Sheldon ascends to No. 1 in Oregon football rankings

Aloha’s stunning loss to Grant shook up the top three as a new No. 1 has emerged in Oregon. Sheldon has been the most consistent team in the state with statement wins over West Salem and Jesuit and therefore gets top billing. The Irish have eclipsed the 50-point mark in each contest while the defense has posted a pair of shutouts.

Lake Oswego posted a huge victory over Skyline (Sammamish, Wash.) behind a huge effort from ESPNHS Regional Football Player of the Week Steven Long. The senior racked up 424 yards and scored seven times in the 54-46 shootout.

Aloha falls to No. 3 after dropping a 51-27 contest at Grant, which re-enters the rankings at No. 9. Central Catholic’s loss to No. 4 Jesuit dropped the Rams from the rankings, while Tigard moved up a few spots to No. 7.

Here is how the top three teams fared last week:

1. Sheldon — defeated South Eugene, 56-0 (last week No. 2)

2. Lake Oswego — defeated Skyline, 54-46 (last week No. 3)

3. Aloha — lost to No. 9 Grant, 51-27 (last week No. 1)

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