• James Townsend

Portland Football tops Montague in Regular Season Finale


Portland High School hosted defending Division 6 state champion Montague on Friday night for both teams’ final games of the regular season.


After exchanging interceptions in their first possessions, Portland would get on the scoreboard first on a 14-yard touchdown run by senior quarterback Haden Getchell. Senior kicker Madison Luxmore would nail the extra point and the Raiders were up to an early 7-0 lead.


After the Raider defense forced Montague to turn the ball over on downs at the Portland 33, Portland would drive the ball down the field and strike again. This time on a two-yard touchdown run by senior running back Reis Phillips. Luxmore’s point after was good and Portland extended their lead to 14-0 with 2:40 remaining in the first.


Neither team would score in their next possessions.


Montague would finally get on the scoreboard with 7:09 remaining in the second quarter when senior quarterback Andrew Kooi would run it in from one yard out. Montague failed on the point after and the score was 14-6


The Raiders would score one more time before halftime. With 20 seconds left in the second quarter, Getchell would connect with senior receiver Ethan Patrick on a 33-yard touchdown pass. Luxmore’s point after was good and the Raiders would extend their lead to 21-6.


With 4:07 remaining in the third, Portland senior running back Caden Galey would score on a one-yard touchdown run capping off a 69-yard Portland offensive drive. Luxmore’s extra point made the score 28-6.


Late in the fourth quarter, the Portland offense would begin a drive from their own five. With only 1:41 remaining in the game, Luxmore would sail a 26-yard field goal through the uprights to extend Portland’s lead to 31-6, and ensure a Portland win.


You can watch Head Coach John Novara’s interview with the media in the video below.



Scoring by quarter:

1st – 2nd – 3rd – 4th – Final

Portland 14 - 7 - 7 - 3 = 31

Montague 0 - 6 - 0 - 0 = 6


Portland Rushing Totals:

Caden Galey 10 for 48, 1 TD

Reis Phillips 15 for 68, 1 TD

Drew Miller 10 for 84

Haden Getchell 10 for 106, 1 TD

Trent Trierweiler 4 for 24


Portland Passing Totals:

Haden Getchell 4 for 9, 82 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT


Portland Receiving Totals:

Aiden Marowelli 1 for 23

Ethan Patrick 1 for 33 1 TD

Andrew Maynard 1 for 9

Trent Trierweiler 1 for 17


Portland Defensive Totals:

Branson Goodman 11 tackles

Dalton Becker 11 tackles

Ethan Patrick 7 tackles and one interception


Portland finishes their regular season with a 7-2 record.


The Raiders will likely host a first round playoff game next week. They learn their bracket and first round opponent on Sunday.


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