inside the game and see for yourself what it was like. If you have 15 minutes and enjoy High School football watch our game Video Montage and enjoy what those of us at the game did. 60 years was a long time to wait but this was worth it. Great job to both squads again this season.