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September 21 2021 5A football coaches poll

OSAAtoday presents its 2021 statewide 5A football poll following the conclusion of Week 3. 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

1. Thurston (6) [3] 1-0 93

2. West Albany (3) [1] 3-0 90

3. Wilsonville (1) [2] 3-0 85

4. Silverton [3] 2-1 71

5. Canby [5] 2-1 55

6. Hood River Valley [7] 3-0 41

7. Pendleton / Griswold / Nixyaawii [8] 2-1 34

8. Dallas [6] 1-2 23

9. Scappoose [10] 2-1 15

10. Lebanon [nr] 1-2 8

Dropped out:

Former No. 9 South Albany 2-1

First-place votes in parentheses              

Last ranking in brackets

Record listed is what’s posted on

Others receiving significant votes: Crater 2-1 7; Ridgeview 2-1 7

Week 3 highlights: Payton Lambert (three touchdowns) and Kyle Liscom (two touchdowns, 11 tackles) led Pendleton past Putnam 47-6. … Michael Cale threw two touchdown passes – one a 61-yard strike to freshman Tyler Hart-McNally – as West Albany held off Dallas 21-9. … Braydon Burton rushed for 193 yards and three touchdowns to lead Lebanon past Central 32-21. Kohler Hernandez rushed for 171 yards and three scores for Central. … Jordan McCarty ran and passed for touchdowns to lead Silverton past South Albany 14-2. ... Luke McNabb threw three touchdown passes to Colin Stoddard to lead Scappoose to a 35-6 win over Forest Grove. ... Hood River Valley improved to 3-0 for the first time since 2003 by outlasting Ridgeview 27-26 in overtime. Trenton Hughes threw three touchdown passes to Mason Spellecy, ran for a score, and broke up a potential game-winning two-point pass in overtime. Spellecy had two interceptions. ... Canby brushed off North Salem 42-13 as Mikey Gibson threw three touchdown passes and Bryce Oliver ran for two scores.