BEAVERTON — North Medford proved opportunistic against second-ranked Westview Friday night.
The unranked Black Tornado never trailed until the final seven seconds when Patrick Acosta booted an 18-yard field goal to lift the Wildcats to a 27-24 nonconference football victory.
A 37-yard punt return to the North 18 set up the final kick eight plays later.
The Black Tornado took the opening kickoff and drove from its 33 to inside the Wildcat 20, then had to settle for Alex Russell's 36-yard field goal.
Andrew Jones finished off a five-play, 44-yard drive with a 12-yard touchdown run to put the Black Tornado up 10-0 with 8:52 left in the second quarter.
Westview (4-0) turned a 67-yard kickoff return into a 34-yard field goal by Acosta. Then Wildcat quarterback Josh Hill capped a 10-play, 82-yard drive with a 6-yard TD run on a broken play just 30 seconds before halftime. A key play on the drive was a 44-yard pass completion on third down. The extra-point kick went wide and North led 10-9 at halftime.
Senior running back Quinton Walker, a transfer from Phoenix, accounted for North's next two TDs. Walker scooped up a fumbled punt and dashed 47 yards for a touchdown to put North ahead 17-9 with 7:11 remaining in the third quarter.
Westview tied the score 17-all on David Aguilar's 16-yard run and 2-point conversion run.
North Medford (1-2) answered right back on Walker's 78-yard kickoff return for a touchdown.
Then Westview put together a time-consuming eight-play, 75-yard scoring drive to pull even at 24-all with 10 minutes left in the game.
The winning field goal came on a fourth down play inside the North 1-yard line.
The Black Tornado held Westview to just 25 yards rushing in the opening half, but the Wildcats got their ground game going after intermission.
North Medford, which accounted for most of its yards on its first two drives, finished with 122 yards in offense. The Black Tornado did have 193 return yards.
Westview finished with 277 total yards.
GRANTS PASS 34, MARSHFIELD 2 — At Coos Bay, a tough Grants Pass defense kept Marshfield in negative rushing yards as the Cavemen ran away with a nonleague win.
Buddy Saxon made seven receptions for 71 yards and three touchdowns while Chris Bowen led in rushing with 78 yards on 15 carries.
Quarterback Zach Morgan completed 15 of 22 passes for 194 yards and three touchdown passes for the Cavemen (4-0).
ROSEBURG 35, MCMINNVILLE 0 — At Roseburg, Roseburg quarterback Jake Johnson threw 22-for-27 for 351 yards and five touchdowns — three to Gideon Sharp — as the Indians routed McMinnville.
Johnson connected with Sharp on a 50-yard and a 5-yard touchdown strike in the second quarter for a 14-0 lead.
Sharp hauled in eight passes for 130 yards and hooked up with Johnson in the end zone again in the fourth quarter.
Derek Priestley had four receptions for 81 yards for the Indians (2-1), who managed only 56 yards rushing.
McMinnville 0 0 0 0 —0
Roseburg 0 21 7 7 —35
R — Sharp 50 pass from Ja. Johnson (Walker kick)
R — Sharp 5 pass from Ja. Johnson (Walker kick)
R — McGinnis 15 pass from Ja. Johnson (Walker kick)
R — Davis 20 pass from Ja. Johnson (Walker kick)
R — Sharp 17 pass from Ja. Johnson (Walker kick)
SHELDON 41, THURSTON 13 — At Springfield, Jordan Johnson passed for 213 yards and two touchdowns and Zach Todd ran for 180 yards and scores of 70 and 42 yards as the Irish rolled to the nonconference win.
Seventh-ranked Sheldon is 3-1.
Sheldon 0 21 13 7 —41
Thurston 6 0 7 0 —13
T — Wymore 4 pass from Pearson (kick failed)
S — Todd 70 run (Campbell kick)
S — Todd 42 run (Campbell kick)
S — Baker 1 run (Campbell kick)
S — Stewart 55 pass from Johnson (kick failed)
T — Newman 7 run (Wymore kick)
S — Baker 1 run (Campbell kick)
S — Yakovich 10 pass from Johnson (Campbell kick)
SOUTH EUGENE 34, CHURCHILL 17— At Eugene, Boseko Lokombo rushed for 210 yards and scored two touchdowns to help South Eugene beat Churchill in a cross-town matchup.
Quarterback Dustin Haines completed 13 of 18 passes for 146 yards and three touchdowns for the Axemen (4-0).
South Eugene 0 14 6 14 —34
Churchill 0 14 3 0 —17
C — Hoffman 29 pass from Ostrander (Reyna kick)
C —Ostrander 5 run (Reyna kick)
SE — Lokombo 11 run (Labrada kick)
SE — Coleman 23 pass from Haines (Labrada kick)
SE — Coleman 13 pass from Haines (kick failed)
C — FG Reyna 27
SE — Lokombo 6 run (Labrada kick)
SE — Goode 17 pass from Haines (Labrada kick)