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Posted On: 09/19/20 7:37 PM

Look for a much more extensive breakdown of each team as the season gets closer. Here is a glimpse of what I would project as the state’s top (15) 6A teams heading into the year. As of right now I have West Linn and Mountainside as a clear-cut top two.

 

 1. West Linn- Unquestioned #1 team heading into the season. Especially with Coach Chris Miller returning. One of the deepest teams in the Northwest. The Lions could win 3 or 4 state titles in the next 5 years
 2. Mountainside- Junior QB Brian MannionBrianMannion6'2" | QBMountainside | 2022StateOR is the real deal, and he has conference POY candidates all around him with the likes of Andrew SimpsonAndrewSimpson6'1" | DBMountainside | 2021StateOR, EJ BroussardEJBroussard5'11" | RBMountainside | 2021StateOR, and Justin HughesJustinHughes5'9" | DBMountainside | 2021OR. The Mavericks are another team who will consistently be in the state title hunt every year for the forseeable future.
3.  Jesuit- The Crusaders lose a solid group but return two of the state’s top lineman in Charlie PickardCharliePickard6'5" | OLJesuit | 2021StateOR and Declan QuillinDeclanQuillin6'3" | OLJesuit | 2021StateOR. Look for a talented group of Junior skill kids, led by 2022 QB Tatum LewisTatumLewis6'1" | QBJesuit | 2022StateOR, to help propel the traditional Metro power into

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