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Cavaliers ride roughshod over Mustangs

Milwaukie goes down 48-7 at Clackamas
by: ROLAND SIMMONS, Clackamas senior Brad Wagner (24) rushed 20 times for 187 yards and two touchdowns in Friday night's 48-7 rout of Milwaukie.

CLACKAMAS - The Clackamas Cavaliers took no prisoners in a Friday night grid mismatch with Milwaukie, as they upended the visiting Mustangs 48-7.

Except for a 39-yard touchdown run by Sean Scott late in the first quarter, the Mustangs never threatened against the Cavaliers' first-string defense.

'They're not the team they were last year, but we didn't play very well tonight,' said Milwaukie senior running back Mike Collazo.

Collazo had only 34 yards rushing on the night.

'We played a complete game tonight,' said Clackamas senior co-captain Robert Young. 'It was a team win. The defense made the stops and the offense made the plays all night long. It was our most complete game so far.'

'We played well on both sides of the ball tonight,' said Cavalier junior quarterback Ryan Cook. 'The offensive line protected great and the defensive line put a lot of pressure on.'

The Cavaliers rolled to a 28-7 lead by the midpoint of the second period and never looked back.

Cook had a great night for Clackamas, hooking up with seven different receivers to complete 15-of-20 passes for 194 yards and four touchdowns.

And Cavalier senior running back Brad Wagner shared the load, picking up 187 yards and scoring two touchdowns on 20 carries.

Cook's main targets were juniors Greg Inahara and Kylle Walkoski. Inahara hauled in five passes for 73 yards and two touchdowns; Walkoski made four catches for 73 yards and two touchdowns.

Clackamas coach Joe Bushman had good news for Cavalier fans.

'It looks like we're going to have Ricky Cookman back next week,' said Bushman. 'I think having Ricky out's made us stronger, because we've gotten more guys experienced. I think it's going to make us tougher down the road.'

Cookman, who made 22 catches for 331 yards in Clackamas' first two games, has missed the last three games because of a broken collarbone.

The Cavaliers (3-2, 1-1) face a stiffer test this Thursday, when they entertain Lakeridge.

'They're one of the better teams in the league,' said Robert Young. 'They've got a great offense with the Young brothers. The key's going to be stopping Zach and Taylor Young.'

Paul Hubbard was one of the few bright spots for Milwaukie at Clackamas. The senior kicking specialist had a 66-yard punt that soared nearly the entire distance in the air.

Pride will be on the line for the Mustangs (0-5, 0-2) next Thursday, when they entertain Oregon City. Both teams are winless on the season.