Three Rivers League football kicks off

Anna Sherman, Sports Editor

Here’s how Tualatin stacks up


As the football season rolls around, The Wolf is taking a look at the teams in the Three Rivers League and where they stand. This year, the TRL is led by our own Tualatin Timberwolves. 

Tualatin Timberwolves: The Timberwolves were projected to be one of the top teams in the state. They have a 5-0 record with wins over Menlo-Atherton, Silverton, Aloha, West Salem and West Linn. The Wolves had never won a TRL game against West Linn, but last Saturday they made history by beating them 49-14 and clenching that #1 spot. Three big time players for the Wolves are WR/DB Cole Prusia, QB Jackson Jones and RB/S Malik Ross. 

Lake Oswego Lakers: The Lakers have a pre-season record of 4-0. They beat Mountainside, Sherwood, South Medford and most recently Sheldon, 48-17. Their overall record is 5-0, and they buried Tigard 35-0. Keep an eye out for QB Jack Layne, C Austin Leykam and WR/S Dylan Layne. 

Lakeridge Pacers: The Pacers match the Lakers with a 5-0 record, securing wins from Sherwood, Jefferson, Liberty, South Medford and Oregon City. In only the second game of the season, Lakeridge held Jefferson to just 6 points. They have a tough schedule ahead to prove their resilience. Players to watch are S Jake Reichle, QB Ryan Oliver and TE/LB Jonathan Curry.

Oregon City Pioneers: The Pioneers have played four non-league games against Westview, Franklin, McMinnville and Century. They beat both Franklin and Century, falling short to Westview and McMinnville. They lost their first league game to Lakeridge, 8-41. A few valuable players are WR/DB Joey Shaw, WR/DB Cade Heitschmidt and OT/DL Diego Castaneda. 

Tigard Tigers: The Tigers have a non-league record of 2-2 after beating Mountainside 30-13 and Newberg 27-23. They fell short to Sunset and Jesuit early in the season and lost their first league game to Lake Oswego. The Tigers have a lot of talent in WR/CB AJ Perez, WR/S Karson Boschma and TE/OLB Elijah Jackman. 

West Linn Lions: The Lions looked solid during their pre-season debut, securing several wins over Jesuit, North Medford, Sunset and Camas. They fell to Tualatin, but still have a chance to be one of the top teams in the state. Players worth keeping an eye out for are QB/LB Earl Ingle, RB/S Mark Hamper and RT Jake Rams.