HILLSBORO — Goalkeeper Teddy Benbow was the star in leading the Philomath High School boys soccer team to a 2-1 victory via penalty kicks in Saturday’s OSAA 4A state championship match over Hidden Valley at Liberty High School.

Benbow, a junior, came up with a big save in the third round of penalty kicks, then netted his own PK attempt to seal the win following 80 minutes of regulation and two 10-minute overtime periods.

The 4A-3 Oregon West Conference Warriors finished the season 17-1-0, their only loss a 3-2 league defeat Oct. 26 at home against Stayton. Philomath received all it could handle during a 3-2 win against Newport/Eddyville Charter at Morrow Field in Newport.

The Mustangs scored early in the second half on a goal by sophomore Mason Klipfel before Philomath senior Mark Grimmer Jr. netted the equalizer with less than seven minutes remaining in regulation.

Nov. 13

Hidden Valley

0 1 0 0 — 1


0 1 0 0 — 2

Philomath wins in third round of PKs


Summit 6, West Linn 0

At Hillsboro, the Summit High School boys soccer team lived up to its top seed Saturday and earned a shutout victory over West Linn in the 6A boys soccer championship final at Hillsboro Stadium.

After falling in the title match in 2018 and ’19, the Strom won to close the season undefeated at 17-0-1 and match the most one-sided win in large-school state title match history. The Storm outscored their opponents 95-11 throughout the season and surrendered only a 2-2 draw against South Salem in its lone non-victory.

The Lions, who finished 15-2-2, played their first boys soccer state championship match in school history after knocking off No. 3-seed South Eugene in the quarterfinals and No. 2 seed Jesuit in the semis.

La Salle Prep 5, Corvallis 0

At Hillsboro, senior forward Mizael Harris netted three penalty kick goals in leading the Falcons to the win in the 5A championship match at Hillsboro Stadium.

Kevin Serrano-Maldonado scored twice in the second half for top-seed La Salle, which collected its second consecutive state 5A boys state title.

Corvallis finished the season 12-4-2, with two losses to La Salle Prep.

Catlin Gable 8, Dayton 1

At Hillsboro, Catlin Gable scored its third consecutive 3A/12A/1A state championship with the one-sided victory at Liberty High School.

Catlin Gable, which finished 17-0-0, outscored opponents 111-10 on its way to the school’s 14th boys state soccer championship.

Felipe Rueda and Elijah Widdows each scored three goals for Catlin Gable.

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