After taking an extended summer break, Nick's Six Picks are back counting down the top local plays and achievements from the week that was in your local world of sports.
6. Lancer in the Living Room: Churchill's Andrew Bennion comes flying by your feet in the recliner.
5. Billie Goats Gruff: Pleasant Hill celebrated with a new-look home opening win against Creswell, but the Bulldogs' Damian Cook sizzled to a tasty 60-yard touchdown.
4. Get Off Me!: Nothing is getting in the way of Willamette's Bryce York and the endzone against South Eugene.
3. Quack Mamba Strikes: Rack up another all-timer to De'Anthony Thomas' ever-growing highlight real. 4th down, so what? (Any other week this is by far and away #1)
2. Better Believe: Playing for Fred Thompson, the Beavers built the dam on defense and upset 13th ranked Wisconsin in their season opener.
1. Focus, Focus, Hocus, Pocus: Whenever it's possible we like to give the kids the top spot and Willamette's Mitch Crownover grabbed our attention Friday night with our High School Gameday play of the night. His juggling act on the Axemen hasn't forgotten by Sunday. It earns the top pick in Nick's Six Picks.