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Former Ducks QB Darron Thomas back on the gridiron at Jefferson High School

Former Ducks QB Darron Thomas back on the gridiron at Jefferson High School

The outstanding, Rose Bowl winning, National Title contending quarterback is back on the gridiron. 

On Tuesday, Darron Thomas was hired to the coaching staff of the Jefferson High School Democrats football team. Located in north Portland, Oregon, Thomas will be Run Game Coordinator and Strength & Conditioning coach.

JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL:

The Democrats football program has a history of excellence: Heisman Trophy Winner; No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft; A member in the NFL Hall of Fame. But the Demos are going through quite the coaching turnover as of recent news.

The same day, the Demos also hired former Oregon Ducks DB Dominique Harrison as the new DB coach. 

Also, Houston Lillard (Damian Lillard's brother):

AT OREGON:

Just a freshman prodigy from Houston, Texas, Thomas arrived in Eugene, Oregon in 2008 in what would be one heck of a collegiate career for the Ducks. In 2011, he lead the Ducks his Junior season to a 45-38 Rose Bowl victory over Wisconsin earning Oregon it’s first National Championship appearance in the school’s history. 

Thomas and Harrison join Keanon Lowe (Parkrose High School) as other former Oregon Ducks to coach in the greater Portland High School scene. 

Jefferson turns it on late, beats Grant to move on to the semi-finals

Jefferson turns it on late, beats Grant to move on to the semi-finals

The heavily favored Jefferson Democrats took care of business Wednesday afternoon, beating the Grant Generals, 77-61.

For the fourth time this season these two league foes battled it out, and for the fourth time the Democrats came out victorious.

Grant came out strong, picking up the early lead, but by the end of the first quarter the Generals trailed by three. From there on out it was all Jefferson.

The Democrats outscored the Generals 35-28 in the first half, and held the big 56-42 lead at the start of the final quarter.

Grant would try to put a run together, but it was just too little, too late. In the end, Jefferson proved why they are the No.1 seed in the tournament and a favorite to win it all.  Their athleticism and depth was just too much for Grant to handle.

Final Score: Jefferson 77 – Grant 61

Jefferson moves on to the semi-finals and will face the winner for Westview – Beaverton.

TOP PERFORMERS:

JEFFERSON:

Points: Geno West, 17

Rebounds: Kamaka Hepa, 9

Assists: Geno West and Marcus Tsohonis, 3 each

GRANT:

Points: Aaron Deloney, 16

Rebounds: Damon Hickok, 8

Assists: Aaron Deloney, 2